Monastic Life in Montana

Monastic Life in Montana

Inspired by Orthodox Missions of all kinds, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please...

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Super Role-models for Christ

Fr. Chris speaks of two successful women who left everything to become nuns: Spanish model and actress, Olalla Oliveros and  Colombia’s top models, Amada Rosa Pérez.  Pérez told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, “Being a model means being a benchmark, someone whose beliefs are worthy of being imitated, and I grew tired...

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The Monastic Life: The way of perfection

The Monastic Life: The way of perfection

By Prof. Georgios Mantzaridis With the advent of monasticism, a special way of life appeared in the Church, which however did not  proclaim a new morality. The Church does not have one set of moral rules for the laity and another  for monks, nor does it divide the faithful into classes...

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Athonite Obediences

Athonite Obediences

In Athonite coenobitic monasteries, the obediences are changed between the first and seventh days of the year. They usually last a year or more. This custom comes from the holy fathers, because it’s been passed down from Saint Basil the Great, the organizer of the coenobitic life in Pontos and...

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Men in Black: Video about Orthodox Clergy and Monastic Attire

Men in Black: Video about Orthodox Clergy and Monastic Attire

Why do Orthodox clergy and monastics dress like they do? In this short documentary, Abbot Tryphon explains that the clothing worn by Orthodox clergy and monastics is evangelical in its nature. He says that “As Orthodox, this attire that we wear . . . is a great opportunity.” He recalls...

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