Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you. The First Sign at Cana Jesus was with His own mother, the Theotokos, at the...

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The Image of the Turks in the Vitae of the Neomartyrs of the Orthodox Church

The Image of the Turks in the Vitae of the Neomartyrs of the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Elpidoforos (Lambryniades) of Prusa   The image that one nation has for another goes through different levels of the social, cultural, political and-of course-religious life. And this image is not simply formed or imposed by these life-factors, but is also and primarily ex­pressed through them. What I want to...

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And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Listen to this moving conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos and Sandra Anderson about the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.  Sandra has been a long time supporter of the orphanage and shares the history and current work of this unique ministry to abandoned children in and around the Guatemala City area. Next, our guest host...

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Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta: “St Porphyrios, a Great Figure of Orthodoxy”

Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta: “St Porphyrios, a Great Figure of Orthodoxy”

Metropolitan of Atlanta, Alexios, speaks for the great personality of St Porphyrios from Kafsokalyvia. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create...

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Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra: The Experience of Orthodox Church

Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra: The Experience of Orthodox Church

Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra’s Monastery, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks about the Experience of Orthodox Church today.   Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned...

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What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church?

What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church?

Be Transfigured – What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church? With the approaching Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church our “Ask Father” series speaks on the differences, or in this case similarities, between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox...

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Interview With Metropolitan Nikolaos on The Global Financial Crisis

Interview With Metropolitan Nikolaos on The Global Financial Crisis

The global financial crisis has come to affect everyone around the globe in one way or another.  The following article addresses some thoughts from Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogea and Lavreotiki.  The information comes from an interview Metropolitan Nikolaos did with Pemptousia about the economic crisis and how it relates to the...

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VIDEO: What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’

VIDEO: What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’

“Wait . . . you pray to saints?!” I remember someone asking me something similar after my conversion to Orthodoxy. I tried to explain but they were not interested. I can tell you as a former protestant that “prayer to the saints” really freaks some people out—and it’s such a shame!...

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From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation of the spirit within. In doing things that foster wellness, one is more useful for God’s purposes, which follow...

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Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, TN, and after the blaze, the church building itself was virtually unrecognizable. And yet, amid the rubble, something miraculous occurred. We were...

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