Great Easter Books for Kids

Great Easter Books for Kids

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.    The Easter Story...

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Watch Be the Bee Episode 93 – How to Prepare for Pascha

Watch Be the Bee Episode 93 – How to Prepare for Pascha

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .    Watch Be the Bee Episode #93 – How to Prepare for Pascha Great...

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The Children’s Word: A Happy Lent

The Children’s Word: A Happy Lent

Have you ever done something nice for a friend? Well, of course you have! Maybe you picked out a present for him or her, or sent a card, or helped your friend with something. But did you grumble about it? Did you complain? Probably not. When we do something for...

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The Sunday after Ascension May 24, 2015

The Sunday after Ascension May 24, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine describes how, with the Ascension, we leave the joys and symbols of Pascha behind. So, do we need to wait until next year to experience again the reality and significance of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection? Some people sadly follow that...

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Joy Has Come to All the World

Joy Has Come to All the World

Three weeks have passed since the Paschal celebration​,​ and I am still basking in the afterglow. I look back at the images and videos from the days leading up to Pascha and the great feast itself​,​ and I am filled with such great joy, and no wonder! “For behold, through...

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When Pascha is Everyday!

When Pascha is Everyday!

Xριστὸς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen! Natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, not uncommon in our complex and fallen world, are simultaneously indicative and derivative of our fallen existence. Orthodox soteriology, always cognizant of the imperfect world in which we live, makes insightful references to salvation as man’s restoration to perfect communion...

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Forty Days of Pascha: Christ is Risen!

Forty Days of Pascha: Christ is Risen!

Orthodox Christians greet each other saying “Christ is risen!” during the forty days after our Lord’s resurrection. This is in response to the forty days Christ continued to teach the Apostles until His Ascension. The Ch​u​rch is wonderful in the way She can ebb and flow with feasts and fasts....

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On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection When we celebrate the feast of Pascha, do we simply approach it as recollecting an event that happened 2000 years ago? Is it simply the Church’s version of celebrating an event, like we would celebrate a family birthday or anniversary? What is significant in celebrating the death...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Pope Francis parallels the current persecution...

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The Celebration of the Resurrection at the Vatopedi Monastery

The Celebration of the Resurrection at the Vatopedi Monastery

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Most people will never be able to journey to Mount Athos to experience Pascha there. But if you watch this video, you can see and hear a few moments from the sequence of the Resurrection and Vespers of Love as they are celebrated...

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