Father Stephen Powley to Speak at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC

Father Stephen Powley to Speak at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC will be hosting a Philoptochos Lenten Retreat March 14-15, 2016, featuring Father Stephen Powley.   Fr. Stephen Powley is the priest of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Pueblo, CO.   He served as a Prison Chaplain for almost 26 years until...

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Orthodox News: Syrian Bishops, Prison Ministry, March for Life

Orthodox News: Syrian Bishops, Prison Ministry, March for Life

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 some of the stories making headlines this week. 1000 Days and More, Remembering The Syrian Kidnapped Bishops of Aleppo State of Florida court says, Religious...

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Remembering Those in Prison

Remembering Those in Prison

    Do you have your list ready?  Which one?  Perhaps you have a list of things to pack, things to gift, things to bake or things to clean.  We all have a list this time of year.  It’s a busy season. Any why do we busy ourselves so frantically? ...

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Throwback Thursday: Living the Beatitudes

Throwback Thursday: Living the Beatitudes

In today’s Throwback Thursday, we go back to 2012 and listen to Fr. Chris speak with Fr. Stephen Powley regarding prison ministry.  Fr. Stephen went to those incarcerated and brought the light of Christ to some of the most violent inmates.  What an inspirational story!  For more information on prison...

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NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos has taken advantage of a quirk in the Greek justice system which enables people jailed for minor offenses to walk free by paying off a fine. The rule only...

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Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

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. Segment 1: News from Around the Globe Meriam Ibrahim Freed, Then Detained Leaving Country In News from around the Globe this week, our top story...

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I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

James Blackstock of the St. Seraphim Prison Ministry in Florida talks about his experience working with inmates in a maximum security prison. Questions include: * Tell us about your experience witnessing the Chrismation of a man who had been on death row for 17 years. * What is your opinion...

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Blessings Beyond Bars

Blessings Beyond Bars

The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) has recently launched its first Lenten Youth Project, Blessings Beyond Bars, which engages children and young adults to learn about prison ministry. OCPM provides an interactive lesson plan, hands-on craft activity and fundraising ideas for youth. The lesson plan can be done with youth...

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OCN Hero 2013: Kenneth Kidd

OCN Hero 2013: Kenneth Kidd

We are honored to share with you a letter we received from Kenneth Kidd, recipient of the OCN Hero award for 2013.

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An Open Heart

An Open Heart

On Our Life in Christ and in America, Host Bill Hinkle speaks with Fr. John Kowalczyk about his decades of work in prison ministry. Fr. John discusses the importance of having an open heart and of being prepared to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of your...

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