The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OCN_Now_2018/Elizabeth%20Podromou%20181003.mp3 Join OCN Now as Dr. Elizabeth Prodroumou discusses what geopolitics are and how it relates to the Orthodox Christian church.  From Ukraine to Turkey to Russia to Greece Dr. Prodroumou describes the role the Orthodox Church plays in regional and international politics.  She also sheds light on the autocephalous...

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Russian Christmas

Russian Christmas

    Merry Christmas!  No, I didn’t sleep in. A majority of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian Calendar, which is December 25th according to the Julian Calendar. I grew up trying to explain “Greek Easter,” (otherwise known as Orthodox Easter or...

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CNN- Plane Shot Down Over Syria

CNN- Plane Shot Down Over Syria

  The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights, and stand against Christian persecution. You have our resounding commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and an active participant to helping all in need   In view...

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Tour Orthodoxy

Tour Orthodoxy

The Orthodox Christian Network has established the Digital Disciple Scholars Program on the campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.  The purpose is to begin training our ministry leaders to use multi-media resources to spread the Gospel.  Students will be trained to promote current issues related to the Orthodox Faith,...

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Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

ASIA NEWS by Marta Allevato Moscow (AsiaNews) – In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived its strategic alliance with Beijing, a step that includes the Church. Indeed, for the first time in 60 years, the People’s Republic of China has...

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015).   Dear members of the faculty, students and guests of the university! I have been...

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Patriarch Kirill: Pan-Orthodox Council Should Show the Unity of Orthodoxy to the World

Patriarch Kirill: Pan-Orthodox Council Should Show the Unity of Orthodoxy to the World

Patriarchal Press Service — On February 2, 2015, addressing the Bishops’ Conference, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, spoke about the process of preparations for a Pan-Orthodox Council to take place in 2016 in Constantinople. He reminded the bishops of the stance expressed by the Russian Orthodox...

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Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

“Leviathan,” a Russian film which is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job, has received international critical acclaim, winning the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film on January 11, and receiving a nomination for an Oscar in the “Best Foreign Film” category. The movie also garnered the prestigious Best...

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An Award-Winning Russian Animated Film about Christmas

An Award-Winning Russian Animated Film about Christmas

Mikhail Aldashin, a Russian filmmaker, produced “Rozhdestvo” (Christmas) in 1996, winning several awards that year at various Russian and international festivals. Set to the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, the film is an otherwise silent portrayal of the Christmas story, told with child-like simplicity and occasional fantastical whimsy....

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Orthodox Christians Prepare to Celebrate Christmas as Bitter Cold Strikes Russia

Orthodox Christians Prepare to Celebrate Christmas as Bitter Cold Strikes Russia

Teeth-chattering weather descended on Russia on Christmas Eve, with temperatures falling to -25C in Moscow and -35C in the remote region of Yakutia, as hundreds of thousands of believers are expected to attend Midnight Liturgy in the capital and elsewhere. Believers in Jerusalem are also getting ready for a rare...

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