Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

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. Archbishop Iakovos: “Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma” Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos...

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Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’ were opened in a solemn ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The ceremony and the plenary session were led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia....

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App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

Proposals to place an “Eye of Sauron” in the Moscow business district were scuttled after protests from various groups, including the Russian Orthodox Church. But a Russian company called GiveAR has created an app that allows users to see the controversial image for themselves. See the video above for a...

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Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

MOSCOW — Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin made international headlines for his recent comments arguing against an art installation of the “Eye of Sauron” in Moscow. Now, reports are circulating about a new textbook he edited, titled “Russian Language, History and the Foundations of Russian Law.” The book...

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Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius

Among the best known saints in the Orthodox calendar are the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who are remembered for devising the Cyrillic alphabet and thus opening the way for the conversion of all the Slavic peoples to the Christian faith. Like all stories about saints, this encapsulation is only partly...

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Tavener: Svyati

Tavener: Svyati

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) wrote many substantial concert works which explore the spirituality of the Orthodox Church, and he was very concerned with exploring the riches of the Orthodox tradition outside the Church itself. “Svyati” is one such work, built as it is on a liturgical text but intended for...

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A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Several years ago, Orthodox peoples in America were happy to see coverage of our faith on broadcast television when CBS aired a documentary about life on Mt. Athos. Although such mainstream coverage is rare, it is not entirely without precedent. Decades earlier, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, the long-time dean of St....

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Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

A new discovery in space has sparked widespread debate about the origin of life on Earth. While some say the new evidence proves Christianity is wrong about creation, a prominent spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church disagrees. Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church Accepts that Life on Earth May have Come...

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Conflict and Faith

Conflict and Faith

In honor of Veterans Day, Fr. Ernesto shares his insight as a veteran regarding the spiritual concerns for military personnel returning from combat. He also discusses the restrictions and canons for clergy in war time. We also hear a timely interview with Nicolai Petro, a professor of comparative and international politics...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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