Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebrated Worldwide

Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebrated Worldwide

Why do we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy on the first Sunday of Lent, what are it’s implications for us today as it had for the 9th century Byzantine Empire? The defeat of Iconoclasm in 843 led to the veneration of icons, the restoration of Icons and the birth of...

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The Gift of Iconography: How Beauty Will Save the World

The Gift of Iconography: How Beauty Will Save the World

In one of his most famous novels, The Idiot, the writer Fyodor Dostoevsky has the hero of the work, Prince Mishkin, tell the depressed and cynical character Hippolite, “Beauty will save the world.” Prince Mishkin, who, like Dostoevsky, had epilepsy, is a sort of Christ-figure who represents the values Dostoevsky...

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The Triumph of Divine Truth

The Triumph of Divine Truth

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   16 March 1997 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are keeping today, as every year at the end of the first week of Lent, the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. And every year we must give thought to...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy at Vatopaidi

Sunday of Orthodoxy at Vatopaidi

Highlights of the Divine Liturgy and Procession with the Holy Icons on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2017, at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of...

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   And today, the heretics are telling us precisely the same thing. They have the nerve to call our icons idols and us idolaters. They have cheek for anything. Let me tell you about an incident that happened recently in a town in Siberia....

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   On the first Sunday of Great Lent, our Holy Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the right belief, which trampled down all the heresies and has since become established for ever. This is why this Sunday is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy....

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Lazarakis explains the importance of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and Icons. Icons teach us three important things that are critical to our salvation. Icons remind us that God became a Man and we see that pictured. Icons teach us that if we devote ourselves, we can become holy like the...

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You Don’t Have to Make it Up

You Don’t Have to Make it Up

Be Transfigured –You Don’t Have to Make it Up It has become very popular to make up your own religion by accepting one belief and rejecting another, or following one practice but inventing a new individual custom to follow. There is a better way. For centuries holy men and women,...

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Proclaiming Orthodoxy in Iconography Proclaims Truth

Proclaiming Orthodoxy in Iconography Proclaims Truth

Listen to our Greek Program… Το θεμέλιο είναι η ορθή πίστη Ο λόγος για τον οποίο η Εκκλησία έχει θεσπίσει αυτή την μεγάλη χαρμόσυνη γιορτή μέσα στο πένθιμο κλίμα της Μεγάλης Τεσσαρακοστής εξετάζεται σ αυτή την εκπομπή. Why We Celebrate the Restoration of Icons During Lent There is a reason...

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Patriarchal Encyclical on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

Patriarchal Encyclical on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

  The Orthodox Church, in this case, recognizes only one authority: the Council of her canonical hierarchs ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No.: 314   PATRIARCHAL AND SYNODICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE CONVOCATION OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH † B A R T H O L O M E...

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