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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“The Eyes of a Child”

“The Eyes of a Child”

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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IOCC Relief Reaches Children Displaced by Ukraine Conflict

IOCC Relief Reaches Children Displaced by Ukraine Conflict

October 2, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of the Ukraine conflict’s most vulnerable victims with emergency food assistance for 900 children under age three living in areas directly affected by the violence in Eastern Ukraine. Nearly two years of armed conflict...

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Conflict and Faith

Conflict and Faith

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl110814wv.mp3 Listen Now. 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...

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Limping to Orthodoxy

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!” moments. It was, and is, a pretty routine, uneventful process. I was born in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, in December 1957....

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Maslenitsa: An Orthodox Mardi Gras…With Snowball Fights

Maslenitsa: An Orthodox Mardi Gras…With Snowball Fights

Maslenitsa, sometimes called Butter Week, Crepe Week, or Cheesefare Week (i.e. the week we say goodbye to cheese), is a very popular religious and folk holiday for Orthodox Christians in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other nearby areas. It’s similar to Mardi Gras or Carnival, in so far as it is...

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WorldCrunch: High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

WorldCrunch: High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

Editor’s Note: As noted in an earlier post, the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has died. Given the current political realities, there is considerable tension over the question of his successor. However, this piece provides a valuable overview, from one writer’s perspective and with input from informed sources, of the ecclesial...

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Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev. Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014.  Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church...

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Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

We recently shared beautiful photographs taken by the monks of the Valaam Monastery and stories of the spiritual pilgrimages made to this special place. Here we see an example of other work ongoing at the Monastery. Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Valaam Metochion...

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World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

The Metropolitan of Kiev, who is the head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, has died at the age of 78. May his memory be eternal! World Bulletin reports: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir Died Age 78 World Bulletin: News Desk The head of Ukraine’s Orthodox...

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