“Be the Bee” is Coming to a City Near You!

“Be the Bee” is Coming to a City Near You!

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Be the Bee Retreats The Y2AM is hitting the road, bringing the experience of...

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Learn about the Icon of St. Jude – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Learn about the Icon of St. Jude – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Learn about the Icon...

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Daily Devotion: God Desires Joy

Daily Devotion: God Desires Joy

  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:10-11  Good morning...

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Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Andrew

Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Andrew

Today we commemorate Saint Andrew, the First-Called of the Apostles. “Let us praise the namesake of bravery, the divinely eloquent and first to be called of the Disciples of Christ, the kinsman of Peter. As he called out to him in days of old, so now he calls to us,...

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Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Luke

O friends of martyrs, now divinely raise up a renewed chorus, praising the all-wise Katherine. For, she proclaimed Christ in the arena, trampled on the serpent, and spat upon the knowledge of the orators. Kontakion in the Second Tone —————————————-­————————————– Saints and Feast Days The Holy and Great Martyr Katherine...

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The Beauty of Orthodox Christian Faith

The Beauty of Orthodox Christian Faith

The Psalmist proclaims: “O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him,” (Psalm 96:9). The beauty of holiness, and the awe we experience when standing before God, is evident in the YouTube video embedded above. My kids especially love the latter...

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Divine Liturgy: Apostle Matthew

Divine Liturgy: Apostle Matthew

On this Sunday, we commemorate Apostle Matthew. When thou didst cast away the publican’s balance and wast united to the yoke of uprightness, then didst thou prove a merchant of great excellence, one that gathered in the wealth of the wisdom of Heaven; for this cause, the word of truth...

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Divine Liturgy on the Seventh Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the Seventh Sunday of Luke

O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, “Glory to Christ who glorified you; glory...

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Universal Language of Beauty

Universal Language of Beauty

In the old village of Kanda, Georgia, six people enter an unfinished Orthodox Church to sing the Trisagion hymn. Their voices rise up in Georgian and Aramaic as a foreshadowing of what will take place when the Church is finished. Regardless of whether or not you can understand these languages,...

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Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, October 26, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios served the Divine Liturgy at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale. On this day, St. Demetrios, the patron of the church, is honored. God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church...

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