Understanding and Living Our Faith: Spiritual Reflections on 30 Under Thirty

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Spiritual Reflections on 30 Under Thirty

“As God illumines all people equally with the light of the sun, so do those who desire to imitate God let shine an equal ray of love on all people.” (St. Basil the Great) I had the privilege on Saturday, September 9, to attend the first annual 30 Under 30...

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St. Herman Orthodox Youth Conference

St. Herman Orthodox Youth Conference

HERMAN CONFERENCE 2015 Recently 32 young people attended the annual St. Herman Youth Conference near Dallas, Texas, hosted by the ROCOR Youth Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America. The annual St. Herman Youth Conference drew participants from 11 states and two dioceses.     The theme of the...

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Out of Their Comfort Zone

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America in 1767.  Fr. Chris speaks with Polexeni “Polly” Hillier, the director of the St. Photios Shrine, to hear their brave story.  The St. Photios Shrine...

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Youth and Young Adult Conference

Youth and Young Adult Conference

Have you ever participated in an international Youth and Young Adult Conference? This summer​,​ SYNDESMOS​,​ the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth​,​ is hosting their annual conference in Suprasl Academy (AKADEMIA SUPRASKA), Supraśl (Poland). Gather with youth and young adults from around the world on August 24-30​, 2015​. This is a...

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Christos Anesti!

Christos Anesti!

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project comes to you from the Department of Administration in association with Greek Orthodox Telecommunications.   The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund has graciously afforded this wonderful...

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A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

​Christ is Risen! “A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years ago, the youth department of New Gracanica-Midwest Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church officially created its first Winter Youth Retreat, a spiritual retreat for teens. It started...

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This Week in Orthodoxy: Special Lenten Edition

This Week in Orthodoxy: Special Lenten Edition

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. We have a special Lenten Edition of This Week in Orthodoxy. How do you turn the young Orthodox Christian on to the idea of Lent?...

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The Diakonia Center Changes Lives

The Diakonia Center Changes Lives

The Orthodox Christian Network’s headquarters are at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Every year, we watch as kids from the parish visit the Diakonia Center, a camp and retreat facility in South Carolina, and come back to us renewed, energized, and engaged in their Orthodox Christian...

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Are You Failing the Younger Generation?

Are You Failing the Younger Generation?

In this episode of Beauty Will Save The World, Fr. Barnabas Powell shares with us on the theme of “Missions and Evangelism.” What to do about the “problem” of youth leaving the Church? Fr. Barnabas proposes that we should begin with an unexpected solution–personal repentance. For all the ways we...

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