Finding Strength at Camp

Finding Strength at Camp

​This year, I went to camp for the first time. Knowing I was going to be in a cabin with girls my age and a little older made me a bit nervous, especially because all of my friends from our church were in a different cabin. Being nervous was probably...

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Of the Making of Many Books

Of the Making of Many Books

I’m that grownup. The one who gives the same gift for every occasion: A book. A baptism? Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, or The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton. Unless it’s a grownup being baptized, of course. Then it might be the life of St. Innocent or of...

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Change Your Life: Go to Camp!

Change Your Life: Go to Camp!

I didn’t really know what to expect when I arrived for my first time at the Diakonia Center in rural South Carolina. I had heard from friends at church how amazing camp was, but I was nervous about meeting new people and facing a week away from my family and the comforts of...

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Ebola Vaccine At Last!

Ebola Vaccine At Last!

Good News for Fr. Themi! In April, we posted an interview with Fr. Themi Adamopoulo, the former rock star, now Orthodox mission priest, who has dedicated his life to serving those suffering in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Associated Press recently posted an article stating that a vaccine has been...

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IOCC Farm Project Reaps Food and Earning Power for West Bank Women

IOCC Farm Project Reaps Food and Earning Power for West Bank Women

August 3, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) Four years ago Samira’s husband was killed while farming his land in the West Bank, leaving her with seven children to support, little education and no source of income.  “I was very afraid after the death of my husband, because I was alone,” the 43-year-old...

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St. Tikhon’s Summer Camp

St. Tikhon’s Summer Camp

St. Tikhon’s Summer Camp celebrated its 44th season from July 5-11!  The camp, under the auspices of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, has been held at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery since 1971.  Over 100 campers, plus counselors and staff spent the week in fellowship, education, activities, and celebrating daily...

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Παναγια

Παναγια

Ο Αύγουστος είναι ο μήνας της Παναγίας! Οι χριστιανοί γιορτάζουν την Κοίμηση της με ιδιαίτερη λαμπρότητα σε κάθε σημείο της Ελλάδας. Ο θάνατος της υπερευλογημένης Μητέρας του Θεού είναι ένας θρίαμβος, η κοίμησή της η πιο μεγάλη γιορτή. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. You can find the Orthodox Christian...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

The abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, spoke with Elder Sophrony of blessed memory at the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England on 20 September 1992. From this meeting, one is struck by Elder Sophrony’s spirituality and ascetic vision, and can...

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Do Not Forget Christ, So that He also Remembers You

Do Not Forget Christ, So that He also Remembers You

 By Saint Paisios the Athonite The basis of everything is to keep our minds on God by offering Him our heart, which He desires. When our mind is on God and the heart distances itself from the body, then man does not live on earth anymore, but in Heaven. He...

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Orthodox Fundamentalism

Orthodox Fundamentalism

One of the cornerstones of Orthodox Christianity is its reverence for the great Fathers of the Church who were not only exemplars of holiness but were also the greatest intellectuals of their age.  The writings of men like St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. Maximos the...

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