This Week in Orthodoxy: November 13, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy: November 13, 2015

    Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the some of the stories making headlines this week: Syrian refugees continue to arrive on the shores of Greek Islands Converting...

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Summer Service Pilgrimage to Alaska

Summer Service Pilgrimage to Alaska

    Youth and young adults play a vital role in the life of the Orthodox Church in America.  The OCA’s Department of the Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry works to train clergy, parents, and youth ministers in various aspects of ministry with, to, and by young people. The...

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First World Persecution

First World Persecution

The persecution of Christians and the terrifying War on Christmas rages on in the United States as Starbucks performed an act of unthinkable evil by removing snowflakes and reindeer from their holiday cups. After all, it was these strong Christian symbols which embody the reason for the season! When will...

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Metropolitan Joseph Concludes Saint Raphael Jubilee Year

Metropolitan Joseph Concludes Saint Raphael Jubilee Year

In December 2014, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East inaugurated the jubilee year celebration of the repose of Saint Raphael of Brooklyn. Throughout the year, the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America has commemorated the life of Saint Raphael on numerous occasions, from parish celebrations to the...

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Nativity Devotion, November 15: The Handmaiden

Nativity Devotion, November 15: The Handmaiden

  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit…  (Matthew 1:18)   Good morning Prayer Team! God’s grand plan for our salvation involved...

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Nativity Devotion, November 14: In the Beginning

Nativity Devotion, November 14: In the Beginning

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.  And God said “Let there be light”; and there...

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It’s Too Soon for Christmas!

It’s Too Soon for Christmas!

As we kick-off the Advent season, forty days before Christmas, we are sharing an archived program with Terry Mattingly.  Terry writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Universal Uclick Syndicate and is Senior Fellow for Media and Religion at The King’s College in New York City.  Listen as he and Fr. Chris Metropulos, Founding...

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Nativity Devotion, November 13:  Our Advent Journey Begins 

Nativity Devotion, November 13:  Our Advent Journey Begins 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1   Good morning Prayer Team! We are about to take a journey.  Whether one is a devout Christian or doesn’t know Christ at all, we are all about to take a journey that...

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