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‘Hate speech and Orthodox Church in Ukraine’

‘Hate speech and Orthodox Church in Ukraine

Watch now  Andriy Us’ speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...
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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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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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Saint Paraskevi from Epivates, the Patron Saint of the Balkans

Saint Paraskevi from Epivates, the Patron Saint of the Balkans

Blessed Paraskevi. The fragrant blossom of the desert “God is marvellous in His saints” are the words of the Prophet of God (Ps. 67, 35). He’s wonderful in the whole of creation, in all the other creatures, magnificent in people, as His most accomplished creation, but most wonderful and best...
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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

Metropolitan Nectarios of Argolis   If you ever find yourself on the Holy Mountain or in other old churches, you will notice that many of them are painted red. If you ask the monks, they will tell you that the colour symbolizes the blood of Christ and His saints. It...
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Homily for Sts. Cyril and Methodius, illuminators of the Slavs

Homily for Sts. Cyril and Methodius, illuminators of the Slavs

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Wonderful is the missionary work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who are commemorated together on May 11th.  Their mission was spread over a vast area of central Europe, which consists of what is now the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Ukraine.  Their...
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What does God want from YOU?

What does God want from YOU?

Do you ever think about what you want from God? It’s good to pray to God and ask Him for health, for strength, to help you be better at things. But did you ever wonder what God wants from YOU? Today is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee—You...
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14,000 Innocent Children: Christmas Has a Cost

14,000 Innocent Children: Christmas Has a Cost

Christmas can be too comfortable sometimes.  As the Nativity Season unfolds, churches are celebrating the birth of Christ.   Gifts are being shared, kitchens are busy preparing traditional foods, and retreat speakers have returned home from their visits to parishes. While all these events may be well intentioned, they frequently point...
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What did God prepare for us?

What did God prepare for us?

What is the best reward you’ve ever received? A trophy? A bag of candy? A ribbon? A certificate? In today’s Gospel, you will hear about the reward God wants to give each one of us. Did you know that God wants us to take care of each other? He wants...
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Jesus’s close friends

Jesus’s close friends

Have you ever told something to your good friends that you didn’t want to tell just everybody? Did you have a toy or a special story that you shared only with your closest friends? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about two special miracles that our Lord Jesus Christ did...
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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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