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Saint Paisios died on the feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul according to the Old Calendar, which is certainly no coincidence. Since his death in 1994, word of his name and his reputation have grown globally. St. Paisios is all over the world. In this video a...Read more
A few weeks ago I flew to Houston for a presvytera retreat. We were instructed to wait at the baggage claim for the others and the shuttle bus. I arrived early and it was a pleasure to see my presvytera sisters come around the corner. We got a head start...Read more
Little White Shrine Draws Faithful By: Kristin (Xrisanthi) Giannas TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. To a toddler, the story of Archangel Michael is simple- he fights the dragon at his feet and wins. That’s how Nikki Miceli explains it to her 3-year-old son Anthony, who is battling neuroblastoma, or tumors in his...Read more
There is a famousRead more
miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ, on the island of Lipsi, Greece. This icon, called Panagia tou Harou, depicts the Virgin Mary holding a miniature crucified Christ. The miracle comes from flowers that were offered as thanks to the Virgin Mary in the 1940s. The...
Although I am in Boston finishing a very blessed Lenten book tour with Christina books, my eyes are turned to Jerusalem, and my heart is in my husband’s Palestinian Christian village of Taybeh. However, this year I will see the greatest of allRead more
miracles, the Miracle of the Holy Fire,...
Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks if you’ve ever seen a realRead more
miracle. You may think you haven’t, but what if you have seen one and didn’t realize it? Read the...
Whenever OCN publishes something about St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon, people are amazed at his life and inspired by his witness. Although a Russian saint, his fame has spread throughout the Orthodox world. One reason for St. Luke’s growing international popularity is the regular stream of reports about his wonder-working...Read more
“If you believe in Jesus Christ for your salvation, do you remember what convinced you to do so?” Thus begins this interesting episode of Harmony of Thunder. Fr. David Smith speaks about Scripture andRead more
Miracles, and how Salvation came to us by the Word and was confirmed by God. Posted...
All Orthodox priests in the Slavic tradition wear a cross after their ordination. That is not so among the Antiochians and Greeks. Among them, the cross is awarded to the Archpriest. But, I periodically have the opportunity to be in a Slavic parish (whether OCA or Moscow Patriarchate). When I...Read more
Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis of St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church* in Greenlawn, NY shares his personal experience of a blind man being miraculously healed. Fr. Dimitrios first wrote about theRead more
miracle on his Facebook account several weeks ago. Here, he tells the story of what happened, opens up about the...
Just a few months ago, an icon of Archangel Michael on the island of Rhodes in Greece began weeping. (You can see a video here.) What could this mean? The meaning of aRead more
miracle may seem obvious. Something remarkable happened, and it can only be attributed to God. It’s a...
There are several ways we celebrate major feast days: there is usually a forefeast, the feast day itself, and an afterfeast or apodosis. With the feast of the Dormition, August 15, I know of two major celebrations of miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary which mark the feast and its...Read more