Learn About the Icon of The Twelve Apostles – The Art of Belief Series

Learn About the Icon of The Twelve Apostles – The Art of Belief Series

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising...

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ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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Watch PISTEVO & Be Inspired by Iconography

Watch PISTEVO & Be Inspired by Iconography

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO & The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye, New York, the Orthodox Christian Network is embarking on a major initiative to feature iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church over the next several months and years to come. We invite you to watch  PISTEVO...

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Blessing of Five Loaves, Artoclasia

Blessing of Five Loaves, Artoclasia

Are you familiar with the prayer for the blessing of the five loaves, or artoclasia in Greek? You would have seen the service done at the end of Vespers on a major feast day or a parish name day. As a sign of thanksgiving, the five loaves of sweet bread...

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The Mystery of the Eucharist and Life with God

The Mystery of the Eucharist and Life with God

Is bread a worthy offering to Christ towards the Eucharist?  Watch this short video of Fr Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Practical Theology at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, as he explain show we enter into the mystery of a life with God, through the Holy Eucharist.  

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Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

As we prepare for Sunday’s Liturgy here is a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo to remind us of the importance of forgiveness. Before you come to Holy Communion, pay attention to what you say: ‘Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors’. Do you forgive? You’ll be forgiven....

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St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

Are you celebrating the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary? Read some excerpts from St. Gregory Palamas on the Mother of God which reveal why we all love her so much. May we have her prayers and intercessions. With her ascension, the Mother of God joined the...

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor

The Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor

It’s so relaxing to take a family vacation during the summer. We slow down, turn off the alarms and allow the day to go on without us. Yes, this is what vacations are all about. You probably even lost track of the days of the week, puzzled if it was...

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St. Maria of Paris

St. Maria of Paris

She smoked, she liked her beer, she was twice divorced, and her eldest child was born out of wedlock. She left liturgy to answer the door and refused to serve the people she fed the fasting food that she herself, as an Orthodox nun, was supposed to eat. “They share...

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Iconography Project at St. Demetrios- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Iconography Project at St. Demetrios- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

World renowned Byzantine iconographer John Filippakis has been tasked with the iconography of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home of the Orthodox Christian Network. The Iconographer, John (Ioannis) Filippakis was born on March 26, 1951 in Iraklion, a city on the island of Crete, Greece. It...

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THE BUILD- Annunciation Sacramento

THE BUILD- Annunciation Sacramento

After 50 years at their current property, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, California has begun a transformative project to construct a multipurpose activity center, build a new library and better accommodate its 600 families and church organizations. With His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco on hand, Fr. James...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

Read part 2 here E.S.: Silouan would say, of course he was without passion, “If a thought upsets us, we are free to discard this thought and to focus our attention on something else.” He was able to do this; other people, however, are like slaves to passionate thoughts. A.E.:...

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