Orthodox Monasteries in America

Orthodox Monasteries in America

Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery but didn’t know what to expect or where to go?  With nearly 80 Orthodox monasteries in America, there is a good chance one is within driving distance.  But how do you find one?  Where do you start? An atlas of Orthodox monasteries...

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Bibles & Scriptural Resources for Young Adults

Bibles & Scriptural Resources for Young Adults

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog.  The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.   All items featured...

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Preaching in Hell, Part 2: Shepherd Book’s Mission

Preaching in Hell, Part 2: Shepherd Book’s Mission

In Part One, I proposed that we, as Orthodox Christians, can participate in some popular culture in order to have common ground with our neighbors. In particular, I brought up Father Lantom in the 2015 Netflix series Daredevil and Shepherd Book in the 2002 series Firefly and its spinoffs as...

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St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press Unveils New Liturgical Music Book at All-American Council

St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press Unveils New Liturgical Music Book at All-American Council

At this year’s All-American Council in Atlanta, St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press unveiled a limited pre-release draft edition of its forthcoming publication, A Common Book of Church Hymns: Divine Liturgy, compiled and edited by Benedict Sheehan. This is St. Tikhon’s first major music publication in decades, and perhaps its most comprehensive...

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Hadel Ma’ayeh, A Journey of Love

Hadel Ma’ayeh, A Journey of Love

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jordanian-American and Orthodox poet Hadel Ma’ayeh, about her latest book From the Heart: A Journey of Love. Hadel describes her connection to the famous St. George’s Church in Madabah and how her cultural heritage and Orthodox Faith inspire and inform her writing....

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The Grace of Incorruption: The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

The Grace of Incorruption: The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

As I chanted, the fifth verse struck me like a blow: “Weeping shall endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Although my eyes were brimming with tears, I felt a great joy fill my soul, and I was once more overcome by God’s purpose—by us being placed...

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