IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions. Many live in shelled out buildings with no...

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The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

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 tells about the people who were part of Jesus’ family when He was born here on earth. You can also learn something special about the people...

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Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: Raise Children With Family Prayer

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: Raise Children With Family Prayer

In a recent sermon, His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia emphasized the importance of attending church as a family and praying together every evening. The Patriarch said: Today I want to talk to you of the significance of the Church in our lives. The Church is the gateway to...

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Protecting Your Children Online

Protecting Your Children Online

With Christmas coming and door-buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree.  Before you sign that contract, listen to this insightful interview with Kathryn Bocanegra as she talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and pressures of the internet...

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Georgian Patriarch: We Give Our Children Everything But Don’t Think About Teaching The True Religion

Georgian Patriarch: We Give Our Children Everything But Don’t Think About Teaching The True Religion

In a recent sermon preached at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, His Holiness Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, emphasized that only spiritual renewal will bring about societal change for the better. Problems such as domestic violence and juvenile delinquency represent a spiritual crisis in family life. “Recently, the government,...

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Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL

Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago was established in 1882. At the time, it was called St. Vladimir’s. At the turn of the 20th century, the current cathedral building was designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan and built under the guidance of St. John of Chicago and St. Tikhon, Patriarch of...

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Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, author of several popular books on Orthodox Christian faith and life, has offered his thoughts after observing the Roman Catholic Church’s recently concluded Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The synod discussed, among other things, topics related to the family, receiving wide-spread media coverage throughout...

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When God Says No….and My Mother’s Death

When God Says No….and My Mother’s Death

The past year or so has given me many occasions to prove my faith. It has been difficult at times, but I held on. I gave my worries over to God. I asked Him to help me carry these burdens. I held onto the hope that things would improve, and...

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It’s All About Family

It’s All About Family

When you were baptized and chrismated into the Church, you became a child of God. Our God is the only God who allows His people to call Him Father, and He has given us a Mother, the Church, to guide, protect, and comfort us as we grow, perfecting holiness as...

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Parenting a Child with Autism

Parenting a Child with Autism

Steven Yates speaks with Fr. Chris this week about his experience as the parent of a child with autism. Hear about the whole family’s journey as they worked to help their son reach his full potential. We hear also from Dr. David Ford about St. Elizabeth the New Martyr. __________________________________________...

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