A New Orthodox Parish in the Turkana Desert

A New Orthodox Parish in the Turkana Desert

It’s not every day you see the Gospel spreading to a totally new area of the world, to a culture and a people who have never even heard the name “Jesus.” That’s precisely what’s been happening in a remote region of Kenya, where the Turkana people live. As His Eminence...

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OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC – In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox,” says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad that it is...

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How to Start a Welcoming Committee at Your Church

How to Start a Welcoming Committee at Your Church

Our church had a strange problem: we had a ton of visitors. Many of them would pop in during the liturgy, and then they were gone in a flash when it was time for coffee hour. “Did you see that new family that came today?” We’d overhear other parishioners asking...

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You Are the Face of Orthodoxy

You Are the Face of Orthodoxy

“So, you’re Christian…What type of Christian are you?” I overheard the conversation of some high-school-aged people sitting next to me. “Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic?” he questioned the girl sitting next to him. “I’m not really anything. I’m just Christian,” she answered back. He forgot to mention “Orthodox Christian,” I thought...

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I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

James Blackstock of the St. Seraphim Prison Ministry in Florida talks about his experience working with inmates in a maximum security prison. Questions include: * Tell us about your experience witnessing the Chrismation of a man who had been on death row for 17 years. * What is your opinion...

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Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

CAPTION: Constantine Triantafilou, IOCC executive director, addresses the members of the Frontline gathered for training in Chicago, IL. He related how the work of the Frontline in the United States is an important part of the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond to human need around the world. photo:...

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A Call to Pilgrimage

A Call to Pilgrimage

My family and I were recently blessed to spend some time in the French Alps. These massive temples of stone and ice could leave the best poet without words, render the greatest orator speechless, and still the most skilled painter’s brush; for no human expression could possibly ever capture their...

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The Saint Herman House of Hospitality

The Saint Herman House of Hospitality

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Paul Finley of Saint Herman House in Cleveland about his ministry there. Paul Finley is the Director of FOCUS Cleveland’s Saint Herman House of Hospitality, a newly acquired non-profit ministry in Cleveland’s Ohio City. This non-profit serves 66,000 meals each year to those in need...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 28, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 28, 2014

Welcome to a special edition of “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Metropolitan Philip Saliba (1931-2014): In Memoriam This week, we’ll be highlighting the life and legacy of His...

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Orthodoxy in South Africa Before and After Apartheid

Orthodoxy in South Africa Before and After Apartheid

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his recent death drew an outpouring of grief all over the world. But few of us know much about the South Africa that he helped to radically change. Wanting to learn more...

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