Phronema and Canons

Phronema and Canons

If you are Orthodox long enough, you will hear the term “phronema.” Phronema can have both a positive and a negative meaning. Many sources say that the word is used in Greek in two senses. One definition says: Phronema is a transliteration of Greek word, . . . which...

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Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow on Ecumenism

Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow on Ecumenism

The recent meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem has met with many responses and has led to several very spirited discussions on OCN’s increasingly dynamic Facebook page. Central to these debates is the question of ecumenical relations in general: what should the Orthodox Church’s approach be...

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Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Why was the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew so important? On this week’s edition of “Be the Bee,” Steve Christoforou gives us the short version of what happened between the Catholics and the Orthodox. When did it start? When did the split actually happen? What’s behind the...

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The Moving Icon: Surrealism

The Moving Icon: Surrealism

The latest installment of Moving Icon is titled “Remodeling 20th-century Surrealism into 21st-century Orthodox Surrealism.” We will explore a new art movement that combines Orthodox phronema with mesmerizing imagery. Art we will explore during this episode is displayed below. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox...

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What is a True Friend These Days?

What is a True Friend These Days?

A true friend prays to God for his friends. A true friend cares for the salvation and the souls of his friends. Persuade friends to step away from false paths and stir them to the paths of truth- that is the true and precious friendship. Saint Bishop Nikolaj Lately, as...

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