New Link added to Web Links Page: Dynamic Horologion & Psalter

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Go here and scroll down to Dynamic Horologion & Psalter.         … [Read more...]

Archbishop Anastasios to Receive an “Honorary Doctorate” from Fordham University

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Source: OCP Media Network / Fordham University Fordham University in New York City, America, will confer an Honorary “Doctorate of Humane Letters” on the Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, Anastasios. The official ceremony of the conferral of the “Honorary Doctorate” will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, at the University’s “Rose Hill Campus” near the botanical gardens of this great Metropolis. During the ceremony, His Beatitude, Archbishop Anastasios will offer a … [Read more...]

Annapolis College Ministry Newsletter

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Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 19, 2014: Archpastoral Message of Metropolitan Tikhon

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Source: Orthodox Church in America To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: Dearly beloved, I greet each of you with the love offered us by our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on this Sunday dedicated to the sanctity of life. Having just celebrated the glorious feasts of the Nativity and the Theophany of Christ, we have been given a unique perspective from which to reflect on the meaning of our life as baptized Orthodox … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox begin building church on banks of the River Seine

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Source: Reuters BY ASTRID WENDLANDT Paris (Reuters) - Russia has begun building what is likely to be one of its most high-profile Orthodox churches abroad on the banks of the River Seine in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower. The church, to be built in limestone and glass, topped off by traditional Russian golden domes, reflects the resurgence of Russian Orthodoxy - the world's second-largest Christian church - since the fall of Soviet communism in 1991 and the emergence of new leaders keen … [Read more...]

Church announces the opening of a pastoral marriage, family counseling center

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Center designed to be affordable for the poor and middle class Source: Independent Mail (Anderson, South Carolina) Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church’s pastor is a certified counselor through the Antiochian House of Studies. Upon successful completion of a two-year course that was designed to facilitate a need for greater competency and more skills in dealing with marriage and family needs on a pastoral basis, the V. Rev. David Randolph, pastor of Christ the Saviour Orthodox, was certified … [Read more...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury at the Phanar

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Source: Order of St. Andrew the Apostle - Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Istanbul, Turkey - [Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate] His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Grace the Most Revd and Rt Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury met at the Phanar, Istanbul from 13th-14th January, 2014, for their first meeting since the Most Revd Justin Welby was enthroned as the Archbishop of Canterbury about one year ago. The meeting took place in an atmosphere of … [Read more...]

Healing the Hidden Wounds of War in Syria

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Source: International Orthodox Christian Charities Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Joumana will never forget the day she, her husband and two children abandoned their home in the war-torn Syrian city of Homs. "The situation was getting worse and worse each day, but we didn't want to leave our neighborhood," Joumana recalled. The need to flee came suddenly when they witnessed her mother-in-law killed right before them. After a hasty burial, they left for Damascus with few possessions. The horrifying … [Read more...]

Acton Institute Launches Book Series in Orthodox Christian Social Thought

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Source: Acton Institute GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (January 14, 2014) – Rooted in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church and its teaching on the relationship between God, humanity, and all creation, Fr. Michael Butler and Prof. Andrew Morriss offer a new contribution to Orthodox environmental theology. Creation and the Heart of Man is the first monograph in a new series of Orthodox Christian Social Thought from the Acton Institute. Too often policy recommendations from theologians and Church … [Read more...]

AK-47 designer Kalashnikov wrote penitent letter

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Source: ABC News By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press In a regretful letter penned a few months before his death, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, asked the head of the Russian Orthodox Church if he was to blame for the deaths of those killed by his weapon. The Russian daily Izvestia on Monday published the letter, in which Kalashnikov, who died last month at 94, told Patriarch Kirill that he kept asking himself if he was responsible. The AK-47 is the … [Read more...]