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Source: Orthodox Christianity Hieromonk Irenei (Pikovsky) In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the Church tradition, the first Sunday of Great Lent is called the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Sunday of Orthodoxy Even now a special moleben is often celebrated on this day in parish churches—just as it was centuries ago. Singing “Memory eternal”, priests pray for the repose of all those who labored to establish the Orthodox Faith with their words, works, suffering and virtuous life: Orthodox hierarchs, righteous monarchs, warriors who laid down their life for the faith and the motherland, and…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – A striking and pointed message written on one of the mass killer of Chirstchurch’s weapon, has left many with even more questions than they might already have following the senseless and horrific terrorist attack that left 49 people dead and scores more injured. In particular, Brenton Tarrant’s assault weapon had written in white, “Tourkofagos,” meaning “Turk Eater” in English, near the barrel of one of the guns he used to sow death in a peaceful New Zealand suburb. Although the perpetrator of the atrocities is Australian and from TNH’s…

Source: Orthodox Church in AmericaDr. David C. Ford, Professor of Church History at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [STOTS], South Canaan, PA, was among the keynote speakers at the Ninth Annual Symposium of the Eighth Day Institute, held in Wichita, KS. Conducted in conjunction with the celebrated Eighth Day Bookstore, the symposium’s sessions were held at Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in addition to the bookstore. Dr. Ford delivered a plenary presentation titled “An Orthodox Theology of Eros, Sexuality, and Marriage in the Vision of Saint John Chrysostom.” He also led a workshop titled “The Eternality of Marriage.” During the Friday evening banquet, he…

Source: Basilica.ro Published by Iulian Dumitraşcu This Friday, March 15 in Paris, a group will start preparing the international exhibit on Mother Maria Skobtsova, orthodoxie.co reports. The exhibit will be held in August in Rimini, Italy. Following the idea proposed by Ukrainian philosopher Alexander Philonenko, it will be part of the yearly Rimini cultural festival organized by Communion and Liberation (a Roman Catholic movement). Groups of people attracted by Mother Maria have started to meet in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Italy. The French ACER-MJO association received an invitation to create a preparation group, an excellent opportunity to know more about Mother Maria’s work, and also to meet…

Source: Religion News Service (AP) — Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern…

Source: Orthodox Christianity Athens, March 14, 2019 Though cremation was legalized in Greece nearly 13 years ago, the traditionally-Orthodox nation has yet to see its first crematorium, as the movement has faced considerable opposition from the influential Orthodox Church which forbids cremation. However, another significant step in the process towards cremation was taken recently as Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister Giorgios Stathakis signed a decision to allow the construction of the nation’s first crematorium in Athens, reports Keep Talking Greece. Athens Mayor Giorgios Kaminis, who has been committed to building a crematorium in his city since 2014, tweeted that now the…

Source: OINOS Educational Consulting by Frank Marangos, D.Min., Ed.D., FCEP “Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane. I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made.” – Tom Hanks On Saturday, February 23rd, a preacher named Mindar gave an historic speech on the Heart Sutra, a key scripture in Buddhist teaching that offers a path to “overcome all fear, destroy all wrong perceptions, and realize perfect nirvana.” The inspiring sermon was delivered in the 400-year-old Kodaiji Temple in the Japanese city of Kyoto. What made the homily so significant was that it was delivered by the voice of the…

Source: ToBHMA by George Gilson In his address to the Delphi Forum, Elpidoforos insisted that the educational offering must meet the international academic standards of universities regardless of whether the Turkish state recognises the seminary as a university or not. That an issue concerning a religious institution and religious freedom might preoccupy an international economic conference at Delphi might seem a bit unusual to most at first blush. In fact, it is in an odd way perfectly fitting that the place which in ancient Greece was considered the centre or omphalos of the earth – and a place where representatives from the entire…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The search for an experienced, qualified individual to assume the duties of Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, initially announced in November 2018, continues. The successful candidate, who will succeed Melanie Ringa, the current OCA Treasurer, will be directly appointed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon with confirmation by the Holy Synod of Bishops and endorsement by the Metropolitan Council. According to Archpriest Alexander Rentel, OCA Chancellor, “this is a part-time, stipend position, with supervisory responsibility over an experienced Accounting Manager. This position does not have to be local, but the treasurer will be asked…

Source: Voice of America (VOA) / Associated Press FILE – Sex-abuse survivor Peter Isely of the U.S.-founded Ending Clergy Abuse organization, speaks during a twilight vigil prayer near Castle Sant’ Angelo, in Rome, Feb. 21, 2019. Print It has been a wrenching season for three of America’s largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches. There’s rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young people disillusioned by organized religion. “Every denomination is tremendously worried about retaining or attracting young…

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