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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America New York, NY – On the Saturday of Lazaros, April 11th, at 3:00 pm EST, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will hold a Virtual Town Hall with the Greek Orthodox Faithful of America. This nationwide call-in will be moderated by Journalist Demetria Kalodimos, a trusted voice in Middle Tennessee for over 35 years, where she anchored the evening news at the dominant NBC affiliated station and her investigative and documentary reporting won many of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism. Commenting on the upcoming virtual Town Hall, Archbishop Elpidophoros said: “Especially in this moment,…

Source: Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” ~ Hebrews 12:1 Today, we celebrate St Innocent’s Blessed Feast Day. We understand the challenges we face in our two-fold mission of building homes for families in need and providing a home for the boys of St Innocent Orphanage. Our staff is dedicated and driven. But navigating these new uncharted waters in the…

Source: Citizen-Herald By Joanna Tzouvelis WATERTOWN, MA – Eastern Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on April 19 this year. There are many services leading up to the religious holiday throughout the world which usually draw thousands of people together and raises thousands of dollars for churches. This year, however, for the first time in history, every Greek Orthodox Church in Massachusetts is closed and anyone wishing to participate in one of the services will need to watch it virtually via Facebook or YouTube. The Taxiarchae Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown estimates it will lose approximately $250,000 over the next three months.…

Source: Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church During this pandemic, as we collectively experience the global outbreak and exponential spread of the coronavirus, the Venerable Nikephoros the Leper appeared to someone in Greece and told him: “Tell the people not to be afraid of the virus. And, in the event that someone gets infected, tell them to pray to me and I will help them.”  Rendered at the hands of iconographer, Archimandrite Evsevije (Meandzija), a Serbian post-graduate student at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, this new icon for our times, represents the Theotokos and St.…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Getting to know the Saints who lived, labored and served in America.  Our Neighborhood Saints! This Lenten period, observed in the time of the coronavirus, I am more mindful of prayer and looking inward with family and friends.   My prayer life has brought me to appreciate the Orthodox Christian Laity feature on its web site entitled Getting to Know our Orthodox Christian Saints who Lived, Labored and Served in America.   For some reason, I have found solace in the lives of the saints that knew us directly and labored in our neighborhoods throughout the United States. …

Source: MYSTAGOGY On Friday 27 March into Saturday 28 March the monks of Mount Athos, in every monastery, skete and cell, held an all-night vigil against the pandemic of the coronavirus. The vigil was dedicated to the Panagia, who is the protectress of the Holy Mountain, as well as the Holy Hieromartyr Haralambos, who is noted especially for his miracles in vanquishing plagues and epidemics, including an epidemic that once infected the monks of the Holy Mountain and which he was responsible for dispelling. In all the monasteries, during Matins, a special canon to the Holy Trinity for deliverance from…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Bishops of the Holy Orthodox Church love their flocks and ever strive to lead them to well-watered and rich pastures. They care for them, body and soul. In so doing, they are following their Master Christ who not only “cast out unclean spirits,” but also healed “all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” (Matthew 10:1). In the Gospels, we see that Christ sometimes treated the soul first and the body second; at other times, the body first and the soul second. In the presence of…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA ]  We are all experiencing and dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak in our own ways. Some of us were able to attend services in person this weekend. Some of us were not. Many of our clergy have quickly become versed in live-streaming Divine Services online, and some parishes and youth groups have begun on-line prayer groups and inspirational talks. We are all looking for ways to help our neighbor, ways to cope, and ways to retain some sense of normalcy in our lives. During this time our web team will be doubling…

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