Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [DCE] The Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America recently made available three activities for the approaching Great Feast of Pentecost. The activities are designed for grades four through six, seven and eight, and nine through twelve. They are based on events and experiences recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, which relates the story of the early years of the Church during and after Pentecost. The activities … [Read more...]
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Source: The National Herald BY STEVE FRANGOS I first learned of Father Raphael Morgan in quite a roundabout manner. His fascinating personal journey and the legacy he has left to Eastern Orthodoxy across the planet is singular, to say the least. This is no simple tale. So, I will just begin with my discovery of this totally unique individual and then trace it all back to what has been reported on Morgan’s life and works. It was while in graduate school that I kept hearing about the … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Two ways to become a subscriber and receive a Daily Digest of articles from ocl.org: 1) There's a pop-up at the bottom right side of the home page that says: "Join our UserBase". Just enter your email address, press the green Submit button, and a daily digest of articles will be sent to you. 2) Another option is to sign up at the end of any article on ocl.org. There's a field that says "Enter email address...", then click the "Subscribe" … [Read more...]
Source: Greek Reporter - USA by Anastasios Papapostolou The Baltimore Council of Orthodox Churches sent a statement to the city of Baltimore condemning violence, but “encouraging the faithful, and all Baltimore citizens, to engage their constitutional rights and to follow their conscience in regard to participation in lawful and peaceful assemblies addressing perceived injustice, inequity, or concerns and grievances with the status quo.” The Annunciation Cathedral faithful gathered for … [Read more...]
Video Covering the March for Marriage in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2015, focusing on the Orthodox Christian Witness
Source: Crown Them with Glory A video covering the March For Marriage in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2015, featuring Fr. Johannes Jacobse who addressed the marchers, eloquently speaking the truth in love. … [Read more...]
Source: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America A photo gallery from the funeral of Archimandrite Roman (Braga) is now posted. CLICK HERE. … [Read more...]
Source: Vestnik Kavkaza Not long ago, Pope Francis called on Catholics to participate in politics, calling it “one of the highest forms of love, as its aim is taking care of the global welfare.” According to katolik.ru, the Pope also stressed that participation in politics was a kind of martyrdom, as it demanded faithfulness to the ideal of the global welfare and bearing a heavy cross of disappointments and sins. “Can a Catholic be involved in politics? Of course, he should do it. Should a … [Read more...]
Free Colloquium: Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism – Ideas and Action in the Contemporary World
Source: Humanitarianism.goarch.org REGISTER AT: bit.ly/1CEsiQT There is still time to register for the conference. For those who cannot attend, you can watch the conference live on the website (http://humanitarianism.goarch.org/live). The website also has the list of speakers. This is going to be a pan-Orthodox and ecumenical colloquium that features some of the biggest names in the field. … [Read more...]
Source: Archbishop Cranmer “Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa.” That wasn’t quite how the prayer was rendered in Westminster Abbey during the service of commemoration and thanksgiving marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign – a bloody and disease-ridden battle of attrition during the First World War, which helped to forge the national identities of both Australia and New Zealand (not to mention the rise … [Read more...]