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Source: First Things The remarkable First Things video that thousands of First Things subscribers have already purchased for friends, family, and themselves is now available in digital MP4 format. Tim Kelleher’s The Creed examines why the radical claims made in the Nicene Creed are so important to all of us. Thoughtful and beautifully produced, The Creed features appearances by scholars and thinkers Frederica Mathewes-Green, Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, Very Rev. John Behr, Timothy P. Shriver, Rev. Volodymyr Sybirny, Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Very Rev. John Bakas, and Dr. Stephen Barr. Watching The Creed has never been easier! Click here to purchase and download your MP4 video file of The Creed today! Click here

Source: BBC News By Fasikaw Menberu & Farouk Chothia BBC Amharic & BBC News An Ethiopian monk, who once carried only the cross and Bible in a land famous for its rock-hewn churches, is now picking up a rifle to march into battle against Tigrayan rebels in a war that is tearing the nation – and the Orthodox Christian Church – apart. “I fight with both of them – the prayer and the bullet,” said Father Gebremariam Aderaw. The monk, whose name means “servant of Mary”, signed up to join the Ethiopian military, weeks after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called…

Source: St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess Board Members and Reverend Deacon Salvatore Micheal Fazio, Director of Outreach for the Diaconate Program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary, will speak at the annual Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) conference. Themed “Care in a COVID Era: Unity and Truth in Uncertain Times”, the conference will be held November 4-6, 2021 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Phoenix. In a panel presentation, Deacon Sal, Dr. Jaquet, and Dr. Theodorpoulos will discuss how an enlivened diaconal ministry–both male and female–could make a difference in the life of the Church,…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Come join us November 5-7, 2021 for our Antiochian Village Alumni Reunion Weekend. We have an exciting weekend planned for activities and fellowship. What Can You Expect? We will officially kick off the weekend Friday morning by driving up to The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City where we will celebrate memorial prayers at the grave of Fr. John Namie. This also happens to be the 20th year anniversary of Fr. John’s falling asleep in the Lord. If you would like to arrive Thursday evening to make the drive to the Monastery Friday morning just…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Hurricane Ida brought torrential rain Wednesday evening to the New York metropolitan area on the heels of a tornado warning and fierce winds, and the deluge that followed caused severe flooding unlike anything in recent memory. The campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary wasn’t spared the storm’s wrath. The waterfall on the north side overflowed into the front lawn, ripping up pavement, trees, the community garden, the rock wall, and the fence. Troublesome Creek lived up to its name—both bridges over the Creek were uprooted and carried downstream. Meyendorff Hall sustained some roof damage, and floodwaters…

Source: Orthodox Times On Sunday, September 5, 2021, with the blessing of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the international scientific conference “Ecumenical Initiative for the Protection of the Environment and Culture” will take place at the premises of Halki seminary. This conference is organized by the European Center for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments in collaboration with the Ecumenical Patriarchate and other organizations. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will open formally the conference on the day before at Sismanogleio Palace.

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Saturday 10/02/2021 – 10:00 am In-Person & Online Event Saint Vladimir’s Seminary is hitting the road and heading to Cleveland this fall. On Saturday, October 2, 2021, we’re hosting the special educational event, Orthodoxy & Evangelism, at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral. The event will feature the launch of the new book, The Evangelical Theology of the Eastern Orthodox Church (SVS Press), and a talk by the book’s author, Dr. Bradley Nassif. The day will also feature two other keynotes, by Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield and Very Rev. Dr. Eric Tosi, and a Q&A panel discussion with all three speakers on…

Source: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative REGISTER HERE The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative exists to nurture and empower Orthodox Christian servant leadership. It is a national initiative to increase generosity, servant leadership, and social outreach by clergy and laity of all jurisdictions working together nationally, regionally, and locally. Originating from the Orthodox Vision Foundation and its annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conferences beginning in 2017, the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in October, 2018. Representative of many jurisdictions and vocational backgrounds, the Board of Directors is committed to supporting leadership development in service to God and neighbor.  We affirm what our…

Source: Orthodox Church in America Sea Cliff, NY [OCA] – On Tuesday evening, August 3, 2021, Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, longtime Director of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations for the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Rector of the Church of Our Lady of Kazan in Sea Cliff, New York since 1974, fell asleep in the Lord at Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, NY at the age of 78 following a heart attack.  In spite of serious health issues over many years, he remained in active service to the Church until his repose. Father Leonid Kishkovsky was born in Warsaw, Poland…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association In 2020-2021, IOTA held several online international colloquia on the historical and theological aspects of deification. Given the importance of the topic of deification, we are delighted to share the presentations given at these colloquia in the form of newly launched IOTA Lectures. The first lecture in the series features the work of Dr. Norman Russell, whose book The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition (Oxford, 2006) has become a contemporary classic. As Dr. Russell prepares a new edition of his celebrated book, he has new insights to share regarding deification in the second and…

Source: KSL Broadcasting By Lisi Merkley, KSL.com SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in almost 20 years, Utah’s Greek Orthodox community welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros, archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in what was described as an “unprecedented” six-day visit. Archbishop Elpidophoros’ visit culminated in a church service in Salt Lake City Sunday morning, but he spent the rest of his time in Utah meeting with members of the faith and other religious and political leaders. The archbishop spent time with KSL NewsRadio’s Boyd Matheson and spoke to him about the importance of what Jesus Christ said…

Source: Orthodox Reality Did you know that: ·         …less than one-third (31%) of US Orthodox parish clergy have publicly encouraged their parishioners to get vaccinated; ·         …nearly half of American Orthodox parishes (48%) “profited” financially from the pandemic, because their members give now more than they did prior to COVID. Only 16% of parishes experienced a decline in donations ·         …overall the pandemic had a negative influence on parishioners’ involvement, but, at the same time, certain Orthodox jurisdictions benefited from the crisis by winning more members and increasing church attendance. If this appears interesting and you want to know more about the consequences…

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