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Source: Pew Research Center BY JUSTIN NORTEY Republicans and Democrats disagree about a lot of worldly things. One thing that unites majorities across parties, however, is the belief that this earthly life is not all there is. A large majority of Republicans along with a smaller but still substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell or some other form of life after death, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 20-26, 2021. Still, as on so many terrestrial matters, there are big differences…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary We wanted to share with you a major announcement regarding the future of St Vladimir’s Seminary, included below. The Seminary’s Board of Trustees came to this decision after many, many months of prayer, deliberation, and work with multiple professional consulting groups. This will be anything but easy, as much history, many blessings, and many fond memories are tied to the Yonkers campus St Vladimir’s has called home since the 1960s. But the Board feels strongly this is the right course of action in order for St Vladimir’s to carry out her mission for future…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Christ is in our midst! Right now, an “Orthodox moment” is happening around the world, and we can’t afford to let this opportunity escape us. Seekers are flocking to Orthodox Churches, and our alumni in North America and abroad are reporting record numbers of catechumens and baptisms in their communities, in spite of the ongoing pandemic. We need well-trained priests and lay leaders to guide this influx of seekers home and minister to the newly illumined in a darkened world. And your generosity is making it possible. Donate Now Father Christopher Moore was a student…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary This Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11 and 12, St Vladimir’s Seminary welcomes Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev and top biblical scholars to campus for a free, public event centered on Holy Scripture. Join us online for Searching the Scriptures, in celebration of Metropolitan Hilarion’s landmark multi-volume work, Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching (SVS Press). Attendance is free, but you must register by TUESDAY if you plan on watching online. Registration for in-person attendance is now closed. Register Now Learn More About the Scholars & Schedule Buy Books in the Jesus Christ Series

Source: Orthodox Volunteer Corps Come learn how the newest Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States agency will prepare Orthodox young adults for a lifetime of service within and beyond the parish. Be a part of this historical moment in American Orthodoxy by pre-registering today! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M4wTlaikRy22XF6WY6Tz1g

Source: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Join Father Gary Kyriacou, Metropolis Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and members of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness team for an in-depth discussion on ZOOM! The gathering will focus on the Orthodox Christian response to bullying and how to deal with someone that is mean. This series will aid the student’s social development by reinforcing the teachings of our Lord and our Orthodox Christian Church. All High School, Jr. High and Middle School Students are encouraged to attend. Join the discussion to gain tools and ways to…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) IOTA has launched its new video series, IOTA Talks™. The purpose of IOTA Talks is to produce short, engaging videos where Orthodox scholars share an idea about which they feel passionate with lay Christians in a manner they can understand. Some talks are primarily intended for inquirers wishing to learn more about the Christian faith. Other talks are more suitable for those engaged in Christian education, from Sunday School teachers to clergy. IOTA Talks will engage the fundamental questions of Christian faith and contemporary issues. Three talks are now available on IOTA’s YouTube Channel: Dr.…

Source: Orthodox Church in America The National Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America will be hosting three upcoming virtual events: A Virtual National Youth Retreat and Tour of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, November 26, 2021, hosted by Archimandrite Sergius and the Monastery Brotherhood. Download Flyer A Virtual Saint Andrew’s Day Celebration, November 30, 2021, hosted by Saint Nicholas Church, Mogadore, OH. Download Flyer A Virtual Tour of Bethlehem, December 12, 2021, hosted by Archpriest Ilya Gotlinsky.  All proceeds from this charitable event will be donated to the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America’s United fund. Download Flyer Please follow the links above for more information.

Source: Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate In an extraordinary manifestation of love and devotion for our Holy Mother Church, the Theodore and Mary Athanasakes Joint Living Trust has donated $431,054.02 to the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. After a long and productive life distinguished by multifaceted service to the Greek Orthodox Church, Archon Theodore “Ted” Athanasakes passed away on November 29, 2017; his beloved wife Mary, to whom he was married, herself passed away in 2019. Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Originally posted on July 7, 2015 but still relevant today! The Challenge of Orthodox Christian Outreach The Challenge of Outreach, written in 1997, by Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ph.D., foreshadowed the recent PEW Report on Christianity in America. The study was prepared at the request of Archbishop Spyridon. Too bad it got lost in the shuffle. We have posted it for your consideration and interest. CLICK HERE to read this excellent report. George Matsoukas

Source: The National Herald by Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – On Wednesday, October 27, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will visit and bless the Evyenia’s House of Hope in Weirton West Virginia, the birthplace of prominent businessman Archon Michael Psaros. Since 2015, Evyenia’s House of Hope has become a place for families to repair their lives. Under the umbrella of the Weirton Christian Center, the House became a place for supervised visitations for children and the parents they are separated from. Licensed supervisors from Homebase and youth services systems have three different Visitation Rooms that can be used throughout the week…

Source: Orthodox Church in America Saint Simeon the New Theologian was born in the year 949 in the city of Galatea (Paphlagonia), and he was educated at Constantinople. His father prepared him for a career at court, and for a certain while the youth occupied a high position at the imperial court. When he was fourteen, he met the renowned Elder Simeon the Pious at the Studion Monastery, who would be a major influence in his spiritual development. He remained in the world for several years preparing himself for the monastic life under the Elder’s guidance, and finally entered the…

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