November 1, 2014

Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon Visits St. George GOC in Ocean City, Maryland on Wednesday, October 19.

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Ocean City, MD — The miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. The Church is located at 8805 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD. All Orthodox Christians and others are invited to the solemn visitation of the wonder-working icon. The icon will arrive at the Church, be greeted by the … [Read more...]

New Book: Greece’s Dostoevsky

Greece's Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision of Alexandros Papadiamandis

From the publisher: Herman A. Middleton is author of Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece (featuring eight Greek Orthodox monastic elders). He translated the recently released Greece's Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision of Alexandros Papadiamandis (a study of one of modern Greek literature's finest writers). It is about his new book … [Read more...]

CNS News: More than 2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon Directive on Same-Sex Marriage

President Barack Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Here's one way for the Orthodox to get noticed: do what is right. Source: CNSNews (CNSNews.com) – A national group representing more than 2,000 military chaplains from evangelical Christian and Orthodox backgrounds said on Wednesday that the Pentagon has launched a “direct assault” on marriage, and the chaplains they endorse will not be allowed to perform same-sex … [Read more...]

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon: Delegation to Syria

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Source: Antiochian Archdiocese | Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon During this past September 13-18, I was part of a delegation sent to Syria by Metropolitan PHILIP to investigate the internal political situation in that country, particularly with respect to its Christian minority. Our group consisted of six priests of the Antiochian Archdiocese: Fathers Dimitri Darwich (our guide and the only … [Read more...]

La Stampa: Divisions in Orthodox Church Hinder Pope’s Meeting with Patriarch of Moscow

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We are getting more news from the Catholic/Italian press than we are from Orthodox sources. This report appears reliable; the author has a good grasp of the ecclessiological disagreements between Constantinople and Moscow, particularly the conflict about what constitutes primacy in Orthodoxy. This question must be settled before a Pan-Orthodox Council can take place and before dialogue with Rome … [Read more...]

Interview with Met. Hilarion on Unity and Primacy in the Orthodox Church [AUDIO]

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I published the article below earlier, but after listening to the recording of the interview, there's a lot more to report. The planning for a Pan-Orthodox Council continues, and one of the benefits is that thorny issues raised in the past such as the granting of autocephaly, the role of the Patriarch of Constantinople in world Orthodoxy and others are finally getting serious attention. Reading … [Read more...]

A Russian in Rome [VIDEO]

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Source: Inside Vatican The end of state atheism in Russia in 1991 and the return to Christian faith in that country, at least in a modest way, in the years since — opinions on the extent of Russia's religious renewal are sharply divided — seemed something impossible in the 1960s, 1970, 1980s... Pope John Paul II fervently desired that change so that Europe might regain its … [Read more...]

Fr. Alexander F.C. Webster: End of DADT Paves Way for New Discrimination

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Source: Stars and Stripes (download newspaper version) | Archpriest Alexander F.C. Webster Sept. 20, 2011, a date that will live in infamy, the U.S. armed forces were deliberately and successfully attacked by advocates of the scourge of homosexuality. The elimination of the last vestige of moral restraint on sexual perversion in the U.S. military, commonly known as the “don’t ask, … [Read more...]

Met. Methodios (GOA): Don’t be Like the Frogs in the Tub

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HT: Devshime October Archpastoral Reflection from His Eminence The story is told about a number of frogs which were placed by scientists in a tub of water whose temperature was exactly the same as the pond from which they were taken. The scientists slowly increased the temperature and were soon astonished to see that, even though the water gradually became warmer, the frogs did not react. It … [Read more...]

Fr. John Peck: Orthodox Christian Parenting in the 21st Century [AUDIO]

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On September 10, 2011, St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, hosted the 2011 Orthodox Christian Parenting Retreat. The speaker was Fr. John Peck, priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Prescott, Arizona, and the topic was “Orthodox Christian Parenting in the 21st Century: Guiding, Guarding, and Discipline for Parents, Grandparents, and Godparents in the Orthodox … [Read more...]

Pastoral Message of Archbishop Demetrios (GOA) on September 11, 2001

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Very good talk, particularly about the sobriety the attack on 9/11 fostered not only on the people of New York mentioned by Abp. Demetrios, but also all over America. Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America … [Read more...]

Russia Adds Discipline to World Orthodoxy

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Source: Orthodox News | by Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON- The Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow issued a “warning” to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and of the Primates of the ancient Orthodox Patriarchates who met as a Synaxis in Constantinople September 1-3 and which included the Archbishop of Cyprus. The hierarchs addressed issues facing Orthodox Christians in the Middle East, as well … [Read more...]