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Number of atheists in Russia halves in 3 years – poll

July 26, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 26/7/17 The number of Russians who describe themselves as atheists has fallen from 26 to 13 percent in just three years, according to recent research. The share of those who back the Church’s involvement in state politics has increased slightly. The poll, conducted by the Russian independent research center Levada in late June, […]

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“Gold and Clay” Conference

May 9, 2017 News

SVOTS – May 2017 The Sophia Institute International Center for Eastern Christian Thought and Culture 3041 Broadway New York,, NY 10027 A preliminary meeting of Orthodox Christian theologians, clergy, chaplains, and counselors, and Jungian psychoanalysts, will be held under the auspices of the Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation (APOCC) at The Sophia Institute International […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH: “TERRORISM IS A STRANGER TO ANY RELIGION”

April 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/4/17 On Wednesday, April 26, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left Geneva, where he had addressed the World Council of Churches the day before, for Cairo, where he attended and addressed an interreligious conference at Al-Azhar University on Thursday. His address, “Religions and Peace,” focused on the importance of religions and interreligious dialogue […]

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Orthodox Christianity and Islam: Dialogues and Discourses

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Nikolaos Adamou – 11/3/17 On Thursday, March 9, 2017 the Solon Society, the Hellenic Cultural Society of Long Island in cooperation with the AHEPA Constantine Cassis Chapter 170, hosted Dr. Angeliki Ziaka, Associate Professor of Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Visiting Fellow at the Middle East and Islamic Studies at Columbia University […]

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Second Edition of “Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity” now Available

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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OCP Publications – OCP News Service – 12/10/16 BUY FROM LULU for $7.50 only http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/collected-writings-on-orthodox-christianity/paperback/product-22738642.html PURCHASE FROM AMAZON: READ REVIEW BY John G. Panagiotou at American Orthodox Institute Global: Second Edition of the Pan-Orthodox Christian publication titled ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity – Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches’ is available for purchase. […]

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Pilgrimage to mark 25th anniversary of Mother Alexandra’s Repose

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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ELLWOOD CITY, PA [OCA] – August 2016 The 25th Anniversary of the repose of Mother Alexandra, the former Princess Ileana of Romania who founded Holy Transfiguration Monastery here, will be remembered during the community’s annual pilgrimage and patronal feast August 5-7, 2016. The monastery was established in 1967 as the fulfillment of Mother Alexandra’s dream […]

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Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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JourneytoOrthodoxy – July 2016 Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain. Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies […]

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SVOTS Alumnus Leads Mission Parish in Establishing Orthodox Presence

May 8, 2016 Featured News

Fr. John Matusiak – www.Oca.org- SVOTS- May 2016 Father David Bozeman (SVOTS 2012) ministers at a Planting Grant Mission dedicated to Saint Nektarios, in Waxahachie, TX, a quiet town south of Dallas on Interstate 35. The Planting Grant program, administered by the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), awards financial assistance to fledgling parishes. “In 2009, […]

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Updated Orthodox Faith Series Honors Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s Memory

March 20, 2016 Featured News

SVOT- SVS Press- March 2016 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press) is pleased to announce an updated and expanded edition of The Orthodox Faith series, popularly known as “The Rainbow series” and originally authored by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko in 1971. Father Thomas, who reposed in the Lord one year ago today, March 18, 2015, was […]

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Planting Grant Missions: The “new church in town” proclaims ancient faith!

November 24, 2015 News

BEAUFORT, SC [OCA] – November 2015 “Orthodox Christianity is for everyone because Orthodox Christianity is simply Christ in His fullness,” says Priest James Bozeman of Saint James Mission here.  “One of the great hurdles that we contemporary Orthodox Christians have to overcome is any mindset other than the fact that Christ is ‘the one thing […]

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OCMC – You Are Needed as Part of a Mission Team in 2016!

October 17, 2015 Featured News
Orthodox Mission Team opportunities for 2016 are now available! You service is needed! Please apply today and help lead youth camps, teach the Faith, minister to women, restore a church, or offer healthcare in a world longing for the love of Christ.

Orthodox Christian Mission Center – October 2015 Visit OCMC Website here: Around the world there are adults and children longing to learn more about the Faith. There are women who want to offer their time and talents to the Church, but need guidance on how best to serve. There are people desperate for healthcare. In 2016, […]

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“Speaking to Secular America” Conference to be held at HCHC

October 12, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 – Holy Cross Hellenic College  The Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity will present the conference “Speaking to Secular America: How the Church Is Reaching Out to the Non-Religious in Our Society” October 28-30, 2015, at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The conference is being held in conjunction with the inauguration of HCHC’s 21st President, […]

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On Refugees, Be ‘Wise as Serpents’

September 28, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 28/9/15 This article was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by Ralph Sidway, an Orthodox Christian researcher and writer, and author of Facing Islam: What the Ancient Church has to say about the Religion of Muhammad. He operates the Facing Islam blog. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has announced it will help migrants who have arrived in Bulgaria, but has urged […]

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First American Orthodox chaplain attends World Scout Jamboree

August 21, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Church in America – August 2015 Chaplains representing many different faith traditions—including Orthodox Christianity—ministered to an estimated 40,000 scouts from 160 countries at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan in mid-August 2015. For the first time, the American contingent of over 1,900 scouts included an Orthodox Christian chaplain—Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary […]

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Feodor Dostoevsky – Orthodox Christian Convert

August 5, 2015 Featured News

July – August 2015 On February 9, 1881, Feodor Dostoevsky parted this world as his family read to him the Gospel parable of the prodigal son. This article in Orthodox America from the 100th anniversary year of Doestoevsky’s death commemorates the great writer, and shows his significance to the Orthodox Church. his work is exceptionally […]

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Assembly of Bishops releases study on OCF campus ministries

July 12, 2015 Featured News
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July 2015 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released a new study reporting onOrthodox Christian Fellowship[OCF], the official collegiate campus ministry program of the Assembly. The study was undertaken by Mr. Alexei D. Krindatch, the Assembly’s Research Coordinator and author of several other studies exploring various aspects of […]

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SVOTS Signs Concordat with Arvo Pärt Centre

July 10, 2015 News
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July 2015 A concordat between representatives of the Arvo Pärt Centreand St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) was signed in Laulasmaa, Estonia, on June 18, 2015. The concordat agrees to continued cooperation between the Centre and SVOTS, above all in the fields of arts and theology, in mutual counseling, and in joint academic activities. The […]

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Orthodox Music Conference Concludes With Record Attendance & Celebratory Concert

June 25, 2015 Featured News
His Eminence, Metropolitan Elias of Oulu greets participants on behalf of Archbishop Leo of Finland after Daily Vespers in the Orthodox Seminary Chapel of St. John the Theologian.

June 2015 – ISOCM Joensuu, Finland – Reflecting the diverse national traditions within the common beliefs and teachings of Orthodox Christianity, nearly fifty musicians, composers, cantors, musicologists, directors, and singers gathered for the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which concluded on Friday, 12 June 2015. Hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music […]

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Who Fears Yoga?

June 20, 2015 Featured News

Dr. Meledath Kurian Thomas – (OCP Research Associate) Dept of CHurch Research and Studies Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE – 20/6/15 Read more Writings of Dr Kurien Thomas here: Global: June 21st, 2015 is declared as the International Yoga Day. There are a lot of arguments for and against its celebration, particularly  on the grounds of religion. […]

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The taste of vinegar

May 22, 2015 Featured News
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Bishop Makarios of Kenya – May 2015 – Orthodox Mission Fraternity  The more the soul of man is deprived of material goods, the more God strengthens her and prepares her for a spiritual exaltation and a life of bliss, peace and innocence. One can see that the struggle of this soul is a spiritual exercise, […]

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Steps to “becoming” an Orthodox Christian

May 18, 2015 Featured News
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May 2015 – OCA For the past year or so I have been considering conversion to Orthodox Christianity.  I have read many things on the internet, as well as a number of books about the Church’s faith, worship and history.  What steps would I take to become an Orthodox Christian? While reading about the Orthodox […]

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