Russian Church Urges Tougher Blasphemy Laws After ‘Punk Prayer’

Original Posting Pussy Riot at the Red Square © REUTERS/ Denis Sinyakov 19:12 22/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 22 (Marc Bennetts, RIA Novosti) – Russia should make blasphemy a criminal offense, a leading Orthodox Church official… Continue reading

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Doxasticon for Souls Saturday – Vespers

I weep and I wail when I think upon death, and behold our beauty, fashioned after the image of God, lying in the tomb disfigured, dishonored, and bereft of form. O marvel! What… Continue reading

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Judgement Sunday – Attending to Love in the Simplist of Ways

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35… Continue reading

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Miracle of the Boiled Wheat

Today we remember the miracle of the boiled wheat performed by the holy Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit (February 17). Fifty years after the death of St Theodore, the emperor Julian the Apostate… Continue reading

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Memorial Wheat

Lent is only 10 days away and will begin on the 27th of this month. Tomorrow we will celebrate the first of three Saturday of Souls Liturgies. The purpose of this Saturday Liturgy… Continue reading

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It’s Coming!

Original Posting Simple Tips for Keeping Lent in our Families by Virginia Nieuwsma Let’s be honest: how do we moms feel when we suddenly realize while we are in Liturgy, that the Gospel… Continue reading

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Orthodox Perspectives on Election Issues — From Conciliar Media Press

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True Lovers in Christ — Saints Adrian & Natalia

Adrian and Natalia were husband and wife, both of noble and wealthy families from Nicomedia. Adrian was the head of the Praetorium and a pagan and Natalia was secretly a Christian. Both were… Continue reading

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65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate

Origonal Posting on LifeSiteNews.com Written By Ben Johnson The Episcopal conference NEW YORK, NY, February 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 65 canonical bishops of the Orthodox Church have asked President Barack Obama and… Continue reading

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A Response to Becoming a Clergy Wife

I am posting a response to the blog post So You Think You Want to Be A Priest’s Wife. Let it be known I commend the Presvetera for posting such an extensive list… Continue reading

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Orthodox Christians for Life Chicago to Create a Woman’s Home

OCLife – Chicago is in the early stages of providing a crisis pregnancy home in the western suburbs of Chicago. This home will be modeled after the Martha and Mary house in Escondido… Continue reading

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Reflections on Sanctity of Life Sunday

“God became man, so that man could become God” -St Athanasius; On the Incarnation We know that God created man in His image and likeness. By taking the dust from the earth, God… Continue reading

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Repost from Mystagogy

Mystagogy: The Church’s High Views of Marriage The above is an article outlining the Orthodox church’s sacramental and theological views of marriage from the council of 325. The article first appeared at The… Continue reading

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Venerable Schema-Nun Maria – January 18

Commemorated on January 18 Saint Maria and her husband Cyril were the parents of St Sergius of Radonezh (September 25). They belonged to the nobility, but more importantly, they were devout and faithful… Continue reading

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Hebrews 13:17

In today’s epistle we hear the words: “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so… Continue reading

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