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  • Bishop Anthony Represents Patriarchate at the Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

    07/19/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    n the weekend of July 15–16, 2017, Orthodox faithful from across the country and around the world gathered at two Serbian monasteries: New Gracanica in Third Lake, IL and St. Sava’s in Libertyville, IL to offer glory to God’s new saint, Mardarije. His Grace Bishop Anthony of Toledo attended as the representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Libertyville, Illinois is a small village located outside of Chicago. But this small place has long been a deeply important and historical site for the Serbian Orthodox faithful. As the home of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville has served as the...
  • What role does faith play in the standoff between Russia and the West?

    06/27/2017 7:19:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 6-27-17 | Jonathon Van Maren
    It is perhaps somewhat ironic that the last time Americans were informed this incessantly of the threat Russia posed to the United States, it was called the Soviet Union and the Left was insisting that everything was being overblown. This time, in spite of a glaring lack of evidence, it is the Left that is announcing from its perch in the mainstream media that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s puppet, and that Russia is the evil puppet-master pulling the strings of American democracy. The sinister Russian bear is growling in the East, we are told, and we should all be...
  • Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago Falls Asleep in the Lord

    06/03/2017 10:13:35 AM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archiocese of America ^ | 2 June A.D. 2017 | Stavros Papagermanos,
    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America announces with a heavy heart and deep sorrow the passing of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, 89, who fell asleep in the Lord this evening, June 2, 2017, at Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospital following a short illness. In accordance with article 12 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Archbishop Demetrios in consultation with the Eparchial Synod named His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit as locum tenens, until a successor is elected
  • Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

    04/29/2017 5:41:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 28 April AD 2017 | Antiochian Archdiocesan staff
    Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Hear the voice of gladness, O women; for I have trodden down rebellious Hades, and raised the world from corruption. Wherefore, hasten ye and proclaim the glad tidings to My beloved; for I desire that joy shall break forth thence upon My creation, whence first came forth sorrow. —Orthros of the Feast, Tone 2 On this day, the third Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the holy Myrrh-bearing women. And we also make commemoration of Joseph of Arimathea, who was a secret disciple, and Nicodemus, who was a disciple by night. The women...
  • Beirut Bishop Says Two Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Are Still Alive

    04/25/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 2 replies
    Pravmir ^ | April 26, 2017 | Assyrian International News Agency
    The two bishops of Aleppo abducted in 2013 in Syria are still alive, said Mgr Daniel Kourie, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut, who spoke on Saturday at the ceremony marking the 47th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions over the dome of the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Moussaitbeh, near Beirut. The commemoration of these apparitions, which this Church invariably commemorates on the first Sunday after Easter, coincided this year with the 4th anniversary of the abduction in Syria (22 April 2013) of the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox bishops of Aleppo, Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, whose...
  • 'Fasting, confession prayer:' Orthodox churches fight drop

    04/23/2017 2:32:43 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 15 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW and The Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2017 | Stephen Huba & Michael Walton
    The bright blue cupolas atop SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church are an unmistakable landmark in Jeannette — symbols of a parish once home to more than 50 Russian families. In Monessen, families used to fill folding chairs beside packed church pews during Sunday services at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church. Not so today. Not at St. Michael, not at SS. Cyril & Methodius and not at many other Orthodox churches in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Visiting Hank Hanegraaff’s New Greek Orthodox Church

    04/23/2017 2:27:13 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 48 replies
    Pulpit and Pen Blog ^ | APRIL 18, 2017 | Jeff Maples
    One of the biggest complaints against Pulpit & Pen we get consistently is that we somehow don’t “have all our facts,” or are “misrepresenting” someone or something. I received countless emails claiming that I “misrepresented” Greek Orthodoxy in my recent posts regarding Hank Hanegraaff and that I should do more research. Well, what better way to research than to go straight to the source in person? Saturday, April 15, known as Holy Saturday in the Orthodox tradition, I along with a couple of friends went to visit St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC–the church that Hanegraaff was recently...
  • Holy Tuesday: The Hymn of St. Kassiane

    04/11/2017 6:57:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    At Bridegroom Orthros on Great and Holy Tuesday, the Church sings the following hymn by St. Kassiane: "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins, perceiving Thy divinity, fulfilled the part of a myrrh-bearer; and with lamentations she brought sweet-smelling oil of myrrh to Thee before Thy burial. 'Woe is me,' she said, 'for night surrounds me, dark and moonless, and stings my lustful passion with the love of sin. Accept the fountain of my tears, O Thou who drawest down from the clouds the waters of the sea. Incline to the groanings of my heart, O Thou...
  • Chapel to be Erected in the Place Where Gagarin Crashed

    04/05/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/31/17
    Moscow, March 31, Interfax - A site for building St. George Chapel was consecrated near the village of Novosyolovo in the Vladimir Region where first cosmonaut Yury Gagarin crashed. Dean of the Kirzhach District Archpriest Dimitry Yershov conducted the consecration, among those who attended the ceremony were twice heroes of the Soviet Union cosmonauts-pilots Alexey Leonov and Boris Volynov, first woman cosmonaut and hero of the USSR Valentina Tereshkova, the deanery press service reported. The chapel will be built near the memorial to Gagarin and his pilot instructor Vladimir Seryogin opened in 1975. A monument consists of a 16-meter wall...
  • Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’ and why we need it

    03/16/2017 4:12:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 16, 2017 | Rod Dreher
    Christian families and communities that don’t embrace some form of the Benedict Option aren’t going to make it through this time of testing Veteran journalist Rod Dreher has just produced a potent study of what ails America—and is proposing that the best solution may be (as his new book is titled) “The Benedict Option.” As the book’s promotional materials describe it: Now is a time of testing, when believers will learn the difference between shallow optimism and Christian hope. However dark the shadow falling over the West, the light of Christianity need not flicker out. It will not be...
  • Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Old Church Slavonic)

    03/01/2017 2:40:26 PM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-16-2013 | Holy Trinity Monastery Jordanville New York
    Scenes from the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts in the Russian Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity in rural upstate New York. The video is not that long.
  • Orthodox Icons Hidden from Muslims in Mosque Built Within Ancient Church

    01/23/2017 7:03:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/23/17
    An ancient Trebizond church of Agia Sophia, built between 1238 and 1263 and defiled by being converted into a mosque in 1461, is now set to undergo a restoration project worth about 2 million Turkish liras (about $530,000). The building, regarded as an exemplary piece of Byzantine architecture, located in northeastern Turkey, served as a museum for fifty-two years before being opened to worship again in 2013. The new project plans to continue prior measures taken to conceal the church’s Orthodox Christian frescos from the eyes of Muslims, who, despite their dogmatic opposition to it, have chosen to worship in...
  • (Vanity) Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions. So we will go and decide...

    12/30/2016 6:27:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    December 30, 2016 | Beautiful Gracious Skies
    “Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don’t bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass,” Fyodor Lukyanov told Bloomberg News. Fyodor Lukyanov is chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a Kremlin foreign-policy advisory group. Russia is displaying grace, restraint, reason and humor in this matter as Obama launches accusations against the Kremlin and inflicted retaliatory sanctions. "Russia hopes that it can ride out the storm and put relations with the U.S. on a better track once [President-elect] Trump takes office," said...
  • Will Orthodox Rabbis Recognize My Conservative Conversion? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds

    12/29/2016 8:19:15 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 198 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 27, 2016 | Rabbi Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a former Arab Muslim woman regarding her conversion to Conservative Judaism.
  • Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: The Power Of Prayer - How To Get My Prayers Answered

    12/26/2016 5:09:58 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi explains why some prayers are answered and some aren't.
  • Jews, Arabs, And Saving Gentiles (Jewish Caucus)

    12/14/2016 1:22:22 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 2, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi lectures on whether or not it's permissible to save a dying non-Jew on Shabbat. This is a Jewish caucus thread. If you don't consider yourself a Jew, don't post in this thread. No 'witnessing' will be tolerated, so if you aren't a Jew and wish to participate in this thread, send me a FReepmail and I'll ping you to the thread. Caucus rules are here.
  • (Published on YouTube on September 7, 2016) Rebel Rabbis: Anti-Zionist Jews Against Israel

    12/10/2016 9:18:52 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    VICE embeds with the London branch of the Neturei Karta, a group of controversial Ultra Orthodox Jews who campaign against Zionism and for the immediate dismantling of the state of Israel.
  • “Glory to God for All Things Things” An Akathist of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 8:13:35 AM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 1 November A.D. 2016 | Metropolitan Tryphon of Turkestan
    “Glory to God for All Things Things” An Akathist of Thanksgiving Priest: Blessed is our God always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Choir: Amen. Priest: Glory to Thee, O God, glory to Thee. O heavenly King, the Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places, and fillest all things, Treasury of good things, and Giver of life, come, and dwell in us, and cleanse us from every stain; and save our souls, O gracious Lord. People: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (THRICE) Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and...
  • Wow: Christ’s burial spot exposed for first time in centuries

    10/28/2016 4:08:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 27, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From National Geographic, this exclusive:   For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.“The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, a partner in the restoration project. “It will be...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...