A one day conference on bioethics entitled “Suicide: Destroying Hope and Love”, was organized by the Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordan Orthodox Christian Communities of the Holy Archdiocese of USA, on March 9, Daly City, California. Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Cathedral at Daly City, there began the conference’s works, after Reverend […]
Russian Church is Making Huge Progress with Social Work – Here Are the Stats
Becasue ‘faith without works is dead.’ Currently Russian Church’s first priority is creating ‘homes for moms,’ who refuse to perform an abortion (sometimes after the actions and rally’s of believers against abortion). Before the Revolution of 1917, many bemoaned the fact the Russian Orthodox Church did not perform enough social ministry. Today, that is very […]
The Irish-Egyptian Christian Connection
Ever wonder why Orthodox Christianity is growing so powerfully in Ireland? The Irish are getting back to their Orthodox roots!. Irish worker discovers ancient manuscript that links Irish church to Egypt. by Philip Kosloski In 2006 an Irish worker discovered an amazing find while digging in a bog with his backhoe at Fadden More. Sticking out […]
10 Reasons Some Women Are Wearing Veils in Church Again
Though this article is from a Roman Catholic author, it is nice to see them taking this somewhat seriously again. Being an Orthodox Christian, this has never gone out of style/habit. by Susanna Spencer Not that long ago, Christian women always covered their heads at church, and now many are choosing to once again. While […]
What Will It Provide For The Church?
by Fr. John A. Peck The answer is, what do you need? Every parish has its own needs. Think about it. You need food – fruits and vegetables to survive, but also for our liturgical and sacramental life – wheat for bread, wine, oil for lamps and anointing, wax for candles, eggs for iconography, incense […]
Kids and Church
by Brenda Weisel Comfort Anyone who has wrangled a screaming two-year old into church, then marched out 10 minutes later to threaten almost bodily harm knows that kids and church mix about as well as kids and family portraits–it seems like such a great idea, but the execution is a bear. Sure, anyone can deal […]
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
The state is waging war against divine law. It’s laws are directed against the Law of God… There’s a war on today, a holy war. I must be on the front lines.
One Trait That Set The Early Christians Apart
While it was not unusual for Roman citizens to have multiple sexual partners, homosexual encounters, and engagement with temple prostitutes, Christians stood out precisely because they refused to engage in these practices… In as much as marriage reflects Christ’s love for the church, Christians’ commitment to marriage is a means of proclaiming that love.
Ten Ways Millennials Are Shaping Local Congregations Today
by Thom Rainer They are the largest generation in history. In the United States alone, they number more than 78 million, even larger than the seemingly ubiquitous Boomers. They are the Millennials. They are changing our nation, our world, and our churches. For the purpose of today’s post, I want to focus on changes they […]
10 Things You Should Know About the Financial Leaders in Your Church
There are dozens of misconceptions swirling around when it comes to connecting with financial leaders in the church today. Some church leaders feel like they have nothing in common with financial leaders. Others are afraid that beginning a discussion with them about money will drive them away from the church. These ideas prevent church leaders […]