Several of the Christian leaders suggested that President Trump had failed to honor his campaign promise to help and protect Christians in the Middle East victimized by jihadists, noting that despite the President’s encouraging words, no aid had been forthcoming.
In this short film, directed and produced by Andrew Shebay, and edited by Michael Hurley, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese) shares some thoughts on how he entered a life of service in the Church, and on the calling of all Christians.
In this engaging video, Fr. John Valadez speaks of the soul-destroying pitfalls of the punk culture he once found himself wrapped up in, and how the zine Death to the World, founed by former punks turned monks, helped him and many others to find the light of Christ in the Orthodox Church.
The parish of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint John Kochurov with a month of services and activities. The Wonderworking “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon of the Mother of Godwill be present for the Vigil and Liturgy on October 30 and 31.
On the one year anniversary of the "Council" of Crete, the following article was published in Greek on the website romfea.gr. The intent of the article was twofold: both to commemorate the anniversary of the gathering and to provide a response to a misleading article written by Evangelos Sotiropoulos, a journalist at the Huffington Post.
Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic, and American Orthodox Christians gathered at Lane Tech Auditorium on Saturday, September 30, for a Pan-Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years of the Orthodox Christian presence in greater Chicagoland.
In a homily, given at Holy Trinity Seminary, in Jordanville, NY on September 24, 2017, the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Peter Alban Heers exhorts the faithful to boast in nothing but the Cross of Christ, wherein is found our Christian identity and our regeneration.
In tears, in a very emotional state, my student then began to repeat this saying of the Elder’s over and over, aloud: ‘God, every day of my life’s in your hands’. It was a form of indirect prayer, but full of substance, for the success of the operation.
As a rule, if a person comes to a monastery, at first he behaves almost perfectly. But after a year spent in the monastery, he begins to behave freely and naturally. Then his weaknesses are better revealed, and thus we can make a conclusion, whether this person can live in the monastery or not.