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Holy and Great Council opens with Pentecost Liturgy

CRETE—In a joy-filled, four-hour service, the Primates of the local autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrated the Divine Liturgy on the great feast of Pentecost at the Metropolitan Church of Saint Menas in Heraklion. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as the most senior Hierarch in the Orthodox Church, presided over the Divine Liturgy, and was joined by Their […]

Statement from Metropolitan Gerasimos on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando, Florida

      Beloved in the Lord,   Our country endured another tragedy with the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida this weekend. The lives of 49 innocent people were lost, with over 50 more injured, amidst the sad anticipation that the death toll from this senseless crime will increase.   These acts of violence – […]

Orthodox Christian Spirituality

Science Studies the Jesus Prayer

        Can seven words—Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me—change lives? It may seem a lot of effort over just seven words: Finding 110 Eastern Orthodox Christians, giving them a battery of tests ranging from psychology to theology to behavioral medicine, and then repeating the tests 30 days later. But the seven […]

Worshiping as a Family by Fr. Theodore Dorrance

Recently, a concern was voiced by some parents of young children regarding the difficulty of having their youngsters sit through our “long worship services.” Having been a parent of young children for many years with a wife who basically functioned as a single parent every Sunday and feast day, I am aware of how difficult […]