National Geographic: Remains of John the Baptist Purportedly Found

June 27, 2012

Purported skeletal remains of John the Baptist have been dated to the first century A.D. and so could conceivably have belonged to the “forerunner of Christ,” who baptized Jesus, scientists say. Discovered in 2010 among the ruins of a Bulgarian church, the remains include six human bones: a knucklebone from the right hand, a tooth, […]

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Actor’s Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmy’s

June 26, 2012

This past Holy Saturday Jonathan Jackson, a five-time Emmy Award winning actor on General Hospital, together with his family, were received into the Orthodox Christian Church. Along with acting, Jonathan is also the lead singer of the indie rock band Enation. www.EnationMusic.com Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviewed him about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how […]

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Pascha Service to Air on NBC

April 6, 2012

NEW YORK – The video presentation of “Christ is Risen! The Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha,” a program highlighting Orthodox Christian Pascha, or Easter, will air on NBC affiliates nationwide this April. The program, produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and videotaped live at St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, N.Y., highlights […]

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Catholic Church in Holy Land Plans Switch to Orthodox Calendar for Easter

April 5, 2012

The Catholic churches of the Holy Land plan to observe Easter according to the Orthodox calendar, the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has announced. The change could come as early as next year. Father Pierbattista Pizzabella explained that the change was prompted by a desire to strengthen ecumenical ties between Catholics […]

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May 18-20 Dallas Area Seminar for Church Conductors and Singers

April 3, 2012

May 18-20, 2012 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church McKinney (Dallas), Texas Lectures include: How to Sing Beautifully in English Taking Your Choir to the Next Level Sources for Church Music Conducting Techniques for the Choir Director (And the Occasional Sub) Voicing for the Incomplete Kliros Becoming the Complete Church Singer: Understanding your Role in the […]

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Patriarch Deposes Bishops Following Astoria, NY Scandal

March 28, 2012

(Editor’s note: See Pokrov.org for background on the St. Irene Monastery charges) Constantinople (sedmitza.ru) — At a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, held on March 27, 2012, it was decided to remove from the rank of Metropolitan of Tyana Paisios (former abbot of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery in Astoria, […]

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(Updated) Orthodox Christians Needed to Pray During 40 days For Life in McKinney TX

February 24, 2012

Fr. Seraphim Holland of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKinney with the assistance of Fr. Dn. Nicholas Park is organizing a prayer vigil for Orthodox Christians of DFW on 2 days during the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil in McKinney. “Forty Days for Life” McKinney Texas, February 22 – April 1, 7am – 7pm […]

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+Seraphim Trial Decision Delayed Till January

November 18, 2011

A high-ranking former orthodox archbishop, who has pleaded not guilty, must wait until the new year to learn if he’ll go to trial on historical Manitoba sex abuse charges. Seraphim Storheim appeared in a Winnipeg courtroom this week for the start of his preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the case […]

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OCA Archbishop Pleads Not Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Case

November 18, 2011

The Winnipeg Sun writes: Former archbishop Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim has pleaded not guilty to molesting two 10-year-old boys. A former archbishop with the Canadian arm of the Orthodox Church in America has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two boys during the time he worked in Winnipeg. Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim, 65, […]

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+Hilarion Describes Upcoming “Holy and Great Council”

November 7, 2011

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) at a recent lecture spoke of the inter-Orthodox cooperation in the preparation to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the pre-Council process and expectations. He assured listeners that the Council will not be the Eighth Ecumenical Council and will not rescind or review the decisions of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. “The […]

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