April 17, 2017
The 11th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America will be held June 25–28, 2017 on the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The four–day program will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Sessions begin late evening on Sunday, June 25, and...
- Festival planners say this year “had some of the best filmmaking” they’ve ever had.
April 16, 2017
We wake this morning to the gift of joy and a rebirth of hope. Christ is risen!
Many people have tried to explain to us why we need to journey through darkness before we can experience the light. If you get it, bless you. I don’t. I can recite some of the theological language about why things work this way but in my heart of hearts I have to accept it as just the way it is. I grew up third generation in my family in a church named Immanuel Baptist. As early as I can remember, we were...
April 15, 2017
- Renowned composer Lasse Thoresen's new work highlights the poetry of Mahvash Sabet, wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for being a Baha'i.
On behalf of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Hierarchs of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, the Church Officers and Chancery Staff, and the members of the OCA Web Team, we wish one and all a most blessed and joyous celebration of the Feast of Feasts, the Holy Pascha of Our Lord...
April 14, 2017
- Cardiologist Tiffany Priester tells four remarkable stories from Africa.
- Young literature evangelists tell stories of God’s hand at work.
- 1) Action Alert for the third anniversary of the Chibok kidnappings 2) Global Mission and Service executive visits Chibok during recent trip to Nigeria 3) Church of the Brethren gives grants to rebuild Nigerian churches 4) Remembering Chibok at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University 5) Carrying the cross without fear: How the Coptic Church in Egypt deals with the constant threat 6) Love feast at Princeton
- For the third year in a row, Kristie Hammond of Olivet Church of the Brethren in Ohio--now a senior at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU)--arranged for a social justice speaker to commemorate each passing year of the Chibok abductions. She says she was personally affected by this horrific event because the girls were her age, or younger, and were kidnapped for trying to get a post-secondary education just as she is doing.