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17
Oct 2019
Miracle of the Cloud on Mt Tabor, Israel

Every year the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate celebrates the Feast Day of the Transfiguration in their monastery on the top of Mount Tabor in Israel. Every year, around the time of serving Holy Communion a miraculous cloud appears over the Orthodox monastery (from a crystal clear night) and moves around wherever it wishes. Scientists can’t explain the phenomenon, as it’s meteorologically impossible....

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02
Apr 2018

He who is accustomed to give account of his life at confession here will not fear to give an answer at the terrible judgement-seat of Christ. It is for this purpose that the mild tribunal of penitence here below, may give an answer without shame at the terrible judgment-seat of Christ. This is the first motive for sincere confession, and, moreover, it must absolutely be made every year. The longer we remain without confessing, the......

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21
Mar 2018

Fasting is an integral part of Orthodox worship, which is truly not complete without it. A strict fasts consists of eating less and abstaining from all animal products (meat, fish, dairy), alcoholic beverages and olive oil; on days with less strict fasting we are permitted wine and olive oil. There are no dietary restrictions on fast-free days. We fast on Wednesdays in commemoration of the betrayal of Christ and on Fridays in honor of the......

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05
Jan 2018
Understanding Our Autocephaly

  On September 19 / October 2, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America issued its historic Synodal Affirmation of Autocephaly. This document was the fruit of years of reflection about the nature, mission, and mandate of our Church. Anyone wishing to understand the reasoning that went into the affirmation of our autocephaly, and to study the canonical, historical, and ecclesiological principles that provided the basis for this affirmation, should......

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09
Oct 2017

The Orthodox Church is the True Apostolic Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who founded His Church through His Apostles. By the grace of the Holy Spirit received at Pentecost, the Apostles established the Church throughout the ancient world. For a millennium, Orthodox Christendom was undivided, under the leadership of the Bishops of the five Apostolic Patriarchates: Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem. Over time, however, the Patriarchate of Rome introduced various heresies,......

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16
Sep 2017

Tragically, the Orthodox world was rent asunder in the 19205 by the innovations of the Patriarch of Constantinople, who, without consulting the other Patriarchs and Bishops, introduced the Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian calendar. Since that time, as one after another of the historic Patriarchates adopted the Gregorian calendar, the pan-heresy of ecumenism has spread throughout the Church, aided by the superficial unity created by the use of the Gregorian calendar. Ecumenism – in which......

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