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An Orthodox Christian Response to Beheading by Muslims

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I am an unworthy man, unworthy to be called an Orthodox Christian, not to speak of the priesthood, and I write, admittedly, from the comfort of my Mount Pleasant, SC, home.  There is no Mount nearby, but it is, indeed, a pleasant seaside community on the East Coast of the United States. As such, I [...]

From Nayrouz to the Feast of the Cross

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The Liturgy of our Church and her hymns are joyful and jubilant from the beginning of the Martyrs’ New Year (1 Tute) until the glorious Feast of the Cross (17 Tute). Listening to the readings during this period makes your heart jump of joy by the sweet enchantments and the contentment of the trust in [...]

The Joy of the Martyrs

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Resurrection is the Source of Power When a Martyr gave his life in jubilation to witness for his Savior, he was receiving great courage and incomprehensible power from Him who faithfully promised saying, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…. To the [...]