Family Life Ministry is pleased to introduce Woven, our new resource written for teen girls! Woven is a beautiful interactive book (with a free downloadable facilitator’s guide) which can be used in small groups or families. The purpose of Woven is to help our girls better understand their identity as lovingly created by[…} Read more….
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Welcome to the Podcast Series of Family Insights powered by Orthodox Christian Network and Family Life Ministry. Together these ministries have collaborated to bring insight into family life. Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune schedules. This week provides a deeper insight into the Orthodox home: a place that depends[…} Read more….
We are pleased to present a new podcast created by Family Life Ministry and Orthodox Christian Network! In the first episode of “Sacred Space in our Family Life”, Paula Marchman (Managing Director of FLM) and Eleni Alexiou (Managing Director of OCN) discuss how the first two commandments relate to oneself and[…} Read more….
Below is the text of Metropolitan Alexios Christmas message: My Beloved Ones, Every December 25th we are called to celebrate Christmas, the Nativity of the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord humbled himself in taking on a human form, because our forefathers, Adam and Eve, disobeyed Him. As[…} Read more….
We are so excited to announce our latest project! You’ve read Edna’s blogs, now, experience the unique voice and tone of One Good Thought: The Video Series! In this first installment, Edna offers up what it means to be pure of heart. Take a look, leave a comment, and rate our video[…} Read more….
For this week’s icon we briefly move from our usual presentation of the Theotokos with the Christ Child, to the commemoration of a major Marian feast: the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, which falls on November 21st. According to tradition (taken from the Protoevangelion, or, The Infancy Gospel of James),[…} Read more….
After a long absence, we mark the return of this column, which proceeds one of the most well-known feasts in Orthodoxy. The Feast of the Protection, or the Intercession of the Theotokos (October 28), marks an event of the 10th century, when a vision of the Theotokos appeared to those praying[…} Read more….
Today’s icon coincides with the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God–and with a specific miracle that concludes on the same day (August 15). Every year, between the feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) and the Falling Asleep of our Lady on the 15th, the small chapel in[…} Read more….
This week’s icon is rather different from those we have previously discussed. Firstly, in honor of the recent feast of the Dormition of St. Anna (July 25), this icon is of the Mother of the Theotokos, with the infant Mary. Similar to the form of most icons of the Theotokos[…} Read more….
Today’s icon dates as far back as the 6th century, residing in the monastic community of St. Sava (or Sabbas) in Jerusalem. Shortly before his death, the saint prophesied that a royal visitor bearing his name would visit the lavra. The Saint instructed his brothers to give the visitor the[…} Read more….
This week’s icon has a very special distinction compared to most of the icons we have previously spotlighted: this icon was not written (that is, made) by human hands. Tradition tells us that when the Apostles Peter and John were preaching in the city of Lydda, near Jerusalem, they built[…} Read more….
Dear Friends, Fr. Anthony Salzman and Fr. Lazarus are old friends from Seminary. Fr. Lazarus is the first Orthodox Clergy ordained in Indonesia. Fr. Anthony studied Byzantine Iconography and Byzantine Art History in Greece for 6 years. They both now serve small parishes and both have grown sons Hosea and[…} Read more….