Met. Joseph Urges Orthodox to March for Marriage

The letter below was received from Met. Joseph urging Orthodox Christians to join the March for Marriage in Washington DC on April 25, 2015. From the letter: We are clearly on the cusp of a historic Supreme Court decision that could mark a powerful affirmation of marriage between one man and one woman, upon which […]

Dachau 1945: The Souls of All Are Aflame

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese In 1945, a Paschal Liturgy like no other was performed. Just days after their liberation by the US military on April 29, 1945, hundreds of Orthodox Christian prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp gathered to celebrate the Resurrection service and to give thanks. by Douglas Cramer The Dachau concentration camp was […]

Orthodox Pascha (Easter) in Dachau

The last transport of prisoners arrives from Buchenwald. Of the 5,000 originally destined for Dachau, I was among the 1,300 who had survived the trip. Many were shot, some starved to death, while others died of typhus…

Wisdom from St. Nectarios

St. Nectarios: Living Life as a Christian Christians, have we understood the great responsibility that we have taken on before God through baptism? Have we come to know that we must conduct ourselves as children of God, that we must align our will with the will of God, that we must remain free from sin, […]

How and Why Do We Fast?

Fasting is, according to St. John Chrysostom, the third most important element in our spiritual practices outside the worship of God in community.