Saturday, October 10, 2015

Eh. Just Avoid Star Wars Altogether

As Sir Alec Guiness suggested...

May the Phos (Light) be With You! For Orthodox Christians life is about The Phos (τὸ φῶς) (The Light) not “The Force”.http://myocn.net/may-the-phos-light-be-with-you/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, October 8, 2015

PISTEVO Episode 7

Watch PISTEVO - The Art of Belief Episode VIIArchbishop Demetrios of America presided over the Diving Liturgy on...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, October 9, 2015

Judas Iscariot

Learn About Judas Iscariot “The title “Iscariot“, meaning in the Hebrew “man of Kerioth“, a place in South Palestine,...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Coverage of the Extraordinary Synod

Chiesa:
Synod. First Shot on Target Comes From the Conservatives
Thanks above all to the introductory talk of Cardinal Erdõ, adamant in excluding the ambiguous “openness” of the base document. But the innovators are already on the counterattack. And they’re counting on the support of the pope


Synod. One Tweet Does Not a Summer Make
The work of the assembly has never been so secretive. Useless news served up by the official channels. Nonexistent translations for fathers who don’t know Italian. The symbolic gesture of rupture from the Polish bishops

CWR Blog:
The Dispatch: More from CWR
Synod fathers discuss cultural contexts, anthropological changes, social contradictions
A focus during this week of the Synod of Bishops has been analysis of both positive and negative “anthropological and cultural changes in our times”

Collecting data on the state of Western industrial "societies" is important, along with analysis, but have we moved beyond the competence of a synod? If this is proper to theology, then what are we to make of the judgments of the synod fathers concerning the data?


Abp. Kurtz to the synod: “Offer intentional & ongoing formation so that the family can live its missionary identity” by Catherine Harmon
USCCB president releases "expanded version" of his intervention at the Synod of Bishops.
October 09, 2015 03:37 EST

Synod & Council: The Conservatives' Failed Strategy

Kenosis

Emptying of divine glory? Or of divine love?

The Science of The Martian

AICN: Copernicus has a full SCIENCE VS. CINEMA match-up with THE MARTIAN

A Review of The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930

CWR: Newman, The Oxford Movement, and the Hunger for Dogma By Edward Short
There are some fine essays in "The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930" but the collection ultimately fails to address the real heart of the movement that Newman left behind

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Eastern Christian Books: Of the Making of Saints

Eastern Christian Books: Of the Making of Saints
Pravoslavie: Fr. Dumitru Staniloae: The Cross as a Means of Sanctification and Transformation of the World

Through the Cross, Christ sanctified His body—the link with the world. He rejected the temptations sent to Him by the world, that is to taste the pleasures, to satisfy His needs unrestrained or to avoid pain and death. If we, in the same way, ward off the temptations of sin and patiently suffer the pain of death, sanctity can spread from His body to all bodies and throughout the world.
Pravoslavie: Orthodox Living in the Modern World: Steps to Spiritual Transformation
Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer)
In this talk Fr. Sergius speaks on several important themes, including the benefits of pilgrimage for helping us to encounter God, the power of the saints, moving away from an inner monologue towards a dialogue with God beginning with a consistent prayer rule, and having an attitude of blessing and thanksgiving.
Chiesa: New Annulment Procedures. A Jurist Demolishes the Reform of Pope Francis

He is Professor Danilo Castellano, one of the leading experts on the subject. He judges the reform as “contradictory and inconsistent.” But Cardinal Kasper doesn’t like it, either

by Sandro Magister

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Benefit of Iconography

The Benefit of Iconography. We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, October 5, 2015

More, Not Less

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, TX has completed Phase II of their Iconography. Thank you Stephanie for sharing this beautiful picture!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 05, 2015

Opening of the Extraordinary Synod

Pope Francis' full remarks opening the Synod.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 5, 2015

Pope Francis at the opening of the Synod on the Family.See the full text of the Pope's remarks at the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, October 5, 2015

Opening of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, with reports by the Secretary General and by the Relator General. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Mass for the Opening of the Synod

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday to open the Synod of Bishops.See our story at the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/10/04/popes_homily_at_opening_mass_of_the_synod_of_bishops/1176802

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pope Francis celebrates Mass to open the Synod of Bishops.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pope Francis presides at Holy Mass for the opening of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 4, 2015

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

http://myocn.net/photographer-features-st-sava-serbian-orthodox-cathedral/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, September 30, 2015