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News and Updates About Administration

March 2, 2015 by ajmartin   Comments (12)

So Peter has added me as an administrator to revamp the site. I've looked over the control panel.
Right now, I'm going to leave the blogs on, because that seems to be the center of the OCD community, and also because it seems the best way to give you guys updates. Eventually I want to remove the social media aspect of the site, but for now I'm going to leave it.
The first thing I want to do is find a way to hide users who don't have pictures in their profiles. If I can't hide them, then I'll... Read full post

What the hell has happened to this site?!?

February 23, 2015 by ajmartin   Comments (16)

I used to visit here regularly. Dating as an EOC is difficult, after all. But now I stop in once every few weeks on the gamble that there might be something. Why? Because just as OCD was beginning to get really good, the whole thing has gone downhill due to systemic issues. And what easy things can be done to fix it?
1) It's been taken over by spammers.
Click on the new members button. Notice that the large majority of people on this site don't have a picture. Yeah, they're clearly spammers.... Read full post

What is your favorite part of Great Lent?

February 17, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (4)

I realize that Lent is a lotta things in Orthodox terms.Some might say it's a lotta rules and regulations --or just plain restrictions.
However, still yet, with that modern-day admission in place;... what is your favorite part of Great Lent?
 

 
stacey+

Love star "christmas star"

December 19, 2014 by ason_ofjesus   Comments (0)

In 3 languages :
 
Star-loving "Star of Christmas" O star of love "Star of Christmas" exalted above our heads to lead us to the baby Jesus, "Baby Love," to send rays and the heat of love, to escape the darkness of hatred and attention to someone else, to be replaced with love and peace in our hearts to inflame our hearts warmly love to escape the cold, my star Almighty enter our hearts, to sow our hearts love and peace shall be equipped with the child Jesus, O Child Jesus Almighty to... Read full post

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti!

April 20, 2014 by peterpj   Comments (1)

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti!
I hope everyone will have a blessed Paschal Feast!
And if anyone missed it (or could not understand last night), here is the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrystostom that is read every year: http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.ca/2014/04/paschal-homily-of-st-john-chrysostom.html
And a look at the yearly miracle, the Holy Light from Jersulaem: http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2014/04/a-first-look-at-holy-light-holy-fire-of.html?spref=fb
All the... Read full post

Elder Porphyrios officially recognized as Saint

November 27, 2013 by peterpj   Comments (5)

The news was released today and I wanted to share 
http://www.omhksea.org/2013/11/canonization-of-two-new-saints-by-the-ecumenical-patriarchate/
:)
Having read "Wounded By Love" and his life and other of his writings I can't wait for them to be republished now as being by "St. Porphyrios" :)
For me, he is the one Saint I know of who was alive in the body during my life time - though I'm sure Elder Paisios will follow him soon in being recognized as a Saint of our Church :)

Request for donations for a Parish Building for St Ilya of Georgia the Righteous in Georgia

October 26, 2013 by Anna   Comments (2)

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2013/07/20/103867-martyr-ilia-chavchavadze-of-georgia, all donations can be transferred to the following bank account: a/c 40817840530173315945, Bank: ZAO Citibank (Moscow)SWIFT: CITIRUMXCorr. Bank: Citibank NYSWIFT corr: CITIUS33# 36087478 Goal: Donation Please leave your holy names in the comments, they will be remembered during the mass services.
God bless you today and always 

Urgent Help to St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai!

September 14, 2013 by Anna   Comments (2)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
 
Brothers in the Monastery of Saint Catherine are starving. Let's help them together! The situation is critical!!
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/09/st-catherine-shutdown-monastery-sinai-unrest.html
The contact in the monastery: Monk Gregorios Sinaite www.artabus.com/mosaicist
tel. 00 20 122 325 47 45, mosaicist1@gmail.com
To God be the Glory!

Please help. :-)

June 23, 2013 by Nicodemus_Serpico   Comments (3)

Hello everyone. I am a graduate student that is closing out a MS in Instructional Technology program. My capstone project will be focusing on the induction/catechism process of Orthodoxy.

If you have a few minutes, please participate in this completely anonymous survey. It will greatly assist with the cause. Your participation is by no means mandatory, but would naturally be appreciated and very helpful. Thank you.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GRM63J9

Best and worst practices of Orthodox Catechism

June 15, 2013 by Nicodemus_Serpico   Comments (9)

As an instructional designer, and someone that has been part of many different parishes across the country, I have discovered a need in the Orthodox faith. Our induction/catechism process is not as good as some others.

I will be designing an developing an improved method as a capstone project. To that end, would you be willing to share with me some of the experiences that you had that you think is very effective? In addition, what do you think can be improved on or added, and why?... Read full post