THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
- Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople [www.patriarchate.org]
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America [www.goarch.org]
- Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit [www.detroit.goarch.org]
- Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops [www.assemblyofbishops.org]
- Directory of Orthodox Churches in America [www.orthodoxyinamerica.org]
PAST SERMONS BY FATHER SIMON THOMAS
The audio of the Sunday Sermon is recorded by Father Simon for the benefit of the parishioners.
Listen to sermons from 2017 via YouTube
Listen to sermons from 2016 via YouTube
Listen to sermons from 2015 via YouTube
- Our Faith [www.goarch.org/ourfaith/]
- Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdioce of America [www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused]
- Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary [www.hchc.edu]
- Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Website [lent.goarch.org]
- Orthodox Dictionary [www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/dictionary_terminology.htm]
- Guide to Early Church Documents [www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html]
- Orthodox Marketplace [www.orthodoxmarketplace.com]
- Holy Cross Bookstore [store.holycrossbookstore.com]
AUDIO AND VIDEO RESOURCES
- Live Video Broadcasts [www.goarch.org/multimedia/live]
- Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) [www.myocn.net]
- Ancient Faith Radio [www.ancientfaith.com]
BE THE BEE - YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Be the Bee is a production of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult ministries. This brief weekly video podcast focuses on the various ways we can live our Orthodox Faith. The title refers to the metaphor of the bee and the fly that was used by Elder Paisios to describe how Christians should approach life. The host of the program is Steven Christoforou, the Director of the GOA Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
View the Complete Series via YouTube
Episode #9 - Fasting (and Feasting) with Thanks
Episode #12 - Sharing the Church
Episode #30 - A True Human Being
Episode #45 - Three Things You Need to Know About the Bible
Episode #47 - Free as a Bee
Episode #58 - Is Church Boring?
Episode #64 - When Right Isn't Easy (Selma March's 50th Anniversary)
Episode #72 - Is Christianity Shrinking?
Episode #81 - Pray Simply, Pray Always
Episode #101 - The Holy and Great Council (featuring Deacon John Chryssavgis)
COFFEE WITH SISTER VASSA
Sister Vassa is the host of the popular show "Coffee with Sister Vassa", a weekly podcast about various topics within the Orthodox Church. The show focuses on the Feasts and Saints of the Church. Sister Vassa is known for her dry wit and sarcasm.
Sister Vassa Larin was born to the family of a Russian Orthodox priest in Nyack, New York, United States. At the age of 19, she left college to enter the Lesna Convent of the ROCOR in Provement, France, eventually becoming a Russian Orthodox ryassofor nun. Sister Vassa received a Master's Degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.
In 2006-2008 she worked as the Graduate Assistant of the renowned expert on Byzantine Liturgy, Professor Robert F. Taft, S.J., at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Taft directed Sister Vassa’s doctoral dissertation on the Byzantine hierarchal liturgy, which she defended summa cum laude at the Orthodox Institute of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in December 2008.
She teaches Liturgical Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna in Austria. Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin is a member of two Commissions of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church: the Commission on "Liturgy and Church Art", and the Commission for "Canon Law".
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