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Thursday, 24 Sep 2020

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24 Sep 2020 at 7:23am

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24 Sep 2020 at 5:12am

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Friday, 3 Jul 2020

Fr. Nikodemos, brother of Elder Ephraim of Arizona, reposes in the Lord
3 Jul 2020 at 7:57am

Ecclesiastical court defrocks Russian schema-igumen who ignored suspension an...
3 Jul 2020 at 7:44am

Ukrainian Church wins case of illegal re-registration of parish against schis...
3 Jul 2020 at 6:36am

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Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Registration Opens for 2024 Parish Development Forum in Broadview Heights, OH
15 May 2024 at 2:36pm

Friday, 3 May 2024

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Consecrates Chrism
3 May 2024 at 1:43pm

Monday, 29 Apr 2024

Schedule Now Available for 2024 Memorial Day Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon’s Monas...
29 Apr 2024 at 9:18pm

A Tour of Mount Athos

 Last Easter, CBS - 60 Minutes was finally granted a Visa by the monks (after two years of trying) to visit Mount Athos.  This fascinating video provides a historical background of Orthodoxy and gives you a breathtaking tour of Mount Athos.  


** Please click on the photo of Vatopedi Monastery to begin your tour  **

(When it starts double-click on the video for a full screen view)

Vatopedi Monastery
Vatopedi Monastery
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The Misson of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to "Go into all the world and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

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St. Raphael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South. Our Diocese spans 14 states and has over 100 faithful clergy and monastics serving in 78 parishes, missions, and three monastic communities. We invite you to come worship with us from Alburquerque, New Mexico to Wilmington, North Carolina! Please see our Parish Listings for more details and to find a parish near you, or click on a story above to see the latest news from from the Diocese!

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) give by God to man, through the Holy spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifiction, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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