Stand Up for Religious Freedom – March 23, 2012

Nationwide Rally for Religious FreedomThe Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”

Thousands of Americans of all faiths will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

Religious leaders and other public figures will speak out against the HHS Mandate at each Rally site. Holding signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop the HHS Mandate,” participants will offer hymns and prayers for our nation and pass out literature to the public about why the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional and Un-American. [Read more…]

9/11 Ten Year Anniversary – Memory Eternal

Memory Eternal to all the innocent American souls and heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. You are and will be in our prayers until the end of time. God Bless You and God Bless America! Never forget!

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Blagovest Bells Appeal to Orthodox Community

Blagovest Bells - Orthodox Church Bells

Blagovest Bells

by Mark Galperin –

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Christ in our midst! Since 1998, upon the blessing of Father Stephan Meholick, Rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Anselmo, California, I have tried to create an awareness of the once self-evident essential role of bell-ringing in Orthodox worship as prescribed by the Church’s typikon.

Consequently, I have facilitated the selection, purchase, importation, installation, and implementation of traditional Orthodox Church bells here in the U.S. and also in Canada. This work has been rendered as a project of Expanding Edge LLC, under the trade name of Blagovest Bells. Our Blagovest Bells are ringing now in more than 100 churches across North America.

As the result of the current US economy downturn, our churches are experiencing serious financial difficulties, which results in a decreasing number of bell orders. Because of that, Blagovest Bells (http://russianbells.com/) recently hasn’t been generating enough revenue to take care of my family, so I have to restructure my occupation. [Read more…]

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Nativity of Christ

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,

Has shown to the world the light of wisdom.

For by it those who worshipped the stars,

Were taught by a star to adore Thee,

The Sun of Righteousness.

And to know Thee the Orient from on high,

O Lord, Glory to Thee!

– Troparion for Christmas Day

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Eastern Christian New Media Awards: 2010 Awards Nominations Open

Eastern Christian New Media Awards 2010 10/11/2010

Nominations are now open for the best Orthodox blogs in 2010! To nominate an entrant click on the link listed below and select that Category that you would like.

Multiple nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Nominations aren’t votes, this is putting people on the ballot to be voted on later (during the voting phase). We will be accepting participants until October 31st. The categories this year have expanded by two since 2009.

Eastern Christian New Media Awards: 2010 Awards Nominations
http://ecawards.blogspot.com/2010/10/2010-awards-nominations-open.html

If you like the work that it’s being done on this blog, kindly consider nominating the OrthodoxNet.com Blog for the specific Category that best fits the articles, editorials, and other information regularly being posted here.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Freedom is not free. Our liberty was paid for by the sacrifices of many brave souls. For all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we humbly thank you! Memory eternal!

“Memorial Day is an occasion of special importance to all Americans, because it is a day sacred to the memory of all those Americans who made the supreme sacrifice for the liberties we enjoy. We will never forget or fail to honor these heroes to whom we owe so much. We honor them best when we resolve to cherish and defend the liberties for which they gave their lives. Let us resolve to do all in our power to assure the survival and the success of liberty so that our children and their children for generations to come can live in an America in which freedom’s light continues to shine.” ~ Ronald Reagan [Read more…]

Conservative Singles, New Website Launched

ConservativeDatingSite.com | Jan. 1, 2010

A new website dedicated exclusively to Conservative Singles has been launched. The site, located at www.ConservativeDatingSite.com, was created in order to serve the needs, interests, beliefs, and traditional values of the large and growing conservative community in the United States and around the world.

We welcome everyone to have a look around the site and see what it has to offer. Registration and regular memberships are FREE for all conservatives.

We believe this venue is a much-needed service for the many Conservative Singles out there who are looking for a friend, a companion, or are ready for a serious long-term relationship. [Read more…]

Veterans Day 2009 – God Bless Our Military

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_eBLT52uLZU0/SRnFh4EJeAI/AAAAAAAAAAk/Yaxa9s10kIo/s400/VeteransDay.jpgMay God bless and protect all our Veterans.

Freedom is not free! It is due to the veterans’ sacrifices and constant vigilance that we still have all our freedoms and liberties.

To every man and woman who preserved my liberty this year, and for all of you who have ever proudly worn our Nation’s uniform, I say, “Thank you!

You seek neither glory nor riches, nor even fame.  You are our best, our brightest, our bravest.  Please always know that even when we don’t show it, we love you.  We appreciate you.  We thank you.  And we will never forget you or forsake you.

Fly your U.S. flag today and thank a veteran.

Dennis Prager Mentions OrthodoxNet Blog on Air


Dennis Prager Radio Show | Dennis Prager | Oct. 19, 2009

On Monday, October 19, 2009, during the second hour of his nationally syndicated radio show, noted conservative Dennis Prager, mentioned the OrthodoxNet Blog post on Anita Dunn’s praise of demonic communist dictator Mao Tse-Tung as one of her “favorite political philosophers.”

Dennis Prager Mentions OrthodoxNet Blog on Air – 10/19/2009

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Mr. Prager (while mistakenly calling our site “orthodoxy.net”) quoted our description of the video clip that Glenn Beck showcased on FoxNews and read on the air the video caption comments:

Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director, admitted that one of favorite political Philosophers, one that she “turns to the most”, is Mao Tse-Tung, the demonic communist dictator responsible for the starvation, torture, and murder of 70 million Chinese.

Here’s an excerpt of Dennis Prager’s comments and his reason for quoting the post from our site:

“… they [OrthodoxNet Blog] give views from an Orthodox perspective, obviously that is from Christian Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, and Judeo/Christian perspective. And the only reason that I am noting this is because I want to read to you their description, as opposed to CNN’s description of Mao Tse-Tung. [Read more…]

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Remembering 9/11 and Thomas Gardner Firefighter FDNY


by Adam Leiter | Sep. 11, 2009

The best way for me to remember 9/11 is to remind everyone of my friend FDNY Firefighter Tommy Gardner, lost in the South Tower on 9/11/01.

He and I were in first grade class together at PS 107 in 1968, in Flushing, Queens, NY. We were in every grade and school together until we graduated high school in 1980. He joined FDNY in 1982. He was in several FDNY units, the last being Hazmat 1. [Read more…]

We Will Always Remember!

Who Really Inspires Violence, the Right or Left?

American Thinker | June 21, 2009

Is the right responsible for inspiring murder, such as that of late-term abortionist George Tiller by Kansas native Scott Roeder? Some certainly seem to think so. For instance, the Friday before last Bill O’Reilly had as a guest on his show Joan Walsh, the editor of leftist news site Salon.com. She appeared because she had criticized O’Reilly for engaging in what she called a “jihad” against Tiller. Her thesis is that O’Reilly and, presumably, the rest of us who are passionately pro-life are culpable in Tiller’s death. [Read more…]

OrthodoxNet Blog Wins 2009 Best Group Blog Orthodox Award!

ECNMA | Blog Editor | June 11, 2009

Our OrthodoxNet Blog has won the 2009 Eastern Christian New Media Awards for Best Group Blog. We rejoice knowing that all the hard work, passion, and dedication that has gone in maintaining and managing this blog has been appreciated and supported. A warm and heartfelt Thank You to all our readers who voted and recognized these efforts. - Blog Editor

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Christ is Risen! Indeed He’s Risen!

Christ is RisenChrist is risen from the dead, Trampling

down death by death, And upon those in

the tombs bestowing life!

“Come, all you faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ. For behold, through the Cross joy has come to all the world. Ever praising the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection. For by enduring the Cross for us, He has destroyed death by death!” - Easter Sunday Resurrection Service

Nativity of Christ 2008

OCA | Metropolitan Jonah | Dec. 25, 2008

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Lo, the time of our salvation draweth nigh! Make ready, O Cave! The Virgin approacheth to give birth! O Bethlehem, land of Judah, Adorn thyself and rejoice, For from thee hath our Lord shone forth! Hearken, ye mountains and hills, And ye parts of Judea, which lie round about, For Christ cometh, That He might save man whom He created, In that He loveth mankind! [Read more…]