The Destruction of Smyrna

In 1922 the Turks burnt the great city of Smyrna to the ground. A countless number of Christians were roasted alive in this the first Holocaust of modern times.

In this program, Marjorie Housepian Dobkin, the author of the book, "Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of a City", is interviewed for a full hour. The program has been divided up into four 15 minutes segments.

This program was recorded before the construction of the 3 camera TV studio. Out of necessity, GOCTV taped this program using only a 2 camera setup.


Part I


Part II


Part III


Part IV

Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...

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Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...