Let No Man Put Asunder

Let No Man Put Asunder

We live in a culture of divorce. In North America, fully one half of all marriages end in divorce, and sometimes persons have several divorces, divorcing one spouse after another. This leaves a hidden trail of broken families and the challenge of creating blended families. It also places tremendous strain...

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Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Today is the beginning of a two-day intensive look into the issue of Religious Freedom for all minorities in Turkey. As I review the list of speakers, I must say I am more impressed than ever with the effort of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and thankful that OCN...

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Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

London, 4 December 2013,  Mr. Daniel Gabriel on behalf of World Council of Arameans: After the recent attacks by militant Islamic forces against the ancient Aramean towns of Ma’loula and al-Raqqa, the world recently witnessed another organized assault against the Biblical towns of Sadad and Hafar. Sadly Ma’loula is again...

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December: Forgiveness and Repentance

December: Forgiveness and Repentance

“ …Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” (Mark 1:14b-15) Dear OCN Supporters, “Rejoice” might be the word that springs to our mind when we...

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