Orthodox countries should reject Western legal, political, and moral values, says Russian Orthodox official

Orthodox countries should reject Western legal, political, and moral values, says Russian Orthodox official

Moscow (November 29, Interfax) – The Moscow Patriarchate has called on Orthodox countries, including Russia, not to change in dialogue with the European Union under its influence, but suggests that the EU change instead. “Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria – representatives of the most powerful civilization –...

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Syriac Orthodox bishop: Muslims enemies of Christ

Syriac Orthodox bishop: Muslims enemies of Christ

BEIRUT (The Daily Star): The Syriac Orthodox bishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli George Saliba Wednesday denounced Muslims as enemies of Jesus, accusing them of a history of violence and oppression against Christians. “What is happening in Iraq is a strange thing, but it is normal for Muslims, because they...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Insists Christians Will Remain Faithful and Stay in the Middle East

Patriarchate of Antioch Insists Christians Will Remain Faithful and Stay in the Middle East

An Official Statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch 7/30/2014 In the midst of all destruction which is taking place in the Middle East and with the recent events like killings and displacements which affected Christians and others, and in the midst of the conflicts in Syria and the...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

“We strongly condemn attacks on any segment of society in this Middle East and we especially condemn the attack on the Christians of Mosul” Statement from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus (2014-07-23) — At a time when Syria’s wounds have been bleeding for more...

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La Teotokos, Parte 4: La Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo

La Teotokos, Parte 4: La Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten continúan su serie sobre la Teotokos y Siempre-Virgen María; esta vez, examinan la Fiesta de la Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo: ¿Qué podemos aprender de esta fiesta que, a pesar...

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$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

By Patrick Hatch for The Age Members of the Greek Orthodox community are in shock after more than $100,000 worth of jewellery left as gifts to the Virgin Mary was stolen from a church on the Mornington Peninsula. Police say burglars walked into Red Hill’s Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani...

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FOCUS Opens Free Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA

FOCUS Opens Free Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA

(Antiochian.org) — The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) recently opened the FOCUS + Pittsburgh Free Health Center. The Center provides free, quality physical and mental health care as well as pharmaceutical and laboratory services to uninsured individuals. Patients are seen by Orthodox physicians and health care providers...

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All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

(AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Syriac Catholic Church: Syrian Catholic Diocese –...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, or any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their...

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OCMC News: 10 Volunteers Needed for Short-term Missions in 2014!

OCMC News: 10 Volunteers Needed for Short-term Missions in 2014!

From Guatemala to Moldova to Kenya, Orthodox Christians from the United States have taught the faith, built churches, and led youth camps in 2014. There is, however, still much work to be done! Teams to Albania, Tanzania, and Uganda will be departing in September and October and the Mission Center...

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Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

By Kim Sengupta (independent.co.uk) The Sunday service had been taking place in a morning of quietness and calm, a rare chance of reflection amid the turbulence of war. That ended as the last prayers were being held, the sound of air strikes and tank rounds echoing not far from the...

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Don’t Proof Text the Holy Fathers

Don’t Proof Text the Holy Fathers

“Proof texting” is a well known problem, especially when it comes to interpreting Holy Scripture. Some people develop whole theologies around a narrow interpretation of a few scattered verses (or even isolated books of the Bible), ignoring what the Church Father’s called the skopos: the overall purpose or ultimate meaning...

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