A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

Below are some pictures of the Monastery of Hamatoura in Kousba village, North Lebanon. The monastery is named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. In addition, at the monastery there are also relics of Saint Jacob of Hamatoura, who served as a priest in the monastery and was martyred on...

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The World’s First Underground Orthodox Church

The World’s First Underground Orthodox Church

Ancient Dacia was famous for its salt mines. In modern-day Romania, salt mines continue to be popular and can be found throughout the country. In addition to their commercial purpose, they are very popular amongst locals as places that provide natural treatment for respiratory problems. The Targu-Ocna salt mine in Moldavia has...

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Divine Liturgy for the Seventh Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy for the Seventh Sunday of Matthew

St Panteleimon O Champion and Martyr of God, imitating the Merciful and bearing from Him the grace of healing, cure our spiritual ills by your prayers, and set free from the temptation of the eternal enemy those who ceaselessly cry out, “Save us, O Lord. +Kontakion in the Plagal of...

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Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

(Reuters) – About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city’s 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church. Despite its thick walls dating back to the Crusades, the Church of Saint Porphyrius was still not a...

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This Russian Video Made the World Cry

This Russian Video Made the World Cry

Dashboard cameras are mainly used by police in America but are a popular accessory for civilian cars in Russia. There are a wide variety of dash-cam compilations from Russia on YouTube, including car crashes, bizarre occurrences, crazy traffic, and so on. But this dash-cam compilation is of an entirely different...

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