PMC: Coptic Pope Meets with Canadian Prime Minister

PMC: Coptic Pope Meets with Canadian Prime Minister

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today visited the newly-built St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Markham with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. The visit consisted of a tour of the Cathedral, as well as a presentation of the unveiling of...

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ZENIT: Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss ‘Synodality and the Primate’

ZENIT: Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss ‘Synodality and the Primate’

The eighth plenary session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church will take place in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 23 September, following the invitation from the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III. The session will be co-chaired by...

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NY Times: The Middle East’s Friendless Christians

NY Times: The Middle East’s Friendless Christians

By Ross Douthat WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole....

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NL Times: Jesus Relics, Silver Box Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church

NL Times: Jesus Relics, Silver Box Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church

A silver reliquary belonging to the Greek orthodox church in Rotterdam was stolen on Saturday afternoon. According to the church, the box contained pieces of the very cross where Jesus Christ was crucified 2000 years ago, along with other items, the Algemeen Dagblad reports. Priest Christos Sidiropoulos had the box...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

Matthew 13:33 – 45 Parables of the Leaven, Hidden Treasure, and the Pear of Great Price To illustrate and make things familiar to his listeners, Christ drew from the scenes and activities of everyday life. The transforming power of leaven: Leaven is like yeast. It can be seen working yet...

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Integrity

Integrity

It isn’t very often that we hear the word “integrity” in the religious language of our Greek Orthodox Church. Yet, if we scratch the surface, we will discover profound meanings that speak directly to the way we are to be and to live our Orthodox Christian life. We can start...

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Armenian Weekly: Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

Armenian Weekly: Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

The Hellenic Parliament adopted a bill (54 to 42, three abstentions) on Sept. 9 criminalizing the denial of genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the genocide of the Pontic Greeks, thus becoming the third European country after Switzerland and Slovakia to adopt such a measure. The bill known...

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