This Week in Orthodoxy, December 12, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, December 12, 2014

“Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: * The Patriarch of Antioch was in New York presiding over the enthronement of a new Metropolitan....

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Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Blanca Ruiz recently published a startlingly article, featuring a Greek Orthodox priest who lives in Nazareth. Madrid, Spain, Dec 12 (CNA/EWTN News) — Fr. Gabriel Nadaf is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He lives in Nazareth and faces death threats for publicizing the state of Christians in the...

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An American Punk Drummer Who Is Saving Syrian Orthodox Chant

An American Punk Drummer Who Is Saving Syrian Orthodox Chant

After discovering there were absolutely no recordings of some of the most ancient of all Christian chanting styles, an American punk drummer decided to do something about it. Check out the interview below, produced by National Public Radio. In addition to a great story, it includes a couple of beautiful...

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Arab Spring, IS aimed at demonizing Islam – Patriarch Kirill

Arab Spring, IS aimed at demonizing Islam – Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, December 12, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia thinks that extremist paramilitary groups such as the Islamic State make Muslims themselves suffer. “I cannot stop thinking that the Arab Spring and the emergence of radical Islamic paramilitary forces and their public executions of people – all...

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A World-Renown Doctor Turned Russian Orthodox Bishop and Saint

A World-Renown Doctor Turned Russian Orthodox Bishop and Saint

In 1905, a young Russian doctor volunteered to work for the Red Cross. In his memoirs he wrote: For thirteen years I worked twelve to fourteen hours a day. I was thinking seriously of abandoning the rural hospital in order to travel to distant villages where the people were poor...

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Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

MOSCOW — Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin made international headlines for his recent comments arguing against an art installation of the “Eye of Sauron” in Moscow. Now, reports are circulating about a new textbook he edited, titled “Russian Language, History and the Foundations of Russian Law.” The book...

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Assurè, Noah’s Pudding

Assurè, Noah’s Pudding

For the Greek Christians of Asia Minor, Assurè (Grk: Assurè / Arb: Ashure) was made on Christmas Eve as an offering to Christ and Panagia. These refugees brought Assurè to Northern and Central Greece. For Cretans, the Assurè became a dessert in the cities with no religious significance.   Assurè: Turkish Version...

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