Economic Crisis in Greece: An Update

Economic Crisis in Greece: An Update

In this episode, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Constantine M. Triantafilou, the Executive Director of International Orthodox Christian Charities, about the continuing economic crisis in Greece. With the help of generous support from the Jaharis Family Foundation Inc., the Hellenic Initiative, and others, the IOCC will be endeavoring to provide...

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Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

​In this episode, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Mark Ohanian, who has just returned from Syria with a report on the horrific situation Orthodox Christians in that country are facing. Mr. Ohanian is the Director of Programs for International Orthodox Christian Charities; he describes the work that IOCC, in partnership...

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Paschal Evangelism

Paschal Evangelism

In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul instructed his spiritual son to do the work of an evangelist. What does that mean? Are we to stand on street corners and harangue people we don’t know? Argue with friends on the internet? What, exactly, is the work of an evangelist?...

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Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

While Christian martyrs in Syria, Libya, and Iraq continue to be in our prayers, let us also remember those in danger in other places. The Taliban is targeting Christians in Pakistan. Yesterday, a Christian community in eastern Pakistan was attacked by suicide bombers. Lord have mercy. Suicide bombings in Christian...

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St. Feofil

St. Feofil

“Feofil breaks the rule and order. . . . No one knows where he might read his prayers. . .. He barely participates in the . . . liturgy . . . .. He stands before the altar-table as if dumbfounded and requires constant direction . . ..he bends down...

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Celebrate Pascha with Your Godchild

Celebrate Pascha with Your Godchild

When you became a godparent, you assumed responsibility before God to bring the child up in the Orthodox faith. You pray for your godchildren, of course. You light candles for them every time you enter a church. But if you mean to ensure that your godchild loves the Church as...

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