Targeting Christians

Targeting Christians

Yet another massacre at the hands of an Islamic group has been reported, this time in the country of Kenya. According to news reports, Al-Shabab militants wearing masks stormed into the dormitories of Garissa University College in Kenya early in the morning, shooting people at random and taking hostages. When...

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8 Recommended Books to Understand Christian Persecution

8 Recommended Books to Understand Christian Persecution

Like many Orthodox Christians, you may be wondering about how to understand Christian Persecution and how to get involved.  “The public is oblivious to what is going on in the birthplace of Christianity. It is horrifying; Martyrs are being made by the hundreds every day.  The Christians Right and Freedom...

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Another Jesus

Another Jesus

One is tempted to hearken to the siren song of our relativistic and pluralistic society and conclude that all Christian churches believe pretty much the same thing.  There are differences, of course—some have bishops and some don’t; some consider the Eucharist to be the true Body and Blood of Christ, and...

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The Illiberal Demand for Kosher and Halal Bacon

The Illiberal Demand for Kosher and Halal Bacon

The Joy of Bacon With just a few days left before Pascha, the dominant logismoi distracting me from proper prayer (and analysis) is … bacon.  I love it.  I especially love the really fatty kind that just melts in your mouth.  The best of the best is fried salo, a sort of bacon cut...

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Holy Week or Holy Weekend?

Holy Week or Holy Weekend?

Listen Now.  Do you participate in a holy week, or a holy weekend? We welcome back Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, to offer a summary of the services of Holy Week and a proper perspective to aid our participation. This interview...

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Orthodox Christians to Celebrate Pascha (Easter) April 12

Orthodox Christians to Celebrate Pascha (Easter) April 12

NEW YORK – More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Pascha (Easter) next Sunday, April 12, 2015.  This year Orthodox Pascha is celebrated one week after the celebration of the Western Easter. The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Council of Nicaea, Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D.  According...

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