Jerusalem is a People

Jerusalem is a People

With ISIS rampaging across the Middle East and civilians fleeing their homes, many worry that soon Christians will be an afterthought in the fabric of Arab countries. The extremists would probably like it that way; however, we Christians cling to many holy sites throughout the region, especially in Syria and...

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Bishops Speak Out on Violence in Syria

Bishops Speak Out on Violence in Syria

In a new article from the Christian Post, bishops of the Melkite and Syriac churches are quoted voicing the plight of Christians in the Middle East and asking western powers to support the Christians there more. Writer Stoyan Zaimov reports: “Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has warned that the...

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New Threats in Pakistan

New Threats in Pakistan

In a recent Breitbart news report, Donna Edmunds references new advisories from the Pakistani military to Christians in their country that ISIS affiliates are “publicly announcing that they will start to attack “infidels” within the country.” There are conflicting opinions concerning these threats. Some say that these affiliates are just...

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Enthronement of Metropolitan Silouan (Oner)

Enthronement of Metropolitan Silouan (Oner)

On Saturday November 28th, 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch Youhanna of Antioch will enthrone His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan (Oner) as Archbishop of London and Metropolitan of the British Isles and Ireland at St. George Cathedral in London. Many bishops from the Holy Synod of Antioch will attend this occasion. Patriarch Youhanna...

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Letting it Grow

Letting it Grow

  Late in the evening, the faithful missionary hearts of Hellenic College Holy Cross once again gathered to hear words of wisdom as put forth by the great missionary veterans of our time. Under the hospitality of Father Luke Veronis and his father, Father Alexander Veronis, guest speakers Fr. Theodore...

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The Spirit of the Martyrs

The Spirit of the Martyrs

  On October 26th we celebrated the Great Righteous and Victorious Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer. Pemtousia.com has published an excellent summation of the Martyr’s life which is available here: http://pemptousia.com/2015/10/october-26-feast-of-great-martyr-saint-demetrios-the-myrrh-streamer/ In this day in age we often times think that the Christian persecutions and martyrdoms of the Saints were so...

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Saint Raphael of Brooklyn

Saint Raphael of Brooklyn

Sometimes there seems to be a saint who doesn’t really stand out, believe it or not. They are laborers in God’s vineyard, and their ‘claim to fame’ is for something other than what they’ve done. They just seem to have been in the right place at the right time. At...

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What We Need

What We Need

Pray then like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead...

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We Must Love Others Before We Can Learn to Love Ourselves

We Must Love Others Before We Can Learn to Love Ourselves

You’ve heard it said that you must learn to love yourself before you can love others. I disagree. Loving yourself in only self-love, and rarely leads to loving others. In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazaros, we hear of a man who loved himself so much, he never...

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