St. Raphael of Brooklyn, Nov. 7

St. Raphael of Brooklyn, Nov. 7

Tomorrow, the St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn will commemorate the 100th anniversary of St. Raphael’s repose in 1915. More information for the Feast day: St. Raphael 100th anniversary. St. Raphael was born in Syria, as Raphael Hawaweeny, and moved to New York in 1895. He lead the new Syrian Orthodox...

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Converting to Christianity amid Refugee Crisis; The Gospel advances!

Converting to Christianity amid Refugee Crisis; The Gospel advances!

In Northern Iraq, indigenous Christian missionaries saw the gospel advance nearly unopposed, as reported by Iraqi ministry leaders, despite fierce combat in the region with U.S./Iraqi forces and ISIS. The Christian workers here are having trouble keeping up with area residents’ desire to learn about Christ and the Bible, according to...

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Syrian refugees take shelter in Orthodox Church on Greek Island

Syrian refugees take shelter in Orthodox Church on Greek Island

Syrian refugees on Lesbos, shelter in Orthodox Church Thousands upon thousands of refugees, have entered Greece via the Greek Island of Lesbos, which is only 6 miles from the Turkish border. In the last several days, especially, the island has seen several hundred come ashore. Many of those attempting to...

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ISIS Captives Rescued in Iraq

ISIS Captives Rescued in Iraq

Across the world, many are suffering and still display faith. The Orthodox Christian Network highlights these important news events and reminds us to always pray for peace.  Sixty-nine prisoners were freed on October 22nd, after a raid by Kurdish and American Special Operations forces at an Islamic State (ISIS) prison...

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75th Anniversary of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Minnesota

75th Anniversary of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Minnesota

On October 25, 2015, the St. George Greek Orthodox community in St. Paul, Minnesota, celebrated their 75th Anniversary. We congratulate and wish them many more years as stewards of the Orthodox Faith! See and hear the short video documentary about St. George’s history: (starts at 15 seconds) St. George Video...

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