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Wide-Ranging Interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate Published in English

Recently, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate published a translation of a wide-ranging interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate between a Turkish…

Dec 19, 2014

Metropolitan Methodios: Christmas Celebrates God’s Becoming Man to Restore Man to God

A Christmas Reflection by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Once again this Christmas we celebrate the birth of the only begotten Son and Logos…

Dec 17, 2014

Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom

You may feel that religious freedom is the result of democracy. Have you considered that the reverse may be true? Watch this short and powerful statement…

Dec 16, 2014

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: Raise Children With Family Prayer

In a recent sermon, His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia emphasized the importance of attending church as a family and praying together every evening….

Dec 16, 2014

App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

Proposals to place an “Eye of Sauron” in the Moscow business district were scuttled after protests from various groups, including the Russian…

Dec 15, 2014

Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

In a recent meeting with one of Turkey’s most important Muslim leaders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized four things. 1. The Moscow…

Dec 15, 2014

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) —…

Dec 12, 2014

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…

Dec 12, 2014

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…

Dec 12, 2014

Interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

On December 6, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was enthroned by Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church…

Dec 11, 2014

Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

On December 6, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch enthroned Metropolitan Joseph as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America….

Dec 11, 2014

Patriarch John X of Antioch: We Are One Church and One Family

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, who is in the United States after enthroning His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph as the primate of the Antiochian…

Dec 11, 2014
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