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Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

A new discovery in space has sparked widespread debate about the origin of life on Earth. While some say the new evidence proves Christianity is wrong…

Nov 21, 2014

Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29…

Nov 21, 2014

The Healing: Isceljenje

‘The Healing: Isceljenje’ (2014) is a Serbian film by Ivan Jović that tells the story of an Orthodox monk grappling with the aftereffects of war in…

Nov 13, 2014

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God,…

Nov 05, 2014

Houston Subpoena Withdrawn: Law School Dean Comments

Did you read Fr. Lawrence’s response to Houston Mayor Parker’s subpoena demanding area pastors submit their sermons? Today we received a letter…

Oct 29, 2014

Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Greek here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Patriarch of…

Oct 29, 2014

Greek Reporter: Archbishop of America Demetrios Visits Turkish-Occupied Karpasia in Cyprus

Archbishop of America Demetrios visited the few remaining Greek Cypriots in the villages Agia Triada Yialousas and Rizokarpaso and the Apostle Andreas…

Oct 28, 2014

New York Times: Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan

By Rana F. Sweis AMMAN, Jordan — They were among the final holdouts. Even as many of their neighbors fled the violence that engulfed Iraq after the American…

Oct 28, 2014

Christopher Stratakis, Esq. honored with Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship

Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. is joined by his wife, Mary and children, John, Sophia and Erene, as he is honored with the Nicholas J. Bouras Award…

Oct 28, 2014

AINA: Christians in Iraq Face Uncertain Future

By John Burger Tens of thousands of refugees in northern Iraq are facing a winter living in tents or unfinished concrete buildings. Humanitarian aid organizations,…

Oct 21, 2014

Ground Blessing for St. Nicholas at WTC on Oct. 18 LIVE on Satellite Feed, Antenna TV, and Internet

NEW YORK – The Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon,…

Oct 17, 2014

Ground Blessing of Saint Nicholas National Shrine – Parish Resources

On Saturday, October 18th the historic ground blessing for the rebuilding of the new Saint Nicholas National Shrine will take place. To help you promote…

Oct 16, 2014
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