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Petition Against School Board Take Over of Church Property

The community of Ss. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Oakville, Ontario has been shaken by the alarming news that all ten acres of their parish…

May 29, 2016

Orthodox Church Was Present at 2016 Illinois Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

  SPRINGFIELD, IL: Today, the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, was among the honored guests at…

May 26, 2016

Who will be attending the Holy and Great Council?

Have you wondered who would be attending the Holy and Great Council on Pentecost? In this video, Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical…

May 26, 2016

Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East Begin Talks

On 18 May 2016, the first session of the Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in Moscow;…

May 26, 2016

Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

What an exciting time!  We are living in a great moment of history! While we are celebrating Pentecost on June 19, 2016, fourteen autocephalous Orthodox…

May 22, 2016

Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first…

May 22, 2016

New York Parish Hopes to Find Stolen Icon

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan- On Sunday, May 8, 2016, an icon of St. Spyridon was stolen from Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Wadsworth Avenue,…

May 21, 2016

Site of Jesus’ Baptism to be Cleared of Mines, giving access to Orthodox Christians and other Christian Denominations

Under a new agreement between Israeli and Palestinian officials, the site of Jesus’ baptism is to be cleared of mines over the next two years, giving…

May 17, 2016

Could Attending Church Services be the Key to a Longer Life?

Attending religious service might nurture your physical health as well as your spiritual health.  A new study published by the American Medical Association…

May 17, 2016

Panhellenic Motorcycle Association Holds Bike Blessing and Memorial Ride

MERRILLVILLE GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL HOSTED 2ND ANNUAL BIKE BLESSING AND MEMORIAL RIDE THAT INCLUDED A BICYCLE, BIG WHEEL AND SCOOTER BLESSING FOR KIDS….

May 17, 2016

Everyone Celebrates St. George in Taybeh

On May 6. 2016, Orthodox, Catholic, and Melkite faithful gathered in Taybeh, the only Christian town left in Israel or Palestine, to celebrate the feast…

May 09, 2016

Fr. David Bissias Speaks at Chicago Archons Retreat

  KANSASVILLE, WI: The Archons of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago held their first ever Archon Retreat today at the St Iakovos Retreat Center…

May 09, 2016