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Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Last night, an outstanding Orthodox priest died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers. Fr. Matthew Baker leaves behind his wife, Katherine,…

Mar 02, 2015

St. Katherine to Host First Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium with South Florida Archons

 ST. KATHERINE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM WITH SOUTH FLORIDA ARCHONS*  A National Christian Rights and Freedom…

Mar 01, 2015

Pan-Orthodox Celebration in Response to Christian Persecution

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Faithful Christians of all the Orthodox Christian parishes in South Florida along with their parish priests will gather at the St….

Feb 27, 2015

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015

Longsuffering Lord, how wonderful are your works! Who will number your love for humankind? Who, when they see your Priests and Ascetics slain for the sake…

Feb 26, 2015

IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

February 26, 2015 (IOCC) — Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the…

Feb 26, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios: Lent Is Not a Journey of Despair

Holy and Great Lent Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance…. Matthew 3:8                                     To the Most Reverend…

Feb 20, 2015

St. Katherine Film Series Highlights Smyrna Documentary & ISIS Threat

  ST. KATHERINE FILM SERIES HIGHLIGHTS SMYRNA DOCUMENTARY & ISIS THREAT “SMYRNA:  DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY,” a documentary film…

Feb 20, 2015

St. Katherine ‘I Too Am a Nazarene’ Pin Sales to Benefit Persecuted Christians

ST KATHERINE ‘I TOO AM A NAZARENE’ PIN SALES TO BENEFIT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS & REFUGEES IN MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT St. Katherine Greek Orthodox…

Feb 20, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Condolences and Special Prayer Service for Slain Coptic Orthodox Christians in Libya

NEW YORK – After learning about the recent brutal slaying of twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians from Egypt by the members of ISIS, Archbishop Demetrios…

Feb 19, 2015

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in…

Feb 16, 2015

ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox…

Feb 16, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at…

Feb 11, 2015

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