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IOCC Helping Restore Homes And Livelihoods For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

April 11, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — For years, Orlando supported his wife and five children by selling a daily catch of tilapia and milkfish snared from…

Apr 14, 2014

IOCC Assists Displaced Syrians Fleeing Embattled Kessab

April 3, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — Intense fighting this past week in Kessab, a predominantly Armenian Christian town in northwestern Syria, forced hundreds…

Apr 03, 2014

New Programs at OCN

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. Hebrews 2:1 Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season…

Mar 31, 2014

Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at noon, a number of young vandals invaded the courtyard and the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, the site of a Sacred Spring (Agiasma),…

Mar 26, 2014

Blessings Beyond Bars

The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) has recently launched its first Lenten Youth Project, Blessings Beyond Bars, which engages children and young…

Mar 24, 2014

Archbishop Demetrios of America Issues Letter of Condolences for the Passing of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Archdiocese

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, as Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, upon…

Mar 22, 2014

His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese has announced that His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) has fallen asleep in the Lord. We offer our…

Mar 20, 2014

Dr. George Mekras

Today we mourn the loss of a leader and good friend.  Dr. George Mekras holds a special place in our hearts here at OCN, where he served for many years…

Mar 19, 2014

Community Kitchen Addresses Malnutrition Facing Syrian Refugee Families

PHOTO: Lebanese women cook side by side with Syrian refugee women to prepare lentil soup that will feed 240 Syrian refugee families living in the Akkar…

Mar 17, 2014

Rebuilding Resilient Communities in the Balkans

CAPTION: Learning can be difficult on an empty stomach. IOCC is providing assistance to ensure that each day these vulnerable schoolchildren living in…

Mar 11, 2014

Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

NEW YORK – The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued yesterday March 9, 2014, Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communiqué upon the conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates…

Mar 10, 2014

Syrian Nuns Freed

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped months ago from Mar Thekla in Ma-loula, Syria, by al Qaeda-linked rebels, were released today. After a 9-hour…

Mar 09, 2014
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