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New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic…

Jan 27, 2015

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The…

Jan 26, 2015

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

As pro-life activists in the United States, including Orthodox clergy, demonstrated against abortion in the United States, the Patriarch of Moscow also…

Jan 26, 2015

Archons of South Florida to Host Religious Freedom Events

Regional Commander John Scurtis reports the Archons of South Florida will be hosting several religious freedom events, including: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015…

Jan 26, 2015

Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer travel program to Greece, Ionian Village, announces the continuation of the FAITH:…

Jan 23, 2015

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’…

Jan 23, 2015

Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Edward Lee Bowman brutally murdered Father John Karastamatis, an Orthodox priest, at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California in 1985….

Jan 23, 2015

Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

“Leviathan,” a Russian film which is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job, has received international critical acclaim, winning the Golden…

Jan 23, 2015

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New…

Jan 22, 2015

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries…

Jan 22, 2015

Russia’s Orthodox Church Unveils Its Own Financial System

THE TABLET – Russia’s Orthodox Church unveils its own financial system by  Jonathan Luxmoore Russia’s Orthodox Church has unveiled a new “Orthodox…

Jan 22, 2015

Orthodox Leaders Condemn Charlie Hebdo Cover

Responding to the international release of a new issue of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the front page of which features a cartoon of the Prophet…

Jan 21, 2015

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