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Reuters: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million, Half of All Syrians Displaced

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) – Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began…

Aug 30, 2014

Living with EBOLA

Paradise4Kids, the organization supporting Fr. Themi in his fight against EBOLA, just published a telephone interview with volunteer Eleni McDermott….

Aug 29, 2014

BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

By Elizabeth Warkentin Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance clubs…

Aug 28, 2014

NPR: Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary to Ghost Town in 2 Months

By Peter Kenyon The northern Iraqi village of Al-Qosh was humming with activity — and some jitters — when NPR visited back in June. The Assyrian Christian…

Aug 28, 2014

CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

By Catholic World News The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, and conversions…

Aug 28, 2014

Assembly to Hold Clergy Laity Gathering in Dallas

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will commence its fifth annual meeting in Dallas, Texas with a pan-Orthodox…

Aug 28, 2014

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for…

Aug 26, 2014

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky,…

Aug 26, 2014

Panorama.am: Finnish Monk, Author of 500-Page Book on Armenia: “I never encountered such beauty anywhere”

By Nvard Chalikyan  Finnish monk, Professor of Theology Serafim Seppälä has for years been studying the Armenian culture and history and has a number…

Aug 26, 2014

KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those…

Aug 25, 2014

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of…

Aug 23, 2014

Patriarch John X: Words of Welcome to Patriarch Ephrem II Karim

Note: This is unofficial translation was provided for OCN by Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. The Arabic original is available here. Patriarch John X’s speech…

Aug 22, 2014
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