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Church of St. Athanasius Leveled by Albanian Government

Today on August 26, 2015, before dawn at around 4 o’clock in the morning, in order not to confront the residents of Dhermi in Himara, the Orthodox church…

Aug 27, 2015

Speaking to Secular America: Upcoming Conference

An important conference will confront the urgent issue of reaching out to the increasing number of Americans who are not in church. “Speaking to…

Aug 26, 2015

Manna from Heaven: A Pan-Orthodox Retreat for Single Mothers and Their Children

Family Life Ministry is proud to announce a brand new retreat, specifically created for single mothers and their children, to be held at the Diakonia Retreat…

Aug 25, 2015

ISIS Destroys Monastery, Desecrates Relics

After kidnapping up to 250 Christians from the 1600-year-old Mar Elian Monastery and nearby villages, ISIS returned to destroy the monastery and the relics…

Aug 24, 2015

St. Raphael School Offers Orthodox Response to Education Trends

In just two weeks, St. Raphael School will begin its third year in operation. What is St. Raphael School? It began as the work of Dr. James Taylor–professor…

Aug 24, 2015

BREAKING: Second Attack on Orthodox Church in Dhermi, Albania

The Church of St. Athanasius is again violated and the life of the priest endangered. On Friday, August 21st, 2015, a very serious act of vandalism took…

Aug 22, 2015

Albanian Government Attempts Destruction of Orthodox Church

On August 20th, 2015, during the festive period of the Theotokos, in the town of Dhërmi in Southern Albania, the local community of Orthodox faithful…

Aug 22, 2015

2015 OCN Hero Award

At 7 am on August 26th, the final public voting round to decide the 2015 OCN Hero Award recipient will begin. Over the past few months, the Orthodox…

Aug 21, 2015

Does the Future Have a Church? by Dr. Tony Vrame

Listen to a fascinating presentation given by Dr. Tony Vrame on ‘Does the Future Have a Church‘?  Dr. Vrame, Director of the Department…

Aug 12, 2015

Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

There is a famous miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ, on the island of Lipsi, Greece.  This icon, called Panagia tou Harou, depicts the Virgin Mary…

Aug 11, 2015

Dr. Marian Simion Appointed Honorary Adviser to the Romanian Parliament

On July 1, 2015, Dr. Marian Gh. Simion was appointed Honorary Adviser to Senator Ben-Oni Ardelean, Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Romanian…

Aug 07, 2015

Metropolitan Tikhon to open 45th annual St. Herman Pilgrimage tonight

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will join His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska; His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa; and clergy and faithful…

Aug 07, 2015

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