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Exhausted Sudanese Refugees Struggle For Survival In New Land

March 9, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Thousands of South Sudanese families who fled the violence and bloodshed from their country’s civil war now face…

Mar 09, 2015

In Selma, a Day of Honor and Tribute to the Legacy of Struggle and Sacrifice, Equality and Freedom

SELMA, Ala. – Thousands of people attended the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 National Voting Rights Act and “Bloody Sunday,”…

Mar 09, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios of America Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge with President Barack Obama

SELMA, Ala. – Archbishop Demetrios of America, together with President Barack Obama and other major civic and religious leaders, walked today, March…

Mar 09, 2015

AHEPA to Participate at 50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March

WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s largest and oldest grassroots service association for Greek Americans and Philhellenes, the American Hellenic…

Mar 06, 2015

Government Forcibly Removes Fence Around Orthodox Church in Albania

We have been sent several photos and videos from Tirana, Albania, where the government hired a private company to forcibly remove the fence around the…

Mar 05, 2015

Prayers for Roger Hunt

We ask your prayers for the servant of God Roger Hunt. He is a long-time member of the OCN staff, a gifted composer, and radio technician. He is also one…

Mar 04, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios to Travel to Alabama for the 50th Anniversary of Commemoration of The “March on Selma”

NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America will take part in the events commemorating the 50th Anniversary…

Mar 04, 2015

I Too Am A Nazarene

When you hear about the terrible persecution of Christians in the Middle East, do you wish you could do something help them? St. Katherine’s Greek…

Mar 04, 2015

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

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