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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in…

Feb 16, 2015

ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox…

Feb 16, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at…

Feb 11, 2015

Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna to Visit Miami

A renowned miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anna, the mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, will be visiting Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami…

Feb 11, 2015

Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Are you a filmmaker? A film buff? Then you’ve got to check out Byzanfest. It’s one of the most unique events around as it’s an online short-film…

Feb 11, 2015

VIDEOS: Orthodoxy in Cuba and Haiti

Did you know that Orthodoxy is growing in the Caribbean? These two videos were created by the Ellopia Media Group, commissioned to visit the Caribbean…

Feb 10, 2015

IOCC Expands Effort to Address Malnutrition in Greece with Aid to Agriculture Cooperatives

IOCC EXPANDS EFFORT TO ADDRESS MALNUTRITION IN GREECE WITH AID TO AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVES The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. Announces Second $1 Million…

Feb 10, 2015

Car Crashes into Orthodox Church, a Week after Congregation Moves to New Building

Recently, several churches in the United States have caught on fire or been damaged. Here’s an unusual report from Birmingham, Alabama. Car crashes…

Feb 10, 2015

Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse

Do you know what to say to a woman you think is being abused or has confided in you that she is being abused? These questions and more will be answered…

Feb 10, 2015

Orthodox Bishops’ Reflections on the March for Life

On January 21-22, 2015, a delegation representing the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America participated in the 42nd annual…

Feb 06, 2015

A Romanian Church Made Entirely of Ice

It’s become something of a tradition. For the last several years, Romanians in the remote Fagaras mountains have built a church entirely out of ice….

Feb 05, 2015

Orthodox Publishers Join Forces

If two heads are better than one, then this merger will be fantastic! A recent press release announced that an agreement was made “to combine the intellectual,…

Feb 05, 2015

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