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Georgian Patriarch Asks Media to Stop Traumatizing People with Bad News

At the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia addressed his flock with a Sunday sermon, singling out the journalists and “the…

Oct 03, 2014

Virtual Tours of 28 Historic Polish Orthodox Churches

Grass is always greener, get to know yours! A new project Cerkiew.pl: „Puszcza Knyszyńska – Szlakiem Prawosławia” („Puszcza Knyszyńska- route…

Oct 03, 2014

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s…

Oct 03, 2014

IOCC Book Distribution Promotes Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.

Caption: Families and community leaders gather before St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, as His Grace, Bishop David of the Orthodox…

Oct 03, 2014

Honoring Our Wounded Veterans at Warrior Games and Invictus Games

On September 28, the Warrior Games for our wounded veterans commenced in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, shared…

Oct 02, 2014

The Sounding Orthodox Blog Celebrates 40+ Writers!

As OCN begins celebrating its 20th Anniversary year of broadcasting, it also celebrates a milestone in the growth of one of its younger program offerings….

Oct 01, 2014

Fire Destroys Orthodox Church in Palm Harbor, Florida

On behalf of my parish, Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Neo Martyrs of Lesbos Hellenic Orthodox Church of Palm Harbor, Florida, in the Metropolis…

Sep 30, 2014

Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited…

Sep 24, 2014

Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

Dallas, TX–The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas….

Sep 19, 2014

RT: Agafia’s Story: Old hermit lives alone deep in Siberian forest, seeks help

Russian babushka Agafia, whose family fled civilization nearly a century ago, was born in the wilderness of the deep Siberian taiga. RT visited Agafia,…

Sep 18, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch: Time to Move Beyond Words to Actions

VIDEO MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Assembly of Bishops (Dallas, September 16-18, 2014) Venerable brother hierarchs…

Sep 17, 2014

Annual Assembly Progresses with Constructive Dialogue

Dallas, TX – More than 35 members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America joined in celebrating the Divine Liturgy…

Sep 17, 2014