Christian Persecution at an All Time High

Christian Persecution at an All Time High

  The outlook for Christians in countries around the world is looking worse than ever before according to a new report from Aid to the Church in Need.  According to the report persecution against Christians is at an all time high.  “In 2016, estimates for the number of Christians worldwide...

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Marching for the Sanctity of Life

Marching for the Sanctity of Life

Gathered together Orthodox Christians marched for the Sanctity of life.  OnSunday, January 21, 2018 was observed as “Sanctity of Life Sunday” in parishes across the United States.  The commemoration marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the US. Metropolitan Tikhon led the Orthodox...

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Very Rev. Nathanael Symeonides Elected as Metropolitan of Chicago

Very Rev. Nathanael Symeonides Elected as Metropolitan of Chicago

At its regularly scheduled meeting under the chairmanship of his His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW, the Holy and Sacred Synod unanimously elected the Very Rev. Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as the Metropolitan of Chicago.   Fr. Symeonides has served as the Director, Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, Interfaith & Church – World Relations at...

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to End Racism

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to End Racism

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INITIATIVE TO END RACISM NEW YORK – As our nation observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is proud to announce that it will participate in an ecumenical initiative to end racism. The process will begin in...

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Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study

Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study

The report “Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: a Parish Life Study” has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Download the study report here: Executive Summary (PDF) Full Report (PDF) The report provides a comprehensive picture of today’s lives of American Orthodox parishes, including...

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Apply to CrossRoad!

Apply to CrossRoad!

Are you an Orthodox Christian high school junior or senior interested in exploring your faith like never before? Seeking to make more Orthodox friends? Yearning to wrestle with tough questions about meaning, purpose, and love? If so, apply to CrossRoad! Application deadline: February 1, 2018  For more information, visit our website: www.crossroadinstitute.org Click here...

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Inaugural Outdoor Blessing of the Water Service to be held on Chicago River

Inaugural Outdoor Blessing of the Water Service to be held on Chicago River

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TO HOST INAUGURAL BLESSING OF THE CHICAGO RIVER, SERVICE CELEBRATES CHRIST’S BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN On Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 1:30pm at the Park Number 571 Boathouse, at 2828 South Eleanor Street in Chicago, St Basil Greek Orthodox Church will hold the Inaugural Theophany/Epiphany Blessing of the Waters service...

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SERIES “AN UNTOLD TALE: THE HOLOCAUST IN GREECE” TO BE HELD IN MILWAUKEE JANUARY – MARCH

SERIES “AN UNTOLD TALE: THE HOLOCAUST IN GREECE” TO BE HELD IN MILWAUKEE JANUARY – MARCH

SERIES “AN UNTOLD TALE: THE HOLOCAUST IN GREECE” TO BE HELD IN MILWAUKEE JANUARY – MARCH THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO, STS CONSTANTINE & HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF WAUWATOSA, AND ANNUCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF MILWAUKEE PARTNER WITH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF MILWAUKEE AND NATHAN & ESTHER PELZ...

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Six Congressional Members Urge Stronger Action to Protect Religious Liberty

Six Congressional Members Urge Stronger Action to Protect Religious Liberty

Six Congressional members urge stronger action to protect religious liberty WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six members of Congress stressed the need for the U.S. government to take a more vigorously active role in protecting endangered Christians in the Holy Lands and the Middle East. Four representatives and two senators spoke Tuesday at the...

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Metropolis of Chicago Observes Six Month Remembrance of Metropolitan Iakovos of Blessed Memory

Metropolis of Chicago Observes Six Month Remembrance of Metropolitan Iakovos of Blessed Memory

METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO OBSERVES SIX MONTH REMEMBRANCE OF METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS OF BLESSED MEMORY BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS OFFICIATES SERVICE AT ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL: His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos today officiated Divine Liturgy at Annuciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago followed by an memorial service for...

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Three Fires Threaten Counties in Northern Los Angeles and Surrounding Parishes

Three Fires Threaten Counties in Northern Los Angeles and Surrounding Parishes

AUTHOR:  Kristen Bruskas The strong Santa Ana winds are the source of the most recent and devastating fires to affect California. The Thomas Fire has consumed over 55,000 acres in Ventura County and the surrounding areas, leading to the evacuation of over 27,000 people, and already destroying over 150 structures, including...

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Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes

Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Alexei D. Krindatch, Research Coordinator,  Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America The study “Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes” has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Download the study report here:...

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