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Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck Honored by King Abdullah II for Contribution to Interfaith Dialogue

With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco, the V. Rev. Laurent Cleenewerck , rector of St Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka,…

Apr 22, 2016

Chicago’s Family Synaxis Ministry

A Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries program, Different Drummers, featured the Family Synaxis Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Different…

Apr 20, 2016

Armenian Genocide Remembered with Ecumenical Service

  CHICAGO, IL: The Joint Committee of Armenian Churches of Greater Chicago and Wisconsin held an Ecumenical Prayer Service with the theme, “Martyrs…

Apr 19, 2016

Jordan’s Queen Visits Chicago

  CHICAGO, IL: Today, the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, was one of several honored guests…

Apr 19, 2016

Poetry on Armenian Genocide Wins Pulitzer Award

The Armenian Genocide is back in the news as part of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Ozone Journal is a collection of poems published last year by…

Apr 19, 2016

EIKONA Performs for St. Nicholas Shrine Fundraiser

  Elmhurst, IL: Eikona, a three sister ensemble, held a fundraiser concert tonight hosted by St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst, Illinois….

Apr 18, 2016

STATEMENT by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

We Have Traveled Here to Look into Your Eyes Lesvos, April 16, 2016 Dearest brothers and sisters, Precious youth and children, We have traveled here to…

Apr 16, 2016

Marriage as a Path to Holiness Presentation

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH — Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at Saint Tikhons Seminary, South Canaan, PA will offer a presentation titled…

Apr 15, 2016

Rival Christian Communities Agree to Save the Dilapidated Aedicule

JERUSALEM — It was a typical day at the shrine around what many believe is the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem’s Old City. A Greek Orthodox choir sang inside…

Apr 13, 2016

The Silent Crisis of Childhood Hunger in America

Since 2007, family homelessness in the United States has skyrocketed by 20%. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, lack of affordable housing is…

Apr 13, 2016

Orthodoxy in Cuba

by George Zimmar, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Published with permission.   Formerly atheist Cuba was the site of the recent two-hour private meeting of…

Apr 12, 2016

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem….

Apr 12, 2016