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4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS in Northern Iraq

Photo: Christian Nineveh Plain Province line up in Iraq. FACEBOOK / NINEVEH PLAIN PROVINCE NEWSWEEK: 4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS…

Feb 05, 2015

Ministry Updates Video Series Online

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of the Archdiocesan Ministries. This project comes to you from the Department…

Feb 05, 2015

Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid Released from Prison

His Eminence Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid was released from prison on February 2, ending 1,147 straight days of his third prison term in the Republic of Macedonia…

Feb 04, 2015

Patriarch Kirill: Pan-Orthodox Council Should Show the Unity of Orthodoxy to the World

Patriarchal Press Service — On February 2, 2015, addressing the Bishops’ Conference, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, spoke…

Feb 04, 2015

A Weekend Trip to Bulgaria and the Colossal Alexsandar Nevski Cathedral

A travel writer for the Daily Mail was pleasantly surprised by his trip to Sofia, including the Alexsandar Nevski Cathedral, “the sort of dreaming…

Feb 04, 2015

Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving…

Feb 03, 2015

Orthodox Institute at Cambridge Asks, “Christian Ecumenism: Does It Have a Future?”

In a few days the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge will be hosting a significant lecture by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk….

Jan 31, 2015

PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists…

Jan 30, 2015

IOCC Delivers Winter Relief to Snowbound Syrian Refugees

January 30, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Snow and frigid cold blanket Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, where nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees living in vinyl tents…

Jan 30, 2015

45 Churches Burned in Niger: Media Not Interested

Remember the outrage expressed around the world over the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo? Social media hummed, the world mourned, people marched and…

Jan 30, 2015

14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

Horrors continue in the areas controled by the Islamic State. According to Christianity Daily: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured…

Jan 30, 2015

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic…

Jan 27, 2015

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