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Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

By Xrisanthi (Kristin) Giannas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the sun set on Daytona Beach, hymns began inside the Greek Orthodox Church just a few blocks…

Jun 02, 2015

‘Baptism By Troll’ As Patriarch Kirill Opens VK Social Networking Page

RADIO FREE EUROPE RUSSIA   MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill launched a personal page over the weekend on a popular…

May 28, 2015

Assembly of Bishops Executive Committee to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

On June 16, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will travel to Istanbul in order to meet…

May 26, 2015

Hellenic College Holy Cross 73rd Commencement Honors and Celebrates the Legacy of Retiring President, Reverend Nicholas Triantafilou

Brookline, MA – The 73rd Commencement weekend at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology was both celebratory and reflective as…

May 21, 2015

Retiring Hellenic College Holy Cross president, the Reverend Nicholas C. Triantafilou, honored at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel

Brookline, MA – On Friday evening, May 15, members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, dignitaries, donors, friends, and family from around the United States…

May 20, 2015

Balkans Still Recovering One Year After Catastrophic Floods

May 19, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — It’s been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding…

May 20, 2015

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

ASIA NEWS by Marta Allevato Moscow (AsiaNews) – In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived…

May 20, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios Presides over the Consecration of Saint Sophia Cathedral in the Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON – The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia in the Nation’s Capital was consecrated yesterday, Sunday, May 10, 2015, with His Eminence…

May 12, 2015

2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State…

May 11, 2015

Learn Amazing Details of St. Sophia’s Consecration & The History of the Service of Consecration

On May 9 & 10, 2015, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington DC celebrated its consecration.  Tina Serbanos, Saint Sophia Youth Ministry…

May 10, 2015

Ground-Breaking Conference Begins May 7 – Tune In!

The first ever International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care is about to begin. The event opens at 8:00 AM on May 7, at the Hotel…

May 08, 2015

Halki Summit II to focus on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word,” June 8-10

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is hosting the second Halki Summit on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word.” Co-sponsored by…

May 08, 2015

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