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Seminary Student from Hong Kong Ordained as Deacon for Chinese Orthodox Church

Although this ordination took place a month ago, it’s always a blessing to see the Orthodox Church growing, even against all difficulties. On December…

Jan 05, 2015

Greek Orthodox Expanding the Faith in UAE

By Caline Malek The National ABU DHABI — Greek Orthodox Christians are building a church in Mussaffah to accommodate the hundreds of worshippers…

Jan 05, 2015

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century By Burak Akinci | AFP News  Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has authorised the building…

Jan 05, 2015

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo On the morning of 24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon performed the…

Jan 05, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion: Invite Relatives and Friends to Church

In a recent homily, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk emphasized that all Orthodox Christians have an apostolic calling to share the…

Jan 02, 2015

Orthodox Priest Speaks about Middle East Crisis on American TV

Fr. Thomas Zain is the Vicar-General of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and Dean of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn,…

Jan 02, 2015

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

We at OCN would like to extend our prayers of support to Bishop Paul as he begins his new archpastoral ministry. CHICAGO, IL — Clergy and faithful…

Dec 29, 2014

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami December 26 marks the 10th anniversary of a powerful and deadly…

Dec 29, 2014

OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

SYOSSET, NY — The Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Florida-based Orthodox Christian Mission Center, will be hosting a mission…

Dec 27, 2014

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch Hold Prayers for the Release of Abducted Bishops of Aleppo

According to the official Facebook page of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated today in…

Dec 27, 2014

Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel

An unexpected discovery along the Sea of Galilee is shedding new light on the world in which Jesus lived. Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered…

Dec 25, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Christmas Message: Christ Conquers Violence and Evil through Love

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace…

Dec 24, 2014

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