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CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

Have you heard of the rock churches of Lalibela? Instead of rising up above the ground, as most buildings do, they are reached by climbing long stairways…

Jul 11, 2014

NJ.com: Largest Coptic Church in USA to Expand

The first Coptic Orthodox parish to be founded in the United States proves that it is continuing to grow and thrive. $3.2 million community center being…

Jul 11, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

The following is an excerpt from the Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, delivered…

Jul 10, 2014

Plenary Session of 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

PHILADELPHIA – The plenary session of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress concluded Wednesday July 9, after several days of forums, meetings of committees,…

Jul 10, 2014

Antiochian.org: His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Speaks at 2014 San Francisco Parish Life Conference

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, newly-elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, presided over the 2014 San Francisco Parish…

Jul 10, 2014

InSerbia News: Serbian Orthodox Church’s Website Attacked by Hackers

The official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Serbia has been under attack for more than a month. InSerbia News has this report: Serbian Orthodox…

Jul 10, 2014

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the…

Jul 09, 2014

Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral of Emanuel George Demos, 75, the General Legal Counsel of the Archdiocese,…

Jul 09, 2014

Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

An OCN fan on Facebook brought this story to our attention. This painting has had a long journey, and we hope it is now going to find its way back to its…

Jul 09, 2014

OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC – In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are…

Jul 09, 2014

AINA: Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq

In addition to destroying rival Muslim holy places, ISIS militants now claim to have occupied cathedrals belonging to Chaldean and Orthodox Christians…

Jul 08, 2014

Metropolitan Hilarion: War Always Leads to More War

SAN FRANCISCO: July 3, 2014 Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox…

Jul 08, 2014
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