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Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse

Do you know what to say to a woman you think is being abused or has confided in you that she is being abused? These questions and more will be answered…

Feb 10, 2015

Orthodox Bishops’ Reflections on the March for Life

On January 21-22, 2015, a delegation representing the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America participated in the 42nd annual…

Feb 06, 2015

A Romanian Church Made Entirely of Ice

It’s become something of a tradition. For the last several years, Romanians in the remote Fagaras mountains have built a church entirely out of ice….

Feb 05, 2015

Orthodox Publishers Join Forces

If two heads are better than one, then this merger will be fantastic! A recent press release announced that an agreement was made “to combine the intellectual,…

Feb 05, 2015

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

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