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A New Home for Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene

Palm Harbor Greek Orthodox church destroyed in fire to rebuild  PALM HARBOR, Fla. Shovels will hit the ground in the rebuilding of St. Raphael, Nicholas…

Jan 30, 2016

Conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Church

  SYNAXIS OF THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES Chambésy, 21-28, 2016 COMMUNIQUÉ At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew,…

Jan 30, 2016

Church and Frescoes Revealed Underneath Turkey

NEVŞEHİR, Anadolu Agency-  Recently, the Hurriyet Daily News reported that archeologists in Turkey have exposed another historical church that has been…

Jan 26, 2016

Metropolitan Antonio Celebrates Golden Jubilee

  Only a few weeks ago, the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America, and the Caribbean was filled with the joy of a…

Jan 26, 2016

St Photios Shrine Celebrating the 34th Anniversary

  St. Augustine, FL –Archon Dr. Manuel N. Tissura, 1st VP of the St. Photios Foundation, is pleased to announce the Archpastoral visit of His Eminence,…

Jan 25, 2016

Strong Orthodox presence at DC March for Life—despite the weather!

January 22, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC Despite the brutal weather and the threat of the worst snowfall in the US capital in some 90 years, His Beatitude, Metropolitan…

Jan 25, 2016

Ecumenical History Is Being Made

  Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (Geneva 22-01-2016)…

Jan 25, 2016

Mobile Apps – Orthodox News & Orthodox Prayerbook

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Orthodox News (Spark OCN) and Orthodox Prayerbook – our new mobile apps…

Jan 23, 2016

Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis in Geneva

    Jan 19, 2016 NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will convene under his chairmanship, Jan. 21-28, 2016, a Synaxis…

Jan 22, 2016

Free to Minister in Prison

  In Matthew 25:35-37, we read:  … for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took…

Jan 21, 2016

1000 Days and More, The Kidnapped Bishops of Aleppo

Metropolitan Boulos, left, and Yohanna Ibrahim, Photo Source: Catholic Herald Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Gregorios Yohanna and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan…

Jan 21, 2016

 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

  BROOKLINE, MA-  The first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries ($19.95) is now in print and will be available from Holy Cross…

Jan 20, 2016