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Vice President Joseph Biden to Speak at Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress

Are you planning to attend the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Clergy Laity Congress in Philadelphia this coming week? The Vice President is! The Archdiocese…

Jul 03, 2014

WATCH: Orthodoxy in the British Islands

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands,” a new documentary written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, just premiered on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel…

Jul 03, 2014

B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sent a letter to the Vatican which may contain a protest against the Vatican’s plan to canonize Alojzije…

Jul 03, 2014

Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades has stressed the close relations between Cyprus and Russia and the Orthodox Churches of the two countries,…

Jul 03, 2014

Antiochian.org: Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America

His Eminence Archbishop Joseph has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand,…

Jul 03, 2014

Bishop Gregory: Connect College Students to Church Before It’s Too Late

A letter from His Grace Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, liaison from the Assembly of Bishops of the U.S.A. to the Orthodox…

Jul 03, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Speech: Christian Love Can Solve World’s Problems

Greeting message to 21st Anniversary Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy General Assembly From His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew…

Jul 02, 2014

Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

The Lebanon Daily Star reports that Patriarchs of Eastern churches in the region are calling on Christians to hold onto their lands in Iraq and Syria,…

Jul 02, 2014

One of the world’s most northern Orthodox churches built in Yakutia

Veliky Novgorod, June 30, Interfax – Novgorod residents founded an Orthodox Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign not far from the…

Jul 01, 2014

Archbishop’s Encyclical: Religious Freedom is Founded on Truth

Protocol Number 109/14 July 4, 2014 Independence Day To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents…

Jul 01, 2014

Daily Mail: ISIS Map of the World, Plan for Global Domination

ISIS has renamed itself the “Islamic State” and revealed its plan to take over not only the Middle East, but large portions of Europe and Asia….

Jun 30, 2014

Final Statement of the Antiochian Conference

The Antiochian Unity conference came to a close today, and a statement has been issued summarizing the events and outcomes of the Conference. This statement…

Jun 29, 2014
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