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IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

April 1, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — As the security and humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria, continues to deteriorate following escalated fighting this…

Apr 01, 2015

The Call to Action in Defense of Persecuted Christians by Father Philemon Patitsas

Father Philemon Patitsas, Presiding Priest of the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (Naples, FL) , presented the, “Call to Action, in Defense of Persecuted…

Mar 31, 2015

1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

Athens, Greece: In the last two decades, we as people have witnessed an unprecedented explosion as regards the evolution of electronic means of communication…

Mar 31, 2015

Ecumenical Patriarchate Religious Freedom Lecture presented by Order of Saint Andrew at Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom – On March 27, 2015, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, National Commander Dr. Anthony J….

Mar 30, 2015

Promise, Law and Freedom – Living the Word of God by Father Fouad Saba

Rev. Father Fouad Saba, Dean of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral (Coral Gables, Florida) and speaker on the subject of religious freedom, presented…

Mar 29, 2015

Panigiri Celebration Blessed With Bishop’s Enthronment of Gerondissa Agapia

REDDICK, Fla.–March 25, 2015 Xrisanthi (Kristin) Giannas “Axia! Worthy!” The Byzantine call resounded through the Annunciation of the Theotokos…

Mar 27, 2015

Christian Persecution on 60 Minutes

This past week on 60 Minutes, an American reporter-centered investigative news program, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East was the first…

Mar 26, 2015

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Co-Sponsors Event at the United Nations for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – A panel discussion titled, Trafficking & Migration, Girls & Women: Human Rights Have No Borders, took place March 9, 2015, at the…

Mar 23, 2015

Highlights from the First Annual National Christian Rights & Freedom Symposium

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples Florida and the South Florida Archons hosted their first annual National Christian…

Mar 23, 2015

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the…

Mar 19, 2015

ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

Reading news of ISIS atrocities can be exhausting and upsetting. But the atrocities are real, and they are happening right now, as you read this. It is…

Mar 19, 2015

Memory Eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord this afternoon. At 76, Fr. Thomas was a well-known and much loved Orthodox Christian priest, a theologian,…

Mar 19, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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