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NY Times: The Math (and Chemistry) of Marriage

By Devan Sipher In 1986, Eric Moore sat just two seats away from Maria Nedwidek in an honors chemistry class at the renowned Stuyvesant High School in…

Sep 08, 2014

Telegraph: Al-Qaeda Closes in on Syrian Christian Stronghold

By Ruth Sherlock, Beirut Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria is attacking one of the country’s remaining Christian strongholds, as it presses its offensive…

Sep 08, 2014

The Star: Plaques Commemorate Canada’s Lesser-Known Internment Camps

By: Brian Platt Staff Reporter A priest lights incense before a small plaque on a wall in a downtown Toronto cathedral and sings a Ukrainian Orthodox hymn….

Sep 07, 2014

September 7 Declared Assembly of Bishops Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7 as Assembly of Bishops Sunday and releases…

Sep 06, 2014

SETimes: “Serbian True Orthodox” Splinter Group Training Kids in Weaponry

By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade — 18/08/14 A religion-based youth camp in a mountainous region of Serbia has drawn the…

Sep 05, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch to attend liturgy at historic Armenian church

(ARMENPRESS) — His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will also attend the annual liturgy in St. Cross Armenian Church…

Sep 03, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: OCN and Pemptousia Announce Strategic Partnership

ATHENS and FT LAUDERDALE (September 3, 2014) — On Wednesday, Pemptousia and the Orthodox Christian Network announced a strategic partnership to begin…

Sep 03, 2014

Save the Date: New Live-Stream Bible Study Starts Tomorrow!

Welcome to our online Bible study!  Fr. Athanasios Haros, host of “Be Transfigured!”, will be leading us in “The Church of the Holy…

Sep 02, 2014

NewsNow: Romanian Christians Facing Persecution in California

By Charlie Butts Romanian Christians are familiar with persecution in their home country but they didn’t expect to encounter it in America. The Holy…

Sep 02, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year Prot. No. 907 + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical…

Sep 02, 2014

World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

(World Bulletin / News Desk) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the Halki seminary could be opened, but simultaneous steps should…

Sep 02, 2014

AINA News: ISIS Abduct 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl From Fleeing Family

(AINA) — Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl, was abducted from her family as they were leaving Baghdede. ISIS escorted the family,…

Sep 01, 2014
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