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Orthodox Professor Exploring Creation of Institute at Eastern University

Dr. Gary Jenkins, a member of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA, has been teaching history at Eastern University in the greater Philadelphia…

Jul 19, 2014

Rowan Williams Promoting the Jesus Prayer as Answer to Modern Angst

Dr. Rowan Williams, who recently retired as Archbishop of Canterbury, was one of a group asked by the New Statesman to respond to the topic, “After…

Jul 19, 2014

Al Jazeera: Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning

Source:  Al Jazeera Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death if they do…

Jul 19, 2014

Moscow Patriarchate: Decision to Ordain Female Bishops in Church of England Contrary to Apostolic Tradition

STATEMENT BY COMMUNICATION SERVICE OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS REGARDING THE DECISION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND…

Jul 18, 2014

Saving an Ancient Cave Monastery in Georgia

Vardzia, July 10, 2014:  Vardzia is the cave monastery complex of the 12th-13th centuries in the valley of the Kura river, situated about 70 kilometers…

Jul 17, 2014

120,000 People Visit Grave of Elder Paisios

Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/72262.htm 20 years ago (on July 12, 1994) the Athonite elder Paisios (Eznipidis) reposed. On July 12-13, 2014,…

Jul 17, 2014

ICN: Sudan: More Christians in Danger, Warns Bishop

The recent case of Meriam Ibrahim is not the only instance of Christian persecution in Sudan. In this article from Independent Catholic News, a Catholic…

Jul 15, 2014

WorldCrunch: High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

Editor’s Note: As noted in an earlier post, the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has died. Given the current political realities, there is…

Jul 14, 2014

ICN: What Future Do Christians Have in the Middle East?

Violence against Christians in the Middle East continues with no foreseeable end. This region is where Christian history began on Earth, but will Christians…

Jul 14, 2014

IOCC: Mobilizing to Provide Urgent Relief for Families Caught in Gaza Conflict

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In this past week, the most intense violence in nearly two years has claimed over 100 lives, including 23 children, injured more…

Jul 14, 2014

DOAOCA: Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon to Visit Alaska July 18-30

The Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska will have the honor of hosting the miraculous Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos….

Jul 12, 2014

Watch: Plans for St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero, NYC

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was the only church of any kind that was destroyed during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Nestled near the…

Jul 12, 2014
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