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Greek Reporter: Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

by Ioanna Zikakou Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy…

Aug 18, 2014

Syria Pulse: Aleppo’s Forgotten Christians

By Edward Dark ALEPPO, Syria — Walking through the largely Christian neighborhoods of Aleppo city — Azizieh, Siryan, Sulaimaniyah and Midan — you…

Aug 18, 2014

Alaska Dispatch News: Three Flavors of Orthodox Christianity in Anchorage

Orthodox Christianity is an integral part of Alaskan history and culture. Read this interesting article by a reporter for a secular newspaper in Alaska….

Aug 16, 2014

A Christian City in Syria is Standing Up to ISIS

Editor’s Note: This article originally appears in Arabic here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Mhardeh…

Aug 16, 2014

Sofia Globe: Fifth Century Basilica Discovered in Bulgaria’s Bourgas

Archaeologists working in the Kraimorie area of Bourgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast have found a Christian basilica said to date from the fifth century….

Aug 15, 2014

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops: Where Did It Come From?

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released the above interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon. Metropolitan…

Aug 15, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch: Persecutions in Iraq Unjustifiable Before Both God and Humankind

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq The recent wave of violence against innocent families and…

Aug 13, 2014

It’s Genocide, Syriac Orthodox Bishop Says of ISIS Attacks on Christians

“It’s genocide, ethnic cleansing.” Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Nikodimos Daoud of Mosul gave this impassioned — and now famous — interview…

Aug 13, 2014

Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox…

Aug 12, 2014

WTHR: Iraqi Christian Family in Indianapolis Prays For Those Still There

By Emily Longnecker, WTHR reporter INDIANAPOLIS – For one Indianapolis family, watching the images of Christians being killed in Iraq is horrifying….

Aug 11, 2014

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos…

Aug 09, 2014

Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Tens of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians entered the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday while Pope Tawadros II was speaking to protest against a decision…

Aug 09, 2014
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