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President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter…

Sep 13, 2014

What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

The IDC Summit for Middle Eastern Christians, held in Washington, D.C. this week, had many important moments. The most frustrating of these was the keynote…

Sep 12, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit

Seasoned Washington insiders say they’ve never seen anything like it. Sen. Ted Cruz, a high-profile speaker at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians…

Sep 11, 2014

The Universal Exaltation of The Precious and Life-Giving Cross

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…

Sep 10, 2014

Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Middle East Christians

Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights Activists By Joseph Cella Washington– The deteriorating…

Sep 09, 2014

ABC 23: Orthodox Church Must Raise $10,000 to Repair Damage by Vandals

By Cassie Carlisle BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Truxton Avenue is going to spend $10,000 to repair their stained glass…

Sep 09, 2014

The Life of a Missionary

By Sofia Katsareli, News 24-7, Greece English Translation by Peter Souleles Edited by Wid Bastian Reprinted with permission. The life of Father Themi Adamopoulos…

Sep 09, 2014

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
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