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Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

June 18, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Desperate to flee the onslaught of violence surrounding his village near Hasakah, Syria, Charbel remembers how frightened…

Jun 18, 2015

Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Istanbul—On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical…

Jun 18, 2015

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

NEW YORK – TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to…

Jun 18, 2015

Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Rev. Nicholas C. Triantafilou recently announced the appointment of Professor Photios Ketsetzis to the rank of Emeritus Professor.  The appointment to…

Jun 18, 2015

TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate change has garnered international attention and response. Now, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch…

Jun 18, 2015

NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

Arsonists attacked the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, leaving the building in ruins. The church was a modern…

Jun 18, 2015

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware to Speak on Divine Compassion and Restoring the Human Icon

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will offer the keynote address “Divine Compassion and Restoring the Human Icon” for the Divine…

Jun 04, 2015

Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

By Xrisanthi (Kristin) Giannas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the sun set on Daytona Beach, hymns began inside the Greek Orthodox Church just a few blocks…

Jun 02, 2015

‘Baptism By Troll’ As Patriarch Kirill Opens VK Social Networking Page

RADIO FREE EUROPE RUSSIA   MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill launched a personal page over the weekend on a popular…

May 28, 2015

Assembly of Bishops Executive Committee to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

On June 16, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will travel to Istanbul in order to meet…

May 26, 2015

Hellenic College Holy Cross 73rd Commencement Honors and Celebrates the Legacy of Retiring President, Reverend Nicholas Triantafilou

Brookline, MA – The 73rd Commencement weekend at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology was both celebratory and reflective as…

May 21, 2015

Retiring Hellenic College Holy Cross president, the Reverend Nicholas C. Triantafilou, honored at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel

Brookline, MA – On Friday evening, May 15, members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, dignitaries, donors, friends, and family from around the United States…

May 20, 2015

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