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Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving…

Feb 03, 2015

Orthodox Institute at Cambridge Asks, “Christian Ecumenism: Does It Have a Future?”

In a few days the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge will be hosting a significant lecture by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk….

Jan 31, 2015

PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists…

Jan 30, 2015

IOCC Delivers Winter Relief to Snowbound Syrian Refugees

January 30, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Snow and frigid cold blanket Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, where nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees living in vinyl tents…

Jan 30, 2015

45 Churches Burned in Niger: Media Not Interested

Remember the outrage expressed around the world over the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo? Social media hummed, the world mourned, people marched and…

Jan 30, 2015

14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

Horrors continue in the areas controled by the Islamic State. According to Christianity Daily: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured…

Jan 30, 2015

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic…

Jan 27, 2015

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The…

Jan 26, 2015

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

As pro-life activists in the United States, including Orthodox clergy, demonstrated against abortion in the United States, the Patriarch of Moscow also…

Jan 26, 2015

Archons of South Florida to Host Religious Freedom Events

Regional Commander John Scurtis reports the Archons of South Florida will be hosting several religious freedom events, including: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015…

Jan 26, 2015

Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer travel program to Greece, Ionian Village, announces the continuation of the FAITH:…

Jan 23, 2015

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’…

Jan 23, 2015

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