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IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

February 26, 2015 (IOCC) — Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the…

Feb 26, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios: Lent Is Not a Journey of Despair

Holy and Great Lent Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance…. Matthew 3:8                                     To the Most Reverend…

Feb 20, 2015

St. Katherine Film Series Highlights Smyrna Documentary & ISIS Threat

  ST. KATHERINE FILM SERIES HIGHLIGHTS SMYRNA DOCUMENTARY & ISIS THREAT “SMYRNA:  DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY,” a documentary film…

Feb 20, 2015

St. Katherine ‘I Too Am a Nazarene’ Pin Sales to Benefit Persecuted Christians

ST KATHERINE ‘I TOO AM A NAZARENE’ PIN SALES TO BENEFIT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS & REFUGEES IN MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT St. Katherine Greek Orthodox…

Feb 20, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Condolences and Special Prayer Service for Slain Coptic Orthodox Christians in Libya

NEW YORK – After learning about the recent brutal slaying of twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians from Egypt by the members of ISIS, Archbishop Demetrios…

Feb 19, 2015

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in…

Feb 16, 2015

ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox…

Feb 16, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at…

Feb 11, 2015

Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna to Visit Miami

A renowned miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anna, the mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, will be visiting Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami…

Feb 11, 2015

Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Are you a filmmaker? A film buff? Then you’ve got to check out Byzanfest. It’s one of the most unique events around as it’s an online short-film…

Feb 11, 2015

VIDEOS: Orthodoxy in Cuba and Haiti

Did you know that Orthodoxy is growing in the Caribbean? These two videos were created by the Ellopia Media Group, commissioned to visit the Caribbean…

Feb 10, 2015

IOCC Expands Effort to Address Malnutrition in Greece with Aid to Agriculture Cooperatives

IOCC EXPANDS EFFORT TO ADDRESS MALNUTRITION IN GREECE WITH AID TO AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVES The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. Announces Second $1 Million…

Feb 10, 2015