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The March for Life and Orthodox Christians

WHAT IS THE MARCH FOR LIFE? The March for Life is a peaceful, prayerful, and rally that takes place every year in Washington, D.C., on the sorrowful anniversary…

Jan 15, 2015

A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today.

ORTHODOXMAG A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today Elder Paisios of the Holy Mount Athos has been canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate,…

Jan 13, 2015

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in…

Jan 12, 2015

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo…

Jan 07, 2015

Serbian Church Launches Internet TV Station

B92 published an English-language summary of an article in the Serbian daily, Vecernje Novositi, which announced the creation of the first Internet TV…

Jan 07, 2015

Orthodox Christians Prepare to Celebrate Christmas as Bitter Cold Strikes Russia

Teeth-chattering weather descended on Russia on Christmas Eve, with temperatures falling to -25C in Moscow and -35C in the remote region of Yakutia, as…

Jan 06, 2015

Nativity Epistle of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops in US and Canada


Jan 05, 2015

Seminary Student from Hong Kong Ordained as Deacon for Chinese Orthodox Church

Although this ordination took place a month ago, it’s always a blessing to see the Orthodox Church growing, even against all difficulties. On December…

Jan 05, 2015

Greek Orthodox Expanding the Faith in UAE

By Caline Malek The National ABU DHABI — Greek Orthodox Christians are building a church in Mussaffah to accommodate the hundreds of worshippers…

Jan 05, 2015

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century By Burak Akinci | AFP News  Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has authorised the building…

Jan 05, 2015

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo On the morning of 24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon performed the…

Jan 05, 2015

Metropolitan Hilarion: Invite Relatives and Friends to Church

In a recent homily, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk emphasized that all Orthodox Christians have an apostolic calling to share the…

Jan 02, 2015

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