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It’s Genocide, Syriac Orthodox Bishop Says of ISIS Attacks on Christians

“It’s genocide, ethnic cleansing.” Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Nikodimos Daoud of Mosul gave this impassioned — and now famous — interview…

Aug 13, 2014
The Sounding

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE BEING CREMATED TODAY!

My bishop is probably not going to believe this. Recently, a member of our congregation was very upset. She heard that the new priest was planning to cremate…

Aug 12, 2014
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

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…

Aug 12, 2014
The Sounding

The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

Like millions of others, I was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long and unsuccessful struggle with…

Aug 12, 2014
Orthodox News

WTHR: Iraqi Christian Family in Indianapolis Prays For Those Still There

By Emily Longnecker, WTHR reporter INDIANAPOLIS – For one Indianapolis family, watching the images of Christians being killed in Iraq is horrifying….

Aug 11, 2014
Orthodox News

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos…

Aug 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Tens of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians entered the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday while Pope Tawadros II was speaking to protest against a decision…

Aug 09, 2014
The Sounding

Eating with Mindfulness

Recently while waiting for my wife at a doctor’s office, I flipped through a “wellness” magazine. In it was an article entitled, “Are You Aware…

Aug 09, 2014
The Sounding

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!”…

Aug 08, 2014
The Sounding

Mass Murder Made Easy: The Story of the Armenian Genocide

In the midst of the current genocide being carried out against Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac Christians in Iraq, this documentary about the Armenian genocide…

Aug 08, 2014
Orthodox News

IOCC Delivers Relief to Gaza’s Displaced Families

PHOTO: A displaced boy from Gaza City welcomes the hot meals delivered by IOCC for his family and hundreds of other families seeking refuge at St. Porphyrius…

Aug 08, 2014
The Sounding

White House Takes a Step in the Right Direction Against Christian Genocide

Yesterday, the World Council of Arameans reported that nearly 400,000 families were ejected for Qaraqosh. Reports indicate that many of them are now stuck…

Aug 08, 2014
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