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The Commentator: Strangers in their own Holy Land

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth, which even those with ambivalent attitudes towards Israel are deeply concerned about By…

Jul 21, 2014
Orthodox News

Christian Today: Meriam Ibrahim’s Family Tries to Annul Her Marriage, Keep Her in Sudan

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim’s family files new lawsuit to annul her marriage Trying to keep her from fleeing the country. Published 19 July…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Thousands Join Procession for Saint Sergius

Patriarch Kirill Led a Procession from Khotkovo to Sergiev Posad Let us pray today and in all the days to come to St. Sergius, that he might raise our…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

The Guardian: Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

On the outskirts of a mountain village in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Lakis Zavallis, 72 in September, is scrambling about a rocky roadside hillside…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the island’s division, the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours a stark reminder…

Jul 20, 2014
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Kyrgyzstan Government Bans Orthodox Bishop

KYRGYZSTAN: Orthodox Bishop banned By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) on 14 July…

Jul 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Orthodox Professor Exploring Creation of Institute at Eastern University

Dr. Gary Jenkins, a member of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA, has been teaching history at Eastern University in the greater Philadelphia…

Jul 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Rowan Williams Promoting the Jesus Prayer as Answer to Modern Angst

Dr. Rowan Williams, who recently retired as Archbishop of Canterbury, was one of a group asked by the New Statesman to respond to the topic, “After…

Jul 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Al Jazeera: Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning

Source:  Al Jazeera Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death if they do…

Jul 19, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s Only Paratrooper Priests with “Flying Chapels” are Orthodox

Have you ever seen a “flying” church or a paratrooper priest? For some time now, Orthodox Christian chaplains serving in the Russian armed…

Jul 18, 2014
Orthodox News

Moscow Patriarchate: Decision to Ordain Female Bishops in Church of England Contrary to Apostolic Tradition

STATEMENT BY COMMUNICATION SERVICE OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS REGARDING THE DECISION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND…

Jul 18, 2014
The Sounding

Imagining the Holy

I grew up in a Lutheran Church in Wisconsin, hearing the stories of the Bible every Sunday just as I still do now as an Orthodox Christian. And my imagination…

Jul 17, 2014
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