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Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev. Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion…

Jul 11, 2014
Orthodox News

CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

Have you heard of the rock churches of Lalibela? Instead of rising up above the ground, as most buildings do, they are reached by climbing long stairways…

Jul 11, 2014
Orthodox News

NJ.com: Largest Coptic Church in USA to Expand

The first Coptic Orthodox parish to be founded in the United States proves that it is continuing to grow and thrive. $3.2 million community center being…

Jul 11, 2014
The Sounding

Five Powerful Sayings of the Fathers

Meaningful spiritual guidance is not always easy to find, especially nowadays. St. Paul reminds us: “For though you might have ten thousand instructors…

Jul 11, 2014
The Sounding

The Ten Most Popular Orthodox Christian Photos

In today’s world of “crowdsourcing,” one hears a lot about the wisdom of crowds. With over 210,000 fans on Facebook, the Orthodox Christian…

Jul 10, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

The following is an excerpt from the Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, delivered…

Jul 10, 2014
Orthodox News

Plenary Session of 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

PHILADELPHIA – The plenary session of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress concluded Wednesday July 9, after several days of forums, meetings of committees,…

Jul 10, 2014
Orthodox News

Antiochian.org: His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Speaks at 2014 San Francisco Parish Life Conference

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, newly-elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, presided over the 2014 San Francisco Parish…

Jul 10, 2014
Orthodox News

InSerbia News: Serbian Orthodox Church’s Website Attacked by Hackers

The official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Serbia has been under attack for more than a month. InSerbia News has this report: Serbian Orthodox…

Jul 10, 2014
The Sounding

Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

The Gulag Archipelago, an award-winning book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, exposed the massive scale of Communist…

Jul 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the…

Jul 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral of Emanuel George Demos, 75, the General Legal Counsel of the Archdiocese,…

Jul 09, 2014
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