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Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, or any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be…

Jul 30, 2014
Orthodox News

OCMC News: 10 Volunteers Needed for Short-term Missions in 2014!

From Guatemala to Moldova to Kenya, Orthodox Christians from the United States have taught the faith, built churches, and led youth camps in 2014. There…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

By Kim Sengupta (independent.co.uk) The Sunday service had been taking place in a morning of quietness and calm, a rare chance of reflection amid the turbulence…

Jul 29, 2014
The Sounding

Don’t Proof Text the Holy Fathers

“Proof texting” is a well known problem, especially when it comes to interpreting Holy Scripture. Some people develop whole theologies around…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians

Radio Free Europe — France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

By Karen Graham Digital Journal On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was “very near” for Christians…

Jul 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Orthodox Priest, Formerly an Australian Rock Star, Battles Ebola in West Africa

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries Freewtown, Sierra Leone (ANS) – A former Australian rock-star atheist, who found Christ and became a…

Jul 28, 2014
Orthodox News

5,000 People Celebrate St. Panteleimon’s Feast on a Small Greek Island

Editor’s note: Here is another report and some photographs from our correspondent in Elounda, a small village on the island of Crete. Kalimera and…

Jul 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

Below are some pictures of the Monastery of Hamatoura in Kousba village, North Lebanon. The monastery is named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos….

Jul 27, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s First Underground Orthodox Church

Ancient Dacia was famous for its salt mines. In modern-day Romania, salt mines continue to be popular and can be found throughout the country. In addition…

Jul 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

(Reuters) – About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise…

Jul 27, 2014
The Sounding

This Russian Video Made the World Cry

Dashboard cameras are mainly used by police in America but are a popular accessory for civilian cars in Russia. There are a wide variety of dash-cam compilations…

Jul 27, 2014
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