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KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those…

Aug 25, 2014
The Sounding

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around…

Aug 25, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of…

Aug 23, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarch John X: Words of Welcome to Patriarch Ephrem II Karim

Note: This is unofficial translation was provided for OCN by Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. The Arabic original is available here. Patriarch John X’s speech…

Aug 22, 2014
The Sounding

Iraqi TV Host Breaks Down in Tears at Plight of Christians

Christians are by no means the only ones who oppose the extremist ideology and horrific practices of ISIS. In this short video clip, which includes English…

Aug 22, 2014
Orthodox News

History Today: The Forgotten Christian World

By Philip Jenkins When we think of great historical events we naturally imagine them in visual terms, of great movements. But our mental maps are often…

Aug 22, 2014
Orthodox News

Pravoslavie: Abbot Ephraim Calling Upon Orthodox Christians to Unite in the Struggle Against Abortion

Orthodox Christians should more actively strive for a ban on abortions, believes Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim,…

Aug 21, 2014
The Sounding

Suicide Prevention: What Works, What Doesn’t

Robin Williams completed his suicide just over a week ago. When I heard the news, all I could do was make the sign of the cross, say a small prayer for…

Aug 20, 2014
The Sounding

Beaten by a Dream

He was a teen, and sometimes, teenage boys just want to have fun. So on the first warm spring day, Gregory made plans to pick up a couple of his friends…

Aug 19, 2014
The Sounding

The Mother of God and the Mother of “Gods”

As we continue our jubilant πανήγυρις during these days following this great feast of the Church, alternately called the “Summer Pascha”,…

Aug 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

by Ioanna Zikakou Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy…

Aug 18, 2014
Orthodox News

Syria Pulse: Aleppo’s Forgotten Christians

By Edward Dark ALEPPO, Syria — Walking through the largely Christian neighborhoods of Aleppo city — Azizieh, Siryan, Sulaimaniyah and Midan — you…

Aug 18, 2014
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