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NL Times: Jesus Relics, Silver Box Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church

A silver reliquary belonging to the Greek orthodox church in Rotterdam was stolen on Saturday afternoon. According to the church, the box contained pieces of the very cross where Jesus Christ was crucified 2000 years ago, along with other items, the Algemeen Dagblad reports. Priest Christos Sidiropoulos had the box in a bag on the

Sep 14, 2014
The Sounding

Integrity

It isn’t very often that we hear the word “integrity” in the religious language of our Greek Orthodox Church. Yet, if we scratch the surface, we…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

Armenian Weekly: Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

The Hellenic Parliament adopted a bill (54 to 42, three abstentions) on Sept. 9 criminalizing the denial of genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

UUTISET: Russian Orthodox Church Cancels Lutheran Dialogue Over Gay Rights

The Russian Orthodox Church has cancelled an official doctrinal dialogue with the Finnish Lutheran Church over the Lutheran stance on homosexuality. The…

Sep 13, 2014
Orthodox News

President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter…

Sep 13, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Eucharist: Its Structure

Despite some talk about our “timeless unchanged Liturgy,” the Orthodox Divine Liturgy actually has undergone a number of changes since the days of…

Sep 13, 2014
The Sounding

O Paradox of Paradoxes! A Reflection on the Feast of the Holy Cross

Perhaps I am preaching to the choir when I say that the older I become, the more I come to see that our world is full of paradoxes. Contradictions of all…

Sep 13, 2014
Orthodox News

What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

The IDC Summit for Middle Eastern Christians, held in Washington, D.C. this week, had many important moments. The most frustrating of these was the keynote…

Sep 12, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 12, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church….

Sep 12, 2014
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