Flash Floods in Serbia

Flash Floods in Serbia

Flash floods swept across eastern Serbia Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind widespread destruction. This video, uploaded yesterday, shows a violent force of water surging between homes and carrying away massive amounts of debris, trees, and even vehicles. In the wake of such devastation—and many other hurting communities that are not given...

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The Life of a Missionary

The Life of a Missionary

By Sofia Katsareli, News 24-7, Greece English Translation by Peter Souleles Edited by Wid Bastian Reprinted with permission. The life of Father Themi Adamopoulos contains the lives of many people. In his youth he was a rock star who performed on the same stage as the Rolling Stones and the...

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Living with EBOLA

Living with EBOLA

Paradise4Kids, the organization supporting Fr. Themi in his fight against EBOLA, just published a telephone interview with volunteer Eleni McDermott. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Eleni is currently helping Fr. Themi in Sierra Leone. Click here to listen to the interview. The EBOLA crisis in Sierra Leone continues to worsen, despite efforts...

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FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for this troubled city. But peace is slowly being restored, and FOCUS North America is helping to bring this about. In this video, KMOV...

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BREAKING: ISIS JUST EMPTIED NINEVEH PLAINS – 200,000 ARAMEAN CHRISTIANS FLED

BREAKING: ISIS JUST EMPTIED NINEVEH PLAINS – 200,000 ARAMEAN CHRISTIANS FLED

World Council of Arameans, Beirut: Last night, two Aramean children and a mother were killed as a result of a shameless attack by ISIS terrorists against Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) in North Iraq. At the same time, in the middle of the night, more than 40,000 Aramean families – comprising at least...

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Rock star turned Orthodox priest shaken by Ebola crisis

Rock star turned Orthodox priest shaken by Ebola crisis

Themi Adams Makes World Appeal as his West African Nation, Sierra Leone, Is Declared a ‘Public Health Emergency’ By Dan Wooding and John Tsambazis Special to ASSIST News Service FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) — The deadly Ebola virus has made its presence felt near the Holy Orthodox Mission in Freetown,...

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Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

In October 2013, a historic Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia caught fire. The fire spread quickly, engulfing the church in a devastating, 4-alarm blaze. Yet, even amidst the destruction, firefighters and parishioners alike were amazed to discover that the church’s wooden icons were unharmed. “Not one of those pictures caught...

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Bosnia’s Flood Survivors Face Slow and Difficult Recovery

Bosnia’s Flood Survivors Face Slow and Difficult Recovery

CAPTION: Furniture and household items that once filled family homes are now piles of waterlogged debris along the streets of Šamac, Bosnia. More than 4,500 homes, along with area farms and businesses were submerged under more than five feet of water for over a week as record breaking rainfall flooded...

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“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

As many of you are aware, there was a shooting at Seattle Pacific University this week.  On Thursday afternoon, a gunman walked into the science building and started shooting, with no other known motive than to kill people. Dr. Stamatis Vokos, two-time guest on “Come Receive the Light,” is a...

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Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

CAPTION: Constantine Triantafilou, IOCC executive director, addresses the members of the Frontline gathered for training in Chicago, IL. He related how the work of the Frontline in the United States is an important part of the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond to human need around the world. photo:...

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