Outpouring of Love, Thoughts on the Drought in Ethiopia

Outpouring of Love, Thoughts on the Drought in Ethiopia

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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IOCC Offers Aid to Ethiopia

IOCC Offers Aid to Ethiopia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOCC Assists Communities Affected By Drought Emergency in Ethiopia December 21, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announced that they are releasing emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in Ethiopia in decades. IOCC, an ACT Alliance...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: • Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Martyred in Libya. • Turkey Threatens Hagia Sophia in Response to Pope’s Comments....

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Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Mathias I will visit Egypt for the first time on Saturday, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church announced Monday. The six-day visit came after an invitation from Pope Tawadros II of...

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A Christmas Festival in Ethiopia

A Christmas Festival in Ethiopia

David Adams is an Australian explorer and documentarian who travels the world. In a series called “Journeys to the Ends of the Earth” he spends one episode in Ethiopia, investigating its ancient Christian culture and liturgical practices. In the segment embedded above, he has made his way to Lalibela, one...

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Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Last week, we featured a story from CNN, “Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia.” We received many comments in response, asking for more information about this remarkable place, built during the Middle Ages. Among the messages on Facebook was a note alerting us to the documentary embedded above....

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CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

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 down into the earth. Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia From Errol Barnett, CNN Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) — It’s 4 o’clock...

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Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

An OCN fan on Facebook brought this story to our attention. This painting has had a long journey, and we hope it is now going to find its way back to its rightful home. Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up at Paris Auction Published by Ethio Tunes A 17th...

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Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

We Orthodox become “vegetarian” at regular intervals all year long, so it might not be surprising that Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was just named the most “vegetarian friendly” capital in Africa! Read all about it! The most vegetarian-friendly capital in Africa by SUSAN WONG Ethiopia, the land of extraordinary and...

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WATCH: BBC Documentary on Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

WATCH: BBC Documentary on Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

Christianity in Ethiopia traces its roots to the earliest centuries. In this documentary, a BBC reporter discovers some of the unique traditions of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, including the famous Church of St. George in Lalibela, carved from solid red volcanic rock in the 12th century. Some have even called...

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