Christian in Gaza

Christian in Gaza

The war in Gaza is attracting lots of headlines nowadays, but how many really understand what is going on, especially for the Christian minority in this war-torn land? Maria Khoury joins us to provide context and insight. Our second segment features Aristotle Papnikolaou, a professor of theology at Fordham University,...

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ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians

ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1. News from the Middle East After Children Executed, Christians Flee Ancestral Home Our top story this week. According to the World Council of Arameans, ISIS terrorists...

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IOCC Delivers Relief to Gaza’s Displaced Families

IOCC Delivers Relief to Gaza’s Displaced Families

PHOTO: A displaced boy from Gaza City welcomes the hot meals delivered by IOCC for his family and hundreds of other families seeking refuge at St. Porphyrius Greek Orthodox Christian Church in Gaza City. IOCC is providing emergency relief to hundreds of displaced families occupying the church and a nearby...

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Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Do you know what’s going in the Middle East right now? Ancient Christian communities are being driven from their homes, churches desecrated and destroyed, hundreds of men, women, and children killed — some even publically executed in brutal fashion for their faith. In this videocast, we feature two stories: one...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

“We strongly condemn attacks on any segment of society in this Middle East and we especially condemn the attack on the Christians of Mosul” Statement from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus (2014-07-23) — At a time when Syria’s wounds have been bleeding for more...

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Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

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 of war. That ended as the last prayers were being held, the sound of air strikes and tank rounds echoing not far from the...

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Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

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 would rarely if ever enter, the city’s 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church. Despite its thick walls dating back to the Crusades, the Church of Saint Porphyrius was still not a...

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