ISIS Captives Rescued in Iraq

ISIS Captives Rescued in Iraq

Across the world, many are suffering and still display faith. The Orthodox Christian Network highlights these important news events and reminds us to always pray for peace.  Sixty-nine prisoners were freed on October 22nd, after a raid by Kurdish and American Special Operations forces at an Islamic State (ISIS) prison...

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Exterminating Christians in the Middle East – Wall Street Journal

Exterminating Christians in the Middle East – Wall Street Journal

In “Exterminating Christians in the Middle East” (Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2015), Robert Reilly highlights the parallels between Nazi Germany and the similar story “playing out again, as Christians are being wiped out in the Middle East”.  He references Pope Francis’s recent remarks:  “Today we are dismayed to see how...

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Purchase ‘I Too Am a Nazarene’ Pin to Support IOCC

Purchase ‘I Too Am a Nazarene’ Pin to Support IOCC

The Arabic letter “N” has been painted by ISIS/ISIL to target the homes of Christians for expulsion and obliteration. The symbol “N” stands for ‘Nazarene’ signifying that its residents are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. The Christian Relief Ministry of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples has been fortunate...

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Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting: Institutions of Democracy and the...

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IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

April 1, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — As the security and humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria, continues to deteriorate following escalated fighting this past weekend, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), working in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), is providing emergency medical assistance, hygiene kits,...

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Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the families of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Martyrs who were killed by ISIS in Libya. Above, the young wife of one of the martyred men...

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ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

Reading news of ISIS atrocities can be exhausting and upsetting. But the atrocities are real, and they are happening right now, as you read this. It is essential that we keep our attention on this crisis. If the world turns away, ISIS will only become more powerful. The Assyrian International...

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Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

​In this episode, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Mark Ohanian, who has just returned from Syria with a report on the horrific situation Orthodox Christians in that country are facing. Mr. Ohanian is the Director of Programs for International Orthodox Christian Charities; he describes the work that IOCC, in partnership...

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I Too Am A Nazarene

I Too Am A Nazarene

When you hear about the terrible persecution of Christians in the Middle East, do you wish you could do something help them? St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Florida is offering a small way to support the persecuted: beautiful red and gold pins emblazoned with the Arabic letter “N” –...

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Myriam’s Story

Myriam’s Story

Earlier today I came across this video clip of a little girl named Myriam, an Iraqi Christian whose family had to flee their home near Mosul when ISIS took control of their town in mid 2014. They were refugees in Irbil, the autonomous region of Kurdistan, when this was recorded....

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