The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

Many have heard the dramatic story of the twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians working in Libya who were captured and beheaded by ISIS as part of their ongoing campaign of provocation and terror. What may not be as well known in the media is that all twenty-one were offered the chance...

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St. Katherine Film Series Highlights Smyrna Documentary & ISIS Threat

St. Katherine Film Series Highlights Smyrna Documentary & ISIS Threat

  ST. KATHERINE FILM SERIES HIGHLIGHTS SMYRNA DOCUMENTARY & ISIS THREAT “SMYRNA:  DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY,” a documentary film directed by Maria Iliou in English/Greek subtitles, will be shown free to the public on Friday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Cultural Hall,...

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom following the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya 15 February 2015 It is with deep feelings of sorrow and pain that we received confirmation...

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ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox Church, the video is real and the Islamic State did kill all 21 Egyptian Christians. In the video, which appeared first on Twitter, militants...

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4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS in Northern Iraq

4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS in Northern Iraq

Photo: Christian Nineveh Plain Province line up in Iraq. FACEBOOK / NINEVEH PLAIN PROVINCE NEWSWEEK: 4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS in Northern Iraq by Jack Moore Thousands of Iraqi Christians have established their own militia and are training to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Nineveh Plains of northern...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 30, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 30, 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: • The Christian population in the Middle East continues to dwindle under ISIS attacks • South Florida...

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14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

Horrors continue in the areas controled by the Islamic State. According to Christianity Daily: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured 20 Egyptian Christian men and a 14-year-old Christian girl, and the lives of the men are in great danger while the young girl might have already...

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The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians By Michael Cook | Mercator.net The Middle East is losing its ancient Christian heritage. When Iraq was invaded in 2003,...

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Middle East Christians in Peril: Perspectives from an Orthodox Christian and Former Government Agent

Middle East Christians in Peril: Perspectives from an Orthodox Christian and Former Government Agent

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Dr. Keith Massey, a former Arabic linguist at the National Security Agency and also Podcast Coordinator for the Orthodox Christian Network. Dr. Massey worked at the NSA for four years after 9/11, during which time he also served in Iraq. Their conversation covers the...

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National Post: With ISIS an hour away, one of the only remaining Christian communities makes its ‘last stand in Iraq’

National Post: With ISIS an hour away, one of the only remaining Christian communities makes its ‘last stand in Iraq’

By Matthew Fisher IRBIL, Iraq — With extremists flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham less than an hour down the road, the future of one of the last Christian communities in the Middle East is at grave risk of assimilation or annihilation. An estimated...

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