NY Times- Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

NY Times- Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

The feelings of shock and sadness have carried into the weekend after the tragedies in Beirut, Lebanon and Paris, France.  Life seems to be eerily quiet in the bustling cities that were attacked by the Islamic State. The double suicide bombing attack in Beirut on Thursday claimed 43 lives, completely...

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Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Greek here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Patriarch of Antioch: “The Jihadists are a Foreign Body” Interview with Maria Antoniades | VIMA In his interview with VIMA, Patriarch John of Antioch highlighted the necessity of international...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, September 19, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 19, 2014

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:  Thirteen years after the loss of St. Nicholas at the World Trade Center, a date for the...

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A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

Below are some pictures of the Monastery of Hamatoura in Kousba village, North Lebanon. The monastery is named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. In addition, at the monastery there are also relics of Saint Jacob of Hamatoura, who served as a priest in the monastery and was martyred on...

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ICN: What Future Do Christians Have in the Middle East?

ICN: What Future Do Christians Have in the Middle East?

Violence against Christians in the Middle East continues with no foreseeable end. This region is where Christian history began on Earth, but will Christians ever be able to live there in peace again? Independent Catholic News offers this opinion piece by Michael Glackin. Viewpoint: What future do Christians have in...

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Patriarch of Antioch: Balance Tradition with Openness

Patriarch of Antioch: Balance Tradition with Openness

Homily of H.B. Patriarch John X In the Holy Liturgy celebrated at Balamand On June 29th 2014 On the Feast of the Antiochian See “O Antioch lift up your eyes and look around for your sons came like the pearls shining with the light of God from the West and...

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Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

The Lebanon Daily Star reports that Patriarchs of Eastern churches in the region are calling on Christians to hold onto their lands in Iraq and Syria, despite the violent and dangerous conditions in those countries. Patriarchs call on region’s Christians to hold on to their lands by Antoine Amrieh| The...

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Antiochian.org: Historic Patriarchal Liturgy To Be Broadcast June 29

Antiochian.org: Historic Patriarchal Liturgy To Be Broadcast June 29

An international conference on Antiochian unity is currently underway at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Antiochian clergy delegations from the United States, Syria, and Lebanon are in attendance, and they will be joined by many of the faithful for a historic event that will be broadcast on Sunday, June...

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