Posts about Middle East

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Archbishop of Mosul Weeps for Flock

His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, broke down during a recent interview. While explaining an annual tradition…

Nov 07, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

A Congressman Reflects on Christian Persecution

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Congressman Doc Hastings (R) of Washington State on one of the most pressing matters facing the Church today–the…

Sep 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

Dallas, TX–The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas….

Sep 19, 2014
Orthodox News

In Defense of Christians: A Report on the Summit

On September 8th, I made my way to Washington DC, together with a diverse group of archbishops, bishops, priests, theologians, laymen, and politicians,…

Sep 15, 2014
Orthodox News

NY Times: The Middle East’s Friendless Christians

By Ross Douthat WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter…

Sep 13, 2014
Orthodox News

What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

The IDC Summit for Middle Eastern Christians, held in Washington, D.C. this week, had many important moments. The most frustrating of these was the keynote…

Sep 12, 2014
Orthodox News

Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit

Seasoned Washington insiders say they’ve never seen anything like it. Sen. Ted Cruz, a high-profile speaker at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians…

Sep 11, 2014
Orthodox News

Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Middle East Christians

Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights Activists By Joseph Cella Washington– The deteriorating…

Sep 09, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

World Responses to Persecution of Christians

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church….

Sep 06, 2014
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