Posts about Middle East

The Sounding

Metropolitan Elias: Christians Are Being Persecuted, But Love Will Prevail

His Eminence Metropolitan Elias of Tyre and Sidon delivered a short address at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts after the Western Rite…

Dec 16, 2014
Orthodox News

Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

In a recent meeting with one of Turkey’s most important Muslim leaders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized four things. 1. The Moscow…

Dec 15, 2014
Orthodox News

Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Blanca Ruiz recently published a startlingly article, featuring a Greek Orthodox priest who lives in Nazareth. Madrid, Spain, Dec 12 (CNA/EWTN News) —…

Dec 12, 2014
Living Traditions

Assurè, Noah’s Pudding

For the Greek Christians of Asia Minor, Assurè (Grk: Assurè / Arb: Ashure) was made on Christmas Eve as an offering to Christ and Panagia. These refugees…

Dec 12, 2014
Orthodox News

Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

On December 6, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch enthroned Metropolitan Joseph as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America….

Dec 11, 2014
The Sounding

Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

A recent article by Douglas Murray in The Spectator asks a pressing question: Why are we abandoning the Middle East’s Christians to Isis? Murray’s…

Dec 11, 2014
Orthodox News

New Head of Antiochian Church in America Enthroned; Antiochian Patriarch to Meet with Officials on Issues in Syria

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 The second largest Orthodox Christian Church in North America has a new leader, enthroned by the head of one of…

Dec 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent…

Nov 28, 2014
The Sounding

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
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