Posts about Middle East

Orthodox News

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…

Feb 16, 2015
Orthodox News

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…

Jan 30, 2015
Orthodox News

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…

Jan 26, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox Priest Speaks about Middle East Crisis on American TV

Fr. Thomas Zain is the Vicar-General of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and Dean of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn,…

Jan 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch Hold Prayers for the Release of Abducted Bishops of Aleppo

According to the official Facebook page of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated today in…

Dec 27, 2014
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