Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Do you know what’s going in the Middle East right now? Ancient Christian communities are being driven from their homes, churches desecrated and destroyed, hundreds of men, women, and children killed — some even publically executed in brutal fashion for their faith. In this videocast, we feature two stories: one...

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Syriac Orthodox bishop: Muslims enemies of Christ

Syriac Orthodox bishop: Muslims enemies of Christ

BEIRUT (The Daily Star): The Syriac Orthodox bishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli George Saliba Wednesday denounced Muslims as enemies of Jesus, accusing them of a history of violence and oppression against Christians. “What is happening in Iraq is a strange thing, but it is normal for Muslims, because they...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Insists Christians Will Remain Faithful and Stay in the Middle East

Patriarchate of Antioch Insists Christians Will Remain Faithful and Stay in the Middle East

An Official Statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch 7/30/2014 In the midst of all destruction which is taking place in the Middle East and with the recent events like killings and displacements which affected Christians and others, and in the midst of the conflicts in Syria and the...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

“We strongly condemn attacks on any segment of society in this Middle East and we especially condemn the attack on the Christians of Mosul” Statement from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus (2014-07-23) — At a time when Syria’s wounds have been bleeding for more...

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All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

(AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Syriac Catholic Church: Syrian Catholic Diocese –...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, or any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their...

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Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

Desperate Palestinians Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

By Kim Sengupta (independent.co.uk) The Sunday service had been taking place in a morning of quietness and calm, a rare chance of reflection amid the turbulence of war. That ended as the last prayers were being held, the sound of air strikes and tank rounds echoing not far from the...

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Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

By Karen Graham Digital Journal On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was “very near” for Christians in that country. Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city, and six weeks ago, 35,000 Christians lived there. Today, there are no Christians in Mosul. Canon...

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Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

Gaza Refugees Find Shelter in Greek Orthodox Church

(Reuters) – About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city’s 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church. Despite its thick walls dating back to the Crusades, the Church of Saint Porphyrius was still not a...

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Elizabeth Prodromou: No Room for Lukewarm as Mideast Christians Die

Elizabeth Prodromou: No Room for Lukewarm as Mideast Christians Die

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou is a frequent contributor at OCN, where her knowledge and insights are greatly respected. The following is an excerpt of a recent article she wrote for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese blog, calling for action in the Middle East, where inaction has a high cost. No Room for...

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