“O Lord, Make the Evil Be Good” A Christian Response To Terrorism

“O Lord, Make the Evil Be Good” A Christian Response To Terrorism

Following the deadly series of terrorist attacks that struck Brussels on Tuesday, and in light of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Boston Marathon, and others, how do we explain these events to our young children?  The Hub has put together a discussion guide for youth (middle school and high...

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“Xairete!” In Remembrance of Fr. Byron Papanikolaou from the Koraes School

“Xairete!” In Remembrance of Fr. Byron Papanikolaou from the Koraes School

Every morning, the students lined up in their little uniforms. For the boys it was, navy slacks, white button down, clip-on tie, and a blue vest with “Koraes” stitched over the heart. For the girls, it was plaid skirts, white button downs and blue sweaters, with “Koraes” stitched over the...

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100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodox Parish

100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodox Parish

On Saturday morning, July 11, 2015, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA celebrated their 100th Anniversary. His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony and His Grace, Bishop Daniel lead the celebration with clergy, seminarians, and parishioners. We wish them many more years as trusted stewards of the Holy Orthodox...

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IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

February 26, 2015 (IOCC) — Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the towns of Hasakah and Qamishli after their small communities were terrorized this week. The attackers targeted a stretch of villages along the southern bank of the Khabour...

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Oppose Parole for Man who Killed Fr. John Karastamatis

Oppose Parole for Man who Killed Fr. John Karastamatis

In this episode of OCN Now, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Foti Karastamatis, the son of Fr. John Karastamatis, who was murdered in 1985 by Edward Bowman. Edward Bowman will be facing a potential parole hearing on February 5 of this year. Mr. Karastamatis describes the sad details of being...

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Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Edward Lee Bowman brutally murdered Father John Karastamatis, an Orthodox priest, at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California in 1985. Bowman, who received a prison sentence of 25 years to life, is up for parole in February — and Fr. Karastamatis’ family is once again collecting signatures...

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TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

Turkey — Why is the Pope treated with admiration while the Ecumenical Patriarch is not? TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch? If you do not know Turkey, you may get the impression that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government have huge admiration for the...

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Islamists blow up church, desecrate bones of Armenian genocide vitcims

Islamists blow up church, desecrate bones of Armenian genocide vitcims

Lord have mercy! Last month, a chilling report in the Independent, filed from Syria by Robert Fisk, revealed that “Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history.” The bomb obliterated a huge archive of historical records and scattered the...

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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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