Shedding Light on Taybeh

Shedding Light on Taybeh

Returning one more time to the only all-Christian village that exists in Palestine has been a challenge. But the most amazing thing of all is the great blessing to light candles on my first day at the fourth century ruins of Saint George Byzantine Church, which was built when Saint Helen...

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St. George, Patmos and Orthodox Pride

St. George, Patmos and Orthodox Pride

Welcome to This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of May 13, 2016. Palestinian Christian’s celebrate St. George Google art project showcases the Monastery...

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Being Palestinian 

Being Palestinian 

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl022716wv.mp3 What does it mean to be Palestinian?  Presvytera Nadia Abuelezam Minucci has set out with her friends and family to find out by sharing people’s stories through a new podcast, simply titled, Palestinians Podcast.  With four episodes under their belt, Presvytera Nadia took a break from her busy schedule to speak...

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The Children’s Word: God will help, but we can too!

The Children’s Word: God will help, but we can too!

God will help, but we can too! Look at the little icon to the left. It’s not hard to see who is the rich man. But it’s not hard to find the poor man either, is it? He’s the one on his knees, looking for food. This is an icon...

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NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

Arsonists attacked the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, leaving the building in ruins. The church was a modern structure built on the site where Christians believe the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place. NBC News has the story. Church of the...

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Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios takes on the topic of the persecution of Christians around the world, but especially in the Middle East. He discusses the issue by way of his review, first, of the 2009 indie file, “Amreeka,” which tells the story of Palestinian Christians as they leave their...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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Christian in Gaza

Christian in Gaza

The war in Gaza is attracting lots of headlines nowadays, but how many really understand what is going on, especially for the Christian minority in this war-torn land? Maria Khoury joins us to provide context and insight. Our second segment features Aristotle Papnikolaou, a professor of theology at Fordham University,...

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Orthodox Christians Making a Difference

Orthodox Christians Making a Difference

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Today, we’ll be bringing you three stories of Orthodox people and organizations who are making a difference in the world today, even amongst deadly disease, poverty, and war....

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IOCC Delivers Relief to Gaza’s Displaced Families

IOCC Delivers Relief to Gaza’s Displaced Families

PHOTO: A displaced boy from Gaza City welcomes the hot meals delivered by IOCC for his family and hundreds of other families seeking refuge at St. Porphyrius Greek Orthodox Christian Church in Gaza City. IOCC is providing emergency relief to hundreds of displaced families occupying the church and a nearby...

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