His Beatitude John X Christmas Message

His Beatitude John X Christmas Message

  2015 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, by the mercy of God Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East   To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy...

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

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 a common prayer service with His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, at the Prophet Elijah Church in Aleppo. Other news agencies have reported that a similar prayer service took place at...

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Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

The Orthodox Christian Network is excited to share an interview with His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch the day before the enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America. Watch Fr. Christopher’s interview with the His Beatitude as they cover several issues: the significance...

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An Orthodox Family Reunion

An Orthodox Family Reunion

I have heard some converts refer to their journey to the Orthodox Church as “coming home,” but that was never my experience, probably because a problematic childhood has meant for me that “home” doesn’t always have pleasant connotations.  My own experience in encountering the Church was more like “Where have...

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Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

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 answer is largely narrative. He attended a Syriac Christian church in the UK on a Sunday and spoke to the people there. Many are recent refugees,...

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Patriarch John X of Antioch: We Are One Church and One Family

Patriarch John X of Antioch: We Are One Church and One Family

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, who is in the United States after enthroning His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph as the primate of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, has been making official visits to various churches, governmental agencies, and Orthodox leaders. At a recent meeting with His Eminence Archbishop...

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LIVE: Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph in New York

LIVE: Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph in New York

The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will take place at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. He will be enthroned by Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, who has traveled to New York from Syria for the occasion. The Enthronement will take place...

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Full Schedule for Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph

Full Schedule for Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America will be officially enthroned over the weekend of December 5-7. His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch is traveling to America for the occasion, which will take place at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. Preparations are...

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Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Greek here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Patriarch of Antioch: “The Jihadists are a Foreign Body” Interview with Maria Antoniades | VIMA In his interview with VIMA, Patriarch John of Antioch highlighted the necessity of international...

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President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter notes that President Obama met with these Patriarchs and Bishops for 40 minutes, together with his National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy National Security...

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