ISIS Hacks into Parish Website

ISIS Hacks into Parish Website

      ISIS’s threats to Christians not only extend throughout the Middle East but overseas as well. According to a recent article from the Christian Post, ISIS just last week hacked the website of Our Lady of Mercy, a Syriac Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia. The militant organization posted...

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Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

There are few photos that capture the human condition. The firefighters raising the American flag over the rubble of the World Trade Center, the man staring down the tanks at Tiananmen Square, man’s first step on the moon. These photos capture moments of hope, determination, and progress in human history....

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Making a Stand

Making a Stand

Have you heard of the Japanese Orthodox Christian who saved the lives of thousands of Jews? Chiune Sugihara, baptized as Pavlo Sergeivich, wrote thousands of transit visas for Jews to leave Lithuania during World ​W​ar ​II. He knew he had a choice. “…if he issued the visas, he could be...

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Dying for a Glass of Water

Dying for a Glass of Water

What are you doing to respond to the horror of Christian persecution that is now a daily reality? Every day that you wake up safe in your own home, too many people around the world are waking up to torture and death because they love the Lord Jesus Christ and...

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New Documentary Shows Syriac Christians Struggling to Protect Community

New Documentary Shows Syriac Christians Struggling to Protect Community

A new documentary entitled Mountain of Servants tells the story of five Syriac Christians who struggle to protect their small Christian community. Daniel Lombroso, the filmmaker behind the project, said he “hopes this little-known story of the Syriacs makes a difference in how people see the region and its diverse communities.” This documentary...

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7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians As Orthodox Christians, we are called to join together in defense of persecuted Christians.  The Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples Florida has outlined seven (7) steps of how you can help...

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Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the families of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Martyrs who were killed by ISIS in Libya. Above, the young wife of one of the martyred men...

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Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

​In this episode, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Mark Ohanian, who has just returned from Syria with a report on the horrific situation Orthodox Christians in that country are facing. Mr. Ohanian is the Director of Programs for International Orthodox Christian Charities; he describes the work that IOCC, in partnership...

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Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

While Christian martyrs in Syria, Libya, and Iraq continue to be in our prayers, let us also remember those in danger in other places. The Taliban is targeting Christians in Pakistan. Yesterday, a Christian community in eastern Pakistan was attacked by suicide bombers. Lord have mercy. Suicide bombings in Christian...

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Myriam’s Story

Myriam’s Story

Earlier today I came across this video clip of a little girl named Myriam, an Iraqi Christian whose family had to flee their home near Mosul when ISIS took control of their town in mid 2014. They were refugees in Irbil, the autonomous region of Kurdistan, when this was recorded....

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