Pan-Orthodox Celebration in Response to Christian Persecution

Pan-Orthodox Celebration in Response to Christian Persecution

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Faithful Christians of all the Orthodox Christian parishes in South Florida along with their parish priests will gather at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church this Sunday at 6:00 PM to pray for suffering and persecuted Christians throughout the world on the ocassion of the Sunday of...

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom following the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya 15 February 2015 It is with deep feelings of sorrow and pain that we received confirmation...

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Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid Released from Prison

Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid Released from Prison

His Eminence Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid was released from prison on February 2, ending 1,147 straight days of his third prison term in the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The Archbishop, ordained in 2005 by the Serbian Orthodox Church, has faced criminal charges and been imprisoned three times by Macedonian authorities...

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14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

Horrors continue in the areas controled by the Islamic State. According to Christianity Daily: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured 20 Egyptian Christian men and a 14-year-old Christian girl, and the lives of the men are in great danger while the young girl might have already...

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The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians By Michael Cook | Mercator.net The Middle East is losing its ancient Christian heritage. When Iraq was invaded in 2003,...

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Orthodox Priest Speaks about Middle East Crisis on American TV

Orthodox Priest Speaks about Middle East Crisis on American TV

Fr. Thomas Zain is the Vicar-General of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and Dean of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn, NY, Recently, he appeared on FOX News for a special report on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Fr. Thomas described some of the persecutions,...

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Metropolitan Elias: Christians Are Being Persecuted, But Love Will Prevail

Metropolitan Elias: Christians Are Being Persecuted, But Love Will Prevail

His Eminence Metropolitan Elias of Tyre and Sidon delivered a short address at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts after the Western Rite Vespers with Lessons and Carols on December 14. His Eminence emphasized that, despite the crisis of persecution happening in the Middle East today, the love of...

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Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Blanca Ruiz recently published a startlingly article, featuring a Greek Orthodox priest who lives in Nazareth. Madrid, Spain, Dec 12 (CNA/EWTN News) — Fr. Gabriel Nadaf is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He lives in Nazareth and faces death threats for publicizing the state of Christians in the...

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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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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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