Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit

Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit

Seasoned Washington insiders say they’ve never seen anything like it. Sen. Ted Cruz, a high-profile speaker at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians in Washington, D.C., was booed off the stage last night by a gathering of religious and political leaders concerned about the persecution of Christians in the Middle...

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Interview with Metropolitan JOSEPH

Interview with Metropolitan JOSEPH

Today, OCN Executive Director Fr. Christopher Metropulos spoke with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph in Washington, DC, where both are attending the IDC Summit calling attention to the plight of Christians in the Middle East. His Eminence is the newly elected Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese in the United States. Members...

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Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Middle East Christians

Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Middle East Christians

Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights Activists By Joseph Cella Washington– The deteriorating situation facing millions of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East will be the focus of a bipartisan and ecumenical conference in the nation’s capital next month. The...

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World Responses to Persecution of Christians

World Responses to Persecution of Christians

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: The United Nations’ Human Rights Council will hold a special session on September 1st to discuss the...

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Should You Be a Martyr?

Should You Be a Martyr?

At a time when Christians in the Middle East are suffering and dying for the Faith, contemplate a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas’ essays originally written for the National Herald entitled “Should you be a martyr?” Listen to Fr. Stanley’s words about what it means to be a...

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War and Stewardship

War and Stewardship

This podcast explores how the worldwide war being waged against Christians implicates our stewardship callings. We explore the clear and prophetic guidance by the Apostle Paul in 2nd Timothy that predicts what will happen and how we should live our lives and stewardship callings in response. Moreover, we explore 10...

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Blessed are the Persecuted

Blessed are the Persecuted

We all endure some form of suffering if we are Christian. Martyrdom is one of the most challenging to come to terms with – especially in our modern times. To help us draw closer to those who have been martyred and are being persecuted for the faith in the Middle...

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World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

(World Bulletin / News Desk) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the Halki seminary could be opened, but simultaneous steps should be taken by the Greek side to improve the religious affairs of the Muslim community in Western Thrace. Established in 1844 on the island of Heybeliada in...

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AINA News: ISIS Abduct 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl From Fleeing Family

AINA News: ISIS Abduct 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl From Fleeing Family

(AINA) — Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl, was abducted from her family as they were leaving Baghdede. ISIS escorted the family, as well as many other residents, to the Khazar checkpoint and told them to leave and never return. The girl was last seen by her mother...

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An Orthodox Christian Response to Beheading by Muslims

An Orthodox Christian Response to Beheading by Muslims

I am an unworthy man, unworthy to be called an Orthodox Christian, not to speak of the priesthood, and I write, admittedly, from the comfort of my Mount Pleasant, SC, home.  There is no Mount nearby, but it is, indeed, a pleasant seaside community on the East Coast of the...

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