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Persecution and Thanksgiving

The Orthodox writer Rod Dreher has popularized the Law of Merited Impossibility, as applied to Christians: “It’s absurd to say Christians are…

Aug 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Iraqi Christians in Lebanon Tell of ISIL’s Brutal Rule

By Nohad Topalian Al-Shofra.com Though the apartment lacks basic furniture and they must sit and sleep on the floor, Iraqi brothers Fadi and Samir Bayous…

Aug 02, 2014
Orthodox News

Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Do you know what’s going in the Middle East right now? Ancient Christian communities are being driven from their homes, churches desecrated and destroyed,…

Aug 02, 2014
Orthodox News

Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Editor’s note: Part of a blog post by Hannah Gais at the Foreign Policy Association In an annual report released by the Department of State this…

Aug 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Syriac Orthodox bishop: Muslims enemies of Christ

BEIRUT (The Daily Star): The Syriac Orthodox bishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli George Saliba Wednesday denounced Muslims as enemies of Jesus, accusing…

Jul 31, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarchate of Antioch Insists Christians Will Remain Faithful and Stay in the Middle East

An Official Statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch 7/30/2014 In the midst of all destruction which is taking place in the Middle East…

Jul 31, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

“We strongly condemn attacks on any segment of society in this Middle East and we especially condemn the attack on the Christians of Mosul”…

Jul 31, 2014
Orthodox News

All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

(AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all…

Jul 30, 2014
Orthodox News

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians

Radio Free Europe — France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

By Karen Graham Digital Journal On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was “very near” for Christians…

Jul 28, 2014
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