SETimes: “Serbian True Orthodox” Splinter Group Training Kids in Weaponry

SETimes: “Serbian True Orthodox” Splinter Group Training Kids in Weaponry

By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade — 18/08/14 A religion-based youth camp in a mountainous region of Serbia has drawn the attention of police and politicians after videos emerged that showed youngsters handling knives and replica Kalashnikovs. The camp is operated by the so-called Serbian True Orthodox...

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B92: Serbian Church Bringing Canonical Charges Against Macedonian Bishop

B92: Serbian Church Bringing Canonical Charges Against Macedonian Bishop

BELGRADE — The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) announced Tuesday its decision to bring ecclesiastical charges against Archbishop Stefan. He is the head of the canonically unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC). The Synod issued a statement saying that by “inveterate persistence in schism the MPC participates in...

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Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Three Orthodox Christian Artists Orthodox Christianity is known for its religious art: striking, other-worldly icons of saints and scenes from the Bible. Yet, throughout history, Orthodox Christians have...

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InSerbia News: Serbian Orthodox Church’s Website Attacked by Hackers

InSerbia News: Serbian Orthodox Church’s Website Attacked by Hackers

The official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Serbia has been under attack for more than a month. InSerbia News has this report: Serbian Orthodox Church’s website attacked by hackers BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) said on Tuesday that its official website has been under constant hacker...

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B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sent a letter to the Vatican which may contain a protest against the Vatican’s plan to canonize Alojzije Stepinac. Stepinac, a Croatian Catholic cardinal, was convicted after World War II of collaborating with the fascist Independent State of Croatia. Serbian Church sends...

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Four Striking Oil Paintings by Orthodox Christian Artists

Four Striking Oil Paintings by Orthodox Christian Artists

Orthodox Christianity is known for its religious art: striking, other-worldly icons of saints and scenes from the Bible. Yet, throughout history, Orthodox Christians have also produced beautiful works of art in a variety of media and styles, sometimes fusing their religious tradition with more mundane themes. Here are four great...

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The Door of Lovingkindness

The Door of Lovingkindness

Lately my mind has been turning back to the years of my life when I, my husband, and our two small daughters lived in the student housing complex at the University of Notre Dame.  While I sometimes am nostalgic for our time there, I would never wish to go back...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and was hosted by Archbishop Demetrios. Since much...

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My Not Greek, Not Russian Orthodoxy

My Not Greek, Not Russian Orthodoxy

Usually when people hear the word Orthodox, they either think “Greek” or “Russian,” and some even think Orthodox Jewish. However, my Orthodoxy is known as Serbian Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy itself is the oldest branch of Christianity, and it spread to Serbia from Greece. The Greeks played a great part in converting...

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Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

May 30, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — The Serbian village of Jablanica is home to twins Aleksandra and Andrijana, 10, the only children among eight families living in the remote enclave. The road that connected the girls to school and the rest of the villagers to the outside world was washed...

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