Posts about Syria

The Sounding

Let light shine in the darkness: Jim Foley

These are dark times. Christians in the Middle East are being slaughtered, crucified, raped, marked, and driven out of their homes. Russia and the Ukraine…

Sep 16, 2014
Orthodox News

In Defense of Christians: A Report on the Summit

On September 8th, I made my way to Washington DC, together with a diverse group of archbishops, bishops, priests, theologians, laymen, and politicians,…

Sep 15, 2014
Orthodox News

NY Times: The Middle East’s Friendless Christians

By Ross Douthat WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a…

Sep 14, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 12, 2014

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….

Sep 12, 2014
Orthodox News

Telegraph: Al-Qaeda Closes in on Syrian Christian Stronghold

By Ruth Sherlock, Beirut Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria is attacking one of the country’s remaining Christian strongholds, as it presses its offensive…

Sep 08, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

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….

Sep 06, 2014
The Sounding

St. Symeon the Stylite: His Astonishing Ascetical Life and Its Relevance Today

St Symeon the Stylite is one of the great figures in the early history of monasticism. By the time he renounced the world in his youth in the late fourth…

Sep 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Reuters: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million, Half of All Syrians Displaced

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) – Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began…

Aug 30, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul…

Aug 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarch John X: Words of Welcome to Patriarch Ephrem II Karim

Note: This is unofficial translation was provided for OCN by Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. The Arabic original is available here. Patriarch John X’s speech…

Aug 22, 2014
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