Syrian Nuns Freed

Syrian Nuns Freed

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped months ago from Mar Thekla in Ma-loula, Syria, by al Qaeda-linked rebels, were released today. After a 9-hour journey, they were met in the hillside village of Jdaidet Yabous by Greek Orthodox church officials. Mother Pelagia Sayaf, the abbess of the monastery, said the...

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Night at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Night at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Last night, our group left around midnight to visit the Holy Sepulcher for the Divine Liturgy. The walled city was empty, the maze of pathways, dark and narrow, are normally full of people of all faiths, criss-crossing each way, during the day. We walked along the slick marble and imperfect...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

A feast of joy and gladness is revealed to us today! For the teachings of the true Faith shine forth in all their glory, and the Church of Christ is bright with splendor, adorned with the holy Icons which now have been restored; and God has granted to the faithful...

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