Metropolitan Stefanos: Four Attributes of a Christian Family

Metropolitan Stefanos: Four Attributes of a Christian Family

The following excerpt is taken from an address by His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos on behalf of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Clergy-Laity Congress of the Holy Archdiocese of America on July 9, 2014. The theme of this year’s Clergy-Laity Congress, “The Orthodox Christian Family,”...

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Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

MOSCOW – The martyrs for the faith in the 20th century included in the database of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (Moscow) number currently about 35,000 people, reported rector of the university Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev on Tuesday to RIA-Novosti. “Information not only on canonized New Martyrs is being gathered...

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Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev. Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014.  Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church...

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CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

Have you heard of the rock churches of Lalibela? Instead of rising up above the ground, as most buildings do, they are reached by climbing long stairways down into the earth. Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia From Errol Barnett, CNN Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) — It’s 4 o’clock...

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NJ.com: Largest Coptic Church in USA to Expand

NJ.com: Largest Coptic Church in USA to Expand

The first Coptic Orthodox parish to be founded in the United States proves that it is continuing to grow and thrive. $3.2 million community center being built by The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark in Jersey City by Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark...

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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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Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the School’s history and present-day meaning. Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church BY VICTOR GAETAN But if we hope for what we do not...

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Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

An OCN fan on Facebook brought this story to our attention. This painting has had a long journey, and we hope it is now going to find its way back to its rightful home. Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up at Paris Auction Published by Ethio Tunes A 17th...

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OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC – In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox,” says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad that it is...

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AINA: Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq

AINA: Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq

In addition to destroying rival Muslim holy places, ISIS militants now claim to have occupied cathedrals belonging to Chaldean and Orthodox Christians in Mosul. AINA has this report. Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq By Paula Bolyard Islamists militants who seized parts of northern and western...

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Al Arabiya: After Release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim Speaks Out

Al Arabiya: After Release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim Speaks Out

Meriam Ibrahim is still separated from her family, but she and they are both safe. Now she speaks out about her situation and her concern for her new baby. Al Arabiya’s English edition has this report. After release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim speaks out by Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News Mariam...

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Getty Iris: What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell Like?

Getty Iris: What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell Like?

If you lived at the time of the Byzantine Empire, what would your daily life be like? Read about this attempt to recreate the scents of worship, home, and humanity in Constantinople – including instructions for bringing these aromas to your own modern-day home. What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell...

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