Fr. John Romanides on Life on Other Planets

Fr. John Romanides on Life on Other Planets

In 1965, the Boston Globe ran a series of articles about life on other planets. One article was authored by Fr. John Romanides, who presented an Orthodox perspective on the question of life outside of planet Earth. All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life V Rev. John S....

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Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Many consider Russia to be the largest concentration of Orthodox Christians in the world, and with good reason. But a recent poll shows the situation may be more complex than that. Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll Moscow, July 4,...

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Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

As we continue to watch the violence against Christian populations in the Middle East, it can be helpful to understand the modern history of persecution. Entire populations were eradicated in the first half of the 20th century. Raffi Bedrosyan describes the death of one such group, the Pontic Greeks in...

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RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Musicians of the iconic American rock band Marilyn Manson were reportedly pelted with eggs and sprinkled with holy water by Orthodox Christian activists ahead of the band’s Moscow concert. The gig was eventually delayed and canceled after a bomb threat. Known for his controversial onstage performances deemed by some...

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CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim’s new opinion piece just published on CNN argues that extremism breeds extremism, and that Christians are suffering greater persecution today than at any time in their history. Read on to see if you agree with him. Extremism fuels abuse of Christians in Mideast By Raymond Ibrahim CNN Editor’s...

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Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped is a blog featured on The Majalla, a leading Arab magazine. Copts still Waiting for Better Days Where do Egypt’s Christians fit into Sisi’s religious vision? EGYPT UNWRAPPED blog: Exploring the political and social developments in Egypt as the dust continues to settle on the 25 January uprising...

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Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

We recently shared beautiful photographs taken by the monks of the Valaam Monastery and stories of the spiritual pilgrimages made to this special place. Here we see an example of other work ongoing at the Monastery. Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Valaam Metochion...

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Daily Star, Lebanon: ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebels in Aleppo

Daily Star, Lebanon: ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebels in Aleppo

OCN continues its efforts to call attention to the atrocities being committed in Syria and Iraq. It is difficult to see pictures and read stories of such atrocities, but the power of evil increases when the rest of the world turns a blind eye. Activists are now reporting the public...

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World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

The Metropolitan of Kiev, who is the head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, has died at the age of 78. May his memory be eternal! World Bulletin reports: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir Died Age 78 World Bulletin: News Desk The head of Ukraine’s Orthodox...

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Vice President Joseph Biden to Speak at Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress

Vice President Joseph Biden to Speak at Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress

Are you planning to attend the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Clergy Laity Congress in Philadelphia this coming week? The Vice President is! The Archdiocese has announced that Vice President Joseph Biden will speak at the Grand Banquet which traditionally marks the close of the Congress. Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver...

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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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Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades has stressed the close relations between Cyprus and Russia and the Orthodox Churches of the two countries, speaking during the 21st Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. According to an official announcement, during the Assembly, titled “Parliamentary Democracy-Christianity-Orthodoxy: values and concepts”, it has been expressed...

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