Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

An OCN staff member discovered a wonderful article (with photographs!) about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the website of a church in Kennewick, WA, of which this saint is the patron. Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Orthodox Church is a mission, but it already has...

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Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

The Lebanon Daily Star reports that Patriarchs of Eastern churches in the region are calling on Christians to hold onto their lands in Iraq and Syria, despite the violent and dangerous conditions in those countries. Patriarchs call on region’s Christians to hold on to their lands by Antoine Amrieh| The...

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Daily Mail: ISIS Map of the World, Plan for Global Domination

Daily Mail: ISIS Map of the World, Plan for Global Domination

ISIS has renamed itself the “Islamic State” and revealed its plan to take over not only the Middle East, but large portions of Europe and Asia. The territory includes several Orthodox countries, including Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania. The Daily Mail reports: The ISIS map of the world: Militants outline chilling...

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NPR: For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

NPR: For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

For those of us watching the desperate plight of Christians in Iraq, it’s hard to imagine the courage it would take for a Christian to re-enter the city of Mosul. Less than a month ago, there was a mass exodus of Christians from the city as ISIS took control and...

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Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

After days of uncertainty following her initial release from prison, Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which is heavily guarded. The Guardian reports: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US embassy Husband of Christian woman whose apostasy death sentence was overturned...

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CNN: Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges

CNN: Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges

Each time it appears that Meriam Ibrahim has come to the end of her suffering, a new obstacle arises. Although she was released from prison earlier this week, she is now facing a new set of criminal charges in Sudan. In addition, a member of her family is still demanding...

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OCP Media: Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki

OCP Media: Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki

Orthodox faithful in Finland are celebrating the first meeting of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox leaders in their country. OCP Media Network has this report: Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki OCP News Service, Helsinki: The Finnish Orthodox Church celebrates the historic meeting of three...

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PanArmenian: ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches

PanArmenian: ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches

Please participate in this opportunity to support the Christian presence in Turkey.  You can contact your legislator and use social media to express support. The following article from PanArmenian.net tells you how. ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches PanARMENIAN.Net – With just days to the...

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The apple tree spoke! A miraculous icon of St. Irene of Chrysovalantou found in Valsamata, Kefalonia

The apple tree spoke! A miraculous icon of St. Irene of Chrysovalantou found in Valsamata, Kefalonia

The following story was originally published here in Greek. One of our Facebook fans translated it into English and sent it to us so that it could be shared with our readers. Many thanks, and Glory to God! The apple tree spoke and revealed the secret in its roots! A...

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CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says

CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have been re-arrested as they attempted to leave Sudan, shortly after her release from prison, where she was being held for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Lord have mercy. CNN reports: Sudanese Christian woman rearrested, legal team says By Nima Elbagir and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) — A...

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Telegraph: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

Telegraph: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

We pray that this time the good news will prove to be true, and that she will be able to return to a safe and peaceful life, together with her husband and children. The Telegraph reports: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to...

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Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

In countries where there is no state religion, one sometimes hears the argument that a state religion makes people less religious, not more. The results of a new survey can raise some questions about that assumption. Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union PRAVMIR. June 20,...

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