Ecumenical Patriarch Decries Violence Against Women

Ecumenical Patriarch Decries Violence Against Women

As the world continues to pray for Meriam Ibrahim, the wife and pregnant mother who has been condemned to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew adds his voice to the outcry against violence against women. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Decries Violence in Advance of Meeting...

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SunSentinel: Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

SunSentinel: Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

A major newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, the city where OCN has its headquarters, is reporting our Executive Director’s participation in the coming Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting The Rev. Christopher Metropulos will do TV analysis on reconciliation of Catholics and Orthodox Christians...

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CNN: Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; “I’m just praying,” husband says

CNN: Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; “I’m just praying,” husband says

Major media outlets are calling attention to the plight of an Orthodox Christian woman in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for her refusal to relinquish her Christian faith. For example, CNN continues to follow this story of Christian persecution in Sudan. Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for...

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VDH: Christians ‘Crucified Again’ for Refusing Islam

VDH: Christians ‘Crucified Again’ for Refusing Islam

Several major news outlets are reporting  that Christians and others who oppose Islamic militants are being brutally executed by crucifixion. This article by Raymond Ibrahim, author of the book Crucified Again: Islam’s New War on Christians, urges an honest look at the situation, which is not always clearly or fully...

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Chiesa Online: What Remains of the Christians of the East

Chiesa Online: What Remains of the Christians of the East

Here is an article that was shared with us this morning, written by Sandro Magister of Chiesa, which highlights one of the great concerns of both Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, namely the flight of Christians from the Holy Lands and the Middle East. Mr. Magister, in a few...

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Huffington Post: Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West

Huffington Post: Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West

In the ongoing media commentary about the upcoming meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis in Jerusalem, an article by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, deserves particular attention. Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and...

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Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians – Part 2

Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians – Part 2

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos was invited to attend a press conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by two members of Congress, calling attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Christian leaders from around the nation were present at the...

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Christian Pregnant Mother in Sudan Sentenced to Death, 100 Lashes on Mother’s Day

Christian Pregnant Mother in Sudan Sentenced to Death, 100 Lashes on Mother’s Day

The Christian Post reports yet another instance of persecution of an Orthodox Christian, this time in Sudan. Christian Pregnant Mother in Sudan Sentenced to Death, 100 Lashes on Mother’s Day BY STOYAN ZAIMOV, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER May 12, 2014|3:19 pm A Christian mother living in Sudan, pregnant with her second...

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Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians

Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos was invited to attend a press conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by two members of Congress, calling attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Christian leaders from around the nation were present at the...

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Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

As the meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis draws closer, the Boston Globe brings attention to another implication of this historic event with an article by John L. Allen Jr. Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey Also: Beatifying Pope Paul VI; scammers use the Vatican’s name; Vatican diplomats...

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Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Watch for coverage of this historic event coming soon. Our own Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been asked to join a dedicated group of faithful to assist in the live English-language worldwide telecast of this historic meeting. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the...

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His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba

His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese has announced that His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) has fallen asleep in the Lord. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the flock he has shepherded for so many years. We thank Metropolitan Philip for his overwhelming support of OCN through the years. May his...

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