From the monthly archives:

April 2011

JEWELER TAKES INSPIRATION FROM ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 27, 2011 Articles

Mikhailov visits monasteries in search of inspiration for his jewelry designs. By Galina Stolyarova The St. Petersburg Times Published: April 27, 2011 (Issue # 1653) The spiritual journey began with a young man, who was yet to serve in the army, cutting grass in a village just outside Veliky Novgorod, almost 30 years ago at […]

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A Culture’s History Written in Thread-Textiles Reveal Women’s Unheralded Role in Armenian Church

April 19, 2011 Articles

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GALLERY OF SACRED TREASURES BELONGING TO THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE OF ISTANBUL BY SUSANNE FOWLER March-April 2011 Textiles Reveal Women’s Unheralded Role in Armenian Church ISTANBUL — It began with a question 13 years ago from the owner of a shop in the Grand Bazaar. The answer has led two American […]

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Muslims who venerate St George

April 12, 2011 Articles

WILLIAM GOURLAY 12/4/2011 On an island known to the Greeks as Prinkipo, Ayshe Özakcam spends six months of the year attending a small stall beside a steep cobbled path. She sells home-grown plums, and apples, which she peels and quarters deftly with a sharp knife, to pilgrims passing en route to the Orthodox Church of […]

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Jerusalem, City of Religions and Divisions

April 6, 2011 Articles

By Wladimir 14/3/2011 While gazing towards a huge mosque and its surroundings from the Mount of Olives at the Dominus Flevit Church, a Christian guide told tourists that during his last days of his life, Jesus predicted that Jerusalem would be destroyed for not following the 10 commandments and the Jewish people would be expelled. […]

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Finding Christian roots in the Sinai

April 3, 2011 Articles

By CAROL M. RUSSELL, Special to The Tribune While Egypt is in upheaval, some things in that country stay the same, in particular the Sinai – that vast desert in the southern half of the Sinai Peninsula that gives new meaning to the word sere. Geographically, the Gulf of Suez and Suez Canal border the […]

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