FACEBOOK THREATENS TO DELETE ACCOUNTS OF ORTHODOX CLERGY

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Anastasios Papapostolou - April 2015 According to an Orthodox Christian monk, Facebook is threatening to delete the accounts of Orthodox clergy who refuse to change their profile names to their birth names on the social network. - See more at: Although they are known by their clergical names, Facebook has recently begun demanding religious figures on the network i.e., ...

“Selma” Director Talks Archbishop Iakovos Portrayal in Her Golden Globe Nominated Film

A still image from “Selma” showing Archbishop Iakovos and Dr. King as they march.

Anastasios Papapostolou - 15/1/15- Greek Reporter We met director Ava DuVernay on the red carpet of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards and talked about Archbishop Iakovos’ portrayal in her Golden Globe nominated film “Selma.” She says it was important to have him in the film because he was one of the first community leaders to support ...

What Will The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Discuss in Their Historic Meeting?

Anastasios Papapostolou - May 2014 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will have three historical meetings to honor their predecessors and discuss a variety of world issues on May 25 and 26, 2014 in Israel. This historical dialogue might have a tremendous impact on the two churches that have been separated since Pope Leo IX added three words ...

Martin Luther King’s Great Greek Friend & Supporter

Anastasios Papapostolou- January 2014 Archbishop Iakovos is known in the U.S. as the committed and caring pastor who put the Greek Orthodox Faith on the map for Americans and beyond. He is also known as the first Greek Archbishop in 350 years to officially confer with a pope, leaving behind a tremendous body of work as the primate of the Greek ...

Orthodox Bishops Release Statement on Sexuality; Marriage

  Anastasios Papapostolou - 22/9/13 In the final day of its annual meeting, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America issued the following statement on the Orthodox Church’s unchanging position on marriage and sexuality. To our Orthodox Faithful 1. We, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, representing millions of Orthodox ...

Panepirotic Federation Condemns Brutal Attack Against Greek Orthodox Christians in Albania

Anastasios Papapostolou - 31/8/13 The Panepirotic Federation of America (POA) strongly condemns the brutal attack on a Greek Orthodox church in the city of Premet in southern Albania on August 16 by hired government thugs who smashed icons and crosses and beat up worshippers trying to defend the only Christian house of worship in the city. ...

Boston Metropolitan Methodios Speaks at Interfaith Prayer Service for Marathon Victims

Anastasios Papapostolou - 20/4/13 President Obama spoke at an interfaith prayer service to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings Thursday morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Among the clergy that prayed was the Greek-Orthodox Metropolitan of Boston, Methodios who also spoke at the event. Titled “Healing Our City,” the service began at 11 a.m. ...

Archbishop Demetrios to Deliver Benediction at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon

Anastasios Papapostolou - 10/1/2013 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has been invited to offer the benediction at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon following the Inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2013. The invitation was extended by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), which also ...

Hellenic Society of Constantinople to Honor Vassy at Annual Gala

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Anastasios Papapostolou - 5/1/13 Webiste of Singer Vassy On Saturday, Jan 12th, the Hellenic Society of Constantinople will hold its annual Gala at the Wilshire Country Club. This will be the 46th consecutive year for the organization’s main event which will honor singer-songwriter Vasiliki Karagiorgos, known mononymously as VASSY. Every year the society honors a person of Greek descent ...