THE CHRISTIAN QUARTER IN JERUSALEM WAS ATTACKED

Pravoslavie.ru - May 2015 Residents of the Christian quarter of Jerusalem are becoming victims of attacks by extremists; this time not only were the shrines of the believers desecrated, but also their houses, reports the Linga portal. On Tuesday, May 5, three Christian public organizations of Jerusalem – “Youths of the Christian Quarter”, “Development of the Christian Quarter ...

CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA LEADERS AND LAWYERS OUTLINE LAWSUIT SEEKING TURKEY’S RETURN OF HISTORIC CHRISTIAN SITE

May 2015 Leaders and lawyers representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia held a press conference earlier today at the National Press Club to discuss their lawsuit against the Turkish Government seeking the return of the historic seat of the Catholicosate, located in Sis (currently Kozan), one-time capital of Cilician Armenia, reported the Armenian National Committee of America ...

IOCC Responds To Victims Of Deadly Earthquake In Nepal

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27/4/15 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and several powerful aftershocks have rocked the ancient city of Kathmandu, Nepal, leaving a trail of massive destruction and loss of lives. More than 2,000 people have died and hundreds of thousands more left homeless as multiple tremors flattened houses and buildings in the region. Many ...

PRAYER IN THE CHURCH OF ANTIOCH MOSCOW REPRESENTATION FOR CHRISTIAN HIERARCHS KIDNAPPED TWO YEARS AGO

April 19, 2015 – Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo (Patriarchate ...

IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

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March-April 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — As the security and humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria, continues to deteriorate following escalated fighting this past weekend, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), working in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), is providing emergency medical assistance, hygiene kits, and personal care items to ...

JUDAH, TODAH AND CHRISTIAN EUCHARIST

March 2015 Most Reverend Nektarios Tsilis, Metropolitan of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast The word Judah comes from the verb LeHodot, which simply means “to thank.” In the context of the Hebrew Bible, such thanks are synonymous not just with gratitude, but with praise. In fact, there was a particular sacrifice called “The Sacrifice ...

NEW MAGAZINE LAUNCHED BY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ARTIST ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ART

The Art Newspaper - March 2015 A group of Russian Orthodox artists and intellectuals has launched an arts journal in an effort to promote the role of religious art in today’s increasingly secular society. The launch of Dary, or “Gifts”, which is published in a glossy magazine format, came just before Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox ...

IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

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February- March 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the towns of Hasakah and Qamishli after their small communities were terrorized this week. The attackers targeted a stretch of villages along the southern bank of the Khabour River, where they burned ...

IOCC & Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development Commission provides Aid to Sudanese Refugees

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March 2015 Exhausted Sudanese Refugees Struggle For Survival In New Land Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Thousands of South Sudanese families who fled the violence and bloodshed from their country's civil war now face new hardships as refugees in Ethiopia. More than 196,000 refugees, of which nearly two-thirds are children, have endured months of living out in open ...

IOCC Seeks Summer Interns For U.S. And Greece – DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 31!

March 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian relief agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, is offering summer internship opportunities for IOCC programs in the U.S. and Greece. The U.S. Program Intern will be based in IOCC's field office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH RECTOR OF RUSSIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FOR HUMANITIES

On 4 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Postgraduate Studies, met with Prof. Dmitry Bogatyrev, rector of the Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities. They were joined in the meeting that took place at the DECR premises by archpriest Vladimir Shmaliy, hieromonk Ioann (Kopeikin), vice-rectors ...

OPEN LETTER TO THE ORTHODOX FAITHFUL FROM THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN LAITY

March 2015 “… move beyond words to actions… putting our theology into practice… moving beyond what is mine and yours, to what is ours.” This important message was conveyed by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops at their fifth official meeting which was held in Dallas, Texas on September 15-19, 2014.  Unfortunately, the ...

IOCC Expands Effort To Address Malnutrition In Greece With Aid To Agriculture Cooperatives

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February 2015 - IOCC The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. Announces Second $1 Million Challenge Grant. Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — With support from The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) today announced a new program to assist the growing number of Greek families in search of work and opportunities in agriculture-related businesses. As many as ...

Restoring Water Access To Gaza’s Embattled Families

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IOCC - February 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — For Suha, 10, and her friend, Nada, 9, each day begins with a visit to a communal water storage tank in the Gaza neighborhood of Shuja'iyeh. They patiently wait their turn to fill numerous empty plastic water cans that they must carry back to their family homes a ...

IOCC Delivers Winter Relief To Snowbound Syrian Refugees

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February 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Snow and frigid cold blanket Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees living in vinyl tents with packed dirt floors struggle to clear snow and stay warm. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that more than 100 tents have caved under the weight of heavy snow, ...

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief For Syrian Children And War-Weary Families

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January 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions. Many live in shelled out buildings with no doors or windows to keep frigid ...

IOCC Joins Largest U.S. Disaster Response Network

December 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — From comforting survivors of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, to helping Midwest families clean out their homes after last summer's devastating floods, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been responding to the needs of disaster victims across the US for more than a decade through the IOCC Emergency Response Network, ...

IOCC Congressional Campaign Highlights Relief Work : Urges International Development Support

November 2014 MD (IOCC) — In an ongoing effort to raise awareness and concern for urgent humanitarian needs around the world, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has embarked on a strategic campaign to educate Congressional leaders, including members of the Senate Foreign Relations and the House Foreign Affairs Committees, on the organization's expanding humanitarian programs, and ...

Team IOCC Goes The Distance In Baltimore to Race Against Poverty

October 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — An Orthodox priest, a kindergartner and a retired grandmother joined nearly 30 other supporters of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at dawn on Saturday to go the distance in the 14th Annual Baltimore Running Festival, and to raise money and awareness about the people it serves worldwide with every stride. ...

IOCC Book Distribution Promotes Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.

October 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — From the smallest rural towns to the biggest cities, two-thirds of America's children living in poverty have no books at home, according to the nation's largest literacy program, Reading is Fundamental. Children with no regular access to books and reading are at greatest risk for struggling in school and ...