Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2018-2019

Church of Serbia - 5/1/19 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2018. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, ...

Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2015 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the ...

Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2013

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2013 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, ...

Church Near Trade Center to Echo Landmarks of East

DAVID W. DUNLAP -2/11/13 St. Nicholas Church, Destroyed on 9/11, to Rebuild With Byzantine Design. A gleaming, monumental and unmistakable symbol of Orthodox Christianity would rise at the south end of the National September 11 Memorial under plans drawn up for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The original St. Nicholas Church was crushed on Sept. 11, 2001, ...

Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles

DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - 5/10/13 ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — In this ancient city, tucked in a valley that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, King Tiridates III converted to Christianity and declared Armenia to be the world’s first Christian state. The year was 301, more than a decade before the Emperor Constantine put Rome on a ...

Russian Church Creates Paris Furor

By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS - 12/6/13 PARIS—The Russian Orthodox church design was meant to be the crowning achievement of a 72-year-old architect's career: five golden domes enveloped in a curvy veil, just blocks from the Eiffel Tower. But after two years of work, Manuel Núñez-Yanowsky received a devastating letter in March from the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His contract ...

Ancient church finds modern appeal

Father Gregory Horton stands in the nave of Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Christian Church, just south of Bonners Ferry. More than 100 parish members travel from as far away as Canada to take part in a form of worship that the pastor says hasn’t changed in 2,000 years. (Photo by DAVID GUNTER)

By DAVID GUNTER, Feature correspondent 6/5/2012 BONNERS FERRY — Take the northern entrance to Pleasant Valley Loop Road and, in less than half a mile, you come upon what appears to be a little country church. Only the sign outside — announcing the presence of the Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Christian Church — hints that there is some ...

Writing on the wall: Israel and its Christians

By DAVID ROSENBERG / THE MEDIA LINE/ 02/21/2012 Jerusalem church points to negative attitudes among many Jews. A day after it was discovered on the exterior walls of a Jerusalem Baptist church this week, graffiti declaring “Death to Christianity” had been cleaned up and a host of officials from the Israeli government had visited with apologies and ...

Christians are both thriving, beleaguered in Israel

Orthodox Christians take photos of a dove on the feast of Epiphany at Qasr el Yahud baptism site, Israel

By DAVID ROSENBERG / THE MEDIA LINE 12/26/2011 The population is succeeding at school and at work, but their numbers are barely growing. Economically, the Holy Land’s tiny Christian minority is thriving as its moves into the holiday season this year. But, except for a one-time boost from a wave of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, ...

An open letter to Christian leaders in Jerusalem

By DAVID J. MICHAELS 11/19/2011 As a Jew, especially an Orthodox one, I am ashamed that so-called "religious" people would spit on clergy of other faiths. The following letter has been sent to over a dozen of the most senior church leaders in Jerusalem, with copies to officials at major Christian bodies abroad. I write with a request: ...

Halloween a.m. vandals spray-painted Greek Orthodox Church

By DAVID C. SHAMPINE TIMES STAFF WRITER 3/11/2011 Halloween a.m. vandals spray-painted Greek Orthodox Church as well as 8 cars and a fence as well as 8 cars and a fence. Vandals early Monday used red, white and black spray paint to express their Satanic and anti-Christ sentiments on the walls of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 502 Franklin ...