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IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

May 1, 2018 Featured
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IOCC – 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under […]

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DOXOLOGY FOR MARCH 25TH 1821 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 29, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/3/18  At noon of the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 12/25, 2018, there was a Doxology at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as thanksgiving to God for our nation’s liberation from the Turkish occupation in 1821, and as an intercession for the repose of the souls of our […]

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75th Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos Holocaust Letter of Protest Presentation at Iowa State Capitol

March 24, 2018 Featured

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/18 HISTORIC LETTER STANDS OUT IN WORLD HISTORY AS THE ONLY FORMAL PROTEST BY A WORLDWIDE LEADER AGAINST THE HOLOCAUST DURING WORLD WAR II DES MOINES, IA: On March 23, 2018, the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, St George Greek Orthodox Parish of […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ADORATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE AND THE FEAST OF ST. PORPHYRIOS OF GAZA

March 20, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/3/18 On the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, on February 26/ March 11, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, so that by Its power we may continue the Lenten period until we come to celebrate […]

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Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

March 20, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 20/3/18 All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience. Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon […]

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TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

March 11, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team […]

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Message from the Economic & Refugee Crisis Conference

February 27, 2018 Featured
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Prof. Petros Vassiliadis – OCP News Service – 27/2/18 The conference on “The Economic and Refugee Crisis: Political, Religious and Spiritual Dimensions,” organized by SALLUX and CEMES and held in Thessaloniki 20-23 February 2018, to celebrate the second anniversary of the ecumenical initiative of H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His H. Pope Francis and the […]

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Komposkoini – An Orthodox Vlogger

February 16, 2018 Featured
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Stelios Anastasiou – 16/2/18 Abroad, especially in the U.S.A. Christian content vlogs are very popular and have tens of thousands of followers and millions of views. The Greek komposkoini is such a different vlogger. His videos show pilgrimages on the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, Byzantine churches and other Orthodox worship places throughout Greece, using […]

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THE FEAST OF THE NEW MARTYR ST. PHILOUMENOS THE HAGIOTAPHITE

December 4, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – November- December 2017 On Wednesday 16th/29th November 2017 the feast of the New Martyr St. Philoumenos was celebrated at Jacob’s Well in Nablus of Samaria. As known, the canonized by the Church of Jerusalem Saint in 2009, had joined the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood since his early childhood, and was ministering as the Hegoumen […]

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THE 12TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

November 26, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 26/11/17 At 10:00p.m. on Wednesday 9th/23rd November 2017, there Ceremony with the Doxology took place at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on the completion of twelve years since the Election and Enthronement of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The Doxology was led by His Beatitude, with co-celebrants the Archbishops […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

November 26, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarachate – 26/11/17 On Tuesday 8th/21st November 2017, there was the celebration of the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. On this feast the Church commemorates the event that Lucifer and his angels when the latter ones opposed their Creator, Archangels Michael and Gabriel and their Angels fought against them and cried aloud “stand […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

November 8, 2017 Featured
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  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 8/11/17 On Sunday 23rd October/5th November 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the glorious St. James the Brother of God and first Hierarch of Jerusalem at his Holy Church, located between the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood and the Church of the Resurrection, being the Cathedral of the Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the […]

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His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

November 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – Basilica.ro – 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the […]

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PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

October 30, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 30/10/17 The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF 28TH OCTOBER 1940 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem –  30/10/17 On Saturday, 15th/28th October 2017, the national celebration of 28th  October 1940 was observed by the Patriarchate with a Doxology at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. This Doxology was a means of thanksgiving to God for His help to our nation in its fight for freedom from the […]

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Hiking the Holy Mountain – Tales of Monks & Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos – Book

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Olympus Press – 18/10/17 Contact: Cheri Rae (Cheri@TheTrailmaster.com) 805-845-7102 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: “On this amazing path we call life, we’re often compelled to change direction.” —John McKinney. Visit – www.thetrailmaster.com After writing thirty books about hiking, John McKinney, aka “The Trailmaster,” was compelled by extraordinary events to live through—then write about—an odyssey that […]

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UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

October 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/10/17 A British couple could face financial ruin as Greek businesses threaten to sue them over a wedding day photo of them simulating a sex act outside one of Greece’s most holy sites went viral. Newlyweds Matthew and Carly Lunn took a picture and posted it on Facebook after they tied the knot in September at the […]

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IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

October 13, 2017 Featured
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IOCC – 13/10/17 IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift. Baltimore, Md. (October 12, 2017) – In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities […]

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Greece Passes Transgender Rights Bill Amid Furious Church Protests

October 12, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 11/10/17 The Parliament of Greece has passed a bill that allows transgender people to legally change their gender without the need for medical tests or sterilization, a move that has divided the Mediterranean nation. The new law has revised an existing statute that required anyone who wished their legal gender changed to be diagnosed with a […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 10/8/17 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation […]

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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2017

October 2, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/10/17 On Wednesday, 14th/27th September 2017, the Feast of the universal Exaltation of the Sacred Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the fact that in the year 336 A.D., during the service of the Consecration of the […]

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