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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Donates to Cephalonia and Cyprus Donates to Cephalonia and Cyprus

March 4, 2014 Featured News

Iro-Anna Mamakouka – March 2014 The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offered 25,000 dollars for the earthquake victims of Cephalonia, western Greece. According to the Archdiocese of America, the Archbishop Demetrios of America sent the financial assistance of 25,000 dollars to the Holy Metropolis of Cephalonia, in order to boost the needs of Cephalonia’s earthquake […]

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Prince Charles Visits Greek Orthodox Church in Doha – Qatar

February 22, 2014 Featured News

  22/2/14 Read more here: Doha: On the fifth day of The Prince of Wales’s tour of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, His Royal Highness visited the Doha Religious Complex. The Prince paid visit to the St Isaac and St George Greek Orthodox Church, which has a vibrant congregation from orthodox communities from across the Arab […]

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Greek Inspirations on St. Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 Featured News

Konstantinos Menzel – 14/2/14 If love could be defined, then it would contain the most intense and vitalizing feeling, but also the most oppressive one, as it requires a positive response in order to be fulfilling. From Plato, who mentions in his Symposium “that universal love and interest is for the sake of immortality,” to the harsh Schopenhauer who calls […]

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Patriarch Youhanna X Appeals for Peaceful Solution to Political Crisis

January 26, 2014 Featured News

26/1/14 Greek Orthodox leader Youhanna X Yazigi urged the Lebanese on Saturday to resolve their political disputes peacefully and avoid a constitutional vacuum. The Patriarch of Antioch and All the East condemned the latest security incidents that are taking civilian lives. “The latest suicide bombings are a reflection of the rejection of others,” he told reporters at Rafik Hariri International Airport before traveling […]

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Martin Luther King’s Great Greek Friend & Supporter

January 21, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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Oxford University Press Releases Rev. Dr. Pentiuc’s The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

January 7, 2014 Featured News

7/1/14 Oxford University Press will release the latest book by Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, on January 9, 2014. The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition provides a general overview and a detailed analysis of the primary ways in which the Old Testament has […]

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Celebration of Holy Epiphany in Australian Cities

January 4, 2014 Featured News

Nikoleta Kalmouki- 4/1/13 Epiphany, in Greek “Theophania” or “Fota,” is one of the most important days for the Orthodox world and it is celebrated in January 6. According to the Orthodox tradition, this day indicates the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Traditionally, a priest throws a cross in the […]

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Greek Church Goes Digital

December 30, 2013 News

Nikoleta Kalmouki - December 2013 One would say that the Greek Orthodox Church is rather conservative and doesn’t keep pace with technology, but it appears that things are starting to change. The  Archdiocese of Athens, trying to reduce bureaucracy, has created a communication network. The Greek Orthodox Church is entering the digital age by enabling the request of various church […]

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Ringing the bells in Bethlehem, to keep those old Christmas traditions alive

December 28, 2013 Featured News
Khadir Jaraiseh, 22, pulls the ropes of four bells in a short tower of the Church of the Nativity, for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bethlehem, December 22, 2013.Photo by AP

The Associated Press - December 2013 The old Christmas traditions in the Church of the Nativity are waning, but some Christian Palestinians still strain to keep them. A Palestinian college student is one of the last keepers of a fading tradition — ringing the bells of Bethlehem. Twice a week, Khadir Jaraiseh climbs to the roof […]

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Audeh Calls for Respecting Constitutional Deadlines, Resumption of Dialogue

December 25, 2013 Featured News

Naharnet Newsdesk – 25/12/13 Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh called on officials in his Christmas sermon on Wednesday to respect the constitutional deadlines and resume dialogue among each other. “The country will not be well and will collapse of we didn’t exert efforts to find consensus,” Audeh said at the St. George cathedral […]

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Greek Orthodox bishop denies urging Syrian Christians to take up arms

December 19, 2013 Featured News

CWN -19/12/13 A Greek Orthodox bishop has denied urging Syrian Christians to take up arms, according to a new Fides news agency report. Bishop Lukas El Khoury, an auxiliary bishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, had allegedly said that “every young Christian in a position to do so should take up arms to protect […]

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Syrian Catholic bishop condemns Orthodox bishop’s call to arms

December 14, 2013 Featured News

CWN – 14/12/13 A Greek Orthodox bishop’s exhortation to Syrian Christians to take up arms is “insane” and “reckless,” a Syrian Catholic prelate told the Fides news agency. Bishop Lukas El Khoury, an auxiliary bishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, had said that “every young Christian in a position to do so should […]

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Famagusta church ‘re-opens’

December 12, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 Hundreds flocked to the mediaeval Ayios Georgios Eksorinos church in occupied Famagusta, for the first Greek Orthodox service in 56 years, described as the largest gathering of Greek-Cypriot faithful in a service held in the occupied territories since 1974. Ayios Georgios Eksorinos, situated within the walled city, had been abandoned from 1957 because […]

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Jihad on Christian Nuns: A History

December 7, 2013 Featured News

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR – 7/12/13 Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western “mainstream”-little acquainted with true history or reality-dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details: Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla […]

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Syrian Rebels Demand 1,000-Hostage Swap to Free Kidnapped Nuns

December 7, 2013 Featured News

By GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE - 6/12/13 A Syrian rebel group calling themselves “Free Qalamoun” has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of 12 nuns in Maaloula, and demanded the release of 1,000 female prisoners of the Assad government, in exchange for their hostages. The unfortunate nuns were kidnapped from St Tecla Orthodox monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula, a major tourist attraction […]

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Russia Urges Release of Abducted Orthodox Nuns in Syria

December 6, 2013 Featured News

MOSCOW, December 4 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church have demanded the release of a group of nuns reportedly captured by Islamist rebels at an ancient convent in Syria. The nuns were taken away by armed men who broke into the Greek Orthodox convent of St Thecla on Monday in […]

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Syria Nun Kidnapping: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Urges Release of Maaloula Sisters

December 4, 2013 Featured News

Umberto Bacchi - 12/4/13 John Yazigi calls on jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra militia to return St Tecla nuns to safety. Syria’s Greek Orthodox patriarch has urged Syrian rebels to release a group of nuns who taken hostage from a convent in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula. Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and 11 nuns were kidnapped from […]

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Silent voices of disquietude at a reception

December 2, 2013 News

ARIANA FERENTINOU – 2/12/13 A lot has already been said about the “revealing” beauty of Olga Kefalogianni, the Greek Tourism Minister, or the equally attractive appearance of her female entourage that flocked to the upper floor of the Salt Galata center Nov. 29 in order to promote one of the healthiest sectors of Greek economy. […]

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Baklava bakers

December 2, 2013 News
Pete Drakatos cuts a pan of baklava before it

Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard 12/2/13 Making the traditional Greek treat is longtime church project By the end of the day Sunday, members of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church had made 1,700 pieces of baklava. Orders are still coming in for the butter-rich treats, which the church has been selling for more than two decades […]

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The tsipouro story

November 20, 2013 Featured News

Ross Robertson 20/11/13 Ross Robertson, resident of Greece for the last 25 years, takes a closer look at one of Greece’s best kept secrets. So what is this ‘tsip-ou-ro’ that everyone suddenly seems to be raving about? Some may remember their grandparents telling with pride of the tsipouro they concocted in their village, others of […]

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110 Years of Glory

November 20, 2013 News

Justine Frangouli-Argyris. Journalist and writer – 20/11/13 This past weekend, I was among the fortunate who attended the 110th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Parish of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England.  Assigned to deliver the keynote address, it gave me the opportunity to discover the Parish’s history which is inextricably […]

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