Greek Orthodox

Papa Stratis the ‘Savior’ of Refugees in Lesvos Passes Away

September 4, 2015 Featured News

Ioanna Zikakou – Greek Reporter – 3/9/15 Greek Orthodox priest Papa Stratis was only 57 years old but the work that he left behind changed the lives of many people and will be remembered forever. The Greek priest, also known by the name Efstratios Dimou carried the Cross of thousands of people, helping migrants and refugees […]

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May 22, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 This year’s Holy Easter Period saw the completion of the Byzantine decoration of the Iconostasis of the Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in the Greek Orthodox, Arab-speaking Community of Kafr Yasif, Northern Israel. The decoration was carried out by Mr Nezar Kseiboun, hailing from Kana, Galilee, at the expenses of the Patriarchate […]

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May 11, 2015 Featured News – Philip Chrysopoulos The shortage of space in graveyards along with burial costs bring back the controversial issue of cremation in Greece. At the moment, graveyards in Greece’s capital and second largest city, Thessaloniki, are overcrowded to the point where a burial is essentially leasing a grave plot for three years. After three years, relatives can […]

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The Ecumenical Patriarchate Today

May 9, 2015 Featured News

Purchase this book on Fordham University Press website » April – May 2015 Archons sponsor two new books on the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Order of Saint Andrew is pleased to have helped sponsor the printing of two new books: Dialogue of Love, Breaking the Silence of Centuries and The Ecumenical Patriarchate Today: Sacred Greek Orthodox […]

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Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos elected as the President of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

May 5, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 Following a rigorous search process that began in October 2014, the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) on, May 1, 2015, voted unanimously to elect the V. Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos as the next president of the institution, in succession of the current […]

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Icon of Christ Miraculously survives church fire in Knoxville

April 16, 2015 Featured News

15/4/15 Troy Stavros writes in FB: USA:  “The St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. Today as I was helping cleanup in the aftermath I took this picture. You can see that the heat was so hot that it melted the glass covering this icon, but left the icon […]

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Holy Fire Screening in Bethlehem – live streaming of all Holy Week Services in Arabic

April 6, 2015 Featured News

Dan Koski- 6/4/15 Greetings from the Holy Land; I am happy to provide you with two pieces of information for Holy Week: 1) Holy Fire Live Screening in Bethlehem, Beit Jala on Holy Saturday 2015. and the following direct text: 2) Live Holy Week Services in Arabic from the Greek Orthodox parish of Beit […]

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Christian Priest Abducted by U.S. Sponsored ‘Rebels’ in Syria

April 5, 2015 Featured News
Father Ibrahim Farah

Raymond Ibrahim – 5/4/15 Since the Syrian city of Idlib fell to U.S.-supported, anti-Assad jihadis on March 28, Christian inhabitants have been attacked.  Among other things, the jihadis kidnapped 57-year-old Greek Orthodox priest Ibrahim Farah, head of the Greek-Orthodox parish dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Father Ibrahim Farah, a Greek Orthodox priest who chose to remain […]

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Orthodox Priest Kidnapped in the Syrian city of Idlib

April 4, 2015 Featured News
Report: priest kidnapped after Syrian city falls to rebels – 4/4/15 Report: priest kidnapped after Syrian city falls to rebels. The al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group that is a branch of al-Qaeda, has seized control of Idlib, a city of 165,000 in northwestern Syria. The Fides news agency reported that Father Ibrahim Farah, a Greek Orthodox priest who chose to remain in the […]

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In Selma, A day of honor and tribute to the legacy of struggle and sacrifice, equality and freedom

March 10, 2015 Featured News

10/3/15 SELMA, Ala. – Thousands of people attended the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 National Voting Rights Act and “Bloody Sunday,” that concluded today, March 8, 2015, with a long service at the historic Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and a final march through the town of Selma and across the […]

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Funds being collected to help deceased priest’s wife, six children

March 3, 2015 Featured News

NORWICH, CT [OCA] Donations to assist the family of Priest Matthew Baker, who died as a result of an automobile accident on the evening of Orthodox Sunday—March 1, 2015—may be made at Donations also may be sent directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 247 Washington Street, Norwich, CT 06360, the parish to which […]

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Peculiar Liquid Seeping from Crucified Christ Icon in Corinth – Greece

February 22, 2015 Featured News

Ioanna Zikakou – 22/2/15 – Greek Reporter  A peculiar incident has drawn attention to the small village of Aspokambos in Corinth Greece, over the last few days. According to Metropolitan Dionysios of Corinth, after the national election of January 25, an oily, sticky, odorless liquid started seeping from an icon depicting Jesus Christ crucified, however, details […]

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Mount Athos Now Has its Own Smartphone Application

February 16, 2015 Featured News

Philip Chrysopoulos  – Greek Reporter – 16/2/15 Mount Athos now has its own smartphone application. The user can download the free application that will remind them of religious holidays, days of fasting, Greek Orthodox feasts, while also provides all the information about monasteries. The application includes the old calendar, which is used at Mount Athos, and the new calendar […]

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S. Africa: Children Welcome Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria

January 25, 2015 Featured News

Ioanna Zikakou – 25/1/15 Over 200 students from Jabavu East Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa, waved Greek and South African flags, and sang the national anthems of Greece and their country, welcoming Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa. Jabavu East Primary School has established a Greek language learning program for the last 20 […]

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President Zuma of South Africa decorated with the Order of St.Mark

January 22, 2015 Featured News

Ioanna Zikakou – Greek Reporter- 22/1/15 Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria Meets With South African President. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa intends to implement a program to help the fight against AIDS in South Africa, according to Patriarch Theodoros’ statement during his meeting with the country’s president, Jacob Zuma. The two […]

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Cairo: Church of St. George Inauguration on April 24

January 19, 2015 Featured News
Cairo: Church of St. George Inauguration on April 24

Greeek Reporter – January 2015 The Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodore, invited Prime Minister of Egypt Ibrahim Mahlab to attend the inauguration of Greek Orthodox church of St. George in Old Cairo on April 24, 2015. The two men met yesterday, January 14, and cordially discussed about the church. The Patriarch informed the Egyptian […]

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Restricted Internet Use for Clergy Members of the Church of Greece

January 18, 2015 Featured News
Restricted Internet Use for Clergy Members

January 2014 The Greek Orthodox Church Holy Synod issued a formal notice which limits the internet use allowed to clerics and monks. In its notice, the Holy Synod stated certain restrictions regarding online discussions and comments that members of the clergy make using divisive speech, propagandism or partisan faction promotions. “Monks are not allowed to […]

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

January 15, 2015 Featured News
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 […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring

January 15, 2015 Featured News

Church of Antioch – January 2015 Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarch John X Yazigi congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for naming him a “Humanitarian Leader” and Kuwait as a “Humanitarian Center” by the UN. The visiting Patriarch made this remark to the press, Wednesday, after his […]

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Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity 2014

December 18, 2014 Featured News

Dec 16, 2014 – Greek Orthodox Church in America Protocol Number 239/14 December 25, 2014 The Nativity of Christ For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…. (Isaiah 9:6) To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish […]

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November 27, 2014 Featured News

On Tuesday, the 5th/18th of November 2014, the Church of St George in the Community of Nisf Ijbil, lying at some distance from Nablus, Samaria, was consecrated. The town used to be inhabited by Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community members who, however, over the last thirty years have gradually abandoned their town in search of better […]

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