‘The Courage of Zakynthos’ by John C. Ackerman

John C. Ackerman

John C. Ackerman - 11/9/18 Sept. 10, marked the 75th Anniversary of one of history’s greatest examples of community resistance in the face of evil: the courage of Zakynthos. If this is the first you are hearing of the anniversary, do not feel unaware. If this is the first you have ever heard of the island of ...

A Review of John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece by John G. Panagiotou

John G. Panagiotou - (OCP News Service) - 8/4/18 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: Visit – www.thetrailmaster.com Sometimes a book defies categorization or description for that matter. John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece does those things and more. At first glance, one would think that this yet ...

Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes to Protest Taxes

Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes to Protest Taxes © REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

Sputniknews - 26/2/18 Christian sects in Jerusalem administering the Jerusalem Temple of the Holy Sepulchre closed the shrine on Sunday in protest against the plans of the city authorities to levy a municipal tax on them, according to the brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. The Christian leaders call it a violation of the "status quo" by the mayor; municipal law ...

PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

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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 Consul General ...

Pan Hellenic Scholarship - 20/6/17  VENTURE CAPITALISTS, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ARCHON JOHN PAPPAJOHN RECOGNIZED AT 2017 PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA. MOVING MOMENT OF SILENCE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS OF CHICAGO. MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES WAS 2016 MISS AMERICA AND GREEK ORTHODOX PARISHIONER BETTY CANTRELL. CHICAGO, IL: The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held their 2017 Awards Ceremony and Gala ...

Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

Sputniknews - 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the oldest in the ...

REVIEW & REFLECTION ON THE BOOK THE UNNECESSARY PASTOR: REDISCOVERING THE CALL BY JOHN G. PANAGIOTOU

OCP News Service - Book Review - 13/2/17 Buy from Amazon here: In Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson’s book The Unnecessary Pastor, we are given an insight into the plight of contemporary pastoral leadership. Originally, the title of this book was taken from a Regent College church leaders’ conference which was led by the authors. The authors ...

“ORTHODOX GREECE IS DYING. WE HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITHOUT A WAR”—MET. AMBROSE OF KALAVYRTA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/1/17 In a new statement, Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavyrta of the Church in Greece fervently implores his fellow countrymen and Churchmen to return to their Orthodox faith, the glory of the Greek culture. The hierarch cites several problematic issues in Greece today, including the influx of refugee-invaders, and the government’s abandonment of Orthodoxy and warm ...

The Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery is in Crisis!

Gofundme - September 2016 Kindly Donate - GoFundMe page. The Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery is in Crisis! The first Greek Orthodox women's monastery in America is in desperate need of your help! The health and well-being of 15 nuns is jeopardized by the sick building they are living in.  After 23 years, faulty construction reveals mold, ...

PETITION AGAINST SCHOOL BOARD TAKE OVER OF CHURCH PROPERTY

Orthodox Christian Network - May 2016 The community of Ss. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Oakville, Ontario has been shaken by the alarming news that all ten acres of their parish church is going to be taken away by the Halton District School Board for the purpose of building a high school. The community of Ss. ...

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

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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 who ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM DECORATES THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF THEOTOKOS IN KAFR YASIF (2012-2015)

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 and ...

SHORTAGE OF GRAVE PLOTS REVIVES CREMATION CONTROVERSY IN GREECE

GreekReporter.com - 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 pay to ...

The Ecumenical Patriarchate Today

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 Sites of Istanbul. ...

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

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 president, ...

Icon of Christ Miraculously survives church fire in Knoxville

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 itself unscathed. ...

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

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. http://christianaffairsoslj.tumblr.com/post/115588260610/holy-fire-screening-in-bethlehem-beit-jala-on and the following direct text: 2) Live Holy Week Services in Arabic from the Greek Orthodox parish of Beit Jala in the Holy Land  ...

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

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 in the ...

Orthodox Priest Kidnapped in the Syrian city of Idlib

Report: priest kidnapped after Syrian city falls to rebels

CatholicCulture.org - 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 city, has been ...