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 ...

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

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 took him to a ...

Thousands Rally in LA Urging Justice for Armenians Killed in Genocide

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www.sputniknews.com - 25/4/16 Tens of thousands rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on orders of the Ottoman Empire government. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 60,000 protesters rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on ...

American Getty Museum to return 12th century Byzantine New Testament manuscript to Athos

Los Angeles - April 2014 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will return the 12th century New Testament manuscript with invaluable miniatures depicting scenes from the Gospel stories to the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, reports Romfea. The museum acquired this manuscript—a masterpiece of the Byzantine arts—in 1983 as a part of a ...

Armenians Celebrate First Baptisms at Aghtamar Since 1915

Two young women from Van are baptized at Sourp Khatch, the Church of the Holy Cross, at Aghtamar on Sept. 8. Three others were also baptized that day during the same ceremony. (Photo by Matthew Karanian)

Special to the Armenian Weekly - 12/9/13 For the first time since 1915, the Armenian Church performed the rite of baptism at the Church of the Holy Cross (Sourp Khatch) on Aghtamar Island in Lake Van. Two adults and three youths, including a boy from Armenia named Van and three Armenians from the town of Van, were ...

Syria Christian refugees in Lebanon fear Islamist rebels

Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell Los Angeles Times 22/8/2012 ZAHLE, Lebanon — For most of the refugees streaming across the border into Lebanon, Syrian President Bashar Assad is to blame for the violence back home and the rebel effort to oust him is laudable. For the traumatized Christians among them, it's often the opposite. The rebellion, led by ...

Syrian Christians worry about life after Bashar Assad

Greek and Armenian Orthodox Priests pray during a liturgy in January for a Christian boy who was killed in the fighting in the central Syrian city of Homs. (Joseph Eid / AFP/Getty Images / January 9, 2012)

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times 6/3/2012 They fear civil war and revenge attacks if President Bashar Assad falls, an anxiety fed by the sectarian violence seen in Egypt and Iraq. Reporting from Damascus, Syria— For 40 years, Um Michael has found comfort and serenity amid the soaring pillars and ancient icons of St. Mary's Greek Orthodox cathedral. But ...

‘Kosher Jesus’ book raises Jewish furor

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, right, best-selling author and TV host, discusses his latest book, “Kosher Jesus,” moderated by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Calif. Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

By Mitchell Landsberg / Los Angeles Times 12/2/2012 Orthodox rabbi’s story delves into Jesus’ Jewish upbringing For an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuley Boteach has a deeply unorthodox streak. The best-selling author and TV host has written books on “Kosher Sex,” “Dating Secrets of the 10 Commandments” and his relationship with the late pop star Michael Jackson. But nothing he has ...

Egypt military says soldiers didn’t intentionally kill Copts

Gen. Adel Emara, left, and Gen. Mahmoud Hegazi, members of Egypt's ruling military council, address a Cairo news conference about the deadly weekend clashes that left 22 Coptic Christians and three military police officers dead. (EPA / October 13, 2011)

By Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times 13/10/2011 Generals' comments are first public statements by the military on clashes between Coptic Christian demonstrators, thugs and military police that left 22 protesters and three police officers dead. Reporting from Cairo— In an attempt to stem widening criticism of their grip on power, generals in Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the ...