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

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 Des Moines, ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL ATTENDS NEW YEAR RECEPTION AT THE KREMLIN

On December 25, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the New Year reception at the Kremlin. Among representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church who took part in the reception were also Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Metropolitan ...

IOCC Joins Largest U.S. Disaster Response Network

December 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — From comforting survivors of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, to helping Midwest families clean out their homes after last summer's devastating floods, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been responding to the needs of disaster victims across the US for more than a decade through the IOCC Emergency Response Network, ...

One of world’s earliest Christian charms found

The 1,500 year old Greek amulet

September 2014 A 1,500 year old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The remarkable document uniquely contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and ‘manna from heaven’. It is the earliest surviving document to use the Christian ...

Flood Recovery Efforts Continue In Serbia And Bosnia

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30/8/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Vladan and his wife welcome the arrival of much needed building supplies to repair their flood damaged home in Grdica, a village near Kraljevo, Serbia. Vladan's home along with hundreds of other homes in the area were submerged under several feet of water for days after a powerful surge of flood ...

Malnourished Syrian Refugee Children Bear the Toll of Conflict

Photo by Ryan Erickson 17/7/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — The parents of two-and-a-half year-old Mataab fled with the young boy and his six siblings from the war-torn Syrian town of Aleppo to Lebanon in January 2014. Despite living in a warzone, Mataab was a healthy boy in Syria. But soon after he and his family settled into ...

IOCC Responds to Urgent Needs of South Sudanese Refugees

April 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Nygnwak, 30, and her seven family members are among the more than 80,000 South Sudanese who have sought refuge in Ethiopia since fleeing inter-ethnic conflict that erupted in their own country last December.  The refugees' makeshift shelters in open fields provide little protection to the elements and no access to ...

Winter Weather Exposes Syrian Refugees

Feburary 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Warm winter clothing is a welcome sight to Manal, 5, whose family lost everything when rocket fire struck their home in Homs, Syria, and burned it to the ground.  The family escaped and fled to Jordan, but Manal suffered second- and third-degree burns over her entire left side.  The little ...

IOCC Responds To Victims

13/11/13 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Just four days after the most powerful tropical storm ever to make landfall blasted across the Philippines with wind speeds up to 195 miles per hour, the country is faced with the devastating loss of thousands of lives and millions of survivors across 41 provinces in a desperate search for food, ...