Orthodox Christians

Odessa forms Orthodox militia

March 7, 2014 Featured News

7/3/14 Orthodox Christians, youth and Cossack organizations of Odessa and nearby residential areas are forming Orthodox militia to help parishes, RIA Novosti reports. The militia groups will protect religious centers, places, priests and church-goers from aggression and extremism, RIA Novosti reports. The Headquarters of the Orthodox Militia has been formed to coorinate volunteers. They will have special labels and maybe […]

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Noted Bioethicist Presents Lecture on Christians in the Public Square

March 4, 2014 News

John Mikitish – February-March 2014 SVOTS “Outside of God, all facts are just interpretations. Without a noetic experience, our culture is the way it is.” This observation formed the basis for Dr. Herman Tristram Engelhardt’s recent lecture at St. Vladimir’s, delivered on 23 February 2014 and sponsored by SVOTS’ student-run St. Ambrose Society, the seminary’s […]

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Roman Catholic Church to Canonize Archbishop Stepinac – the mass murder of Orthodox Christians?

February 15, 2014 Featured News
Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic awarding the Archbishop A. Stepinac the highest honor. (medal shown here in photograph) of the Croatian Nazi state. Stepinac was both an official and an accomplice in the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. The Roman Catholic Church to this day refuses to acknowledge their involvement or the guilt of Stepinac.

    Grey Carter – 15/2/14 For more info visit – Jasenovac: Download and Read Vatican Holocaust:  Once the Ustasha Archbishop Stepinac is canonized, he becomes officially a Catholic saint This is outrageous! I don’t know how come, and  about the process,  but it’s on Pope Franz to make the right decision – says  Efraim Zurof , […]

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Orthodox Christians at DC March for Life

January 25, 2014 Featured News

24/1/14 Despite unusually cold temperatures, tens of thousands participated in the 41st annual March for Life in the US capital on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  Metropolitan Tikhon, Archbishop Nathaniel, Bishop Melchisedek, Bishop Michael, and Bishop Mark were present, together with students from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary and numerous clergy and faithful.  Later that evening, […]

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Orthodox Christians to join Wednesday’s March for Life in US capital

January 21, 2014 Featured News

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] Orthodox Christians from across the US will gather in the US capital for the annual March for Life on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. His Beatitude, MetropolitanTikhon, and several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of theOrthodox Church in America—His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek; His Grace, Bishop Michael; and His Grace, Bishop Mark—will […]

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Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany

January 19, 2014 Featured News
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19/1/14 On January 19, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Epiphany. One of the 12 main Christian feasts, it commemorates the baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The great blessing of water takes place on this day. Water on Epiphany is believed to acquire magic healing properties. Special square […]

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Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 19, 2014: Archpastoral Message of Metropolitan Tikhon

January 18, 2014 Featured News

17/1/14- OCA To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: Dearly beloved, I greet each of you with the love offered us by our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on this Sunday dedicated to the sanctity of life. Having just celebrated the glorious feasts of the Nativity […]

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Orthodox Christians to witness to sanctity of life at annual DC March

January 5, 2014 Featured News

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] – 5/1/2014 On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Orthodox Christians from across the country will gather in the US capital for the annual March for Life. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will be joined at the March by several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, including His […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate St. Stephen

December 28, 2013 Featured News

27/12/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Friday the Feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and first archdeacon in the Jerusalem Community Church. The community church accepted people from all social circles and the rich supported the church while Stephen designated the activity and the vocation of each member. It is believed that this […]

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Orthodox Christian Belief Rises Among Russians – Poll

December 25, 2013 Featured News

MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti) – The proportion of Russians who consider themselves Orthodox Christians has risen four-fold in the past 24 years, according to a new survey. Two out of three Russians now regard themselves as Orthodox Christians compared to just one in six in 1989, when the Soviet Union was nearing dissolution. The […]

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The Desolation of a Monk’s Dreams — The Monastery of St. George

November 22, 2013 Featured News

  Rick Steves – 22 11/13 Hiding in folds of the Judean Desert are ancient monasteries which, since ancient times, have given hermits the desolation of their dreams. Orthodox Christians — whether from Palestine, Greece, Russia, or Ethiopia — enliven these monasteries today, as they have since the sixth century. Orthodox Christians maintain a rich […]

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What Do Orthodox Christians Believe?

November 20, 2013 Featured News

20/11/13 What do Orthodox Christians believe? How do their beliefs differ from the rest of Christianity? Can they differ in beliefs and still claim to hold to the truth? What Does Orthodox Mean? The word “orthodox” essentially means conventional and when it is tied to religion, we see that the Orthodox Christians hold to conventional […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark Christmas Shrove

November 14, 2013 News

14/11/13 Bulgarian Orthodox Christians have one more day before they enter on Friday a 40-day fast that will end on December 24, Christmas Eve. The Christmas Fast is the second longest after the seven-week Eastern Fast. On November 14, Bulgarian Orthodox Christians mark Koledni Zagovezni, or Christmas Shrove, which is the last day on which […]

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Orthodox Christians Hail St. Demetrius

October 27, 2013 Featured News

27/10/13 Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria, Greece and other churches observing the Gregorian calendar are celebrating Saturday the holiday of St. Demetrius. Known as Dimitrovden in Bulgaria – meaning the Day of St. Dimitar – the feast is an important church and traditional holiday. St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, a Christian martyr who lived in the 4th […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Petkovden

October 14, 2013 Featured News

14/10/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Petkovden on Monday, October 14, a day that marks the beginning of the winter in the country. On this day, the Bulgarian Christian-Orthodox honor Saint Petka-Paraskeva Tarnovska. October 14 in Bulgaria is commonly known as Petkovden. Reverend Petka was born near the Sea of Marmara in the 11th century. After leading a ‘godly life’ St. Petka’s relics, which […]

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The Golden Dawn nightmare: The Orthodox Church and Greece’s war against neo-Nazism

October 8, 2013 Featured News

Demetrios Bathrellos – 8/10/13 Antonis was a fellow student of mine at high school back in 1984. He believed in the superiority of the Greek race and belonged to a strange political organization called Golden Dawn. He and his like-minded friends were not violent, at least not at school, and some were even excellent students. […]

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Orthodox Christians mark 1,700th anniversary of edict of Milan

October 7, 2013 Featured News

By Aleksandar Vasovic Editing by Zoran Radosavljevic and Andrew Roche 6/10/13 NIS, Serbia (Reuters) – Eight Orthodox Christian leaders, dignitaries from other faiths, politicians and thousands of others on Sunday celebrated the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which established toleration for Christianity in the Roman Empire 1,700 years ago. Roman Catholic Pope Francis was not […]

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Bishop of Baku and Caspian region addresses Orthodox Christians regarding upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan

September 24, 2013 News

24/9/13 Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. Bishop Alexander of Baku and the Caspian region has addressed the Orthodox Christians regarding the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan. APA reports that at the meeting in the Caucasian Muslims Board the Bishop has today called on the Orthodox Christians to vote for Ilham Aliyev. He said that Heydar […]

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Orthodox Church hoping for growth

September 14, 2013 Featured News

14/9/13 FONTANA — “God willing, we’ll continue to grow and build a permanent home for our church in the future.” Maria Klesmith is a member of the small but still-growing group of Orthodox Christians in Fontana. Every Sunday, the home church on Highway 67 fills with 18 to 40 people from the area. While the […]

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Georgian Orthodox Christians Protest Minaret Restoration

August 31, 2013 News

31/8/13 A group of Orthodox Christians in Georgia’s southern Samtskhe-Javakheti Province are protesting the restoration of the minaret of a local mosque. Activists in the region’s capital, Akhaltsikhe, blocked a road leading to the village of Chela on August 29 in an attempt to stop the return of the dismantled minaret. Local authorities removed the […]

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Panepirotic Federation Condemns Brutal Attack Against Greek Orthodox Christians in Albania

August 31, 2013 Featured News

Anastasios Papapostolou – 31/8/13 The Panepirotic Federation of America (POA) strongly condemns the brutal attack on a Greek Orthodox church in the city of Premet in southern Albania on August 16 by hired government thugs who smashed icons and crosses and beat up worshippers trying to defend the only Christian house of worship in the […]

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