Derelict church reopens for growing Greek Orthodox Congregation

7/11/2011 The Sentinel A DERELICT church has been reopened to become the latest home for a booming parish. The Orthodox Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel started with just eight members at a chapel in Audley. But congregation numbers have swelled to 60 and the church has been looking for a bigger venue for four years. Now services are ...

Orthodox Christians are moved to tears over homecoming of Stolen Icon

By Pipsa Palttala 16.2.2011 The recovery of the valuable painting is regarded as a miracle The congregation breaks into a sigh when a precious icon, browned and dirtied with soil, is brought into the room. The staff of the Helsinki Orthodox Church have last seen the "Theotokos of Kozeltshan" icon, depicting the Virgin Mary, in the summer of ...