Interview with Dr. Valerie Karras of St Phoebe Center

June- July 2015 My interview with Dr Valerie Karras- Ryan P Hunter On Saturday, June 27, 2015, I attended a fascinating Orthodox Women’s Conference held at the historic ROCOR Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin & St Sergius in Glen Cove, New York…. Dr Valerie Karras, Adjunct Lecturer in New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary and board member at ...

Patriarch of Antioch thanks Kuwait Leaders

By Sajeev K Peter, Staff Writer 30/9/2012 KUWAIT: Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, on Friday inaugurated the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of St George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Kuwait. The patriarch arrived in Kuwait on Thursday accompanied by bishops ...

Remembering Genocide

Nora Nalbandian discusses exhibits at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, which remembers victims of Armenian genocide. (Dean Musgrove / Staff Photographer)

By Susan Abram, Staff Writer 23/4/2012 They held their children in their arms and carried whatever else they could into the desert. Bibles that had been in families for centuries. Handmade lace handkerchiefs made for weddings and baptisms. Documents that listed their names and where they were born. Nearly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide ...

Shoah Foundation to archive testimonies from Armenian Genocide survivors

Steven Smith and Jerry Papazian work with SHOAH Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California, which is archiving eyewitness accounts of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)

By Susan Abram Staff Writer 4/4/2012 The question would forever link one crime against humanity to another. "Our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy," Adolf Hitler said in his 1939 speech to justify his proposed invasion of Poland. "Only thus shall we gain the living space which we ...

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Members of the Holy Cross-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral gather in Harpersville at Camp Vakakes for their Pascha, or Easter, service. (Contributed)

By NICOLE LOGGINS / Staff Writer 30/3/2012 HARPERSVILLE — “Christos Anesti” or “Christ is risen” is a traditional greeting among Greek Orthodox Christians during their Pascha, or Easter service. “One person says ‘Christos Anesti!’ or ‘Christ is risen!’ and the person with the other egg responds with ‘Alithos Anesti!’ or ‘Truly he is risen!,’” said Father Paul Costopoulos. Unlike ...

Writer Reflects on Christmas Holidays in Bethlehem

By Arpi Nakashian Staff Writer 19/12/2012 Bethlehem— Where prayers hang on the wind as bullets hits the ground like heavy rain, Christmas time in Bethlehem is filled with many joyful and heartbreaking experiences. It was easier to travel to Bethlehem on a donkey 2011 years ago rather with a car nowadays. It's Christmas, the greatest time of the year. The infamous ...

Trash becomes art at Greek Orthodox church

BYMIKE DAVIS Staff Writer 28/12/2011 Youths in Kimisis art program make sculptures from recyclables. HOLMDEL — At Kimisis Tis Theotokou, children are playing with garbage, using recyclable materials as the medium to create vivid art sculptures. “Go home and find things you would normally toss away,” Susan Englisis, director of the KimisisArt Program, told the students, all between 8 and ...

From Baptist to Orthodoxy

25/12/2011 Sharon Dargay O&E Staff Writer Priest celebrates first Christmas as pastor of Livonia church. Spiritually speaking, the Rev. John Wehling has spent most of his 43 years searching for a home. He found it eight years ago in the Orthodox priesthood, a calling that brought the married, father of three and his family to Livonia in July. Wehling will celebrate ...

Bethlehem church, the town of Jesus’ birth to get new roof after centuries

By Gobby Wang Taiwan News, Staff Writer 27/11/2011 According to AP, it reported, the preparations for a long-needed renovation of the 1,500-year-old Church of the Nativity are moving ahead in Bethlehem. Bethlehem is the town of Jesus' birth, in the face of political and religious conflicts that have kept one of Christendom's holiest sites in a state of ...

In Egypt, Rockville man witnesses attack on Coptic Christians

Susan Singer-Bart, Staff Writer 26/10/2011 Post-revolution events worry county’s Middle Eastern activists. Harry Malek attended a church service in Cairo, Egypt, the morning of Oct. 9, then watched on TV in the afternoon as police attacked worshippers marching from the church to a television station. The Coptic Christians were protesting the burning of a church in southern Egypt 10 ...

Serbian-language Church gets new Home

By: Nancy McLaughlin Staff Writer 1/6/2010 Three Belgrade artists made the international flight to Kernersville to glue canvas paintings of their saints to the wall of the St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, which was consecrated this past weekend. The building on Ogden School Road in Kernersville is one of the few Byzantine-style churches between Pennsylvania ...