Central Falls church marks 100 years as haven for persecuted

Father Mattias Alan Shaltan, 30, came to St.Ephraim Church, Central Falls, five years ago. The church will celebrate its 100th birthday this weekend.

By BARBARA POLICHETTIBARBARA POLICHETTI - Providence Journal JOURNAL STAFF WRITER bpoliche@providencejournal.com 30/11/13 CENTRAL FALLS — On Sunday, the bright new bell in front of St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Church will ring out for the first time. It will signal more than time for worship. It will ring out in testament to a faith that has traveled a great distance ...

Church revival meeting to urge action on climate change

By Bronislaus B. Kush, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF bkush@telegram.com - 26/4/13 Christian church leaders from around the country will gather in Boston tomorrow for a major ecumenical conference whose aim is to prod government officials to take climate change seriously and to take action to reverse its effects. Prominent church leaders who shepherd Central Massachusetts congregations are expected to ...

Greek Orthodox church to hold first service in Attleboro Sunday

BY SUSAN LaHOUD SUN CHRONICLE STAFF -25/1/13 ATTLEBORO - The only Greek Orthodox church in the city will open its doors for the first time on Sunday. It will be the first church of its denomination in Attleboro, said the Rev. Gregory Otis of Taunton. The congregation, coming from Roslindale, will get its first look at the building ...

Clark professor’s latest book provides more evidence of Armenian genocide

Internationally renowned historian Taner Akçam will discuss his book, “The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity,” Sept. 13. (T&G Staff/RICK CINCLAIR) By Bronislaus B. Kush TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF bkush@telegram.com 7/9/2012 WORCESTER — Taner Akçam — through his painstaking research — has spent his academic life gathering historical evidence in the hope of conclusively proving that the World War ...

4 area Orthodox churches plan 1st combined service in 2 years

BY TANYA IRWIN BLADE STAFF WRITER 1/9/2012 Sylvania to be site; 3 others to suspend rites for special holiday weekend event. Four area Orthodox churches will hold a combined outdoor service Sunday, with four priests and a combined choir. The Orthodox Clergy Association of Greater Toledo will hold the Pan-Orthodox Outdoor Combined Divine Liturgy in the Pavilion at St. Elias ...

Greek Patriarch denies negotiations over monastery

His Beatitude Theophilos III - Patriarch of Jerusalem

DFWATCH STAFF 10/3/2012 TBILISI, DFWatch – Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, is unfamiliar with there being negotiations regarding returning church control over the Monastery of the Cross to Georgia. The Patriarch said this in an exclusive interview with the online portal Izrus.co.il. The site where the monastery was built in the 11th century by a ...

St. George’s Orthodox Church myrrh-seeping icons attract hundreds of believers

BY JOSH MCAULIFFE (STAFF WRITER) 12/2/2012 The mood was appropriately solemn, the faithful quiet and orderly in their movements. Fragrant myrrh filled the air. The encounters with the centers of attraction were quick, but the reactions were indelible. Some came away shaken and streaming tears. A few talked of a wave of peace and calm coming over them. ...

Nativity exhibit open in Clinton

One of the icons highlighting the Russian Orthodox nativity on exhibit through Jan. 28 at the Museum of Russian Icons.

By Karen Nugent TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF 11/12/2011 CLINTON — A special exhibit highlighting the Russian Orthodox nativity opened Saturday at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. Laura Garrity-Arquitt, the curator of the exhibit, said seven significant icons from the 17th through the 19th centuries are featured, and depict the entire nativity. Also depicted ...

Stolen Holy Gospel Book Returned

By Michelle Kearns NEWS STAFF REPORTER 27/11/2011 The Rev. Volodymyr Zablotskyy had given up on getting back a stolen Holy Gospel book, with saint portraits embedded on its red velvet cover, treasured by the members of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, but a stranger handed it to a stunned parishioner as he walked the Lovejoy neighborhood over ...

Monk nabbed at airport trying to smuggle dead nun’s skeleton out of Greece

19/1/2011 BY Philip Caulfield DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Church of Cyprus A monk and two accomplices were busted Sunday trying to board a plane in Athens with the skull and bones of a dead nun in their luggage. When questioned about why he had a skull and skeletal remains wrapped in cloth in his suitcase, the 42-year-old monk, who ...