Two Orthodox Communities Offer Prayers for the People of Ukraine and Georgia

By Fr. Vasyl Pasakas Photos by Subdeacon Volodymyr Sukanets Two Orthodox communities that share much of modern day history gathered together over the weekend of the Sunday of Prodigal Son (February 7-8, 2015) for the prayerful celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as a sign of mutual love, respect in the ...

Two Bishops Kidnapped in Syria Held Captive by ISIL, in ‘Good Health’

10/6/14 Two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria in April 2013 are currently in the northern city of Raqqa and held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to a report published in al-Akhbar newspaper on Saturday, the two bishops are “in good health” and are currently detained in the region of Tal ...

Two Orthodox Chapels Have Burned to the Ground in the Simbirsk Diocese

Russia - April 2014 April 16, 2014. PRAVMIR. In the village of Kaldais, Inzensky district, two  Orthodox chapels and a baptistery have burned to the ground. The chapels were  dedicated to St. Seraphim of Sarov and St. Sergius of Radonezh. The villagers who found the burned down buildings reported the incident to representatives of the “Simbirsk Provincial ...

Arsonists Attack Two Orthodox Churches In Tatarstan

18/11/13 Two Orthodox churches were damaged in arson attacks in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan over the weekend. Tatarstan's Orthodox Metropolis issued a statement on November 18 saying that the Great Martyr Dimitry of Solunsk prayer house in Tatarstan's Yana Chishme district was completely destroyed in an arson attack on November 17. Also on November 17, police said unknown ...

Two Orthodox churches robbed in Latvia

1/9/2012 Moscow, August 31, Interfax - Two Christian Orthodox churches were robbed on the days of the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin in East Latvia, the website of the Russian Church reported on Friday. On the night ahead of the feast, August 28, unidentified offenders robbed the Church of the Intercession in the village of ...