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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – October 2017 Issue

October 9, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip – OCP News Service – 8/10/17 SCRIBD https://www.scribd.com/document/360486623/FOCUS-October-2017 ISSUU https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_october_2017 The October 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. About Focus Diaspora FOCUS is […]

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CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

September 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to […]

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Respond to Racist Violence in Charlottesville – VA

August 19, 2017 Featured
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Assemblyofbishops – 19/7/17 Friday, August 18, 2017 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of […]

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Pan-Hellenic Motorcycle Association Hosts 3rd Annual Blessing

May 24, 2017 News
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/5/17 PARISH PRIEST FR TED POTERES AND FR GEORGE PAPPAS OFFICIATE SERVICE TO MASSIVE GATHERING MERRILLVILLE, IN: The Panhellenic Motorcycle Association of Northern Indiana hosted the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Blessing on Sunday, May 21, at the American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville, Indiana. A fundraiser motorcycle ride immediately followed. […]

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New Documentary: Modern Christian Martyrs

May 21, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – April- May 2017 NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO AND GREATER CHICAGO BROADCAST MINISTERIES PRODUCE DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING ONGOING GENOCIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY POPULATION OF SYRIA CHICAGO, IL: We have all heard about refugees in the news. We have all seen the situation in Syria in the […]

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Orthodox Christians in the United States Commemorate 25 Years of Life-Giving Aid

May 4, 2017 Featured
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  IOCC – May 2017 May 3, 2017 (Baltimore) – This year, Orthodox Christians in the United States will commemorate twenty-five years of global philanthropic outreach by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC was formed by the Standing […]

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NEW ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIA OF THE UNITED STATES HOLD ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY

May 2, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 2/5/17 #NEW ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIA OF THE UNITED STATES HOLD ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY #GREEK ORTHODOX HIERARCHY ATTEND HISTORICAL SERVICE IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL: Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, and Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos proudly attended the Enthronement Ceremony for the new Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the […]

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Resolutions Relating to Monasteries Adopted by Orthodox Christian Laity

April 3, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Christian Laity – March- April 2017 The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) Board of Directors announces the adoption of the following Resolutions at its recently concluded Board Meeting, February 10-12, 2017: “OCL respectfully calls upon the Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to enforce its own Regulations relating to the Monasteries operating under its […]

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Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in ‘Donations’ Made in Russia in Years

April 1, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – April 2017 The Church of Scientology could have extracted about 3 billion rubles (over $53 million) in donations made to its Moscow and St. Petersburg branches, Russian media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a search at a branch office of the Church of Scientology in […]

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‘People of Alaska’: Does the US State Preserve Russian Traditions? (PHOTOS)

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 1/4/17 March 30, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary since Russia sold Alaska to the United States. Today, local residents hardly speak Russian and do not remember the customs and traditions of their former homeland. “Privet!” says a small wooden plaque at the side of the highway in Russian. The following text is written […]

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Sunday of Orthodoxy Central Concelebration

March 16, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – March 2017 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America – New York, March 5th 2017 His Eminence, Geron Archbishop Demetrios (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America-Ecumenical Patriarchate), Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America invited hierarchs of the Assemblyto concelebrate […]

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Trump’s Immigration Order and Christianity

February 2, 2017 Featured
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AINA – 2/2/17 Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program. When it resumes, Christian and other non-Muslim minority groups stand to gain significantly. This represents a stark […]

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Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

January 24, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists […]

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‘Vatican does nothing against drugs here, just collects money at mass’ – Duterte

December 31, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 31/12/16 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has criticized the Catholic Church for attacking his human rights record, saying it has done nothing for drug addicts in the Philippines except collect money. He then offered his own version of what religion should be. The spat between the institution and Duterte continues, following a photo exhibition […]

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Hundreds Gather for Christmas Celebrations in Liberated Aleppo

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 22/12/16 Hundreds have flocked to a square in western Aleppo to celebrate Christmas for the first time in years as one of the largest Syrian cities is gradually returning to peaceful life after Damascus-led forces assisted by Russia, Iran and their allies have pushed out radical groups and put an end to years-long […]

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Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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11/11/16 (AINA) — The following letter was sent to President-elect Donald Trump by the American chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. Dear President Elect Donald Trump, On behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and its affiliate organizations I extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for your election as the President of the United States. You […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill Sends ‘Heartfelt Congratulations’ to Trump

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 10/11/16 Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill congratulated on Wednesday Donald Trump on being elected the 45th US president and expressed hope for the development of relations between the United States and the Russian Orthodox Church. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Trump won the US presidential elections despite most of the analysts and opinion […]

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Fundraiser for Torched Mississippi Church Sees Tons of Love

November 5, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 5/11/16 A GoFundMe page started Wednesday to help repair a Mississippi church recently burned and vandalized with a pro-Trump message has raised over $180,000 at the time of this article’s publication. The fundraiser page, called “Repair the Hopewell Baptist Church” only asked for $10,000, but within 22 hours had reached nearly $150,000. J. Blair […]

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The Forced Conversion of Christians in Gaza

November 2, 2016 Featured News
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RaymondIbrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 2/11/16 The plight of Christian living in Gaza under the Palestinian authority continues to worsen. According to a new Arabic language report, recent years have “witnessed a critical upsurge against the Christians,” who only amount to approximately 2,500 people—surrounded by approximately 1.5 million Muslims. Local authorities have abandoned the tiny minority to […]

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The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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AINA –  Nahren Anweya – 12/10/16 (AINA) — In November Americans will head to the polls to vote for his or her preferred presidential candidate. Meanwhile, the persecuted Assyrian Christians and Yazidis both here and in Iraq will be trembling at the mere thought of another four years of a silent administration allowing a modern […]

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Assembly of Bishops releases message at conclusion of seventh annual meeting

October 8, 2016 Featured News
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DETROIT, MI [OCA] – 8/10/16 The seventh annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America drew to a close on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The hierarchs issued a Message to the Faithful, the text of which appears below, at the conclusion of the three-day gathering.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan […]

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