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Resolutions Relating to Monasteries Adopted by Orthodox Christian Laity

April 3, 2017 Featured

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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H.H. Aram I Decorates Mr Aram Hamparian with Knights of Cilicia Insignia

October 3, 2016 Featured News

Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – October 2016 During a special visit to the ANCA offices, on Wednesday 28 September, 2016, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, recognized the ANCA’s leadership in advancing the Armenian Cause, bestowing the Knight of Cilicia medal on Executive Director Aram Hamparian, in honor of […]

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Focus Ecumenical Journal Features Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

September 26, 2016 Featured News

Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/9/16 Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: The October 2016 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) has featured Orthodoxy […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to Visit Brazil

September 23, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church of Brazil – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East – 23/9/16 Brasilia: The Patriarch and the delegation will arrive in Brazil on October 26. They will be welcomed by civil and ecclesiastical authorities. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will visit major communities, social work projects and missions in the federal capital […]

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September 9, 2016 Featured News

Russia Beyond the Headlines – September 2016 Patriarch Kirill I (Gundyayev) conducted a prayer service for peace and nature conservation on the Russian border island of Ratmanov, located in the middle of the Bering Strait, theRIA Novosti news agency reports. The Patriarch flew to the island, part of the Autonomous Chukotka Area, in a Mi-8 helicopter […]

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President Barak Obama Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulos II on his 70th Birthday

August 30, 2016 Featured News

MOTV- 30/8/16 Also Read: 70th Birthday Celebration of Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II Today His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, the Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan, the Supreme head of Malankara Orthodox Church celebrating his 70th Birthday. At Present His Holiness is on Apostolic visit to […]

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70th Birthday Celebration of Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II

August 30, 2016 Featured News

MOTV – 30/8/16 70th Birthday (Sapthathi) Celebration of His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas & Malankara Metropolitan The year 2016 is a blessed year for the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, as it is the 70th birthday (Sapthathi)of His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos […]

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Budget of Orthodox Churches Council Amounts to $2.8Mln, 60% From US Donors

June 22, 2016 Featured News

www.sputniknews.com – 2/6/16 The budget of the council of Eastern Orthodox Churches underway on the Greek island of Crete has amounted to 2.5 million euros (some $2.8 million), including $1.5 million from US donors, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said Tuesday. KOLYMBARI (CRETE) (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexandros, the US funds have come from non-state sources […]

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