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IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

May 1, 2018 Featured
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IOCC – 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Trains Refugees as Volunteer Healthcare Workers

April 12, 2018 Featured
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IOCC – 12/4/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers chance for refugees to assist their neighbors who require diagnosis, care, support services Baltimore, MD (April 10, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, has passed the eight-month mark […]

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Joint Letter of the Serbian Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 March 27, 2018 Dear Deputy Secretary Sullivan: We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States, are writing to express our grave concern over yesterday’s assault by the Kosovo Police on […]

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Kids need clean water – Orthodox Africa

February 24, 2018 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 24/2/18 DONATE TO ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION HERE Within the Great Rift Valley formation, about an hour’s drive South of Kenya – Father Methodius can be found caring for the children of St. Barnabas Orphanage and School. On any given day, the 175 voices fill the otherwise quiet area. Some of these children have […]

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Humanitarian Purposes Driven By Faith

February 3, 2018 Featured
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Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 2/2/18 President Trump’s move against refugees was not positively received by the American Orthodox Church, as stated by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times. The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order to deport undocumented immigrants as well as turn away […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

January 26, 2018 Featured
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  IOCC – 26/1/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need  Baltimore, MD (January 24, 2018) – As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to […]

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Youth Involvement in the Armenian Church A Top Priority: Youth representatives provide first-hand accounts and strategies for youth participation in churches

December 11, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 The World General Assembly dedicated a portion of its meeting to discuss Armenian youth and its current status in the life of our church. His Holiness invited four individuals to represent the voice of the youth and offer suggestions to foster youth participation in our churches. Those youth who traveled to Antelias were: […]

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Orthodox Hierarchs Support International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Hurricane Response

November 18, 2017 News
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IOCC – 18/11/17 Orthodox Christian leaders in the United States have exhorted the faithful to respond during heavy 2017 hurricane season Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2017) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has supported International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in the organization’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and […]

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“The 10th Anniversary of the Reunification” – A Lecture by His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk

October 28, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA – 28/10/17 – ROCOR- ROC Unification  On Wednesday, October 25, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA delivered a lecture entitled “The 10th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Russian Church – Outcomes and Perspectives of Joint Service in the United States” […]

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Serbian Royal Couple attends Antiochian Patriarchal Liturgy

October 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/10/17 Their Royal Highness’s Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, DC. The Patriarch is on a visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian […]

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Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains

October 24, 2017 Featured
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AINA – 24/10/17 Chicago (AINA) — The Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), an umbrella organization for Assyrians in the United States, has issued a statement calling for Iraqi federal jurisdiction over the Nineveh Plains of Iraq, which the core of the Assyrian homelands in Iraq and home to hundreds of Assyrian towns and villages. The statement […]

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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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