Borehole Drilling – A Dream Come True for St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage in Kenya

St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage in Kenya - The Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa - August 2018 Visit https://www.stireneorthodoxmission.org/ Click Here to Donate Water is Life and this is the way we could display God’s love in dedicating the water well to the kids at the orphanage and needy community around us where people have ...

Coptic Abductions and the Jizya Rationale

Raymond Ibrahim - April 2014 On March 26 in Egypt, an increasingly common scene took place.  Shenouda Riad Musa, a Coptic Christian man, was kidnapped by “unknown persons” who later called his family demanding one million Egyptian pounds for his release, roughly the equivalent of $150,000 USD, an exorbitant sum in Egypt. Such scenarios—Coptic children or adults abducted ...

Coptic Christian Children: Kidnapped and Killed for Cash

Raymond Ibrahim 15/1/14 Yet another Coptic Christian child was recently kidnapped in Egypt.  Thirteen-year-old Cyril Rif‘at Fayiz was abducted in the Minya district by “unknown persons” who later called the child’s parents demanding one million Egyptian pounds, nearly the equivalent of $150,000 USD. This phenomenon—kidnapping and holding Coptic children captive for large ransoms—has become a regular feature of the ...

Divine Liturgy held at Romanian jail where church financier Gigi Becali is imprisoned

27/5/13 The Romanian Orthodox Church sent Varsanufie Prahoveanul (in picture), bishop of the Bucharest Archbishopy, to hold the Liturgy at the Rahova Church on Sunday, May 26, where Romanian businessman Gigi Becali, who is a well known financier of the church and is outspoken in his religious views, was imprisoned a week ago. The event was much ...

US Western Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church allocated 20,000 USD to help Syrian Armenians

9/5/13 YEREVAN, MAY 3, ARMENPRESS: The US Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church allocated 20,000 USD to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to assist the Syrian Armenians living in Armenia. As reported by Armenpress, quoting asbarez.com, another 10,000 USD was allocated to the Syrian Relief Joint Authority functioning in Los Angeles. The US Western Diocese ...

For 30 Pieces of Silver

Maria Guineva 14/12/2011 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church recently stirred new outrage when Varna Bishop Kiril showed up for mass in a sparkling 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Bulgarian Orthodoxy, severely crippled by 45 years of Communist rule, is known for its high-ranking clergy flashing expensive vehicles, watches, gold chains, walking around with burly body guards, indulging on food and ...

Protheoria of the Biolakes Typikon – New Book by ORI

12/9/2011 Protheoria of the Biolakes Typikon Translated with an Introduction and Annotations by Fr. Konstantinos Terzopoulos Paperback (September 2011) ISBN: 978-1-933275-58-1 Price: $13.95 + S&H (USD) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A COPY The present translation of the Protheoria of the Typikon provides to the English reader a general overview of the structure of the services as they are to be properly ...

New Book From ORI:For the Peace from Above

8/9/2011 An Orthodox Resource Book on War, Peace and Nationalism, Edited by Fr. Hildo Bos and Jim Forest Paperback (September 2011) ISBN: 978-1-933275-56-7 Price: $24.95 + S&H (USD) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A COPY About the Book Since the early days of the Church, Christians have struggled to come to terms with Christ's words of peace and His example of peace. ...

Russian Patriarch asks for forgiveness from Believers, Clergy

06/03/2011 Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, asked for forgiveness from all those who he might have offended on the day when the church is marking Forgiveness Sunday. On this day, the clergy and Orthodox believers ask each other for forgiveness ahead of Great Lent beginning on Monday. During Great Lent, believers in particular abstain ...

New book by ORI – “About the Holy Pascha”

29/1/2011 The Orthodox Research Institute have published its new work titled "About the Holy Pascha". Details of the New Book By Matthew Vlastares Edited, Translated and Annotated by Anastasios M. Ioannides Language: Original Greek side by side English translation Paperback (January 2011) ISBN: 978-1-933275-53-6 Price: $22.95 + S&H (USD) Click here to Purchase Source:

Turkey constructs special boats for Armenian religious Liturgy in Akdamar

14/7/2010 Turkey constructs special boats for a religious liturgy to take place in an Armenian church on Akdamar Island in Van, local ship constructer said. Turkey constructs special boats for a religious mass to take place in an Armenian church on Akdamar Island in the eastern province of Van, a local ship constructer said on Wednesday. Boat owners ...

APPEAL TO PRAYER AND CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS IN THE NORTHEAST OF THE COUNTRY

THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE informs us: These days, when many of our fellow beings in the Northeast of the country are tried hard by the merciless overflowing of the waters, the Romanian Patriarchate urges the clergy and faithful from parishes and monasteries to say prayers for stopping the waters at the Divine Liturgy ...