Central Falls church marks 100 years as haven for persecuted

Father Mattias Alan Shaltan, 30, came to St.Ephraim Church, Central Falls, five years ago. The church will celebrate its 100th birthday this weekend.

By BARBARA POLICHETTIBARBARA POLICHETTI - Providence Journal JOURNAL STAFF WRITER bpoliche@providencejournal.com 30/11/13 CENTRAL FALLS — On Sunday, the bright new bell in front of St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Church will ring out for the first time. It will signal more than time for worship. It will ring out in testament to a faith that has traveled a great distance ...

St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Cathedral in Teaneck outgrows its home

LINDA MOSS-STAFF WRITER 6/11/13 Gibrial Makdes is among the newcomers who now crowd the pews at St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Cathedral in Teaneck. Makdes, who lives in Mahwah, came to the United States just a month ago, fleeing his native Syria. Back home, a nation divided by a bloody civil war, his two brothers were kidnapped by a ...

Bishop travels from New York City to visit Orthodox Christian mission for the first time

KATIE ANDERSON TIMES STAFF WRITER - 1/9/13 POTSDAM — The recently established Orthodox Christian Mission of Potsdam, the only Orthodox Christian mission in the area, has a special guest this weekend. Bishop Michael Dahulich of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey is spending the weekend in the north country to visit the mission of about 40 ...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Hosts Philokalia Lecture

By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER November 2012 Link to Amazon: The Orthodox Christian Fellowship hosted its annual Orthodoxy in America lecture on Nov. 14. The talk served as a general educational opportunity for all students, even those who do not adhere to one of the Orthodox Christian denominations. “The point of the Orthodoxy in America lecture series, as I understand it, is ...

St. George’s Orthodox Church myrrh-seeping icons attract hundreds of believers

BY JOSH MCAULIFFE (STAFF WRITER) 12/2/2012 The mood was appropriately solemn, the faithful quiet and orderly in their movements. Fragrant myrrh filled the air. The encounters with the centers of attraction were quick, but the reactions were indelible. Some came away shaken and streaming tears. A few talked of a wave of peace and calm coming over them. ...

Controversial plan for church on Hackensack Agenda Tonight

BY MONSY ALVARADO STAFF WRITER THE RECORD 16/6/2011 HACKENSACK — St. Gabriel's Syriac Orthodox Church outgrew its one-story building on Fairmount Avenue many years ago. The congregation, with its 120 families, wants to build a larger house of worship a block south, on a site that is now home to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation wants to raze ...