Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Raymond Ibrahim - 25/4/15 As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State—the self-proclaimed new “caliphate”—today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire—the last caliphate. Most American historians who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced ...

Arvo Pärt Project Creates Media Splash and Campus Buzz

 Arvo Pärt

G abrielle Kushlan - May 2014 -SVOTS Arvo Part Concert Tickets Going Fast: purchase now at Carnegie Hall! The New York Times article The Wall Street Journal article View Metropolitan Tikhon's video endorsement After years of hard work, the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary—headed by Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music ...

Repose of St. Raphael of Brooklyn

On February 27, we commemorate the repose of our beloved father among the saints, St. Raphael (Hawaweeny) of Brooklyn. Today is the day we honor the holy hierarch Raphael! Who can describe his many sorrows and his many labors? Who can describe his many pains? He journeyed on land and on the sea, searching for his ...

Patriarch Asks Turkey to End Stalemate Over Shuttered Seminary

Yasemin Çongar for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse  - August 2013 Clad in ceremonial attire complete with a jeweled crown and the patriarchal crozier in one hand, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stood, Aug. 15, on the terrace of the Sumela Monastery and prayed. His face was damp with sweat and his silk white robe with powder-blue patterns of the cross shimmered ...

The Arab Springtime is a Nightmare for Syrian Christians

Alessandra Nucci- 23/7/13 Middle Eastern Christians decry how Western media misrepresent the increasingly violent events in Syria. Now that Syria is in shambles—with an estimated 93,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, and 4.5 million internally displaced; ancient churches torched, destroyed, or vandalized; Christians targeted for murder and kidnapping and even used as human shields—now the mainstream media is starting ...