“Speaking to Secular America” Conference to be held at HCHC

October 2015 - Holy Cross Hellenic College  The Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity will present the conference "Speaking to Secular America: How the Church Is Reaching Out to the Non-Religious in Our Society" October 28-30, 2015, at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The conference is being held in conjunction with the inauguration of HCHC’s 21st President, the ...

Funds being collected to help deceased priest’s wife, six children

NORWICH, CT [OCA] Donations to assist the family of Priest Matthew Baker, who died as a result of an automobile accident on the evening of Orthodox Sunday—March 1, 2015—may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g?fb_action_ids=10153015372926708&fb_action_types=og.shares. Donations also may be sent directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 247 Washington Street, Norwich, CT 06360, the parish to which Father Matthew ...

Historic church receives $20,000 grant

[OCA] - Janauary 2014 Holy Ghost Church, Bridgeport, CT, recently was awarded a $20,000.00 Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grant [HPTAG] to fund a condition assessment and restoration plan for its church building. The grant, given by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, has been equally matched by funds from a bequest to the parish from Alexander ...

Russian Christians, Jews, Muslims Form Ten Commandments Party

Ruth Moon - 20/2/13 Delegates met in Moscow to inaugurate the new political effort. A group of 134 Muslims, Jews, and Christians from several denominations convened Feb. 17 to create the Ten Commandments Party based on the tenets found in Exodus. At the event, Russian Orthodox Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin called for a “real moral revolution” that would bring ...

More Convictions for Egypt’s Maspero Massacre—But Copts not Soldiers

Melissa Steffan - 10/2/13 So far, no military officers convicted for October 2011 incident that killed 28 Copts. It's been more than a year since a military-induced massacre in Cairo, Egypt, killed 28 people—mostly Coptic Christians. But the only people convicted thus far have been the Christians themselves. Last week, a Cairo court sentenced Michael Farag and Michael ...

A Prayer for the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, CT

15/12/12 A Prayer for the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, CT – By Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Washington, D.C. Heavenly Father our Benevolent Lord, Creator and Sustainer of us all, hear us, Your children, at this time of unbearable pain during this Holiday Season.  We come to You because You are our Savior ...