ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians – Video Report

By Seraphim Danckaert in This Week in Orthodoxy - August 2014 Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1. News from the Middle East After Children Executed, Christians Flee Ancestral Home Our top story this week. According to the World Council of Arameans, ISIS terrorists brutally executed ...

Gaza’s Orthodox Church Celebrates 1,606 Years

A Greek Orthodox priest attends Christmas services at the St. Porphyrius church in Gaza City, Jan. 7, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)  Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/03/gaza-orthodox-church.html#ixzz2NLvQOWQV

  Asmaa al-Ghoul for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse 12/3/13 In the only Orthodox Church in Gaza, surrounded by saints’ icons hanging on the walls, young and old churchgoers — along with Greek Orthodox Bishop Alexios and worshippers — sing hymns, hold candles and burn incense, filling the place with an aromatic smell and bringing more holiness upon this sacred ...

Christian ‘forced conversion’ claim roils Gaza

AFP 17/7/2012 GAZA CITY: Gaza’s Hamas government on Tuesday denied claims that a Christian man had been forced to convert to Islam, saying he had willingly changed religion. The statement came a day after the Orthodox Church in Gaza accused an unnamed Islamic organisation of “kidnapping” 24-year-old Ramez alAmash, along with a woman and three girls. “Through contacts ...

Gaza Christians long for days before Hamas cancelled Christmas

Christians in Gaza say they face intimidation and arrest over Christmas celebrations since Hamas took charge in 2007. Photograph: APAimages/Rex Features

Phoebe Greenwood in Gaza City 23/12/2011 Since the Palestinian Authority left the Gaza Strip, festive celebrations and displays of crucifixes have become taboo. When the Latin patriarch came to Gaza's Holy Family church to celebrate Christmas mass last week, he instructed a full house of Catholic and Orthodox families to pray for reconciliation. As the archbishop, Fouad Twal, ...

IOCC Expands Assistance to Gaza’s Families

Gaza City, Gaza — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) will provide 6,000 families in Gaza (about 42,000 people) with food, blankets, and hygiene supplies with a new $750,000 grant from ARD Inc. through funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IOCC is targeting the neediest, including those who have ...

IOCC Delivers Emergency Food Supplies to Children in Gaza

Baltimore, MD — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing fortified biscuits and milk for about 23,000 children in Gaza. IOCC expects to deliver these supplies by Saturday to the southern areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. The conflict, now in its second week, has displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.IOCC will also ...

IOCC Activities in Gaza

Baltimore, MD — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing fortified biscuits and milk for about 23,000 children in Gaza. IOCC expects to deliver these supplies by Saturday to the southern areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. The conflict, now in its second week, has displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.IOCC will also ...