A Dutch Journey to Armenian Orthodoxy

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OCP News Service Katinka - 16/5/15 'Seek and ye shall find' - Katinka's Journey to the Armenian Orthodox Church.  The priest who served as a guard, welcomed me cordially in French “Ah, vous êtes la Hollandaise, entrez, entrez!” I thanked him friendly, and walked into the quarter. The tom-tom supposedly worked fine. I walked across the open square, passing ...

Persecution of the Christians: Syrian minority fear the end of fighting more than war itself

Patrick Cockburn 19/12/12 In his final dispatch from Syria, Patrick Cockburn reports from Maloula on the plight of the country's Christian minority, who fear an end to the fighting more than the war itself. Two masked men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles tried to kidnap a businessman called George Alumeh in the ancient Christian town of Maloula, north-west ...

Nun suing monastery says sisters harrassed her, killed her cats

Laura Stone Staff Reporter 21/12/2011 Life in the monastery was “toxic” for former nun Victoria Ivantchenko. Her fellow sisters interfered with her private medical information, accused her of not eating in order to look slim, and even killed her adopted pet cats. So are the details found in Ivantchenko’s $400,000 lawsuit against both the Sisters at St. Kosmas Aitolos ...

Modern traditions of an Ancient Convent

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day 31/3/2011 A cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is not only a center of spirituality but is also involved in secular matters. VOLYN OBLAST – Ukraine’s oldest convent, Zymne Monastery, a stauropegial founded in 1001 by Prince Volodymyr the Great. The ancient cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is going to ...