OCC Launches COVID-19 Program in US

IOCC - 7/6/2020 International Orthodox Christian Charities Launches COVID-19 Program in the US. Response Builds on Expertise to Meet Emotional, Spiritual Needs across the Country. Baltimore, Md. (June 4, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has launched a new initiative under its 20-year-old US program, focusing on ...

Message from Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America on the Civil Unrest in the US

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 7/6/2020 Dear in Christ Clergy, Brothers and Sisters of our God-loving Diocese of Mid-America: I greet you all with the great feast of Pentecost — Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and establishment of the Holy New-Testament Church ...

‘How Serious is this Pandemic’ – by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 2/4/2020 How serious is this Pandemic? If anyone who thinks this is “no big deal,” is very wrong. “Be Vigilant” - 1 Peter 5:8. We are about 2 years from normalcy! Our ONLY hope remains in the Lord! God, please SAVE YOUR people. 1. Very Sad! I have personally ...

Encountering COVID-19 – Reflections by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander Kurien - 12/3/2020 Dear Friends, These are simple things we don’t think about too often – it is our religious commitment and the right to attend religious gatherings or a wedding or a funeral. Children have their rights to learning by attending schools. But, things are no longer that simple. Changes ...

US, Russian Scientists to Resume Search for Grand Duke Michael Romanov’s Remains

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Sputniknews - 1/3/2020 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Scientists from Russia and the United States plan to resume the search for the remains of the Grand Duke Michael Romanov and his secretary Nicholas Johnson killed in 1918 by Bolsheviks near the Russian city of Perm, the group leader Peter Sarandinaki said. "Our team from Necrosearch International and the S.E.A.R.C.H. ...

COMMUNIQUÉ of the 22nd Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the US

Church of Serbia - 29/7/19 COMMUNIQUÉ 22nd Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America, July 13-16, 2019. 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Endowed by God, Treasured by the People The hierarchs, clergy and delegates representing parishes and diocesan bodies from the three Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church ...

Russian Archpriest: the US behind the Recognition of Schismatics in Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk - Contributor - OCP News Service - 9/5/19 In March 2019, the Russian Orthodox site Radonezh published an article by Archpriest Andrei Novikov (also available in Greek). The clergyman commented on the letter of four Athonite monasteries – the Great Lavra, Iveron, Koutloumousiou, and New Esphigmenou, dated late February 2019. The four representatives of the monasteries, ...

Pope Tawadros II Receives Oriental Orthodox Bishops in the US

Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - 1/10/18 On Sunday, September 30th, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II concluded his Apostolic Visit to the United States with a joyful gathering of his faithful at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. This gathering, hosted by the Coptic Archdiocese of North America & The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York & New England, was ...

US to Be More Sympathetic to Russia After Learning About Romanovs – Metropolitan

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Sputniknews - 17/7/18 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The story of the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II may help make Americans more sympathetic towards Russians, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion told Sputnik. "The more Americans hear about the Romanovs remains and this centennial of the slaying the more they will ...

Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed Executive Director of the American Federal Real Properties Council (FRPC)

Ann Maria Husser - OCP News Service (Delegate of USA & All North America) - 26/1/17 Washington D. C- USA: Rev Fr Alexander James Kurien the 'diplomat Orthodox Priest'  the Deputy Associate Administrator of the Office of U.S. Government-Wide Policy is given an additional responsibility. He is now the Executive Director of the Federal Real Properties Council ...

The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney

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AINA - 14/1/18 On January 2, 2018, Judge Goldsmith from the federal court in Michigan ordered the release of Assyrian (also known as Chaldean or Syriac) Christian detainees who had been held for deportation. In his decision, the judge cited that the country conditions in Iraq precluded the possibility of returning the refugees to their homes ...

Oh Lordy! New Study Indicates White Christians No Longer a Majority in the US

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Sputniknews - 7/9/17 A survey released Wednesday indicates that white Christians are no longer a majority population in the US, as the number of people eschewing organized religion and an influx of immigrants has shifted the country’s demographics in recent years. According to the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute (PRRL), Christianity is still the predominant faith in ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

IOCC - September 2017 August 29 (Baltimore, MD) The National Weather Service predicts an additional 50 inches of rainfall in the Houston area, potentially causing more loss of life, extensive property damage, and hardship for the residents of the US’ fourth-largest city. Fatalities are estimated to be five people thus far, with thousands more displaced across ...

Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis over Justice Dept objections

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RT.com - 13/7/17 A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan has stopped the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, asserting jurisdiction in the case despite objections from the US Justice Department. “This Court concludes that to enforce the Congressional mandate that district courts lacks jurisdiction – despite the compelling context of this case – would ...

Donald Trump Exposes CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE and defends Christians

Latina For Trump - November 2016 (Video released in May 2016) Obama/Hillary administration doesn't want this to be known! Mainstream media does not report it! Its up to US to report it! PLEASE SHARE on your social media! Millions of lives depend on it. This is headed to America if we do not stop it now! Christians ...

Budget of Orthodox Churches Council Amounts to $2.8Mln, 60% From US Donors

www.sputniknews.com - 2/6/16 The budget of the council of Eastern Orthodox Churches underway on the Greek island of Crete has amounted to 2.5 million euros (some $2.8 million), including $1.5 million from US donors, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said Tuesday. KOLYMBARI (CRETE) (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexandros, the US funds have come from non-state sources only, and ...

Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

  AINA- 28/5/16 (AINA) -- Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from May 19-24. The visit was organized by SOS Chretiens d'Orient. The Archbishop gave a series of lectures on the situation of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq. He and his congregation were forced into exile to ...

Assembly of Bishops releases study on OCF campus ministries

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July 2015 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released a new study reporting onOrthodox Christian Fellowship[OCF], the official collegiate campus ministry program of the Assembly. The study was undertaken by Mr. Alexei D. Krindatch, the Assembly’s Research Coordinator and author of several other studies exploring various aspects of Orthodox Christianity ...

Congressman Chris Smith’s US Helsinki Commission Hearing on “A Century of Denial: The Armenian Genocide and the Ongoing Quest for Justice”

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Washington, D.C. May - June 2015 On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, held a hearing on "A Century of Denial: The Armenian Genocide and the Ongoing Quest for Justice" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The hearing examined denialism by the Government ...

US AMBASSADOR JOHN TEFFT VISITS ST SERGIUS’S LAURA OF THE TRINITY

April 24, 2015 – The United States’ Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and his wife visited St Sergius’s Laura of the Holy Trinity. At the Holy Gates the high guests were welcomed by the dean of the monastery, Archimandrite Pavel (Krivinogov). During his tour of the monastery, the ambassador visited the Cathedral of the Trinity with ...

US Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide

http://anca.org - 20/4/15 WASHINGTON -- Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Sen. Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, ...