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  • Coptic Orthodox Priest Killed in Egypt

    10/12/2017 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    orthodox chruch info ^ | October 11, 2017 | Orthodoxy Cognate
    John Anton – OCP News Service – 12/1017 +Memory Eternal+ Cairo-Egypt: A Coptic Orthodox Christian priest was murdered and another was injured in a knife attack this morning in the Capital city of Cairo. Father ‘Samaan Shihata’ (Fr Simon) from Bani Suief, Upper Egypt, was on a visit to Cairo with another priest. They were attacked by some unknown person who killed Fr Simon. Local media reported that police have arrested the culprit and he is currently under investigation. The ancient Coptic orthodox christian community in Egypt face various persecution from religious fanatics . May be the memory of the...
  • What you need to know about the Orthodox-Catholic split and hopes for reunification

    09/27/2017 11:19:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 09/27/2017 | Alicia Ambrosio
    When, why and how did it happen? And when will it come to an end? In 1054, Pope Leo IX of Rome and Patriarch Michael I Kiroularious of Constantinople excommunicated each other. This mutual act crowned a number of East-West disputes, resulting in an East-West schism in the Church. Western dioceses remaining in union with Rome came to be known as Roman Catholic, while Eastern dioceses remaining loyal to Constantinople claimed the banner of Orthodoxy. Nearly 1,000 years went by before a joint Catholic-Orthodox commission was created to study the causes of the division and work toward possible reunification.While...
  • The Differences Between the True Christian & the Hypocrite(Protestant Caucus)

    08/31/2017 10:32:23 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 21 replies
    The Christian 's Great Interest {abridged by Puritan } | 1668 | William Guthrie
    1. A hypocrite may be influenced by the gospel in every part of himself. He may come to great knowledge of God’s truth (Heb 6:4). His emotions about Christ may be high (Matt 13:20). He may even experience drastic changes in the outward man, like the Pharisee who prayed, “God, I thank You that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, etc.” (Lk 18:11–12). 2. A hypocrite may look to others like he’s a true believer. He might talk of the law and the gospel (Ps 50:16), openly confess his sin to his own shame (1 Sam...
  • What Do the Hand Gestures in Icons Mean?

    07/24/2017 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 20, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    A classical Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition survives in Christian iconography  Have you ever wondered, while looking at religious icons, why the figures of Christ and the saints make certain hand gestures? Each gesture has a specific meaning, but it’s no wonder we can’t always understand them: they’re “written” in Greek! Classical Greeks and Romans developed a well-established, quite complex hand-gesture code, which was used by both orators and rhetoricians alike, when they were giving speeches in the agora or the Senate, during their private addresses, or even in the classroom. The gestures accompanying the oratory, of course, were a matter of public...
  • Bishop Anthony Represents Patriarchate at the Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

    07/19/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    n the weekend of July 15–16, 2017, Orthodox faithful from across the country and around the world gathered at two Serbian monasteries: New Gracanica in Third Lake, IL and St. Sava’s in Libertyville, IL to offer glory to God’s new saint, Mardarije. His Grace Bishop Anthony of Toledo attended as the representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Libertyville, Illinois is a small village located outside of Chicago. But this small place has long been a deeply important and historical site for the Serbian Orthodox faithful. As the home of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville has served as the...
  • What role does faith play in the standoff between Russia and the West?

    06/27/2017 7:19:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 6-27-17 | Jonathon Van Maren
    It is perhaps somewhat ironic that the last time Americans were informed this incessantly of the threat Russia posed to the United States, it was called the Soviet Union and the Left was insisting that everything was being overblown. This time, in spite of a glaring lack of evidence, it is the Left that is announcing from its perch in the mainstream media that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s puppet, and that Russia is the evil puppet-master pulling the strings of American democracy. The sinister Russian bear is growling in the East, we are told, and we should all be...
  • Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago Falls Asleep in the Lord

    06/03/2017 10:13:35 AM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archiocese of America ^ | 2 June A.D. 2017 | Stavros Papagermanos,
    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America announces with a heavy heart and deep sorrow the passing of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, 89, who fell asleep in the Lord this evening, June 2, 2017, at Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospital following a short illness. In accordance with article 12 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Archbishop Demetrios in consultation with the Eparchial Synod named His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit as locum tenens, until a successor is elected
  • Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

    04/29/2017 5:41:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 28 April AD 2017 | Antiochian Archdiocesan staff
    Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Hear the voice of gladness, O women; for I have trodden down rebellious Hades, and raised the world from corruption. Wherefore, hasten ye and proclaim the glad tidings to My beloved; for I desire that joy shall break forth thence upon My creation, whence first came forth sorrow. —Orthros of the Feast, Tone 2 On this day, the third Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the holy Myrrh-bearing women. And we also make commemoration of Joseph of Arimathea, who was a secret disciple, and Nicodemus, who was a disciple by night. The women...
  • Beirut Bishop Says Two Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Are Still Alive

    04/25/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 2 replies
    Pravmir ^ | April 26, 2017 | Assyrian International News Agency
    The two bishops of Aleppo abducted in 2013 in Syria are still alive, said Mgr Daniel Kourie, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut, who spoke on Saturday at the ceremony marking the 47th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions over the dome of the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Moussaitbeh, near Beirut. The commemoration of these apparitions, which this Church invariably commemorates on the first Sunday after Easter, coincided this year with the 4th anniversary of the abduction in Syria (22 April 2013) of the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox bishops of Aleppo, Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, whose...
  • 'Fasting, confession prayer:' Orthodox churches fight drop

    04/23/2017 2:32:43 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 15 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW and The Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2017 | Stephen Huba & Michael Walton
    The bright blue cupolas atop SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church are an unmistakable landmark in Jeannette — symbols of a parish once home to more than 50 Russian families. In Monessen, families used to fill folding chairs beside packed church pews during Sunday services at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church. Not so today. Not at St. Michael, not at SS. Cyril & Methodius and not at many other Orthodox churches in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Visiting Hank Hanegraaff’s New Greek Orthodox Church

    04/23/2017 2:27:13 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 48 replies
    Pulpit and Pen Blog ^ | APRIL 18, 2017 | Jeff Maples
    One of the biggest complaints against Pulpit & Pen we get consistently is that we somehow don’t “have all our facts,” or are “misrepresenting” someone or something. I received countless emails claiming that I “misrepresented” Greek Orthodoxy in my recent posts regarding Hank Hanegraaff and that I should do more research. Well, what better way to research than to go straight to the source in person? Saturday, April 15, known as Holy Saturday in the Orthodox tradition, I along with a couple of friends went to visit St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC–the church that Hanegraaff was recently...
  • Holy Tuesday: The Hymn of St. Kassiane

    04/11/2017 6:57:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    At Bridegroom Orthros on Great and Holy Tuesday, the Church sings the following hymn by St. Kassiane: "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins, perceiving Thy divinity, fulfilled the part of a myrrh-bearer; and with lamentations she brought sweet-smelling oil of myrrh to Thee before Thy burial. 'Woe is me,' she said, 'for night surrounds me, dark and moonless, and stings my lustful passion with the love of sin. Accept the fountain of my tears, O Thou who drawest down from the clouds the waters of the sea. Incline to the groanings of my heart, O Thou...
  • Chapel to be Erected in the Place Where Gagarin Crashed

    04/05/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/31/17
    Moscow, March 31, Interfax - A site for building St. George Chapel was consecrated near the village of Novosyolovo in the Vladimir Region where first cosmonaut Yury Gagarin crashed. Dean of the Kirzhach District Archpriest Dimitry Yershov conducted the consecration, among those who attended the ceremony were twice heroes of the Soviet Union cosmonauts-pilots Alexey Leonov and Boris Volynov, first woman cosmonaut and hero of the USSR Valentina Tereshkova, the deanery press service reported. The chapel will be built near the memorial to Gagarin and his pilot instructor Vladimir Seryogin opened in 1975. A monument consists of a 16-meter wall...
  • Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’ and why we need it

    03/16/2017 4:12:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 16, 2017 | Rod Dreher
    Christian families and communities that don’t embrace some form of the Benedict Option aren’t going to make it through this time of testing Veteran journalist Rod Dreher has just produced a potent study of what ails America—and is proposing that the best solution may be (as his new book is titled) “The Benedict Option.” As the book’s promotional materials describe it: Now is a time of testing, when believers will learn the difference between shallow optimism and Christian hope. However dark the shadow falling over the West, the light of Christianity need not flicker out. It will not be...
  • Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Old Church Slavonic)

    03/01/2017 2:40:26 PM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-16-2013 | Holy Trinity Monastery Jordanville New York
    Scenes from the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts in the Russian Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity in rural upstate New York. The video is not that long.
  • Orthodox Icons Hidden from Muslims in Mosque Built Within Ancient Church

    01/23/2017 7:03:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/23/17
    An ancient Trebizond church of Agia Sophia, built between 1238 and 1263 and defiled by being converted into a mosque in 1461, is now set to undergo a restoration project worth about 2 million Turkish liras (about $530,000). The building, regarded as an exemplary piece of Byzantine architecture, located in northeastern Turkey, served as a museum for fifty-two years before being opened to worship again in 2013. The new project plans to continue prior measures taken to conceal the church’s Orthodox Christian frescos from the eyes of Muslims, who, despite their dogmatic opposition to it, have chosen to worship in...
  • (Vanity) Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions. So we will go and decide...

    12/30/2016 6:27:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    December 30, 2016 | Beautiful Gracious Skies
    “Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don’t bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass,” Fyodor Lukyanov told Bloomberg News. Fyodor Lukyanov is chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a Kremlin foreign-policy advisory group. Russia is displaying grace, restraint, reason and humor in this matter as Obama launches accusations against the Kremlin and inflicted retaliatory sanctions. "Russia hopes that it can ride out the storm and put relations with the U.S. on a better track once [President-elect] Trump takes office," said...
  • Will Orthodox Rabbis Recognize My Conservative Conversion? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds

    12/29/2016 8:19:15 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 198 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 27, 2016 | Rabbi Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a former Arab Muslim woman regarding her conversion to Conservative Judaism.
  • Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: The Power Of Prayer - How To Get My Prayers Answered

    12/26/2016 5:09:58 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi explains why some prayers are answered and some aren't.
  • Jews, Arabs, And Saving Gentiles (Jewish Caucus)

    12/14/2016 1:22:22 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 2, 2016 | Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi lectures on whether or not it's permissible to save a dying non-Jew on Shabbat. This is a Jewish caucus thread. If you don't consider yourself a Jew, don't post in this thread. No 'witnessing' will be tolerated, so if you aren't a Jew and wish to participate in this thread, send me a FReepmail and I'll ping you to the thread. Caucus rules are here.