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Source: Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, heads off to Ukraine on Wednesday for a visit aimed at deepening the dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox in the former Soviet state. The Cardinal will spend two days in the capital Kiev, meeting with the small Greek and Latin Catholic communities there. He’ll also hold talks with the Ukrainian Orthodox leader, Metropolitan Volodymyr, of the Moscow Patriarchiate,and other representatives of that Church. On Saturday the cardinal travels to the Western city of Lviv, the Catholic heartland of the country and on…

Source: Your Collierville Submitted by Andrew Douglas The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Memphis is hosting the 30th National Oratorical Festival for teenagers June 7 – 9, 2013. This year the festival will be coming to Memphis for the first time and will be held at the church facility. The event is called the “St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival” and is sponsored by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The parishioners are exciting to be welcoming all of their out of town guests, including His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese…

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. I stared out my kitchen window one more time and simply saw too many lights across the mountainside. They belong to the new illegal Israeli settlement that has been going up during the past few years regardless of the results of any negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. I was reminded of the film I saw the other night. The Stones Cry Out: The Story of the Palestinian Christians was screened at Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center to a full house packed with an audience of locals and internationals as well as the film’s director,…

Source:  Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem AMMAN – On Tuesday, May 21, about 2000 Christians marched through the Jordanian capital with candles in hand, in a silent march to demand the release of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo – the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop al-Boulos Yazigi – one month after their abduction. H.E. Bishop Maroun Laham, Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem told Fides “that all the Christian Churches joined in the march.” The route went from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Amman to the Syriac Orthodox Cathedral passing by the…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The report of Ms. Melanie Ringa, Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, for the quarter ending March 31, 2013 is now available on-line. In her introductory notes, Ms. Ringa noted that “the operating budget that was passed last fall was a deficit budget,” adding that “several additional expenses were added at the spring Metropolitan Council meeting held in February [2013].” While the budgeted operating deficit for Q1-2013 was $87,034.00, the actual deficit was $151,608.00. Across all funds, the deficit for the first quarter is $139,826.00. The complete report may be accessed…

Source: Orthodox Church in America ARLINGTON, VA [OCA] – Clergy of the Orthodox Church in America who participate in the OCA’s 2013 Parish Ministries Conference, slated to be held at Marymount University here July 10-13, 2013, will receive Continuing Clergy Development credits [CCD], according to Archpriest Ian Pac-Urar, chair of the Department of Continuing Education. “All conference sessions will be credited hour-for-hour as CCD units,” said Father Ian.  “That is, a one-hour session is worth one hour of CCD credit toward the 20 hours per year required of all clergy—five of which must be taken in the area of legal,…

Source: Cyprus Property News The head of the Cyprus Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, has unveiled plans to build a major hotel in Paphos with Russian investors, an English-speaking school in Nicosia and a geothermal park. THE Church of Cyprus has begun the process of implementing large-scale works aimed at bringing investors and thousands of jobs to the island. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, said that the goal is to find work for as many unemployed Cypriots as possible. He announced that an agreement had been reached with Russian investors to build a major hotel at a Paphos coastal area expected to…

Anastasia Tsotsoura suddenly fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.   We learned of her passing on the day of her funeral, May 25, which took place at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Whitestone, New York.  She is resting next to her beloved husband Soterios in Flushing Cemetery.   They were both devoted Orthodox Christians and founding members of Orthodox Christian Laity.  Her passions were her family, her faith and painting.  She touched so many of us with her example of being pure in heart – a woman of noble character.  She personifies the example of a wife and…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – A brief statement with regard to the retirement of His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah was issued by the Office of Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, on Monday, May 27, 2013. The text of the statement reads as follows. “At the invitation of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah met with a number of members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and reached an understanding with the Holy Synod concerning his retirement. Following…

  15 events that highlight the growing hostility towards Christians in the military May 15, 2013 |  | Share with Friends |Permalink The aggressive anti-Christian actions of the Obama administration are real, documented and escalating. We must STOP anti-Christian actions like these: 1. January 2010 — Department of Defense orders removal of tiny Bible references on military scopes and gunsights. 2. June 2011 — The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burials at National Cemetery. 3. August 2011 — The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory because it is based on a philosophy of St. Augustine. 4. September 2011…

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