Russians flock to exhibition glorifying Romanovs’ rule

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Source: Global Post [Agence France-Presse] With a queue stretching at least a kilometre, a hi-tech exhibition giving a rosy view of the house of Romanov and jointly organised by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kremlin has drawn tens of thousands of visitors in central Moscow. In another sign of the power of the Russian Orthodox Church in post-Soviet Russia, it is a holy icon which has drawn the crowds as much as nostalgia for Russia's ousted by the monarchy. But historians say the … [Read more...]

Iconographer Tonelli Gets Well-Deserved Recognition

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Source: The National Herald To The Editor, I wish to thank and commend The National Herald for calling the attention of its readers to the work of the internationally-known iconographer, Sirio Tonelli, through its recent article describing the work the Tonelli Studio is executing for the newly dedicated church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Southampton, NY (Nov. 9). Your description of Tonelli as "an artistic renaissance man imbued body and soul in Byzantine iconography" is not … [Read more...]

Elevated Park at Trade Center Site Comes Into View

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Source: The New York Times By DAVID W. DUNLAP The World Trade Center’s best-kept secret has finally come to light. It is an elevated park, slightly larger than an acre and 25 feet above Liberty Street, that will command a panoramic view of the National September 11 Memorial when it opens to the public, probably in 2015. Liberty Park, as it is called, is meant to offer a pleasant and accessible east-west crossing between the financial district and Battery Park City; to create a … [Read more...]

Catholic, Orthodox students unite at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

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Source: The Quinnipiac Chronicle by Julia Perkins The university’s new Catholic Chaplain, Father Jordan Lenaghan, is working to support the Eastern Orthodox community at Quinnipiac. As part of this mission, Father Peter Orfanakos, a Greek Orthodox pastor from Orange, Conn., held a Vespers service on Thursday, Nov. 14. A Vespers is a prayer service done in the Eastern Orthodox Church at sunset to honor a different saint each day. Eastern Orthodox students and members of the Catholic … [Read more...]

College Conference West 2013 at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California, December 27-30

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Source: Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is gearing up to host their annual College Conferences! We would like to ask for your help in promoting College Conference West 2013, held this year at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California, December 27-30th. Hey college students! Want to unite with other Orthodox students for a fun and spiritually-refreshing weekend? Come to OCF's 2013 West Coast College Conference! This year's keynote is the hilarious and … [Read more...]

Orthodox And Catholic Theologians Call For Peace In Middle East, Discuss Church Relations

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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and South America Mississauga, ON – The North American Orthodox Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement on the plight of Christians in the Middle East at their meeting in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 24-26, calling for the release of a Greek Orthodox Metropolitan and a Syriac Orthodox Archbishop, both from Aleppo, Syria, and repudiating the kidnapping, torture and killing of not only Christians but all civilians. The full … [Read more...]

Papanikolaou Installed as Archbishop Demetrios Chair at Fordham

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Source: The National Herald by Constantine S. Sirigos - TNH Staff NEW YORK – It was an evening rich in expressions of both pride and humility. On November 18, in a simple but moving ceremony in Fordham University’s venerable Keating Hall, Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou was installed as the inaugural holder of the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, the first university-endowed chair dedicated to Orthodox Christianity in North America. The presence or … [Read more...]

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at National Gallery of Art & J. Paul Getty Museum

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Source: National Gallery of Art Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington from October 6, 2013, through March 2, 2014; Travels to the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 9 through August 25, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC―In the first exhibition devoted to Byzantine art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 170 rare and important works, drawn exclusively from Greek collections, will offer a fascinating glimpse of the soul and splendor of the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian School Association Fundraiser

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Source: Orthodox Christian School Association Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ, As a member of the board of directors for the Orthodox Christian School Association (OCSA) I am writing today to solicit your help in funding our growth and ability to serve the Orthodox Christian School in North America. The board has recently laid out goals for the new fiscal year and beyond.  Among other things, the OCSA will: Serve as a one stop information center for parishes wishing to start an … [Read more...]

The New Testament 40 Day Challenge

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Source: Fr John Peck Read the New Testament by Christmas     On November 15, the Orthodox Church begins the Christmas Nativity Season. We approach these holy days with faithful anticipation for the Nativity of The Lord. Take the NT Challenge...start today, and read the entire NT by the time we celebrate the birth of our Savior.   NT by Christmas   … [Read more...]