Easter on way for the Orthodox

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Source: Albuquerque Journal By Andrew Estocin / Albuquerque resident on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 Easter is a distant memory for most New Mexicans. Look down the aisle of your local store and one finds only a clearance bin of damaged Easter bunnies mixed in with threads of plastic green grass. Yellow marshmallow Peeps are an endangered species on the candy aisle. Meanwhile, greeting card companies remind us repeatedly that Mother’s Day, graduation and Cinco de Mayo are just around the … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Geeverghese Ivanios passes away

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Source: Business Standard Geeverghese Mar Ivanios, Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church, passed away here today [Sunday, April 14, 2013], church sources said. Mar Ivanios (72) was keeping indifferent health for some time and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. An authority on Theology, he was ordained as a priest of the Orthodox Church in 1963. He was later elevated to the status of Episcopa and became Metropolitan in 1991. A polyglot, Mar … [Read more...]

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Library receives historic music collection

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Source: Orthodox Church in America YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] The Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Library recently received the Skvir–Buketoff Music Collection from Archpriest Daniel and Tamara Skvir, rector and choir director of Holy Transfiguration Chapel [OCA], Princeton, NJ. The collection consists of four boxes of Eastern Orthodox liturgical music published between 1819 and 1950 and includes several unique and rare scores. The bulk of the Buketoff–Turkevich–Skvir collection belonged to … [Read more...]

After latest violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christians say it’s the same old story

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Source: Global Post The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has criticized President Mohammed Morsi for the way he has handled the recent Christian-Muslim clashes, which have killed eight people in the last week.  This is the fifth in a series of posts about dwindling Christian communities in the Middle East. CAIRO — For 21-year-old Rojeh Reda, a Christian living in Cairo’s working-class district of Shubra, the recent rash of sectarian violence in Egypt feels like a movie he’s … [Read more...]

Greek church would take complaints to cops


Source: The Australian The Greek Orthodox Church would never sweep abuse allegations under the carpet, a Victorian inquiry has heard. The church has a rigorous process for dealing with misconduct complaints, including reporting criminal behaviour to police, but it has never been tested in an allegation of child sex abuse, the parliamentary inquiry heard on Friday. Church groups The Salvation Army and the Jehovah's Witnesses told the inquiry on Thursday they felt it was a victim's … [Read more...]

The new pope and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

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Source: The Economist by A.C. | LVIV METROPOLITAN Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, recently expressed  hope that the new pope, Francis, will continue the policy of rapprochement with the Orthodox Church and will not support, what he calls the expansion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics. “The union is the most painful topic in the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue, in relations between the Orthodox and the Catholics. If the pope will support the union, then, of … [Read more...]

White House Meeting Yields Action on Human Trafficking – Archbishop Demetrios Member of Advisory Council

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – On April 9-10, Archbishop Demetrios participated in the meetings of The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to which he had been appointed by President Barack Obama.  The Archbishop is one of the 15 members of this Council. The two-day meetings took place at the Eisenhower Executive Building of the White House in Washington, D.C. The purpose was to submit the Council’s Final Report of … [Read more...]

Serb church against deal with Kosovo Albanians

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Source: WSHM Springfield, MA By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - The influential Serbian Orthodox Church appealed Saturday against a deal with Kosovo Albanians that would pave the way for Serbia's European Union membership. The EU has given Serbia until Tuesday to say whether it would relinquish the control of northern of Kosovo - one of the most difficult issues dividing the former Serbian province - in exchange for the start of Serbia's EU membership … [Read more...]

Archbishop Leads Jerusalem’s Sit-In for Prisoners


Source: FARS News Agency TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian residents organized a sit-in in front of the Red Cross encouraging detainees on hunger strike and in solidarity with the loss of detainee Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh. erusalem figures and families of detainees participated in the demonstration. Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna said that "we are in the heart of Jerusalem expressing solidarity with all our detainees, especially our Hebron people who lost detainee Maysara, the Palestinian … [Read more...]


St. Tikhon's Seminary

Source: St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary The Board of Trustees of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA (www.stots.edu) announces a vacancy in the office of Dean, to be filled effective July 1, 2013. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean are now being accepted. Saint Tikhon’s Seminary is an institution of professional Orthodox Christian theological education, affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America, … [Read more...]