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Source: The Jerusalem Post Patriarch Theophilos III warned of “extremist Jewish forces who have targeted the Christian quarter to alter” the history of the site. The tension between Christians and Jews in the Old City This is not the first time the Greek Orthodox patriarch has made such claims. In January, he accused radical Israeli groups of threatening the presence of Christians in the Old City. Israeli officials at the time rejected those claims as baseless. “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat,” Theophilos III wrote shortly after Christmas in a Times of London column, explaining his belief that there was an…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education This Sunday at 4 pm, join us for our first Speaker Series about the Nativity of Christ. Our esteemed speakers, Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc and Dr. James Skedros, from Holy Cross School of Theology, will give a biblical-historical presentation of the birth of Christ, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The moderator will be our very own Director of the Department of Religious Education, His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos. Simply click this link on Sunday at 4 pm to join:  https://goarch.zoom.us/j/94641111931. See you then! Also, check out the…

Source: Orthodox Church in America Originally published on December 2, 2009, as part of the Life in Christ column. Celebration of Christmas, the Nativity of our Lord, invites us to look in a fresh way at the intimate relation that exists between the Incarnation of Christ and his “Second Coming” in glory. Too often Nativity is taken as a feast in and of itself, a family festival so deformed by the season’s commercial pressures that two of its major emphases, cosmic and eschatological, become lost in a haze of “good cheer” and tinsel. One way to recover those emphases is…

Source: Orthodox Church in America To the Venerable Hierarchs, Esteemed Clergy, Reverend Monastics, and Beloved Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, on this the glorious and light-filled Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, I greet you with the words that resound throughout our Churches and homes during this season: Christ is Born! Glorify Him! By the grace of God, we have come through an extraordinary year fraught with challenges and trials that none of us could have expected. We have found…

Source: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Bulletin, Kankakee, IN Dear Parishioners of Annunciation Kankakee and Friends Everywhere: Let us be there with Christ, Tonight, Tomorrow, This Week, and Always! This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice in it and be glad! Tonight is the eve of Holy Week for hundreds of millions of Orthodox and other Eastern Christians, and the eve of Easter for even more numerous Western Christians. As ever, all Christians are united in the unity of our essential belief, and the small things that identify us as different, best serve to give us new…