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Source: Orthodox Church in America POWAY, CA [St. John of Damascus Church] As Archpriest Alexander Federoff and the faithful of Saint John of Damascus Church were finishing the Old Testament prophecies during the Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday—April 27, 2019—they were alarmed by what sounded like gunshots. Saint John’s located next to the Chabad Synagogue that was attacked on that day. “We had just finished the prophecies and the choir was in the middle of the church, finishing the canticle,” Father Alexander explained.  “I stopped the service and told parishioners to call 911 and then went to the back…

Source: Daily Mail Shootings happened at main cathedral on the island of Sakhalin Nun and churchgoer killed, while six others were wounded Suspect believed to be employed as private security guard Killings happened at a time when Russian security forces on high alert for the Winter Olympics in Sochi But officials say there is no apparent link to the Games By SHARI MILLER A man employed as a private security guard opened fire in a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the island of Sakhalin, killing a nun and a churchgoer and wounding six others. The shooting occurred on Sunday at a time…