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SUNDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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Bishops in Synod: Ukraine is Flowing with Blood – SoSJC

Five Christian Patriarchs Meet with President Obama – SINA

How the Father May or May Not Be Depicted in Orthodox Iconography – O&H

Where is Heaven? – Jonathan Pageau, Orthodox Arts Journal

David Bentley Hart on the Metaphysics of Deity – Eclectic Orthodoxy

St. John Maximovitch: The Cross, Preserver of the Universe – OCA News

Leo Tolstoy and the Orthodox Church – Honey and Hemlock

In Honour of Benedicta Ward – Eastern Christian Books

THURSDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

Catholics on Ukraine-Russia Border Face Suffering & Uncertainty – Rg

An Open Letter From Ukraine’s Catholic Primate – NCRegister.com

French Muslims Support Mideast Christians Against ISIL – Tdy’s Zmn

Assyrians Need Protection From Islamisation – Middle East Monitor

Parents Build Church Where Their Child Was Killed – Mystagogy

Met. Joseph to Rep. Pat. John X at In Defense of Christians – NOAO

Coptic Church Harassed in Leadup to Papal Visit – The Suburban

Wealth and Being Human – Fr. Ted’s Blog

Cheap & Costly Grace & the Justification of the Ungodly – Ecl Orth

Churches Have a Unique Vision – Fr. Theophan Mackey, Pravmir

Wine and the Vine – Second Terrace

SUNDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

Save Christians Now Video – SaveChristiansNow.org

War and Stewardship – Bill Marianes, OCN

Patriarch John X: Time For World to Recover f/Misstep – NOAO

Ukrainian Catholic Bishop: West Must Stop Putin – Cath Sentinel

1st Church Dedicated to Newly-Canonized St. Porphyrios – Mystgy

Christianity is About Healing & Church Work Is Therapeutic – AVOC

On St. Irenaeus, Religious Elitism & Church – Coffee w/ Sister Vassa

Spiritual Adulthood – Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

Nothing Before His Love – Jan Kaiser, Kaiserswest

Pearls of Wisdom From Pope Shenouda III – Spoken Thoughts

Get Messy – Phillip Rolfes, The Master Beadsman

Finding Release From the Fear of Loneliness – Benjamin Mann

SATURDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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I Love, Therefore I Am – Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, In Communion

Saving Christians Starts With You – SaveChristiansNow.org

Patriarch Kirill:  I Sorrow Deeply Over Deaths From Shelling of Church – Prv

Patriarch Kirill Offers Condolences to Pope Francis – Catholic Culture

When the Panagia Wept Before WWI and WWII – Mystagogy

Josephus on the Execution of St. John the Baptist – Byzantine, TX

Christian in Gaza – Fr. Chris Metropulos, Come Receive the Light, OCN

St. Isaac the Syrian: Violence in the Middle East – The Sounding, OCN

MONDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

Bishop Angaelos Speaks About the Coptic Orthodox Tradition – CTE

Priest Shocked by Conditions for Iraqi Christian Refugees – Cath Herld

Catholics in Ukraine Request Independence Day Prayers – Catholic Sun

Patriarch Kirill Asks Poroshenko to Stop War, Prays For Victims – Prvmr

Catholicos of All Armenians Condemns Atrocities Against Yezidis – OCP

The Importance of Theology For Everyone – James Siemens, Symposium

Thoughts & Opinions on Peace From Orthodox Christian Youth – Mystagogy

In Ethiopia, An Adrenaline-Filled Act of Faith – Ethiosports

Doctrine Grows to Remain the Same – Fr. Kimel, Eclectic Orthodoxy

Interview With Pilgrim George – Venerable Antiquity

SUNDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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Patriarch John X: Syria Shall Rise Up and Shake Off Ruin – NOAO

Kurds Promise to Protect Christians “Until Last Drop of Blood!” - CathOnln

Ukrainian Catholic Leader Blasts Russian Orthodox Statements – CC

Coptic Bishop: Only a Matter of Time Before Islamic Fundamentalism “Infects the Entire World” – Leah Barkoukis, Townhall

Word of a Pastor I: On Faith – Patriarch Kirill, Pravmir

Icon of St. Innocent of Moscow Begins to Weep in Seminary – Mystagogy

Ethiopian Mystic: Abd el-Mesih al-Habashi - DACB

Contemplating the Virtues of the Theotokos – Lessons From a Monastery

Rediscovering the Philokalia – Ric Ballard, ECSR

Communion Prayer of Philoxenus of Mabbug – Pontifications

WEDNESDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

Orthodoxy and Suicide – Fr. Preble, Shepherd of Souls

Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch on Historic Meet – OCN

Met. Hilarion: The Church Bears Special Responsibility Today – DECR

Russian Patriarch: Ukrainian Catholics Want to “Eradicate Orthodoxy” – CC

Eastern Patriarchs’ Request Support Against Religious Extremism – ACNS

Defending the Theotokos – Ric Ballard, Eastern Catholic Spiritual Renewal

Eye-Witness Account About Annual Bright Cloud @ Mt. Tabor – Mystagogy

The Transfiguration – Bl. Fr. Seraphim Rose, Pravoslavie

St. Febronia: Beauty Bathed in Blood – Death to the World

TUESDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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Mosul’s Christians: “Where is the conscience of the world?” – OCN

The Aim of the Jesus Prayer – Mark Williams, The Jesus Prayer

Orthodox Priest, Former Rock Star, Battles Ebola in West Africa – OCN

Ukraine Separatists Release Kidnapped Priest – Catholic Culture

Monasticism, Clericalism and the Priesthood of All Believers - CWR

An Orthodox Christian’s Report on Palestine from Gaza – East Chr Insights

Women Saints Who Suffered Under Islam – Pravoslavie

Most Russian Citizens Think Russia Needs Orthodoxy – Pravmir

MONDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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Iraqi Christians Told to Convert or Face Death – Int. Christian Concern

Shocking Photos of 40th Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus – Gr Rp

ISIS Forces Last Iraqi Christians to Free Mosul – New York Times

Syriac Catholic Diocese Burns as Conversion Deadline Passes – Ssns of Grace

Time of Decision for Church of England – Archpriest Andrew Phillips

Statement of ROC on C of E’s Decision to Allow Women Bishops – DECR

Sergius of Russia: A Saint For All Seasons – Pravmir

Always New Beginnings – Phillip Rolfes, The Master Beadsman

Fire From Ashes: The Reality of Perpetual Conversion – Byz, TX

“Left Behind” and Corruption of Biblical Interpretation – Preachers Inst.

St. Macrina the Younger as a Model For Our Lives – Mystagogy

Isolation – Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

WEDNESDAY BYZANTINE EDITION

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Hundreds of Children Pray for Peace in Ukraine at Yaroslavl Monastery – Interfax Religion

Pope’s Hints on Married Priests Trouble Vatican – Economic Times

Russ Chrch Official Believes Fight For God’s Truth Going On in Ukr – Prmr

Coptic Orthodox Church Condemns Attacks on Gaza – Ahram Online

Four Attributes of a Christian Family – Met. Stefanos, MYOCN

Portland to Host Northwest’s 1st Maronite Ordination – Catholic Sentinel

Autopsy of a Burned-Out Pastor: 13 Lessons – Good Guys Wear Black

Christians, Other Religious Groups in Lebanon Fear ISIL Attacks – AINA

US Presbyterian Church Recognizes Armenian Genocide – OCP Media Ntwrk

Scripture and Tradition in Staniloae’s Experience of God – 2nd Terrace

Most of the Time, The Earth is Flat – Orthodox Arts Journal

Tolkien’s Long Defeat – Glory to God For All Things

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