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Reknowned Italian Expert Speaks About Growing Christianophobia in Europe – Pravmir

Orthodox Christians, Priests Face Threats in Ukraine – RT

Christ is Cleansing Ukraine, Says Church Leader – Catholic Culture

Ancient Christianity Confronts Death and Halloween – Fr. J. Parker, OCN

First Person Beatified on US Soil Raised in Byzantine Catholic Church – CtB

Coptic Christian Landmark Church Restored in Cairo – BBC News

Philoxenus of Mabbug: Love the Truth as the Martyrs Did – Cath Book Blogger

Where the Apostle Luke Wrote His Gospel – Mystagogy

The Point of a Monk – Jason Liske, Revenance/Death to the World

For the THURSDAY BYZANTINE EDITION (June 25, 2015) click here.


1Metropolitan Hilarion’s Interview

to Vatican Radio


Look to the East for Canonical-Spiritual Balance – Synod on Family

A Conversation with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk – Crd. Dolan

The Immorality of Moralism – Archimandrite P. Papadopoulos

The Gospel and the Rules – Phillip Pullella, Monks and Mermaids

Buddhism & Eastern Asceticism vs. Orthodox Asceticism – Kandylaki

Acedia: The Noonday Demon – Fr. A.F. Kimel, Eclectic Orthodoxy



Go and Preach: The Missionary Struggles of St. Innocent of Alaska – Pr Inst

Moscow Patriarchate Accuses Ukr Catholics of Inciting Violence – Cath Cltr

St. Innocent and Winter Travel – Michael Ivanovich, Orthodox Canada

The Priesthood in a Nutshell – Byzantine, Texas

The True Church – Ric Ballard, Eastern Catholic Spiritual Renewal

The Gift of a Spiritual Director – Phillip Rolfes, Master Beadsman

An American Saint Faces the Communists – Jared Hall, Death to the World


1Elder Iliy Nozdrin: “Now Our Duty is to Pray With All Our Zeal

So That the Lord Might Reconcile Our Lives”


Extraordinary Life of Confessor Who Speaks Language of Jesus – Gr Nw

Archbp of Mosul: “Recognize Genocide Against Christians” – ACN

Coptic Bishop Calls For Defense of Religious Freedom – ICN

Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on Middle East – OCN

Reconciling East & West: The Papacy – Fr. D. Bird OSB, Mnks & Mrmd

Institute for Orth Chr Studies Starts Online Degree Pgm. – Pravmir

Pre-Synod for the Family Doctrinal Exchange –



House Authorizes Arming, Training of Syrian Rebels – USA Today

Assyrian Ch of E. Bp.: Why Christianity is Vital in Middle East – AINA

Edmonton’s Coptic Christians Welcomes Pp. Tawadros II – EJ

Bl. Velychkovsky Named Patron of Prison Ministry – BC Catholic

The Foolishness of the Cross – Met. Khodr, Notes on Arab Orthodoxy

Canadian P. M. Meets Pope Tawadros II – P. M. Press Release

OCA Holy Synod: Canonical Restructuring Proposals – OCA

When Orthodox Theologians Theologize Like Protestants – Mystagogy

St Feofil: Leave Vanity of This World – Jas. Liske, Death to the World

What Makes a Priest Rejoice at Confession – Hieromonk Nektary



Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Address @ In Defense of Christians Summit – AINA

Terrorists Kidnap Hundreds of Christian Girls, Cut Off Their Breasts (Warning: Graphic) – UFP

Interview w/ Fr. Dale Brown of Save Christians Now – Ancient Faith Radio

St. Alexander Nevsky: Humility as Victory – Artemy Ermakov, Pravmir

Why Does the World Reject the Cross of Christ? – Mystagogy

Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Underway in Jerusalem – Byzantine, Texas

The Religion of Peace – Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

Armenian Christianity Today – Dr. Adam DeVille, Eastern Christian Books

The Kenotic Theology of the Cross and Popular Culture – Honey & Hemlock



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

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