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1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

Washington watch: Winds of change, or just wind?

The usually bombastic Liberman is trying to create a softer and more statesman-like image after returning to the cabinet following acquittal on fraud and corruption charges.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Likud (Israel), Religion, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion

6 hrs ago | Suria

Greek Cypriots in landmark Easter mass...

Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the Turkish-held town of Famagusta on divided Cyprus for the first time in decades.


Related Topix: World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Europe Travel, Cyprus Travel, Religion

10 hrs ago |

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.


Related Topix: Ohio, Religion

10 hrs ago | Forward

Doomed Jewish Freedom Fighter's Journey From Tel Aviv to Auschwitz

For decades, no one took an interest in the seven letters, handwritten in Polish and kept in the home of Priva and Jacob Bendet.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

14 hrs ago | Herald Star Online

Community happenings

Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North Fourth St., Steubenville, will join other Christians worldwide in the observance of Holy Week this week.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Holidays, Easter, Dining

18 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

For Eastern Europeans, Easter food is a blend of culture and tradition

While Easter is about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, spring flowers, it's also a time for renewal -- a time for many Eastern European immigrants to remember the traditions of their old countries and keep them alive in America.


Related Topix: Hillsborough, NJ, Religion, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Manville, NJ, Cake, Dessert, Poland, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

How Easter, V-E day may affect Ukraine crisis

Many world stock exchanges fell Tuesday as traders kept an eye out for any signs that Russian tanks are about to roll into eastern Ukraine.


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'Holy Fire' Coming To Cyprus On Saturday

'HOLY FIRE' COMING TO CYPRUS ON SATURDAY April 14, 2014- By Alexia Evripidou The Holy Light, an Orthodox Easter tradition is to be collected from Jerusalem this week by Cyprus Church's, Archimandrite Jerome, and made available to all the faithful during mass for Easter celebration on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Religion, Cyprus, World News

WSJ Media and Advertising

Tripoli Bookshop Rises From the Ashes of Arson

TRIPOLI, Lebanon-Three months ago, when masked men torched a priest's bookshop in Tripoli, charring thousands of works, the likely aim was to instill fear and ignite hatred in an impoverished city already contending with religious tension.


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Catholic World News

Greek Orthodox prelates denounce Catholicism as heresy

In a harsh 89-page letter addressed to "Francis, head of state of the Vatican City," two Greek Orthodox prelates have denounced Catholicism as a heresy and urged the Pope to repentance.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church


Militants in Slavyansk sheltered by local Orthodox center

It had been stated by the mayor of Slavyansk Nelya Shtepa after the consultations of mayors and heads of regional administrations of Donetsk region, headed by governor Sergey Taruta , UNIAN informs.

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Related Topix: Religion, World News, Ukraine

Putin's World: The View From Moscow

Vladimir Putin's aggressive move to seize Crimea and to threaten Ukraine has led commentators to call him unflattering names: unhinged leader, Cold Warrior, neo-fascist, troubled dictator and retrograde leader stuck in the 19th century.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Religion

Catholic World News

Ecumenical Patriarch exhorts Ukrainians to unity

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, issued a Palm Sunday message to civil and Church leaders in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Life, Palm Sunday, Holidays, River, KY, Religion

Mon Apr 14, 2014


EU denies that association agreement infringes Georgian Orthodox Church's authority

The EU respects the Georgian Orthodox Church and its role in the life of the country, the EU representative office in Georgia said on April 15. Myth: The Association Agreement infringes on the authority of the Georgian Orthodox Church.


Related Topix: Religion

Wall Street Journal

'Passion' and Resurrection

By the time the Soviet composer Maximilian Steinberg completed his "Passion Week" in 1923, he knew he'd probably never hear it.


Related Topix: Religion

A guide to Holy Week with Greek Orthodox Christians

Holy Week began yesterday for Christians around the world with the celebration of Palm Sunday.

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Related Topix: Religion, Fasting, Health

The Huffington Post

White House Confirms CIA Director John Brennan Was In Kiev Over The Weekend

White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Russian media reports of the trip to Kiev.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Religion


MU's Scott Cairns weaves poetry and religion

An icon featuring St. Issac of Syria hangs on the wall of Scott Cairns' office on April 7. St. Issac is Cairns' name saint and has been an influence in his poetry and life.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Religion

'Behold the Bridegroom Cometh in the Midst of the Night...'

Today begins Holy Week in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Great Week marks the beginning of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ's Persecution, Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection.


Related Topix: Religion