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8 min ago | TrekEarth

Sveti Alexander Nevsky cathedral

Another facade of Sveti Alexander Nevsky cathedral . It is an Orthodox cathedral in Sofia.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Mideast Christians urge Arabs lead ISIS fight

Ignace III Yousif Yunan , Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi and Louis Sako attend a news conference on the Human Rights situation of Christians in Iraq and Syria, Geneva September 16, 2014. GENEVA: Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities Tuesday to condemn ISIS for its assault on minority religious communities and to take the lead in efforts to destroy its power in Iraq and Syria.

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5 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

The danger of saying ISIS is not Islam

So I've been thinking about this a lot and posted this morning on twitter about David Cameron's comment . I'm very concerned by growing reprise that "Islamic State" is not Islam, that they are not Muslims.

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6 hrs ago | Sun Journal

Bangor Greek Orthodox priest facing child porn charges

Police on Monday arrested 52-year-old Adam Metropoulos, a priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, on charges of violation of privacy and possession of sexually explicit material. Bangor police say they started investigating on Saturday when a woman complained that she thought she had been photographed or video recorded without her permission or knowledge.

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10 hrs ago | Suria

Palestinian bagpipers back Scottish...

Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom -- Palestinian bagpipers. Orthodox Christmas celebrations kick off in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to the sound of bagpipes, on January 6, 2012 - by Musa Al-Shaer In a small hall in the occupied West Bank, far from the tussle over Scotland's future, pipers and stick-twirling drummers burst into action as local scout troop members march up and down for weekly practice.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Groong

Ted Cruz's A Badge Of Honor

TED CRUZ'S A BADGE OF HONOR Front Page Magazine Sept 15 2014 September 15, 2014 by Joseph Puder As one of the 800 attendees at the In Defense of Christians Gala Solidarity Dinner Program at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, I was among those welcoming US Senator Ted Cruz as the keynote speaker. The program brought together a wide range of ancient Eastern Christian denominations from throughout the Middle East.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Chief Rabbi Lau Lauded for Freeing Agunah

After a happy ending last week to 14 years of a husband's refusal to grant a get , Attorney Batya Kahane-Dror says she welcomes the "new spirit" that Rabbi David Lau has brought to the Chief Rabbinate. The case at hand involved an Orthodox man from Jerusalem who demanded, for 14 years, that his wife pay him for a get.

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Fox News

Phil: We 'screwed things up'

He's back! Outspoken "Duck Dynasty" family patriarch Phil Robertson has a new book out, "unPHILtered: The Way I See It." The new release is just like Phil: blunt, opinionated and funny.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

Ted Cruz Earns a Badge of Honor

As one of the 800 attendees at the In Defense of Christians Gala Solidarity Dinner Program at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, I was among those welcoming US Senator Ted Cruz as the keynote speaker. The program brought together a wide range of ancient Eastern Christian denominations from throughout the Middle East.

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Groong

Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Speech At in Defense of Christians Summit

AINA Assyrian International News Agency Sept 13 2014 Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Speech At in Defense of Christians Summit Posted 2014-09-13 06:06 GMT Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II.Washington -- Yesterday, on the third day of the In Defense of Christians summit, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, delivered a keynote address on the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria. The title of the speech was Do Muslims need Christians in the Middle East? The Patriarch began by saying "Muslims were welcomed to many major cities in what is today known as Syria, Lebanon and Iraq by Christians...Christians had established the infrastructure of the new [Islamic] state."

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In-depth Africa

Analysis: Synod on the Family - a defining moment for Francis' Papacy

Last year, on his way back from Brazil, journalists asked Pope Francis questions inflight about divorced and remarried Catholics. He replied, "I believe this is a time for mercy" He then alluded to the Orthodox practice of permitting a second marriage.

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The Daily Star

Christians of Akkar keep eye on ISIS threat

DABABIYA, Lebanon: Elie's mother sits on her terrace every morning in the predominantly Christian town of Dababiya in northern Akkar, a few kilometers from the Syrian border, and invites her neighbors for a coffee and a chat about the latest gossip. Her only son Elie sits with her for a while before leaving for work, and their candid conversation reveals her son's deep foreboding.

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TrekEarth

Holy Assumption Virgin Mary

Russkaya Amerika was the name of the Russian possessions in Alaska from 1733 to 1867. The Alaskan Native Americans, the Aleuts were treated brutally, forced into slavery to hunt for otter to supply the fur trading companies.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

St. Anthony Messenger

Perfect Obedience

Just as sin came into the world through Eve's no to God, salvation came into the world through Mary's yes. She is "blessed" not just among women but among all of humanity.

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DFW Catholic

Christian leaders prayerfully remember 9/11 at historic summit

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2014 / 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. "The symbolism and significance of our presence here in Washington, D.C. on September 11 is lost to no one.

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The Oregonian

With rich overtones and complex rhythms, Michael Gordon's "Timber" sees the infinite...

Percussionists work with potentially vast arrays of instruments, as you know if you've ever heard a typical percussion concerto. Michael Gordon's "Timber" eschews all but one, which couldn't be more basic: a board struck by mallets.

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Groong

More From IDC On Ted Cruz' Despicable Behavior

MORE FROM IDC ON TED CRUZ' DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR Patheos Sept 12 2014 September 12, 2014 by Mark Shea 0 Comments Washington, D.C. - "In 1915, a German army officer named Armin Wegner... began to document a genocide that was taking place against Armenians. Over one million people, eradicated, marched into the desert, and murdered.

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Groong

His Holiness Aram I Shared The Concerns Of Middle Eastern Christians With President Obama

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I SHARED THE CONCERNS OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA 14:22 12.09.2014 On Thursday, September 11th, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, DC, held an hour long meeting with President Obama; National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other key White House staff also attended the meeting. At the request of the patriarchs, Catholicos Aram I spoke, first offering condolences in memory of the victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in Washington DC and New York.

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Weekday Magazine

Moldovan Newspaper Threatened Over Orthodox Metropolitan's Vacation Pics

Threats of excommunication and tax audits are the latest weapons in the ongoing battle between Moldova's reformist government and the country's powerful Orthodox Church. A Moldovan newspaper says it was threatened after publishing two scandalous investigative reports on the assets and personal life of the head of Moldova's Orthodox Church.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Greece delays civil unions vote, activists protest

The civil unions measure was to have been part of a comprehensive LGBT rights bill. The hate crimes portion of the legislation passed, but the section recognizing same-sex relationships was left out.

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