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38 min 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.

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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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Groong

'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.

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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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Related Topix: Fire, Religion, Advertising

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.

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

Charter97

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

Forbes.com

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.

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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

Trend

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.

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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.

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Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Religion

Missourian

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Religion

Examiner.com

'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.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Age

Ukraine crisis: Russia calls military operation a "criminal order"

Time running out: Armed Pro-Russian supporters carry an Eastern Orthodox icon of Mary Magdalene outside the secret service building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Religion, Terrorism,

Jerusalem Post

Egypt's Coptic Church says holiday travelers to Israel will be punished

Fr. Royce Morcos, official spokesman for the Alexandria Orthodox Church, said Egyptian Copts who travel to Israel over the Easter holiday would be punished.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Egypt, Religion

Nine O'Clock

4,000 believers and priests take part in Palm Sunday pilgrimage in Bucharest

The Orthodox Christians celebrated yesterday Palm Sunday. It is the feast commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem where mobs welcomed Him with palm boughs.

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Related Topix: World News, Romania, Religion, Europe

SFGate

Palestinian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday at... Photo-photo.5398824

Palestinian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday at Gaza's Church of Saint Porphyrius, named after the 5th century bishop of Gaza, in Gaza City, Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Groong

Eastern Diocese Congratulates Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem

PRESS OFFICE Diocese of the Armenian Church of America 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Contact: Chris Zakian Tel: 686-0710 E-mail: chrisz@armeniandiocese.org Website: http://www.armenianchurch-ed.net April 11, 2014 ___________________ EASTERN Diocese Congratulates Patriarch Ignatius APHREM II Clergy of the Eastern Diocese were among the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, Antioch, OH

Daily Record

FAITH: Orthodox Christian church in Rockaway welcomes new pastor

There's a new Orthodox priest in town. The 26-year-old Rev. William George will head up SS.

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Related Topix: Religion, Rockaway, NJ, Pope Benedict XVI

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