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1 hr ago | Russia Taday

'Christ is risen': Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter worldwide

Worshippers look on during an Orthodox Easter service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, April 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Religion, Vladimir Putin

1 hr ago | The Toronto Star

Pro-Russian protesters are convinced Kyiv is anti-democratic

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses a pro-Russian activist as he stands guard Saturday outside the Donetsk Regional Administration building.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Religion, Europe, Life, Holidays, Easter, Joseph Stalin

3 hrs ago | The Independent

The spirit of a pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's stunning subterranean churches

When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world's architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia's own I wake up and don't have a clue where I am.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Ethiopia, Religion

3 hrs ago |

Mum who killed 'gay' son, 4, gets life

THOUSANDS of Christians from Orthodox denominations have taken part in the 'Holy Fire' ritual in Jerusalem, which dates back 1200 years.


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6 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow late Saturday, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine -- while the US reportedly prepared to send ground forces to neighbouring Poland.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Religion, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

11 hrs ago | Free Republic

Orthodox Corruption?

Russia's Orthodox Church has experienced a resurgence under President Vladimir Putin, but have the state's finances and Russia's dominant religion become too closely intertwined? Simon Ostrovsky reports for People & Power on Al Jazeera English.


Related Topix: Religion, Vladimir Putin

15 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Despite Israeli violence, thousands of Christians mark Holy Saturday in Jerusalem

Under occupation: Many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank were prevented from celebrating Easter in Jerusalem this year by Israeli authorities Palestinian Christians of all sects along with pilgrims from around the world mark Holy Saturday today, a day before the Easter holiday.


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

16 hrs ago | KAUZ

Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Related Topix: Religion, World News, Cyprus

16 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Epitaphios fete lights up Greek Orthodox church

Members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church participated in a candlelight procession, a celebration of the Epitaphios of Christ Friday evening.


Related Topix: Religion

17 hrs ago | B92

Officials, dignitaries congratulate Easter

Serbian officials, politicians, religious and public figures have issued statements congratulating the holiday of Easter to all those who celebrate it.


Related Topix: Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Europe, Kosovo, World News, Serbia,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Day

Good Friday walk stresses unity

As the bells of the city's many churches tolled at noon on Good Friday, about 60 people gathered at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church to observe the 12 stations of the cross by walking with a crucifix to 12 churches and other places of note in New London.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Religion, New London, CT, Roman Catholic Church, Waterford, CT


S.F.'s 19th century Russian battle over bigamy, child abuse

For four years in the late 19th century, a lurid controversy racked the small Russian community of San Francisco - one that featured a pair of strong-willed antagonists hurling accusations of bigamy, arson, murder conspiracy and child abuse.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Religion

Naperville Sun

Everything you need to know about Greek Orthodox Easter

I was raised to be Greek Orthodox and often get questions as to why Greek Easter sometimes falls on a different day than Western, Catholic Easter.


Related Topix: Religion


Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in Turkish north Cyprus

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox pilgrims, some coming home after 40 years of forced exile, commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus in a rare Good Friday service in northern Cyprus on Friday.


Related Topix: Religion, Cyprus, World News

Herald Star Online

Anna D. Roberts

She was a lifetime resident of Steubenville, OH and was employed for over 38 years by the Social Security Administration where she retired as the regional manager in 1986.


Related Topix: Steubenville, OH, Religion, Uniontown, OH, Columbus, OH, Hamler, OH

New Vision

Christians brave rain for the way of the cross...

By Henry Sekanjako Christians have braved the Friday morning down pour to take part in the way of the cross walk.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Anglican

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Catholic, Greek Orthodox bishops to celebrate Easter service together

History will be made Sunday when Worcester's Roman Catholic Bishop Robert J. McManus joins Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and clergy of the city's Greek Orthodox Church in celebrating the Easter Agape Service at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Russell Street.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Dimou quits To Potami over Holy Fire quip

Author Nikos Dimou announced on Friday he was resigning as a member of To Potami, the centrist party led by journalist Stavros Theodorakis, after causing controversy with his public questioning of the belief that the Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem to Greece on Easter Saturday is the result of a miracle.


Related Topix: Religion

The Daily Star

Surge in poverty turns startup-savvy Israel into OECD's poorest

Unable to pay their rent and turned down for public housing, Yafit Krisi and her husband gathered their four children and moved into a tent outside the city hall in Ashkelon, on Israel's Mediterranean coast.


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

By Common Consent

Eric Huntsman on Maundy Thursday

The Thursday before Easter is a day rich in deep, often poignant events. These include Jesus' last supper with his disciples, at which he instituted the sacrament and washed his disciples' feet; his prayer and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane; his betrayal by Judas and abandonment by the other disciples; and his arrest, cynical examination, and ... (more)


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