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5 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem

Inside a stuffy office just off Tahrir Square, hotel manager Nemr Lotfy, a Coptic Christian, remembers his pilgrimage to Jerusalem.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Religion,

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Spirit of Pope John XXIII lives on in Pope Francis

Coming of age in the 1950s, in the last years of the papacy of Pope Pius XII, the Rev.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Why Palestinians love St George

As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.


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

Hellenic Dancers of NJ Annual Taverna Night: The Greeks of Asia Minor

The nationally famous Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey present its Annual Taverna Night Dinner Dance Saturday, May 10, 2014 , at the Cultural Community Center of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel, NJ .


Related Topix: New Jersey, Religion, Holmdel, NJ

The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.


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

Ken Kovach of Shaker Heights marks 43rd year as choirmaster at St....

The St. Theodosius Cathedral , with its 13 onion-shaped domes, is a stately presence in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, but what many may not know is a powerhouse of a man in the choir loft keeps services in tune and in order.


Related Topix: Shaker Heights, OH, Religion, Cleveland, OH, World News, Russia

The Cyprus Weekly

Open to all call

There will only be real progress in the negotiations for the Cyprus problem if Greek Cypriots are allowed to visit all their churches in the Turkish occupied areas, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday.


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


Tajikistan's Small Russian Community Marks Easter

Shortly after midnight, Bishop Pitirim of Tajikistan marks the start of Easter by leading several hundred faithful outside, all carrying a burning candle in hand, to circle The Church of St. Nicholas in Dushanbe.


Related Topix: World News, Tajikistan, Asia, Religion

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Kosovo 'could never be outside Serbia,' says patriarch

Patriarch Irinej has voiced hope that Serbia and its government would never make any gesture that could lead to giving up on the southern province of Kosovo.


Related Topix: Religion, Serbia, World News,

The Jewish Journal

Shas taps new spiritual leader who derided Modern Orthodox

Rabbi Shalom Cohen of the Shas Party Council of Torah Sages and head of the Porat Yosef yeshiva speaks in Jerusalem in July 2013.


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

Tigrai Online

Egyptian Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II asks Abune Mathias to postponed visit to Egypt

Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mathias has indefinitely postponed a visit he was scheduled to pay to Cairo on Friday upon a request from the Egyptian Orthodox Church, a source with the Egyptian church said Monday.


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The China Post

Ancient ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.


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


Paval Sevyarynets: Metropolitan Pavel discredits Orthodox Christians

It has been stated by the co-chairman of the organizing committee for creation of the party 'Belarusian Christian Democracy' Paval Sevyarynets , commenting on the demand of the metropolitan Pavel to vote for Lukashenka for his parishioners.


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The Daily Beast

GettyGod Chooses Sides in UkraineReligious divisions contribute to...

All factions are told God is on their side as Ukraine continues spiraling toward the hell of a partisan war.


Related Topix: Religion, World News, Ukraine, Life, Holidays, Easter, Vladimir Putin

News Times

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.


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

The Daily Star

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3: state media

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014, and released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, checks a damaged church during his visit to the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria.


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

Sun Apr 20, 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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Churchgoers gather to hear message of hope

Members of the Perth Greek community marked Easter on Friday evening with a service at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Constantine and Helena.


Related Topix: Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Denver Post

Many faiths, cultures share egg tradition at Easter

Theano Peros, 89, picked out a dozen eggs to take home after she and the Women of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral dyed more than 1,200 of them to be sold or handed out to worshipers on Easter Sunday.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Religion

Weekday Magazine

An Easter Tale Of Two Orthodox Babushkas In Ukraine

Lyudmila, 60, a newspaper copy editor, and Yelena Andreyevna, 75, a pensioner, have a lot in common.


Related Topix: Religion, Vladimir Putin