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53 min ago | The Daily Beast

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


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3 hrs ago | 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.


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3 hrs ago | 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.


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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.


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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.


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USA Today

Holy days converge in packed Old City Jerusalem

Palm fronds and wooden crosses clutched in their hands, throngs of Christians have spent Holy Week retracing the last steps Jesus took before his death and resurrection in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem, while hundreds of thousands of Jews have made their own pilgrimages for the eight-day holiday of Passover.


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About 250 people are still missing after the ferry sank Wednesday.

Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.


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Jerusalem Post

Art and devotion: 'A biblical Harry Potter'

A new series based on the story of Elijah the Prophet and billed as "a biblical Harry Potter" balances artistic license with the limits of Jewish tradition.


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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Even before Mass began, a crowd of more than 100,000 was overflowing from the cobblestoned square.


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Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa compound, 16 detained

More than a dozen Palestinian worshipers were detained as clashes broke in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning between worshipers and Israeli forces who stormed the courtyards firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets.

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The American Conservative

Pascha 2014

The sermon read in every Paschal service in every Orthodox church in the world on this day, including ours .


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The Times of Israel

Police, Arab rioters skirmish on Temple Mount

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian protesters on the Temple Mount after Friday prayers on Feb. 22 Israeli police clashed with Arab stone throwers on Jerusalem's Temple Mount as thousands of Christian worshipers descended on the Old City for Easter Sunday.


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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Daily Star

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

A handout picture taken on April 16, 2014 and released on April 17 by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows icons and religious objects strewn on the ground inside the Mar Taqla Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria's ancient Christian town of Maaloula after it was reportedly retaken by government forces.


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The Miami Herald

Ukrainians in South Florida spend Easter praying for peace in homeland

Catholic and Orthodox Ukrainians alike are praying this Easter for a Ukraine at peace.


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Sky News

Ukraine PM: 'Putin Has Soviet Union Dream'

Ukraine's Prime Minister accuses the Russian President of Soviet Union ambitions as Orthodox Easter is marked with a war of words.


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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.


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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

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.

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