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29 min ago | SFGate

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

4 hrs ago | 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.


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7 hrs ago | Reuters

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

11 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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.


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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.


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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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World Magazine

Tax benefit at risk for ministers of all faiths

Faith groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Hindus, Muslims, and Protestants together filed an amicus brief last week in support of tax-exempt housing allowances for ministers.


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Vancouver Courier

Pacific Spirit: Christians of all stripes united at Easter

In a rare occurrence, Easter this year falls on the same day for Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Christians who adhere to the Russian, Greek and other "eastern" churches.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Religion

Catholic World News

Leading Egyptian presidential candidates to attend Coptic Easter vigil

In an apparent attempt to gain Coptic Christian political support, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates will attend the Easter vigil liturgy celebrated by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.


Related Topix: Religion, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.


Related Topix: North East, PA, Judaism, Religion, Astronomy, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East

I4U Future Technology News

Jerusalem riot leaves several Palestinians wounded

A riot ensued in Jerusalem on Wednesday this week after visitors entered the religious compound known to the Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism.


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



Yes, spring! So many colors in Slava Rusa, a village of lipovans. _________ Lipovans or Lippovans are the Old Believers, mostly of Russian ethnic origin, who settled in the Moldavian Principality, in Dobruja and Eastern Muntenia.


Related Topix: World News, Romania, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Washington watch: Winds of change, or just wind?

The usually bombastic Liberman is trying to create a softer and more statesman-like image after returning to the cabinet following acquittal on fraud and corruption charges.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Likud (Israel), Religion, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion


Greek Cypriots in landmark Easter mass...

Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the Turkish-held town of Famagusta on divided Cyprus for the first time in decades.

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

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.


Related Topix: Ohio, Religion


Doomed Jewish Freedom Fighter's Journey From Tel Aviv to Auschwitz

For decades, no one took an interest in the seven letters, handwritten in Polish and kept in the home of Priva and Jacob Bendet.


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