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  • 10 Reasons Ukraine Aid Is Good for America

    04/11/2024 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 10, 2024 | Marisa Herman
    Here are 10 key reasons experts say U.S. support for Ukraine should be continued: 1. Putin's aggression must be stopped. 2. Putin's atrocities need a response. 3. Russia is targeting evangelical Christians for persecution. 4. Ukraine wants only to regain its sovereign territory. 5. Russia has not "won" the war. 6. Russia is rearming for a larger war. 7. Most Ukraine aid goes to U.S. contractors. 8. Europe fears a coming attack on NATO. 9. Support for Ukraine signals to China: Do not invade Taiwan. 10. Give Ukraine aid to let Trump bring peace.
  • Coptic Orthodox Church suspends dialogue with Catholics over blessing of same-sex couples

    03/13/2024 5:38:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The Coptic Orthodox Church has reportedly suspended its dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church over the Catholic Church's decision to allow priests to bless same-sex couples. Coptic leadership held a Holy Synod last week in Wadi El-Natrun, Egypt. The church hierarchy recommended various issues, including recognizing assorted monasteries, adding mental health topics to marital counseling and praying for unity within the Orthodox Church.Coptic Orthodox spokesman Father Moussa Ibrahim explained in a video that "the most notable" action from the annual Holy Synod was "to suspend theological dialogue with the Catholic Church after its change of position on the issue of...
  • Coptic Orthodox break dialogue with Vatican over homosexual ‘blessings’

    03/11/2024 11:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    Coptic Orthodox break dialogue with Vatican over homosexual ‘blessings’The move comes despite a close personal friendship between Pope Francis and Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox.. WADI EL-NATRUN, Egypt (LifeSiteNews) — The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned same-sex blessings and suspended its ecumenical dialogue with the Catholic Church citing a “change of position” from the Vatican about homosexuality.In a statement issued March 7, the Coptic Orthodox Church announced that it would be ceasing its dialogue with the Catholic Church:After consulting with the sister churches of the Eastern Orthodox family, it was decided to suspend the theological dialogue with the...
  • Russian Orthodox priest faces expulsion for refusing to pray for victory over Ukraine

    01/14/2024 5:30:52 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Reuters, via The Guardian ^ | January 13, 2024 | Staff Report
    A prominent liberal priest faces expulsion from the Russian Orthodox church for refusing to read out a prayer asking God to guide Russia to victory over Ukraine. In a verdict published on Saturday, a church court said Aleksiy Uminsky should be “expelled from holy orders” for violating his priestly oath. The decision was forwarded for approval to Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian church who strongly backs President Vladimir Putin. The case shows how the church is clamping down on internal dissent as it throws its support behind Putin and his “special military operation” in Ukraine, which is now...
  • Greek Church Archbishop Ieronymos Describes Homosexuality “Deviation”

    12/22/2023 4:18:34 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies
    The National Herald ^ | 22 December A.D. 2023 | Staff
    ATHENS – Just after the Holy Synod said it was opposed to religious acceptance of same-sex marriage and letting gays adopt children, the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos, has homosexuality a “deviation.” That came during a visit to Argolida in southern Greece where it was reported that he said, “The Church has its beliefs… Those who are in the Church and believe have a way of life. Whatever is outside this thing is a diversion from life.” When asked whether all people are children of God, he said, “All are children of God, but we cannot say...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When “Inclusive Accompaniment” Means Police Brutality

    12/17/2023 9:30:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 15, 2923 | Father Brian Harrison, O.S.
    [Catholic Caucus] When “Inclusive Accompaniment” Means Police BrutalityProbably everyone reading this knows by now that Pope Francis has been very tough on Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, removing him from his see without due canonical process. The main reason, it seems, is that Strickland has outspokenly criticized the constant stream of doctrinal and disciplinary novelties that have marked the present pontificate. And if you read on, you’ll see here that this intolerant crackdown is now extending even to the bishop’s supporters.Is there a touch of paranoia here? The incident described below I think reveals the depth of the enmity...
  • Former US congressman says relatives died in Gaza church blast: 'Our family is hurting badly'

    10/21/2023 10:17:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 21, 2023 | Anugrah Kumar
    A former U.S. congressman said several of his relatives were among the casualties when an Israeli airstrike hit a church in Gaza, which killed at least 18 people. Justin Amash, a Palestinian-American who formerly represented Michigan, revealed on social media that his relatives had been taking refuge in the Saint Porphyrius Orthodox Church compound in Gaza, partially destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Thursday. "With great sadness, I have now confirmed that several of my relatives were killed at Saint Porphyrius Orthodox Church in Gaza, where they had been sheltering, when part of the complex was destroyed as the result...

    10/20/2023 3:34:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies ^ | October 20, 2023 | staff
    The Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem expresses its strongest condemnation of the Israeli airstrike that have struck its church compound in the city of Gaza. The Patriarchate emphasizes that targeting churches and their institutions, along with the shelters they provide to protect innocent citizens, especially children and women who have lost their homes due to Israeli airstrikes on residential areas over the past thirteen days, constitutes a war crime that cannot be ignored. Despite the evident targeting of the facilities and shelters of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and other churches – including the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem Hospital, other schools,...
  • The Verkhovna Rada votes to ban the [Ukrainian Orthodox Church]

    10/19/2023 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 25 replies
    UOJ ^ | 10-19-2023 | N/A
    MPs adopted in the first reading draft Law No. 8371, which provides for a ban on the UOC. On October 19, 2023, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the first reading government bill No. 8371, which provides for the ban on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. MP Artem Dmytruk shared this news with the UOJ. 267 MPs voted for the corresponding decision, another 15 voted against, 2 MPs abstained. Let us remind you that human rights activist Oleg Denisov said that the ban on the UOC cannot be implemented in practice. As the UOJ reported, according to the Ukrainian MP, Ukraine's allies...
  • Lviv, Ukraine Destroys Church of St. Vladimir

    04/08/2023 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Kazan · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | APRIL 7, 2023 | MICHAEL W. CHAPMAN
    Andrey Sadovoy, the mayor of Lviv in western Ukraine, announced on April 6 that the two Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in his city were no more -- the Church of St. Vladimir was demolished by backhoe and the Church of St. George was made part of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, backed by the Zelensky government, reported RT, the website Orthodox Christianity, and The Kyiv Independent. The Church of St. Vladimir was under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church, as was the Church of St. George. Under President Volodomyr Zelensky, some churches formerly attached to the Russian Orthodox Church have,...
  • Papal Primacy in the First Millennium with Erick Ybarra

    03/01/2023 3:55:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 28, 2023 | T.S. Flanders
    Papal Primacy in the First Millennium with Erick YbarraDear OnePeterFive donors, supporters and readers,It was a joy to recently speak to my long-time friend, Erick Ybarra, about the topic of Eastern Orthodoxy and its claims against the Roman dogmas of Vatican One. This fits in well with the most recent piece we published from Mr. Al Ruhl regarding Catholic Robert Spencer succumbing to the shallow Orthodox apologetics and entering one of the Greek schisms. See all of our articles against the Greek schisms here.This podcast is very important to show just how much Catholics – despite the uncertainties of our...
  • Rabbis Bring Jesus Home for Christmas

    12/23/2022 7:11:10 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 100 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 12/23/22 | David Lazarus
    We’re witnessing the undoing of 2,000 years of Jewish rejection and animosity towards Jesus, a miracle by any estimation More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their own sages, these outstanding Orthodox rabbis are not ashamed to exalt the name of Jesus, welcoming the carpenter from Nazareth back into the Jewish fold. More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their...
  • Tyrant Zelensky to Ban Ukrainian Church After He Bans Media Outlets and Opposition Party

    12/02/2022 9:43:12 AM PST · by Kazan · 91 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    In May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into law No. 7172-1 that will ban opposition parties and seize their property. The law targets opposition parties if they deny the armed aggression against Ukraine.The law includes actions that support the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus, the two invading countries.The news was first published on the Ukrainian news website UKRinform. This news was reported the same day US GOP Senators paid him a visit in Kyiv to show their support.Zelenskyy also closed all of the TV stations and consolidated them into one state-run channel.“Ukraine has had to take extraordinary measures to...
  • Holiness at a Time when Uncleanness is Made Legal

    11/05/2022 7:23:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    Orthodoxy in Dialogue ^ | 5 November A.D. 2022 | Metropolitan Antonios (El Souri)
    “For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.” (Romans 6:19) In the 20th century, between the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s movements of sexual liberation began and the idea of a “sexual revolution” started to spread. During the 60s broad changes started to occur in Western societies, particularly society’s attitude toward sex, which aimed to “liberate” sex from predominant religious, social and ethical constraints, leading to new legislation about the sexual behavior of an individual...
  • 600 Levites Rehearse for Third Temple Service

    10/14/2022 5:31:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 10/14/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    On Thursday night, 600 Jewish men from the tribe of Levi held a rehearsal on the steps leading up to the Temple Mount to prepare to play their role in providing the musical accompaniment for the Third Temple service. Israel365 News correspondent Joshua Wander spoke with Yitzchak Weiss, who arranged the music and is one of the organizers of the event or, in his own words, “the father of this idea.” “The idea is to bring back the singing of the Levites and to renew it,” Weis said.
  • Muslim Man Butchers Coptic Christian with a Meat Cleaver

    06/13/2022 4:19:39 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies ^ | June 10, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Another day has passed, and another Muslim man has murdered another Coptic Christian in Egypt. On Sunday, June 5, 2022—the same day Muslims attacked a packed church in Nigeria, massacring more than 50 Christians—Abdullah Hosni, a Muslim man with a long history of harassing Christians, randomly attacked a Copt, Kirollos (Cyril) Megali, with a meat cleaver in a village in Sohag, Upper Egypt. Kirollos, who was rushed to a hospital “drenched in blood and with multiple stab wounds,” spent three days in an intensive care unit before succumbing to his injuries, including hack wounds to his skull. Kirollos after being...
  • US and Europe Abandoned Christianity Over Past 3 Centuries - The Root Cause of Conflict with Christian Russia - Head of Russian Church

    05/24/2022 7:51:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Speaking at the Russian Senate on May 17, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused on some of the most sensitive issues, including the nature of Russia’s dialogue with the West: Back in the 18th century, Russia opened up to the West, which became a source of knowledge for us, an example for the transformation of society. Thousands of foreigners came to our country, and for many of them Russia became a second home.At that time, cultural communication was built largely on shared Christian values. However, in modern times in the West, ideas which I believe...
  • Stalin’s patriarchate

    05/24/2022 2:59:33 AM PDT · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Eureka Street ^ | May 23, 2022 | Stephen Minas
    ‘We removed him from the mausoleum’, wrote the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. ‘But how do we remove Stalin from Stalin’s heirs?’ The poem was published in 1962 but it’s still a good question. Today one of Stalin’s heirs commands a barbaric war against Ukraine with the enthusiastic cheerleading of another such heir — the leader of the Moscow Patriarchate reestablished by Stalin. Stalin allowed a patriarch of Moscow to be elected in 1943 after a long vacancy to bolster morale against Nazi Germany. In the Cambridge History of Christianity, the late Michael Bourdeaux and Alexandru Popescu wrote that this restored...
  • The dangerous self delusion of being a good person

    05/03/2022 8:09:14 PM PDT · by ValleyofHope · 7 replies
    Nice short lecture and Father Spyridon is very well thought of in Orthodox circles
  • Over 60% of Russians Identify Themselves as Orthodox, 23% Say They Are Atheists

    04/20/2022 7:19:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/20/22
    Moscow, April 20, Interfax - Nearly two-thirds of Russians, or 63%, identify themselves as Orthodox, the share reaches 70% in the group older than 60 and 51% in the group aged from 18 to 30, the Russian Public Opinion Foundation said in a statement published on its website. According to the pollster, 8% of Russian residents are Muslim, including 10% in the group aged from 31 to 45. The total number of Catholics, Protestants and Uniates amounts to 2%, and the same percentage of respondents follows other religions, it said. Twenty-three percent of respondents identified themselves as atheists, including 34%...