Eastern Orthodox Church

September 14, 2018 - 7:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church is chairing a meeting of top priests to decide how to respond to Orthodox Christianity's leading body move to send two envoys to Ukraine. The Russian church claims authority over the church in Ukraine. But many Ukrainian parishes reject the...
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September 08, 2018 - 10:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church is denouncing a decision by Orthodox Christianity's leading body to send two envoys to Ukraine as a step toward declaring ecclesiastical independence for the church there. In a statement issued on Saturday, the world's largest Orthodox church by far also...
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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 9:59 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated...
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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly wildfire in Greece (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing six days after blaze. Before...
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July 28, 2018 - 6:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says that the adoption of Christianity more than 1,000 years in territory that later became Russia marked the starting point for forming Russia itself. Putin's comments came Saturday in a ceremony marking the 1,030th anniversary of the adoption by Christianity by Prince...
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Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, center, leads a religion service at the site where the bodiesof Czar Nicholas II and his family were dumped, around 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Yekaterinburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Thousands of pilgrims begun a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. (AP Photo/Aleksandr Abramenkov)
July 17, 2018 - 8:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the city of Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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Pope Francis, center, flanked by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, free doves outside the St. Nicholas Basilica on the occasion of a daylong prayer for peace in the Middle East in Bari, southern Italy, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Pope Francis denounced the "complicit silence" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 07, 2018 - 8:48 am
BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the "murderous indifference" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, calling out global powers for seeking power and profit at the expense of the region's people during a...
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew takes part in a service at the church of saint Nicholas in the island of Spetses, Greece, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians has arrived on the Greek island of Spetses to host an environmental conference to seek backing from other religious leaders in a global campaign to take action against climate change. (AP Photo/Derec Gatopolulos)
June 06, 2018 - 3:55 pm
SPETSES, Greece (AP) — Leading climate change experts and campaigners said Wednesday they would work with the leaders of the Orthodox Church and other religions to fight global warming, after expressing concern that their message was not reaching people fast enough. Scientists, campaigners, and...
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Pronouncer Brian Sietsema, right, speaks during the 3rd Round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 30, 2018 - 6:25 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For 15 years, the Rev. Brian Sietsema sat quietly next to Scripps National Spelling Bee pronouncer Jacques Bailly, just in case the indefatigable Bailly was somehow unable to fulfill his duties. Bailly never missed a word. But this year, the bee nearly doubled in size thanks...
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