Orthodox Christians

U.S. Department of State News: On the Occasion of Christmas

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement today: On behalf of the Department of State, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all those celebrating today, together with Orthodox Christians celebrating in early January. This joyful occasion brings Christian communities together to rejoice in the birth of Jesus.  In … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: On the Occasion of Christmas

MOSCOW | Ukraine transfers noted church to Constantinople patriarch

MOSCOW — Ukraine has turned over one of the most famous Orthodox churches in the capital for permanent use by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The law transferring the use of St. Andrew’s Church went into effect on Saturday. The move comes after the patriarchate, whose leader is regarded as “first among equals” for Orthodox … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine transfers noted church to Constantinople patriarch

The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 7:45 p.m. In Mexico City, aid workers brought toys and other gifts to brighten the Epiphany holiday for children living in dozens of makeshift tent camps more than three months after a deadly … Continue reading The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul has celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians around the world and … Continue reading The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims