The Archbishop of America Demetrios was honoured by the Church of Cyprus with the gold medal of the founder of the church Apostel Barnabas. He received the medal from the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II on Sunday. CyprusMail reports.
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An orthodox priest was attacked by a 17-year-old male in North-Carolina. The young boy punched the priest in the face and then overran him with his car after the priest left the St. Nektarios church on Friday night. Seattle Times reports.
A petition has been submitted urging the Bulgarian patriarch Neofit to take a stand against the „Lukov March“. The March is an event for neo-fascists and racists to celebrate Hristo Lukov, a Bulgarian fascist during the Second World War. The politicians of Bulgaria are also asked to condemn the Lukov March, reports the sofia globe.
The ecumenical patriarchate has elected a new metropolitan in Chicago. On 02/07/18 Fr. Nathanael Symeonides was elected in Constantinople. This is reported by the ecumenical patriarchate.
The Greek Community of Toronto, a non-profit organisation, representing 150.000 Orthodox Christians, press charges against the Greek Orthodox metropolitan of Toronto. The reason for the charges are misappropriation of funds, verbal and physical abuse by priests, as well as the installation of a priest who is charged with sexual assault offenses.
The construction company Skanska USA Building, Inc. stopped their involvement in the construction of the new Orthodox Church near the World Trade Center Memorial, Deezen reports. Reason for the halt are absent payments. After almost 3 years of construction work, a letter of Skanska has been released last week, informing its subcontractors of the contract termination, due to absent payment. Skanska regrets the current situation and colaborates with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to create alternatives and financing plans.
You flee a burning building and find a scared child. In the same room, there is a container labeled „1000 viable embryos“. You can save only one. Which one do you pick? This question is asked by journalist and author Patrick S. Tomlinson. He wants to demonstrate that the death of an embryo is not „infanticide“, as pro-life activists like to point out. Is this fair criticism?