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August 16, 2018
The Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church is an ancient Church that separated from Holy Orthodoxy over the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in 451. It is...
August 13, 2018
This important article confirms the accuracy of the statement issued on August 4 by Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon Aktouarios, which said in part:...
August 11, 2018
This incident involves just one individual Christian, but it is not an isolated occurrence. Christians in Pakistan are all too frequently targeted...
August 8, 2018
This Associated Press article is about Protestant churches in China, but when it says that “the crackdown on Christianity is part of a broader...
August 4, 2018
NEW YORK (August 4, 2018): The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, regrets the pressure that the Turkish government has...
August 3, 2018
We reported on the church closures in Algeria on July 18. The Order applauds this statement from the UN Human Rights Committee and hopes that the...
August 2, 2018
Holy Orthodoxy has a three-hundred year history in China, with the first Orthodox Christians coming into the country in 1685. The Church grew slowly...
August 2, 2018
On July 27, we reported that President Trump had threatened sanctions on Turkey if Pastor Brunson was not released; now the U.S. government has...
August 2, 2018
There has been a significant number of conversions to Holy Orthodoxy in Rwanda in recent years. But this story makes clear that the Rwandan...
July 29, 2018
Christians, including a tiny minority of around 35,000 Orthodox Christians, make up about 85 percent of Ugandans. Despite their making up the...
July 27, 2018
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, applauds this statement from the President. It is needed not only in...
July 26, 2018
There are roughly 300,000 Christians in Iran. Most of them are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, an ancient Church that broke off communion...
July 26, 2018
It is good that Pastor Brunson has been allowed to leave prison for health reasons, but Secretary of State Pompeo is correct: “We welcome long...
July 26, 2018
The persecution of Christians is not always a matter of violence. In some instances it takes the form of peaceful attempts to hinder the practice of...
July 23, 2018
“There are at least approximately 3000 pending applications from churches that still need to be examined by the government commission set up to...
July 18, 2018
For many months the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has been calling attention to the plight of Pastor...
July 18, 2018
Christianity in India traces its origin to St. Thomas the Apostle, who traveled there with the message of the Gospel after the Resurrection of our...
July 18, 2018
In the early centuries of Christianity, the area that is modern-day Algeria was a center of Latin-speaking Orthodoxy. North Africa was the home of...
July 14, 2018
Pakistan is home to over two million Christians, all of whom face the daily risk of persecution and harassment. A small number of these Christians...
July 11, 2018
We are in prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt as they are persecuted for their faith in our Lord and...