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Archive for the 'Orthodox Church' Category

-The Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A cross was placed a week ago upon the top of a new dome rising up at Ground Zero in NY City. It is about time. When the World Trade Center buildings went down on September 11, 2001, a tiny Greek Orthodox church- St. Nicholas was destroyed in their wake. After a lengthy battle with […]

-Russian Orthodox Church Fully Supports Putin’s ‘Holy War’ in Syria

Friday, November 27th, 2015

(Russian Orthodox Cross) While churches in the West usually oppose any kind of war, leaders in the Russian Orthodox Church not only support Putin’s intervention in Syria but look upon it as a ‘Holy War’ to save the Middle Eastern Christians which make up 10% of the population in Syria.  Here’s the story from the […]

-Head of Ukraine Church Says Putin Broke 3 of the 10 Commandments in Crimea Invasion

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

(Patriarch Filaret Denysenko: Religious Information Service of Ukraine) Here’s an interesting perspective on the Ukraine/Crimea invasion from the leader of the Ukrainian church. Definitely not something you might run across in the secularized Western press.  The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in an address last week condemned Russia’s attack and annexation of Crimea saying […]

-Putin: World Leaders Should Unite to End Christian Persecution

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

               (Putin with Russian Church leaders: Wikipedia) In a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week Russian President Vladimir Putin actually said some things that I agree with. He noted that religious minorities, Christians in particular, were being persecuted around the world (especially in the Middle East and in North Africa) and voiced […]

-Greek Orthodox Church Finally Gets OK to Rebuild at Ground Zero

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) New York City: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed on 9/11/01 by falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers. Church leaders finally reached an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Friday (Oct. 14) to rebuild at Ground Zero. Ten years have come and […]

-Rally To Rebuild ‘Ground Zero’ Church

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Yes, ‘Ground Zero’ Church!  Most folks are unaware that a church across the street from the World Trade Center was also destroyed on 9/11/01. Many have heard about the ‘Ground Zero’ mosque being built several blocks away but St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was actually at ‘Ground Zero’ and had been that location since 1916. […]