What Did Pope Francis Say About Orthodox Church? – Catholic Online

Iraqi Cthlc Ldr 2 West: If They Kill Us All, Will U Do Something? – Prvm

A Word From the Ukrainian Barricades – George Weigel, Nat. Review

Ecumenism w/ Orthodox Near to Pope’s Heart – Cath. News Agency

How I Became Orthodox – Herman Tristram Englehardt, Mystagogy

Keeping Faith in the City – Fr. John Peck, Journey to Orthodoxy

What Is Hell Like? – Again and Again


Ukraine, EU Trade Talks Suspended Amidst Rallies – CBC

Dispelling Myths About Russ. Orth. Church & Contemporary Events – Prv

On Maidan – Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, The Raven

Divided Ukraine Roiled By Protest, Love-Hate w/ Mother Russia – CBC

Do Faith to Have Faith – Glory to God Fo All Things

30th Anniversary Repose of Fr. A. Schmemann – S. Dank, MONKROCK

How Did the Church Determine Christ Was Born on the 25th? – Mystgy


Ukrainian Orthodox leaders back anti-government protests – CWN

Francis & Patriarch Sidrak Concelebrate Mass for Middle East Peace – VI

Catholics & Orthodox Unite in Call for Peace in the Middle East – CNA

Pope: East’n Patriarchs Are Watchful Guardians of Xstian Unity – CNA

When Pentecostalism Met Orthodoxy – Rod Dreher, Russian Orthdx Blggr

Surprised By Sacraments – Dale M. Coulter, First Things

Attack on Cairo Church Draws Widespread Condemnation – EWTN News

Syria: Video of Muslim Cleric Smashing Mary – Fr. Z’s Blog


Met. Philip’s Impassioned Letter to Obama – Byzantine, Texas

Pope Francis Urges Egyptians to “Be Strong, Do Not Fear!” – CNA

Bishop: Christians Should Take Up Arms In Syria – Pravmir

Glimpses of Orthodox Faith and Life: In the World, Not of the World – Prv.

A Christian’s Perpetual Battle – Mystagogy

An-Nahar on Syrian Christian Refugees – Notes on Arab Orthodoxy

Christmas Present Suggestion: The Scent of Holiness – LFaM


Elder PorfiriosElder Porphyrios and the Hippies – John Sanidopoulos, Mystagogy

Kiev Protesters See Potent Ally Under a Spire – The Raven

Scientific Research Says Fasting Decreases Risk of Alzheimers – OrtNrw

Humanity’s Need For the Incarnation – Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted’s Blog

Dealing With a Secularized Christmas – Pravmir.com

Ransom a Christian For $200K – Rod Dreher, Russian Orthodox Blogger

Syrian Rebels Demand Hostage Swap for Kidnapped Nuns – Pravmir.com


Saint Catherine of AlexandriaThe Saint Who Is Venerated by both Catholics & the Orthodox – Ed West

Turkish Islamists & The Hagia Sophia – Rod Dreher, Russian Orthdx Blggr

Pope to Patriarch: Christians Must Cooperate – Carol Glatz, The Cthl Hrld

Turkey Must Apologize to Armenians before Centennial – Asbarez.com

Turkey: Major Byzantine Monastery to Become Mosque – Cthlc World Nws

The Crisis Facing Christians in Egypt – Robin Harris, The Catholic Herald

Patriarchs of the Orient Come to Benedict XVI “as Pilgrims” – TEF


Coat of Arms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of ConstantinoplePp. Francis Expresses Hope for Catholic-Orthodox Unity – K. Lenartowick

The Feast of St. Saba – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

Patriarch Kirill Calls for Revised Translation of Russian Bible – Ct Wr Nw

Syrian Bishop Says Nuns’ Kidnapping Shocked Christians – Cnd. Wooden

Syrian Orthodox Nuns Moved to Islamist-Held Town – The Catholic Herald

Pope Calls on Catholics to Pray for Nuns Kidnapped in Syria – C. Wooden

For Gregory III, Syria’s Greek-Catholic Church has 3 True Martyrs – F.N.


The Most Interesting Theologian in the World – Eclectic Orthodoxy

Islamists Kidnap Nuns – Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

Terrorists Backed By Our Govt. Abduct 12 Nuns – Fr. John Whiteford

Pope, Mufti of Lebanon Call For Nuns’ Release – NOAO

Catholics May Rethink Sacraments for Divorced, Remarried – Ad Orntm

Christmas and Xmas – Again and Again

Learning To Sit at Christ’s Feet and Hear His Words – ACW

Visual Heresy: Imaging God the Father in Art – Byzantine TX

Nun Efpraxia: Ask and You Shall Receive – Lessons From a Monastery


Famed Sermon by Met. Andrey Sheptytsky Classified as Extremist – CC

Ukrainians Protest at Lack of EU Deal – The Tablet

Pope Encourages Ukrainian Catholics to Work For Unity – Cath Cultr

Ukr. Cath. Leader Sees Growth of “Bottom-Up” Ecumenism – Cath Cultr

Metropolitan Hilarion on Atheism – Orthodoxy and Recovery

Sermon on Skeptical Biblical Scholarship – Fr. John Whiteford

One of the Ways Priests Are Healed – Good Guys Wear Black

Historical and Contemporary Holiness – Again and Again


Beautiful EF MassThe Traditional Mass & the Christian East – Joseph Shaw, NLM

Putin’s Meeting with Pp. Francis Lasted Longer Than Planned – InterFax

Orthodox Organization & Other Paradoxes – Rod Dreher

Black Byzantine Rite Vestments – Ben Yanke, New Liturgical Movement

Orthodox Architecture & Iconography & Fine Art Painting – And. Gould

Turks Want Hagia Sophia to Become Mosque; Greece Reacts – CWN

Islamists Attack Syria Monastery with Giant Jesus Statue – The Epn Flw


Signs in a Congregation that a Leader Is Covert Narcissist – GGWB

We Have a Married Priest Now – M. Goorchenko, The Devout Life

Explanation For Tears of St. Michael in Rhodes? – Mystagogy

John Paul II and the New Hesychasts – East. Cath. Spiritual Renewal

Putin to Discuss Syrian Peace Process with Pope Francis – Pravmir

Liturgy on Birthday of Patriarch Kirill – Ad Orientem

Ancient – Present Prayer – Rich Wollan

The Sabbath -  Fr. Peter Michael-Preble

Chaplain Runs Marathon In Cassock – Journey to Orthodoxy


God Is Not Odin, Zeus, Marduk – Eclectic Orthodoxy

Summit of the Heads of the Eastern Churches – News.va

The Politics of the Cup – Glory to God For All Things

God Calls On UGCC to Be Witnesses of Unity – Ukr. Cath. Univ.

How Can God Forgive Those Who Commit Horrible Crimes? – Fr. J. W.

Having Patience Versus Being Patient – Orthodoxy and Recovery

Fight the Good Fight of Faith – The Inner Kingdom