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2010-08-18 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter was released today by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association: August 18, 2010 Mr. Christopher O. Ward Executive Director The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey One Madison Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10010 Dear Mr. Ward, On behalf of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest and oldest membership-based association of American citizens of Greek heritage,...

2010-01-27 15:24:00

DETROIT, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 1910, the Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 707 E. Lafayette in downtown Detroit, is now beginning its 100th year of celebrations, services and historical family reunions. "Imagine Detroit's landscape in 1910 and our precious Greek immigrants who traveled to America for a better life, a brighter future and a safe haven for their families," said Father Athanas (Tom) George, Dean of the Cathedral. " Because we are now...

2009-07-08 15:24:56

Charity concerts were held in Moscow and across Russia Wednesday to mark the country's official Day of Married Love and Family Happiness. Moscow hosted concerts, crafts and other events aimed at orphans, newlyweds and elderly couples while Orthodox churches said special prayers for the well being of families and the country, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday. The holiday coincided with the Orthodox church's Peter and Fevronia Day, named for the patron saints of married couples. The family is a...

2008-09-19 06:00:20

By John Przybys By JOHN PRZYBYS REVIEW-JOURNAL One of the premier events on Southern Nevada's festival calendar returns this weekend when the 2008 Las Vegas Greek Food Festival again unveils its unique menu of food, fun and music. The festival runs today through Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. The annual family-oriented celebration offers Greek foods and pastries available both as full dinners and a la carte, live Greek bands, dancing, a Greek market, a fun...

2007-08-20 15:02:44

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 20 August: A brawl involving Orthodox believers and pagan fire-worshippers has taken place near the [foundations of the ruined] Desyatynna church in Kiev, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency learnt from the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. According to the press service, "people in embroidered clothes (ritual clothes of pagans) started assembling" towads the end of the service on Sunday [19...

2006-05-12 00:31:18

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad adopted a resolution on Thursday at a historic synod that would accept the Moscow Patriarch as its head after more than 80 years of bitter separation following the Communist revolution. The 135 delegates and top church officials at only the fourth All-Diaspora Council since 1920 adopted a recommendation calling for spiritual unity with the Moscow Patriarchate but administrative autonomy, church officials...

2006-05-10 20:53:59

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, long exiled in the United States, votes on Thursday on whether to embrace the Moscow-based church it left after the 1917 Communist revolution. For his part, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, Patriarch Alexiy II, is actively encouraging the Church Abroad -- which has bishops in the United States, Germany, Australia, Russia and elsewhere -- to end the long division. "There has also grown a...

2006-05-06 11:33:58

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After atheistic Communists seized power in Russia in 1917, exiles set up the Russian Orthodox church abroad, waiting for the day that worshipers could freely practice their faith back in the motherland. Now for only the fourth time since then, the exile church was set to open an All-Diaspora Council on Saturday to discuss whether the time has come, 15 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to reunify with the Moscow-based church that...

2006-04-05 06:34:34

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, who has dropped his title "patriarch of the West" to boost ties with Orthodox Christians, should scrap more terms tagged to his name if he wants real progress, a senior Russian Orthodox bishop has said. Papal titles such as "vicar of Jesus Christ" or "sovereign pontiff of the universal Church" were "unacceptable, even scandalous" for the Orthodox, Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev said in a statement published this week on his...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.