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Astoria Characters: The Man Who Clothes Cathedrals

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The cane, shiny like a sword, doesn't bother Konstantinos Pylarinos that much. He's learned to shuffle slowly with it on one side and his daughter Penny on the other.

Jonathan Jackson on Converting to Orthodox Christianity

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2016 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

We became instant friends because we had so much in common: we both love God and Jesus Christ, work in film and television, he's also an author, love music -- he performs and I listen, and we both recently converted to Christian Orthodoxy and love Church.

Prince Michael of Greece: 'Greeks Don't Like People in Power'

Alain Elkann | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Alain Elkann

Greece is the heart of Europe. I find the existence of the euro modern and practical. Since we have had the euro the cost of life went up, but we need to be in Europe.

Inspiration and Wisdom From Greece With the Challenge of ALS

Father Sophronios | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Father Sophronios

My name is Father Sophronios and I am a Greek Orthodox monk living with (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) ALS for the past five years on the island of Crete in Greece. I want to share with you some of my experiences.

It's All Greek to Me: What It Means to Celebrate Orthodox Easter

Alexandra Popken | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

Growing up with a Catholic father and Greek-Orthodox mother, I just assumed everyone celebrated two Easters. You can only imagine my confusion when I learned that I was the only kid in my second grade class who observed two different Easters.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Astoria Characters: The Rx Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.24.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When he hears it, he knows he's home. Home is City View Pharmacy, the business he founded nearly a decade ago in a building that's old enough to be his grandfather.

Saint Philothei: 16th Century Martyr, 21st Century Role Model

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

By imitating Christ, following His commandments and being a selfless almsgiver, Saint Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens provides faith, hope and love to the faithful 400 years after her death and serves as a true role model.

Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer: A True Martyr

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The term martyr is often misused in modern discourse. A martyr is not one who chooses to die; rather, it is when one involuntarily - but without hesitation - suffers torment at the hands of others because of a public declaration or confession of faith, that they genuinely receive the crown of martyrdom.

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

Freedom, Journalism & Religion: How Safe a Mix?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is it safe to mix freedom, journalism and religion in today's Arab world? Mention those three topics together and you're likely to start a riot - or a...

The Benefits of Going Vegetarian, Greek-Style, for 200 Days a Year

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Elena Paravantes RD

Religion aside, this pattern of eating can be healthy (and cheap) for anyone who wants to move away from meat as a main course and go vegetarian.

(R)evolution in Literature: Kyriacos Markides and the Hieros Gamos

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

All paths lead to the same place -- the truth. Never has this been more apparent than in Markides delivery of his compassionate sociological perspective to writing about his Eastern Orthodox faith.

Middle East Christians Vie For Religious Freedom In Qatar, Egypt

Journalism Boot Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Journalism Boot Camp

The estimated 175,000 Christians in Qatar are cautiously building the foundation to practice their faith within this conservative country in the Muslim world.