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Astoria Characters: The Rx Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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.

Rebel Monks Attack Court Officials With Petrol Bombs To Stop Eviction

AP | COSTAS KANTOURIS | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A group of monks on Greece's monastic sanctuary of Mount Athos who are facing eviction attacked court bailiffs with rocks...

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.

The Largest Epiphany Event In The Western Hemisphere

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Miami

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — In a spectacle repeated every Jan. 6 for more than a century, dozens of teenage boys set out from the stately Greek Ortho...

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.

Monks Brawl At Christian Holy Site In Jerusalem

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Israeli police rushed into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two clergyman after an argument between monks ...