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A Confession

Scott Cairns | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Scott Cairns

I have a confession, which I will make now, and as publically as I can. I acted, albeit briefly, like a bully this past weekend.

Sandra Birke: "In Dog We Trust"

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

2012-02-01-Birke_Sandra_InDogWeTrust_Guckstdu.jpg Inspired by the devotional imagery of the Orthodox Church, Sandra Birke< created her own set of icons. These icons form a series of twelve photographs entitled In Dog We Trust.

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

ISTANBUL — Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into chilly waters across southern and eastern Europe on Friday to retrieve crucifixes in cere...

From Russia Without Love

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jon O'Brien

There is no easy answer to demographic decline, and making abortion the scapegoat for decades of neglect to women's well-being will not help. Building a stronger society that supports women and children is the long, slow, sure road to a thriving Russia.

Should Women Be Allowed On Holy Mount Athos?

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Sasa Milosevic

For more than 1,000 years, in respect of a monastic tradition separating the sexes to allow them to focus on their spiritual tasks, women have been banned from Mount Athos. Time may no longer be on their side.

The Pure In Heart Shall See God

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.30.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

How do we go about having a pure heart? Jesus provides a clue. Keeping our hearts sound is key not only to seeing ourselves as we really are, but to seeing God.

Why Christ's Resurrection Matters

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.24.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

During Holy Week we follow the Passion, not to meditate on the violence done to Jesus nor to feel sorry for him, but to mourn our own weaknesses and sins.

Women Invite 'Drunk Idiots' With Immodest Dress Says Russian Priest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service A top official of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for an official dress code to encourage propriety...

Romania Witches Use Spells To Protest New Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGOSOIA, Romania (AP) -- Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you're not running Romania. (Scroll down for...

New Years Around The World: When And How Religions Celebrate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As we get ready to ring in 2011, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While th...

Report Finds Strong Growth In U.S. Orthodox Churches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service (RNS) America's Eastern Orthodox parishes have grown 16 percent in the past decade, in part because of a settl...

Ground Zero Orthodox Church Waits For New Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By NICOLE NEROULIAS Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Buried by falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks...

Why Russia Invaded Georgia: Payback Time From the Orthodox World to the West

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

American evangelicals invaded Russia with missionaries, said the Orthodox aren't "real Christians," and attacked their friends. Now we expect Russia to be logical about these matters and do what is good for business.