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IOCC and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Help Peloponnese Farmers Recover Their Productivity

Monday, December 29, 2008
Baltimore, MD - International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announces a new program that will help farmers in Greece's Peloponnese region to significantly increase their production yield. Through a $1.3 million grant from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and other supporters, IOCC will construct a soil lab in the Peloponnese to help farmers analyze the condition of their soil and water in order to determine what crops to cultivate and what kinds of fertilizers to use. Read more...

SCOBA Mourns the Passing Of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia

Friday, December 05, 2008
New York, NY - The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, notes with great sorrow the falling asleep in the Lord of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. Read more...

U.S. Ambassador Praises IOCC's Assistance to Peloponnese Fire Department Through Grant From Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Thursday, December 04, 2008
Baltimore, Maryland (IOCC) - An official ceremony to celebrate the delivery of fire shelters, provided by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) through a $118,000 grant by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to the Pyrgos, Greece fire department Read more...

Visit of His Grace Bishop IRINEJ to Pennsylvania In Support of IOCC

Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Baltimore, MD) At a recent Vespers service at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Steelton, Pennsylvania, his Grace Bishop Irinej (of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church) reminded parishioners of the words of St. John Chrysostom that "Feeding the hungry is a greater miracle than raising the dead." Read more...

His Grace Bishop Irinej Rallies Orthodox Faithful on Behalf of Kosovo

Monday, December 01, 2008
Bishop Irinej is rallying American Orthodox faithful on behalf of families living in the isolated enclaves of Kosovo. "I'm letting people know the daily reality for children in Kosovo is to go to school under armed escort," said the Serbian American bishop who is originally from Ohio and was once an IOCC employee. Read more...

Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth Elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, His Grace, Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth was elected Archbishop of Washington and New York and Metropolitan of All America and Canada at the 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America. Read more...

SCOBA and SCOOCH Hierarchs Celebrate 8th Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
New York, NY - On Thursday, October 30th, Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) celebrated the 8th Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations. His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern), welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), the Chairman of SCOBA, Read more...

The Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds its 75th Meeting

Friday, November 07, 2008
NEW YORK CITY - The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation examined the international dialogue's "Ravenna Document" and continued its study of primacies and synodality in the Church at its 75th meeting, October 23-25, at the Manoir d'Youville in Chateauguay, Quebec. Read more...

Families from South Ossetia Apprehensive About Resettlement Plans

Wednesday, November 05, 2008
For the 42 families taking refuge in the School for Blind Children in downtown Tbilisi, the one advantage to their location is that the Sheraton hotel next door provides food. Leftover hotel food is a welcome break from pasta and buckwheat, their sole sustenance provided by major aid organizations. Read more...

IOCC in Georgia: Displaced Families Facing Harsh Winter

Monday, October 27, 2008
"We feel cut off up here," says Nanna, carrying her small son on her lap. "It is cold and we cannot properly care for our children." She and her husband were farmers in the village of Kemerti in South Ossetia, and like many who were displaced by this summer's fighting between Russian and Georgian forces, they fled with little more than the clothes on their backs. Read more...
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