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Mar 9, 2019, 7:30 AM
St. Maximus the Confessor teaches that we find God as we comprehend His love for us and learn to love each other. Because God loves us, we can—indeed, we must—love others. And “the work of love,” the saint writes, is “the deliberate doing of good to one's neighbor.”
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Mar 6, 2019, 7:22 AM
The church is dark and silent. A glow begins to emanate from behind the iconostasis. The priest lifts up the candle and, in a voice that sounds like it is coming from the heavens, declares:
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Mar 1, 2019, 6:10 AM
Originally from the mountains between Syria and Lebanon, tabbouleh has become one of the most popular salads in the Middle East. Enjoy this tabbouleh recipe by George Saoma throughout Lent.
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Feb 28, 2019, 12:05 PM
“You woke us up from dreaming about success and helped us … take real actions,” said Athina, a small-business owner participating in IOCC’s business-mentoring program in Athens, Greece.
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Feb 28, 2019, 11:53 AM
When disaster damages a home, emergency response is only the beginning. Rebuilding and recovering can take years. IOCC’s Orthodox Action Teams, part of the US program, help meet immediate ...
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Feb 28, 2019, 11:28 AM
“Success in work is about trying the impossible to make the possible happen,” said Lusine, age 30. She and Gohar, 53, have just completed a vocational course in garment design and construction at the Social-Educational Center run by ...
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Feb 22, 2019, 1:20 PM
Without water, it’s impossible for humans to survive—let alone stay clean and healthy. So what happens if an area where water is already scarce suddenly sees its population spike?
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Jan 17, 2019, 10:54 AM
When Fawaz was 11, he went to work driving a tractor. He made a living this way for over 40 years, supporting a wife and family in their small Syrian village. They had a comfortable life, but as conflict sprea, Fawaz decided his family ...
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Jan 17, 2019, 10:31 AM
Before the breakup of Yugoslavia, Dragan (now 50) managed a hotel in Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina—a natural fit for his training in catering. But conflict changes everything, and it turned his family’s life upside-down....