March 27, 2001 |
A nun was found stabbed and beaten to death at the Eastern Orthodox Church school in Kendall where she lived and worked, and an 18-year-old monk confessed to the slaying, police said. Mykhaylo Kofel, a Ukrainian belonging to the Byzantine Monastic Order of the Eastern Orthodox Church, was jailed without bail on charges of murder and burglary. The nude body of Sister Michelle Lewis, 39, was found at Holy Cross Academy, which shares its campus with the monastery.
October 23, 1991 |
The Eastern Orthodox Church elevated Metropolitan Bartholomeos to patriarch to succeed Patriarch Dimitrios I, who died Oct. 2. Patriarch Bartholomeos I, 51, played a key role with Dimitrios I to broaden contacts with re-emerging churches in East Europe. He will preside over 14 autonomous churches, including those of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia. He also is head of the Australian Eastern Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church of North and South America.
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July 19, 1986 |
The Ecumenical Patriarchate says it expects permission soon from the Turkish government to rebuild the delapidated, old center of the world's 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians. Patriarch Dimitrios, "first among equals" of Eastern Orthodox leaders in various countries, now works with his staff in cramped, crumbling stone buildings. Relations between the Eastern Orthodox church and Turkish authorities have been strained over the years.
June 17, 1994
We found the Los Angeles Times' note accompanying Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" last week (which concerned John Boswell's book, "Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe") to be highly misleading in implying that the same-sex union ceremony uncovered by Professor Boswell was primarily a phenomenon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the early Christian era, there was no clear division between the Eastern and Roman branches of the Christian Church. Professor Boswell shows that the same-sex ceremony was practiced throughout Europe and, in fact, he found the largest number of early manuscript copies in Italy--with no less than eight copies in the Vatican itself.
June 2, 1994
While informative, your May 5 article, "Small But Growing Orthodox Church Needs Larger Home," requires clarification. As an Orthodox Catholic of Greek heritage, it was difficult muddling through distorted Roman church history to discover and appreciate my own faith. Contrary to the Western world's belief, all roads do not lead to Rome. It should be noted that the three great faiths of the world--Islam, Judaism and Christianity--all originated in the east. In the early years of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, the church was administered by the five historic patriarchal centers: Jerusalem (where it all began)
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April 23, 1995 |
Holding a red-dyed Easter egg, Eve Tibbs, 40, will crack it against another held by a family member. "Christ is risen," the Yorba Linda woman then will say. And her counterpart will answer, "Truly he is risen." The eggshell represents the tomb of Christ. The red color denotes his blood. And the yolk symbolizes his Resurrection. This tradition is part of Easter Sunday celebrations for many of the tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians in Orange County.