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July 5, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Laurence Mancuso, a founder of the New Skete Monastery near Albany, N.Y., who helped establish the monks' unusual ministry of breeding and training German shepherd dogs, has died. He was 72. Mancuso died June 10 in a hospital near his home in Natick, Mass., of complications from a fall, his brother Norman Mancuso said. Father Mancuso lived with his brother after retiring from the monastery in 2000. He had been the superior-abbot.
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August 10, 2002 | JAY REEVES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Rev. Benedict Tallant seems like a typical Alabama preacher with his GMC pickup truck and slow drawl, yet the three-armed cross and onion-shaped copper dome on his little brick church stand out in the Bible Belt. Tallant--Father Benedict to parishioners--is pastor of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, the oldest patriarchal Russian congregation in the South. Just as Roman Catholic churches report to the pope in Rome, tiny St.
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August 12, 1995 | From Religion News Service
The vast, cave-like interior of the unfinished St. Sava Cathedral echoes with sporadic hammering. Construction on the squat, concrete dome, which one day will be the largest Christian Orthodox Church in the Balkans, has been slowed by shortages and funding problems--a consequence of the U.N. embargo against the former Yugoslavia. "This is the very spot where 400 years ago, Turks burned the relics of St.
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December 10, 1994 | From Religion News Service
Eastern Orthodox denominations in North America, long divided by ethnicity and language, took a major step toward unity Thursday, pledging to work toward formation of a united church. "We want the American public to know that the Orthodox have come of age, and we are going to act as one united church," said Archbishop Iakovos, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church and the senior Orthodox leader in the United States.
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December 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
In the 1950s, the National Council of Churches, with mainline Protestantism enjoying an Indian summer of prosperity, was a prime mover in defining the moral-religious agenda of the nation. Today, a council weakened by the malaise in mainline denominations needs to cooperate with other religious groups to hope for any influence.
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September 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The bad news is continuing, though in smaller doses, for several U.S. mainline Protestant denominations where the membership decline that began in the mid-1960s continued through 1988, according to the latest "Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches." Roman Catholics and more conservative denominations, on the other hand, recorded gains in membership in 1988. Both gains and losses were small, with figures hovering around 1% of the 1987 membership.
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September 28, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
From the tumult in the Soviet Union, the Russian Orthodox Church has emerged as a visible and powerful force, overcoming seven decades of communism that sought to write God's obituary. During the hard-liners' attempted coup in August, priests handed out the New Testament to resisters and soldiers while affixing icons of Jesus Christ to tanks and barricades in Moscow. When the outcome of the coup was still in doubt, church Patriarch Alexei II demanded that detained Soviet President Mikhail S.
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April 9, 1988 | MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press
Her family jewels are gone and her castle is Communist property, but Romania's Princess Ileana has found peace in a monastery here in rural Pennsylvania. The 79-year-old princess, known as the Rev. Mother Alexandra, is one of 12 nuns who share food, work and prayers in the Romanian Orthodox cloister. She was the founder of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, the first English-speaking Orthodox monastery in the United States.
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May 1, 1986 | MIKE WYMA, Wyma is a Toluca Lake free - lance writer
On Saturday night at 11:30, the celebration of Christ's resurrection will begin in a darkened Van Nuys church. Flowers and vestments, which have been purple throughout the week, will be white. At midnight, Father John Bartke will enter St. Michael's Orthodox Church carrying a single burning candle. He will invite parishioners to receive Christ by lighting their candles from his. This done, the congregation will file out a side exit to reassemble at the front door.
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