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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 18, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In America's diverse culture, the notion of a civil war charged with religious conflict is hard to grasp. But religious identity has been present constantly in the antagonisms that have fragmented the Balkans for centuries--setting neighbor against neighbor, Muslims against Orthodox Christians, and Orthodox Christians against Western Christians, who are represented, at least symbolically in the current conflict, by NATO.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A passerby could easily miss the building, situated on a quiet side street in north Torrance. Yet, the faithful find their way to St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Church, drawn not so much by the location as by the language. St. Matthew is the only Orthodox church in the South Bay--and one of a very few in the Los Angeles area--that performs its services entirely in English. This distinction has a lot to do with the little church's success in recent years.
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