10/17/2018
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

BROOKLYN – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has reinstated Archimandrite Gerasimos Makris as Presiding Priest of the Holy Cross Church in Brooklyn, from which he was removed in January. Neither Fr. Makris nor Archdiocesan Chancellor Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, responded to The National Herald’s request for comment prior to or since the reinstatement, except […]

10/13/2018
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

October 11, 2018, would have been Eric Iliff’s 37th birthday. We applaud his bravery in coming forward with the story of his abuse, and we mourn his untimely passing. We hope his family and friends find comfort in their memories of this very special young man. Eric has a tribute page on the SNAP (Survivors […]

10/12/2018
Author: Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, October 12 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office filed an appeal against a 14-year prison sentence given to Russian priest Gleb Grozovsky for sexual abuse against underage pupils of orthodox recreation camps, that had already become effective, RAPSI learnt Friday in the Supreme Court’s press service. Demands of Deputy Prosecutor General Leonid Korzhinek, […]

10/07/2018
Author: Yona Schnitzer

The Haifa district prosecutor’s office has closed the case against Father Gabriel Naddaf, an Arab-Israeli Greek-Orthodox priest who was accused of committing indecent sexual acts against three different victims. The case was closed due to lack of evidence. Naddaf had also been accused with obstruction of justice, following alleged attempts to get one of his […]

10/05/2018
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

According to the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Father Dean Panagos is now the presiding priest at Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Blue Point, New York. The parish belongs to the Archdiocesan District. The priest was placed on a three month sabbatical in the fall of 2017 by Metropolitan Methodios Tournas. […]

10/05/2018
Author: Revital Hovel

Father Gabriel Naddaf, known for his public campaign to get Christian Arabs to enlist in the Israeli army, had been accused of three cases of indecent acts The Haifa district prosecutor’s office has informed Father Gabriel Naddaf, an Israeli Greek Orthodox priest, that it has decided to close its investigation into suspicions that he had […]

09/14/2018
Author: Sarah McPhee

A decade after becoming a Russian Orthodox priest, Stanislav Vakhabov invited a 14-year-old boy from overseas to stay in his Sydney church flat, where he would be locked away and repeatedly sexually molested. The 36-year-old, also known as Father Christopher, was on Friday jailed for at least five years and seven months for the crimes […]

09/14/2018
Author: AAP

A decade after becoming a Russian Orthodox priest, Stanislav Vakhabov invited a 14-year-old boy from overseas to stay in his Sydney church flat, where he would be locked away and repeatedly sexually molested. The 36-year-old, also known as Father Christopher, was on Friday jailed for at least five years and seven months for the crimes […]

09/11/2018
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Pokrov.org recently learned that John Smyrni, the Holy Cross student who was expelled from the seminary in 2012, was made a deacon on March 26th of this year in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. He is now known as Deacon Gregory. The former seminarian was removed from the school shortly prior to graduation […]

08/11/2018
Author: AP

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people in May at a Houston-area high school. Greek-American Dimitrios Pagourtzis was formally indicted on charges that include capital murder of multiple persons. Under Texas law, capital murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison […]