Author: Barbara Dorris

A Holiday Message from Barbara Dorris, Executive Director of SNAP, The Survivors Network I don’t know about you, but that thought of going to the mall to shop is enough to make me cry. I have found the most wonderful solution, Amazon Smile. I order everything from toothpaste to computers on Amazon Smile and it […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools. Donations can be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in […]

Author: Staff

Prosecutor of the notorious so-called Cyanide Case, Jarji Tsiklauri, has claimed that the Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili is biased. The case involves clergyman Giorgi Mamaladze, who was given a nine-year sentence for the attempted murder of the Patriarch’s secretary. The Prosecutor’s statement came after Nanuashvili’s report on the high-profile case, which reads that despite the […]

Author: Staff

The man denies his guilt. Court of Belarusian town of Vitebsk has sentenced Russian priest Nikolai Kireev to 5 years and 6 months in a colony over trading in prostitution. According to investigators, Nikolai Kireev, 39, was going to transfer two women from Vitebsk to Russia in August 2017 in order to engage them in […]

Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America appointed Fr. Luke Melackrinos to the Holy Trinity parish of Sioux City in Iowa. He will assume his full pastoral duties on November 19. The parish belongs to the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Chicago, which is currently vacant after the death of Metropolitan Iakovos. […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

October 11, 2017, would have been Eric Iliff’s 36th 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 […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Barbara Blaine, Founder and former President of SNAP, the Survivors Network, has passed away following a recent cardiac event. She will be remembered for her tireless efforts on behalf of abuse survivors around the world. Barbara may be gone, but her contributions will not be forgotten and the work she began will be continued.

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Pokrov.org is saddened to report the passing of Paul Cromidas on August 20, 2017. Paul was a tireless champion for those who experienced the horror of institutionalized child abuse, and he contributed many articles to this website. He was a very special man indeed, and he will be much missed.

Author: Staff

CROMIDAS, Paul Paul Cromidas, 86, departed this life August 20, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, after months of declining health. He was born in Worcester, MA, to Astor and Caliope Cromidas. He later lived in Bucks County, PA, and has been a resident of Dallas since 1975. Paul earned an undergraduate degree from Clark University, and […]

Author: Staff

His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia of Georgia’s previously reported planned surgery was successfully performed today in Germany. “The operation was successfully completed,” his attending doctor from the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic told Rustavi2. His Holiness was flown to Germany after complications following kidney stones. He underwent laparoscopic gallbladder surgery this morning. Various hierarchs and clergy arrived both […]