03/28/2019
Author: Simon Dennerly

The findings get a lot more concerning since the last article based on an investigation into the practices of recruitment of Anglican clergy by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia’s (ROCOR) Western Rite Vicariate (WRV). ROCOR has a fraught history of recruiting questionable individuals and groups in its efforts to expand, and now they […]

03/20/2019
Author: Rich Kirby

One of the priests served eight years at St. Anthony’s in Danbury ANBURY, CT — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $3.55 million to five men who claim in lawsuits they were sexually abused as children by priests, the News-Times is reporting. The Rev. Larry Jensen, former spiritual director of the […]

03/13/2019
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Today, March 13, 2019, is the 12th anniversary of Eric Iliff’s tragic death. 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 […]

02/16/2019
Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Abuse survivors in New York and New Jersey who are beyond the statute of limitations will now have an opportunity to hold their abusers, as well as those who enabled them, accountable. The New York Child Victims Act was signed into law on February 14, 2019. The bill allows victims up until age 28 to […]

02/05/2019
Author: Thea Morrison

The family of Father Giorgi Mamaladze, who was arrested in February 2017 and charged with planning a murder and ordered to nine years in prison in September, has launched protests and set up tents at the Patriarchate of Georgia, asking for the Eucharist for the archpriest. Brother of the cleric, Tornike Mamaladze, says that the […]

12/16/2018
Author: Melissa Klein

The #churchtoo nuns who’ve become on-line warriors against sexual misconduct in the Greek Orthodox church were allegedly abused by a Brooklyn priest — and then threatened by church officials for reporting him, a report said. The whistle-blowing Long Island nuns, whose names are being withheld by The Post, were warned they’d be exiled to Greece, […]

12/12/2018
Author: Staff

BROOKLYN – “I’m happy I’m back in my church, and I never bothered them,” Fr. Gerasimos Makris said outside Holy Cross Church in Bay Ridge on December 9 when asked about allegations of “inappropriate” contact with two women, the New York Post reported. As The National Herald reported, the Archdiocese of America reinstated Archimandrite Makris at […]

12/10/2018
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

NEW YORK – Abbess  Foteini and nun Theonymfi have temporarily left the All Saints Monastery located in Calverton, New York. On October 9, 2018, their lawyer, G. Michael Stewart (“Mr. Stewart”), sent a letter to the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology where they both studied, as well as to the Greek Orthodox […]

12/12/2018
Author: Presbyter Christopher Xanthos

Dear Editor and Staff of The National Herald, A most unjust and heinous persecution has been unleashed by the principalities and rulers of the darkness of this age against a most righteous, humble and honorable priest. In Proverbs we read, “The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through wisdom the righteous will be […]

12/12/2018
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

BOSTON.- Abbess Foteini and Sister Theonymphi, nuns at the All Saints Monastery in Calverton, NY on Long Island had notified the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America verbally and also in writing that their spiritual father, Archimandrite Gerasimos Makris, had sexually abused them. They allege that they had been berated, threatened, and intimidated by Archdiocesan officials […]