Eastern Orthodox Church

FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, a construction worker walks in front of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York. Work on the Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza has been temporarily suspended by the construction company. It comes amid financial difficulties and questions over how funds have been managed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 27, 2017 - 2:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Construction has been temporarily suspended on a Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. A statement on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America says the stoppage was ordered by the construction company. Construction company Skanska USA said Tuesday...
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FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, a construction worker walks in front of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York. Work on the Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza has been temporarily suspended by the construction company. It comes amid financial difficulties and questions over how funds have been managed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 26, 2017 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed. The St. Nicholas National Shrine next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza was to...
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December 25, 2017 - 4:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels have agreed on a major prisoner exchange. Separatist leaders and a Ukrainian government representative said in televised comments on Monday that they would exchange prisoners on Wednesday. They spoke after a meeting in Moscow mediated by the...
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In this undated video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television via APTN in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) operatives detain a suspected member of the Islamic State group's cell in St. Petersburg, Russia. The FSB said Friday the suspects were plotting a suicide bombing and a series of other explosions in the city's busiest areas this coming weekend. (Russian Federal Security ServiceAP video via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 3:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA...
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Orthodox protesters hold portraits and icons of of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, as they protest the release of the movie "Matilda," outside the Mariinsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. About 20 Orthodox believers have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina. They gathered outside the Mariinsky Theater where “Matilda” was shown Monday to a selected audience ahead of its release this week. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
October 23, 2017 - 1:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 20 Orthodox believers in Russia have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. They gathered outside the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, where "Matilda" was shown Monday to a selected audience ahead...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged...
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The National September 11 Memorial and Museum are set for a memorial service, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in New York. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 11, 2017 - 9:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony. About a thousand 9/11 family members, survivors, rescuers and officials were gathered as the...
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In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, the St. Nicholas National Shrine, center, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. It is replacing a tiny Greek Orthodox church that was crushed by the Trade Center's south tower during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2017 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine, designed by...
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In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, the St. Nicholas National Shrine, center, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. It is replacing a tiny Greek Orthodox church that was crushed by the Trade Center's south tower during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2017 - 12:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape across from the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine will...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, an Orthodox protester holds up a sign reading "Stop Matilda" during a protest against the release of a movie depicting a liaison of Russia's last czar in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Culture Ministry says that a controversial historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release. "Matilda," which is about Nicholas II's relationship with Matilda Kshesinskaya, has drawn virulent criticism from some Orthodox believers and hard-line nationalists, who see it as blasphemy against the emperor, glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for its ban. "Matilda," which describes Nicholas II's relationship with Matilda...
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