The Destruction of Smyrna

In 1922 the Turks burnt the great city of Smyrna to the ground. A countless number of Christians were roasted alive in this the first Holocaust of modern times.

In this program, Marjorie Housepian Dobkin, the author of the book, "Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of a City", is interviewed for a full hour. The program has been divided up into four 15 minutes segments.

This program was recorded before the construction of the 3 camera TV studio. Out of necessity, GOCTV taped this program using only a 2 camera setup.


Part I


Part II


Part III


Part IV

Orthodox Awareness

Bartholomew Prays at Iftar

Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after sunset.

We report the following unchanged as it was published:

"The leaders of the Armenian, Roman, Jewish and Syrian communities of Turkey sat around the fasting Iftar dinner in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul." Read more...

Missions

Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...