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Χρίστος Ανέστη! Christ is Risen!

Come receive the light!


WTF is Jared Kushner in on this briefing?

I guess for the same reason the whole clown car is there.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: Holy Eparchial Synod Communique March 31, 2020

Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Information: Press Office
Tel: (212) 570-3530

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


NEW YORK – On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Holy Eparchial Synod convened via teleconference, in order to be informed and to discuss significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America, and unanimously decided the following:

1. Following detailed presentations on the financial effects of the spread of coronavirus and taking into account the ongoing efforts to minimize expenses, the Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod will offer 20% of their wages for the next three months towards the financial support of the Holy Archdiocese.

2. At the request of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Synod approved the sacred service of Holy Supplication (Paraklesis) for the protection, health and salvation of the people from the dangerous pandemic, which was recently compiled with by His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Rhodes. Additionally, the Synod commissioned the V. Rev. Archimandrite Spyridon Kezios with the task to complete an English translation of the service. Consequently, it is decided that this sacred service will also be made available in a video format and posted on the internet for the spiritual benefit of the people.

3. It was decided to include the following two petitions in “The Litany of Peace” of the Divine Liturgy and the other sacred services:

“For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger and distress, and from the peril of the coronavirus against us, let us pray to the Lord.”

“For our brethren, those who lead the fight against the coronavirus, the doctors, the medical workers and the scientists, let us pray to the Lord.”

4. It was decided that the National Clergy-Laity Congress be postponed for one year, and that it will be rescheduled to a date and place to be announced in the near future.



House Judiciary Committee says Barr has agreed to testify

Source: Axios

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday sent Attorney General Bill Barr a letter confirming he will testify before the panel on March 31st.

Why it matters: The letter comes after President Trump acknowledged in a tweet that Barr had personally overruled career prosecutors to lower the sentencing recommendation for his associate Roger Stone. Democrats in Congress have demanded the intervention be investigated for political interference.

What they're saying: Democrats on the committee wrote that they plan to address a "pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raise significant concerns." These include:

The removal of former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu, who oversaw the prosecutions of Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.
The "intake process" Barr said he has established for Rudy Giuliani to send the Justice Department information he has gathered about the Bidens in Ukraine.
The decision to overrule prosecutors in the Stone case.
Read the letter.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/bill-barr-house-judicairy-roger-stone-05770fbc-f3d9-4234-adcc-0dbfff1b8a75.html
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