Millions of Christians from Orthodox traditions celebrated the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ on Thursday, marking the day with festivals and blessing of water ceremonies.
Famous world leaders, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, observed the day as well, with the Russian leader taking part in a candle lit service at the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in Turginovo.
Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany on Jan. 6, according to the old Julian calendar, along with the birth of Christ a day later. more >>
The issue of gay marriage is threatening to split apart the Anglican Communion ahead of an important summit in Canterbury in England next week, with African and Asian leaders threatening to walk out on Archbishop Justin Welby.
Mail Online reported that Welby is preparing for a "make of break" effort at the summit in order to keep the Anglican churches together despite disagreements over homosexuality.
Although Welby and the Church of England have remained opposed to the legalization of gay marriage, a number of bishops within the Anglican Communion, including American church leaders as part of the Episcopal tradition, have backed the practice. more >>
A Catholic parish in Massachusetts will soon file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in the hopes of keeping open their church, which was closed several years ago by the Archdiocese.
Members of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church of Scituate have until March to send a writ of certiorari to the highest court in the land.
Jon Rogers, a spokesperson for the group Friends of Saint Frances, which is trying to keep the church from being closed, told The Christian Post that this is their latest legal effort out of many. more >>
Sometimes people become jaded by the failures of church leaders, causing them to want to leave the local assembly for good. But is it possible to turn one's back on the Church without essentially doing the same to Christ?
That's the question posed in last Wednesday's episode of the Ask John Piper audio series, where the Evangelical pastor tackles tough theological and pastoral issues.
To the proposition of leaving the Church, but not Christ, Piper offers a simple answer: "If you do that, you are walking away from Jesus." more >>
The Episcopal Church has announced that there will be an independent investigation conducted of the denomination following the suspension of three senior management officials.
Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry released a statement Friday noting that a firm was selected to conduct the investigation.
"I have today engaged a law firm to conduct an independent investigation of the concerns that led me to place three members of senior management on administrative leave last week," Curry said. more >>
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" isn't simply resonating with fans of the blockbuster movie franchise, it's reaching the pulpits and pews of churches across the U.S. and abroad this Christmas season, as believers spread the Gospel of Christ by highlighting parallels between the popular movie and the Bible.
Using "Star Wars" as a vehicle to connect people to Christ, New Jersey-based Liquid Church is going all out this Christmas season with a 60-minute "Star Wars"-themed "holiday experience," called Cosmic Christmas Eve.
The free event will feature a live "Star Wars" nativity scene complete with characters Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca. Visitors will be able to take a photo with "Darth Santa" and enjoy movie-related giveaways. more >>