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Pan-Orthodox Synod Cemes- 12/2/16 DEACONESSES, ORDINATION OF WOMEN AND ORTHODOX THEOLOGY: PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE CENTER OF ECUMENICAL, MISSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES “METROPOLITAN PANTELEIMON PAPAGEORGIOU”, Edited by Petros Vassiliadis Moschos Goutzioudis Eleni Kasselouri - Xatzivassiliadi, CEMES PUBLICATIONS Thessaloniki 2016. This book is about the admission of women into the sacramental diaconal priesthood of the Christian Church. Its ...

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Natalia Ostozhieva - Pilgrimage Dept. of the Simferopol & Crimea Diocese (Russian Orthodox Church) - OCP News Service- 12/2/16 Dear beloved Faithful, We are ready with the schedule of one-day pilgrimages to the Crimea for 2017. You can see them on the website: http://pilgrimage.su/russian-version/raspisanie-odnodnevnyh-palomnicheskih-poezdok.html   (the information is in Russian) We have almost completed multi-day summer programs pilgrimage and vacation in ...

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/12/16 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian pilgrims. This ...

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Funeral rite and burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar

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Chruch of Serbia- 12/2/16 +Memory Eternal + Monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj was a place of a gathering of bishops, priests and monks, not only of the Serbian Orthodox Church but also from other local Orthodox Churches, relatives, friends, admirers of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, as well as of the faithful people from all parts of ...

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Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate

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Church if Serbia - 2/12/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Archimandrite Gervasios Pantopoulos and his associates from the Diakonia for aid to the poor and the imprisoned on 25 November 2016. This great friend of the Serbian people, who had been some time earlier awarded with the order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree, visited ...

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A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope […]

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Supreme Court Hears First Indigenous Religious Freedom Claim

December 1, 2016 News
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EFC – 1/12/16 Christian Legal Fellowship and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada intervene in support of religious freedom in Ktunaxa v. British Columbia. November 30, 2016 OTTAWA – For the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to determine the merits of an Indigenous religious freedom claim under the Canadian Charter of Human […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Speaks at House of Lords meeting hosted by Lord Alton at the invitation of Bishop Angaelos

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office – December 2016 On 28 November 2016 a meeting was held with the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church at the House of Lords, hosted by The Lord Alton of Liverpool, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church […]

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SCREENING OF ‘HAVRESC: STAND ON COURAGE’ – MOVIE ON ARMENIAN & ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IN IRAQ

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Lucine Kasbarian – OCP News Service – 12/1/16 Website – www.Havresc.com  Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPbNfspEG7E Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/havresc/ ‘Havresc: Stand on Courage’ is a documentary about the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village of Havresc they have formed on the edge of ISIS-controlled territory. Standing in the face of adversity, bigotry, hatred […]

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“Christians in Iraq needs International Support & Protection for Survival” – Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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AllpointsTV – November – December 2016 – Assyrian Church of the East Global: Mar Paulus Benjamin , Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of America for the Assyrian Church of the East has just recently returned from Iraq and tells of what he saw and discusses what he hopes to see develop to […]

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EXHIBITION OF TACTILE ICONS OF RAISED DOTS TO OPEN IN KIEV FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HANDICAPPED PEOPLE

December 1, 2016 News
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Soborna.church.ua – 1/12/16 An exhibition dedicated to the International Day of Handicapped People will be held from December 3 to 17 at the “Cathedral” Gallery of the spiritual and educational center of the UOC-MP’s cathedral in Kiev. The expositions will include tactile icons designed not only for those with loss of sight, but also for people […]

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Orthodox Christianity: Strong Pillar in Modern Russia

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravdareport – 1/12/16 Karl Marx, in his famous seminal treatise, Das Kapital, laid down a basic tenet for revolutionizing and thus usurping control of the world’s economic order when he wrote, “Religion is the opiate of the masses”. He, as well as others of the same persuasion really believed that too. Karl Marx, in his […]

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Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity -Raymonibrahim – 30/11/16 Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too […]

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Syrian Army Prevents Major Terrorist Attack in Christian District of Aleppo

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Sputinknews – 30/11/16 The Syrian army forces on Tuesday managed to prevent a major terrorist attack in the residential areas of Aleppo, plotted by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants, media reported. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news channel, the military forces discovered a mine-studded underground tunnel, leading to one of the churches located in […]

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Did Tom Cruise Try to Kill Scientology Documentary?

November 30, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 30/11/16 Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini is spilling secrets about her time with the church, including accusations that Tom Cruise had tried to stop the production of a 60 Minutes episode that was critical of the religion. At the time of the 60 Minutes expose, Remini, 46, was starring on a popular CBS show, […]

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HE Archbishop Casian: Prayer in communion transformed Princely Ave into a great Cathedral

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 29/11/16 The relics of Virginmartyr Saint Philotheia were brought Sunday, 27 November 2016, from Curtea de Argeş to Galaţi by a delegation of the Archdiocese of Argeş and Muscel, led by His Eminence Archbishop Calinic. His Eminence Casian, Archbishop of Lower Danube, welcomed the relics of the Virginmartyr at […]

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Archbishop Anastasios Honored with the Title “Honorary Citizen” of Durresi

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Albania – 29/11/16 On the afternoon of November 16th, 2016, a ceremony to bestow the title “Honorary Citizen” was held on the premises of the Aleksander Moisiu Theater. The ceremony was organized by the Municipality of Durres to honor the heads of the four traditional religious communities of the country, respectively Mr. Haxhi […]

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Meeting of Orthodox Clergy Wives in Albania

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Albania – 29/11/16 Over fifty Presvyteras and Diakonissas came from the various Metropolises in Albania to participate in a meeting held in Shen Vlash at the Resurrection of Christ Theological School, November 4-6, 2016. At the invitation of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios, six Orthodox women from the OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center), working […]

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Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch

November 29, 2016 News

Church of Serbia – 29/11/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Zoran Djordjevic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. Source:  

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Saint Stephen of Decani and Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland

November 29, 2016 News

Church of Serbia- 29/11/16 On Thursday, 24 November 2016, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. A substantial gathering of worshippers came to liturgically honor the memory of St. Stephen of Dechani and to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, beginning with the […]

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