Orthodox Christian Network - 23/7/14 Almighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on the earth. Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace. Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war. Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred. ...

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ARCHPRIEST PANAYIOTIS PAPAGEORGIOU, PH.D. - 23/7/14 Most Americans today correlate Palestinians with Moslems and terrorism as the conflict flares up from time to time. In this political and military clash between the Israeli Jews and the Palestinian Moslems, the plight of the Palestinian Christians is completely lost. Who are the Palestinians? Are they all Moslems? Are they all ...

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On 21-22 July 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Kyrgyzstan with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In Bishkek, the DECR chairman met with Mr. Daniyar Narymbaev, head of the Executive Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and ...

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AL Monitor - 23/7/14 Gaza’s only Greek Orthodox Church canceled its Sunday prayers and opened its doors to hundreds fleeing the Israeli bombardment of the Shajaiya neighborhood. On July 19, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexius was reciting prayers to a small congregation in the only Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip. He was surrounded by the Byzantine-style icons hung ...

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By Adham Youssef http://www.dailynewsegypt.com - 23/7/14 The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned the targeting of Iraqi Christians in the militant-held city of Mosul, which caused the displacement of thousands into the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. In its Saturday statement, the Church added that violence against Christians and forced immigration are unprecedented acts in the history of Iraq. "We ...

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Russian Church calls on those responsible for plane crash in Ukraine to say truth before God and people

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, July 22, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has called on those who are involved in the crash of the Malaysian plane in Ukraine to tell the truth about the crash. “It would be so right if the commanders of all missile systems that were in the crash area on July 17 told the whole […]

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ISIS, Kurds Clash Near Assyrian Town: 2000 Assyrian Families Driven From Mosul

July 23, 2014 Featured News

23/7/14 (AINA) — ISIS and Kurdish forces clashed yesterday at about 10 PM on the outskirts of Tel Kepe, an Assyrian town 13 miles north of Mosul. ISIS to take over a medicine factory about 1.5 miles west of Tel Kepe. ISIS were forced to go back after a short battle. The latest count of […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: we should zealously pray for an end of fratricidal battle in Ukraine

July 23, 2014 Featured News

23/7/14 With a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a fervent prayer for peace in Ukraine is tirelessly lifted up in all the churches and monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church. “We should zealously pray that the fratricidal battle be stopped because blood is shed and people die every day […]

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Belarusian Orthodox Christians raise funds for Ukrainian refugees

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Prepared for OCP News Service – 23/7/14 On the 20th of July after the Divine Liturgy with the blessing of the Metropolitan Paul of Minsk and Slutsk parishes of all the Belarusian churches raised money in order to help the people who had to leave their home due to the conflict in Ukraine. The parish […]

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Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Condemns the Assault on Armenian Church in Tbilisi 

July 23, 2014 Featured News

23/7/14 Based upon a press release from the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia, on July 19, 2014, a premeditated hooligan irresponsible action was committed against the Armenian people and the Armenian Church of Holy Etchmiadzin in the suburb of Tbilisi, Georgia. A short time later this disturbing action was developed further by another […]

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Biography of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe – Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic)

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 23/7/14 The rite of consecration of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe Sergije will take place at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 26 July 2014. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will celebrate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in this Cathedral church. The solemn rite of the enthronement […]

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CONDEMN PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

July 23, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is alarmed upon hearing the horrifying statement issued by the Islamic State group, telling Christian communities in the Iraqi city of Mosul that they must convert to Islam, pay a jiziya tax, or give up all their possessions and leave the city, otherwise face imminent execution. The inhumane statement […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES FLORINA METROPOLITAN AND PROTOSYNCELLUS

July 23, 2014 News

July 2014 On Monday the 1st/14th of July 2014, a group of fifty pious pilgrims, headed by the Most Reverend Theocletus, Metropolitan of Florina, accompanied by the Protosyncellus, Archimandrite Justinus, visited the Patriarchate. The Metropolitan, the Protosyncellus and accompanying pilgrims were warmly received by H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, and Hagiotaphite Fathers. Patriarch Theophilos talked […]

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H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MEMBERS OF RUM ORTHODOX FLOCK

July 23, 2014 News

July 2014 On the evening of Tuesday, the 2nd/15th of July 2014, H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina; and the Very Reverend presbyter f. Issa Musleh, participated in the reception held in His honour at […]

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THE FEAST OF THE GATHERING OF THE APOSTLES IN TIBERIAS

July 23, 2014 Featured News

  Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2014 On Sunday, the 30th of June/13th of July 2014, the feast of the Gathering of the Twelve Holy Apostles was celebrated at the Holy Monastery dedicated to them, near the Western shore of the Tiberian sea, at the centre of the present-day big Israeli city of Tiberias. At the […]

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UN Security Council Denounces Persecution of Iraqi Christians

July 22, 2014 Featured News

22/7/14 UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity. The Islamic State, which last month declared a “caliphate” straddling large swathes of northern Iraq and Syria, has threatened a Christian presence in the region […]

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What Next for Iraq’s Christians?

July 22, 2014 Featured News

http://www.economist.com - 22/7/14 Apart from praying and lamenting, is there anything else that concerned outsiders, such as the Western churches, should be doing to help Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq? That is a real question, not least because Iraqi Christian leaders are in a quandary themselves. Until a few weeks ago, Mosul and […]

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Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide

July 22, 2014 Featured News

http://www.digitaljournal.com - 22/7/14 WASHINGTON — Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions. The UN […]

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In Lebanon a Mark of Solidarity With Mosul Christians

July 22, 2014 Featured News

Daily Star, Lebanon - 22/7/14 BEIRUT — The exodus of Christians from the jihadist-controlled city of Mosul has stirred controversy in Christian and Muslim communities alike in Lebanon, with social media having big role in the backlash. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which has recently changed its name to Islamic State (IS), […]

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ISIS Making Good on Promise to Kill Christians

July 22, 2014 Featured News

By Jennifer Jensen http://www.10news.com - 22/7/14 SAN DIEGO — The radical Islamic group ISIS is making good on its threats to kill Iraqi Christians who refuse to convert. The crisis is closely being followed by San Diego’s Chaldean community, which is the second largest population of Iraqi Christians in the United States. Local Chaldean leader Mark […]

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International Conventional and Electronic Theological Seminar and Conference on Deaconesses & Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology

July 22, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 Information about the seminar are given in Greek  here και here.The program, the speakers and and their papers are displayed here 60 years ago Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou, 93 years old now, opened the discussion within the Orthodox theological circles on the thorny issue of the Ordination of Women with his dissertation on the deaconesses. To […]

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