27/7/14 On July 24, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Holiness Catholicose Aram I, Armenian Orthodox Catholicose of Cilicia at his summer residence in Bikfaya. His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak was also present.During the meeting, they spoke of the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially the sad incidents in Mosul and ...

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http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com - 27/7/14 Alive but not at peace, Iraqi Christians who have fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul are recounting their nightmares about the group, while also lamenting the ostensible end of a place for their community in Iraq. Thousands fled the violence after ISIL, which now calls itself ...

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July 2014 OCMC Missionary, Kurt Bringerud (center) shares the Orthodox faith as the relationships with his English students naturally grow. They ask him questions about his faith as part of the language learning process and he is then able to introduce them to Orthodox Christianity. In a classroom in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, OCMC Missionary ...

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July 2014 Your Excellency, It is with much gladness that we have learned of your election as President of the European Commission, and we wholeheartedly congratulate you on this celebratory occasion. We anticipate that through your forthcoming term you will restore confidence in the citizens of the European Union and will better prepare their countries for ...

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July 2014 Your Majesty, It is with great pain and sorrow that we have learned of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of so many lives, citizens mostly from your country, men and women, young and old. On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we wish to convey our deepest condolences ...

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Stand in Solidarity for Iraqi Christians

July 27, 2014 Featured News
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The British Orthodox Church – 27/4/14 Following reports of the threats against Christians in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has led to their flight from a city with a continuous Christian presence for more than 1,600 years; the Iraqui Christian community in the UK organised a demonstration outside Parliament on 26 July. Among […]

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The Situation is Dire for All Groups’ Patriarch Sako Says About Iraq

July 27, 2014 Featured News
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako

http://en.radiovaticana.va - 27/7/14 Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako says the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate quickly. He said the country has suffered tremendously at the hands of the ISIS militant group, also known as Islamic State–extremist Muslim rebels, who one month ago declared a caliphate on the border with Syria and Iraq. With ISIS […]

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12th Enthronement Anniversary of Catholicose Baselios Thomas Ist

July 27, 2014 Featured News
His Beatitude  Baselios Thomas Ist-  Catholicos and Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Inida

Syriac Orthodox Church in India Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East 26/7/14 On Friday the 26th July 2002, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, consecrated the 73-year old Mor Dionysius Thomas as the CATHOLICOS with the title ‘BASELIOS THOMAS I’ at a solemn function held at […]

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Patriarch Daniel of Romania Celebrates 63rd Birthday

July 26, 2014 Featured News
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Church of Romania – July 2014 22 July 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated his 63rd birthday. The Patriarch of Romania was born on 22 July 1951, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, Tomiş county, as the third child to the family of teacher Alexie and Stela Ciobotea. He attended the […]

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MOBILE CHURCHES TO BE ERECTED IN THE ARCTIC

July 26, 2014 Featured News
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26/7/14 Two mobile military churches will be brought by trains to the Arctic Circle, where bases of the Russian Army will be deployed, reported the head of the Eastern Military District press service Colonel Alexander Gordeyev to RIA-Novosti. “Two churches will be erected on Cape Schmidt and Wrangel Island.[i] Such a decision was made following […]

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WHY DO THEY HATE RUSSIA? The West is guilty of the same crimes it accuses Russia of committing

July 26, 2014 Featured News

Al Jazeera By Vladimir Golstein – July 2014 Russia is not a superpower. Its population was shrinking, and so is its military, political, and economic might. Yes, Russians have their oil money to organise Olympics or buy fancy flats in London, but Russia itself is a far cry from the big nasty “bear” that was […]

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Barzani to Iraqi Christians: We Will Live and Die Together

July 26, 2014 Featured News
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By Shwan Barzinji http://basnews.com - 26/7/14 Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani has made an impassioned statement to all Iraqi Christians in the wake of their forced migration from Mosul. He tells Iraqi Christians not to think about immigration abroad, stating that the Kurdistan Region will stand against the terrorists and protect their land and lives. According […]

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Icon of the Mother of God of “the Three Hands”

July 26, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 The Icon of the Mother of God, “Of the Three Hands”: In the ninth century during the time of the Iconoclasts, St. John of Damascus (December 4) was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. Because of this, he was slandered by the emperor and iconoclast Leo III the Isaurian (717-740), who informed […]

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Pan-Orthodox Liturgy and Memorial Service in Commemoration of the beginning of WWI

July 26, 2014 Featured News

Eastern Orthodox Churches – July 2014 Orthodoxy in Melbourne under the aegis of the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Oceania commemorated the beginning of the First World War in the “Axion Estin” (“It is Truly Meet”) Greek Orthodox Monastery in Melbourne on Saturday, 19 July 2014 with the celebration of a Pan-Orthodox Hierarchical […]

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Port Arthur Icon “TRIUMPH OF THE MOTHER OF GOD” has visited Harbin

July 26, 2014 Featured News

Sergey Eremin, Harbin English translation by Katherine Ilachinski The Chinese Orthodox Church – July 2014 In Harbin, the unexpected happened, but very happy and providential event – for the first time the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God “The Triumph of the Holy Virgin” visited the first Russian-Chinese EXPO – 2014. This occurrence is the most […]

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Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

July 26, 2014 Featured News

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2014 / 06:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her family Thursday, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing. “Pope Francis was very tender with her, her husband, who was in […]

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Christendom and the World Fail Iraqi Christians

July 26, 2014 Featured News

By Rajat Ghai http://www.business-standard.com - 26/7/14 Even as world attention is riveted to the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza, not far to the east, another much greater catastrophe is taking place: the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq. A community that has been under siege since the Arab-Islamic takeover of Persia, Mesopotamia and the Levant […]

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An Orthodox Christian’s Report from Palestine on Gaza

July 26, 2014 Featured News

26/7/14 More than 800 Palestinians have been killed mostly women and children. Over fifty families have been entirely wiped out where all members have died. This is a slaughter. The saddest story is the four boys ages 7-11 years old killed (July 16) on the beach while playing soccer. They were fired upon twice by […]

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Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate Slams Attack on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi 

July 25, 2014 Featured News
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Kisha D Dorado – (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) 25/7/14 Tbilisi: The Georgian Orthodox Church has condemned the attack made on the Armenian Orthodox Church- the Armenian Surb Etchmiadzin Church in Tbilisi.  The Armenian and Georgian Orthodox Prelates met to discuss the incident  and stated  that it  has nothing to do with religious […]

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Statement from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Recent Incident in the Georgian Diocese

July 25, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 On July 19, according to a statement by the Armenian Church Diocese of Georgia, over 50 people, expressing disrespectful and blasphemous remarks, attacked the Holy Etchmiadzin Armenian Church of the Havlabar district in Tbilisi, Georgia. As a result of the attack, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Manuk Zeynalyan; representatives of the Armenian Diocese of […]

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The icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh and his Holy Relic arrives in Belarus

July 25, 2014 Featured News

Prepared for OCP News Service Belorussian Orthodox Church – 25/7/14 Last Sunday several thousands of Minsk Orthodox Christians attended the ceremony of bringing to the Holy Spirit cathedral the icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the particle of his Holy Relics. The bringing of the icon along with the special divine services in Belarusian […]

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