Sunday, August 9, 2009

Correspondence from His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP Correspondence from His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP

August 9, 2009 News

Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America August 5, 2009 Mr. Charles Ajalat LaCanada, CA Dear Charles, Greetings and blessings to you, Marilee, the children and grandchildren in the spirit of this Holy Dormition Fast. I am in receipt of your correspondence dated August 2 and August 3, 2009, and it pains me very […]

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St. Tikhon’s Seminary Board of Trustees issue statement after August 7, 2009, meeting

August 9, 2009 News

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA Communications] — A meeting of the full Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA, was held on August 7, 2009. Due to construction at the seminary, the trustees met at the Diocesan Center of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is also located in South Canaan. […]

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Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Visits Northern Cameroon

August 9, 2009 News

OCMC NEWS His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Visits Northern Cameroon and Receives Recognition of the Orthodox Church from the Cameroonian President His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, celebrated his name day on 17th February 2009 with the children of Orthodox African families in Northern Cameroon […]

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OCAMPR Offers Pan-Orthodox Conference on Care for Severly Challenged Patients

August 9, 2009 News

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Brookline, Mass. – The 2009 Annual Conference of Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) will focus on Care for the Severely Challenged Patient. Presentations at the conference will review the needs of patients with chronic illnesses and severe and persisting trauma from a pastoral, medical, and […]

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EGYPT:Christian-Muslim Tensions Rise

August 9, 2009 News

CAIRO, Jul 30 (IPS) – A handful of recent clashes between Muslims and Christians has again raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Egypt. The incidents, though relatively minor, highlight longstanding tensions between the country’s Muslim majority and its Christian minority. “As long as Egypt’s Christian community suffers from official bias by the state, inter-communal […]

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New Christian Movement in Egypt Calls for Solution to Coptic Problems

August 9, 2009 News

In a communiqué, the new Christian Egyptian political movement, Partners for the Homeland, demanded an immediate solution to the problems of the Copts in the country — especially to the problem of building and renovating churches. The movement called for a strike on the Coptic New Year (which will occur about a month from now) […]

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Ukraine has no real opposition to Patriarch Kirill, the Moscow Patriarchate sums up results of Patriarchal Visit

August 9, 2009 News

Moscow, August 6, Interfax – Pastoral visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Ukraine dismantled the myth about influential opposition to the Russian Orthodox Church existing there, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes. “The number of opponents (to the patriarchal visit – IF) was so […]

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Medvedev: Russia will build its relations with Ukraine with due account of Patriarch’s Opinion

August 9, 2009 News

Gorky, August 6, Interfax – On Thursday, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia informed President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev concerning the results of his pastoral trip to Ukraine. President Medvedev expressed his support of Patriarch’s commitment to maintain the unity of people of two countries. He also said that after listening to Patriarch’s account […]

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THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARMENIAN REVOLUTIONARY FEDERATION, MEETS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

August 9, 2009 News

On Thursday 29 July 2009, His Holiness Aram I received Mr Hrant Markarian, the representative of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. They discussed ways of strengthening relations between Armenia and the diaspora and issues arising from the latest pan-Armenian Conference on Armenian-Turkish relations, held in Stepanakert, Artzakh, Karabagh. At the end of the meeting, His …

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Archdeacon Kurayev: Patriarch is not forbidden to wear expensive watch

August 9, 2009 News

Moscow, August 7, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church was bewildered with media frenzy build over an expensive watch of Patriarch Kirill noticed by Ukrainian journalists on his hand. “If the watch is really expensive, it is worth asking a question: does Patriarch know that it is that expensive?” professor of the Moscow Theological Academy […]

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