Friday, August 20, 2010

Canonical Committee Meets in Holy Etchmiadzin

August 20, 2010 News

20/8/2010 The Armenian Apostolic Church – Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin A Canonical Committee has been established with the blessings and high order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The committee convened for a meeting on August […]

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Liturgical Committee Convened in the Mother See

August 20, 2010 News

19/8/2010 A Liturgical Committee has been established with the blessings and high order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The committee is comprised of representatives from the Catholicosate of All Armenians, the Catholicosate of the Great House […]

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Armenian sportsmen received by Deputy Patriarch of Constantinople

August 20, 2010 News

On August 20, Armenian basketball players who arrived in Turkey within the framework of a sports exchange program visited Constantinople Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church. A group of Armenian sportsmen was received by Deputy Patriarch of Constantinople Archbishop Aram Ateshyan. He told the Armenian teens about history of the Armenian community of Turkey. Thereafter, […]

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Bulgarian Extremist Bishop All But Calls for Theocracy

August 20, 2010 News

20/8/2010 Plovdiv bishop Nikolay awarded the highest distinction of the Plovdiv Bishopric to Pazardzhik mayor Todor Popov and prosecutor Stefan Yanev for upholding a municipal ban on displaying one’s sexual orientation, reports Dnevnik.bg. Metropolitan bishop Nikolay, who is notorious in Bulgaria for his hardline Christian stance, praised the Pazardzhik officials for “honorably upholding of Christian […]

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A Sainted Discovery

August 20, 2010 News

19/8/2010 The Bulgarian government recruits an unlikely ally FLAUNTING an old tooth and a few bones is an unusual way to attract tourists and distract voters. Not in Bulgaria, where a recently excavated box of ancient bone fragments is said to contain partial remains of St John the Baptist. On July 28th Kazimir Popconstantinov, an […]

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Don’t confess sins over the phone: Coptic Pope

August 20, 2010 News

AFP – The head of Egypt’s Coptic church has urged his congregation to refrain from confessing their sins over the phone, which could be tapped by the security services, a newspaper reported Tuesday. “Beware not to admit your sins over the telephone because all phone conversations are recorded by the state security services,” Pope Shenuda […]

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Patriarch Kirill arrives in Solovki

August 20, 2010 News

2010-08-20 Leader of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill today arrived in Solovki, the holy islands in the White Sea. -This is one the spiritual capitals of our motherland, the Patriarch said when arriving. The church leader was met at the local airport by regional Governor Ilya Mikhalchuk and Deputy Leader of the Presidential Administration […]

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BNR: Coin devoted to Miron Cristea issued upon Patriarchy request

August 20, 2010 News

20/8/2010 The anniversary coin representing patriarch Miron Cristea was issued by BNR upon the request of the Romanian Patriarchy to mark the double celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Romanian Orthodox Church and 85 years since the setting up of the Romanian Patriarchy, says a press release of the central bank. To celebrate these […]

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Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders

August 20, 2010 News

18/8/2010 Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was […]

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Fence around the Orthodox Church in Urosevac to be Removed

August 20, 2010 News

20/8/2010 Source: UNMIK The paper reports that a meeting yesterday between Ferizaj/Urosevac local authorities, KFOR and representatives of religious communities in the city resulted in the agreement to remove the fence around the Serb Orthodox Church. Town’s mayor Bajrush Xhemajli said the decision is a positive development in building peace and prosperity for all the […]

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