Friday, August 27, 2010

Georgian Monk Builds Stairway to Heaven

August 27, 2010 News

27/8/2010 By: Temo Bardzimashvili For more photos click here Come summertime, getting away from it all is the dream that haunts everyone. One Georgian Orthodox monk, though, has come up with a plan for a lifetime of escape atop a 40-meter-high rock column in central Georgia’s Imereti region. In pagan times, the towering Katskhi Pillar, […]

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch may meet Pope in 2011

August 27, 2010 News

26/8/2010 The time is ripe for a meeting between Pope Benedict and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and may be possible in 2011, a high ranking Russian Orthodox official says. Metropolitan Filaret made the comments following a meeting with Budapest Cardinal Peter Erdo, Zenit.org reports. The cardinal and metropolitan embraced in a show of […]

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Aram I will not participate in Holy Cross Church Divine Liturgy in Akhtamar

August 27, 2010 News

27/8/2010 PanARMENIAN.Net – Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia His Holiness Aram I refused to participate in the Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross church in Akhtamar island. Continuing with the Genocide denial policy, Turkey just makes a show of tolerance to deceive the international community, said the press office of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. […]

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CNN’s “World’s Untold Stories” to examine Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey

August 27, 2010 News

New York, NY 8/26/2010 CNN International will air a program entitled “Turkey’s Dwindling Greek Christians” as part of its series “World’s Untold Stories.” The program will air on the CNN International Channel (look for it in your local cable, satellite listings) as follows: * Saturday, Aug. 28: (GMT) 13:30, 20:00 – (EDT, New York) …

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Entrance exams to Smolensk religious schools held in Turkmenistan

August 27, 2010 News

26/8/2010 With the blessing of Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk Feofilakt, supervising Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkmenistan, the first entrance exams to Smolensk religious schools were held in the territory of the Patriarchal Deanery of Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkmenistan. Exams were held in the Sunday school at St. […]

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Orthodox church to be built in Beslan to commemorate victims killed by Terrorists

August 27, 2010 News

Vladikavkaz, August 26, Interfax – A commemorative cross will be erected at the yard of the destroyed school in Beslan on September 2, then an Orthodox church will be built here to commemorate victims of the terrorist act, the local administration told Interfax on Thursday. Besides, this year the plan of mourning events includes concert-requiem […]

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Russian Explorer Claims Unusual Access to the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia

August 27, 2010 News

27/8/2010 By: Suleyman The famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov has become the first European to see with his own eyes the legendary Arc of the Covenant that preserved the Scrolls received by Moses on the Mount Sinai. This is the holiest relic of the Coptic Christianity. It has never been shown to any …

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Russian Orthodox Church, DOSAAF to sign cooperation Agreement

August 27, 2010 News

Moscow, August 27, Interfax – The DOSAAF organization (Voluntary Society of Assistance to the Army, the Air Force and the Navy) is expected to sign a cooperation agreement with all traditional religious denominations in Russia, deputy chairman Roman Balashov told journalists at the Interfax head office on Friday. “At the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, a […]

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