Saturday, October 9, 2010

Anti-church demonstrations continue in Alexandria

October 9, 2010 News

09/10/2010 Dozens of Salafis staged a protest in front of the al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria following Friday prayers. The protest was held to call for the release of allegedly “Muslim women held against their will by churches” and also for the trial of Father Bishoy, secretary of the Holy Synod, for his comments questioning […]

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Coptic Pope Shenouda III calls off scheduled bi-monthly Alex Sermon

October 9, 2010 News

04/10/2010 Coptic Pope Shenouda III failed to deliver his scheduled bi-monthly sermon in Alexandria on Sunday. According to an anonymous source at the Alexandria Archbishopric, the pope called off his sermon to “send a message” to both the Alexandria governor and head of security that he had been “offended” by reported plans by Salafi Muslims […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opens regular session of the Holy Synod

October 9, 2010 News

On 6 October 2010, the first meeting of the winter session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church opened at the Patriarch’s working residence in Chisty side street. The session is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Holy Synod consists of permanent members, who are His Beatitude […]

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Session of Liturgical-Theological Commission to the Holy Synod of the UOC Held

October 9, 2010 News

On October 5, at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the extended session of the Liturgical Theological Commission to the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was held. At the beginning of the session those attending heard the report of the commission’s chairman, archimandrite Philareth (Zverev) on the work in the present year. …

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His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr greeted orthodox journalists on opening of the 3rd All-Ukraine Festival of Orthodox Media

October 9, 2010 News

07.10.2010 Dear organizers and participants of the Third Mass-Media Festival! An orthodox Christian, who chose for himself a profession related to spreading of the information, has to follow the apostolic, missionary way. He has to live with faith in good, with hope for the future, with love of people and to be guided by the […]

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Novelty and growth in the schools of the Albanian Church

October 9, 2010 News

The Albanian Orthodox Church September 2010 On September 6, the new school year started for all pupils and teachers in our country. They consider the beginning of the school as a very significant day in the long and challenging way of knowledge. The educational institutions pertaining to our Church are ready once more to prepare […]

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New Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria

October 9, 2010 News

Johannesburg – The Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Metropolitan Seraphim (Kykkotis), has been transferred to Zimbabwe, and the new Archbishop will be Bishop Damaskinos of Ghana. Archbishop Seraphim has been appointed as ecumenical representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria on various bodies, including the World Council of Churches (WCC), All-Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), […]

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Oriental Orthodox Standing Conference in New Rochelle, NY

October 9, 2010 News

9/10/2010 The Autumn 2010 meeting of the Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in America convened at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York on Thursday, Ocrtober 7, 2010. Among the members present were Their Eminences Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Archbishop Yeghishe Gizirian, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop Abune […]

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Surp Harutyun Church renovated in central Istanbul

October 9, 2010 News

7/10/2010 ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News Istanbul’s Surp Harutyan Church is renovated and reopened for religious service with a ceremony attended by Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül and Archbishop Aram Ateşyan, Armenian Patriarch of Turkey. The Mayor says the Şişli Municipality tries to provide clean praying conditions for non-Muslims Istanbul’s Şişli Municipality renovated the Surp Harutyun […]

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Serbian church warns anti-gay parade violence Unacceptable

October 9, 2010 News

(AFP) 9/10/2010 BELGRADE — The Serbian Orthodox Church on Friday spoke out against a gay pride parade planned this weekend but also warned against violence targeting participants. The Church was “resolutely opposed to the organisation of a so-called pride parade” but said “any violence is unacceptable,” it said on its website. “This also goes for […]

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Orthodox Christian Laity 23rd Annual Meeting

October 9, 2010 News

OCL 23rd Annual Meeting will be held at Salt Lake City, UT on 15-16th October, 2010. Source:

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