Saturday, October 30, 2010

Installation of the Catholicos to be Held

October 30, 2010 Featured News

30/10/2010 Indian Orthodox Church Kottayam/Kerala//India: Installation of New Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan (His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II) will be on Ist Nov. 2010 at Parumala Seminary. Divine Liturgy will begin at 7. 30am and the installation ceremony at 8. 30 am. Biography Three score years ago in a small village called […]

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Albanian Archbishop Targeted by Extremists

October 30, 2010 News

23/10/2010 By: Apostolos Papapostolou Orthodox church Primates and leaders of international Christian organizations are alarmed by the attacks being directed lately against the Archbishop of Albania Anastasios and hierarchs of the Church of Albania. Many clerics speak of actions attempting to denigrate Anastasios due to the tragic events in Himara last August. This is when […]

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Religious Discourse

October 30, 2010 News

(DP-News-Sana) 25/10/2010 Damascus- Activities of the “Role of Scholars in Controlling Religious Discourse and National Unity” conference started on Sunday with the participation of a huge number of scholars, thinkers and researchers from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Turkey and Syria, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Endowments. Minister of Islamic Endowments Mohamad Abdul-Sattar said in […]

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Mahmoud Abbas visit the Church of the Nativity -Snaps

October 30, 2010 Featured News

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos and other dignitaries at the renovation works taking place inside the Church of the Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus’ birth, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem October 25, 2010. Source:

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The Catholicos of the East Abdicates

October 30, 2010 Featured News

Indian Orthodox Church INDIA/KOTTAYAM: The great shepherd of Malankara decided to step down. It is in a special session of the Holy Episcopal Synod that was convened at the Catholicate Palace, Devalokam, Kottayam, today that the Pontiff decided to disclose on his abdication. “The Almighty allowed me to lead the Church for the last five […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Celebrates 96th Birthday

October 30, 2010 Featured News

29/10/2010 His Holiness Patriarch Maxim celebrates his 96th birthday Friday, receiving congratulations from high officials. As usual, the Patriarch spends his birthday in the Troyan Monastery, where he began his spiritual path. “Bowing down before your longevity, I would like to convey my special greetings for your long standing ecclesiastical service and for your efforts […]

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Anti-Bishop protest continues in Cairo

October 30, 2010 News

29/10/2010 Hundreds of Muslim worshippers staged a protest on Friday at Amr Ibn al-‘As Mosque demanding that Coptic Bishop Bishoy to be tried in court following his negative remarks about the Quran. Last month, Bishop Bishoy, secretary of the Coptic Church’s Holy Synod, angered Muslims when he publicly challenged the authenticity of certain verses of […]

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Revival: Armenian Church in Turkey offer prayers after years of Oblivion

October 30, 2010 Featured News

By Gayane Mkrtchyan ArmeniaNow reporter 27.10.10 After 30 years of inactivity, the Saint Kirakos Armenian church in Diarbekir, Turkey offered prayers led by Archbishop Aram Ateshian, the Armenian Patriarchal Vicar of Constantinople to hundreds of Armenians who arrived from Turkey, Syria and Europe on Sunday. Mayor of Diarbekir Osman Baydemir, greeting guests arriving in Diarbekir, […]

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I am indebted to Armenians, Diyarbakir Mayor Says

October 30, 2010 News

29/10/2010 Prayer was uttered for the first time in the Armenian church Surb Giragos in Diyarbakir city in Turkey within the recent 30 years. The vicar of Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, Archbishop Aram Ateshyan, Chairman of St. Giragos Foundation Tekin Papuchyan, writer Mkrtich Markosyan, Diyarbakir Mayor Osman Baydemir, as well as many Armenians from difference […]

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Karekin II presented relations with Georgian church to CIS Journalist

October 30, 2010 News

29/10/2010 On October 29, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received a group of journalists who arrived in Armenia from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. They were accompanied by Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Petrosyan and Ashot Jazoyan, secretary general of CIS confederation of journalists’ unions. Karekin II answered the questions, spoke of present state of […]

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Orthodox Church in America forms Synodal Commission

October 30, 2010 News

29/10/2010 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — During a special session held on October 13, 2010, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, acting on a recommendation of the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct [“The Office”] in consultation with the Sexual Misconduct Policy Advisory Committee [SMPAC], offered its blessing to the creation […]

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Solemn Session Of The Holy Synod Dedicated To The Homage Year Of The Orthodox Creed Of The Romanian Autocephaly

October 30, 2010 Featured News

28/10/2010 On 28 October 2010, the solemn session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held in “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchal Palace. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and hierarchs of our Church, members of the Holy Synod of […]

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The Chorus of the Patriarchal Cathedral Won the “Praise the Lord” National Contest of Ecclesiastic Music

October 30, 2010 News

“Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchal Palace hosted the national stage of the contest of choral ecclesiastic music entitled “Praise the Lord”, the performance section. The six winning choruses at metropolitan level performed three songs in the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, of His Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of […]

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