Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Forty years of Priesthood

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27/2/2011 The British Orthodox Church On 27 February Abba Seraphim marked the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood as well as his 63rd birthday. There were no special celebrations organised but thanksgiving prayers were held in all British Orthodox churches and congratulations were received from many clergy in other churches. Abba Seraphim visited […]

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Istanbul Armenians Document Violations of Minority Rights in Turkey

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01/03/2011 Two recent documents from Istanbul shed new light on violations of minority rights in Turkey. The authors of these reports make cautious, yet accurate assessments of the problems facing the Armenian, Greek and Jewish communities. The first document, dated February 2011, is titled: “Report on non-Muslim Minorities.” It is written by three well-known Istanbul […]

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Armenians all over the world commemorate the Sumgait Victims

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28.02.2011 On February 27 the memory of the victims of Sumgait tragedy was commemorated in Berlin. The participants gathered at the Humboldt University of Berlin and marched to the Brandenburg Gate. They distributed leaflets condemning Azerbaijan’s crime. Speeches were delivered by the President of the German Armenian Central Council Azat Ordukhanyan, NKR Representative to Germany […]

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India Armenians take a trip from Kolkata to Chennai

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28/2/2011 Chennai, India – Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan, Pastor of the Armenians in India and the Manager of the Armenian College & Philanthropic Academy, the Church Committee of the Holy Nazareth, Kolkata, India and Armenian teachers along with a group of students of ACPA on February 20 went on a pilgrimage to St Mary’s […]

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U.S. Congressmen condemned Armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan

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1/3/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net – A congressional event on commemoration of massacres of Armenians in Sumgait (1988) and Baku (1990), Azerbaijan, organized by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, in cooperation with the embassy of Armenia to Washington, Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Armenian Assembly of America, and Armenian National Committee of America was held in […]

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Narva-Jõesuu Makes First Steps Toward Church Restoration

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1/3/2011 Municipal authorities in Narva-Jõesuu are to sign memorandums of intent with church officials for the restoration of the town’s two main churches, one Lutheran and one Russian Orthodox, which were both destroyed in World War II. Narva-Jõesuu Mayor Andres Noormägi and the head of its municipal council, Raivo Murd will meet with representatives of […]

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Karekin II to raise Georgian-Armenian Diocese Problems

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1/3/2011 “We cooperate with the Georgian Orthodox Church, Georgian authorities and international organizations to achieve preservation of our churches and their return to the Georgian-Armenian clergy,” His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians said at a meeting with members of the Ararat youth union on February 27 in the Mother See […]

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Metropolitan Jonah rejected rumors of his Forced Leave

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1/3/2011 Moscow, March 1, Interfax – Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada made a statement to clear out reasons of his 60-day leave and rejected rumors of its forced character. “I am still your Metropolitan. I am still your diocesan bishop. I am still the active primate of the Orthodox Church in America. The […]

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Honorary Doctorate Bestowed upon Metropolitan Krystof

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28/2/2011 At an Academic Convocation Monday evening, the seminary’s Board of Trustees honored His Beatitude Metropolitan Krystof, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia, by bestowing upon him a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, in recognition of his theological, missionary, and pastoral gifts, whiHis Beatitude Krystof, primate of the Czech […]

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Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware] to moderate 15th Orientale Lumen Conference

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28/2/2011 WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] — His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware] of Diokleia will serve as moderator at the 15th annual Orientale Lumen Conference here June 20-23, 2011. The conference theme — “Rome and the Communion of Churches: Bishop, Patriarch or Pope” — will be discussed from the Catholic and Orthodox Christian perspectives by several noted […]

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His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel: „The unique criterion of the Right Judge is the merciful Love”

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On 27 February 2011, the Orthodox Church celebrated the 3rd Sunday of the period of the Triode, also called the Sunday of the Frightening Judgement or of the beginning of meat fasting. The evangelical pericope of Matthew 25:31-46 presenting the final Judgement was read in the church at this feast. The only criterion by which […]

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Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission completes its Work

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26/2/2011 On 26 February 2011, the Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople near Geneva. Representatives of the fourteen Autocephalous Orthodox Churches took part in the meeting chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople. The […]

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Russian Orthodox Church hierarch calls for strategic alliance with Catholics, Protestants

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Moscow, February 28, Interfax – Russia’s moral and demographic situation raises a question about its future, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, said. “I often say that today there is a bad need for a ‘strategic alliance’ between Orthodox believers and Catholics, members of the ancient eastern Churches, […]

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Russian Church says it remains independent of State

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Moscow, February 25, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has flatly denied information that the Church is merging with the state in Russia. “The Russian Church has never in its history been so independent of the state as it is now. It treasures this independence. However, it also treasures the dialogue that it has with the […]

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