April 2011

Winners of II Slavic literary forum Announced

April 30, 2011 News

Moscow Time 30/4/2011 Laureates of the II Slavic literary forum “Golden Knight” were announced in the Russian city of Tula on Friday. According to Interfax, the award in the category “Big Prose” went to Serbian writer Liliana Habyanovich-Djurovic for her novel” The Game of the angels”. In the category “Big Poetry” Prize the winner was […]

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Muslims Protest At Church in Cairo

April 30, 2011 Featured News

By Mary Abdelmassih 4-30-2011 (AINA) — Thousands of Muslim demonstrators gathered in front St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, vowing not to leave until they know the whereabouts of Coptic women, especially Camilia Shehata (AINA 7-23-2010)) who allegedly converted to Islam but are held against their will by the Coptic Orthodox Church in monasteries and churches. […]

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Armenian organizations of Georgia call on President Saakashvili to recognize the Armenian Genocide

April 30, 2011 News

29.04.201 Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Holy Orthodox Church in Georgia, Union of Armenians of Georgia, National Congress of Armenians of Georgia, Union of Armenians of Adjaria, Association of Armenian Women “Shushanik”, International Association of Pan-Armenian Games in Georgia, Union of Armenian Writers of Georgia “Vernatun”, Association “Shen”, Union “Hayartun”, Association of Georgian Armenians “Nor Serund” […]

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Evening to Benefit Restoration of Dikranagerd Church

April 30, 2011 News

By: Weekly Staff 28/4/2011 NEW MILFORD, N.J.—A Benefit Night to raise funds to restore the St. Giragos Armenian Church in Dikranagerd will take place on Saturday evening, May 14, at Hovnanian Banquet Hall in New Milford. The evening will feature lively Armenian music by Onnik Dinkjian and his band, dinner, and information about the much-needed […]

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Armenia Marks Genocide Anniversary, Slams Turkish Denial

April 30, 2011 Featured News
Thousands of people march to the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan.

29/4/2011 YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Hundreds of thousands of people silently marched to a hilltop memorial in the annual remembrance of some 1.5 million fellow Armenians slaughtered by Ottoman Turks. An incessant stream of people passed through the Tsitsernakabert Memorial to the Genocide victims throughout the day, laying flowers by its eternal fire surrounded by 12 […]

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General Prosecuter orders Church to deliver Shehata for Questioning

April 30, 2011 News

Ahram Online 30/4/2011 The General-Prosecutor has ordered the Coptic Church to deliver Camelia Shehata for questioning. Shehata is the wife of a Coptic priest who was allegedly held hostage by the church after she converted to Islam. She has been at the centre of controversy, especially among Salafists, who have repeatedly held demonstrations against what […]

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Men to serve 9 months for Modesto hate Crimes

April 30, 2011 News

Bee Staff Reports 29/4/2011 FRESNO — Two men who pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in the vandalization of three Modesto houses of worship were sentenced to nine months in prison Friday — years less than they could have received. Brian Lewis of Modesto and Abel Gonzalez of Morgan Hill, both 23, faced up to […]

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Foundations laid for first of 200 new Orthodox churches in Moscow

April 30, 2011 Featured News

04/30/2011 For the Patriarch Kirill the city will be an example to the whole country to change the entire image of religion in Russia. Mayor Sobianin calls for churches open to young people, not just a place of prayer. Moscow (AsiaNews) – “There will be no delay or hindrance” to the project for another 200 […]

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Paschal services in Vietnam

April 30, 2011 News

30/4/2011 The Secretary of the Department for External Church Relations for the Far Abroad, priest Sergiy Zvonarev, served in the city of Vung Tau, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City services Good and Bright Week. On 19-24 April 2011 in the parish in honor of Our Lady of Kazan, in the neighborhood of Russian specialists […]

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Georgian idea and Georgian World

April 28, 2011 News

By Messenger Staff 27/4/2011 During the recent religious celebrations, Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II paid certain attention to political themes. If we realize how much respect the Catholicos Patriarch has here in Georgia, we should understand the importance of these statements. This time during the Easter ceremony he paid much attention to the so […]

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News Book From ORI – Prayer of the Publican: Justification in the Desert Fathers

April 28, 2011 News

28/4/2011 CLICK HERE TO BUY A COPY: The Orthodox Research Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Prayer of the Publican: Justification in the Desert Fathers By Fr. Joseph Lucas Paperback ISBN: 978-1-933275-54-3 Price: $12.95 + shipping & handling The Sayings of the Desert Fathers has inspired Christians for generations. In Prayer of the […]

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100 Serbian Icons on Display in Belgrade

April 28, 2011 Featured News

23/4/2011 Orthodox icons, which have always presented a striking illustration of the division lines between Orthodox and Catholic Christianity, now come again under the limelight in a new exhibition, opened this week in Belgrade. A hundred icons, dating from different historical periods, are displayed at the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences (SANU), and will […]

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Military holds official funeral for fallen soldier at Church

April 28, 2011 News

28/4/2011 TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL A 25-year-old soldier who was killed accidentally at an outpost in Kozluk, Batman province, during his military service was laid to rest on Wednesday in a rare military ceremony held at a church. Pvt. Sevag Şahin Balıkçı, who died on Sunday when, according to official reports, his friend’s rifle accidentally discharged, […]

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Copts demand return of missing Christian Girls

April 28, 2011 Featured News

Emad Khalil 28/04/2011 Dozens of Copts staged a protest on Thursday in front of Egypt’s High Court, demanding the return of a number of Christian girls they describe as “disappeared”. A number of Coptic lawyers have submitted a report to the attorney general requesting that the minister of interior, Mansour al-Essawy, establish the location of […]

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Presidential frontrunners offer symbolic support for Egypt’s Copts on Easter

April 28, 2011 News

Dina Ezzat 22/4/2011 Amr Moussa and Mohamed ElBaradei, the twin front-runners in Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, join in giving symbolic support for Egypt’s Christians on Easter It was with smiles and handshakes that presidential hopeful Amr Moussa, who is nearing the end of his second term as Arab League secretary-general, entered Qasr Al-Doubara Evangelical Church […]

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Christian group aspires to raise Jesus Awareness

April 28, 2011 News

27/42011 By Rida Ahmed Staff Wri­­ter Fifty Coptic Orthodox Fellowship members hosted a miniature carnival with a Christian angle on Tuesday to celebrate “Jesus Awareness Day.” Members aimed to clear misleading notions about Christianity for about 450 people who attended the seven-hour event in front of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, […]

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Moscow patriarch urged UOC(KP) to join ROC as Autonomous Church

April 28, 2011 News

27/4/2011 Patriarch Kiril, now on a visit in Ukraine, proposed to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) to join the Russian Orthodox Church, Religia v Ukrayini reported Apr. 27. Kiril said ROC will accept UOC(KP) as an autonomous church, preserving its structure and sources of revenue. The only condition is to attend sessions of […]

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Catholicos Patriarch Consecrates Three Crosses – One Goes to Abkhazia

April 28, 2011 News

2011-04-07 Georgian Church Catholicos Patriarch consecrates three crosses at Annunciation Church, Tbilisi. One cross out of three will be sent to Abkhazia. Catholicos Patriarch of Al Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi, Metropolitan of Pitsunda and Sukhumi-Abkhazia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II wishes Happy Annunciation to the parish and prays for joy and love. His Holiness […]

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Novak Djokovic awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Church

April 28, 2011 Featured News

28/4/2011 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded today on April 28, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade the order of St. Sava of the First Degree to Mr. Novak Djokovic, the prominent sportsman from Belgrade. On proposal of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, the glorified Serbian tennis player was awarded with the highest […]

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTEND THE SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE THE 96th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN ANTELIAS

April 28, 2011 News

04/24/2011 On Sunday 24 April 2011, in the evening, thousands of Armenians gathered in front of the St. Stephen Chapel of the Martyrs of the Genocide in Antelias. Among those present were religious leaders, representing the Armenian Catholic and Protestant communities, representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Tashnak, the Social Democrat Party, Henchag, …

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Armenian Pontiff Receives Vice President of the European People’s Party

April 28, 2011 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 27/4/2011 On April 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Jaime Mayor Oreja, Vice President of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) of the European Parliament. His Holiness expressed his satisfaction for the developing cooperation and mutual ties between the Institutions of the […]

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