Friday, June 3, 2011

The Way: Orthodoxy and Why It Matters

June 3, 2011 News

Chuck Colson, BreakPoint According to the Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, 57 percent of self-identified Evangelical Christians agreed with this statement: “Many religions can lead to eternal life.” Think about the staggering implications of what you just heard: 57 percent of Evangelicals believe that many religions can lead to eternal life! Yet Jesus Himself […]

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Conference of “Orthodoxy in the regions of China” was held in Almaty

June 3, 2011 Featured News

The Chinese Orthodox Church 3/6/2011 A conference on “Orthodoxy in the regions of China,” dedicated to topical issues of Orthodoxy in China took place in Almaty on May 31 with the blessing of Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan in Almaty on May 31. A welcome message from Metropolitan Hilarion, DECR Chairman, was read at […]

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Turkish MP candidate met Deputy Patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church

June 3, 2011 News

3/6/2011 Opposition Republican People’s Party MP candidate from Istanbul Aydin Ayaydin met Deputy Patriarch Archbishop Aram Ateshian and members of Synod of Constantinople Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church, reports Turkish Hurriyet. Ayaydin stressed that Turkey must embrace all its citizens, irrespective of creed, identity or language differences. Archbishop Ateshian in his turn marked that Republican […]

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550th anniversary of Armenian Patriarchate celebrated, accompanied by silent Protest

June 3, 2011 Featured News

YONCA POYRAZ DOĞAN , İSTANBUL 3/6/2011 The Armenian Church and the Armenian Community in İstanbul celebrated last Sunday the 550th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Patriarchate and a group of İstanbul Armenians held a silent protest wearing black and purple ribbons to stand against the government’s decision to appoint a co-patriarch in addition […]

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Bishop of Tripoli: NATO bombs a Coptic church. Civilian Casualties.

June 3, 2011 Featured News

06/01/2011 Libya Last night the bombs damaged a Coptic church located near a military barracks. Migrant Filipino Catholics witness charity among the Libyan people affected by war. Tripoli (AsiaNews) – “NATO has intensified bombings and continues to create victims. The missiles are falling everywhere and, unfortunately, not only affect military zones, but also civilian areas. […]

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Teodosije: Partition of Kosovo could lead to Escalation of Violence

June 3, 2011 News

3/6/2011 DECANI, June 3. (TANJUG). Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop of Raska and Prizren Teodosije stated Thursday that any partition of Kosovo could lead to escalation of violence, in which the Serb people would suffer the most. Commenting on the statements certain Serbian politicians recently made about Kosovo’s partition, Teodosije said that those were just […]

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Expert: Armenian Catholicos mustn’t return from Javakhk with Empty Hands

June 3, 2011 Featured News

3/6/2011 “Armenians in Georgia and Armenians in Javakhk must consider visit of Catholicos of All Armenians as a measure for problems’ settlement and not as an aim. I underline this as there is a special tendency to consider this visit a great aim,” Vahe Sargsyan, expert of the “Mitq” analytic center told Times.am reporter while […]

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Armenian Catholicos defrocks Fr. Abel Manoukian

June 3, 2011 News

2/6/2011 YEREVAN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II defrocked Fr. Abel Manoukian. From now on the priest will bear his secular name Hrach Manoukian, press service of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Earlier in May Catholicos of All Armenians suspended priesthood of Abel Manoukian. The decision came after his refusal […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Honor Bulgarian Batak Martyrs

June 3, 2011 Featured News

3/6/2011 The Russian Orthodox Church has made the decision to officially honor the Bulgarian victims of the Batak and Novo Selo Massacres in 1876. The information was announced by the Bishopric in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv, saying the decision was made in Sankt Petersburg during a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church under […]

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Angry priests damn Church’s relationship with the State

June 3, 2011 Featured News

By Tom Washington 03/06/2011 A turbulent troika of priests has abandoned the Russian Orthodox Church over its supposedly heretical dealings with earthly powers. Fraternising with the government is heresy and sin, they claim, and this holy trinity wants no part of it. Anger over hob-nobbing with officials and making accommodating gestures towards other faiths has […]

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Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Demand Having 2nd Mosque in Sofia

June 3, 2011 Featured News

3/6/2011 Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is demanding to have a second mosque built in the capital Sofia. The request to the cabinet and the City Hall was made in the Parliament Friday by the DPS Deputy Chair, Luytvi Mestan. “You will hear from us good words about Mayor, Yordanka […]

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