Saturday, June 18, 2011

Archon Behrakis becomes first recipient of ‘Bouras Stewardship Award’

June 18, 2011 Featured News
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston together with National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis, MD, Archons Jim Fountas, John Halecky and George Safiol, present the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship to Archon George D. Behrakis. (Photo by D. Panagos)

New York, NY 6/17/2011 The Order of Saint Andrew – Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate The Order of Saint Andrew honored George D. Behrakis, Archon Depoutatos, on June 5 by bestowing upon him the “Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship.” Archon Behrakis became the first recipient of this prestigious award during a special […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Stefanovic, Patriarch Irinej discuss course of negotiations with Pristina

June 18, 2011 News

Tanjug 17/6/2011 Head of the Serbian government’s team for dialogue with Pristina Borislav Stefanovic spoke today with Serbian Patriarch Irinej and members of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church about the course and effects of the dialogue with Pristina to date. Head of the Serbian government’s team for dialogue with Pristina Borislav Stefanovic […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Churches of Holy Land protest against new taxes in Israel

June 18, 2011 News

17/6/2011 Heads of Christian churches expressed their deep concern on new changes aimed at taxation of churches’ real estate, writes Nouvelles d`Arménie. Although former changes failed to be implemented, the Israel did not hide its intention of taxation on various churches’ real estate. The empty churches are also subjected to taxation. The statement by an […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Roman Catholics and Orthodox in Crete

June 18, 2011 News

15/06/2011 The ancient Greek island town of Rethymno on the west coast of Crete is hosting a crucial ecumenical encounter between Catholic and Orthodox leaders this week. The president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch and Metropolitan Hilarion Alfayev, in charge of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate, are among […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Visit of All-Armenian Catholicos to Georgia is over: communiqué not Signed

June 18, 2011 News

16/6/2011 Joint communiqué between Georgian and Armenian churches was not signed during the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians to Georgia. Working process and comparison of positions still continue, reported Metropolitan Gerasim, the head of foreign affairs department of Georgian Patriarchate. He dismissed the reports saying it was the Armenian side which allegedly refused to […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Church fears ‘dictatorship’ in debt-burdened Greece

June 18, 2011 Featured News

By: Christian Today reporter 17/6/2011 The Greek Orthodox Church in Great Britain has spoken of its concerns for Greece as the country struggles to free itself from a crippling debt crisis. Capital city Athens was rocked by violent protests on Wednesday as Greek riot police took on hundreds of protesters angry over the government’s austerity […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Georgian side deadlocked visit of Armenian Catholicos – Politician

June 18, 2011 News

17/6/2011 YEREVAN. – Official Yerevan is guilty in Georgia’s presenting an unpermitted communiqué to Armenian Catholicos Karekin II during his visit to Georgia, chairman of Javakhk compatriotic union Shirak Torosyan told at a press conference. “The Armenians in Javakhk do not remember such a high level visit for decades. The Armenian Catholicos’ visit is a […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Russian Orthodox Church arranges ‘historical event’

June 18, 2011 News

17/6/2011 Russian Orthodox Church arranges CIS session of interreligious council presidium on November 28 in Yerevan. “It will be a historical visit of the leader of Caucasus Muslims Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshükür Pashazade in Armenia. The same was when Armenian Catholicos had visited Baku,” told representative of Russian Orthodox Church Roman Silantyev. Silantyev believes that Armenian Catholicos […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Alberta community in shock after priest Charged

June 18, 2011 News
Congregation members of Alberta priest John Lipinski are shocked over allegations of immigration fraud. Ukranian Orthodox Church of Canada

CBC News 17/6/2011 Members of a northeastern Alberta community are feeling betrayed and disappointed after a priest was charged with immigration fraud. “It’s hard to believe that it could have happened,” said Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Genia Leskiw. “And it’s hard to believe that my parish priest could’ve been involved in something like that. “It’s shocking. […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Azerbaijan has 1,802 registered mosques, 10 churches, six Synagogues

June 18, 2011 News

16/6/2011 The figures were given by the chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Hidayat Orujov, in his report to an international conference of human rights commissioners on “Ethnic Minorities and Cultural Rights of Migrants: Legal Aspects and Implementation” in Baku today. He said that, according to the statistics, 96% of the […]

0 comments Read the full article →