Sunday, June 19, 2011

CSW Summer Fundraiser

June 19, 2011 Featured News

http://www.unitedcopts.org/ http://www.uafec.org/ 17/6/2011 In recognition for CSW support for the Copts over the years. Please come and support the event. Source:

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Bishops Meet: A Friendship Renewed

June 19, 2011 Featured News

The British-Indian Orthodox Churches 17/6/2011 On 17 June Abba Seraphim, accompanied by Father Gregory Tillett, paid a courtesy call to greet His Grace Yakob Mar Elias, Bishop of the Brahmavar diocese within the Indian Orthodox Church. His Grace Mar Elias was staying at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church in Brockley, London, during a brief visit to […]

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Abba Seraphim speaks to priests in Exeter

June 19, 2011 News

The British Orthodox Church On 6 June Abba Seraphim addressed the St. Boniface Society,at the Catholic Chaplaincy of Exeter University, on the subject of “The Two Families of Orthodoxy. An Ecumenical Perspective.” After discussing the historical background to the division, tracing from the Council of Ephesus in 431 and the Second Council of Ephesus in […]

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Spotlight on Byzantium at Delphi

June 19, 2011 Featured News

By Christina Sanoudou 17/6/2011 With a reduced budget but no cuts in terms of the quality of its scientific and artistic program, the European Cultural Center of Delphi is preparing to open its doors once again to host its annual international symposium. This year, the symposium will focus on the before and after of the […]

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American Turks and Azeris say no to US intervention in Turkey’s religious Affairs

June 19, 2011 News

18/6/2011 Washington. Isabel Levine – APA. American Turks and Azerbaijanis have started a new campaign to protect Turkey’s rights, APA’s Washington DC correspondent was told by Azerbaijani Diaspora. The US Senate Resolution introduced on May 24 for the U.S. Congress to demand Turkey to grant special international privileges to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Istanbul, bypassing […]

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Row over places of Egypt worship bill

June 19, 2011 Featured News

By Samar Ali Ezzat – The Egyptian Gazette 18/6/2011 CAIRO – A unified bill for building places of worship remained an unfulfilled wish under the Mubarak regime. The bill, which was perceived by both Christians and enlightened Muslims as instrumental in lessening sectarian tension was not been seriously considered until after the January 25 revolution […]

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Report on The Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos at Përmet’s Old Bazaar

June 19, 2011 News

The Albanian Orthodox Church 19/6/2011 By Dr. Kostantinos Giakoumis, Byzantinist B.A. Athens University h.D. C.B.O.M.G.S., University of Birmingham, UK. Mr. Joan Stratoberdha, Architect B.A. Tirana The purpose of this report is, after evaluation of the church of the Nativity of the Theotokos at Përmet’s Old Bazaar, to show its unique historical and architectural values. The […]

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Bulgarian PM, Orthodox Church Engage in Hearty Back-Scratching

June 19, 2011 News

18/6/2011 Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Varna Bishop Kiril have exchange warm niceties and praises, with the bishop going as far as comparing Borisov with the ruler who christianized the First Bulgarian Empire in the 9th century. The Bulgarian Prime Minister spoke in the village of Padina in Eastern Bulgaria Saturday where he delivered […]

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Armenian, Georgian Church Leaders Reach Impasse

June 19, 2011 News

16/6/2011 YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The spiritual leaders of Armenia and Georgia have failed to reach any concrete agreements on disputes between their state-backed churches after nearly one week of negotiations held during Catholicos Karekin II’s visit to Georgia. The supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of the Georgian Orthodox Church publicly disagreed […]

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Pay for Prayers? Christians Irked by Romanian Website

June 19, 2011 News

By Alex Murashko Christian Post Reporter 15/6/2011 An online prayer site that collects daily and monthly fees for prayers to be read out loud at services inside your choice of four Orthodox churches in Romania is being viewed critically by leaders of the centuries-old denomination. The Romanian company charges $1.44 per day or $34 per […]

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Russian Orthodox Artifact to be Auctioned

June 19, 2011 News

By Bill McAllister 17/6/2011 It’s being sold by Sophie Phillips, whose family has had in their possession since the 19th century. A local auctioneer will take bids next week on an antique calendar used by members of the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska. There are other wooden peg calendars still in existence, but primarily in […]

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Victims of immigration scam stuck in Limbo

June 19, 2011 News

CBC News 18/6/2011 Many of the Polish workers at the centre of an alleged Alberta immigration scam are in limbo, according to the lawyer representing them. Ukrainian Orthodox priest John Lipinski of St. Paul, Alta., along with his wife Angela and business partner Calvin Steinhauer, are facing charges for allegedly bringing dozens of workers into […]

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