Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bulgarian Church Marks 40 Years Since Its Patriarch’s Enthronement

July 3, 2011 Featured News

3/6/2011 An official solemn mass marking the 40th anniversary of the enthronement of Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim is being held in Sofia’s Alexander Nevski cathedral Sunday. The official commemoration of the 96-year-old Patriarch Maxim’s enthronement started Saturday, when the relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor traveled from Mount Athos to be […]

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Evolving Armenian Realities and the Surp Giragos Dikranagerd Church

July 3, 2011 Featured News
This church had more than 200 deeds showing that a significant portion of the Diyarbakir city center belonged to the church prior to 1915. At present, several apartment buildings, state schools, offices, and shops are on these lands. So, the long and difficult process has begun, to reclaim these lands and properties by their rightful owner, the Surp Giragos Church.

By: Raffi Bedrosyan 1/7/2011 I would like to share my thoughts about Armenian realities—evolving ones, forgotten ones, and new ones. Until 20 years ago, the Armenian reality was mainly Soviet Armenia and the diaspora. Then, a double miracle happened and we had a free and independent Armenia and Karabagh, creating a new reality, which became […]

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Legal status of Armenian Church in Georgia will secure religious heritage – MP

July 3, 2011 News

2/7/2011 YEREVAN. – The fact that Georgian Parliament amended the Civil code, granting 5 religions denominations, Armenian Apostolic Church among them, status of legal entity of public law will greatly contribute to preservation of Armenian religious heritage in Georgia, ruling Armenian Republican Party MP Shirak Torosyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. He stressed that this decision will […]

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Egyptian Women’s legal center demands personal status law for Copts

July 3, 2011 News

Yomna Mokhtar 02/07/2011 The Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) announced support for Copts’ demand for a personal status law for non-Muslims. Such a law would deal with issues of marriage and divorce separately from church regulations. The center said such as law is necessary in light of sectarian violence triggered when Copts do […]

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Relics of Maximus Confessor to Travel to Bulgaria

July 3, 2011 News

2/7/2011 The relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor will travel from Mount Athos and be laid out for veneration in the patriarchal St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia Sunday. The relics of St. Maximus will be laid out for veneration after 1.30 pm, after the end of the official solemn […]

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Armenians in Mumbai: A 200-year History

July 3, 2011 News

Aarefa Johari, Hindustan Times 3/7/2011 Zabel Joshi (nee Hayakian), now Mumbai’s last surviving Armenian, was raised as a Lebanese Armenian in Beirut. She met her husband, a Mumbai-based cloth merchant, on one of his numerous business trips to that city. She married at 23 and moved to Mumbai in 1972 and now speaks fluent Armenian, […]

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Religious Leaders Call Obama to Take Bold Action for Middle East Peace

July 3, 2011 News

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 1/7/2011 Religious leaders from the Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches have called upon President Obama to take “bold action” to establish peace in Israel and Palestine. In a letter drafted by “Churches for Middle East Peace” this week the president was urged to make a clear and […]

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