Monday, July 4, 2011

Orthodox Christianity in the People’s Republic of China:Revival of Church Life Within the Framework of an Autonomous Church

July 4, 2011 News

4/7/2011 The last twenty years would most likely be imprinted in the minds of the Russian people as the time of reforms which have brought drastic changes to the political layout of the country, its social structure and economy, and have without doubt altered its religious dimensions as well. The Russian Orthodox Church recognizes its […]

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Bournemouth Church’s Diamond Jubilee

July 4, 2011 News

The British Orthodox Church 4/7/2011 The British Orthodox Parish of Christ the Saviour at Winton, Bournemouth, celebrated the church’s Diamond Jubilee with a visit from Abba Seraphim combining services and events over the weekend of 2-3 July. Although the parish was founded 75 years ago, the church – formerly a stable and carpenter’s workshop – […]

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Patriarch Zakka I Iwas Calls for Abandoning All Forms of Violence, Resorting to Dialogue

July 4, 2011 Featured News

H. Sabbagh 3/7/2011 Damascus, (SANA) – Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Church and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Zakka I Iwas on Sunday called for abandoning all forms of violence, supporting peace and security and stability, and adopting the language of dialogue. In a statement, […]

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Crowds Queue for a Miracle of St Maximus

July 4, 2011 Featured News

Photo Emona Tsoncheva 3/7/2011 Clergymen from different bishoprics attended the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary since the enthronement of Patriarch Maxim, Head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Thousands of believers gathered to touch or at least see the relics of St Maximus the Confessor. At 6pm the relics arrived from Varna to the Alexander Nevski […]

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Bulgarian govt tries to support church as much as it can, without interfering, says PM

July 4, 2011 News

Veselina YORDANOVA 4/7/2011 Sofia. We are trying to support church as much as we can and without interfering. I think you are satisfied with the past two years when Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria has been in power, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said at a meeting with church heads and church delegations who are […]

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Armenian Clergy in Georgia Hail Church Status Decision

July 4, 2011 News

04.07.2011 Tigran Avetisian The Georgia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church has welcomed the recent amendments passed by Georgian lawmakers granting a legal status to the local Armenian church. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service on Monday Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanian, the primate of the diocese, described such an approach of the Georgian authorities is […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians meets Latvian President in Riga

July 4, 2011 News

1/7/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II left for a visit to Latvia on June 29. Priest Khosrov Stepanyan, head of Armenian community Arno Ter-Sahakov and other representatives of the Armenian community met His Holiness Karekin II at the airport. At the meeting with Latvia’s President Valdis Zatlers, Karekin II expressed his gratitude for the […]

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Serbia: Djokovic returns to regal welcome after Wimbledon Victory

July 4, 2011 Featured News

4/7/2011 Belgrade, 4 July (AKI) – Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic will return to Belgrade late on Monday to a “royal” welcome after his dazzing win against defending champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Wimbledon final and replacing him as the world’s top tennis player. Belgrade mayor Dragan Djilas said Djokovic’s native city will organise a […]

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KYIV. Presentation of the projects envisaging the reconstruction of the Church of Tithes was Held

July 4, 2011 News

On July 1 in the Architects’ House the projects envisaging the reconstruction of the Church of Tithes was held. As a result of competition, the two projects were recognized the best: • The project by “Design System Ltd” by Andrii Sergiyovychch Mirhorodsky, which foresees museumification of the foundations of the Church of Tithes together with […]

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Press Conference “The actual purpose of the Jubilee Council of the UOC”

July 4, 2011 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On July 1, at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (block 70-A) the press conference on “The actual purpose of the Jubilee Council of the UOC” was conducted. Participants: – His Eminence Metrophanes, Archbishop of Bila Tserkva and Bohuslav, chief of the UOC administration – His Eminence Alexander, Archbishop of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy and Vyshneve, chairman of […]

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Prayers Requested

July 4, 2011 Featured News

7/4/2011 Orthodox Church in America Beloved Readers Please continue to pray for the clergy and faithful of St. Peter the Aleut Church, Minot, ND and St. Dimitri Mission, Los Alamos, NM and all who are suffering due to floods and fires. Source:

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Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates Novak Djokovic

July 4, 2011 News

4/7/2011 The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates Mr. Novak Djokovic for the victory in the tennis tournament – Wimbledon 2011, and at the same time for the first place at the ATP list of the best world tennis players, with a wish to continue to work hard and try his best for […]

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Crosses consecrated on Bukovo Field

July 4, 2011 News

1/7/2011 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, where he served on St. Vitus Daz , on Tuesday, June 28 on Bukovo field, where the church of St. Prince Lazar i sbeing built, the prayerful requiem service to Kosovo heroes, martyrs and new martyrs killed for the faith and fatherland since Kosovo battle until today, among […]

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First All Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Great Britain

July 4, 2011 Featured News

2/7/2011 The All Orthodox Bishopric conference for the British Isles was founded on June 21, 2010 on the founding assembly in London and it consisted of all canonical diocesan bishops of the Orthodox Churches under which jurisdiction are Great Britain and Ireland. Sinde then, this conference meets two times a year, and within the same […]

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The Graduates Of The Orthodox Faculty Of Theology Of Bucharest Swore In The Oath Of Allegiance

July 4, 2011 News

On 30 June 2011, 244 of this year series of graduates of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of “Patriarch Justinian” of Bucharest swore in the oath of allegiance. The event took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Spiridon in the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The feast began […]

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President Of The Hellenic Republic On A Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

July 4, 2011 News

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: On 28 June 2011, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church received at the Patriarchal Palace, His Excellency Mr. Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic, who was paying an official visit to Romania. The Patriarch of Romania emphasised the traditional relations of friendship […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PATRIARCH ABUNA PAULOS OF ETHIOPIA

July 4, 2011 News

Recently, the representative of Abuna Paulos, accompanied by the Chargé d’Affaire of the Ethipian Embassy in Lebanon met with His Holiness Aram I. The purpose of the visit was to ask the Catholicos to assist them in resolving some of the difficulties of the Ethiopian community. As a recently established community, they do not have […]

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Russian Cathedral in Nice closed as its wall partly Collapsed

July 4, 2011 News

*** Parishioners complain its current owners refuse to obey the court decision Moscow, June 30, Interfax – Two-meter piece of plaster collapsed from the Southern nave of St.Nicholas Church in Nice. “The church is closed. The overhanging wall and other parts of the building are examined,” a church parishioner told Interfax-Religion. The plaster fell down […]

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Ukrainian priest hangs himself on Church Porch

July 4, 2011 News

Kiev, June 30, Interfax – A priest was found hanged on the porch of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Church in the town of Malaya Berezanka in the Kiev region, Ukraine. Forensic experts said the death was not violent. The body was sent to the forensic laboratory for a postmortem, Kiev regional police spokesman […]

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Armenian Church in Mumbai has no Priest

July 4, 2011 News

4/6/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net – Zabel Joshi, now last surviving Armenian in Mumbai, India, 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, Arabic, Turkish, […]

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