Thursday, July 7, 2011

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Trustees Attend Conference on Christian Witness in the Middle East

July 7, 2011 News

7/7/2011 [SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] —Two trustees from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Board Chair Anne Glynn-Mackoul and The Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters, recently attended an international conference titled “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East Today: Theological and Political Challenges.” The conference was held June 19–23, 2011 in Volos, Greece at the invitation of […]

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Tens demonstrate for rights of Christians to civil marriage and divorce

July 7, 2011 News

7/7/2011 Egypt’s Christians demand the right to divorce and remarry Tens gathered on Thursday in front of the justice ministry demanding the rights for Egyptian Christians to civil marriage. The mostly Christian demonstrators protested that they were neither able to divorce nor remarry. The banners held read “no to changing religion to gain divorce,” and […]

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Syrian Christians concerned about instability at Home

July 7, 2011 Featured News
Saydnaya church, 27 kilometers north of Damascus, is second only to Jerusalem for Christian pilgrimage.

By Brooke Anderson The Daily Star 7/7/2011 BEIRUT: As an increasing number of Syrians take to the streets to demand sweeping government reforms, many Syrian Christians are still hesitant to do so – afraid of an uncertain future as a minority that has until now been safe under the current secular government. “To be honest, […]

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Opposition calls on Saakashvili to veto amendments on religious groups’ Law

July 7, 2011 News

By Mzia Kupunia 7/7/2011 The Georgian Patriarchate and some of the opposition have slammed changes made to the Georgian Civil Code on Tuesday, envisaging giving permission to the religious minority groups in Georgia to register as legal entities of public law in Georgia. In its second statement for the last two days, the Georgian Orthodox […]

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Law on legal status of religious units in Georgia enters into Force

July 7, 2011 News

7/7/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net – Legislative amendment allowing religious minority groups to be registered as legal entities of public law, went into force after being published on July 6 by the state online registry of legal acts. Posting of the document by Sakanonmdeblo Matsne (legislation herald) means that it has been signed into law by President Saakashvili […]

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Orthodox Church in talks to help Greece through Crisis

July 7, 2011 News

By Agence France-Presse 6/7/2011 Greece’s Orthodox Church is in talks with the government about releasing some of its wealth to help the country through its massive debt crisis, the government and church officials said Wednesday. The Church was ready to contribute to help the country, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said after a meeting with the […]

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GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH TO GIVE UP ASSETS TO STAVE OFF CRISIS

July 7, 2011 News

6/7/2011 (AGI)Athens-The Greek Orthodox Church is willing to give up part of its vast wealth to help the country fight the economic crisis. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced as much at the end of a meeting with Archbishop Ieronymos II, the country’s highest spiritual authority. The Archbishop claims to be “very optimistic regarding the […]

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KYIV. Draft Resolution of the Jubilee Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made Public

July 7, 2011 Featured News

7/7/2011 With the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and in order to stop the anti-Church information campaign in the media, and to reassure the faithful and to stop speculations about the Jubilee Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that will be held at the Holy Dormition Kyiv Lavra of Caves …

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Present Canonical Status, rights and Responsibilities

July 7, 2011 Featured News

7/7/2011 In October 2010 we celebrated 20 years of existence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the status of “autonomous and independent in its governance.” The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) is a self-governing part of the Moscow Patriarchate. The dioceses of the UOC are in the territory of Ukraine. By the Definition of the Bishops’ […]

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Archbishop Metrophanes of Bila tserkva and Bohuslav called the “alternative council of the UOC” an “unauthorized assembly of no legal force”

July 7, 2011 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church 7/7/2011 It is reported that today, on July 6, an”alternative” Council of the UOC was held. A certain organization committee of the “All-Ukrainian assembly of the Orthodox community of Ukraine” decided to hold its meeting two days before the official Council of the UOC and encouraged all the public organizations of Ukraine […]

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