Wednesday, July 20, 2011

‘The Patriarchate perception’ in Turkey’s global strategy by Bekir Günay & Emrah Usta*

July 20, 2011 News

19/7/2011 The institution known officially as the Fener Greek Patriarchate in Turkey and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the rest of the world, serves as the spiritual leader of the Orthodox community, whose members exceed 250 million. After the Roman Empire split into East and West, the Christians in the Byzantine Empire were subordinated to the […]

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Hasio Issac Mor Osthatheos visited His Excellency Syrian Ambassador to India

July 20, 2011 News

Syrian Orthodox Church in India 19/7/2011 Mor Osthatheos Issac, Metropolitan of Delhi Diocese was invited by His Excellency Riad Abbas, the Ambassador of Syria. His Excellency requested the Syrian Orthodox Church in India to pray for sustaining peace in Syria. His Excellency mentioned that the doors of the Republic of Syria is always open for […]

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Catholicose Baselious Thomas met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh & UPA President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi

July 20, 2011 News

Syrian Orthodox Church in India 17/7/2011 INDIA/NEW DELHI: H.B Catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st (Catholicos of Indian and Metropolitan Trustee of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India) had a meeting with Honorable Prime Minister Manmohan Singh & UPA President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. H.B urged to open the closed churches in Malankara due to the dispute between […]

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Places of worship special field of interest for Turkish-Armenian Architect

July 20, 2011 News
The Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church was in a bad state of disrepair. Its recent renovation breathed new life into the building (inset).

ESIN KAYA, İSTANBUL 17/7/2011 Turkish-Armenian architect Kevork Özkaragöz, who comes from the province of Malatya in eastern Turkey, differs from many colleagues in his profession in that he does not confine his abilities solely to a certain category of buildings. Instead, he works on almost all types of places of worship from various faiths, including […]

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Russian, Georgian, Ukrainian church leaders to meet in Kyiv

July 20, 2011 News

Interfax-Ukraine 19/7/2011 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Ukraine on July 26-28 to mark the Day of Christianization of Kyivan Rus. During his visit to Ukraine, Patriarch Kirill will meet with Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra on the evening of July 26, the Moscow Patriarchate’s information […]

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Preparations Underway for Aram I’s Pontifical Visit

July 20, 2011 News

19/7/2011 LA CRESCENTA—Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, along with the Western Prelacy Religious and Executive Councils announced the revised dates and tentative schedule for the Pontifical visit of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The Pontifical visit will begin on Thursday, October 6 and conclude on October 23. The committees […]

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Bulgarian Iron Church’s Restoration in Istanbul Starts in August

July 20, 2011 Featured News

19/7/2011 The Istanbul Municipality and the provincial administration have joined efforts to restore the Bulgarian “St. Stefan” church. According to Hurriyet Daily News, “the parts of the church that have become dirty and carbonated will be cleaned thoroughly with detergent water, while the missing ornaments on the façade will be replicated using original material. The […]

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Russian Church sends envoy to reconcile Podgorica and SPC

July 20, 2011 News

Željka Jevtić 20/7/2011 Two main topics on agenda of the highest level talks in Belgrade and Podgorica shall be position of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Montenegro and whether Montenegrin authorities support non canonical church of Miras Dedaic. As ‘Blic’ learns the second man of the Russian Church , the Littoral Head Ilarion is […]

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In Italy, the Orthodox pray in empty Catholic Churches

July 20, 2011 News

By Asia News 19/7/2011 Moscow Patriarchate: our people growing abroad also with the help of the Catholic Church, who host us in its facilities. Number of Orthodox churches built abroad are now over 400. Moscow (AsiaNews) – The Catholic parishes in Italy often left empty are hosting religious services of the Russian Orthodox Church, which […]

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