Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OCP Statement on Catholicos Karekin II and the Sanahin Monastery

July 26, 2011 Featured News

26/7/2011 Beloved Readers and Well wishers It is with great regret we regret the appearance of false news in OCP media network with regard to the statement made by His Holiness Karekin Catholicos-Patriarch on Sanahin Monastery. Many false news in various tones are getting loaded into websites and other media. We strongly condemn such false […]

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Russian Church calls for condemnation of Stalin, Lenin Crimes

July 26, 2011 News

Moscow, July 25, Interfax – A remembrance service for victims of Soviet-era repressions was held by the Solovetsky Stone on Moscow Lubyanskaya Square on Monday. “Many are trying to tell us that that period should be forgotten together with the great number of victims,” head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest […]

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Grand meeting on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes Place

July 26, 2011 News

24.07.2011 On 24 July 2011, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovskiy’ hotel complex in Moscow. The Presidium included His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia; Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of […]

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Orthodox Chapel Consecrated in Ceremony

July 26, 2011 News

Kristopher Rikken 25/7/2011 Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church An Orthodox chapel in a site with a long history has been consecrated in Malvaste village on the island of Hiiumaa. Administered by Metropolitan Stefanus of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church, the ceremony and liturgy spanned five hours on July 25, ETV reported. “This is a very important […]

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Azerbaijan to finance restoration of mosque, Orthodox church in Serbia

July 26, 2011 News

26/7/2011 Azerbaijan will assume financing of restoration of the orthodox church of Saint Peter and Bayrakly Mosque in Serbia. The statement came from Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Romania and Serbia Eldar Hasanov. ‘We have decided to restore the historical mosque Bayrakli dated to the Ottoman empire in Belgrade and medrese that was burnt by Serbian radicals […]

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Pope Shenouda III considers divorce and second marriage proposals following Protests

July 26, 2011 News

26/7/2011 Egypt’s Coptic Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III, looks into the demands of protesters calling for divorce and second marriages to be allowed after the demonstrations that took place at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya last week. Pope Shenouda III, head of the Orthodox Church, is looking into the demands of the protests calling for the […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letter to His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

July 26, 2011 Featured News

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway Your Majesty! With sorrow I learned of the terrible terrorist attacks in the capital of Norway, as well as on the island of Utoeya. Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church, who in these tragic days, …

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Russian Church: centuries-old traditions Live On

July 26, 2011 News

Mikhail Aristov 25/7/2011 July 28 is celebrated in Russia as the Day of Christianization. On this day, the Russian Orthodox Church commemorates Prince Vladimir, who, in the year 899, made Christianity Russia’s official religion and who was later canonized for this. Last year, by the president’s decree, this day was made a national holiday. Father […]

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Azerbaijan to help build church and renovate Mosque

July 26, 2011 News

25/7/2011 The government of Azerbaijan will help complete an Orthodox Christian church in Novi Sad and renovate the Bajrakli mosque in Belgrade, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia Eldar Hasanov has stated. The government of Azerbaijan will help complete an Orthodox Christian church in Novi Sad and renovate the Bajrakli mosque in Belgrade, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia […]

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Belgian Christians divided over banning of Muslim Burqa

July 26, 2011 Featured News

By Jonathan Luxmoore 25/7/2011 Warsaw, Poland, July 25 (ENInews)–Christian organizations in Belgium have had mixed reactions to a criminal code amendment making the country Europe’s second to ban the Islamic veil, or burqa. “We’re against this ruling, since it violates basic human rights,” said Kristine Jansone, general secretary of the Brussels-based Ecumenical Youth Council in […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Arrives in Ukraine

July 26, 2011 Featured News

25/7/2011 The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia at the Kyiv Caves Monastery Upon arrival to the capital of Ukraine, the Patriarch visited the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Near the gates of the Holy Monastery of the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church as […]

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The President of Georgia at Bagrati Cathedral

July 26, 2011 News

On July 22 the President of Georgia visited Kutaisi. Mikheil Saakashvili together with Archbishop Kalistrate saw the rehabilitation works at Bagrati Cathedral. The Italian architect Andrea Bruno that works on the rehabilitation of the cathedral together with Georgian architects was with them as well. As the President stated, it had been his long time project […]

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Istanbul Grants Resources for St. Stefan Church Restoration

July 26, 2011 News

26/7/2011 Istanbul municipality has allotted 1.2M euro for the reconstruction of Bulgarian St. Stefan Church in Turkey’s capital. St Stefan Church, also known as the Bulgarian Iron Church, is a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Istanbul, famous for being made of cast iron. It has a 40m high bell tower and is the only Christian temple […]

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