Sunday, August 14, 2011

Copts demanding right to divorce will collectively leave Church

August 14, 2011 Featured News

Emad Khalil Yomna Mokhtar 13/08/2011 The Right to Life Movement, a Coptic group, said a large number of its members will collectively leave the Coptic Orthodox Church, while retaining their Christianity, in response to the Church’s refusal to permit divorce and second marriages except in cases of adultery. A senior bishop, who asked not to […]

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His Holiness Alexy II

August 14, 2011 News

14/8/2011 Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church during an era of profound change. His Holiness Alexy II, who died in Moscow on December 5 aged 79, was Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church during an era of profound change. He became Patriarch in 1990, a year after the Berlin Wall had come down and at […]

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Mother Thekla

August 14, 2011 News
Mother Thekla with Sir John Tavener

14/8/2011 Mother Thekla, who died on August 7 aged 93, was the last surviving nun to have occupied the enclosed Orthodox Monastery of the Assumption in North Yorkshire, but became better known to the wider world as the spiritual muse of the composer Sir John Tavener. A beautiful, Russian-born Cambridge graduate who co-founded the monastery […]

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Crimson Code of Berat arrives in Bulgaria

August 14, 2011 News

FOCUS News Agency 14/8/2011 Crimson Code of Berat will arrive in Bulgaria. This will be one of the exhibits displayed in the exhibition themed The Brilliance of Byzantium, which will accompany the XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies, hosted by Sofia from August 22 to August 27. The exhibition will show 121 decorated Greek Codes, […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Opened in Sharjah

August 14, 2011 News

Lily B. Libo-on 14/8/2011 14 August 2011 SHARJAH – The Saint Philip the Apostle Russian Orthodox Church opened here on Saturday, and is set to become the place of worship for an estimated 20,000 Orthodox believers in the UAE, majority of who live in Sharjah. The temple is the first and only monumental Orthodox church […]

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