Monday, January 9, 2012

Looking for spiritual light on the Golden Horn

January 9, 2012 Featured News

ARIANA FERENTINOU 9/1/2012 This year’s Orthodox Christmas and New Year celebrations, a 12-day long religious event, Dec. 31 with the church mass in honor of Saint John the Baptist, the last Prophet honored by both Christianity and Islam. And once again the center of Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, became a site of pilgrimage […]

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Russia at a dangerous point, warns Patriarch

January 9, 2012 Featured News

Kathy Lally 9/1/2012 MOSCOW: Two of the most formidable allies of the Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, have urged him to listen to protesters and take steps to accommodate them as a way of shoring up eroding confidence in the government. Mr Putin has offered little satisfaction to the many thousands of demonstrators who twice last […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church lauds UAE inter-faith policy

January 9, 2012 Featured News

2012-01-07 Abu Dhabi, 7th Jan. 2012 (WAM) — The UAE tolerant inter-faith policy adopted by the UAE under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has drawn praise from the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt at a Christmas mass here last night. In the name of Pope Shenouda III […]

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Egypt’s Christians celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

January 9, 2012 News
Christians at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo celebrated Christmas amid tight security and calls for national unity.

By Sarah El Deeb ASSOCIATED PRESS 8/1/2012 CAIRO – Egypt’s Christians yesterday celebrated their first Christmas after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a display of national unity to allay fears of the growing power of Islamists. The Coptic Orthodox celebration follows an escalation in violence against the minority, an estimated […]

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“TURKEY SHOULD LOOK AT ITS OWN RECORD ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DENIAL,” Said Aram I in his TV Interview

January 9, 2012 Featured News

December 2011 On Friday 23 December 2011, during an interview with OTV, the Lebanese station, and the Yerkir Media, His Holiness Aram I criticized the position of Turkey vis-à-vis the Middle East, and its response to the recent vote on the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives (USA) and the French Parliament Bill …

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Tadic sends message of peace to all citizens in Kosovo-Metohija

January 9, 2012 Featured News

Tanjug 8/1/2012 “Serbs, Albanians and representatives of the international community alike, we need to understand what is our existence and what is our role, which is to understand each other, to support each other, to provide a safe life for the children who will come after us, regardless of faith, regardless of nationality,” Tadic said […]

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Greek Orthodox Church in Gulf Shores to be consecrated by Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta

January 9, 2012 Featured News
At St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Chapel, the Very Reverend Father Frank Mayernick presides over a Sunday service. On Jan. 20, St. Athanasios will be consecrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, who will travel to Gulf Shores for what he calls the baptism of the church. (Kate Mercer/Press-Register)

By Roy Hoffman, Press-Register 7/1/2012 In Alabama, St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox parish joins four others: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Mobile; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Montgomery; Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham; and Saints Constantinople and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Huntsville. In Mississsippi, there are two parishes: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox […]

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Money could be behind Jaffa Christian figure’s murder

January 9, 2012 Featured News

By YAAKOV LAPPIN 01/09/2012 Four members of a Christian-Arab family remain in police custody over the stabbing murder of Gabriel Cadis. Police are considering the possibility that the brutal slaying of a prominent Christian community figure in Jaffa on Friday was driven by a dispute over real estate. Four members of a Christian-Arab family remain […]

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Russian Orthodox Church patriarch calls for government to listen to protesters

January 9, 2012 News

By Associated Press 7/1/2012 MOSCOW — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday urged the government to listen to protesters demanding free elections. Patriarch Kirill warned both sides that Russia cannot afford another revolution. “The government should, through dialogue and by listening to society, correct the course and then everything will be fine,” […]

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We confess one faith, one Lord, Jesus Christ, and one Baptism

January 9, 2012 Featured News

Romanian Church On 8 January 2012, on the Sunday after the Baptism of the Lord, the evangelical pericope from Matthew 4:12-17 presenting the beginning of the preaching of Jesus Christ, our Lord, was read in all the places of worship of the Romanian Patriarchate. In the sermon delivered in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence […]

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Saint John The Baptist Is The Vigil State Of The Church Conscience

January 9, 2012 Featured News

Romanian Church On 7 January, the Orthodox faithful celebrate Saint Prophet John the Baptist. The history of the Church mentions him as the last prophet of the Old Testament. He baptised Jesus Christ, our Saviour, and told the world He was the much expected Messiah. In the sermon delivered at the historical chapel of the […]

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2012 YEAR OF THE ARMENIAN BOOK

January 9, 2012 Featured News

(Summary in English of the Pontifical Message of His Holiness Aram I) Pontifical Message Addressed to the Prelates of the Dioceses of the Holy See of Cilicia, Members of the Clergy, Church Councils and Community Organizations, And the Faithful of the Armenian Church We greet you from the Holy See of Cilicia in Antelias with […]

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Memorial service held for the victims of the Curug raid

January 9, 2012 Featured News

Serbian Church 5/1/2012 The memorial service was served on January 4, 2012 in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Curug to the new martyrs of Curug and to all who suffered in the 1942 raid. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa served the memorial service with the concelebration of bishops: Vasilije of […]

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