Sunday, February 26, 2012

Aram I calls for return of stolen Armenian Churches (Report,Snaps and Video)

February 26, 2012 Featured News

International Conference on the Armenian Genocide, part 1 International Conference on the Armenian Genocide, part 2 26/2/2012 A two-day international conference titled “The Armenian Genocide: from Recognition to Reparation” was held in Beirut in the presence of experts from all over the world, ambassadors, current and former government ministers and members of the Lebanese Parliament, […]

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US preacher demands Obama act on “Muslim war against Christians”

February 26, 2012 Featured News
Franklin Graham

Joseph Mayton 25/2/12 CAIRO: American preacher Franklin Graham called on US President Barack Obama to act on the “war on Christians” in the Islamic world being conducted by Muslims. Graham, the son of famous evangelist Billy Graham, made the comments in response to the ongoing case against a 34-year Iranian pastor who is threatened with […]

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In Egypt, Christian-Muslim Tension Is On The Rise

February 26, 2012 Featured News
A Coptic Christian man holds a cross made of flowers during a clash between Christians and Muslims in Cairo in November. Relations are becoming more strained between the two communities, and there has been periodic violence.

25/2/2012 SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON Blackened rubble is all that is left of Abskharon Suleiman’s appliance store in the northern Egyptian village of Sharbat. Suleiman is a Coptic Christian, and his upstairs apartment, as well as his children’s homes and shops, were gutted and looted in an attack last month by young Muslim men. In Egypt, […]

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The Key to Armenia’s Survival

February 26, 2012 Featured News
An Armenian merchant portrayed by Giovanni Grevembroch in the 18th century

By RODERICK CONWAY MORRIS 24/2/2012 VENICE — Armenian civilization is one of the most ancient of those surviving in the Middle East, but for large parts of its history Armenia has been a nation without a country. This has given the spoken and written word, the primary means through which Armenian identity has been preserved, […]

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Memory of Patriarch Alexy II honoured

February 26, 2012 Featured News

25/2/2012 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has honoured the memory of his predecessor Patriarch Alexy II by holding a requiem service at Alexy’s tomb in Moscow. He said that Alexy II “carried the holy burden of his patriarchal duties at a very difficult time”. The greatest achievement of the patriarch who died 3 […]

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Eastern Orthodox members trying to grow in Jacksonville

February 26, 2012 Featured News
Peyton Tosh reads aloud during a Vespers service for the Jacksonville Eastern Orthodox Church with her brother Gabriel and sister Lydia in the chapel at Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The Eastern Orthodox church is trying to build a larger community in Jacksonville.

By STEVEN SPEARIE The State Journal-Register 25/2/2012 JACKSONVILLE — For Karen Woods of Jacksonville, attending Divine Liturgy, the primary worship service in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, has meant making a 90-minute trek one way to Quincy’s St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission Church each Sunday. Woods, a convert to Orthodoxy along with her husband, Martin, […]

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Orthodox Lent begins Sunday

February 26, 2012 Featured News

The Times-Standard 25/2/2012 The world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians, including those who worship at St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka, are getting ready to enter into the sacred season of Lent this Sunday. Around the world, Orthodox communities gather at sunset to participate in an ancient service known as Forgiveness Sunday (held at 6 p.m.) […]

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Orthodox Church Official Entreats Activists to Forgive Political Opponents

February 26, 2012 News

The Moscow Times 25/2/2012 Orthodox Church spokesman Vsyevolod Chaplin said Friday that while the upcoming Orthodox holiday of Forgiveness Sunday is not the best day for protests, it is “not a sin” to attend them, and that demonstrators should forgive those who do not share their views. At least two opposition events are planned in […]

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