Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Festival in Solidarity with Syria Held in Haifa

February 29, 2012 Featured News

29/2/2012 Haifa, Occupied Palestine, (SANA) – The Palestinian Popular Committee for Solidarity with Syria in the Occupied Palestinian Lands of 1948, political and religious figures inal-Jalil, al-Karmel and the Occupied Jerusalem as well as a delegation from the Occupied Syrian Golan held a festival Tuesday in solidarity with Syria at al-Midan Theatre in Haifa. After […]

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Egypt’s Copts protest “disappearance of girls”

February 29, 2012 Featured News
A Coptic woman praying during church service. Photo by Joseph Mayton

Mohamed Abdel Salam and Joseph Mayton 29/2/2012 CAIRO: A number of Egypt Coptic Christian protesters organized a demonstration on Tuesday in front of Parliament to protest what they called “the disappearance and abduction of Coptic girls,” where the families of the missing girls took part in the protest organized by the Association of Victims of […]

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Upcoming Lenten worship services to be performed by the Vicar Bishops of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC in the churches and monasteries in Kyiv and Kyiv province

February 29, 2012 News

28/2/2012 Ukrainian Church Schedule of worship services by Metropolitan Pavlo of Vyshgorod and Chornobyl on the 1st Week of Lent: Reading of the Great Canon of St.Andrew of Crete: – Monday, February 27 – the Church of the Venerable Anthony and Theodosius of the Kyiv Caves in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. – Tuesday, February 28 – Holy […]

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Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik

February 29, 2012 News

28/2/2012 On 28th at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Milorad Dodik, the President of the Republic of Srpska. The reception was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Patriarch, and the representatives of the Presidency of the Republic of Srpska. Source:

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Order of Saint Despot Stephen to Milovan Vitezovic and Miodrag Vujovic

February 29, 2012 News

24/2/2012 Serbian Church His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded on February 22, 2012 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Messrs Milovan Vitezovic and Miodrag Vujovic with the Order of Saint Despot Stephen Lazarevic in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of […]

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Sumgait pogroms commemorated in Romania

February 29, 2012 News

29/2/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net – On February 26, Romania hosted events commemorating the 24th anniversary of pogroms of Armenians in the Azeri town of Sumgait. A liturgy was served in St Michael and Gabriel Church in Bucharest in memory of victims of Sumgait massacres. On behalf of the Armenian embassy in Romania, Armenian community and the local […]

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Bob Marley was Orthodox Christian long before death, said to have Called upon Jesus on his deathbed

February 29, 2012 Featured News

February 2012 File News, First Week of February Bob Marley was born on Feb 6., and although many are familiar with the reggae legend as a Rastafarian, others may be surprised to hear that he was baptized as an Orthodox Christian before his death. Marley was an influential figure in the global expansion of a […]

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15th-century frescoes identified in Polish church, money being raised to restore them

February 29, 2012 Featured News

29/2/2012 WARSAW, Poland — Frescoes discovered on the walls of an Orthodox Church in Poland have been identified as 15th-century art works, and funds are being raised to restore them. Art historian Jaroslaw Giemza said Tuesday that recent research on the frescoes at the ancient church in the eastern village of Posada Rybotycka have dated […]

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Radio program – Sunday Nights on ABC Local Radio: Egyptian Christians

February 29, 2012 News
Priest at Bexley Coptic Cathedral

28/2/2012 Egyptian Christians are very conscious that St Mark the Evangelist was in Egypt. His work means that Egypt, along with Jerusalem and Antioch is one of the three oldest Christian foundations in the world. During this time of Lent, Noel Debien visited the beautiful new Coptic cathedral of St Mary’s and St Mina’s church […]

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Metropolitan Council approves next steps in implementing the Strategic Plan

February 29, 2012 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 28/2/2012 At their meeting held at the Chancery here February 22-23, 2012, the members of the Orthodox Church in America’s Metropolitan Council unanimously approved proceeding with the implementation of the “Strategic Plan for the Orthodox Church in America: A Comprehensive Action Plan for the Next Decade. [The text of the Plan, updated […]

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Approval of Bulgarian Orthodox Church declines by 17% in past 3 months: poll

February 29, 2012 News

27/2/2012 Sofia. The approval of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has declined by 17% (from 53% to 36%) in the past three months, reveals an opinion poll conducted by the National Center for Public Opinion Study between 3 and 15 February 2012 among 1,000 adult Bulgarians from all over the country, the center told FOCUS News […]

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