October 2012

More details on Coptic Papal Elections

October 30, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 30/10/2012 Details of Results Number of voters : 2256 Percentage of vote: 93% Wrong votes: 2 Bishop Rafael: 1980, Bishop Tawadros: 1623, Abouna Rafael Avva Mina: 1530, Abouna Seraphim el Souriany: 680, Abouna Bakomious Elsouriany: 305 Source: OCP News Service

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Supreme Spiritual Council convenes at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

October 30, 2012 Featured News

30/10/2012 On 30 and 31 of October, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council is convening, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following, a Diocesan Representative Assembly is being held from November 1st to 3rd, with delegates attending from […]

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Protestant New Testament scholar converts into the Syriac Orthodox Church

October 30, 2012 Featured News

30/10/2012 Born into a Protestant family in East Germany, Andreas Juckel grew to love and adore the Syriac Orthodox Church and informed His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim that he wanted to convert. On Sunday, October 14th, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Teaneck, New Jersey, the Archbishop, in a very joyous ceremony, witnessed by several […]

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An Appeal from Metropolitan Hilarion to all of the Faithful of the Eastern American Diocese in connection with Hurricane Sandy

October 30, 2012 Featured News

30/10/2012 Reverend fathers, dear in the Lord brothers and sisters, As hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast of the USA, many of the parishes in our diocese lay in its direct course. I call upon all of the faithful of the Eastern American Diocese to unite in prayer for the deliverance of our land from […]

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A Prayer in the face of inclement weather

October 30, 2012 Featured News

Orthodox Church in America 30/10/2012 O Master, Lord our God, Who through Thy consubstantial Word, Who is without beginning, and Thy life-giving Spirit, Who is equal in honor, hast brought everything out of nothingness into being; Who hast set sandy barriers to the sea, and hast weighed the mountains and the valleys in a balance; […]

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Hong Kong marks 300th Anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Mission in China

October 30, 2012 Featured News

30/10/2012 The Chinese Orthodox Church Beijing Mission’s 300th anniversary celebrated with commemorative postage stamps in Hong Kong: This year commemorates 300 years since the founding of the first Ecclesiastical Mission. Fr. Maxim Leontiev, the first Orthodox priest that was brought along with the Albazinians to serve in the prestigious imperial banner in Beijing, reposed in […]

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Final List of Coptic Papal Candidates Announced(Updated)

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 The Coptic Patriarchate has announced the list of final three candidates for the Papal Throne of The Alexandrian See of St. Mark. They are: 1- Bishop Anba Tawadros General Auxiliary Bishop, Serves with H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomious in the Diocese of El Beheira) 2- Father Rafaael Avva […]

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Coptic Papal Election: Voting Details & Predictions (Updated With Pics)

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 Cairo: Eighty Five  Bishops/ Metropolitan’s participated in the  voting process.Bishop Anba Armia was the last Bishop to vote & seven Bishops did not  vote namely Bishop Takla , Bishop Amonios , Bishop Mettias  Bishop Serabion , Bishop Paules , Bishop Pephnotios  and Metropolitan Mikhaael. A total […]

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Counting of votes in Progress: Results to be announced Soon

October 29, 2012 Featured News

Bishop Anba Hedra John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 The counting of votes is in progress. Bishop Anba Hedra said that the results of  the final three candidates for the Papal Throne will be announced at 7:00 pm in conference held at the Cathedral. Source: OCP News Service    

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Facebook Group Predictions of Papal Election Results

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 A questionnaire done by a group on the Facebook gives an indication of the result of the voting of the candidates of the Papal elections: The predictions are as follows 1- Anba Rafael 2- My Choice is God’s Choice 3- Father Rafael Avva Mina 4- Father […]

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Coptic Papal Elections Moving in full swing

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 Cairo: Some 2412 Coptic voters are today casting their ballots in the grounds of St Mark’s cathedral at Anba Rweiss in Abassiya, Cairo. Apart from Cairo, voters hail from all the other parishes throughout Egypt. In many parishes, parishioners have banded together and arranged for coaches […]

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Metropolitan Anba Bakhomious Locum Tenens of the throne Cast Vote

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 Metropolitan Anba Bakhomious  Locum Tenens of the Alexandrian throne of St Mark has made his vote in the election process. The final result will be out tonight. Source: OCP News Service

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“My vote is for Bishop Anba Rafael” Said Bishop Twadros

October 29, 2012 Featured News

Posters at the Entrance of the Cathedral Bishop Anba Twadros Papal candidate John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service 29/10/2012 “My vote is for Bishop Anba Rafael” Said Bishop Twadros, Papal candidate. Impressed by the system for electing the  Patriarch and  pointed out that he likes  to choose Bishop Raphael and added about the brotherly […]

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Coptic Papal Election in Progress

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service Voters have expressed their happiness  about the arrangements made at St Anba Rewis Cathedral . The church also broadcasted a lecture by  the late Pope Shenouda before the voting began. The Papal election is given high national & international media coverage. The delegation from Jerusalem have made their […]

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A Snap from Papal Elections in Cairo

October 29, 2012 Featured News

Picture from the Elections Event  where two the of the candidates awaiting their chance to vote.  Bishop Anba Tawadros from the left and Bishop Anba Rafael at the middle(both Candidates) & the third from the right is Bishop Anba Maximos (who is not a Papal Candidate). John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service – […]

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Papal Voting Process Begins

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service The Scout Groups of the Coptic church is in charge of organizing the elections. The number of the electors is 2412 from all of Egypt. Chairs for the disabled persons have been separately arranged. Posters of Candidate with their biography has been arranged and kept in order. […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Delegation Arrives in Cairo to attend Coptic Papal Election (Exclusive)

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service – Exclusive 29/10/2012 The Ethiopian Orthodox Church delegation of five Archbishops have already arrived in Cairo to take part in the Coptic Papal elections Monday 29th October 2012. The Five of the Archbishops of the Ethiopian Church are Anba Matthias – Jerusalem, Anba Ashiaa – Malakaly, Anba […]

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Bishop Anba Suriel on Coptic Papal Election

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo Special Correspondent OCP News Service Bishop Anba Suriel of the Melbourne Dioceses of the Coptic Orthodox Church remarked: “Today is a historic day for Coptic Christians in Egypt and around the world. Over 2400 representatives of Copts will vote for selecting the top three candidates towards choosing the 118th Pope of Alexandria […]

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Detailed Planning steps for Electing the 118th Pope of Alexandria and All Africa (Video)

October 29, 2012 Featured News

John Anton Cairo OCP Correspondent Detailed Planning steps for Electing the 118th Pope of Alexandria and All Africa Source: OCP News Service

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox papal election enters penultimate phase

October 29, 2012 Featured News

The five candidates of Papal elections, from Left, Father Pachomios El-Syrian,Father Raphael Ava Mina,Father Seraphim El-Syrian, Bishop Raphael and Bishop Tawadros in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya, Cairo (Photo: courtesy of Cairo Downtown Churches facebook page) Sherry El-Gergawi 29/10/2012 Coptic-Christian electors will cast ballots Monday to select three papal finalists, one of whom […]

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Legal Issues Cast Doubt on Return of Christians to Turkey’s Southeast

October 29, 2012 Featured News

Syriac Christian monks attend a service in Mor Gabriel monastery in southeastern Turkey. Dorian Jones 26/10/2012 MOR GABRIEL, TURKEY — Turkey is home to Syriac Christians, whose followers extend across the Middle East. In the 1990s, many Syriac Christians fled Turkey during years of fighting between the Turkish state and Kurdish rebels. In the last […]

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