Friday, November 2, 2012

2014 – The Solemn Eucharistic Year and Commemorative Year of the Saints Martyrs Brancovens in the Romanian Patriarchate

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2/11/2012 The Holy Synod proclaimed 2014 as Solemn Eucharistic Year (of the Holy Confession and Holy Communion) and Commemorative Year of the Saints Martyrs Brancovens in the Romanian Patriarchate. On 29 October 2012, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held in the Synodal Hall of the Residential Patriarchate […]

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The Patriarchate Palace Will Be Renovated With European Funds

November 2, 2012 News

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: On 29 October 2012, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and Mr Eduard Hellvig, Minister for Regional Development and Tourism signed the financing contract from European funds for the consolidation, rehabilitation and restoration of the Patriarchate Palace. The Patriarchate Palace was built at […]

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Working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Patriarchal Residence

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2/11/2012 The working session of Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church took place at the Patriarchal Residence of Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. To start with the meeting, His Beatitude said that the priority of the Romanian Orthodox Church is, at present, aiding the sick and needy. “Our main concern […]

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The plight of Syria’s Christians: ‘We left Homs because they were trying to kill us’

November 2, 2012 News

KIM SENGUPTA AL-QAA, LEBANON 2/11/2012 In the civil war, they have tried to stay neutral. But despite this, many are now facing persecution and death. The red Mitsubishi Lancer GT with “go faster” stripes was a source of great pride to Hamlig Bedrosian. It was the only one of its kind in the city, pointed […]

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Armenian Church Burned in Aleppo

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1/1/2012 ALEPPO, Syria—The St. Kevork Armenian Church of the Nor Kyugh (Meidan) neighborhood of Aleppo was set on fire on Oct. 29. The interior of the church, including religious vestments, liturgical items, and icons, suffered serious damage, Aleppo’s Armenian Prelacy spokesperson Jirair Reisian told the Lebanese-Armenian newspaper Aztag. Reisian also informed that the adjacent Mesrobian […]

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Car bomb attacks in Syria are targeting Christian neighborhoods and Churches

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2/11/2012 Monday, October 29. A car bomb exploded in Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 people according to the state-run TV, and Syrian officials. The blast damaged apartment buildings and shops in this Christian and Druze neighborhood. Over the weekend, His Holiness Ignatius Zakka of the Syrian Orthodox […]

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MOC welcomes proposal for talks with SPC

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TANJUG 1/11/2012 SKOPJE — The Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) has reacted to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić’s proposal for resolving a dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. In a statement, the MOC Synod said that they expected the proposal “to lead toward the resumption of the suspended dialogue between the churches”. After a week-long analysis, the […]

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Patriarch: Talks possible only in line with canons

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TANJUG 1/11/2012 BELGRADE — Serbian Patriarch Irinej says the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) “will joyfully accept the talks with non-canonical Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC)”. However, he specified in a statement for Tanjug on Monday, this will be possible “only in line with canons and previous agreements”. The most important agreement was signed in Niš in […]

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Controversial Sermon: Did Catholicos Aram I Defrock Father Bartev for Speaking Out?

November 2, 2012 News

On October 16, Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia officially defrocked Father Bartev Gyulumian. It seems that Cilician Catholicosate took offense at comments made by Father Gyulumyan during a sermon he gave in Los Angeles. Here’s a snippet of what he said: The church is not a national institution. The church is […]

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Bulgaria’s Patriarch Maxim Turns 98

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29/10/2012 Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim turns 98 on Monday, with a Great Liturgy marking his birthday expected to be held in Sofia’s St. Alexander Nevski cathedral. The Great Liturgy will also commemorate the centennary of the cathedral’s construction. Sunday marked the beginning of a three-day long feast by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, celebrating the centennary, […]

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Bishop gives details about final stage of Coptic Church’s papal elections

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Ahram Online 1/10/2012 Coptic Orthodox Bishop Paul describes upcoming ‘alter lottery,’ slated for Sunday, by which Egypt’s next Coptic pope will be chosen. At a Thursday press conference, Coptic Orthodox Bishop Paul provided details about the final stage of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s papal elections, which will involve what is known as the ‘alter lottery.’ […]

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Bishop Atanasije on Zebrnjak Serves Memorial Service for the fallen Heroes of the Battle of Kumanovo

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1/10/2012 Serbian Orthodox Church A central ceremony of the centennial of the Battle of Kumanovo was celebrated on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the very place of the battle, below the remains of the monument to the heroes of this battle – at Zebrnjak near Kumanovo. His Grace Atanasije, Bishop of Hvosno, Vicar to His […]

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA ORGANIZES INTENSIVE COURSES IN WESTERN ARMENIAN LANGUAGE

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1/11/2012  Upon the encouragement of His Holiness Aram I, the Armenian Studies Department of the Holy See of Cilicia is organizing an intensive course on Western Armenian language skills. The four months intensive course is designed to respond to the communication needs of persons working in Armenian institutions and organization. Dr. Antranik Yeghiayan, Messrs. Jirair […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S MESSAGE TO THE SALUTE OF THANKSGIVING BY THE ARMENIAN PRELACY OF NORTH AMERICA HONORING THREE EXTRAORDINARY HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS

November 2, 2012 News

31/10/2012 Three extraordinary life-saving humanitarian actions were remembered and honored by the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America on Sunday, October 7, at the elegant New York Palace Hotel. The honorees included Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, the Near East Relief, and the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians, for their invaluable services […]

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Clinton visits Orthodox church in Kosovo, urges ethnic Serbs to back their new nation

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Associated Press 01/11/2012 PRISTINA, Kosovo — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton toured a Serbian Orthodox church in Kosovo Wednesday as she pressed America’s close ally to step up its minority outreach while trying to convince ethnic Serbs that they have a home in Europe’s youngest nation.At the St. Nicholas Church in Kosovo’s capital, […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion officiates at Divine Liturgy in Chicago Cathedral of the Russian Church Abroad

November 2, 2012 News

On 28 October 2012, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to the USA with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of […]

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