Friday, November 9, 2012

Historic Orthodox Church to be demolished, not restored

November 9, 2012 Featured News

ISTANBUL – 9/11/2012 The decision to demolish a 232-year-old Orthodox Church in the Bodrum district of the western province of Muğla has surprised locals who had been expecting it to be restored, daily Radikal reported today. Locals had applied to restore the Saint Nicolas (Aya Nikolaya) church, however the Bodrum municipality decided to demolish it instead, according […]

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Thousands of Bulgarians pay last respects to their patriarch

November 9, 2012 Featured News

8/11/2012 -  BY VESELIN TOSHKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA, Bulgaria – Thousands of mourners waited for hours on Thursday to pay their respects to the late Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maxim at a church in Sofia. Maxim’s body remained on display in an open coffin at the St. Nedelya Church, and a memorial service was […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion seeks legal assessment of Lenin’s speeches

November 9, 2012 Featured News

New York, November 8, Interfax – Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, has supported the idea of investigating whether or not the works of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin contain elements of extremism. The Eparchial Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia approved of an appropriate initiative put […]

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Beleaguered Syrian Christians Face Growing Threat From Jihadists

November 9, 2012 Featured News

8/11/2012 Amid the ongoing Syrian civil war, Syria’s Christian community has come under growing threat as foreign jihadists and Muslim radicals increasingly play a role in the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Christians, who comprise 10 percent of the population, have been put into a difficult situation by the conflict. On one hand, […]

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More Orthodox churches to be built in “Big Moscow”

November 9, 2012 News

  8/11/2012 Some 200 Orthodox churches will be soon constructed both in Moscow and new territories adjacent to the city under the Big Moscow expansion plan, Russia’s Duma MP and Patriarch adviser Vladimir Resin told reporters Thursday. The official said that now 37 churches are under construction in Moscow and the government has allocated 81 […]

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Russia church leader embarks on Holy Land visit

November 9, 2012 News

8/11/2012 MOSCOW (AFP)—Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Friday will make his first visit to the Holy Land since becoming head of the powerful church in 2009, in a trip which underlines his global influence as a religious leader. Kirill’s first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories will be held “under the sign of […]

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A post-election lesson for Americans from Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church

November 9, 2012 Featured News

Brad Hirschfield 8/11/2012 The election is over and now the real work begins. Today is not fundamentally about Republicans and Democrats. It is not about winners and losers. It is about us, the American public and how we will be best served by those in elected office. We endured not only a closely contested election, but one […]

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Bulgarian President, PM Mourn Patriarch Maxim

November 9, 2012 Featured News

8/11/2012 Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and PM Boyko Borisov have sent letters of condolences to the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the passing of its leader, Patriarch Maxim, Tuesday. “During years marked by storms and temptations, our Patriarch Maxim manifested will and put down great efforts to strenghten the unity of the […]

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Abba Seraphim gives address at Westminster Abbey – Video

November 9, 2012 News

The British Orthodox Church 6/11/2012 On 5 November Abba Seraphim addressed the boys and staff of Westminster School assembled in Westminster Abbey on the topical matter of the 1605 Gunpowder Treason Plot. He noted that although Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators had just grievances concerning the treatment of Catholics, it was clearly an act of […]

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