October 2013

Devastating Images & Report from the Christian Town of Sadad in Syria – Exclusive

October 31, 2013 Featured News

OCP News Service Exclusive – 31/10/13 Special Report by Mor Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh (Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama) Photographs from Mor Timotheos Matta Alkhouri (Metropolitan & Patriarchal Secretary) Forwarded by Mor Eusthathtios Matta Roham (Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates) My brothers and sisters The peace of the Lord be with you: I […]

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Church gives president ‘wholehearted support’

October 31, 2013 Featured News

Elias Hazou – 31/10/13 Cyprus: CHURCH leaders yesterday gave President Anastasiades their “wholehearted support” for a renewed peace drive aimed at ending the island’s decades-long division. Speaking on behalf of the Holy Synod, Archbishop Chrysostomos told Anastasiades he could rest assured that he has full support of the Church in the “tough task ahead of […]

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Elderly and churches targeted in Limassol thefts

October 31, 2013 News

 Stefanos Evripidou – October 2013 Cyprus A 20-YEAR OLD man was remanded in custody for two days on Saturday by the Limassol district court in connection with an attack on a 70-year-old kiosk owner who was robbed of €30. Limassol CID chief Ioannis Soteriades said statements were taken implicating the 20-year-old Greek Cypriot in the […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Church Elects New Metropolitan Bishop

October 31, 2013 News

October 2013 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church elected a new metropolitan bishop for Western and Central Europe Sunday. Anthony, who up to now served as bishop for Konstanta, was elected with a full majority of 10 out of 10 ballots cast by the synod. His rival in the contest was Nessebar bishop […]

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Ibrahim says case of abducted bishops more complicated

October 31, 2013 Featured News

31/10/13 BEIRUT: General Security chief Maj.  Gen. Abbas Ibrahim  said Tuesday he knew the  whereabouts of the two bishops kidnapped in Syria  last April, describing their case as more  complicated than that of the recently released Lebanese pilgrims. “About a month ago, I contacted an individual who told me where the bishops  Paul Yazigi  and […]

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Syrian Islamic leader says kidnapped Orthodox bishops are alive and in Turkey

October 31, 2013 Featured News

CWN – -31/10/13 Two Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in April by rebel forces in Syria are alive, and are now being held in Turkey, according to the Grand Mufti of Syria. Ahmad Hassoun Badreddin said that the abduction of the two prelates– Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi, both […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s Visit to Kemal Ataturk’s Home-Museum

October 31, 2013 News

Maria Arkouli – October 2013 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made a visit to the childhood home-museum of the historical leader of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, which is located within the Turkish Consulate complex. Mr. Bartholomew, accompanied by prelates of the Patriarchate, was welcomed by Consul General of Turkey in Thessaloniki Tuğrul Biltekin, who then gave him a tour […]

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Islamists set fire to Armenian church in Syrian town

October 31, 2013 Featured News

31/10/13 PanARMENIAN.Net –      Islamists set fire to Surp Khach Armenian church in Tel Abyad town in northeast Syria. According to Beirut-based Aztag daily, the arson was committed by members of al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant group, who took the cross off the church and torched it. Armenians have been living in Tel […]

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Halloween Horror: Siberian Orthodox Church Killjoys Ban Festival for Summoning Dark Forces

October 31, 2013 Featured News

  Dominic Gover – 31/10/13 Pumpkins conceal Satanism, claims Orthodox Church in Halloween warning to schools and students Halloween is causing so much fright in one part of Russia that authorities have banned people from celebrating it. Officials in the Omsk region of Siberia are so worried about the festival that seemingly harmless activities such as making […]

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Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Ecuador

October 31, 2013 Featured News

On 29 October 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of Ecuador, H. E. Rafael Correa. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the Patriarchal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery, by Minister Ricardo Patiño of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration; Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Minister […]

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Cooperation agreement signed between Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute and Moscow State Institute of International Relations

October 31, 2013 News

October 23, 2013 – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, in his capacity as rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, and Dr. A. Torkunov, rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (university) (MGIMO) under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, signed […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion comments on changes in teaching theology in universities

October 31, 2013 News

October 2013 On October 12, 2013, Russia’s Minister of Education and Science issued Order No. 1061 “On Approval of the List of Chief Subjects and Areas in Higher Education Training”. On October 14, 2013, the order was registered in the Ministry of Justice and is published today on the website of the Ministry of Education […]

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Ankara denies abducted bishops are held in Turkey

October 31, 2013 Featured News

31/10/13 BEIRUT: The Turkish Foreign Ministry  denied reports that two  bishops kidnapped in Syria  were being held in Turkish territories,  according to a statement issued Wednesday. Referring to earlier reports circulated on Aug. 12 alleging the bishops were  in Turkey, the statement blamed the Syrian government for spreading false  information. “It has been observed that […]

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Al-Qa’ida Desecrates Church in Syria

October 30, 2013 Featured News

30/10/13 Tel Abyaḍ, Syria (AINA) — Recently in the town of Tel Abyaḍ, where there is a small Christian community, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS: al-Qa’ida) desecrated the local church. This was confirmed by a reliable ISIS source on Twitter: “ISIS: Raqqa: breaking of the cross raised over the church of Independence in […]

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Father Shenouda’s wise words about tragic death of Eritrean refugees

October 30, 2013 Featured News

October 2013 The tragedy which occurred off the island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds of Eritrea and Somalian refugees were killed in a shipwreck, took place on 3 October, while Abbas Seraphim was on pilgrimage in Turkey and without proper access to current news. This meant that he did not learn the full scale of […]

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OCP Secretary Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

October 29, 2013 Featured News

  Yonas Gredew OCP News Service- October- November 2013 Addis Ababa: With the blessings of Rt Rev Chorbishop Kyrikose Thottupuram of Chicago (OCP Chancellor) George Alexander (OCP Secretary) paid a special visit to His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia. Abune Mathias is the Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot who leads more than 45 million Ethiopian […]

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Fr Dr Jossi Jacob received historic document from Greek Orthodox Archbishop on behalf of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE

October 29, 2013 Featured News
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Yonas Gredew OCP News Service- October- November 2013 Addis Ababa: Fr Dr Jossi Jacob (Lecturer Holy Trinity Theological College and IMOC delegate to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) was presented with the historic Greek publication on the first Addis Ababa Conference which was held in 1965. Fr Jossi received the book from Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros […]

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Archbishop Petros of Axum welcomes proposal for the second Addis Ababa Conference

October 29, 2013 Featured News

OCP News Service Yonas Gredew – October-November 2013 Addis Ababa: Archbishop Petros of Axum and All Ethiopia welcomed the proposals for holding a second Addis Ababa Conference. Earlier OCP Secretary George Alexander submitted a proposal to Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia requesting to hold the second Addis Ababa Conference in 2015. The details were shared […]

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Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros of Axum and All Ethiopia receives OCP Secretary

October 29, 2013 Featured News

OCP News Service Yonas Gredew – October-November 2013 Addis Ababa: The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros of Axum and Archimandrite Chrysostom received Secretary George Alexander at the Metropolitan residence in the Capital City during the last week of October 2013. Secretary was accompanied by Fr Dr. Jossi Jacob (Lecturer Holy Trinity Theological College and IMOC delegate […]

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OCP Secretary received by Archbishop Abune Samuel of Ethiopia

October 29, 2013 Featured News

  OCP News Service Yonas Gredew – October-November 2013 Addis Ababa: Archbishop Abune Samuel the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) received George Alexander during the last week of October 2013. (EOC DICAC is the development wing of the church, which was established by a legal notice No. 415 […]

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OCP Secretary meets Dean of Holy Trinity University College

October 29, 2013 Featured News

OCP News Service Yonas Gredew – October-November 2013 Visit the website of Trinity Theological College: Addis Ababa: During the last week of October 2013, Secretary George Alexander was received by Archbishop Abune Timotheos the dean of the Holy Trinity University College of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Secretary visited the dean at his residence and discussed […]

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