Return of Mor Gabriel Monastery land approved

8/10/13 Turkish Deputy PM Arinc says the assembly of foundations, the decision-making body of the Directorate General of Foundations, decided to return land to Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has said the assembly of foundations, the decision-making body of the Directorate General of Foundations, decided to return land to the Mor Gabriel ...

New Armenian church to be consecrated in Yekaterinburg

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8/10/13 PanARMENIAN.Net -  A newly-built Armenian church will be consecrated in Russia’s Yekaterinburg on October 12. The consecration ceremony will be held by the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Bishop Ezras Nersisyan, primate of the New Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The ceremony will host politicians, religious, public and cultural figures, ...

SCP’s largest church in Montenegro consecrated

8/10/13 PODGORICA --  The Serbian Orthodox Church's Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, the largest Orthodox church in Montenegro, was consecrated on Monday. The ceremony took place in the presence of Orthodox church dignitaries, and was, according to Serbian Patriarch Irinej, the crown of the marking of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. The ...

Event to remember: Edict of Milan anniversary marked 15,000 people

Kurir- 8/10/13 NIS – By awarding the Order of St. Emperor Constantine in Nis, in front of about 15,000 people, the central ceremony marking 1,700 years since the Edict of Milan was over. The manifestation was held in the temple of the Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena, where the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said that the ...

Meeting of Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Kirill

On October 6 2013, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met yesterday in Podgorica. The Primates of two Churches are in Podgorica on the occasion of the consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of God in Podgorica Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Kirill discussed about issues ...

Orthodox Leader Urges End to ‘Persecution’ of Christians, Especially in Mideast

Naharnet Newsdesk  - 8/10/13 The spiritual leader of the Orthodox Church called Sunday for an end to the persecution of Christians, especially in the Middle East. "Have we not been persecuted these days, our Christians in Syria, Egypt... and the Middle East, just for spreading God's words?" asked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. "They cherish everyone while being persecuted by ...

Leyla Aliyeva awarded with high order of Russian Orthodox Church

8/10/13 Vice -President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, head of the Foundation in Russia Leyla Aliyeva has been  awarded  with the Order of St. Olga of the III degree by the order of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kyrill. According to the official  website of the Astrakhan region astrobl.ru, she won the award for her ...

The Golden Dawn nightmare: The Orthodox Church and Greece’s war against neo-Nazism

Demetrios Bathrellos - 8/10/13 Antonis was a fellow student of mine at high school back in 1984. He believed in the superiority of the Greek race and belonged to a strange political organization called Golden Dawn. He and his like-minded friends were not violent, at least not at school, and some were even excellent students. But ...