Orthodox Christian Audio Programs To Play On Russian Trains

Claire Bigg - 9/10/13 Passengers on Russian trains will soon be treated to special audio programs designed to broaden their knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion -- more specifically, Russian Orthodoxy. Under the initiative, headed by a senior figure at the Moscow Patriarchate, a compilation of programs previously hosted by Radio Rossii journalist Lyudmila Borzyak will become ...

Orthodox Coptic bishop addresses bishops at plenary

Deborah Gyapong / Canadian Catholic News. SAINTE-ADELE, Que. (CCN)- 9/10/13 CCCB members hear about Mubarak regime and Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Mina shared the plight of Copts and other Christians in Egypt with Canada's Catholic Bishops Sept. 23. "Living in Canada and experiencing freedom of religion is something people take for granted," Mina ...

Ultranationalist to Head Bulgarian Delegation to Intl Orthodox Assembly

9/10/13 Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party, has been elected to lead the Bulgarian Parliament’s delegation to the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. Siderov, who received a degree in theology in 2009, also headed the delegation of the previous Bulgarian Parliament (2009-2013). Lawmakers Plamen Slavov (Bulgarian Socialist Party), Irena Uzunova and Vladimir Toshev (GERB) ...

Postage Stamps of Mt. Athos Presented

Christina Flora - 9/10/13 Greek postage stamps issued from 1927 until today which depict images of Mount Athos were presented at a special event organized by the Hellenic Post and the Holy Community of Mount Athos at the Old Parliament. On the occasion of the issuance of the stamp series “100th anniversary of the integration of Mount Athos ...

Vandals damage graves in Jerusalem, in latest attack against Christians

Associated Press- 9/10/13 JERUSALEM — Christian leaders in Israel are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites — most recently the desecration of a historic Protestant cemetery where vandals toppled stone crosses from graves and bludgeoned them to pieces. The attack in the Protestant Cemetery ...

After Maspero: Have Egypt’s Christians reconciled with the military?

Tony Gamal Gabriel - 9/10/13 Fear of Islamist rule has driven many Christians to embrace the army, but some cannot forget the killing of dozens of Christian protesters at Maspero on 9 October 2011. As Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III praised Egypt’s military rulers at Christmas mass in January 2012, Christian youth chanted “down with military rule” ...

Youth is the Symbol of Resurrection

On 6 October 2013, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the chapel of “Saint Gregory the Enlightener” of the Patriarchal Residence of Bucharest in which he explained the significance of the Evangelical pericope of the 20th Sunday after the Pentecost in the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 7:11-16, ...

International Congress at the Romanian Patriarchate

October 2013 Theological Congress Reception of the Work of Father Dumitru Staniloae On 3 October 2013, the International Theological Congress on the theme “Reception of the Work of Father Dumitru Staniloae Today” began. The festive session held in “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna, moderated by His Grace Varlaam Plooiesteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, was opened by ...

Six Years of Patriarchal Service of the Sixth Patriarch of Romania Celebrated at the Romanian Patriarchate

October 2013 On 30 September 2007, the sixth Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church was enthroned in the person of His Beatitude Daniel. The Patriarch of Romania was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobresti locality, commune, county of Timis. He was baptised Dan-Ilie. He studied at the University Orthodox Theological ...

OCMC announces 2014 short-term mission teams

9/10/13 Orthodox Christians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate in one of the 2014 mission teams sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. Mission teams for 2014 include Alaska – Youth ministry (Ouzinkie) July 18 – July 27 Albania – Mission Institute (Tirana) (TBD) Albania ...