Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Petkovden

14/10/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Petkovden on Monday, October 14, a day that marks the beginning of the winter in the country. On this day, the Bulgarian Christian-Orthodox honor Saint Petka-Paraskeva Tarnovska. October 14 in Bulgaria is commonly known as Petkovden. Reverend Petka was born near the Sea of Marmara in the 11th century. After leading a 'godly life' St. Petka's relics, which allegedly have a ...

Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak

NICOLE KLAUSS, Kodiak Daily Mirror - 14/10/13 KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A 200-year-old Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed ...

Orthodox Church in Turkey wishes Muslims a happy Eid

14/10/13     World Bulletin / News Desk An orthodox church in the city of Iskenderun, in Turkey’s Hatay province, has hung a sign outside of their church wishing Muslims a happy Eid. The city of Iskenderun, otherwise known as Alexandretta, in Turkey’s Hatay province has always been known as an example of tolerance. This has been proved once again, ...

Deal could see release of two bishops in Syria: Afram

14/10/13 BEIRUT: A deal running in parallel with efforts to free the nine kidnapped Lebanese in Syria could see the release of two Greek Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in Lebanon’s neighbor earlier this year, the head of the Syriac League told The Daily Star Friday. “There are positive signs over an imminent release of the two bishops,” said Habib Afram. “We were informed ...

Christian newspaper must not use ‘Allah’, Malaysian court rules

Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia - 14/10/13 Appeals court rejects claim that use of the word predates Islam, in landmark case exacerbating ethnic and religious divisions. A Christian newspaper in Malaysia may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a court has ruled, in a landmark decision on a matter that has fanned religious tension and ...