Yemrehanna Kristos among endangered landmarks

October 2013 - Ethiopia An international heritage group has placed 67 sites, monuments and landmarks on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list this year — a list that includes one of Ethiopia’s late Axumite churches, Yemrehanna Kristos. Yemrehanna Kirstos is a built–up church under a huge basaltic cave located at about 42 kms northeast of Lalibela, on ...

Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica

28/10/13 The feast day of Venerable mother Parascheva was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church at Cukarica dedicated to this great saint His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local priests. The choir of this church Saint Joachim and Annasang responses. Lots of the faithful gathered at the ...

Second Interfaith Dialogue between Serbia and Indonesia

October 2013 The state religious delegation of the Republic of Serbia is in the official visit to Indonesia from 22-26 October 2013 where they participate on the Second Bilateral Interfaith Dialogue between Serbia and Indonesia. The first time in history of our country the state officials and all religious primates together in the official visit to one ...

Pan-Orthodox magnificent slava days of togetherness and spirituality

28/10/13 South Africa Despite the heavy rains and bad weather in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 October, when the patron feast-day was celebrated, a great number of parishioners, guests and priests visited the church of Saint Thomas the Apostle.  After almost five arid and dry months in Johannesburg, we all spontaneously felt  the three-day intensive rain as a great ...

Orthodox Bishop allowed to visit northern Cyprus in exchange for a Mufti’s visit to the south of the island

28/10/13 A Bishop of the Church of Cyprus has been allowed to venerate Relics and Shrines in that part of his Diocese which is situated in the area of the island, occupied by Turks. In 1974 Turkey encroached upon the territory of Cyprus and occupied 40 percent of the island. On October 16, Bishop Christopher of Karpasia, who for over 18 ...

Syrian troops retake Christian town north of Damascus after pushing out al-Qaida-linked rebels

Associated Press - 28/10/2013 DAMASCUS, SYRIA –  Syria's state media say government forces have retaken a Christian town north of Damascus after a week of clashes with al-Qaida-linked fighters who had recently captured key parts of it. The state-run SANA news agency says the army "restored security and stability" to the town of Sadad early on Monday. The ...