Nine People Die, 200 Get Food Poisoning at After-Church Feast in India

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Sputinknews - 31/5/17 At least nine people died after eating rice and pork at an after-church holiday in the Indian state of Meghalaya. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least nine people died and over 200 got food poisoning after eating rice and pork at an after-church holiday in the Indian state of Meghalaya, local media reported Wednesday. "Eight persons, ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Inaugurates Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University in Sabtieh – Mount Lebanon. This project was implemented through the efforts of Professor Alexandru Peterliceano from this PROEMA Institute for cultural promotion. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Victor Mircea, Ambassador of Romania ...

ABBOT OF DOCHARIOU MONASTERY: THEY ARE PROGRESSIVELY DESTROYING ORTHODOXY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 31/5/17 Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis), abbot of the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, has commented on the anti-Christian attitude and situation in Greece and the European Union, where rulers seem to be doing all they can to eliminate the Church, reports AgionOros. “Our rulers can’t stand all the smells of incense and candles and are consciously struggling against ...

The Martyrs of El Minya, St. Samuel the Confessor and a Plea to the Eastern Orthodox

Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim - 30/5/17 This might be considered a controversial post though I hope not.... It is well known that the main threat facing the Copts of Egypt is terrorism born out of Islamic fundamentalism. The recent attack in El Minya on the Coptic pilgrims visiting St. Samuel the Confessor's monastery highlights this ongoing threat and ...

Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

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OCP News Service - 30/5/17-  George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under Vatican) Recently Patriarch Kirill appealed ...

Reflection by Bishop Angaelos on terrorist attacks in Egypt and Elsewhere

Coptic Orthodox Church - UK - 30/5/17 Reflection by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere You are Loved Once again, we find ourselves experiencing pain before which words seem insufficient. I have previously addressed victims of terrorist acts; I have addressed ...

Canada’s Trudeau asks Pope to apologize for Catholic Church’s abuse of indigenous children

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RT.com - 30/5/17 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children in schools run by the Catholic Church. Canada’s “residential schools” system was set up in the late 19th century to assimilate native peoples into Canadian society. Children were separated from their families ...

Assyrian Flag Acknowledged By Australian City Council

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AINA - May 2017 Fairfield, Australia (AINA) -- The Fairfield city council unanimously passed a motion yesterday acknowledging the cultural symbols of the various immigrant communities in Fairfield, and to allow their use on special occasions. Among the symbols was the Assyrian flag. Before the vote the motion was amended to direct the council to write ...

THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL HONOR MEMORY OF ST. JOHN THE RUSSIAN IN GREECE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/5/17 On May 26 and 27, in the village of New Prokopion on the island of Evia, Greece, in the Church of St. John the Russian, where his incorrupt relics are kept, thousands of faithful from all over Greece and throughout the Orthodox world attended celebrations in honor of the great ascetic, reports AgionOros. Despite ...

SERBIAN HOLY SYNOD CANONIZES SEVERAL NEW SAINTS, EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SUFFERING UKRAINIAN CHURCH AT LATEST SESSION

Pravoslavie.ru - 30/5/17 The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church recently finished a session at the Patriarchate of Peć and Belgrade, held on May 14 to 24 under the chairmanship of Patriarch Irinej. The bishops discussed many issues concerning, first of all, the Church’s mission in modern society, and the problems of the spiritual revival ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis in Greece

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 29/5/17 On May 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece; and Archimandrite Irenaeus, who travelled to Armenia to attend the Aurora Prize awards ceremony. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. ...

Second Palm Sunday and First Republic Day Commemorations in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 29/5/17 On May 28, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Second Palm Sunday, which this year coincided with the First Republic Day of Armenia. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. The Celebrant ...

First Republic Day Message of the Catholicos of All Armenians

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 29/5/17 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC DAY Mother See of Etchmiadzin 28 May 2017 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we are extending our blessings and congratulations to our compatriots and people worldwide on the occasion of the First ...

Egypt’s Authorities Apprehend Suspects in Probe Into Attack on Coptic Christians

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Sputniknews - 29/5/17 Egypt's security services detained some suspects as part of the investigation into Friday's terror attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians. CAIRO (Sputnik) — The detentions took place during raids in the desert terrain of the Minya governorate where the attack took place, and other regions of Egypt's south, the Al-Ahram newspaper said Sunday, citing sources in the security services. Egypt's ...

“There will be always persecution, as long as people walk in God’s way” – Pope Shenouda III

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CYC - 28/5/17 There will be always persecution, as long as people walk in God's way. Watch this short video regarding the last incident in Upper Egypt, targeting the Coptic Children in the bus on their way to St. Samuel Monastery. Source:

A Delegation of the Russian Church Abroad Meets with President Putin

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the ...

The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Consecrates the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the ...

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO PARTICIPATE IN CELEBRATIONS FOR 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROTESTANT REFORMATION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 27/5/17 During his visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople in September 2016, Heinrich Bedford-Strom, Chairman of the Council of German Evangelical Churches, told His All-Holiness that “it would be a special honor” if the patriarch would attend the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg and Tübingen this month. Having ...

Siberian diocese calls for boycott of ‘Satanic’ Holi Festival of Colors

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RT.com - 27/5/17 The Chelyabinsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church asked the prosecutor’s office to look into the “content side” of the All-Russia Festival of Colors for fear it could put “Russia’s national security” at risk and “disintegrate our people.” According to the missions office of the diocese, the All-Russia Festival of Colors is formerly known ...

BabySpanish Authorities Agree to Open Files on Thousands of Missing Babies

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Sputniknews - 27/5/17 The Spanish Health Ministry and the Catholic Church have finally handed over documents relating to thousands of babies which were stolen from hospitals in Spain over many decades. A British MEP led a fact-finding mission after being alerted about a case from 1992. But the secret network of nuns, doctors and midwives is believed to have ...

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven. The Holy Qurobo was celebrated by His Eminence Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, at Mor ...