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

(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine

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

Pope Francis meets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau during a private audience at the Vatican, May 29, 2017. © Ettore Ferrari / Reuters

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

From left, front: council member Charbel Saliba, Mayor Frank Carbone, council member Ninos Khoshaba. Back: council member Paul Azzo and council member Andrew Rohan. ( AINA)

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

Photo: Romfea.gr

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 ...