Ten Years of Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

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OCP News Service – 13/6/17 Global: May 2017 marked the tenth year of illegal detention of the Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea. His Holiness Abune Antonios is the 3rd Patriarch of the ancient Eritrean Orthodox Church. Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios The OCP Secretariat news briefing stated that “Anything can happen to the ...

Ecumenical Patriarch speaks about the refugee crisis at the Concordia Europe Summit – ‘The world expects the common witness of people of faith’

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 His Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in the Concordia Europe Summit which took place in Athens (Greece) on 6-7 June 2017. Concordia is a registered nonprofit organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, Concordia is ...

Romanian-Bulgarian Concelebration – Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Sofi

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 Sunday His Beatitude Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Sofia. According to mitropolia-sofia.org, concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, His Grace Gerasimos of Melnik, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His ...

SVOTS Seminary President Meets Romanian Patriarch

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SVOTS - June 2015 Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield is traveling throughout Romania June 9–21, meeting with key figures instrumental in renewing collaborative efforts between the Romanian Orthodox Church and St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Cooperation between the two began in 2013, when the Seminary and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Bucharest signed a ...

All Clear: Russian Authorities Crack Down on Scientology in St. Petersburg

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Sputniknews - 13/6/17 Having imposed a ban on the activity of Jehovah's Witnesses in the country, Russian authorities have turned their attention to the Church of Scientology, as law enforcement agents conducted a search of the group’s premises in St. Petersburg. On June 6, Russian law enforcement agents conducted a search of the premises of the Church of Scientology in St. ...

His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost

Anthiochian Patriarchate - 13/6/17 His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost. The Church of Antioch is the church of peace. His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the east has assured that the Church of Antioch in which the disciples were first called, Christians, is the church of the ...

Bishop Nicholas Baalbaki is the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies

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Anthiochian Patriarchate - June 2017 June 7-2017 Balamand The Holy Orthodox Antiochian Synod has elected in its eighth extraordinary session held at Balamand, and presided by His Beatitude John X, his grace bishop Nicholas Baalbaki as Metropolitan to the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies to succeed the late Metropolitan Elia Saliba. It is worth mentioning that the ...

Global Orthodox Church Musicians Gather in Finland

“The participants of the 2017 ISOCM Conference represent a variety of Orthodox Churches from around the world, along with Roman Catholic, Byzantine Catholic and Lutheran traditions.”

ISOCM - 12/6/17 Joensuu, Finland – Over 60 musicians, singers, researchers, composers, directors, chanters and musicologists from 17 countries joined members of The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) for the 7th Conference on Orthodox Music, 6-11 June, 2017 here. Thirty-three presentations were offered, exploring the conference theme of “Liturgy and Music” through a variety ...