DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX HOLY SITES CONTINUES IN ALBANIA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/6/17 The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. ...

Mosque Renamed ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ in United Arab Emirates

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque on airport road in Abu Dhabi. Pic -https://crm.psinv.net

Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) OCP News Service - 16/6/17 Dubai - UAE: Gulfnews reports that the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of United Arab Emirates is renamed as Mary, Mother of Jesus (‘Mariam, Umm Eisa' in Arabic). Change in name of this mosque was ordered ...

THE TOWN OF ZABABDEH

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - June 2017 To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled their ...

THE CITY OF TUBAS

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - June 2017 Tubas is a Palestinian city a few kilometers to the west of the Jordan River. Its history dates back to the Canaanite era, that`s when it was originally named ‘Tuba Syoys’ which translates ‘shining star’. Tubas is also mentioned in the Book of Judges (Chapter 9) in the Old ...