Reading between the lines of the article “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch”

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Tamar Lomidze - 23/6/17 Dennis Menos, the author of the publication "Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch" in The National Herald, asserts that the organizational structure of the Orthodox Church based on the principle of autocephaly does not meet the requirements of the present day. In particular, according to Mr.Menos, it does not allow to ...

TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in the ancient ...

Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Herzegovina

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 In the period from 15 to 17 June 2017, the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina and Coastlands was visited by the Archbishop of the  Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden, His Eminence Benjamin (Atas) and His Grace Dositej, Serbian  Bishop of Britain-Scandinavia. During this time the guests visited the monastery of Gracanica in Trebinje, the Cathedral ...

Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, hosted an annual meeting of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Canada, on June 15, 2017. The meeting was moderated by Metropolitan Soterios of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The following hierarchs participated in the deliberations of the meeting: Bishop Job (the Moscow Patriarchate), Bishop ...

GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has called for an extraordinary session to address the serious situation surrounding the nation’s educational system. The current Greek Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the atheist Alexis Tsipras, previously promised to coordinate with the Greek Orthodox Church on the matter of reforming education in the country, ...

Syriac Orthodox Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Themotheos Thomas, Metropolitan of Kottayam, and Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, headed a delegation from Kerala and met His Holiness to ...

The Real Bridge Over Troubled Water: Local Church Calms Grenfell Tower Storm

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    Sputinknews - 23/6/17 It's been days, but for the residents of Grenfell Tower it probably feels a lot longer, since news that a West London Tower block had gone up in flames and not everyone was able to escape dominated the headlines. In the hours following the fire, families and friends of people who lived in Grenfell Tower frantically walked the ...