THE TOWN OF NISF JUBEIL

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - July 2017 By Heba Hrimat Within the chain of villages that surround the Governorate and city of Nablus, lies the village of Nisf Jubeil in the north-west part of Nablus City, just a few kilometers from the historic village of Sebastya. According to the testimonies of the villagers, as narrated to them by ...

THE NATIVITY OF THE GLORIOUS FORERUNNER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem -  July 2017 On Friday, 24th June/7th July 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Glorious Forerunner at the Holy Monastery of the Patriarchate named after this Nativity in Oreini, west suburb of New Jerusalem, the place that is considered as his birthplace. On this feast, the Church celebrates ...

Graduates of Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School of Jerusalem – 2017

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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - July 2017 In the picture: His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Reverend Father Norayr  Kazaian, dean of the Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School, the teaching staff and the graduated students of 2017. The graduates from left to right: Issa Abu Slayeh, ...

Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis over Justice Dept objections

Protesters rally outside the federal court just before a hearing to consider a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraqi nationals facing deportation, in Detroit, Michigan, US, June 21, 2017 © Rebecca Cook / Reuters

RT.com - 13/7/17 A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan has stopped the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, asserting jurisdiction in the case despite objections from the US Justice Department. “This Court concludes that to enforce the Congressional mandate that district courts lacks jurisdiction – despite the compelling context of this case – would ...

Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Seizure of Assyrian Properties

The Assyrian St. Gabriel Monastery in Mardin, Turkey, established in 397 A.D.

AINA - July 2017 (AINA) -- Assyrian organizations in the United States and Europe have issued statements condemning Turkey's seizure of 50 Assyrian religious properties. In the U.S., five organizations signed a joint statement condemning the seizures, saying "...we appeal to our government, the United Nations, the European Union and all international institutions and Human Rights ...

Christians Give $25,000 to Rebuild Arkansas State House Ten Commandments Statue

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Sputniknews - 13/7/19 The directors of a Christian film series have donated money to replace the Ten Commandments statue that was destroyed on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol in late June. On Thursday the executive producers of the movie series God’s Not Dead donated $25,000 to resurrect the 6-foot-tall statues, which toppled over and shattered when ...

The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

Church of Serbia - July 2017 On the feast day of the Nativity of the Saint John the Prophet and Forerunner John. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Vienna. During the service the members of the First Belgrade Choral Society sang responses ...

The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

Church of Serbia - 13/7/17 In light of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival to North America of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville, and his unselfish and energetic preaching of the Word of God on this continent, the Orthodox Christian publisher Orthodox Lighthouse has prepared a narrative of his life intended for the Orthodox youth of ...