December 2017

UK Bishop: Eastern European Women ‘Treated Like Animals’ in Pop-Up Brothels

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Sputniknews – 31/12/17 A Derby Bishop has said he is extremely concerned about the public neglecting sex slave and human trafficking issues, with victims infrequently found with mental conditions, pumped full of drugs and nearly losing themselves. Family holiday homes found all over picturesque Derbyshire and the Peak District at large appear to be increasingly used as makeshift brothels, with gangsters […]

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Our Lady and Savior: Sweden Makes Jesus Gender Neutral

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Sputniknews – 31/12/17 A church in Sweden has decided that referring to Jesus as “he” is too limiting, and has sought to “broaden” the appeal of God by making Jesus more inclusive and gender-neutral. In a recent Christmas advertisement produced by the Church of Sweden, Jesus no longer possesses the antiquated gender pronoun “he”. Rather, “hen”, a gender neutralinnovation […]

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“The Best Day of My Life”

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 31/12/17 On December 9-10, 2017, the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Zurich, Switzerland (Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church), an unprecedented event took place: for the first time, a reliquary containing relics and the belt of […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. SPYRIDON AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 31/12/17 The memory of our Father among the Saints Spyridon was observed by the Patriarchate on Monday December 12/25 2017 at his Holy Monastery, in the Old City of Jerusalem on the interior side of the Wall by Damascus Gate. The Church honours St. Spyridon as its Father. He was from Cyprus, […]

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Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of the Russian Federation

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Church of Serbia – 31/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Aleksander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 26 December 2017. The distinguished Ambassador Chepurin thanked His Holiness for a cordial audience during which the Serbian Patriarch congratulated to His Excellency the forthcoming Great […]

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Restoring Hope History & Future – Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

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Church of Serbia – 31/12/17 According to Architect S. Don Zivkovic of Zivkovic & Connolly Architects P.C., Project Executive for the rebuilding effort of the grand and historic landmark church, St. Sava Cathedral in New York City, on Friday, December 22, 2017, the erection of the scaffolding, required for the removal of the severely damaged […]

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Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU

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AINA – 31/12/17 Brussels (AINA) — The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has been granted official status as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) by the Belgian Ministry of Justice. The status was granted after a six month review by officials in Brussels, home to numerous NGOs. ACE will headquartered in Brussels. Related: Assyrian Confederation of Europe Elects President Related: Assyrian […]

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Attack on Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt Kills Eleven: Christians Panic

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John Anton – (Editor & Correspondent – Coptic Affairs) – 30/12/17 Cairo-Egypt: An attack on the Coptic Orthodox Church of Mar Mina in Helwan district area in Cairo has left eleven dead and several others injured. According to several reports, five terrorist attacked the church. Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Few Police […]

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Armenian President visits Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia

December 28, 2017 Featured
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Public Radio of Armenia – 28/12/17 On a visit to Tbilisi, President Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia. On behalf of the Armenian nation and on his own behalf the President congratulated the Catholicos on the 40th anniversary of enthronement, emphasizing the efforts he has taken towards the strengthening of […]

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Patriarchs of Constantinople and Georgia celebrate Episcopal-Enthronement Anniversary

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OCP News Service – 28/12/17 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople His All -Holiness Bartholomew (Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch) celebrated his 44th episcopal consecration anniversary on 25 December 2017. Read Bio here: Georgian Orthodox Church His Holiness Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrated his 40th enthronement anniversary on 25 December 2017. Read […]

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Syrian Christians Praising Revival of Homeland by Celebrating Christmas

December 27, 2017 Featured
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Syrians in Postwar Aleppo Rejoice at Celebrating Christmas (PHOTOS) Sputniknews – 27/12/17 DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Christians and members of other confessions are holding large-scale Christmas celebrations in Damascus and the nearby Christian towns of Maaloula and Sednayah despite the ongoing civil strife in the country. It is not easy for a foreigner to arrive in Maaloula, because the […]

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RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF MOLDOVA AIM TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

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Orthochristian.com – 27/12/17 The Russian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Moldova has appealed to the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Bessarabia for more intensive cooperation in the name of a single faith. The call came from His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova in the context of the 25th anniversary of the resumption of the activity of […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. ANNA’S CONCEPTION (2017)

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 27/12/17 The feast of St. Anna’s conception was celebrated by the Patriarchate was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday December 9/22, 2017. On this feast, the Church commemorates the fact that the righteous Joachim and Anna, who lived at the time right between the Old and the New Testament, were […]

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Poems on Nativity by N. Lygeros

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Lygeros – 27/12/17 Poems on Nativity by N. Lygeros. Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi.  With the birth With the birth of Christ All-Holy Mary forgives all those who cannot endure because she knows that inside them they have humanity and that one day with Christ they will become humans due to the teaching […]

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Christmas Holy Qurobo in Damascus

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Christmas Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. Their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for the Church in India, and Arminian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash […]

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PAT. KIRILL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS IN DONBASS

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Orthochristian.com – 26/12/17 In a statement made after his recent meeting at Moscow’s Danilovsky Monastery with leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as the head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice—the People’s Right,” Viktor Medvedchuk, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the agreement […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 25/12/17 The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Nikolaos Bishop of Lycea was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Tuesday December 6/19, 2017. St. Nikolaos was a defender of the doctrine regarding the “same nature” of the Son with the Father in the 1st Ecumenical Synod in Nice in 325 A.D., he is […]

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Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided the Holy Qurobo for Christmas Eve in St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. During the Qurobo, His Eminence read the Christmas […]

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27th Sunday after Pentecost – the Holy Forefathers

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/12/17 Last week’s Gospel about the rich man who had a good harvest was like the finale to the cycle of the Gospel readings of Pentecost. It portrayed a man who had devoted all his concern to one […]

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Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2017-2018)

December 24, 2017 Featured
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The Executive Council – December 2017/January 2018 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I wish you the very best this Nativity and New year season. Let us pray for and support all our brothers and sisters who are suffering due to […]

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President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

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Church of Serbia – 24/12/17 Within the two-day visit to the Russian Federation, President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited also the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, where he celebrated his family’s Patron Saint-day – Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker. The rite of blessing the slava wheat and […]

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