Martyr John of Damascus

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Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. When ...

Great-martyr Barbara at Heliopolis in Syria

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Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, Dioscorus decided ...

Patron Saint’s Day of the Royal Family of Serbia

Church of Serbia- 18/12/17 The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated today its Patron Saint’s Day – St. Andrew the First Called, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade. The hosts are Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, and the celebration was attended by religious leaders, members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, as ...

The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 On 13 January 2017, in a hall of the Saint Sava Parish House in Srpska Varos in town Brcko, Republic of Srpska, there was held a meeting of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla with representatives of the Brcko District authorities, headed by Mayor Mr. Sinisa Milic, as well as with representatives of ...

Explosion in Christian Church in Pakistan: 9 Reportedly Killed, 50 Injured

Sputniknews - 18/12/17 Gunmen reportedly rushed into a Christian church in Quetta as the Sunday service was about to start, detonating a bomb and opening fire on local worshippers. The Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several gunmen have reportedly attacked a Christian church in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack was followed by a blast, ...

Forum on Jerusalem in Latakia

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/12/17 Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Forum on Jerusalem. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Rev. ...

Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama. Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, as well as priests, deacons, and faithful, participated ...