Triennial Anniversary of the historic Meeting of the OCP Delegation with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Fr. Prakash Kuriakose (Delegate of Malankara) - OCP News Service - 4/2/18 Kerala-India: February 7th, 2018, marks the 3rd anniversary of the historic meeting between Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Society) delegation and His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and the Syriac Orthodox delegation at Puthencruz, Malankara. OCP representation was the first ever ...

First Holy Qurobo in Deir ez-Zor after its Liberation

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 4/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the first Holy Qurobo over the ruins of Virgin Mary church in Deir ez-Zor, after the city’s liberation. The Governor of Deir ez-Zor Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Samra, received His Holiness and the accompanying delegation at the airport. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor ...

Patriarchal Encyclical on Mor Severus of Antioch

Musings from the Fourth Rome

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 4/2/18 We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very Reverend Corepiscopoi, Reverend priests, monks, nuns, deacons and deaconesses and the entire blessed Syriac Orthodox people throughout the world. May the divine ...

Holy Qurobo on the Occasion of the Fast of Nineveh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 4/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Fast of Nineveh, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Dionysios Jean Kawak attended the Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about God’s mercy, for He wants the salvation of all ...

Foundation Stone for the Penitentiary Institution Pozarevac – Zabela

Church of Serbia - 4/2/18 On the day of the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter, His Grace Bishop Ignatije of Branicevo served the rite of blessing of the foundation stone for the church dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles at the Penitentiary institution Pozarevac-Zabela. Revd. Nikola Marjanovic, spiritual father ...

Almost 100 Attacks Against Christians Registered in Germany in 2017 – Report

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Sputniknews - 4/2/18 The success of Germany’s multiculturalism policy has been questioned after statistics from the German Federal Police Office appear to show that a traditional Christian state is no longer a safe place for the believers. The number of crimes targeting Christians in Germany reached nearly 100 cases last year, according to a report by the Federal Police Office. These stats ...