Friday, August 10, 2018

The ‘Night’ Before the Dialogue with the Vatican

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OO Primates Encounter with the Roman Pontiff

Prepared by George Alexander -08/10/18 (For the Department of Church Research and Studies) – Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE The ‘night’ before the ecumenical dialogue with the Vatican is an important time for Oriental Orthodox (OO) Churches, especially in the current context of ecumenism and Church unity. This is the time when OO theologians, scholars and representations […]

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Agitation against the ‘Mother Teresa Monument’ in Macedonia

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Pic Varga Attila. Wikipedia

Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs Europe) OCP News Service – 8/10/18 Skopje Republic of Macedonia: In North-Macedonia’s capital Skopje, a monument at the birth place of Albanian Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, who became world-famous as ‘Mother Teresa of Calcutta’. In spring, the monument was repeatedly smeared and at the birth house of Teresa, several posters […]

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Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East

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The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasrani" (Christian), on an Assyrian home in Mosul.

  AINA – 10/8/18 (AINA) — August 7 is Assyrian Martyrs Day. It is commemorated worldwide by Assyrians to remember their fallen, including the 3,000 who were killed by the Iraqi army in Iraq between August 7 and 11, 1933 in the town of Simmele (ܣܡܠܐ), North Iraq, and its surroundings. It was carried out […]

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PATRONAL FEAST DAY LITURGY CELEBRATED FOR FIRST TIME IN 80 YEARS IN TATARSTAN CHURCH DESECRATED AS SLAUGHTER HOUSE BY SOVIETS

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Orthochristian.com – 8/10/18 The faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church are continuing the long process of reviving their holy and beloved churches that were desecrated and ruined by the godless authorities throughout the country. In this vein, a great event was held recently, when the patronal feast of the Church of St. Elias in the […]

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Kurds in Syria Shutdown Assyrian School for Refusing Kurdish Curriculum

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Letter from Kurdish PKK ordering closing of the Assyrian school in Derbiseye, Syria.

  AINA – 8/10/18 (AINA) — Kurdish PKK authorities closed an Assyrian school in Derbiseye, Syria after Assyrian school officials refused to adopt a Kurdish teaching curriculum. The Kurdish PKK prosecutor in Derik/Malikiye, Syria, issued the order on August 7, which is Assyrian Martyrs Day. The Syrian government is expected to take control of all schools […]

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Assyrian Mayor in Iraq Who Was Illegally Removed Reinstated

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Basim Bello, the Assyrian mayor of Tel Kepe.

AINA – 8/10/18 Tel Kepe, North Iraq (AINA) — Basim Bello, the Assyrian mayor of Tel Kepe, an Assyrian town in north Iraq, has resumed his duties as the mayor of Tel Kepe after he won his case in the Iraqi federal court. Mr. Bello was illegally removed from his office by Kurdish authorities and […]

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How Can Faith Improve Your Quality of Sleep?

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Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 10/8/18 How Can Faith Improve Your Quality of Sleep? “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority…Jesus replied, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ …The temple He had spoken of was His body” (John 2:18-20). The idea that body, mind […]

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TURKEY PLANNING TO OPEN ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER ON ISLAND WHERE ORTHODOX SEMINARY REMAINS CLOSED FOR 45 YEARS

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Orthochristian.com – 8/10/18 The Turkish government made an announcement on August 2 that is likely to increase tensions between the state and its Orthodox Christians. While the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s seminary on the island of Halki has remained closed since 1971, Turkey has announced that it intends to open an Islamic studies center on the same […]

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The consecration of the icon and cupola cross for the Royal Passion-Bearers’ Chapel in Beryozki

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2018 On Sunday, August 5, 2018, the feast day of the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada visited the Smolensk Mother of God Icon in the town of […]

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His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem honors the feast day of the Russian Convent in Gethsemane (photo-report)

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 8/10/18 On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the feast day of Holy Myrrh-Bearer Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, leading a large group of pilgrims from Europe to the Holy Land, officiated at divine […]

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7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

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Church of Serbia – 10/8/18 The Seven Youths of Ephesus: Maximilian, Iamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodianus (Constantine) and Antoninus, lived in the third century. Saint Maximilian was the son of the Ephesus city administrator, and the other six youths were sons of illustrious citizens of Ephesus. The youths were friends from childhood, and all were […]

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Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari

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Church of Serbia – 10/8/18 His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla consecrated a new church of the Resurrection of the Lord at Stanari on 5 August 2018. The solemn rite was attended by President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik. The following bishops participated in the rite of the consecration: Gerasim of Gornji […]

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