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Abiy Ahmed with ODP colleagues Workneh Gebeyehu and Shimelis Abdissa

Ethiopia- Insight - HaileMichael Faris- 20/11/2019 Editors: Peter Heinlein, William Davison, Jonah Wedekind It is fair to say that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been Ethiopia’s most popular leader of the last 50 years. But now, half-way through his second year in office, many Ethiopians are wondering if their early assessments might have been premature, given the ...

Boris Johnson Wouldn’t Allow Jesus Into the UK, English Archbishop Says

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Sputnik news - 20/11/2019 Britain’s Prime Minister Johnson is pushing for an Australian-style points-based system for prospective immigrants, which would open up the country to highly-skilled immigration while curbing the number of unskilled newcomers. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the senior cleric of the Church of England, has claimed that Jesus Christ would be denied entry into ...

Wealth and poverty are an occasion to draw closer to God and our peers – Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - 20/11/2019 Patriarch Daniel on Sunday offered his reflections on wealth and poverty as means through which we can proceed on the path to salvation. ‘Wealth and poverty are not a purpose in themselves. They are an opportunity for us to draw near or away from God and others.’ “Neither wealth nor poverty can bring ...

Kind Plea to Help A Family Suffering From the Consequences of NATO Bombing 

28 Jun NGO - 20/11/2019 As a child Dijana was exposed to the poison of depleted uranium, forced to flee her home in Kosovo and lost her right eye to cancer. She and her family then endured the humiliation of having their house raided and all of their possessions seized by the courts, because her father ...

Celebrating IOCC Sunday – A Day of Sharing

IOCC - 20/11/2019 International Orthodox Christian Charities Celebrates Annual “Day of Sharing” in US Parishes. Local Supporters Celebrate Orthodox Philanthropy, Worldwide Humanitarian Efforts.  Baltimore, Md. (November 18, 2019) – Partnering with local clergy and volunteers, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) celebrates “IOCC Sunday: A Day of Sharing” in parishes across the United States on November 24 this year, ...

Metropolitan Anthony: Orthodoxy May Come To A Great Schism

UOJ - 20/11/2019 Every Orthodox believer should strengthen his prayers not only for our long-suffering Church but also for the entire Orthodox world, called the hierarch of the UOC. We are in danger of a great schism in the Orthodox world, said the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of Borispol and Brovary, on the air of the “Church and ...

Festive Academy on the Occasion of Two Centuries of the Small Cathedral Church in Nis

Church of Serbia - 20/11/2019 With an evening service at the Cathedral Church dedicated to the Assembly of Holy Archangels in Nis and a solemn academy in the Saint Sava House,  the central celebration of 200 years since the construction of this beloved church in Nis was marked on November 16, 2019. With the blessing of His ...

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CULTURAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Catholicosate of Cilicia - November 2019 On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of November, 2019, on behalf of the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Director of the Library and Ancient Book Department at the Catholicosate, participated at the international conference “The Rescue of Armenians in the Middle East, 1915-1923” organized by the Armenian ...

Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad Celebrated

Church of Serbia - 20/11/2019 Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad – The restoration of the church of Saint George the Great Martyr was marked with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and a solemn academy. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the con-celebration of His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs and the clergy ...

Protodeacon R. Rakić: Patriarch Pavle was a man of the Spirit

Church of Serbia - 20/11/2019 Interview of Protodeacon Radomir Rakic given to Bulgarian Orthodox Agency.  Who is Patriarch Pavle? What is his ministry and will be canonized as a saint? The team of Dobrotoliubie talks with protodeacon Radomir Rakic, who personally knew the  Serbian patriarch. Protodeacon Radomir Rakić was born on July 25, 1938. He graduated the Faculty of Theology ...

Denied Justice: The Legal Plight of Egypt’s Christians

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrahim - 20/11/2019 Last week the Egyptian court system denied justice to Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority by again postponing judgment on two notorious cases that have been at court for years. The first concerns Soa‘d Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic grandmother. On May 20, 2016, a mob of some 300 Muslim men descended on her ...

OCP Executive Council Petitions Patriarch Kirill on the Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia

OCP News Service - 18/11/2019 Global: Apart from petitioning the United Nations, and several Human Rights organizations and political leaders like Vladimir Putin, the Executive Council of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) have petitioned His Holiness Kirill - Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on the persecution of Christians, (especially Orthodox faithful) in Ethiopia. OCP ...

OCP Envoys Received By Russian Orthodox Delegation

OCP News Service - 18/11/2019 Malankara-India: An Envoy of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (Dr. Ajesh T Philip - Member of E.C and Chief Overseer of the Center for Orthodox Studies, Vipin Varghese - Director- Dept. of Public Relations and Information Services, and Tibin Chacko - Delegate of Malankara and the Indian Sub-Continent) was warmly received ...

The 29th Annual OCYM UAE Zonal Conference ‘Samanwya’ To Be Held in December

OCYM - UAE ZONE - 18/11/2019 Dubai- United Arab Emirates: The 29th Annual Zonal Conference 'Samanwya 2019' of OCYM UAE ZONE is scheduled to be held on 2 Dec 2019 at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Jebel Ali. The theme for the conference is Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus. Dr. Alexander Jacob I.P.S. (Retd. DGP Kerala Police) ...

Orthodox Christian School Teacher Killed By Islamic Radicals in Ethiopia

Special Report by Temesgen Zegeye- OCP News Service - 17/11/2019 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Serkalem (Erikeselam) Moges a young school teacher (aged 39) has become the latest victim of the ongoing radical Islamic violence against Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia. Serkalem was 'stoned to death' at her home by a group of Islamic radicals in West Hararge, ...

2020 St. Herman Calendar now available

St. Herman Monastery - 17/11/2019 St. Herman Calendar 2020 -  Dedicated to the Orthodox Church in Norway. The Orthodox (Julian, or “Old”) Calendar, with corresponding civil dates. A complete Calendar of Orthodox saints, Scripture readings, and fasting guidelines for every day of the year, together with a listing of uncanonized righteous ones of recent centuries. The 2020 St. ...

Catholicos Receives Russian Orthodox Delegation 

OCP News Service - 17/11/2019 Kottayam-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nasranis and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) received a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church on 17/11/2019 at the Catholicate Palace, Kottayam, Kerala. Historic Meeting Between Catholicos ...

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Patrirachia.ru - 17/11/2019 On 14th November 2019, in Baku, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church had arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan to attend the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku. Taking part in the ...

Syria’s Christians, Muslims Unite to Create Future for Children of Daesh Sex Slaves – NGO

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  Sputniknews - 15/11/2019 GENOA (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko - The Christian bishop and Muslim mufti of Syria's Aleppo are working together to help the children of women who had been kidnapped and raped by Daesh register for an official name, Andrea Avveduto, communications chief for Pro Terra Sancta, a non-profit association operating in Syria, said. “We are doing ...

Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade – 2019

Church of Serbia - 15/11/2019 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this saint in New Belgrade on 8 November 2019, the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius. His Holiness was welcomed by the church principal protopresbyter-staurophor Rajko Nedic with the local clergy, the faithful and guests. At ...