Ibrahim on the Many Faces of Jihad throughout History (Video)

Raymond Ibrahim - 23/7/19 Derek Gilbert of Sky Watch News recently interviewed me.    Among other topics, we discussed why “jihad” is better translated as “struggle” and not “holy war” — and why that actually makes it more dangerous;  why in this sense characters like Linda Sarsour are practitioners of jihad; and why, unlike their descendants, premodern ...

ARMAD – New Youth Committee Established for the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchat of Jerusalem - 23/7/19 On Friday the 19th of July 2019, a historic meeting took place in the Armenian patriarchate with His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. A special committee was established by His Beatitude the Patriarch, in cooperation with young members of the Armenian Community. The committee is ...

Romanian Patriarch Daniel celebrates His 68th birthday

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 23/7/19 Many Years!!! His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrates on Monday, 22 July 2019, his 68th birthday. He was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, county of Timiş. He was baptised Dan-Ilie. Education and professional experience 1958 – 1962 – he attends the primary ...

Fourty Five Years of Episcopal Consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej

Many Years!!! Church of Serbia - 23/7/19 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near Cacak in 1930 by his father Zdravko and mother Milijana. When he was baptized he was named Miroslav. He finished the elementary school in his village, and then in Cacak, he completed the high school. After ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets with Families Participating in SYCE – Maarat Saydnaya

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/7/19 On July 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the families participating in the second Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter (SYCE) taking place at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya – Syria. The encounter is organized under the supervision of His Eminence Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for ...

Patriarch Abune Antonios Falsely Expelled From the Eritrean Church

OCP News Service - 20/7/19 Asmara-Eritrea: Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea is falsely expelled from the Church by a group of top bishops. They have blindly accused him of heresy. This move is part of the ongoing authoritarian propaganda programs by the Eritrean government. The Patriarch is already under house arrest since 2007. Abune Antonios is still ...

Increasing Influence of Uniate Greek Catholics in Ukraine

St. George's Uniate Greek Catholic Cathedral in Lviv. Pic- Wikipedia.

Nadia Bazuk - (Editor - Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/7/19 Will the Schism in Orthodox Church of Ukraine Push the Country to Greek Catholics? The modern history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the successor of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church formed by the Union of Brest of 1596, begins ...

Eight Hundred Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - 18/7/19 The 22nd Quinquennial Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America. (photo gallery 2, photo gallery 3) On the feast day of the holy and unmercenary physicians Cosmas and Damian, on the second day of the Church Assembly-Sabor, a most majestic Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was served in honor ...

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Receives a Delegation of Concerned Israeli’s

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/7/19 On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian received a group of people after the incident when three Jews and their dog attacked the Dean and students of the Armenian Theological Seminary. The group consisted of Mr. Yitzhak Ze’ev Pindrus, Member of Knesset for the United ...

‘A Grand Tradition and An Uncertain Future’ Interview With Fr. Samuel Aghoyan of Jerusalem

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/7/19 Translation of the interview with Fr. Samuel- Till Magnus Steiner A grand tradition and an uncertain future. A conversation with Father Samuel Aghoyan about the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox  Church in Jerusalem. “We are grateful to our predecessors for us to be here,” says Father Samuel Aghoyan, who came to Jerusalem ...

IOCC’s Give for Greece Focuses on Economic Development, Jobs Training

Since 2015, more than 80 associations and microbusinesses (over 3,000 families) have participated in Give for Greece and received equipment and training. Photo: IOCC / Konstantinos Tsakalidis.

IOCC - 18/7/19 In the Sixth Year, International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Give for Greece Focuses on Economic Development, Jobs Training. Humanitarian Agency Expands Programs Aimed at Boosting Economic Opportunity Baltimore, Md. (July 16, 2019) – With an eye to expanding its successful initiatives of recent years, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has renewed its far-reaching Give for Greece program, including ...

Indian Orthodox Parish in Muscat Invites Applications From Poor Homeless

LJ - Chief Editor- OCP News Service - 16/7/19 MUSCAT - Sultanate of Oman - Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) Muscat, has invited applications towards its ‘Home for the Homeless,’ the annual charity project of the parish. Called ‘Thanal Sneha Veedu,’ or ‘Home of Love’ the project aims to aid the poor homeless and the financially ...

Orthodox Christians Simona Halep & Novak Djokovic Ruled Wimbledon – 2019

OCP News Service – 16/7/19 London -UK: The 2019 Wimbledon Championship was ruled by two Eastern Orthodox Christians. Serbian Orthodox faithful Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon Men’s Championship by beating Roger Feder whereas Romanian Orthodox Faithful Simona Halep won the Women’s title by beating Serena Williams. Simona Halep Halpe is a Romanian Orthodox Christian. Christianity Today reports that ...

Slava of the Church of Holy Apostles in Topcider

Church of Serbia - 16/7/19 On the feast day of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to these saints in Topcider. The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Sailovic and Djordje Trajkovic, protopresbyter Branislav Jelic, presbyters Arsenije Arsenijevic and Vukasin Milicevic, as well as ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro

Church of Russia - 16/7/19 Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its deep concern at the deterioration of the situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate on the territory of Montenegro, where the unity of Orthodoxy has suffered for many years ...

Thirty Seventh Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Serge A Theriault

Most Reverend Serge A. Thériault, Ph.D., Th.D.IVth Bishop Ordinary of the Christian Catholic Church Canada

OCP News Service - 12/7/19 +Many Years+ The Christian Catholic Church Canada (CCCC) celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of  Bishop Serge A Theriault (4th  Bishop Ordinary). The Christian Catholic Church is the continuation of the original Church movement initiated by Archbishop Rene Vilatte. The Church is located in Ottawa and it is a member of ...

OCP Delegation Visits Mar Aphrem-Metropolitan of the Chaldean Syrian Church

Ben Kunjacko (Chief Public Relations Officer)- OCP News Service- 11/7/19 Malankara-India: OCP Delegation paid a visit to the His Grace Dr. Mar Aprem Mooken  (Metropolitan of the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East) on 8/7/19 at the Metropolitans Palace in Thrissur, Kerala. The OCP delegation consisted of George Alexander (Secretary) Donn George (First Editor- Malankara Affairs) Linto ...

Graduation ceremonies at the Chicago Pastoral School

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 11/7/19 On June 9/22, 2019, the Pastoral School of Chicago and Mid-America marked its thirteenth annual graduation. Before the Divine Liturgy second-year student Micah Chisholm was tonsured a Reader and elevated to Subdeacon. Following the Divine Liturgy at the ...

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 11/7/19 On Sunday, June 24/ July 7, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him, at the town of Oreini – Ayn Karem, near Jerusalem, which is believed to have been his hometown. On this feast the Church commemorates the ...