OCP News Service – 21/6/14
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Dubai: The Exclusive Portal Dedicated the to the Addis Ababa Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches (held in the year 1965) was inaugurated by the Priests of Ethiopian Orthodox Churches in the United Arab Emirates. The Conference portal is powered by OCP Society and will remain as one of the Project of the Society. The event took place on June 20th Friday 2014, at Al Nasr Club in Dubai. More than 2500 Ethiopian youth participated in the conference. The Portal was inaugurated by the Fathers of the four different congregations of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the UAE. Rev Fr Abba Seiyfe Gabriel, Rev Fr Abba Gerima Ayalkebet, Rev Fr Abba Welde Gabriel and Rev Fr Gebre Hana were the Ethiopian Prelates who were present for the occasion and participated in the inaugural function of the Portal. A high-level delegation from the Ethiopian Consulate of UAE was also present for the occasion. Thereafter the OCP Delegation presented all prelates with OCP icon of St Gregory of Parumala, the first canonized Indian Saint. The OCP Icon of three saints for Archbishop Demetrios was presented to the Clergy community in his absence.
OCP Society was represented by George Alexander (Secretary and Spokesperson), Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) and Nisha Jacob (OCP Delegate and Associate). The participation of OCP Delegation was coordinated by Deacon Nebew and Mr. Tezegey who are leading the Ethiopian Youth Community in UAE.
The exclusive portal features the in-depth details and rare photos of the historic Oriental Orthodox conference held in Addis Ababa and will be updated with relevant details. The Addis Ababa Conference was a historic event held in 1965 which brought together the Primates of five ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches. The participating Churches where Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopian, and the Indian Orthodox Church. The Primates were Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Patriarch Mor Ignatius Ya`qub III of Antioch and All East, Catholicos-Patriarch Vazgen I of All Armenia, Catholicos Khoren I of the Greater House of Cilicia and Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Augen I of India.
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