Armenian Church in Sivas (Sebastia) to Reopen as Museum

Public Radio of Armenia -  Siranush Ghazanchyan- November - December 2019 The 19th century Armenian Surp Asdvadzadzin Church in Gurun district of Sivas (Sebastia) will reopen as museum, Akunq.net quotes Turkish sources as saying. The General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums has provided 3,987,000 TL (about $700.000) for reconstruction works, said Gurun Mayor Nami Ciftci. At different times the ...

His Holiness Aram I presides over requiem service for 1988 earthquake victims

Public Radio of Armenia - 12/9/2019 On Sunday, December 8th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I presided over the requiem service held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias for the souls of the 25 thousand victims who fell during the devastating earthquake in Spitak, Gyumri and Vanadzor, in 1988. Source:

Sweden’s sexualized LGBT church altar is not ‘inclusive,’ it’s driving people away from modern Christianity

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RT - December 2019 The obsession of many Western Christian leaders with “inclusivity” has brought sexual politics and its activists into the church, turning off many seeking a simple solution to their faith, not depictions of gay sex on the altar. The decline in membership of the Church of Sweden should accelerate this Advent thanks to one ...

The Feast of the Entry of Mary into the Temple at the 14th Century Church at Lipljan, Kosovo-Metohia, Serbia

Church of Serbia - 9/12/2019 On the feast of the Entry of Mary into the Temple, His Grace Bishop Theodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the dean of the Pristina Bishop’s Deanery protopresbyter-staurophor Svetislav Trajkovic and priests of that Deanery. The celebration took place in the church dedicated to the Entry ...

Meeting of the US Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Joint Commission

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OCP News Service - 7/12/2019 USA: Representatives of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches in the US gathered at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This was the first meeting after the revival of the Joint Commission which was held on 8th Oct 2019, at the St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral. The members of ...

Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob Assumes Charge As The New Principal of STOTS

STOTS - 7/12/2019 Nagpur-India: Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob has assumed charge as the new Principal of the St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary - STOTS of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church in Nagpur on Sunday the 1st of Dec 2019. In a small program following Holy Qurbana, Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, former principal STOTS handed over a ...

Subramanian Swamy Slams Vatican For Gross Interference 

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OCP News Service - 6/12/2019 India: Subramanian Swamy, the senior politician, economist, and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP (Member of Parliament) slammed the Vatican for interfering in Indian affairs. Swamy is not happy with the fact that the Vatican still decides Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in India. Swamy tweeted that ' Large number of Social ...

Archbishop Anastasios: The Principle of the Unity of Orthodoxy is Council

UOJ - 6/12/2019 The Primate of the Albanian Church believes that procedures to overcome schism were developed in Orthodoxy long ago, in particular at Ecumenical Councils. Archbishop Anastasios, Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church, explained his position regarding the support of the Pan-Orthodox Assembly to resolve the “Ukrainian issue”, reports the Greek outlet “Democracy”. In particular, in response to ...

Lent as a Divine Establishment and Spiritual Remedy

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 6/12/2019 Lent, in Church songs and the writings of the Holy Fathers, is called a spiritual healer. And so, what is lent? In accordance with Dal's Tolkovyi slovar' [Explanatory Dictionary], lent ["post" in Russian] is "the abstinence from non-lenten food ...

Iraqi Christians Warn Sweden of ‘Islamist Rule’

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Sputniknews - 6/12/2019 While Swedish researchers have brushed aside the idea of an Islamic takeover despite a dramatic demographic change, they admitted the rise of Islamist indoctrination and increasing tensions. Among Iraqi Christians, there is a widespread belief that many European countries, such as Sweden and France, have “naively” received too many Muslims from the Middle East ...

Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia

Church of Serbia- 6/12/2019 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic met with His Holiness, Serbian Patriarch Irinej, on December 2nd, 2019. In a cordial and open conversation, they discussed topics of importance for the state of Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. President Vucic informed His Holiness about the current political situation and the increasingly ...

Catholicos Rejects ‘Ecumenical Interference’ in Malankara Church Dispute

OCP News Service - 4/12/19 Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) has outrightly rejected the so-called ecumenical mediation put forward by the heads of the various Christian denomination in ...

OCU and UGCC in the Path of False and Dangerous Union

UOJ I Union of Orthodox Journalists - 4/12/2019 With the emergence of the OCU (orthodox Church in Ukraine created by the Ecumenical Patriarchate), communication of Phanariots and schismatics with the Uniates (Ukranian Greek Catholic Church -UGCC) and Roman Catholics has increased dramatically. Source:

Church of Sweden Shamed for ‘Political Activism’ as It Unveils First LGBT-Themed Altarpiece – Photo

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 The homoerotic painting by an openly lesbian artist depicting black and white people in intimate poses has been hailed for its “positive view of sexuality” and containing “phallic symbols”. As one priest put it, it also suggested that the Serpent was a “transsexual woman”. Still, many concluded it was a step in the ...

Thou Shalt Not Complain! Pope Francis Claims ‘Sad People Are Not Christians’

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 The head of the Catholic Church is no stranger to surprising the public and parishioners with his statements and actions. This year, he surprised social media users when he didn’t let the faithful kiss his ring because he feared people may get sick. He has also recently proposed adding a new sin to ...

Local Security Says Church Attack Leaves At Least 14 Dead in Burkina Faso

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 According to local sources, the attack happened in the village of Foutouri in the east of the country, which is notorious for crime and the activities of suspected jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda* and Daesh*. At least 14 people were shot to death in a mass shooting in a Protestant church in ...

Church Wall Collapse Reportedly Kills 3 in Egypt – Photos

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least three people died and four others were injured on Sunday when a wall in an Egyptian church collapsed on worshippers, media said. A body of a four-year-old child was among those recovered from under the debris, according to an Egyptian daily, Al-Youm 7. The church stood in the Nile-delta city ...

An Archpastoral Visit on the 125th Anniversary of Archangel Michael Parish on the Cote d’Azur

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/12/2019 The year 2019 marks the 125th annivers`ary of the Russian parish of Archangel Michael on Cannes, France, one that has a rich history—and a questionable fate. Joining the jubilee celebrations on November 20 was His Grace Bishop Nicholas of ...

Orthodox Metropolitans from Ukraine and Montenegro Con-celebrate Divine Liturgy

Orthodox Church - 1/12/2019 His High-Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro and Litoral Amphilochius and His High-Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan of Borispole Antony have concelebrated Divine Liturgy in the Cetinje's Monastery in Montenegro and confirmed the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Source:

The First Hierarchal Liturgy Held In The New Church In Braunau

Church of Serbia - 1/12/2019 On Sunday, 24 November 2019, on the feast day of Holy King Stefan of Dechani, the first Hierarchal Liturgy in a new church of Saint Apostle and Evangelist Mark in Braunau, Austria, was officiated. His Grace Bishop Andreas of Austria-Switzerland presided over the Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy. School ...