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RESTORED PORTRAIT OF NICHOLAS II UNVEILED IN ST. PETERSBURG

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – 4/12/16 Historical justice is done, a portrait of Emperor Nicholas II – by the Russian artist Ilya Savich Galkin (1860-1915) – hidden from human eyes for some ninety-odd years – was presented at the St. Petersburg Museum of Applied Arts on November 30th. The restoration which took three years to complete, was initiated […]

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CONSECRATION OF ST GEORGE CHURCH IN PEKI’IN – NORTHERN ISRAEL

December 3, 2016 Featured News

  The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 3/12/16 On Saturday, the 13th/26th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, performed the consecration ceremony for St George the Great Martyr Church of the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community in the town of Peki’in, Northern Israel, that falls under the Bishopric of Acre. Built over recent years, the Church […]

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Patriarch: Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to Preserve Differences

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 3/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assures that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow […]

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The 20th Anniversary of Enthronement of His Holiness Aram I, Catholios of Cilicia Week of Praise and Thanksgiving organized by the Diocese of Lebanon

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – November-December 2016 20 November 2016. Celebrations began on Sunday with special Liturgy held at the St Nichan Cathedral in Beirut. Archbishop Shahé Panossian, the Prelate celebrating the Holy Liturgy accompanied by the Choir of the National Academy of Armenia conducted by Maestro Hovhannes Chekijian. The Ambassador of Armenian to Lebanon, Samuel Meguerditchian, Represetatives […]

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PATRIARCH THEODOROS II: NO PLACE FOR POLITICS IN CHURCH MATTERS

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/3/16 Politicians should not interfere in Church matters, and it’s necessary to observe the principle of the indivisibility of the Church, declared Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa in an interview with RIA-Novosti, commenting on the situation with the efforts to create an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. “I know Ukraine […]

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AUTHENTICITY OF SCROLLS WITH FIRST MENTION OF CHRIST PROVEN

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/12/16 Physicists from the British university of Surrey have proven the authenticity of 2,000-year-old metallic scrolls found in 2008 in a Jordanian cave. The book, with a portrait of Christ, describes the appearance of God in Solomon’s temple as Jesus prayed, reportsVesti.Ru with reference to Yahoo! News. The unique, historical artifact is made of […]

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A BOOK ON DEACONESSES DEDICATED TO PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA IS PUBLISHED BY CEMES

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Pan-Orthodox Synod Cemes- 12/2/16 DEACONESSES, ORDINATION OF WOMEN AND ORTHODOX THEOLOGY: PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE CENTER OF ECUMENICAL, MISSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES “METROPOLITAN PANTELEIMON PAPAGEORGIOU”, Edited by Petros Vassiliadis Moschos Goutzioudis Eleni Kasselouri – Xatzivassiliadi, CEMES PUBLICATIONS Thessaloniki 2016. This book is about the admission of women into the sacramental diaconal priesthood of the […]

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‘In the Footsteps of St. Andrew in Crimea’ – Orthodox Christian Pilgrimage Program

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Natalia Ostozhieva – Pilgrimage Dept. of the Simferopol & Crimea Diocese (Russian Orthodox Church) – OCP News Service- 12/2/16 Dear beloved Faithful, We are ready with the schedule of one-day pilgrimages to the Crimea for 2017. You can see them on the website: http://pilgrimage.su/russian-version/raspisanie-odnodnevnyh-palomnicheskih-poezdok.html   (the information is in Russian) We have almost completed multi-day summer programs […]

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/12/16 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian […]

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Funeral rite and burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Chruch of Serbia- 12/2/16 +Memory Eternal + Monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj was a place of a gathering of bishops, priests and monks, not only of the Serbian Orthodox Church but also from other local Orthodox Churches, relatives, friends, admirers of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, as well as of the faithful people from all […]

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A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Speaks at House of Lords meeting hosted by Lord Alton at the invitation of Bishop Angaelos

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office – December 2016 On 28 November 2016 a meeting was held with the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church at the House of Lords, hosted by The Lord Alton of Liverpool, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church […]

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SCREENING OF ‘HAVRESC: STAND ON COURAGE’ – MOVIE ON ARMENIAN & ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IN IRAQ

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Lucine Kasbarian – OCP News Service – 12/1/16 Website – www.Havresc.com  Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPbNfspEG7E Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/havresc/ ‘Havresc: Stand on Courage’ is a documentary about the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village of Havresc they have formed on the edge of ISIS-controlled territory. Standing in the face of adversity, bigotry, hatred […]

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“Christians in Iraq needs International Support & Protection for Survival” – Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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AllpointsTV – November – December 2016 – Assyrian Church of the East Global: Mar Paulus Benjamin , Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of America for the Assyrian Church of the East has just recently returned from Iraq and tells of what he saw and discusses what he hopes to see develop to […]

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Orthodox Christianity: Strong Pillar in Modern Russia

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravdareport – 1/12/16 Karl Marx, in his famous seminal treatise, Das Kapital, laid down a basic tenet for revolutionizing and thus usurping control of the world’s economic order when he wrote, “Religion is the opiate of the masses”. He, as well as others of the same persuasion really believed that too. Karl Marx, in his […]

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Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity -Raymonibrahim – 30/11/16 Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too […]

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Syrian Army Prevents Major Terrorist Attack in Christian District of Aleppo

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Sputinknews – 30/11/16 The Syrian army forces on Tuesday managed to prevent a major terrorist attack in the residential areas of Aleppo, plotted by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants, media reported. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news channel, the military forces discovered a mine-studded underground tunnel, leading to one of the churches located in […]

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HE Archbishop Casian: Prayer in communion transformed Princely Ave into a great Cathedral

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 29/11/16 The relics of Virginmartyr Saint Philotheia were brought Sunday, 27 November 2016, from Curtea de Argeş to Galaţi by a delegation of the Archdiocese of Argeş and Muscel, led by His Eminence Archbishop Calinic. His Eminence Casian, Archbishop of Lower Danube, welcomed the relics of the Virginmartyr at […]

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Archbishop Anastasios Honored with the Title “Honorary Citizen” of Durresi

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Albania – 29/11/16 On the afternoon of November 16th, 2016, a ceremony to bestow the title “Honorary Citizen” was held on the premises of the Aleksander Moisiu Theater. The ceremony was organized by the Municipality of Durres to honor the heads of the four traditional religious communities of the country, respectively Mr. Haxhi […]

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Meeting of Orthodox Clergy Wives in Albania

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Albania – 29/11/16 Over fifty Presvyteras and Diakonissas came from the various Metropolises in Albania to participate in a meeting held in Shen Vlash at the Resurrection of Christ Theological School, November 4-6, 2016. At the invitation of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios, six Orthodox women from the OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center), working […]

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