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Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate Slams Attack on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi 

July 25, 2014 Featured News
Catholicos-Patriarch Illya of All Georgia and Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All  Armenia

Kisha D Dorado – (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) 25/7/14 Tbilisi: The Georgian Orthodox Church has condemned the attack made on the Armenian Orthodox Church- the Armenian Surb Etchmiadzin Church in Tbilisi.  The Armenian and Georgian Orthodox Prelates met to discuss the incident  and stated  that it  has nothing to do with religious […]

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Statement from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Recent Incident in the Georgian Diocese

July 25, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 On July 19, according to a statement by the Armenian Church Diocese of Georgia, over 50 people, expressing disrespectful and blasphemous remarks, attacked the Holy Etchmiadzin Armenian Church of the Havlabar district in Tbilisi, Georgia. As a result of the attack, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Manuk Zeynalyan; representatives of the Armenian Diocese of […]

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The icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh and his Holy Relic arrives in Belarus

July 25, 2014 Featured News

Prepared for OCP News Service Belorussian Orthodox Church – 25/7/14 Last Sunday several thousands of Minsk Orthodox Christians attended the ceremony of bringing to the Holy Spirit cathedral the icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the particle of his Holy Relics. The bringing of the icon along with the special divine services in Belarusian […]

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Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch: ‘Mosul Must Be Retaken’

July 25, 2014 Featured News

By Fady Noun Asia News - 25/7/14 Beirut — “Mosul must be retaken,” Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II said yesterday in a press conference in which he slammed the ethnic cleansing carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Nineveh Plain. The patriarch demands that the states are funding […]

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Assyrian Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Delivers Message on Crisis in Mosul

July 25, 2014 Featured News

25/7/14 (AINA) — The Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, delivered the following message concerning the persecution of Assyrians in Iraq by ISIS. Message of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Following the Meeting with […]

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Greek Orthodox Church Condemns Attacks on Christians in Mosul

July 25, 2014 Featured News

  Daily Star, Lebanon - 25/7/14 Beirut — The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Wednesday condemned the attacks on Mosul’s Christians, calling on states funding extremist organizations to stop immediately.  “We strongly … condemn the attacks against the Christians of Mosul,” a statement by the Patriarchate said, “and the exerted coercion forcing them to change their belief, pay […]

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Christians Fleeing Mosul Persecuted By ISIS, Muslims Rally Alongside Protesting Christians

July 25, 2014 Featured News

By Alroy Menezes http://www.ibtimes.com - 25/7/14 The plight of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports, as thousands fleeing regions controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have been robbed of their possessions at ISIS checkpoints.  ISIS, a Sunni extremist group that advocates […]

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Muslims, Christians Gather in Iraq Church in Solidarity With Mosul’s Christians

July 25, 2014 Featured News

http://saint-adday.com - 25/7/14 A large number of Muslim Civil Society Activists and MP Shrouq Abaiji met in Mar Gorgis Church holding banners written on it: “I’m an Iraqi, I’m a Christian” to express their solidarity with Christians in Mosul. They expressed their readiness to receive the displaced families and assist them, and condemned this crime against […]

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Celebration at Caraiman Monastery

July 24, 2014 Featured News

  Church of Romania – 24/7/14 On 20 July 2014, the parish churches and monasteries form all over the country celebrated their saint patron, Saint Elijah the Tishbite – “Lumina” newspaper informs. One of the places of worship which celebrated their dedication day was the chapel of the Monastery of the “Exaltation of the Holy […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Letter on 18th All-American Council

July 24, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 To the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: I greet all of you as we mark one year before the opening of the 18th All-American Council, slated to convene in Atlanta, Georgia from July 20-24, 2015. The Council, which will provide an opportunity for the entire […]

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OCP Executive Council Calls for Prayers and Constructive Efforts for Global Peace

July 24, 2014 Featured News
Images of homes being marked by ISIS  with the letter “Nun” (ن), the Arabic equivalent of our “N” and the abbreviation for Nasara, or “Nazarenes”: what they call Christians in a gesture of contempt to make them seem like outsiders in their own land.

  OCP News Service 24/7/14 Global: The Executive Council Jacob of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society under the Chairmanship of Mr K C Jacob called for prayers and constructive efforts for lasting Global Peace. The Executive Council expressed at most concern on the situation of Christians in Middle East, Iraq, Ukraine, Africa and elsewhere. OCP Council […]

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Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul

July 24, 2014 Featured News

By Abdul Hamid Zebari Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 24/7/14 Rawan Jinan, a 25-year-old Iraqi Christian, says when she received an order on June 18 to leave Mosul within 24 hours, she could not believe her eyes. The order came in the form of a letter delivered to every Christian home by the Islamic State, formerly […]

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100 French MPs Demonstrate in Support of Assyrians in Mosul

July 24, 2014 Featured News

24/7/14 Paris (AINA) — One hundred members of the French Parliament demonstrated in front of the parliament building today in support of the Assyrians of Mosul, who have been targeted by ISIS. The demonstrators expressed their solidarity with the Assyrian of Mosul by carrying signs with the Arabic letter “n”, which is the first letter […]

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Philippines: The dawn of Orthodoxy

July 24, 2014 Featured News

  Diocese of Hog Kong (Ecumenical Patriarchate) –  24/7/14 The Philippines are a group of coral-embroidered islands, which the Pacific Ocean stole from the land of South Asia and made its own. They form a sea carved archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with a population of 95 million people. Their people are characterized by politeness […]

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We ask your prayers for peace and healing in the Middle East

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Christian Network – 23/7/14 Almighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on the earth. Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace. Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war. Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and […]

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Palestinian Christians: Who are They?

July 23, 2014 Featured News

ARCHPRIEST PANAYIOTIS PAPAGEORGIOU, PH.D. - 23/7/14 Most Americans today correlate Palestinians with Moslems and terrorism as the conflict flares up from time to time. In this political and military clash between the Israeli Jews and the Palestinian Moslems, the plight of the Palestinian Christians is completely lost. Who are the Palestinians? Are they all Moslems? Are […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK VISITS KYRGYZSTAN

July 23, 2014 Featured News

On 21-22 July 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Kyrgyzstan with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In Bishkek, the DECR chairman met with Mr. Daniyar Narymbaev, head of the Executive Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, […]

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Gazans find sanctuary in ancient church

July 23, 2014 Featured News

AL Monitor – 23/7/14 Gaza’s only Greek Orthodox Church canceled its Sunday prayers and opened its doors to hundreds fleeing the Israeli bombardment of the Shajaiya neighborhood. On July 19, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexius was reciting prayers to a small congregation in the only Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip. He was surrounded by the Byzantine-style […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Condemns Targeting of Iraqi Christians

July 23, 2014 Featured News

By Adham Youssef http://www.dailynewsegypt.com - 23/7/14 The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned the targeting of Iraqi Christians in the militant-held city of Mosul, which caused the displacement of thousands into the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. In its Saturday statement, the Church added that violence against Christians and forced immigration are unprecedented acts in the history […]

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Russian Church calls on those responsible for plane crash in Ukraine to say truth before God and people

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, July 22, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has called on those who are involved in the crash of the Malaysian plane in Ukraine to tell the truth about the crash. “It would be so right if the commanders of all missile systems that were in the crash area on July 17 told the whole […]

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ISIS, Kurds Clash Near Assyrian Town: 2000 Assyrian Families Driven From Mosul

July 23, 2014 Featured News

23/7/14 (AINA) — ISIS and Kurdish forces clashed yesterday at about 10 PM on the outskirts of Tel Kepe, an Assyrian town 13 miles north of Mosul. ISIS to take over a medicine factory about 1.5 miles west of Tel Kepe. ISIS were forced to go back after a short battle. The latest count of […]

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