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Memorial Service for Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III

June 28, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 28/6/17 On the occasion of the 37th dukhrono of the passing away of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III (25 June 1980) of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II held a special service (teshmeshto d-Kumre) for the departed patriarchs at the tombs of the patriarchs in Mor Aphrem Monastery in […]

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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – July 2017 Issue

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/6/17) Ecumenical News Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: Download from SCRIBD The July 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global […]

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‘Let us not live selfishly! Let us open ourselves to God’s love and help our neighbours’, Patriarch urges

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 The purpose of human earthly life is the preparation for heavenly life, Patriarch Daniel said Sunday in his homily delivered during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Romanian Saints Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel reflected on the Bible readings, explaining that the Kingdom […]

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Swedish PM tells priests to carry out same-sex marriages ‘or do something else’

June 26, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 26/6/17 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled to perform gay marriages, despite the Lutheran church’s position that clergy members should have the right to refuse. Same-sex weddings have been legal in Sweden since 2009, although priests can decline to carry out these ceremonies under […]

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Six Militants Detained in Egypt Over Plotting Attacks on Christian Churches

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/6/17 A total of six terrorists, who planned to conduct attacks on Christian churches in Egypt, were detained, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the attacks were set to take place, in particular, during Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Attacks […]

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US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS ON TURKEY TO PRESERVE AGIA SOPHIA’S SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/6/17 The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia […]

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69th Birthday of Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem

June 25, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/6/17 His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian, 97th Patriarch-Archbishop of Jerusalem of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church celebrated his 69th birthday on 24/6/17. We congratulate His Beatitude Patriarch Archbishop Nourhan Manougian with his birthday. We wish him many years. May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work. […]

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Inauguration and Blessing of the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center

June 25, 2017 Featured
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Northeast American Diocese – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – 25/6/17 Dear All Please join us for the Inauguration and Blessing of our Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center, a ministry of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 2 PM. Our beloved Father in Christ, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma […]

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Turkey Seizes Assyrian Monastery Property

June 24, 2017 Featured
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By Ygar Gültekin http://www.agos.com.tr AINA – 24/6/17 After Mardin became a Metropolitan Municipality, its villages were officially turned into neighbourhoods as per the law and attached to the provincial administration. Following the legislative amendment introduced in late 2012, the Governorate of Mardin established a liquidation committee. The Liquidation Committee started to redistribute in the city, […]

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Reading between the lines of the article “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch”

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Tamar Lomidze – 23/6/17 Dennis Menos, the author of the publication “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch” in The National Herald, asserts that the organizational structure of the Orthodox Church based on the principle of autocephaly does not meet the requirements of the present day. In particular, according to Mr.Menos, it does not allow […]

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TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in […]

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Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Herzegovina

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 23/6/17 In the period from 15 to 17 June 2017, the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina and Coastlands was visited by the Archbishop of the  Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden, His Eminence Benjamin (Atas) and His Grace Dositej, Serbian  Bishop of Britain-Scandinavia. During this time the guests visited the monastery of Gracanica in Trebinje, […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Chant & Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

June 23, 2017 Featured
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpNUQ0Cd5bk Утешител Дух на Истината – June 2017 Bulgarian Orthodox Chant & Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic. Source:

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GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/17 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has called for an extraordinary session to address the serious situation surrounding the nation’s educational system. The current Greek Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the atheist Alexis Tsipras, previously promised to coordinate with the Greek Orthodox Church on the matter of reforming education in the […]

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MONUMENT TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MP-ROCOR REUNION CONSECRATED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

June 22, 2017 Featured
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  Photo: Patriarchia.ru   Pravoslavie.ru – 21/6/17 After serving the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday, June 18, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the new monument “Reunification,” dedicated to the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO CONSTANTINOPLE – CAPPADOCIA

June 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/17 The visit of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the Ecumenical Patriarchate and later on to Cappadocia began on Friday, 3rd/ 16th June 2017. His Beatitude was invited by the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos for this visit, as the latter has undertaken pilgrimage tours to […]

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THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

June 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of […]

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June 20, 2017 Featured
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Pan Hellenic Scholarship – 20/6/17  VENTURE CAPITALISTS, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ARCHON JOHN PAPPAJOHN RECOGNIZED AT 2017 PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA. MOVING MOMENT OF SILENCE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS OF CHICAGO. MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES WAS 2016 MISS AMERICA AND GREEK ORTHODOX PARISHIONER BETTY CANTRELL. CHICAGO, IL: The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held their 2017 Awards […]

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Memory Eternal! + Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Central America and Venezuela

June 19, 2017 Featured
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The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – 19/6/17 +Memory Eternal+ “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25 His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Holy Synod of Antioch, and the Archdiocese of North America announce with great regret […]

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Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Baradeus Church – Atchaneh

June 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Mathew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs and in […]

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Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church

June 19, 2017 Featured
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Serbian – Syriac Orthodox Churches His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the  Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden,  His Eminence Benjamin (Atas), at the Serbian Patriarchate on 14 June 2017. Archbishop Benjamin expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various challenges and […]

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