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Representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus

January 16, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Sayyed Abu’l Fadl Tabtabaei, representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Excellency offered Christmas greetings to His Holiness. They discussed the historical role of Christians in Syria, Iran and throughout […]

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Putin Compares Communism to Christianity

January 15, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 15/1/18 “Faith has always accompanied us, it strengthened when our country, our people faced particularly difficult times,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary film “Valaam,” a clip from which was broadcast by the Russia 1 TV channel. “There were such severe years of militant atheism [during the Soviet period] when priests were killed, […]

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Holy Qurobo of the Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the second Sunday after Epiphany, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damscus. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Petros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal […]

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Official Reception in Honor of His Excellency Speaker of the Syrian Parliament Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted an official reception in honor of His Excellency Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, who is the first Syriac Orthodox, and the first Christian […]

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Pope Francis Could Appoint a Woman Cardinal, Leading Church Figure Says

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/1/18 Comments by a leading American Catholic cleric hint that a woman could soon enter the College of Cardinals putting the leadership of the Church within reach for the first time in its history. The former Catholic Archbishop of Newark and now member of the College of Cardinals Joseph Tobin’s ground-breaking comments in an interview with the New York […]

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The Serbian Patriarch thanks for Christmas messages

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/1/18 In expectation of the most joyous Christian feast day – the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, received a great  number of festal greeting cards from primates, hierarchs and clergymen and monastics of the Local Orthodox Churches, hierarchs and priests of the Serbian […]

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St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/1/18 Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings […]

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Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

January 14, 2018 Featured
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FrontPage Magazine – Raymond Ibrahim – January 2018 What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a […]

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The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney

January 14, 2018 Featured
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AINA – 14/1/18 On January 2, 2018, Judge Goldsmith from the federal court in Michigan ordered the release of Assyrian (also known as Chaldean or Syriac) Christian detainees who had been held for deportation. In his decision, the judge cited that the country conditions in Iraq precluded the possibility of returning the refugees to their […]

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BISHOP MARK (FORSBERG) REPOSES IN THE LORD

January 12, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 1/12/18 +Memory Eternal+ Miami, Florida, January 8, 2018 Funeral services for His Grace, Bishop Mark [Forsberg], 83, Former Bishop of Boston, will be celebrated at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, 16601 NW 77 Court, Miami Lakes, FL on Thursday and Friday, January 11-12, 2018. Bishop Mark fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, January 8. […]

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Ordained Deaconess Serve at Altar for Armenian Orthodox Christmas-Nativity Liturgy in Tehran-Iran

January 12, 2018 Featured
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Hratch Tchilingirian – 12/1/18 Photos – MEHR News Agency  Tehran- Iran: As an update to my previous post, without much fanfare, Ani-Kristi Manvelian (24-year-old anesthesiologist) was ordained a deaconess, on September 25, 2017, in Tehran’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, the Primate of the Diocese of Tehran. The photos show Deaconess […]

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A Christian View of Debt And How To Manage It

January 12, 2018 Featured
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  Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 12/1/18 Ever since Adam and Eve were told in the book of Genesis that they would need to work for their food, the Christian view has been largely that of self sufficiency. However, throughout the Bible provision has been made for borrowing, lending and debt. On leaving […]

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Fundraiser to Give a Home to a Wounded Soldier in Artsakh Hits 50%

January 12, 2018 Featured
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Tufenkian Foundation – 12/1/18 facebook.com/TufenkianFoundation In April 2016, the people of Artsakh suffered unprecedented violence, as Azerbaijan launched unprovoked assaults along its eastern border. This escalation has since been known as the “April War” or “Four-Day War.” Mher Araqelyan, a 35 year old father of one, was one of the soldiers mobilized to protect Artsakh […]

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State Day and Patron Saint-day of Republic of Srpska

January 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/1/18 On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day and the State Day of the Republic of Srpska, His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Christ the Savior in Banjaluka on the feast-day of Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, on 9 January 2018. The Patriarch was […]

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Patriarchal Liturgy at the church of Nativity of Mother of God in Zemun

January 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/1/18 On the second day of the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 8 January 2018, when our Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity […]

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SOLEMN HIERARCHICAL LITURY IN BELGRADE ON CHRISTMAS

January 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/1/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Prince Lazar ин the crypt of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral in Belgrade on the joyous feast-day of the Nativity of the Lord – Christmas, 7 January 2018. In addition to lots of faithful people, the solemn festive service was […]

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NEW YORK CITY: RUSSIANS & SERBS JOINTLY CELEBRATE CHRIST’S NATIVITY IN SYNODAL CATHEDRAL

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR- 10/1/18 On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services for the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The All-Night Vigil for Nativity was served in a festal, joyous, […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE ARMENIAN DELEGATION ON THEIR VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

January 10, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 10/1/18 Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Rum Orthodox Patriarchate and we thank you very much for your greetings on the occasion of our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this […]

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Feast day of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 10/1/18 Jerusalem: The 5th of January was the Eve of the Feast day of the Armenian Patriarchate. Vespers began at 14.30. Celebration of Saints David, the prophet and king, and James the Apostle, Brother of the Lord,  was held on 6th of January during the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy. Morning prayers […]

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Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Mor Jacob Baradaeus Church in Jaramana

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo in St. Jacob Baradaeus in Jaramana – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarhal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo, which was attended by Very Rev. Fr. Patrick who comes from […]

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Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Archbishop of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Ver Rev. […]

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