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Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria

April 23, 2014 Featured News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America – April 2014 1. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, representing millions of Orthodox Christians, express our grave concern over the escalation of unrest and ongoing violence in countries throughout the Middle East, especially in […]

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Reorganization of Episcopal Assemblies in the Americas

April 23, 2014 Featured News

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America  – April 2014 During the Holy Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Constantinople on March 6-9, 2014, the Prelates, through a unanimous vote, agreed to form separate Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Canada and in the United […]

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SVOTS offers D. Min. Distance Learning Program: Applications being accepted

April 23, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 23/4/14 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here is now accepting applications from priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry who want to earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry [D.Min] degree through a new hybrid program that combines on-line coursework with on-campus intensive training. In the coming months the seminary administration […]

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New Liturgical editions published by the British Orthodox Church

April 23, 2014 Featured News

British Orthodox Church – 23/4/14 To commemorate the fact that 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the union of the British Orthodox Church with the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, the British Orthodox Press has published two new editions of liturgical texts, as authorised for use in The British Orthodox Church. A third edition of […]

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Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

April 23, 2014 Featured News

23/4/14 Thousands of Greek Cypriots, most refugees, flocked to the Ayios Giorgos Exorinos church in Famagusta where they attended a Good Friday service at their historical place of worship for the first time in decades. The service, the first since 1957 at the church in the medieval town, should send a message of hope and […]

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Once-in-a-lifetime NYC Arvo Pärt Concerts

April 23, 2014 Featured News

SVOTS – 23/4/14  The Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s presents concerts May 31–June 2 in NYC PURCHASE TICKETS! LISTEN to the Ancient Faith Presents interview with Dr. Reeves and Dr. Bouteneff Two concerts devoted to the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, an Orthodox Christian, will take place in New York City at Stern […]

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The Patriarch of Romania at the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

April 23, 2014 Featured News

23/4/14 On 21 April 2014, the second Easter day, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox church was present in the middle of the faithful at the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation, where he delivered a sermon. On this occasion, His Beatitude announced in the end of the Divine Liturgy that next year […]

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Patriarch john X : Violence exacts heavy price, freedom is about reaching out to the other

April 22, 2014 Featured News

22/4/14 Yazigi: Violence exacts heavy price, freedom is about reaching out to the other. Damascus, (SANA) Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East, John X Yazigi hoped that it will become clear enough that violence exacts a much heavier price than peace. Yazigi, who led an Easter mass at the Greek Orthodox Mariamite Cathedral […]

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Al-Rahi calls on international community to stop terrorist war in Syria

April 22, 2014 Featured News

22/4/14 Beirut, (SANA) Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Maronite Church reiterated his call on international community “to stop the terrorist war in Syria.” In a speech after a mass held in Bkirki , al-Rahi said the international community should put an end to this endless, cursed war […]

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A Plea To Free Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

April 22, 2014 Featured News

By Wolfgang Danspeckgruber http://www.huffingtonpost.com - 22/4/14 It is now precisely a year, 365 days, since the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo, the Syriac-Orthodox Archbishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi, which took place on the road between Aleppo and the Turkish border on April 22, 2013. The kidnappers murdered the […]

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Homes of Christians Fleeing Iraq Seized By Gangs

April 22, 2014 Featured News

http://www.worthynews.com - 22/4/14 Baghdad — Gangs in Baghdad are seizing homes left vacant by Christian families who have been forced to flee from sectarian violence, according to Barnabas Aid. “Most of them are afraid of submitting complaints to the government because they do not believe they can protect themselves if they file a lawsuit,” said William […]

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Patriarch John X and Christian Prelates visit Christian Town of Maaloula

April 22, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 22/4/14 Beirut: Patriarch John X of Antioch visited the Christian Town of Maaloula which has been recaptured by the Syrian government forces after driving rebels and terrorist. Several Christian leaders namely Jean Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director of the Patriarchal Office of the Syrian Orthodox Church), […]

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Extraordinary evening and book signing event with Dr. Matti Moosa

April 22, 2014 Featured News

USA – New York- 22/4/14 Under the Auspices of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Archdiocese is holding a cultural event, sponsored by the Yunan Family, to honor Dr. Matti Moosa, who recently translated The Chronicle of Michael Rabo into English. Dr. Matti Moosa will also deliver […]

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His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Mr. M. Levent Bilgen – Consul General of the Republic of Turkey

April 22, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 On April 17th His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Mr. M. Levent Bilgen, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey. Mr. Bilgen expressed his condolences for the passing away of the late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I and congratulated His Holiness for his election as Patriarch of Antioch. His Holiness recalled […]

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His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was visited by His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan

April 22, 2014 News

22/4/14 On Tue April 15, 2014 His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was visited by His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Armenian Prelacy in the Eastern USA, who was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Vicar General of the Prelacy. The Armenian delegation expressed its congratulations to His Holiness, with whom […]

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Archbishop Hanna: President al-Assad’s visit to Maaloula indicates failure of conspiracy against Syria

April 21, 2014 Featured News

21/4/14 Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA)- Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna directed a congratulatory and solidarity message to the Syrian people on the occasion of the Easter, hoping that God will save Syria, its people and army. Archbishop Hanna said that President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Maaloula village in Damascus Countryside and inspecting the damage […]

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad visits Christian town of Maaloula

April 21, 2014 Featured News

21/4/14 From Maaloula, President al-Assad asserts that Syria’s human landmarks will remain steadfast. Damascus, (SANA) On the occasion of Easter, and from the heart of Maaloula town in Damascus countryside, President Bashar al-Assad wished a blessed Easter for all Syrians. During his visit to Maaloula town, President al-Assad visited the Monastery of Saints Sergius and […]

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Coptic Christians and the Egyptian Presidency

April 21, 2014 Featured News

Dina Ezzat http://english.ahram.org.eg - April 2014 Holding hands with her beautifully dressed 10-year-old granddaughter, Bahigua exited the Abbasiya Coptic Cathedral on Saturday evening around midnight, after having taken part in Easter Mass headed by Pope Tawdoros II. Bahigua said that the whole mood was “really joyful; people are happy; the Pope looked clearly happy; he must […]

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Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem

April 21, 2014 Featured News
A Coptic Christian priest holds candles next to a picture of Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

By Tom Rollins AL Monitor - April 2014 CAIRO — Inside a stuffy office just off Tahrir Square, hotel manager Nemr Lotfy, a Coptic Christian, remembers his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. “It was always one of my greatest hopes to go inside the tomb of Jesus Christ,” he smiles, talking at length about the Garden of Gethsemane, […]

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Liturgical Book “Holy Week”

April 21, 2014 Featured News

The Albanian Orthdoox Chruch – April 2014 Liturgical book “Holy Week” has been issued by the Albanian Church. The book contains all the worship services of the Orthodox Church performed during the Holy Week of Easter. This is a reprint of the book with the same name published by the church in 2009. In this edition are […]

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Easter midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral

April 21, 2014 Featured News

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