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Sitka cathedral among Alaska’s top ten “most endangered historic properties”

August 26, 2016 Featured News
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OCA – SITKA, AK [DOA Communications] – August 2016 Historic Saint Michael the Archangel Cathedral here is one of two Diocese of Alaska churches on this year’s “Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties”list compiled by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation [AAHP]. Also on this year’s list is the Ascension of Our Lord Church, Karluk, AK, which was […]

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Appeal of the Three Patriarchs to the International Community

August 26, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/8/16 The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and […]

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Patriarch Aphrem II Requests Russia’s Help Regarding the Two Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

August 26, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/8/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kinshchak, Russian Ambassador to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness thanked Russia for its efforts for the release of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo their Eminences Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna […]

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX RESORT OPENS IN SOCHI

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The first Orthodox resort “Lesnoe (Forest)” has opened in Sochi for the development of pilgrimage and the popularization of the history of the region, reports RIA. The resort has two camp areas and trails for hiking excursions. The resort is already under active development, including agreements of cooperation with Sochi tourist organizations […]

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – August 2016 Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent attempted coup in Turkey and its temporary suspension of the […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM BLESSES HELLENIC NAVY FRIGATE IN HAIFA

August 25, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On the afternoon of Sunday, 8th/21st August 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the “Prometheus” frigate of the Hellenic Navy, anchored in the port of Haifa. The visit was paid on the kind invitation of Rear Admiral Vasileios Theologitis, addressed on Saturday, 7th/20th of August 2016, during […]

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YOUNG MAN WHO CALLED FOR KILLING OF CHRISTIANS DETAINED IN BELGIUM

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 Belgian police have detained a young man who called for the killing of Christians. The youth will face criminal charges reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the RTL French television and radio broadcasting company. Early in August a video appeared on the internet in which a young man was strolling about the streets […]

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COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: RUSSIA PROTECTS AND WILL PROTECT CHRISTIANS AND COMBAT CHRISTIANOPHOBIA

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia in all international arenas, including the UN. Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Constantine Dolgov gave this assurance today, reports Tsargrad.tv. According to him, Russia is counting on support from dozens of countries, and not only those with a predominantly […]

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OCP Treasurer Abraham Koshy Meets Bishop Youssef of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service-24/8/16 Kerala- India: Abraham P Koshy – Treasurer & Director of Finance of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) met with His Grace Bishop Youssef – Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States during the second week of August 2016. Abraham spoke about the Pan-Orthodox activities of OCP. In […]

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Pontifical Prayer Offered on Birthday of His Holiness Karkein II

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – Augsut 2016 On 21 August, in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin a special Pontifical Prayer Service was offered on the occasion of the 65th birthday of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; asking for good health, longevity and perseverance of the Pontiff of […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Visits Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta

August 24, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 On 17 August, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; arrived in the Republic of India; to visit the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy in Calcutta. Currently, 55 students from Iran, Iraq and Armenia study there. Staff and students of the Academy were […]

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New Book on Preaching in Ethiopian Orthodoxy

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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LOI – August 2016 PURCHASE HERE: Keon-Sang An, An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, American Society of Missiology Monograph Series Book 25 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015). ISBN 978-1-498220699; also available on Kindle This book gives a good background to the multiple influences on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo […]

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Orthodox Africa – A review article

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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LOI – August 2016 We are pleased to be able to publish the following short review of In Africa: Orthodox Christian Witness and Service by HE Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Albania who was the host of the first two LOI international consultations and continues to encourage us in our work together. “My sisters and brothers, […]

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UAOC HIERARCH APPOINTED COUNSELLOR ON RELIGIOUS MATTERS FOR UKRAINE’S DEFENSE MINISTER

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – August 2016 Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Ihor Dolgov met on August 17 with the newly appointed counsellor to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense on religious matters (civic volunteer) a hierarch of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Volodymyr (Cherpak) of Vyshgorod and Podol. Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine for European Integration […]

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MANUSCRIPT OF ST. JOHN MAXIMOVITCH FROM ARCHIVES OF TRANSCARPATHIAN ASCETIC PUBLISHED IN US

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Life – August 2016 A compilation of previously unpublished essays of St. John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, has been published in San Francisco. One of the texts, On Prayer, was published in the translation of a spiritual child of St. John, the ascetic of faith of the Transcarpathian region, Archimandrite Vasily (Pronin), […]

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MAN DETAINED FOR SETTING FIRE TO SERB CHURCH IN SARAJEVO

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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B92 – 24/8/16 The Church of the Holy Transfiguration located in Novo (New) Sarajevo was attacked over the weekend. RTRS, the public broadcaster of the Serb Republic (RS), reported that the suspect will be handed over to the Sarajevo Canton Prosecution. A part of the church was set on fire when flammable material was throw inside […]

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Patriarch of Romania at Samurcasesti Monastery: “Mother of God Is the Living Icon of the Church”

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Andrei Pau – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The body which gave body to the Son of God through the work of the Holy Spirit could not be decayed, the same as the Body of Christ did not stay in the tomb, but rose the third day after death, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox […]

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Church of England told bishops not to apologize to sex abuse victims

August 23, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 23/8/16 The Church of England explicitly warned bishops not to apologize fully, if at all, to sex abuse victims to avoid being sued, it has been revealed. Legal advice seen by the Telegraph marked “strictly confidential,” circulated among the most senior bishops, told them to“express regret” to sexual abuse victims by only using […]

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Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos on the Delegation of the Romanian Patriarchate at the Council of Crete: Well Prepared and Firm on Stand

August 23, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The website cuvantul-ortodox.ro has recently published the translation of a letter signed by His Eminence Hierotheos Vlachos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios, on the position and performance of the delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of Crete. We render below […]

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Queen Ana Was Buried in the New Royal Necropolis at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Andrei Pau- Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Queen Ana of Romania was taken on her last way on 13 August 2016. Her Majesty was buried in the new Royal Necropolis from the Archdiocesan Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş. The religious service was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste, together with His […]

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