Mosque Renamed ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ in United Arab Emirates

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque on airport road in Abu Dhabi. Pic -https://crm.psinv.net

Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) OCP News Service - 16/6/17 Dubai - UAE: Gulfnews reports that the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of United Arab Emirates is renamed as Mary, Mother of Jesus (‘Mariam, Umm Eisa' in Arabic). Change in name of this mosque was ordered ...

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Archbishop Atallah Hanna

Prakash Varghese (Delegate of Gulf, Levant & Middle East) - OCP News Service - 25/4/17 Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received  His Eminence  Theodosius Hanna (Archbishop of Sebastia of the Jerusalem Patriarchate) in Abu Dhabi on 24/4/17, ...

From Baptist to Byzantium

Joslyn and Adam

Joslyn 'Josie' Ramey- September 2015 Orthodox Christian Resource Center- Dept. of Church Research & Studies Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE My conversion story to Holy Orthodoxy is not, in fact, not so much a story, but rather a pilgrimage of Grace. It has been a long road and, the more I travel, the more I realize what a long ...

OCP Delegation Meets Metropolitan Geevarghese Yulios Pulikkottil of Ahmadabad

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Monu John Phillip ( Special Envoy- OCP Secretariat) OCP News Service Read the bio of Metropolitan Yulios here:  Abu Dhabi: Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society Delegation met with Metropolitan Yulios Pulikottil of Ahmadabad Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church on 28th December 2014. Metropolitan received the delegation at St George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. OCP delegation was ...

Catholicos Aram I Addresses an Interfaith Meeting in Abu Dhabi

December 2014 In between his pastoral meetings, His Holiness was asked to join a special meeting organized by Religions for Peace to prepare a statement on religious extremism. The meeting brought together, among others, the representatives of the Holy See, the General Secretary of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue ...

Catholicos Aram I Visit Embassies of Armenia and Lebanon in Abu Dhabi

His Holiness Aram I Visits the Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi 10 December 2014. On Wednesday, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation visited the Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi. Ambassador Kegham Gharibian and the staff welcomed the Catholicos. After the blessing of the bread and salt, they led the Catholicos to the garden ...

Pope Twadharos II on an Apostolic Visit to United Arab Emirates

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service 10/5/14 Abu Dhabi: Pope Tawadros II is on an apostolic visit to UAE for five days which beagn on May 9th Friday. This is the first ever visit of the Pontiff to UAE since his consecration as the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and All ...

Byzantine Orthodox Concert to be held at Abu Dhabi

OCP News Service 22/3/2013 St Nicholas Center, Abu Dhabi  School of Ecclesiastic Music Choir Location of St Andrews Church Complex  Pictures of St Nicholas Orthodox Church Abu Dhabi: The St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will host a Byzantine Orthodox Concert during the holy and great Lenten period. The programme will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The Concert will be performed by ...

Celebrate Pan-Orthodoxy with En Christos at Abu Dhabi

OCP News Service 10/10/2012 More Info here: Salah- The first session of En Christos 2012 This session is going to prove that prayer has a deeper meaning beyond the barriers of Languages. The international Orthodox Churches in the country are going to take part in the Evening Prayers (Sandhaya Namaskaram) in ther own respective Languages, but all in one voice ...

Pan-Orthodox Christian Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi

OCP News Service United Arab Emirates 06/10/2012 En Christos 2012 UAE/ Abu Dhabi:  The Capital United Arab Emirates will hold a Pan-Orthodox Conference (Inter-Orthodox Eve ) comprising Eastern Byzantine Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.The conference will be held on Friday 12th of October 2012, 5pm at the St George Indian Malankara Orthodox Cathedral Abu Dhabi. This special programme titled ...

Coptic church praises UAE leadership’s tolerance

WAM 15/8/2012 The UAE is the forefront of love and sponsor of global peace and security Abu Dhabi: The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Church in Abu Dhabi has appreciated the UAE’s compassion and tolerance under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It appreciated the fact that Christian communities are allowed to build their churches ...

Coptic community mourns the passing of charismatic leader

Members of the Egyption Christian community meet Father Issac Anba Bishoy for condolences at St Antony Cathedral For Coptic Orthodox in Abu Dhabi.

19/3/2012 By Nathalie Farah, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Members of the Coptic Christian community in the capital have experienced a myriad of emotions since the official news of their patriarch's death Saturday night. Having led his faithful community for more than 40 years, Pope Shenouda passed away at the age of 88 after battling liver and lung problems ...

Copts thank Muslims for Christmas spirit

Ola Salem 9/1/2012 ABU DHABI // The head of Abu Dhabi's Coptic church has thanked Muslims who took part in its Christmas celebrations for their show of mutual understanding and respect in the face of recent religious conflict in Egypt. Esehak Anba Bishoy, priest of St Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church, said that although Muslims always attended the January ...

Egyptian Coptic Church hails UAE efforts under Sheikh Khalifa

24/8/2011 WAM Abu Dhabi, Aug 24th, 2011 (WAM) -- The Egyptian Coptic Church has hailed the efforts of the United Arab Emirates under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to consolidate the values and principles of love, brotherhood and dialogue between all religions. This came during the Iftar ceremony which ...

The Only pre-Islamic Christian site in Muslim heartland (UAE) opens to Public

13/12/2010 By Daily Mail Reporter Built by monks, nurtured by pilgrims from India: Only pre-Islamic Christian site in Muslim heartland opens to Public A 1,400-year-old monastery in the United Arab Emirates that is the only pre-Islamic Christian site in the region has opened to the public. The site at Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi dates back ...