Celebrating the Feast of Ascension in Jerusalem

18/5/2012 Visit Travelujah-Holy Land Tours for attractive packages For Christians around the world, today marks the Feast of the Ascension, known as the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, is a great feast that marks the bodily Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. "[...] Jesus began to do and to teach until the ...

Orthodox Bulgarians Mark Solemnly Crucifixion Friday

13/4/2012 Bulgarian Christians mark Good Friday, the day that commemorates the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion. Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a holiday observed primarily by adherents to Christianity commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as ...

Bulgarian Archaeologists Claim Oldest Monastery in Europe

The ancient shrine at the St. Athanasius monastery in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora region. Photo by BGNES

19/3/2012 Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered what they believe is the oldest Christian monastery in Europea near the village of Zlatna Livada in southern Bulgaria. According to latest archaeological research, the St. Athanasius monastery, still functioning near the village, has been founded in 344 by St. Athanasius himself, reports the BGNES agency. Until now, the Candida Casa monastery, founded ...

The Oldest Church in the City of Beirut

18/3/2012 The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George holds a special place in the hearts of many Lebanese because of its unique location overlooking Parliament Square right in the heart of Beirut’s city center. The Cathedral of Saint George is the Mother Cathedral of Beirut’s Greek Orthodox community. It’s the “Thronos”, the throne of the Greek ...

Divine intervention saves shell-struck Syrian convent

Founded in 547 AD, the convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya, is a leading Antiochian Orthodox nunnery which overlooks a mountain village of the same name, just 35 kilometers (22) miles from Damascus. (File photo)

By AFP SAIDNAYA 2/2/2012 Divine intervention prevented a shell that pierced the walls of a Syrian convent from detonating, swears the mother superior of Our Lady of Saidnaya, a spiritual retreat near Damascus. “The Virgin Mary stopped the shell from exploding with her own hands,” said Mother Verone, who interpreted the close call as a divine message that ...

Adam Schiff: Turks aimed at destroying Armenian history, culture, faith

15/12/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - American diplomats, members of Congress and presidents have consistently pressed other governments to respect and protect their minorities, U.S. representative Adam Schiff said from the House floor before it voted to pass the Return of Churches Resolution (H. Res. 306) calling on the Republic of Turkey to end all religious persecution and to ...

Bulgarian PM, Orthodox Church Engage in Hearty Back-Scratching

18/6/2011 Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Varna Bishop Kiril have exchange warm niceties and praises, with the bishop going as far as comparing Borisov with the ruler who christianized the First Bulgarian Empire in the 9th century. The Bulgarian Prime Minister spoke in the village of Padina in Eastern Bulgaria Saturday where he delivered a lecture ...

Byzantine church discovered near Jerusalem may be burial place of prophet Zechariah

2/2/2011 Archaeologists yesterday presented an ancient church they have discovered outside Jerusalem that may contain the burial place of the biblical prophet Zechariah. The Byzantine church in the Judaean hills has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor depicting lions, foxes, fish and peacocks. It will be visible only for another week before it is covered again with soil for ...

Oldest-Known Paintings of Apostles Andrew, John Uncovered

24/6/2010 By: Eric Young|Christian Post Reporter The oldest known images of the apostles Andrew and John have been found in a catacomb near St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome, Vatican officials announced Tuesday. The paintings, dating back to the 4th century AD, were part of a larger fresco that also included the head-and-shoulders depictions of the apostles Peter and Paul, ...

Orthodox Georgians mark the Day of Saint Nino

2010.06.01 Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church marks the day of Saint Nino on June 1. Georgian Catholicos Patriarch held holy service in the Sioni Cathedral today, where the Holy Cross of Saint Nino will be taken out of the church for worship. The preachment of Christianity turned out fruitful in his life and the King of Kartli, Mirian ...