Jubilees of the Serbian Church in Australia and New Zealand

Church of Serbia - 13/9/19 We observe the way of Saint Sava, which is also a way of our ancestors and which is always contemporary, because the word of Christ is contemporary and saving, Bishop Siluan noted.  With a blessing of His Grace Bishop Siluan of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand, a solemn academy on the occasion ...

Greek Archbishops Elected for USA and Australia

OCP News Service - 12/5/19 AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS!!! Global: The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has elected Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa as the new Archbishop of America. Metropolitan Elipidophros will lead the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARC). On 4/7/18, OCP News Service published an article by Jessica Kolettis stating that Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa would be ...

Fr. Themi Adamopoulo – 10 Years of the Sierra Leone Orthodox Mission

Neos Kosmos - 14/10/18 Please visit below link for more details: http://paradise4kids.org Sierra Leone and Australia: Worlds Apart Back in Australia for a series of fundraising events, we spoke with Fr. Themis Adamopoulos to get an update on his Mision in Sierra Leone. Following a three day journey, missionary Father Themis Adamopoulos is back in his hometown of Melbourne to continue ...

Australia’s Assyrian community marks historic opening of St Narsai Assyrian Christian College – Sydney

Assyrian Church of the East - 26/1/18 On Sunday 21 January, the new campus of St Narsai Assyrian Christian College, a year 7-12 co-educational Christian independent college of the Assyrian Church of the East was officially opened in a historic ceremony at Horsley Park, New South Wales, Australia. The ceremony was led by His Beatitude Mar Meelis ...

“What People Need Most Is Help From Above” – Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/17 On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Cabramatta (Sydney, Australia) celebrated its feast day. On the eve we spoke with the Rector, Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky, about the long-term cooperation between the Russian Relief ...

Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East - July 2017 Photo Gallery: On Sunday 16th July 2017 by the grace of Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon under the leadership of His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM was blessed with the consecration of His Grace Mar Benyamin Elya as the first Bishop ...

Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) slept in the Lord

Anthiochian Patriarchate -July 2017 +Memory Eternal+ On the hope of resurrection and eternal life, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, John X announced the repose of bishop Paul Saliba, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, who has slept in the Lord on the morning of the first of July 2017. Jesus is risen, Truly ...

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven. The Holy Qurobo was celebrated by His Eminence Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, at Mor ...

Clerical Ordinations in Australia – Assyrian Church of the East

Assyrian Church of the East - April 2017 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has elevated three priests to higher holy orders and ordained two priests for the Archdiocese. On Sunday 26th March His Beatitude elevated Rev’d Fr Korkis Toma to the ranking of Cor-bishop at St Abdisho’s Church in ...

HISTORIC BLESSING OF THE NEW ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST CONVENT IN INDIA

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Assyrian Church of the East - March 2017 On Sunday 19th February 2017, the Indian Archdiocese of the Assyrian Church of the East celebrated a momentous milestone in its history with the opening and blessing of the "H.H. Mar Dinkha IV Assyrian Convent" in Kalathode, Thrissur, Kerala. The blessing was conducted by His Beatitude Dr Mar Aprem, ...

Australia Catholic Church’s Child Protection Body Allowed to Keep Audits Secret

Sputniknews  - 21/2/17 The Australian Catholic church’s body Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) will have the right to refrain from publishing its auditory reports, according to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Australian Catholic church’s body Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) aimed at examining the church’s approach to child abuse in ...

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria will Visit Australia

Bishop Anba Suriel - 18/2/17 Historic First Pastoral Visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. (30 August - 13 September 2017) In a meeting today with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Suriel is overjoyed to announce the historic first pastoral visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. His Holiness will arrive in ...

Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania reaffirms sacrality of marriage between man and woman

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/12/16  The sixth Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania held its working session Thursday, 8 December 2016. The session took place at the office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Sydney. According to the Rules of Operation of Episcopal Assemblies in the Orthodox Diaspora, the ...

First Assyrian Elected to Local Government in Victoria, Australia

Joseph Haweil

AINA - 28/11/16 (AINA) -- Joseph Haweil, a prominent member of the Assyrian-Australian community, has become the first Australian of Assyrian ancestry to be elected to public office in the State of Victoria. Mr Haweil successfully ran for a seat on Hume City Council, one of Australia's fastest-growing and most culturally-diverse communities, which is home to almost ...

Introductory Remarks of Fr Miodrag Peric at Bishop Irinej’s Farewell Gala

Church of Serbia - September 2016 Your Eminence, Archbishop Paul of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, Your Graces: Bishop Iakovos of Greek Orthodox Arhdiocese of Australia, Bishop George of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Bishop Suriel of Melbourne and Bishop Daniel of Sydney of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Very reverend fathers, Fr. Michael Protopopov, Fr. ...

Eastern Diocese to Welcome New Archpastor

Church of Serbia - August 2016 His Grace, who was elected in May by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to head the Eastern American Diocese, will be enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM, with the welcoming of the ...

Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand Consecrated

Church of India - August 2016 During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated in the Cathedral of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and concelebrating Hierarchs, the new Serbian Bishop of Australia-New Zealand Siluan (Mrakic) was consecrated Bishop. The Primate of the Church concelebrated with 21 Hierarchs, a large number of priests and deacons. The ...

Revealed: Australian Taxpayers Fund Scientology Schools

SPUTNIKNEWS - 14/7/16 Public financing is provided alongside large private donations received by the Scientology group in Australia. Based in Riverside County, California, the Church of Scientology has a large presence in Australia. Last month, the organization announced that it was preparing to open a $57 million office in Chatswood, in New South Wales. Scientology’s finances are infamously murky, ...

The Gospel of LoL: New Emoji Bible Spreads God’s Word to Millennials

SputnikNews - June 2016 An anonymous author has created a new version of the King James Bible for the 21st century, which replaces some of the most-used words with emojis. An emoji version of the Bible has updated the scripture for the 21st century, giving readers a chance to read the gospels in illustrated form. The new book, called "Scripture for Millennials," uses ...

PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria

Teacher Jacob Lahmo explains Assyrians fonts. The language of the Assyrian Christians is now taught again in Syria but its speakers fear being marginalized. ( Sebastian Backhaus/Welt)

By Bar Daisan - May 2016 (AINA) -- The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the Syrian branch of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) from Turkey, and some attached allied non-Kurdish groups, declared a so-called autonomous federation in the northern part of Syria in March 2016. The PYD was strengthened by support from the ...