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

July 21, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) slept in the Lord

July 21, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

May 27, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Clerical Ordinations in Australia – Assyrian Church of the East

April 16, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

March 4, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

February 21, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria will Visit Australia

February 18, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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First Assyrian Elected to Local Government in Victoria, Australia

November 28, 2016 News
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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 […]

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

September 21, 2016 Featured News
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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, […]

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Eastern Diocese to Welcome New Archpastor

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand Consecrated

August 18, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Revealed: Australian Taxpayers Fund Scientology Schools

July 14, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Two Senior Clergyman of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand Repose in the Lord After Long Illness

May 15, 2016 Featured News
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  The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – May 2016 On Thursday, May 12, 2016 , the second week of Holy Pascha, Mitred Protopriest Michael Li and Mitred Protopriest Michael Klebansky reposed in the Lord. FR MICHAEL LI Fr Michael was the Chief of the […]

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Assyrians in Sydney Demonstrate Against Kurdish Occupation of Assyrian Villages

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Universal Alliance – May 2016 Sydney — Over 500 people descended on Martin Place in a public demonstration organised by the Assyrian Council of Australia. The demonstrators demanded an end to Kurdish aggression in the occupied Assyrian homeland as well as the brutal atrocities currently taking place against the Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria […]

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Macedonian Orthodox Church Fire in Sydney Leaves Several Injured

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 5/2/16 Macedonian Orthodox Church in Sydney fire eruption injures several people, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Several people were injured as fire engulfed the Macedonian Orthodox Church hours after the Easter service in Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins […]

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His Holiness Irinej greets Queen Eliyabeth II on Her Birthday

April 23, 2016 Featured News
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Her Majesty ELIZABETH II The Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA You have placed crowns of precious stones upon their heads. They asked life of you and you gave it to them—long life forever and evermore! (Ps. 21:3-4) Your Majesty, In […]

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Dialogue between Assyrian Church of the East & Coptic Orthodox Church Held

April 10, 2016 Featured News
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – April 2016 Footage of the dialogue held at Archangel Michael & St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Mt Druitt, Sydney on 3 April 2016. His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon participated in the event exploring the theology and Christology of the […]

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Public Communique of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church

April 6, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – April 2016 The issue of the completion of legal proceedings in Australia is a constant concern of our Metropolitanate, one which we have at present started to actively implement. At the convocations of the Executive Board and Assembly of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand (03 to 05 September 2015) […]

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