Assyrian MP From Iran Delivers Opening Speech At Conference in Berlin

Yonathan Betkolia (R), the Assyrian representative in Iran's parliament and general secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. ( Abdulmesih BarAbraham/AINA)

AINA - 6/1/18 AINA (Berlin) -- Yonathan Betkolia, the Assyrian representative in Iran's parliament and general secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, delivered the opening speech on Wednesday at the academic conference at the Free University of Berlin. The four day conference, titled Surviving in the Shade: History, Language and Culture of Syriac-speaking Christianity, was organized by the Institute ...

The Funeral and Burial of Newly-Reposed Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov) Take Place

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 15/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the funeral for the late Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov) was held at St Job of Pochaev Monastery in Munich. Fr Evfimy reposed in the Lord after a lengthy illness on October 5, 2017, at ...

The Traditional Procession of the Cross with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Takes Place

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/10/17 On September 25, 2017, the Apodosis of the Nativity of the Mother of God, by ancient tradition, a procession of the cross with the miracle-working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign” took place ...

ARCHBISHOP THEOPHAN OF BERLIN AND GERMANY REPOSES IN THE LORD

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/91/7 Pic - Photo: foma.ru +Memory Eternal+ The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today, in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page. “It’s hard for me to gather my thoughts now; it ...

PATRIARCH ILIA BELIEVES PRIEST CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER IS INNOCENT

Pravoslavie.ru - 7/9/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia believes that Archpriest George Mamaladze, sentenced to 9 years in prison yesterday for premeditated attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms, could not have committed such a crime, reports interpressnews.ge. Fr. George was arrested on February 10 at the Tbilisi airport with cyanide found in his luggage, intending to fly to ...

GEORGIAN PRIEST GETS 9 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF PATRIARCH’S SECRETARY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/9/17 After several months of closed proceedings, the Tbilisi city court found Archpriest George Mamaladze guilty of the attempted murder of the secretary of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II Shorena Tetruashvili. It was originally believed that he was plotting the murder of the patriarch himself, although it later became clear that this was not the ...

TRIAL OF PRIEST ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER BEGINS IN TBILISI

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 The trial of Archpriest George Mamaladze, accused of attempted murder against Shorena Tetruashvili, the assistant of His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia, has begun today in Tbilisi, reports Interfax-Religion. Fr. George was arrested on February 10 at the Tbilisi airport with cyanide found in his luggage, intending to fly to Berlin where ...

GEORGIAN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SAYS PRIEST PLANNED TO KILL PATRIARCH ILIA’S SECRETARY

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 In a report detailing the ongoing investigation into the poisoning scandal that has rocked the Orthodox nation of Georgia, the Prosecutor’s Office has alleged that Archpriest George Mamaladze attempted to take cyanide to Berlin where the beloved Patriarch Ilia II was undergoing gallbladder surgery, reports Radio Liberty. However, the target was not, ...

NOW BELIEVED PATRIARCH ILIA’S ASSISTANT WAS THE TARGET OF ATTEMPTED POISONING

Pravoslavie.ru - 22/2/17 It is now known that Archpriest George Mamaladze, who was detained at Tbilisi airport on February 10 with a bottle of cyanide in his baggage, previously thought to be intended for His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Tbilisi and All Georgia who was undergoing gallbladder surgery in Germany, has been accused of plotting ...

PATRIARCH ILIA WILL RETURN HOME FEBRUARY 20 – SUSPECTED WOULD-BE-POISONER DENIES ACCUSATIONS

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/2/17 According to Lasha Zhvania, the head of the Patriarch of Georgia Foundation, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II will return to Tbilisi on February 20 from Germany where he underwent gall bladder surgery. His Holiness is eager to get home to his flock, reports Blagovest. All medical procedures went smoothly, and the doctors have approved the ...

Saint Dositej of Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 17/1/17 Eighty Years of Indo–Serbian Orthodox Relations & Saint Dositej Vasić of Zagreb Metropolitan Dositej was born in Belgrade in 1887. He took Master of Theology from Kiev Religious Academy in 1904. He spent two years at the University of Berlin studying theological and philosophical science followed by philosophy studies at Leipzig. From ...

HEALTH OF PATRIARCH ILIA IMPROVING AFTER GALL BLADDER INFECTION

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/1/17 Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Tbilisi and All Georgia’s health is generally improving following a flu brought on by a gall bladder inflammation, reports Sedmitza. “I have no right to speak about the concrete clinical details, but I can confirm that the general condition of heath of the primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church Ilia ...

The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe

AINA - 21/12/16 (AINA) -- If 2015 in Europe was most memorable for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who traipsed across the continent, 2016 will be marked by the dramatic increase in terrorist attacks at different European locations.Sadly, these two developments are not unconnected. Most of the refugees who arrived in Europe last year ...

GERMAN EDITION OF PATRIARCH KIRILL’S BOOK ‘FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY’ PRESENTED IN BERLIN

DECR - November 2016 On 24 November 2016, the German edition of a book by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, entitled ‘Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony – Human Rights and Personal Dignity,’ was presented at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Berlin, marking the 70th birthday of the ...

Gethsemane Convent Celebrates its Feast Day of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- August 2016 On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the feast day of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, Overseer of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Gethsemane Convent along with Archimandrite ...

Protopriest Nikolai Artemoff is Granted a Lofty Clerical Award

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- May 2016 On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the feast day of St Nicholas Chapel in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Munich, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in accordance with ...

‘Godspot’: German Christians to provide free wi-fi in every Protestant church

www.rt.com - 22/5/16 In what will probably seem like manna from heaven to Wi-Fi starved Germans and tourists, free internet will soon be installed at Protestant churches around Berlin, in a move that will coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The Protestant Church of Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Oberlausitz will soon be offering free internet ...

Inner Peace: Berlin’s House of One Aims to Unite Christians, Muslims & Jews

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www.sputniknews.com - February 2016 The 'House of One' project in Berlin plans to build a church, mosque and synagogue on a single site in central Berlin with the help of crowdfunding, Imam Kadir Sanci told Sputnik. The 'House of One' will contain a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue on one site in central Berlin, and aims ...

ANNIVERSARY OF ARCHBISHOP LONGIN’S DEMISE MARKED IN CHURCH IN DUSSELDORF

August the 25th, 2015, marks the anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Longin (Talypin). On this day, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Protecting Veil in which His Eminence Longin was rector for many years. The congregation was led by Archimandrite Joseph (Pustoutov), dean of the Western District, Diocese of Berlin and ...

FORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR GERHARD SCHRÖDER VISITS CATHEDRAL OF RESURRECTION IN BERLIN

August 2015 At the invitation of Hegumen Daniel (Irbits), abbot of the Monastery of St. George in Götschendorf, Mr. Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, visited the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in Berlin, Press Service of the Russian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Berlin and Germany reports. Hegumen Daniel told Mr. Schröder about the life of Orthodox ...

The 70th Anniversary of the Betrayal of the Cossacks in Lienz is Remembered

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On June 1, 2015, a memorial service was held at the Chapel of the Protection of the Mother of God and Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexei in Lienz, Austria, to mark the 70th anniversary of the betrayal of the Cossacks by the Allies following World War II. This was one of the most tragic post-war events, ...