‘SYNODALITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA’ – FR. DR. K. M. GEORGE (KONDOTHRA)

Pan Orthodox Cemes - 5/6/18 Your Eminences, Fathers, Professors, Sisters and Brothers, I bring cordial greetings to you with full awareness of more than two millennia of intellectual spiritual and commercial exchanges between Greece and my country. As I put the words, “Synod” and “Democracy” in the title of my brief presentation, I know that these words ...

Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

Coptic Orthodox Church UK- 16/5/18 Comment by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London : Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya Martyrs were finally repatriated to their homeland of Egypt yesterday. They were received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See ...

How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 20/1/18 How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns The Orthodox Church recognizes the role of spirituality in strong mental health. It is an important job of Christians to help the vulnerable in their hour of need and to turn them towards the love of Christ. Depression ...

Three Suspects Plotting Christmas Terror Attack Reportedly Detained in Pakistan

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Sputniknews - 23/12/17 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three terrorists, who were plotting to carry out attacks during Christmas celebrations, have been arrested by Pakistani authorities following a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan's southwestern Punjab province, local media reported Friday. During the operation in the city of Muzaffargarh, the authorities seized hand grenades and ammunition, the Geo TV broadcaster reported. According to the TV channel, ...

Explosion in Christian Church in Pakistan: 9 Reportedly Killed, 50 Injured

Sputniknews - 18/12/17 Gunmen reportedly rushed into a Christian church in Quetta as the Sunday service was about to start, detonating a bomb and opening fire on local worshippers. The Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several gunmen have reportedly attacked a Christian church in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack was followed by a blast, ...

Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

Sputniknews - 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the oldest in the ...

A BOOK ON DEACONESSES DEDICATED TO PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA IS PUBLISHED BY CEMES

Pan-Orthodox Synod Cemes- 12/2/16 DEACONESSES, ORDINATION OF WOMEN AND ORTHODOX THEOLOGY: PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE CENTER OF ECUMENICAL, MISSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES “METROPOLITAN PANTELEIMON PAPAGEORGIOU”, Edited by Petros Vassiliadis Moschos Goutzioudis Eleni Kasselouri - Xatzivassiliadi, CEMES PUBLICATIONS Thessaloniki 2016. This book is about the admission of women into the sacramental diaconal priesthood of the Christian Church. Its ...

THE COMMEMORATION OF THE OPENING OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 2016

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - October 2016 On Monday, the 13th/26th of September 2016, divine Liturgy was served at the katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection in commemoration of the Church’s opening. The opening of the Church of the Resurrection took place in the year 336 AD when in this first Christian Church our Lord Jesus Christ ...

Orthodox Education Day 2016

SVOTS - Dr. Mary B. Cunningham Download the flyer St. Vladimir's Seminary 575 Scarsdale Rd. Yonkers, NY 10707 1st October 2016 Throughout the history of the Christian Church, the Virgin Mary has been the focus of unparalleled love and devotion, the subject of fervent prayer. Join us for our annual open house and fall festival, this year on the feast day ...

SVOTS Orthodox Education Day 2016

SVOTS - Dr. Mary B. Cunningham - July 2016 On October 1, 2016 St. Vladimir's Seminary 575 Scarsdale Rd. Yonkers, NY 10707 Throughout the history of the Christian Church, the Virgin Mary has been the focus of unparalleled love and devotion, the subject of fervent prayer. Join us for our annual open house and fall festival, this year on the ...

THE PRIEST FROM PAKISTAN: HEARING THE BLAST, I IMMEDIATELY RAN TO THE PLACE OF TRAGEDY

Orthodox Pakistan- March- April 2016 Yesterday I was with my mother at the Liturgy in our church. When we returned home in the evening, I went out into the yard and heard the noise, the big bang, because my house is not far from the park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Lahore, where the tragedy occurred. We were less ...

Prayer Beseeching the Mercy of God and Peace in Syria

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  21/2/16 On the occasion of the Great Lent according to the Catholic Churches, the Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarchate called for a common prayer to beseech the mercy of God and for peace in Syria. The celebrational prayer took place at the Lady of Dormition Patriarchal Cathedral at Haret El-Zaytoun in Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius ...

Order of Saint Andrew Represented at Groundbreaking Social Media and Minorities Conference in Istanbul

Archon John Metaxas speaks at the Social Media Conference held in Istanbul.

Istanbul, Turkey 11/20/2015  Two Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate played a role in a groundbreaking conference in Istanbul, giving voice to the use of social media by religious minorities in Turkey. The Nov. 13 conference — "Between Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: Minorities and Social Media" — focused on research findings of the Social Media and Minorities ...

Archon Religious Freedom presentation held at Metropolis of Chicago Assembly

His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos with Regional Commanders Pablecas and Manos, along with Archons of the Metropolis of Chicago during an Archon Breakfast.

Madison, WI 11/20/2015 - Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate  With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, the Archons of the Metropolis of Chicago held an Archon Retreat, November 14-18, 2015 in Madison, WI, as part of the Metropolis' bi-annual Clergy/Laity Philoptochos Assembly. The Archon Retreat, held at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, began with an ...

Growing Orthodoxy in Central Texas: A New Noah’s Ark

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Shammassey Geri Priscilla Farman - 3/2/15 Visit- www.sainteliaschurch.org  St. Elias Orthodox Church is at an important milestone on the path of expanding Orthodox Christianity in Central Texas. We have found a beautiful piece of land on a ridge overlooking one of the most important intersections in the Austin area. The church that will be built here will be located ...

Coptic Woman ‘Martyred for the Cross’ — ‘Body Torn’

Mary, the latest Christian martyr to be killed in Egypt

Raymond Ibrahim - 30/3/14 On his Twitter account, Coptic Bishop Raphaeil, who also serves as Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Christian Church, just wrote: Oh how lucky you are, Mary, you who are beloved of Christ.  They tore your body because of the Cross.  Yet they offered you the greatest service and gave you a ...

Egypt’s President Denounces Violence Outside Coptic Church

9/4/13 Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has condemned violence outside Cairo's main church that left one person dead and dozens more wounded. Clashes erupted after the funerals of four Coptic Christians at St. Mark's Cathedral on April 7. Mourners leaving the church fought with local residents. Police fired tear gas to break up the violence. State media said Morsi denounced ...

Orthodox Easter: ‘Christ is risen!’

Rev. Michael Shanbour, Contributing reader 5/4/13 “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” This simple, ancient Christian hymn is sung over and over by Orthodox Christians late into the early morning hours each year on Orthodox Christian Easter or “Pascha.” On that night, brighter than the ...

Iconography, architecture highlight tours at Orthodox Christian church in Oklahoma City

By Carla Hinton 28/10/2012 Guided church tours will be offered during the annual St. Elijah Food Festival set for Nov. 2-3 at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 15000 N May, Oklahoma City. A breathtaking image of Christ is displayed in vivid hues of blue and gold inside the large dome at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox ...

Cyprus’ Orthodox Church feels cash crunch

21/8/2012 NICOSIA, Cyprus: The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says senior clergy and staff earning over (euro) 2,000 ($2,460) a month are in for salary cuts as the island nation's ongoing financial crisis has seen church revenue dwindle. Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster CyBC Tuesday that the church's top decision-making body, the Holy Synod, will ...

Early Christian Church Discovered in Kakhetia, Georgia

16/8/2012 Archaeologists have discovered a church that was built in Kakheti in the 5th century and destroyed in the 14th century. This is a conclusion made by the experts who have recently announced the news about the unique discovery. Specialists of the National Agency of Cultural Heritage Protection have arrived to the valley of the river ...