Christian Churches

Six Militants Detained in Egypt Over Plotting Attacks on Christian Churches

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/6/17 A total of six terrorists, who planned to conduct attacks on Christian churches in Egypt, were detained, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the attacks were set to take place, in particular, during Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Attacks […]

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International Icon painting competition of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

May 18, 2017 Featured
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The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 18/5/17 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ contest website The technical terms of participation in the contest are available here: The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is a culminating fact in Christian theology. The mother of all celebrations, the hope and light for millions of our planet’s inhabitants, […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS’ ADDRESS AT THE TOWN HALL OF JERUSALEM

January 28, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 28/1/17 On Wednesday evening 12th/25th January 2017, a reception by the Mayoralty of Jerusalem took place at the Town Hall, on the occasion of the Civic New Year 2017. At this reception, the Mayor of Jerusalem Mr. Nir Barkat addressed the guests, Leaders of the Christian Churches of Jerusalem or […]

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METROPOLITAN JEREMIAH OF GORTYS: “WHEN AND WHERE DID THE HOLY FATHERS CALL HERESIES AND SCHISMS ‘CHURCHES?’”

July 6, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru – 5/7/16 “How could it happen that the Holy and Great Council on Crete called heterodox heretical communities ‘Churches?’” His Grace asked. “They said, wrote, and signed the term ‘heterodox Christian Churches.’ So now heretics have become a ‘Church?’ Then what oneChurch do we talk about in the Symbol of Faith?” Met. Jeremiah noted that […]

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INITIAL SORROWFUL OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Pan Orthodox Council (Facebook) – June-July 2016 From the Office of Heresies and Cults of the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus By way of the mass media we have followed with great sorrow and pain of soul the Holy and Great Synod from its inception at the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Pentecost. In what follows […]

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His Holiness Baselios Paulos II strongly condemns terror attack targeting Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Catholicate News – June 2016 The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropoltan Baselios Paulose II has strongly condemned the attack on the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and the Christian faithful in Qamishli. While talking over the Phone with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II,H.HBaselios Paulos II affirmed his prayer and support .His Holiness expressed […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS HAS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru- June 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: – The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once […]

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Seventh Heaven: Germany’s Refugees Flock to Christian Churches for Baptism

May 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com- May 2016 Christian churches in Germany have reported widespread interest from recently-arrived migrants and refugees who want to convert to Christianity, German newspaper Focus reported. Some Christian churches in Germany have reported an unexpected blessing from the influx of refugees and migrants into the country over the past year; a number of Muslim arrivals have expressed interest in converting to Christianity. “At […]

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Metropolitan Mor Titus Boulos Touza Meets President of Brazil on Zika Virus Issue

February 14, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 – Syriac Orthodox Church of Brazil After the epidemic ‘Zika Virus’ outbreak in Brazil, experts have confirmed the link between ‘Zika Virus’ and microcephaly cases. Brazilian government and health authorities raised the level of medical alert and emergency. They are trying to provide help as much as possible to those affected and those […]

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Christmas Greeting of the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

December 25, 2015 News

25/12/15 The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates the feast of the Birth of the Divine God-Child to believers and clergy of the Christian Churches which celebrate Christmas according to Gregorian calendar and greets them with the traditional greeting: CHRIST IS BORN! – HE IS BORN INDEED! Source:

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HEADS OF CHURCHES MEET AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 17, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 At 11.00 am of Wednesday the 26th of November/9th of December 2015, the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem met at the Patriarchate in the context of a long-established meeting. The representatives of the Churches were welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, who went on to chair the meeting as Head of […]

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The Indonesian Jihad on Christian Churches

November 16, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Gatestone Institute -November 2015 In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches. Their move comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced. On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons, hundreds […]

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Ecumenical Delegations Meet at the Mother See

September 28, 2015 Featured News

On September 26, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an Ecumenical meeting was held in the Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the participation of 39 heads and representatives of Christian Churches who traveled to Armenia on the […]

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Iftar Dinner & Religious Harmony in Syria

July 10, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 – FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Damascus: Under the patronage of His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) organized an Iftar dinner on the occasion of the fast of Ramadan. Social Institutions participated in the Iftar as well as orphans and underprivileged people. Her […]

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Churches’ Appeal for Respect for Sunday

February 6, 2015 News

Kamila Siemieńczuk – January 2015 The heads of all the Christian Churches in Poland (Churches which are members of Polish Ecumenical Council) met together on 20th January 2015 to sign “An Appeal of Christian Churches in Poland for Respect and Celebration of Sunday”. The fruitful meeting took place in the Lutheran Centre in Warsaw. The […]

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THE PATRIACH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES GUESTS AT AN EVENT ORGANIZED BY THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF TOURISM

December 29, 2014 News

On Tuesday the 10th/23rd of December 2014, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism organized an event which had as guests representatives of Judaism and Christianity. The event was held in celebration of the Hanukah (the rededication of the Temple of Solomon), Christmas and the New Year 2015, at the Mercaz Shimson in Beit Shmuel, West Jerusalem, […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: In today’s society the voice of the Church often becomes a voice crying in the wilderness

June 5, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Before the beginning of the 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum on Religion and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe to take place from June 2 to 5, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, answered questions from Byelorussian journalists. – The forum is to […]

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Leaders of Christian Churches from thirteen countries call to peace in Ukraine

March 2, 2014 News

February-March 2014 We, representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christian communities of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Estonia, have gathered together to express our common opinion on the issues of vital concern for people in our countries. These days, our prayers and sincere concern are for […]

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Has Syria Got a Prayer? Attacks on Christian Churches Near Damascus

September 8, 2013 News

Kathryn Jean Lopez – 8/9/13 On his website, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again, posts a video of what appear to be Islamic extremists attacking Christian churches in Syria — St. Elias Church and St. Grace Church in the Christian village of Maaloula near Damascus – where villagers still speak Aramaic, the language Christ spoke. KJL: […]

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Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Burning Coptic Christian Churches in Egypt

August 16, 2013 Featured News

Leah Barkoukis -16/8/13 As the violence in Egypt intensifies, Coptic Christian churches have also been the target of attacks by Muslim Brotherhood supporters. In the past two days alone, there were nearly 40 incidents: Egypt’s MENA agency said supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi set fire to the Prince Tadros church in the province of Fayoum, where three similar […]

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‘Peaceful’ Brotherhood Protesters Torching Coptic Christian Churches

August 15, 2013 News

 Andrew C. McCarthy – 15/8/13 In the familiar pattern, the Western media are focused on the military raids against Islamic supremacists in Egypt but ignoring the latter’s use of violence and of women and children as human shields. After all, the “protesters” say they are “peaceful.” When not similarly ignored, Islamic supremacist aggression against Egypt’s Christians […]

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