Serbian Orthodox Church Welcomes the decision of UNESCO

November 2015 The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the decision of UNESCO which rejected the proposal to receive so-called Kosova into its organization. The entire time Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church sought for the delaying of this debate in order to avoid unnecessary political confrontation, but since Serbia's request was denied voting took place which showed ...

The Patriarch of Romania at the Solemn Event Entitled the “Decalogue – Basis of Justice”

May 2015 The Jewish Communities Federation organised at the Choral Temple of Bucharest the solemn event entitled the “Decalogue – Basis of Justice”. The event was organised both on the occasion of the feast dedicated to the reception of Tora by Moses at Sinai Mount called Shavuot 5775 and on the inauguration of the Choral Temple of ...

Historic Boston Convention: “Something for Everyone” – The 52nd Antiochian Christian Orthodox National Convention

December 2014 orth American Chair of the Order of St. Ignatius and Boston attorney, Mary Winstanley-O'Connor, will have an eventful year in 2015. Along with co-chair Raymond Sayeg, she is serving as co-chair of the committee responsible for the 52nd Antiochian Archdiocese Convention, which will be hosted by her home parish, St. Mary Orthodox Church in ...

The Holy Synod of Romanian Church declared 2016 As Solemn Year Of The Religious Education Of The Christian Orthodox Youth And Commemorative Year Of The Saint Hierarch Martyr Antim Of Ivir And Of The Church Printers

November 2014 Met in working session under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel at the Patriarchal Residence on 28 and 29 October 2014, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church decided: 1.Approval of the Pastoral letter of the Holy Synod at the end of the Solemn Eucharistic Year (of the Holy Confession and Holy Communion) ...

Bulgarian, Russian Patriarchs Call for Orthodox Unity

27/7/13 New Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit has met with Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church informs. The Patriarch is leading the Bulgarian delegation which is taking part in the celebrations of the 1025th anniversary of the converting of Russia to Christianity, the so-called "Baptism of Russia." The delegation will be in Moscow ...

Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in different countries

24/7/13 Moscow, July 24, Interfax – President Vladimir Putin on July 25 will meet Patriarch Kirill and representatives of local Orthodox Churches who arrived in Moscow for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. The Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday that the format of the meeting is very unique. “For the first time ...

Jewish and Orthodox church leaders meet in Greece

12/6/13 Leading Orthodox Christian and Jewish interfaith officials, scholars and clerics discussed the crucial importance of protecting the environment and religious values and condemned growing incidents of anti-Semitism and religious prejudice around the world during a three day conference to help improve relations between these two ancient faith communities. Co-sponsored by the Liaison Office of the ...

Russian police detain ‘Christian Orthodox vigilantes’ at gay rally

By Associated Press - 26/5/13 MOSCOW — Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country’s first-ever gay pride march. Russian police said they arrested at least 30 gay rights campaigners and Christian Orthodox vigilantes in Moscow. The campaigners tried to unfurl ...

Iranian cleric calls for Christian Orthodox-Shia dialogue

14/3/13 A top Iranian Shia cleric highlighted importance of interfaith dialogues and demanded for talks to be held between Islamic and Christian denominations. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Hujjat-ol-Islam Alireza Arafi, Head of Al Mustafa International University, met with a delegation of Christian Orthodox bishops and university professors from Bucharest University and said the necessities for confrontation ...

Ethiopian Muslims and Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Demand Religious Freedom for All Ethiopians (SMNE)

27/5/2012 Historic decision brings Ethiopian people of faith together in condemning the Meles regime’s interference in their religious practice. Ethiopian Muslims and Ethiopian Christians are creating history! Leaders of both faiths are now publically supporting the religious freedom of each other and with it, condemning the Ethiopian regime of Meles Zenawi for its interference in the religious ...

Guardian of Holy Virgin’s Belt from Mt. Athos decides to go to jail

Moscow, December 27, Interfax - Archimandrite Efrem, the rector of the Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos, has agreed to follow the court ruling on his arrest. "Archimandrite Efrem under the pressure of Greek law enforcement bodies has decided to go to jail. He will be in custody as of this evening," Yevgeny Nikiforov, chairman of Radonezh ...

Russian foundation calls on the heads of Christian Orthodox Churches to defend Abbot Efraim

Nikolaos D.A. Arvanites 26/12/2011 The Russian foundation calls on the Mount Athos monastic community, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and the heads of Christian Orthodox Churches to defend Abbot Ephraim. The Vatopedi Monastery believes that the lawsuit against their Father Superior has been prompted by his permission to take the Cincture to Russia. The Foundation of ...

Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Honor Saint Varvara

4/12/2011 Bulgarian Christian Orthodox mark Sunday the Day of Saint Varvara. Saint Varvara, known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Varvara, was an early Christian saint and martyr. Her name can be traced to the 7th century, and veneration of her was common, especially in the East, from the 9th century. As one of the ...

Antioch Patriarch Denies Syria Violence to Bulgarian Delegation

22/11/2011 The Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatius IV, has stated that international media lie regarding the situation in Syria, where according to him there is no wanton violence to protesters, reported Syrian state agency SANA. During a meeting with a delegation of Bulgarian academic and media figures currently visiting Syria, the Christian Orthodox Patriarch said that all Syrians ...

Orthodox Young People On A Visit To The Patriarchal Palace

On 20 November 2011, over 60 young people, members of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Students’ Association (A.S.C.O.R. in Romanian) and of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Youth League (L.T.C.O.R. in Romanian) were received by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Palace. His Grace Mihail, Romanian Orthodox Bishop for Australia and ...

Church warns of ethnic flare-up

Associated Press 2011-09-30 Bulgaria's influential Christian Orthodox Church is urging people to avoid further ethnic flare-ups in the Balkan country. Riots erupted last weekend after a 19-year-old man was run over and killed by a minibus driven by a man linked to a local Roma leader. Angry villagers hurled stones and firebombs at the house of the ...

Relics of Maximus Confessor to Travel to Bulgaria

2/7/2011 The relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor will travel from Mount Athos and be laid out for veneration in the patriarchal St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia Sunday. The relics of St. Maximus will be laid out for veneration after 1.30 pm, after the end of the official solemn mass commemorating ...

Sunday, A Holyday And The First Day Of The Week – Explanations Concerning The Christian Orthodox Calendar On 2011

30/12/2010 The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: In the Romanian Christian Orthodox calendar on 2011, Sunday is no longer barred by two red lines, but there is continuity between Sunday and Monday, in order to underline the truth of the Holy Gospel that our Lord, Jesus Christ, was risen on the first day of ...

The school that saved Ramle

By Noam Dvir 18.11.10 The new wing of the city's Orthodox Christian school creates a space that both serves the community and cleans up the crime-ridden area. Architects like to say that original architectural solutions are born of budgetary limitations and planning constraints. The new wing of the Christian Orthodox school in the old city of Ramle, ...