Ayatollah Khamenei Visits Armenians & Assyrians on Christmas

By Siranush Ghazanchyan http://www.armradio.am - 31/12/15 Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the families of Iranian Christian martyrs on the occasion of Jesus Christ's birth anniversary, Press TV reports. In a picture published by ?@khamenei_ir twitter account on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei can be seen during a meeting with the mother of a Christian martyr ...

The Nativity Fast: A Time of Preparation

December 2015  The Fast of the Nativity is the Church's wise solace and aid to human infirmity. We are a forgetful people, but our forgetfulness is not unknown to God; and our hearts with all their misconceptions and weakened understandings are not unfamiliar to the Holy Spirit who guides and sustains this Church. We who fall far ...

The Nativity Fast: A Time of Preparation

November -December-January 2015 The Fast of the Nativity is the Church's wise solace and aid to human infirmity. We are a forgetful people, but our forgetfulness is not unknown to God; and our hearts with all their misconceptions and weakened understandings are not unfamiliar to the Holy Spirit who guides and sustains this Church. We who ...

Kosovo: ‘Only dead Serb is a good Serb’ graffiti on Orthodox church in Djakovica

2/3/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has noted that anti-Serb graffiti appeared on the Orthodox church in Djakovica in the south-western part of the province on Thursday morning. The Office calls on the international community to react so as to finally put an end to animosity against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, where ethnic Albanians ...

Iraq bomb attacks kill 37 on Christmas Day

The Associated Press - 26/12/13 Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in two separate bomb attacks in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 37 people, officials said. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church during Christmas Mass in the capital's southern Dora neighbourhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer ...

Kosovo: Serbs attending Christmas liturgy detained

BETA, TANJUG - 8/1/13 GRAČANICA -- The Kosovo police, KPS, on Monday detained several young Serbs after they attended Christmas liturgy in Gračanica. The medieval Serb Orthodox monastery is located near a Serb enclave south of the Ibar River. Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Aleksandar Vulin told Tanjug that he wished to visit the police station ...

Patriarch Kirill urges Nigerian govt to resolutely crack down on terror

Moscow, January 4, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent condolences to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan following the death of dozens of people as a result of terrorist attacks targeting Christian churches on Christmas Day. "The murder and persecution of Christians, the destruction of churches and worshippers' homes have become systematic recently. ...

Christmas Day terrorist attacks kill Nigerian Christians

Although relatively unknown in the US, Boko Haram doesn't take a backseat to any Islamic terrorist organization. Credits:  US Congress photo gallery

Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner 25/12/2011 Islamic terrorists detonated bombs throughout Nigeria on Christmas Day targeting Christian churches that were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. At least 40 people were killed and dozens more were injured. The al-Qaeda affiliated Boko Haram , who wish to impose Sharia law in the country, claimed responsibility for three ...

Celebrating the most ancient Christmas Day

4/1/2011 NIKKI GAMM ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News Christmas is just around the corner – this time Armenian Christmas, which is held on Jan. 6, a tradition established to commemorate both the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ. The reason Jan. 6 was chosen as the date to commemorate the life of Jesus apparently stemmed from the ancient notion ...

Turkish Cypriot side throws Karpasia worshippers out of Christmas Day Mass

By Natalie Hami 28/12/2010 WIDESPREAD condemnation continued yesterday over the Turkish Cypriot side’s interruption and cancellation of services at a church in occupied Rizokarpasso on Christmas Day. The government plans to take the issue to the UN and the EU. The Turkish side stopped the Saturday ervice on the pretext that no application had been made for permission ...

Kerala’s Christmas trimming – Snip goes the Menu

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Once upon a time not so long ago in Kerala, the Christmas Day table was a smorgasbord of homemade wine, painstakingly roasted duck and fresh toddy appams among the delicacies. But the times have changed and the meal, still delightful, has undergone a makeover with the menu now tailored to suit ...