Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church Says Not Taking Part in Autocephaly

Sputniknews - 8/11/8 KIEV (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate told Sputnik that it does not take part in the efforts of Kiev’s authorities and non-canonical Orthodox organizations to establish a single independent church in the country or the so-called Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church considers the entire process initiated around the ...

Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of the Mid-American Diocese Prayerfully Marks the Centennial of the Era of Godless Persecution

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 3/12/17 The hundredth anniversary of the tragic events of the February and October Revolutions was marked by a series of events at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL. Special commemoration was made during Ancestor’s Saturday on Cheesefare Week ...

Wars: religious, or with the pretext of religion?

16/3/14 Almost all of the wars that bear the stamp of religion have political and financial underpinnings, according to speculators. «With the help of God on our side, we shall be victorious in Iraq!», George Bush proclaimed prior to the war... «Fight, as though God Himself has given the order!», Saddam Hussein had exhorted the Iraqis in the opponent's camp... Leaders who invoke ...

Syria Civil War: Syrian Christians Could Suffer if Assad Falls

James Street - 21/12/12 Now even the warmongering Right in America seems to be getting the picture.  In an article on the militant Media Research Center's "CNSNews" outlet, even the pro-war faction of the Republican Right is finally understanding the plight of Christians in Syria. It has been well-known for some time that the rebel factions in Syria are a ...

Church Leaders Appeal for Talks to Prevent Syrian Civil War

By Benjamin Mann 23/2/2012 Damascus -- Catholic leaders have called for negotiations to prevent a civil war in Syria, where the conflict between government supporters and opponents is being compared to last year's fight for control of Libya. "Everybody is suffering in Syria because there is violence coming from every side," Maronite Archbishop Paul N. El-Sayeh of Antioch ...

State of Fear: Syria’s Christians Face the Specter of Civil War and Sectarian Violence

By Kurt J. Werthmuller 3/2/2012 Will the endangered Christian communities of the Middle East survive? Editor's Note: This is a part of a multi-part series on Christians in the Middle East. See Dr. Werthmuller's comments on Egypt here and here, as well as his introduction to the series. On a hill above the ancient, well-worn route between Aleppo and ...

Libya’s Civil War Shrinks Christian Communities

20/4/2011 The Christian community in Libya is getting smaller as many believers continue flee the violence. Giovanni Martinelli, the Roman Catholic bishop of Tripoli, said only about 5,000 of his 100,000 strong flock remain in the city. The city's Greek Orthodox Church usually has about 1,000 people who attend services. Attendance is down to about a dozen people. Rev. ...

“Civil War” Has Broken Out In the Church of Greece

Maria Antoniadou 15/3/2011 Vema "Civil War" has broken out in the Church of Greece between the self-proclaimed traditional Orthodox hierarchs and those hierarchs engaged in dialogues with other Christian Churches. The battle has assumed such proportions that some believers signed a "Declaration and Confession of Walling-Off" which among other things warns Bishops that "to remain in the Orthodox Faith ...