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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

June 18, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members […]

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“WE NEED ALL THE SAINTS TO FREE CYPRUS, OUR MONASTERIES, AND OUR CHURCHES FROM THE BOOT OF THE TURKISH CONQUEROR “—RUSSIAN CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW CONSECRATED ON CYPRUS

May 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/5/17 Photos: Romfea The recently-completely Russian-style Church St. Andrew and All Russian Saints on the island of Cyprus was ceremoniously consecrated on Monday, reports Romfea. The church had previously been opened, with the laying of the antimens on the altar and its first Divine Liturgy being celebrated by Metropolitan Isaias of Tamasos, Metropolitan […]

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His Holiness Aram I appoints Arhbishop Khoren Toghramadjian Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus

April 17, 2017 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – April 2017 11 April 2017. His Holiness Aram I announced the appointment of Archbishop Khoren Toghtamadjian as Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus. The Archbishop assumes this responsibility after serving as Staff Bearer, teacher in the Armenian schools, Supervisor and Vice Dean of the Seminary, Diocesan Bishop of Thessaloniki (1995-2004) and Prelate of the Diocese […]

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CYPRUS’ FIRST RUSSIAN-STYLE CHURCH TO BE CONSECRATED MARCH 27

March 11, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 The consecration and grand opening of Cyprus’ first Russian-style Orthodox church, named in honor of St. Andrew the First-Called, will take place on March 27, RIA-Novosti reports. “This is the first church on the island built in the Russian style for the spiritual nourishment of the Russian-language faithful of the Metropolis […]

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CYPRIOT SPIRITUAL LEADERS TAKE STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 In honor of International Women’s Day, Cyrpus’ religious leaders came together yesterday at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN-controlled buffer zone to make a joint statement pledging to work together and with authorities to help end violence against women on the island. According to a recent domestic violence survey, 22% of […]

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Assyrian Genocide Documentary to Be Aired in Cyprus

March 8, 2017 Featured
In this 1919 photo released by the Armenian National Archives shows victims of the "Great Slaughter" in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The sign reads: Some of the Armenians, who were killed and brought to the Armenian Relief Hospital during the massacre of Feb. 28th 1919 at Aleppo. Violence against Armenian centers in eastern regions of the dying Ottoman Empire spiked over the summer 1915. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians deemed subversive to the empire _ as many as 1.5 million, by many accounts _ died in what is today eastern Turkey.Most were driven into the deserts of Syria and Iran, over the mountains into the southern Caucasus, into disease and starvation, hounded and attacked by maurauding soldiers, Turkish and others.(AP Photo/Armenian National Archives, HO)

AINA – 8/3/17 Stockholm (AINA) — Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY has announced it will air the documentary film “Seyfo 1915 – The Assyrian Genocide” on March 8 on the RIK2 channel. The documentary had its premiere in 2015, marking the centennial commemoration of the Assyrian genocide. The film sparked headlines in 2016 when it was revealed […]

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Declaration-Protestation against the “SYNOD” of Crete

February 4, 2017 Featured News
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Assembly of Orthodox Clergy and Monks – 4/2/17 Declaration-Protestation against the “SYNOD” of Crete (to be signed by whom it may comply with) (Draft to be allocated for signatures by other Churches) The “Holy & Great Synod” of the Orthodox Church was finally convened, after many decades of preparation, at Kolymbari, Crete, on the 19th-26th […]

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10th anniversary of ministry and the name-day of Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostom

November 15, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- 15/11/16 On Sunday, 13 November 2016, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus celebrateд the 10th anniversary of his fruitful archpastoral ministry and the name-day. On the eve of the feast-day of Saint John Chrysostom, on 12 November 2016, a festal Vesper service was celebrated in the church of St. Sophia in Strovolos […]

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The Serbian Patriarch solemnly welcomed in Cyprus

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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Chruch of Serbia – 11/11/16 His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of the New Justiniana and All Cyprus, welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriatrch Irinej in front of the Sacred Archdiocese of Cyprus on the 10th of November 2016. (Photogallery). A solemn doxology rite, in presence of Hierarchs, clergy and numerous faithful who came to greet the Serbian Patriarch, […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES 6TH EUROMED CONFERENCE IN NICOSIA

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 6/11/16 Between Monday the 18th/31st of October and Saturday the 23rd of October/5thof November 2016, the 6th Biannual Euromed Conference takes place in Nicosia, Cyprus, at the “Filoxenia” Conference Centre. Participating in the Conference are distinguished representatives of international foundations, organizations and institutions, i.e. UNESCO, examining ways of protection, conservation and restoration […]

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WCC Inter-Orthodox Consultation on Faith and Order Paper “Church Towards a Common Vision”

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 Also Read: WCC fields inter-Orthodox response to convergence text From October 3 to 13, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Inter-Orthodox Consultation was held to discuss the WCC Faith and Order Commission Text: “The Church Towards a Common Vision”. The conference was convened in Paralimi, Cyprus; at the invitation […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Monday 12th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, within the framework of his visit to the Holy Monastery of Kyreneia in Cyprus, went to the Presidential Palace and met with His Excellency Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic […]

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H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES “RESTORATION, CONSERVATION OF RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS AND SITES OF VENERATION” EVENT

September 7, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – September 2016 On the afternoon of Wednesday, the 17th/31st of August 2016, an event entitled “Restoration, Conservation of Religious Monuments and Sites of Veneration” was hosted by Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostra at the Exarchate of the Holy Sepulchre in Nicosia, organized by Professor A. Moropoulou, project co-ordinator for the restoration of […]

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Archbishop Chrysostom II of Cyprus Visits Patriarch John X of Antioch & President Bashar Asad of Syria

August 2, 2016 Featured News
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The Anthiochian Patriarcate  – July- Augut 2016 Archbishop of Cyprus is at the Patriarchate in Damascus 22 July, 2016 His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II arrived to Damascus. He was received at the Mariamite Church by His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East and a gathering of people. His Beatitude arrived […]

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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and […]

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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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PATRIARCHS OF JERUSALEM AND ANTIOCH TO MEET IN CYPRUS TO SOLVE DISPUTE

February 26, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodixie – 26/2/16 The Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem, upon the initiative of the Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, will meet in Cyprus in front of the cameras in order to resolve the dispute between the two Patriarchates. Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa, who, on the morning of February 17, met with Cypriot president Nikos […]

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METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: “WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS”

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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Romfea – 12/2/16 There are serious gaps in the theological and canonical discussions at the upcoming meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod, notes Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. In a letter, of which the Agency of Religious News Romfea.gr has published extracts, the eminent hierarch does not consider there to be any problem of restoring the unity of […]

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Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

January 29, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem: Several reports suggest that the Jerusalem Patriarchate is willing to have a dialogue with the Patriarchate of Antioch over the disputes on the canonical jurisdictions in Qatar and affiliated areas. These two ancient Patriarchates broke communion over the dispute in Gulf region. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his intention to reconcile with Patriarch John X […]

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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

December 17, 2015 Featured News

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is […]

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