METROPOLITAN HILARION: TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUE GROWING AND SPREADING LIKE A PLAGUE

On May 2, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion as presenter of the Church and the World TV program had as his guest the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters. Christ is Risen! In these Paschal days, the mental eyes of many Orthodox faithful are directed to the ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION: THERE IS THE GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

On March 29, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network, had as his guest the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commissioner For Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Constantine Dolgov. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters! You are watching the Church and the ...

PATRIARCH OF GREAT ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST ARRIVES IN MOSCOW

February 18, 2015 – His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrived in Moscow. The delegation accompanying the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch consists of Bishop Athanasios of Nineveh, Archimandrite Parthenios (Allati), Archdeacon Gerasimos (Kabbas). His Beatitude party also includes Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

May - June 2014 On 7th May 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa addressed the Conference for Religious Freedom and Security of Christian Communities in the Middle East and the Southern Mediterranean, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Greek Parliament. The Conference was convened on the ...

AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST, VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate February - 2014 On Monday the 4th/17th of February 2014, Mr Shaun Casey, Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, representative of US President Obama and mediator in the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Casey was received by His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father ...

HIS HOLINESS THE CATHOLICOS-PATRIARCH OF THE EAST, MAR THOMA BASILIOS PAULOS II IS RECEIVED BY THE POPE IN THE VATICAN

Vatican and the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church -5/9/13 Pope to Orthodox Catholicos from India: let us work towards reconciliation, unity... (FULL TEXT BELOW) 2013-09-05 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio):  May we “continue and intensify the commitment to ecumenism, encounter and dialogue towards full communion:” with that message, Pope Francis on Thursday welcomed in the Vatican Baselios Paulose II, Catholicos of ...

‘IRRESPECTIVE OF DIFFICULTIES, CHRISTIANS WILL STAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAMI

On Thursday 23 May 2013, the International Conference on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East” opened in Beirut. The conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches. Around two hundred persons from Europe, North America and Africa were invited. Rev. Masis Choboyan read the message of ...

PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE VENERABLE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN CYPRUS

3/9/2012 On the morning of Monday 3rd September 2012,the Venerable Primates of the Churches in the Middle East, namely His Beatitude Theodoros Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theophilos Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and His Beatitude Chrysostomos Archbishop New Justinia and All Cyprus, hosted a Press Conference at the Holy ...

ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE MEETS, ISSUES STATEMENT ON PLIGHT OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

By George Vogt 4/11/2011 WASHINGTON (MetroCatholic) – The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 81st meeting at St Paul’s College in Washington October 27-28. The meeting was chaired by Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. The Orthodox co-chairman since 1987, Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh, has retired, and a successor has not yet been named. During ...

‘THE MIDDLE EAST IS OSCILLATING BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE, UNCERTAINTY AND PROMISE’ Stated Aram I

15/10/2011 At the University of California, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, ANTELIAS – On Saturday 15 October His Holiness Aram I spoke at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on the topic, “The future of Christianity in the Middle East.” The presentation was attended by faculty members, students, representatives of local communities and organizations and the ...

ADDRESS OF H. B. THE ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS CHRYSOSTOMOS II TO THE OPENING OF THE MIDDLE EAST INTER-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Al-Salaamu ‘Aleikum, “Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν!” I greet you all in Peace. Peace is not just a word for greeting or a word signifying the absence of war. It is something more than a simple word. The notion of Peace is signifying the presence of God among people regardless their religious beliefs and consists a core value in ...

“CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST BELONG TO THESE LANDS AND SHARE THEIR HISTORY AND THE CULTURE”

“CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST BELONG TO THESE LANDS AND SHARE THEIR HISTORY AND THE CULTURE”- Stated Aram I during his meeting with Journalists Fifteen journalists from Canada and the United States, representing different types of media, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. In his welcome speech, Catholicos Aram I talked of how the ...