Assyrian Professor and His Wife Awarded Academic Book Prize

  June 2016 Paris (AINA) -- Founded in 1856 by lay people and professors at the Sorbonne University, the Oeuvre d'Orient is a French association devoted entirely to aid Eastern Christians. It works under the auspices of the Catholic Archbishop of Paris. Annually,Oeuvre d'Orient awards outstanding publications on Eastern Christians. The 2016 French Academic Prize of Oeuvre d'Orient ...

Fr Georges Massouh: Holy Wars… Ridiculous!

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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - October 2015 "My kingdom is not of this world" and not "My kingdom is not in this world" was Christ's response to Pilate when he interrogated Him before handing Him over to be crucified. Christ denied that His kingdom was "of" this world-- that is, in the image of this world, ...

US Lawmaker on Persecution of Middle Eastern Christians: ‘It Is Genocide’

By Penny Starr http://cnsnews.com - September 2014 Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that the persecution and slaughter of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in the Middle East is "genocide." Citing the attack by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Levant (ISIL) on the city of Mosul in Iraq in June, Eshoo ...

Archimandrite Christophoros Atallah’s Message to Middle Eastern Christians

August 2014 O Christians of the Middle East, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me" ( St John 14:1). When we look at what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and many of the countries around us and the international silence accompanying it, which is more deadly than instruments of death ...

Only Russia Defends Eastern Christians – Russian Orthodox Church

Christians are currently facing unprecedented persecution in the Middle East. MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia remains the only consistent advocate of Christians in the Middle East, where “Christian communities are being exposed to genuine genocide,” Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said in an interview with RIA Novosti Tuesday. “Western countries, which were helping Christians in the ...

European Commission Research on Middle Eastern Christians in Europe

From left to right: Dr Lise Paulsen Galal (Roskilde University, Denmark), Torsten Moritz (Churches

By Dr. Marta Wozniak - 21/1/14 (AINA) -- We are an international team of academics specialising in Middle Eastern Christianity. For several years we were working independently -- from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Poland. Inspired by Dr Fiona McCallum, we met in Oxford in 2011 and decided to join our efforts to applyfor a prestigous European Commission grant ...

Archbishop Condemns Slaughter of Middle Eastern Christians, Calls for Christian Leaders to Unite

15/10/13 Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Antoine Shedrawi, the Metropolitan of Mexico and Central America, condemned the daily killing and harassment of Christians during a visit this week to the Maronite patriarch of Lebanon, Mar Bechara el-Rahi. Christians of the Middle East are "indigenous people," said the archbishop, adding that they would defend their land until the "last drop of ...

Eastern Christians and the Arab Spring – Alain Juppé’s column published by La Croix (February 28, 2012)

Alain Juppé 28/2/2012 The Eastern Christians are worried. Worried about their survival in a region they have lived in for 2,000 years. Worried about their rights being respected at a time of major upheaval. Worried about heightened religious tensions. I want to tell them that I understand them, that I understand their fears. For centuries, France has had ...

When Christmas Doesn’t Fall on Dec. 25

A procession is held at St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church during Christmas mass on January 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.

By ELIZABETH DIAS | @elizabethjdias 25/12/2011 Here’s one Christmas surprise you didn’t expect: Christmas is actually on January 7. At least it is for some 200 million Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide. Unlike the Western Church—made up of Protestants and Catholics—traditional Eastern Christians follow the old Julius Caesar calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the more ...