TOTAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS INCREASING, GLOBAL SHARE DECREASING ACCORDING TO PEW RESEARCH STUDY

Georrgia, Imereti region, Chiatura city, Mgvimevi Monastery church. pewforum.org

Orthochristian.com - 10/11/17 While the total Orthodox Christian population throughout the world has more than doubled over the past century, now standing at 260 million, with more than 100 million in Russia alone, it has decreased as a share of the overall Christian and global populations, due to far faster growth among Protestants and Catholics, and the ...

NUMBER OF ORTHODOX INCREASE, CATHOLICS DECREASE IN CENTRAL, EASTERN EUROPE

Pravoslavie.ru - 11/5/17 The majority of residents of Central and Eastern Europe are Orthodox Christians, their numbers increasing while those of Catholics have been decreasing, according to new findings of the Pew Research Center. Overall, about 57% consider themselves Orthodox, including residents of ten countries with an Orthodox majority, including Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, ...

Dr. Angeliki Ziaka of Aristotle University to Deliver Annual Archbishop Iakovos Memorial Lecture

HCHC - 22/4/17 Dr. Angeliki Ziaka, Associate Professor of Religion at the School of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, will deliver the annual Archbishop Iakovos Memorial Lecture at 7 pm on Thursday, April 27, in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library. The lecture (free and open to the public) is sponsored by ...

Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. The Forum was ...

Ecumenical Patriarch: The Power of Memory – Chornobyl Thirty Years Later

THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH  OF THE USA - APRIL 2016 The Power of Memory - Chornobyl Thirty Years Later Thirty years ago, in the early morning of April 26, 1986, even as the Orthodox Church was about to embark on its holiest of weeks leading to the joy of Easter, the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, ...

Orthodox Churches Fight Back As Eastern Europe Pushes To Modernize, Secularize

By Robert Coalson - 26/5/13 Many were shocked on May 17 to see a phalanx of black-robed Orthodox clergy break into a trot and lead an angry mob in an attack on a gay-rights rally in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Although the official Orthodox hierarchy in Georgia denounced the violence that left 17 injured, Georgian Patriarch Illia II had ...

Church extends voter registration for papal election

Photographed by AFP Al-Masry Al-Youm 21/06/2012 The Coptic Orthodox Church on Wednesday extended the voter registration process for papal elections from June to mid-July. The new pope will succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died on 17 March at the age of 89, after a long struggle with disease. The extension will allow Copts in Russia and Eastern Europe ...

Orthodox Church ordains Dormont man first Priest since ’70s

4/10/2010 By Chris Ramirez PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Matthew Stagon, 26, said he was a teenager when he first felt the pull to become a priest. No heavenly voices urged him to do it, as he recalls. And he had no pressure from ministers or other clergy. Just a feeling. "You just know," he said. On Sunday, the sound of bells and aroma of ...

THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE IS SOLIDARY WITH THE ITALIAN PEOPLE

In the context of the debate at the European Court for Human Rights, on 30 June 2010, related to the appeal of the Italian state concerning the right to display the crucifix in public places, the Romanian Patriarchate, which has, at present, over one million Romanian Orthodox faithful in Italy, supports the present initiative of ...

Archons’ Religious Freedom Mission in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate continues in Central and Eastern Europe

Ecumenical Patriarchate Vienna-Prague-Bucharest-Istanbul, Europe5/7/2009A delegation of Archons visited Central and Eastern Europe during the week of February 21-28, 2009, in continuation of the Archons' Religious Freedom Mission in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.The five-member delegation traveled to Vienna, Prague and Bucharest and concluded its mission with an audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ...