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Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK- 16/5/18 Comment by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London : Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya Martyrs were finally repatriated to their homeland of Egypt yesterday. They were received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of […]

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Prophet Jeremiah

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors. He was called to prophetic […]

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Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

May 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on […]

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Venerable Mary of Egypt

March 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/3/18 This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, some hundred years after the repose of the holy Mary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 522. It is one of the most beautiful and edifying […]

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Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo

March 6, 2018 Featured
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John Anton – Correspondent- Coptic Affairs- OCP News Service – 6/3/18 Cairo- Egypt: For the first time in history, a high-level delegation led by His Highness Mohammad bin Salman – Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia met His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist in Alexandria & Primate […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

February 18, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the […]

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COMMEMORATING METROPOLITAN GEEVARGHESE MAR OSTHATHEOS – REV DR VALSON THAMPU

February 12, 2018 Featured
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  Rev Dr Valson Thampu- (Editor – Ecumenical Spirituality) OCP News Service – 2/12/18 Sermon preached at his memorial meeting at St. Paul’s, Mavelikara, on the 11th of February 2018. Text. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” -The Gospel According to St. Matthew 3:2. More on Metropolitan Ostathios Geevarghese here: PART -I […]

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“THE QUESTION OF JERUSALEM MUST BE DEPOLITICIZED AND JERUSALEM SHOULD BE DECLARED “THE CAPITAL” OF THE THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS” H.H. ARAM I

February 8, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – January- February 2018 This view was the core of the intervention of His Holiness Aram I at the first session of the international conference on Jerusalem organized by Azhar in Cairo on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. After affirming that “the future status of Jerusalem must be an inseparable and integral part of the peace […]

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Patriarchal Encyclical on Mor Severus of Antioch

February 4, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/2/18 We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very Reverend Corepiscopoi, Reverend priests, monks, nuns, deacons and deaconesses and the entire blessed Syriac Orthodox people throughout the world. May the […]

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Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

January 31, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 31/1/17 Saint Anthony the Great is known as the Father of monasticism, and the long ascetical sermon in The Life of Saint Anthony by Saint Athanasius (Sections 16-34), could be called the first monastic Rule. He was born in Egypt in the village of Coma, near the desert of the Thebaid, […]

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A Christian View of Debt And How To Manage It

January 12, 2018 Featured
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  Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 12/1/18 Ever since Adam and Eve were told in the book of Genesis that they would need to work for their food, the Christian view has been largely that of self sufficiency. However, throughout the Bible provision has been made for borrowing, lending and debt. On leaving […]

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Putin Attends Services In St. Petersburg As Orthodox Churches Worldwide Celebrate Christmas

January 7, 2018 Featured
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RFE/RL – 7/1/18 Russian President Vladimir Putin helped usher in the Orthodox Christmas at services at the Church of Saints Simeon and Anna in St. Petersburg. The Russian leader arrived after the session had begun late on January 6 and joined in the services as the clock turned to January 7 — the date the […]

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THE FEAST OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS ONUPHRIUS (2017)

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 On Sunday, 12th/25th June 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints Onuphrius of Egypt, at his Holy Monastery located in the district of the ancient Jerusalem, opposite Siloam font and on the slopes of Abu Tor hill, by the carved rocks – tombs […]

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Survivor Julia Ibrahim Speaks on Coptic Bus Attack

June 1, 2017 Featured
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Julia Ibrahim: One of the survivors from the Coptic bus attack by ISIS in Egypt. She speaks about the harsh moments during the attack by the terrorists.

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The Martyrs of El Minya, St. Samuel the Confessor and a Plea to the Eastern Orthodox

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim – 30/5/17 This might be considered a controversial post though I hope not…. It is well known that the main threat facing the Copts of Egypt is terrorism born out of Islamic fundamentalism. The recent attack in El Minya on the Coptic pilgrims visiting St. Samuel the Confessor’s monastery highlights this ongoing […]

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President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP news Service – 25/5/17 His Excellency Vladimir Puitn – President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on […]

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Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

April 29, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17 Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria. Pope […]

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Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta & Alexandria

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church of UK – 9/4/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in […]

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The Feast of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Eotcmk.org – March- April 2017 Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus was entitled “the Star of the desert” and “the Head of Anchorites” Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus [means the salve of the Holy Spirit] was born on Tahisas 29 in 829 E.C; his date of birth and conception coincided with the day of His GOD, JESUS CHRIST. […]

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Serbian ambassador visited Patriarch of Alexandria

March 28, 2017 News

Church of Serbia- Patriarchate of Alexandria – March 2017 On 8th December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received in the Patriarchal See the visit of His Excellency Mr. Dragan Bisenic, Ambassador of the Serbian Republic to Egypt, as part of his visit to Alexandria. During their meeting, […]

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