Amen, Google! Church of England Invests in Tax Avoiding Tech Firm

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www.sputniknews.com - 17/5/16 As the UK housing market reaches crisis point for many people unable to buy a home and homelessness jumps to record levels, the Church of England reveals it made billions of dollars from real estate, while investing in companies accused of tax avoidance in the UK. In just over two decades, Church coffers have grown from around ...

Mother Kereya the Abbess & Bishop Ireneaus (Vassiliou) : Miraculous Oil & Orthodox Unity

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Eastern & Oriental: One Orthodox Faith Fb Group- 15/4/16 - Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim Dear Friends...please enjoy this beautiful story that not only includes several saints but presents us with a great hope for the unity of the Orthodox Churches, Oriental and Eastern! The Following story is told by Mother Erene herself: When Tamav Erene entered the monastery and served Mother Kereya the Abbess (+1962) ...

Bishop Angaelos conferred Lambeth Cross by Archbishop of Canterbury

April 2016 His Grace Bishop Angaelos conferred the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by HG the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace days after receiving the Coventry Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral. The Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism was conferred upon His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, by the ...

The House That Miladin Built

Church of Serbia- December 2015 From Sunrise to Sunset Avenue, heading west along one of those gorgeous, tree-lined streets that you find all throughout the cozy community of Fair Oaks, look to your right after passing the sign for the cemetery. Turn your gaze upward toward the heavens. You will suddenly gasp as you see one of ...

Bishop Angaelos contributes to migration crisis debate during Church of England General Synod 2015

November 2015 - Coptic Orthodox Church of UK Addressing the situation facing Christians in the Middle East, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, called for continued ecumenical and inter-religious collaboration in response to the complex crisis facing refugees. Speaking of the crisis as an opportunity for Christians and ...

MEETING ON DIALOGUE BETWEEN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND

On November 13, 2015, the Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR, and Bishop Richard Chartres of London. The attendees from the Russian Orthodox Church ...

The Discipline of Fasting – Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)

25/2/15 Within this developed pattern of Great Lent, what precisely do the rules of fasting demand? Neither in ancient nor in modern times has there ever been exact uniformity, but most Orthodox authorities agree on the following rules: (1) During the week between the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee and that of the Prodigal Son, ...

Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop calls on his Flock not to Surrender their Children to the Satanists

Orthodox England - 2/2/15 As the brutish and Satanic NATO aggression against the peoples of the Ukraine continues, the heroic Bishop Longin (Zhara) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has called on the people not to surrender their children as cannon fodder for the oligarch junta in Kiev. Bishop Longin is famous as the founder of the Monastery ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes new missions in the west of England

The British Orthodox Church - December 2014 The announcement that 2015 will begin with the inauguration of two new British Orthodox missions on the western side of England is a welcome development and we pray that God will bless the ministry in these places. At 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4 January, the British Orthodox Bristol Fellowship will ...

First U.S. Conference on Women Deacons Draws Attendees from Across the U.S. and England

December 2014 Fore more photos here: Enthusiasm and prayer marked the first U.S. conference on women deacons in the Orthodox Church sponsored in New York City, on December 6, by St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess.   Although the issue of the reinstitution and rejuvenation of the ordained deaconess has been discussed in Orthodox circles for ...

The Church of England General Synod Panel on violence against minorities in Syria and Iraq

Coptic Orthodox Center - UK On 18 November 2014 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom participated in a panel discussion chaired by the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on violence against minorities in Iraq and Syria. The panel discussion took place during The Church of ...

Church of England Allows Women to Become Bishops

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Sputnik - November 2014 The Church of England has approved an amendment allowing women to be appointed as bishops. After the vote, the Archbishop of Canterbury praised the historic decision and warned his coreligionists against the 'imminent danger' of schism. MOSCOW, November 17 (Sputnik), Ekaterina Blinova - The Church of England has formally approved an amendment allowing women ...

Not the First and not the Last

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Orthodox England events' blog - October 2014 A French resistance-fighter, in combat for the liberation of the Ukraine from the Nazi/Uniat globalist junta in Kiev, has joined the Church in the free Ukraine. Since the 1960s, and even before that, spiritually sensitive Western people have been drawn to embrace Russian Orthodoxy, realizing the historic and far-reaching errors of ...

‘Greek Poverty Premeditated’

‘Greek Poverty Premeditated’

  Orthodox England events' blog - 30/9/14 One of the most respected bishops of the Church of Greece, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, has organized a highly popular concert in aid of the Greek poor. Substantial amounts of money were collected at the concert on behalf of those suffering from the financial crisis. The Metropolitan spoke out at the concert, saying: ‘We ...

The Tortuous Path of Western Religion in the Global World

Orthodox England - 29/4/14 This April’s canonization of two twentieth-century Popes of Rome has only served to underline the gulf between the Church and Roman Catholicism as regards the criteria for sainthood. The first pope to be canonized, a jocular Italian peasant, and the second, a highly politicised Polish nationalist philosopher, were both enemies of the ...

Particle of the Precious Life-giving Cross of the Lord from the Holy City of Jerusalem for the first time in England

December 2013 On request of Archbishop Gregory (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Archbishop Elysion (Moscow Patriarchate), the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Teophilos of Jerusalem allowed that the great holy shrine of the Christian world be brought to England. The Holy Cross came on 29 November 2013 at ...

Slaughter in Syria: 45 Christians Killed by Islamists in Sadad and Thrown into Mass Graves

Deacon Keith Fournier -6/11/13 SADAD, Syria (Catholic Online) - We have regularly covered the plight of Christians in Syria and will continue to do so. That is because they are our brothers and sisters. We are called to "bear one another's burdens and fulfill the law of Christ." (Gal. 6:2) As we evaluate the various conflicts in the ...

Russian Orthodox tell Archbishop of Canterbury: ordain women bishops and you can forget about unity

  Damian Thompson - 27/3/13 There's a quaint Anglican concept of the universal Church known as the "branch theory". This claims that there are three main branches to apostolic Christianity: Roman, Orthodox and Anglican. It's much favoured by Church of England clerics who aren't very keen on "Romans", as they call Catholics, and convey their anti-Papist sentiment in ...

Glastonbury Abbey – Influence and Legacy

16/1/2013 The British Orthodox Church Glastonbury Abbey – Influence and Legacy A seminar at Abbey House, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury Saturday 2 February 2013, 10 am – 4.30 pm. The last few years have been and exciting time for Glastonbury archaeology and history, with the rediscovery and reinterpretation of material from historic excavations, new surveys of the Abbey grounds and architectural remains, ...

Orthodox Christians will have space of their own at West Roxbury cemetery

From left, Bishop John Abdalah of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Worcester and New England, Metropolitan Hilarion of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston break ground for the new Orthodox Garden and Chapel at West Roxbury's Gardens at Gethsemane, Sept. 29, 2012. Victoria ...