Communique: Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

10/9/2012 [Anglican Communion News Service] In the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met at the University of Chester, United Kingdom during 3-10 September 2012. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality extended by the Anglican Communion. The ICAOTD is continuing ...

Saint Tikhon’s Seminary holds 70th annual commencement

1/6/2012 OCA On Saturday, May 26, 2012, Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here held its 70th Annual Commencement Exercises. Presiding over the commencement exercises was His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and President of the Seminary. He was joined by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nikolaos of the North American Diocese of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church; ...

Antiochian Church Interested In St. Alban’s Site

25/5/2012 The Antiochian Orthodox Church has expressed an interest in taking over the St. Alban’s Church site as a base for its congregation. A group of representatives from its Council of Management visited the Acton Green site yesterday (Thursday, May 24th).They were accompanied by a representative of the London Diocese of the Church of England who own ...

Anglicans and Orthodox Churches formalise ecumenical relationship

6/2/2012 The Church of England and Oriental Orthodox Churches have formalised their ecumenical relationship. The two Churches have formally established the Church of England-Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum (AOORF), which has existed in an informal capacity for some years. For the first time, the role of the forum has been clarified in a document that sets out its aims ...

Aram I urges Europe to develop interfaith relations

26/1/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Archbishop of Canterbury’s Interfaith Dialogues Assistant Rana Kahn visited residence of the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I. During the meeting the Assistant dwelled on the activity that the Anglican Church promotes in England and in Europe. The sides further exchanged views on cooperation and relations between Christian and Muslim communities. In this ...

Derelict church reopens for growing Greek Orthodox Congregation

7/11/2011 The Sentinel A DERELICT church has been reopened to become the latest home for a booming parish. The Orthodox Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel started with just eight members at a chapel in Audley. But congregation numbers have swelled to 60 and the church has been looking for a bigger venue for four years. Now services are ...

Metal thefts: churches told to cut back trees to thwart Criminals

All Saints Church in Woodchurch which suffered water damage after thieves stole part of the lead roof Photo: CHRISTOPHER PLEDGER

By David Millward 4/11/2011 The spate of metal thefts is changing the face of rural Britain as churches are being urged by their insurers to cut back surrounding trees to improve security. Many are now locking their doors and one congregation has camped overnight to thwart the criminal gangs. The advice to cut back trees was given to churches ...

Anglican and Eastern Churches Association gives annual reception in London

19.10.201 The Anglican and Eastern Churches Association gave an annual reception on November 17, 2011, at Faith House in London. With the blessing of Archbishop Yelisey of Sourozh, the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland was represented by Archpriest Mikhail Dudko, sacristan of the Cathedral of the Assumption in London. On behalf of the Church ...

Reissue of Classic Cookbook by Multi-Talented Manchester Armenian

19/9/2011 Question – Aram Khatchaturian, the famous Armenian composer, stood in as godfather for the son of what Armenian painter, author, chief and restaurateur in England? Stumped? Don’t feel so bad. I hadn’t heard about Arto Der Haroutunian (1940-1987) until today when I came across a news brief about the reissue of his seminal “Classic Vegetarian Cookery” ...

Notes From Tripoli

By Franklin Lamb 30/8/2011 Countercurrents.org Tripoli Journal in Which Franklin Lamb Shields a Nigerian from Rebel Racists and Dreams of Chadian Ladies Tripoli: My roommate left our hotel and hopefully Libya last night for his village near Arlit, Niger thanks to the assistance of one of Tripoli’s Christian Churches. I shall miss him a lot. It was a recently formed ...

Mother Thekla

Mother Thekla with Sir John Tavener

14/8/2011 Mother Thekla, who died on August 7 aged 93, was the last surviving nun to have occupied the enclosed Orthodox Monastery of the Assumption in North Yorkshire, but became better known to the wider world as the spiritual muse of the composer Sir John Tavener. A beautiful, Russian-born Cambridge graduate who co-founded the monastery near Whitby ...

Publication of Volume on Greek Orthodox Churches in New England

By Apostolos Papapostolou 14/5/2011 The Boston Metropolis has recently published a deluxe edition of the volume – Record of all Greek Orthodox Churches in New England. The foreword of this historical publication has been written by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, who thouroughly addresses the issue on “Why we should be interested in the History of our Metropolis ...

Russian Metropolitan Blasts Anglican Communion’s Sexual Innovations

13/9/2010 By David W. Virtue Hilarion praises Global South stand on marriage. Absence of heresy deplored. Our Church must sever its relations with those churches and communities that trample on the principles of Christian ethics and traditional morals. Here we uphold a firm stand based on Holy Scripture. In a groundbreaking address at Lambeth Palace before the Nicean Club ...

Shenouda Mamdouh visits England

The British Orthodox Church 3/7/2010 From 28 July-7 August, Shenouda Mamdouh, Abba Seraphim’s Egyptian Secretary, visited England with his wife, Mary, as the guests of the British Orthodox Church. Shenouda was here previously in 2000 and 2007 but this was Mary’s first visit. During their stay they were largely based in Charlton, London. They had a ...

His Holiness visits Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace

Syrian Orthodox Church LONDON, UK: His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas visited Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Supreme head of Anglican Church of England at Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop on July 08, Thursday. His Holiness was welcomed at the Palace by the Archbishop himself. His ...

DECR vice-chairman meets with a representative of the Church of England

11.06.2010 Hegumen Philip Riabykh, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Bishop John Ronald Angus Stroyan of Warwick, a member of the Orthodox-Anglican Commission for Theological Dialogue and one of the patrons of the St. Andrew Foundation, which helps Orthodox Churches and some other confessions in Eastern Europe to send students ...