Amid Persecution Several Eritrean Orthodox Monks Escape to Ethiopia

Monastery of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Debre Bizen Eritrea. Photo: http://www.panoramio.com/

Deacon Haben D. Mebrahtom OCP News Service – Sweden 10/11/14 Read:Excommunication Notice from the Union of Eritrean Orthodox Monasteries Read: The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church It has been reported that ten monks from various Orthodox monasteries of Eritrea has escaped to Ethiopia. The monks were targeted by Eritrean Security agents in relation with the ...

Bishop Anba Abakir consecrates first Eritrean Orthodox church in northern Sweden

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Deacon Haben D. Mebrahtom OCP News Service - Sweden 10/11/14 Stockholm: His Grace Anba Abakir the Bishop of Coptic Orthodox church in Scandinavian countries visited Skellefteå to officially inaugurate the Eritrean Orthodox congregation. The opening ceremony was organized in Sörbölekyrkan and was led by the Bishop and priests from Eritrean Orthodox Church communities in Sweden. Bishop Abakir consecrated the ...

Excommunication Notice from the Union of Eritrean Orthodox Monasteries

Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eretria (detained since 2007) and Non-canonical Government appointed Patriarch Diaskoros (administrator of the Church)

The Eritrean Orthodox Church – November 2014 Also Read: The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church FithiNews:  Yof­tahe Dimet­ros the PFDJ polit­i­cal appointee who has been running the Eritrean Ortho­dox Church as a mere department of the repressive regime over the past 10 years has been excom­mu­ni­cated –along with Habtom Rus­som– by the Union of the ...

New Eritrean Orthodox Church Consecrated in Sweden

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Deacon Haben D. Mebrahtom OCP News Service - 28/10/2014 Stockholm: In Stockholm a new Eritrean Orthodox church has been consecrated in the name of Saint Abune Aregawi. This church is loyal to the legitimate patriarch Abune Antonious. The celebration was held on Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 October, with the participation of Priests, Deacons and faithful ...

Abba Seraphim visits Eritrean Church in Birmingham

British-Eriterian Orthodox Churches On 8 September Abba Seraphim celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Church, Bridge Street, Newtown, Birmingham, at the invitation of Father Mulebrhan, the newly ordained priest for the local Eritrean Orthodox community within the Diocese of Europe, under His Grace Bishop Makarios. Assisting him were Father Mulebrhan and Father Yonas Tesheme ...

Petition Campaign to Save Historic Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Mardin

12/7/2012 Some 300 writers, academics and artists in have joined a petition campaign to protest a verdict by the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals to nationalize the estates of the Mor Gabriel Monastery (Mardin), the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world, dating back to 397 AD. Established in 397 A.D., the Mor Gabriel ...

Imprisoned Head Of Eritrean Orthodox Church In Urgent Need Of Medical Attention

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

14/3/2012 Eritrean Orthodox Church Sign Petition to restore Patriac Abune Antonios here: Read Exclusive article on the persecution of Christians in Eritrea: March 14, 2012 Washington DC (International Christian Concern) –Patriarch Antonios, who has been imprisoned for his faith, is a diabetic and his situation is deteriorating due to lack of medical attention. The Patriarch has ...

ŒCOCW Calls for International Religious Freedom for Exiled Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch

22/1/2012 The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joins the faithful of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in demanding religious freedom for its exiled Patriarch. According to a report by George Alexander, Secretary of the Orthodoxy Cognate Media Network, a significant portion of the Christian population in Eritrea are being severely persecuted for ...

The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church (Updated)

Asmara, the Eritrean Capital

18/1/2012 If you ask people, "Where is Eritrea?” most would have no idea. As a tiny Eastern African country the size of Pennsylvania, with a population a little over 5 million people, it doesn't attract much attention. But it should.   The Christian population of Eritrea is being persecuted — their recognized leaders have been removed and ...

Abba Seraphim ordains priest for Eritrean Orthodox

20/11/2011 The British-Eritrean Orthodox Churches At the request of His Grace Bishop Makarios, Overseer of the North American Archdiocese of the Eritrean Orthodox Church and Bishop of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in diaspora, Abba Seraphim ordained Deacon Habtom Ftuwi, to serve the Medhane Alem Eritrean Orthodox community in Manchester. Abba Seraphim’s contact with the Manchester community goes ...

Ordination of Forty Nine New Deacons

Diocese of Eritrean Orthodox Church,North AmericaOn Sunday March 8, 2009, forty one servants were ordained to the ranks of Deacons, assistant Deacons, readers and singers through the blessed hands of His Grace Bishop Youssef, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. The ordination took place at Saint Mary Coptic Church, ...