THE BRITISH PATRIARCHATE RESTORED AFTER 24 YEARS IN COMMISSION

His Beatitude Abba Seraphim - VIIth British Patriarch

The British Orthodox Church (Patriarchate) - 15/2/19 Origins of the British Patriarchate The British Orthodox Church is in direct historical continuity with the mission of Julius (Ferrette), Bishop of Iona (1825-1904), who came to the British Isles “as a bishop consecrated for a Western Mission by one of the Eastern Churches.”[1]Anciently the only Primates to be called ...

The Ancient Malankara Church Establish Congregations in Georgia and France

Liturgy in Georgia

OCP News Service - 19/12/18 Europe: The Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara has opened new congregations in the Eastern European nation of Georgia and the West European Nation of France. Metropolitan Mathew Mar Timotheus (of the U.K. and Europe Disocese) celebrated Divine Liturgy at one of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Churches in Georgia. A few weeks back, ...

‘Christians in Europe are Threatened by Secular Totalitarianism’ – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

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Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs - Europe) OCP News Service – 26/9/18 Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchal Department for External Church Relations (DECR) recently visited Portugal. There are currently 20 Russian Orthodox parishes in this Western European Country. The members of these parishes come mostly from former Soviet countries. In a conversation ...

Religious freedom in Europe?

Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs Europe) OCP News Service - 17/7/18 Germany: Discrimination can quickly turn into persecution, uncontrolled persecution into crimes against humanity and genocide, said the well-known British Politician Lord David Alton of Liverpool. Alton spoke at the 9th Annual Meeting of COPTIC SOLIDARITY on the nature of religious persecution (https://davidalton.net/media/). He emphasized that Western Governments ...

Swedish Foreign Minister Addresses Assyrian Community on Genocide Recognition

Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström being interviewed by Assyria-TV. ( AINA)

AINA - 14/6/18 Stockholm (AINA) -- Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström has confirmed the current government of Sweden will not make recognition of the Assyrian genocide part of foreign policy. She made the announcement on Tuesday during a special visit to the Assyrian community in the town of Södertälje where Assyrians make up more than one third ...

Denmark Will Cease to Be Lutheran by 2050 With Current Migration – Sociologist

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Sputniknews - 6/6/18 Sociologist Henrik Dahl has called the consequences of mass immigration from the Middle East an "existential threat" and ventured that Denmark will no longer be Protestant by 2050 unless the influx from that particular area is slowed down or throttled completely. In his opinion piece published in the Berlingske daily, Henrik Dahl stressed that it would be a ...

Sword and Scimitar: A Look into Raymond Ibrahim’s New Book

Raymondibrahim - 4/6/18 Editor’s note: The following is the most comprehensive interview to date concerning my forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar.  It was conducted earlier this week by Frontpage Magazine’s Jamie Glazov. Frontpage: Raymond, welcome to Frontpage interview. Ibrahim: Good to be back Jamie, thank you. FP: Congrats on your new book coming out. Introduce us to it. Raymond Ibrahim: Thanks, Jamie.  The book’s title is Sword and ...

OCP to Publish Book on Archbishop Rene Villate, Metropolitan Alvares Julius & Independent Catholic Movement

OCP News Service – OCP Publications- 30/5/18 Global- OCP Publications of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE will publish a research work on Independent Catholic Movements in the United States, Europe and the Indian Sub-continent. Varghese John Thottapuzha - Director, Dept. of Publication stated that the book is a result of intense research and fieldwork by the scholars of Metropolitan ...

Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 14/5/18 We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the ancient and glorious Patriarchate of Pech, gathered by the grace of the Holy Spirit, for the regular convocation of the Holy Assembly of Bishops in the historic See of Serbian archbishops and patriarchs, the Monastery of the Patriarchate of Pech, and in ...

‘Jesus Was a Refugee’: Church of Norway Calls for Open Borders

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Sputniknews - 18/4/18 The Church of Norway, which is experiencing an unprecedented decline in membership figures, has called for open borders in a world with a record high number of refugees. At this year's Norwegian church meeting, a unanimous resolution has been adopted calling for hospitality toward people fleeing from Syria and other war-torn countries, amid what is described as mounting xenophobia in Europe. The ...

Delegation of the European St. James Way visits St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/3/18 Saturday morning March 10, a delegation of the Fédération Européenne du Saint-Jacques de Compostelle visited the Armenian Convent of St. James. Their visit was well prepared by correspondence as well as a previous visit of M. Gérard Beaume, the general coordinator of the Fédération. The delegation consisted of about ...

Mar Odisho Oraham Speaks on the Martyrdom of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Benyamin XXI

Assyrian Church of the East - 5/3/18 His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Europe, speaks with Assyria TV on the centennial of the martyrdom of His Holiness Mar Benyamin Shimun, Martyr of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Assyrian Nation. Source:  

Assyrian Umbrella Organization Granted NGO Status in EU

Ms Attiya Gamri, a former member of a Dutch provincial parliament, is the current president of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe.

AINA - 31/12/17 Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has been granted official status as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) by the Belgian Ministry of Justice. The status was granted after a six month review by officials in Brussels, home to numerous NGOs. ACE will headquartered in Brussels. Related: Assyrian Confederation of Europe Elects President Related: Assyrian Leader Voices Concern At ...

International Conference ” EUROPEAN OCCIDENTAL IDENTITY: EUROPE OF REGIONS”

Osifoundation - November 2017 For more in formation and registration visit - http://www.osifoundation.com/events/international-circuit-of-conferencesmind-crossing-borders/ Budapest- Hungary: The Occidental Institute is organizing a conference at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. In collaboration with IRELAC – Institute of Relations between Europe, Latin-America and The Caribbean- based ay ICHEC in Brussels. 3QC a Think- Tank based at Regents’ University in London. First Meeting Point: December, Corvinus ...

“What People Need Most Is Help From Above” – Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/17 On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Cabramatta (Sydney, Australia) celebrated its feast day. On the eve we spoke with the Rector, Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky, about the long-term cooperation between the Russian Relief ...

St. Petersburg Named Europe’s Best Tourist Destination

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Sputniknews - 1/10/17 The 2017 World Travel Awards has named Russia’s St. Petersburg the best tourist destination in Europe for the second time since 2015. This year marked the 24th anniversary of the prestigious World Travel Awards, established in 1993 and considered to be one of the most reputable in international tourism, with The Wall Street Journal describing it as "The Oscars" for the ...

‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/8/17 ‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff at Symposium, Sydney, 14-17 July 2017. Patriarch Tikhon was chosen by God 1to restore strong leadership to the Russian Church at what was, without doubt, the ...

Losing Faith: Germany’s Christian Population Declining at Record Rate

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Sputniknews - 25/7/17 The number of Catholics and Protestants in Germany sank to a new low in 2016, with the latter hemorrhaging almost 1.6 percent of members in comparison with the previous year, according to recently released figures. According to the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD), at the end of 2016 there were around 22 million evangelicals in Germany. Demographics played the biggest factor in the change: in 2016, approximately 340,000 evangelicals passed away ...

Special Meeting of Syriac Orthodox Church in Switzerland

Syriac Orthodox Church - 14/7/17 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, and under his presidency, a meeting of their Eminences the Archbishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Europe was convened at Mor Augin Monastery in Switzerland on Thursday July 13, 2017. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz Patriarchal ...

ANNIVERSARY OF FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE GIVES OCCASION FOR GREEK HIERARCHS TO CALL FOR RESISTANCE TO GREECE’S “DECAPITATION FROM CHRIST”

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Pravoslavie.ru - June 2017 The city of Constantinople, the capital of the great Byzantine Empire, fell to the invading Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453. Recalling the great loss suffered by Orthodox Christians at that time, Greek hierarchs, speaking at events in remembrance of that loss, called for Greeks today to stand up and defend their greatest ...