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THE MEETING OF THE CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN ANTELIAS

April 23, 2018 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 23/4/18 Invited by the co-chairmen, HE Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and HE Metropolitan Bishoy of Damiette, of the Joint International Theological Commission of the two families of the Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and with the presence, blessings and gracious hospitality of His Holiness Aram I, a working group met in Antelias […]

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Oriental Orthodox Studies Seminar at Fordham University – 10th April, 2018

March 16, 2018 Featured

Fordham University – 16/3/18 Register here The first ‘Oriental Orthodox Studies’ Seminar will be held at Fordham University on 10th April Tuesday, 2018. Bishop Kyrillos from the Coptic Church, Archbishop Vahan Hovhanessian Primate of the Armenian Church in France, and Archbishop Dionysius Yuhannon of the Syriac Church will take part in the conference. The Conference is […]

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Turkey Arrests Assyrian for Rebuilding His Village

February 1, 2018 Featured
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AINA – Bar Daisan- 1/2/18 Midyat, Turkey (AINA) — A Few days ago Petrus Karatay, an Assyrian Chaldean Christian who returned from Paris to Herbol (Turkish Aksu), his acnestral víllage in the Turkish province of Şirnak, was detained for unknown reasons. Writing in a Turkish website, an article titled Even one Chaldean was seen as too much for Şirnak, author […]

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Holy Qurobo at the Basilica of Brussels

September 12, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Basilica in Brussels. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates as well as the […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Arrives in Brussels for the first Apostolic Visit

September 7, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Brussels and begins his apostolic visit to the Patriarchal Vicariate of Belgium, France and Luxemburg. Choir Concert of the Parishes of Brussels @ Mor Shemoun d’Zayte His Eminence Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph […]

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FRANCE CURRENTLY HOME TO 500-700,000 ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND GROWING

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/7/17 The Handbook of the Orthodox Church has been published in France, providing comprehensive information and practical information about Orthodox life in France. It presents a detailed map showing the location of all Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and dioceses in France by region, and provides information about Orthodox bishops (members of the Association of Orthodox Bishops), […]

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Dead Roman-catholic monastery converted to Orthodox Seminary in France

June 29, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 29/6/17 Apostolic Mission of the Moscow Patriarchate has converted deserted Roman-catholic Monastery into growing Orthodox Christian Seminary. By KTO TV, France. Source:

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Newly Elected President of France

May 15, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 15/5/17 On May 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Emanuel Macron, newly elected President of the Republic of France. “France has been and continues to be, one of the powerful and foremost countries of the European family, […]

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Installation of His Eminence Mor George Kourieh

March 9, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – March 2017 On Sunday March 5, 2017, His Eminence Mor George Kourieh was installed Patriarchal Vicar of Belgium, France and Luxembourg at Mor Izozoel Church in Brussels, Belgium. The Rite of the Synthronise (Installation) was conducted by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Nicolaos […]

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The so-called Rev. Yuhanon Aydin is not a priest in the Syriac Orthodox Church and his so-called ordination is void

February 10, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East  Damascus, February 9, 2017  The so-called Rev. Yuhanon Aydin is not a priest in the Syriac Orthodox Church and his so-called ordination is void because it is not done by the proper ecclesiastical authority.   Based on Article 70 a) […]

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Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

January 19, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. […]

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German Police, Media Slam Fake Breitbart Story about Migrant Mob Burning Church

January 8, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 8/1/17 German police and local newspapers are scratching their heads over a Breitbart story about a mob setting a church alight in their town that bears no resemblance to reality. On January 3, Breitbart reported that “Germany’s oldest church” had been set ablaze by a thousand-strong group of men chanting “Allahu akbar,” citing […]

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The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe

December 21, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 21/12/16 (AINA) — If 2015 in Europe was most memorable for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who traipsed across the continent, 2016 will be marked by the dramatic increase in terrorist attacks at different European locations.Sadly, these two developments are not unconnected. Most of the refugees who arrived in Europe last year […]

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PrayFor Berlin: Social Media Offers Support After Christmas Market Attack

December 20, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 20/12/16 After a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church left at least twelve dead and 48 people injured, social media erupted in a show of support for the victims, and anger at Chancellor Angela Merkel. The attack was chillingly similar to the terrorist attack in Nice, […]

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French Court Orders Virgin Mary Statue Removed from Public Park

December 6, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 6/12/16 A French court has ruled that a statue of the Virgin Mary violates the country’s ban of public displays of religious symbols. The statue, located in the small town of Publier, must now be removed from public property. In 2011, Publier, a small town by Lake Geneva with about 6,000 residents, commissioned […]

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Patriarch Kirill Says French People Value Shared History With Russia

December 6, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 12/6/1 The Russian Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Kirill, said on Monday that many people he met during the visit to France treated and spoke of Russia in a kind way and understood the importance of the Franco-Russian relations. EPINAY-SOUS-SENART (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the patriarch began his visit to the Russian Orthodox Diocese […]

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Patriarch Kirill, Hollande Discussed Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria

December 6, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 6/12/16 According to reports, Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois […]

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Russian Patriarch consecrates Orthodox cathedral just yards from Eiffel Tower in Paris

December 5, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com – 5/12/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has consecrated a new cathedral in central Paris, just yards away from the Eiffel Tower, with hundreds of worshippers attending the service he led there on Sunday. Trinity Cathedral was opened as part of a Russian cultural and spiritual center on the banks […]

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to Visit France, Switzerland on December 4-7

November 26, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is going to visit France and Switzerland that are parts of the Orthodox Diocese of Chersonese, the patriarch’s press service said on Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Patriarch will make the visit on December 4-7, the press service said. According to Alexander Volkov, the head […]

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Daesh Terrorists ‘Torture, Imprison and Even Burn Iraqi Christians Alive

November 14, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 14/11/16 The radical terrorist group, notorious for its brutality towards ethnic and religious minorities, has tortured Iraqi Christians, raping women, burning alive those, who tried to oppose the militants, and destroying churches, Baha Erzan Asu, a Christian from Mosul who has moved to Erbil, told Sputnik. “Christians living in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan have […]

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‘Nativity war’: Baby Jesus to be allowed in French town halls, despite secularists’ complaints

November 14, 2016 Featured News

RT.com – 14/11/16 Baby Jesus, as well as Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men will be allowed in French public places this Christmas, but on several conditions, a court ruled. Secularists have long argued that it is against a 1905 law on separation of church and state. A French administrative court (Conseil d’Etat) gave […]

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