Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe

Church of Serbia - 6/6/18 The seventh day of the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches, on 3 June 2018, passed in the sign of worship that was held in the morning in churches of Novi Sad and its suburbs, as well as in the procession held on the Quay. The ...

Keynote Address by Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at the General Assembly of CEC – Novi Sad

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 2/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave the Keynote Address at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches gathered in Novi Sad – Serbia under the title of: “You Shall be My Witnesses”. In his speech, entitled “Hospitality”, His Holiness emphasized that “through His incarnation, Jesus reveals to us the ...

Archbishop Jovan is awarded an honorary doctorate by the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens

The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate - October 2016 His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, upon a suggestion by the Theological Faculty of Athens, for his rich academic work, as well as for his sacrifice for ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA AT THE PALAE OF THE KING OF JORDAN

The Alexandrian Patriarchate - September 2016 On 7th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with the other Primates of the Churches of the Middle East, was welcomed at the Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom in Amman, Jordan, by the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdellah Ben Al On ...

23RD I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN THESSALONIKI – GREECE

23rd General Assembly of I.A.O. Thessaloniki, 4 – 8 July 2016 Central Subject: Fundamental Global Changes– Christian Orthodox Perspective RESOLUTION – CONCLUSIONS The 23rd General Assembly of the “Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy” (I.A.Ο) that convened in Thessaloniki from July 4 until July 8 on the central subject «Fundamental Global Changes – Christian Orthodox Perspective»: Addresses warmly and cordially every ...

I.A.O. Resolution on the protection of Christians & other religious minorities in the Middle East

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July 2015 - I.A.O. 22nd Annual Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) Vienna, 27 June 2015 Also Read -22nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERPARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY (I.A.O.) Resolution on the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East a.Greatly concerned with the quick and dramatic deterioration of the security of the Christians ...

Metropolitan Joseph’s Call to the Convention

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - May 2015 Letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph regarding the 2015 Archdiocesan Conventionto be published in the church bulletin and distributed to all parishioners: To: Our Beloved Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Archdiocesan Trustees, Department Heads, Organization Presidents, Parish Councils and Faithful of this God-protected Archdiocese: Christ is Risen! Truly He ...

Meeting of the Polish Ecumenical Council

Michal Karski, translation- Magdalena Ignaciuk- December 2014 The General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan and the ecumenical activity in the regions were two main topics of discussion at the Annual Conference of Branches and the Commission of Polish Ecumenical Council. The conference was held on 24 November in the Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw. It was attended ...

Reverend Father Matti Wallgrén Elected Finnish Metropolitan of Oulu

December 2014- January 2015 The General Assembly of the Orthodox Church of Finland has elected the Reverend Father Matti Wallgrén to be the next Metropolitan of Oulu. The election was held on 26 November in the Church of the Transfiguration of Valamo Monastery. The episcopal synod had nominated Arsenius, Bishop of Joensuu, and Matti Wallgrén, Vicar of ...

Message from Patriarch Daniel of the Romania on the occasion of the 19th General Assembly of Syndesmos

August 2014 The message of His Beatitude DANIEL, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the 19th General Assembly of Syndesmos Orthodox Youth Organization (Neamţ Monastery, Romania, 7-12 August 2014): We appreciate the meeting of the 19th General Assembly of the Syndesmos Orthodox Youth Organization at “Veniamin Costachi” Orthodox Theological Seminary of Neamţ Monastery, ...

PHOTO-REPORT OF THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN MOSCOW

July 2014 Main subject: «Parliamentary Democracy – Christianity – Orthodoxy: values and concepts» Moscow, 25 – 30 June 2014 The 21st General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) was successfully convened in Moscow. Parliamentary delegations from twenty five countries, as well as groups of Members of Parliament from different countries participated in the General Assembly. The Inaugural ...

The 12th General Assembly of the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Held

April 2014 The 12th General Assembly of the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of Cilicia was held in Antelias 3-4 April 2014 “Taking the Church to the people and building the church of the people is our mission,” said His Holiness Aram I. The members of the Brotherhood met at the Meeting Hall of the Gulbenkian Museum in ...

General Assembly declaration on the commemoration of the 100-Ann. of the Armenian Genocide

June 2013 General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia (12-15 June 2013) Restoration of our Just Rights should be the axis of 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide The 100 delegates, comprising clergy and laity from the Dioceses of the Catholicosate and special guests, concluded their work under the leadership of His Holiness Aram I. After discussing ...

Catholicosate General Assembly Concludes

19/6/13 ANTELIAS, Lebanon—On Wednesday June 12 the General Assembly began its deliberations under the presidency of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I with 100 delegates and official guests representing the Prelacies in the Diaspora taking part in the Assembly. Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian headed the Western Prelacy delegation, which was comprised of fifteen delegates. During the three-day ...

His Holiness Aram I heads delegation to the Presidential Palace

17/6/13 On Saturday morning, 15 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the Diocesan Bishops of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and 30 persons representing the General Assembly, met with H.E. Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon. Catholicos Aram I first thanked the President for putting the case of Lebanon on the international agenda and for his efforts ...

The General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia opens in Antelias

17/6/13 “The Catholicosate of Cilicia remains true to its vocation of upholding spiritual, moral and national values, building a common Armenian belonging, and demanding justice and restitution of our rights stemming from the Genocide,” Said Aram I On Wednesday 12 June 2013, the General Assembly began its deliberations under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I. Following ...

The General Assembly of the Catholicossate of Cilicia meets in Antelias

June 2013 On Wednesday, 12 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I officially opened the Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. One hundred delegates and official guests representing the dioceses in the diaspora will take part. During the three-day meeting, the representatives will receive the reports of the Executive Council and the Religious and Laity Councils. The agenda ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios convenes Ahmedabad Diocesan General Assembly, to discuss mission and upcoming projects

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian 10/6/13 AHMEDABAD, India ~ HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has convened an important annual meeting of the Diocesan General Assembly of the Diocese on July 13, Saturday. The meeting is scheduled to begin from11 am at the Diocesan Headquarters at St Thomas Chapel, Naroda, Ahmedabad. In a Bull ...

Bulgaria’s president opens exhibit on country’s WWII defense of Jews

By Matt Lebovic 29/9/2012 After a stop at the UN General Assembly, Rosen Plevneliev speaks at launch event at Boston University’s Hillel Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev told a Boston audience Thursday evening about the long-standing affinity between his country and the Jewish people, including the State of Israel. Plevneliev’s visit to America’s so-called “cradle of liberty” followed his participation ...

Ahmedabad Diocese under Metropolitan Mar Yulios revises salary for priests, clears medical and petrol allowance

The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 10/8/2012 Liju Cherian Sultanate of Oman #Annual General Assembly of Diocese of Ahmedabad meets #Salary revised for priest with yearly increment of 3 per cent #Medical allowance, minimum petrol allowance (minimum) also approved #Condolence resolution praises role by LL HG Mar Pachomios #Decision on setting up of 'Heritage Centre' near Gandhi Ashram hailed #Annual Report for 2011–12 ...

Aram I hails Christian education efforts by Tehran diocese

11/5/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Meeting with the General Assembly of Tehran diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, emphasized the particular importance of Christian education as a vital dimension of the Christian mission. He said: “The church fulfills itself as a community of faith through its missionary outreach. ...