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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

March 14, 2017 Featured
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AINA – Bar Daisan – 14/3/17 Munich (AINA) — The future of Christians in the Middle East was the subject of a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, held on 17-19 of February. Organized by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the panel was titled “What future do Christians have in the Middle East?” and focused on […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA WILL RETURN HOME FEBRUARY 20 – SUSPECTED WOULD-BE-POISONER DENIES ACCUSATIONS

February 17, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/2/17 According to Lasha Zhvania, the head of the Patriarch of Georgia Foundation, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II will return to Tbilisi on February 20 from Germany where he underwent gall bladder surgery. His Holiness is eager to get home to his flock, reports Blagovest. All medical procedures went smoothly, and the doctors have […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA’S SURGERY SUCCESSFUL AFTER POSSIBLE POISONING ATTEMPT

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia of Georgia’s previously reported planned surgery was successfully performed today in Germany. “The operation was successfully completed,” his attending doctor from the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic told Rustavi2. His Holiness was flown to Germany after complications following kidney stones. He underwent laparoscopic gallbladder surgery this morning. Various hierarchs and […]

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ITALY IS HOME TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S FASTEST GROWING FOREIGN DIOCESE

February 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The head of the administration for Moscow Patriarchate churches abroad Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk stated in a recent interview with TASSthat the Russian Orthodox Church has nearly 900 parishes in foreign countries, the greatest number of which are in Germany and Italy. While the number of parishes in Germany outnumbers those in […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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GERMAN COURT CONVICTS 7 OF FINANCING JIHAD WITH STOLEN CHURCH FUNDS

February 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Judges in Cologne, Germany have ruled that there is satisfactory proof that seven men broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. The regional court sentenced the seven men, between the ages of 24 and 37, to between three years and six months, and four years and […]

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

January 8, 2017 Featured News
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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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Dr Martin Tamcke, Friend of Oriental Christianity, Honoured by Federal Republic of Germany

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Dr. K.M. George – MOTV- 7/12/16 Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Tamcke, Director and professor at the Department of Ecumenical and Inter-Cultural Theology and Oriental Church- and Mission History at Goettingen University, Germany, has received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany conferred by the Federal President. This is an occasion […]

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A Round Table in Germany Discusses Cooperation Between the Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots Living Abroad

December 3, 2016 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – December 2016 A round table titled “The Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Cooperation in Europe” was held on November 24, 2016, at the Russian House of Sciences and Culture in Berlin, Germany. His Grace Bishop Antony of Borogodsk, […]

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Synodal Tomos on the canonization of Venerable Saints Neophyte and Meletios from Stânişoara Monastery and Daniel and Misael from Turnu Monastery

October 1, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 Synodal Tomos of Canonization no. 1/2016, approved by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church through its decision ref. no. 2212/25.02.2016, and made public today, 28 September 2016, in the church of Saint Anthimos – Troianu Monastery, dedicated to the Life-giving Spring: The Holy Synod of […]

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Assyrians in Europe to Gather for Inaugural Convention

September 19, 2016 Featured News
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AINA- September 2016 Stockholm (AINA) — Assyrians in Europe will gather for a pan-European convention for the first time on October 8 and 9. The convention will take place in the city of Gothenburg in the Swedish west-coast. The program includes seminars, work shops, key note speeches by special guests and a fund-raising gala. The […]

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The First Liturgy in the Orthodox Church of Stallbaum – Germany

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – July 2016 The construction of an Orthodox monastic settlement began in Stallbaum, Germany (about 50 km east of Nürnberg), with the blessing of His Eminence Serafim, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Germany, Central and Northern Europe. On 24 July 2016, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, the first Divine Liturgy was […]

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Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to the Orthodox People and to all People of Good will

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – July 2016 To God, “the Father of mercies and all comfort,” we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of […]

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Consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor […]

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Familienfest in Mor Jacob of Sarough Monastery in Warburg

July 10, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 Holy Qurobo in Familienfest in Warburg His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the different functions of the ‘Familienfest’, a special day for families organized at Mor Jacob of Sarough Monastery in Warburg, Germany. The Familienfest included several activities and events. The Syriac families from different cities in […]

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Syriac Orthodox Church Officially Recognized in Germany

July 9, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 In a historical moment for the Syriac Orthodox Church in Germany, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II signed the official document submitted in the name of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Germany to the German government to obtain legal recognition as a church in the country. This document […]

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Patriarchal Visit to the Federal President of Germany

July 9, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II meets the Federal President of Germany Mr. Joachim Gauck at the Bellevue Presidential Palace in Berlin. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor […]

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German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics

July 6, 2016 Featured News
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By Miryam A. Abraham – June-July 2016 Berlin (AINA) — By an overwhelming majority, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a symbolic and long overdue resolution on Thursday, June 2, 2016, recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman government as a genocide. In its main part, the resolution also explicitly acknowledges that Assyrians (also […]

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Patriarchal Meeting with the Malfone of the Rheda Wiedenbruck Region

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the Malfone (teachers) of the Syriac language and Christian Education in Rheda Wiedenbruck. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in The […]

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Consecration of Mor Esha’yo Holoboyo Church in Wiesbaden

July 4, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 Visit to the Church of the “Virgin of Azekh” in Bad Vilden His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the consecration of Mor Esha’yo Holoboyo Church in Wiesbaden. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Theophilus […]

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St. Aphrem Choir – Wiesbaden

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 Evening Prayer at St. Jesaja (Mor Esha’yo) Church – Wiesbaden His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Choir Concert of St. Aphrem Choir in Wiesbaden, at Mor Eshayo Holoboyo Church. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros […]

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