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Religious freedom in Europe?

July 17, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Christian Identity in Western Europe – An Inventory

July 4, 2018 Featured

Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs Europe) OCP News Service – 4/7/18 Germany: According to a new survey (by the Pew Research Center, Washington D.C.), Western European Christians of 15 countries were surveyed and it was revealed that people are holding on to their Christian identity, but no longer practice their faith. Only a few […]

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Consecration of Mor Eliyo Syriac Orthodox Church, Pohlheim – Geissen- Germany

May 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of Mor Eliyo in Pohlheim – Geissen, Germany. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, […]

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Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government’s Position on Genocide Bill

May 11, 2018 Featured
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AINA – 11/5/18 Stockholm (AINA) — Assyrians and Armenians in Sweden have reacted strongly after Swedish prime minister Stefan Lövfen revealed in an interview that his government has no intention to make genocide recognition part of Swedish foreign policy. The announcement was ill received by the large Assyrian community, which makes up a significant portion of […]

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Almost 100 Attacks Against Christians Registered in Germany in 2017 – Report

February 4, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 4/2/18 The success of Germany’s multiculturalism policy has been questioned after statistics from the German Federal Police Office appear to show that a traditional Christian state is no longer a safe place for the believers. The number of crimes targeting Christians in Germany reached nearly 100 cases last year, according to a report by the Federal Police Office. […]

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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 Trinity Publications: The Year in Review

January 7, 2018 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 7/1/18 By God’s grace, 2017 was another fruitful year for Holy Trinity Publications, the missionary-publishing arm of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York and under […]

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Live Ammunition Cache Found Near Berlin Christmas Market – Reports

December 11, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 11/12/17 Reports of a “large amount” of ammunition discovered Sunday evening near a Christmas market in Berlin have prompted police to sweep the area. Authorities have stated that finding boxes of bullets is not uncommon, and that the discovery is unlikely to be linked to terrorism, according to Rt.com. The ammunition — stashed behind a stack of winter tires in a small […]

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Armenia offers Germany to take part in renovation of church in Syria

November 23, 2017 News
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PanARMENIAN.Net – 23/11/17 PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian lawmaker, head of the foreign relations committee Armen Ashotyan on Wednesday, November 22 met member of the German Bundestag Heribert Hirte and suggested that the German side participate in the renovation of the Armenian church of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. At a meeting in Yerevan, Ashotyan attached great importance to the interparliamentary cooperation with the Bundestag, adding that […]

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Opening Ceremony of the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye

November 18, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurates the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye, held at the University of Munich in Germany. His Holiness greeted all the physicians and people working in the field of medicine who gathered from different countries to participate in this important event. […]

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Sermons Delivered by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Germany

October 26, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/10/17 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening assembly of the “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” Conference on October 20, 2017, in Berlin Your Holinesses, Eminences, Graces, Very […]

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A Review on the Gathering of Oriental Orthodox Primates in Germany

October 23, 2017 Featured

Prepared by – George Alexander (For the Department of Church Research and Studies) – OCP Society -23/10/17 Primates of Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) – His Holiness Pope & Patriarch Tawadros II –of Alexandria, His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch, His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos-Patriarch of Armenia and His Holiness Baselious Paulose II […]

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Ecumenical Service at Berliner Dom

October 23, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in an Ecumenical prayer for the Christians of the Middle East held at the Evangelical Church in Berlin. Heads of the Oriental Orthodox churches, the Evangelical church as well as other church leaders also attended the prayer. In his sermon, His Holiness acknowledged […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Meet Head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

October 22, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Grace Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)-Council. The meeting was also attended by Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, […]

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Opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future”

October 21, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” which is held in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

October 19, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme […]

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Orthodox Cross Removed from the Cover of “Weideglück” Product

October 13, 2017 Featured

By Manfred K. Böhm – OCP News Service – Germany – 13/10/17 Rüsselsheim / Germany: It was found that on the packaging of the product “Weideglück Sahne Joghurt nach griechischer Art “, produced by Weideglück – Milchwerke Schwaben , Germany, the crosses on the blue domes of the well-known Orthodox churches of Santorini were removed. The […]

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Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov) Reposes in the Lord

October 9, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 9/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ At 3:15 pm on October 5, 2017, Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov), resident and clergyman of St Job of Pochaev Monastery in Munich, reposed in the Lord at the age of 64. Fr Evfimy’s monastic-rite funeral will […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel

October 2, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/10/17 On September 25, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the victory of the Christian-Democratic Alliance in the Bundestag elections. “By Your wise guidance, Germany can overcome all the […]

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ARCHBISHOP THEOPHAN OF BERLIN AND GERMANY REPOSES IN THE LORD

September 12, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 12/91/7 Pic – Photo: foma.ru +Memory Eternal+ The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today, in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page. “It’s hard for me to gather […]

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Practical Aspects of Observing Monastic Vows in an Urban Monastery

September 4, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2017 Speech by Abbess Maria (Sidiropoulos) of St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany, of the German Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, read at the round table “Particilarities of Monastic Life in Urban Monasteries” […]

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