Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 10/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During their meeting, His Holiness conveyed to His Beatitude Easter greetings and discussed several church issues. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the ...

CHRISTIANS PROTEST AGAINST ILLEGITIMATE CHURCH TAXATION DECISION BY JERUSALEM MUNICIPALITY

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 4/17, 2018, hundreds of Christians rallied in support of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the rest of the Jerusalem Churches against the recent tax measures (Arnona) imposed by the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality on the Holy Churches and their adjacent buildings. These tax measures are a flagrant violation of ...

APPEAL OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

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Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 11/9/17 The Heads of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem, having completed their mission at their meeting on Friday 12th/25th August 2017, at the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate, under His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos have made an urgent appeal today 23rd August/5th September 2017, for the protection of the property of Christians, ...

The first Divine Liturgy at St. Paisios Church in Jermana – Damascus

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East - 8/2/17 First Orthodox Church in the name of St. Paisios consecrated and opened in Damascus by His Beatitude John X of Antioch and All East. His Beatitude John X presided over the first divine liturgy supported by their eminences : - Bishop Mousa Alkhoury - Bishop Luke Alkhoury - ...

The Divine Liturgy at the Marial Cathedral

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East - 28/11/16 Patriarchal Divine Liturgy was held at Marial Cathedral on 27/11/16. Patriarch John X of Antioch was the chief celebrant. The Primate was assisted by Metropolitans. Large number of faithful took part in the Divine service. Source:  

The meeting of His Beatitude John X with the General Assembly Secretariat of the Orthodox Youth Movement

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East - 28/11/16 His Beatitude John X meets with the General Secretariat of the Orthodox Youth Movement Nov. 24 - 2016-11-25 The meeting which took place in the beginning of the yearly assembly of the orthodox youth movement, was inaugurated by His Beatitude John X at the evening Vespers at ...

NO RUNNING WATER FOR TWO MILLION SYRIANS IN WAR-RAVAGED ALEPPO

IOCC- August - September 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Two million people in Aleppo, Syria have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian ...

SYRIAN FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HASAKEH

IOCC-  August- September 2016 It was only a year ago that Syrian families living in besieged villages near the city of Hasakeh sought refuge there and humanitarian relief from IOCC and its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. IOCC is once again responding to the urgent needs of Syrian ...

Russian Orthodox Church to Respond to Pan-Orthodox Council’s Message

www.sputniknews.com - June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church studies the Pan-Orthodox Council's message and will respond following the survey of the document, according to a source in the Russian Orthodox Church. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church is studying the Pan-Orthodox Council's message and will prepare a response on this issue, a source in the Russian Orthodox ...

Orthodox Church to Continue Dialogue With Other Churches

www.sputniknews.com - June 2016 The Orthodox Church strives for maintaining inter-religious dialogue, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Orthodox Church intends to maintain inter-religious dialogue in order to promote relations with other churches, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. "… our Church attaches great importance to dialogue, primarily with non Orthodox Christians. Sober inter-religious dialogue helps significantly ...

Orthodox Church Condemns Middle East Hostility, Desecration of Monuments

  www.sputniknews.com  - 27/6/16 Orthodox Church strongly condemned Middle East hostilities. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Orthodox Church has condemned hostilities in the Middle East, urged to stop expulsion of people and destruction of christian monuments, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church said in a message released on Sunday. "The Orthodox Church unequivocally condemns the extension of military violence, the expulsion and murder of members of religious minorities. She denounces ...

Serbian Church Has No Plans to Leave Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete

www.sputniknews.com - 23/6/16 The Serbian Orthodox Church is not planning to leave the ongoing Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete, one of the Council's participants said Tuesday. KOLYMVARI (Sputnik) — Preparations for the Council took over 50 years as it was set to become the first meeting of the heads all the Orthodox churches ...

The ‘Orthodox Dilemma’ echoes innocent & rightful questions on the unity of the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

OCP Publications- Brief Review of The Orthodox Dilemma- 14/5/16 Buy Hardcopies at Amazon and Lulu bookstore Amazon – ($12.00) http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-George-Alexander/dp/1329629787 Lulu (25% discount) –  ($9.00) http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/the-orthodox-dilemma/paperback/product-22650819.html Kindle Copies https://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-Reflections-Pan-Orthodox-Concilliar-ebook/dp/B017P1RFBS The ‘Orthodox Dilemma’ echoes innocent and rightful questions on the unity of the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and gives mature reflections, suggestions and an honest call to global pan-orthodox Christian ...

Orthodox Easter 2016 Celebrated in Seychelles

Church of Serbia- May 2016 Christ is Risen, Indeed He is Risen ! Christos Anesti, Alithos Anesti! Христос Васкрсе, Ваистину Васкрсе! This joyous exclamations could be heard from the Conference room in Berjaya Beau Vallon Hotel where Orthodox faithful gathered to celebrate in a service, The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, on Sunday 01st of May.<--break-> ">This joyous ...

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem Meets Former Patriarch Irenaios of Jerusalem

Getty Images - March 2016 Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III (R) is greeted by the former ousted Patriarch of Jerusalem, monk Irenaios (L) upon the occasion of the Patriarchs name day in a rare meeting between erstwhile foes after 11 years of detachment and a self-imposed confinement of the latter, on March 22, 2016 during ...

Emergency Medical Aid Fills Need for Care of Syrians

A relief worker from IOCC Syria partner, DERD, comforts Ali, 11, after emergency surgery to remove shrapnel embedded in his skull from an explosion near his home in Homs, Syria. IOCC is providing lifesaving and disability-preventing surgeries for thousands of Syrians like Ali. Photo: Rasha Kaba/IOCC

www.iocc.org - February 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent need for medical assistance in Syria. The number of injured people continues to rise due to the escalating violence brought on by five years of civil war, with UN estimates that over 250,000 people have been killed and more ...

A Tragic Incident at the Church of St Andrew – Lattakia

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - December 2015 From the Archdiocese of Lattakia's Facebook page in Arabic, posted on November 28, 2015 here.  "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:14) In a tragic incident that took place yesterday evening, a young man threw a ...

Patriarch John X Blesses Humanitarian Work of IOCC

July- August 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Speaking on behalf of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America as Episcopal Liaison to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas welcomed Patriarch John X of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the ...

Israeli Lawyer Wins 2.9M USD in Case Against Greek Orthodox Church

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Ioanna Zikakou - Greek Reporter - May- June 2015 An Israeli court ordered the Greek Orthodox Church to pay a total of 2.9 million dollars in fees owed to a local lawyer. The sum will cover the costs of cases dating back to 2002. - Israeli lawyer Moshe Lipke claimed that the Church owed him 11.3 million shekels for ...

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Clergy of Jerusalem on Reforming the Patriarchate

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Clergy for Revival - 28/7/14 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit We denounce Israel's genocidal war on Gaza. We condemn the forced expulsion of the Christians of Mosul in Iraq. We pray for peace in Syria, neighboring countries, and the Arab world as a whole. We ...

Palm Sunday at the Mariamite Cathedral in Damascus

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Anthioch and All East - 14/4/14 His Beatitude, John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, presided over the Divine Liturgy of Palm Sunday in the Mariamite Cathedral in Damascus. His Grace Bishop Efraim (Malouli), priests and deacons participated in the liturgy. A large congregation of the faithful filled the Cathedral. At ...