ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE HEADS OF CHURCHES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR PASCHAL VISIT

Holy City of Jerusalem, 7 May 2013 Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Dear Fathers, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed? Al-Masiach qam! Hakken qam! We welcome you today with the Paschal greeting that echoes down the ages and is the great affirmation of the victory of God over our human death. This is the ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES HEADS OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE GULF COUNTRIES

On Friday 16 November 2012, the Heads of 22 Christian communities, established in the countries of the Gulf region, visited His Holiness Aram I. Bishop Shahé Panossian, the Pontifical Delegate of the Catholicosate of Cilicia for the Gulf countries, accompanied the delegation. The representatives were in Lebanon upon the invitation of the Middle East Council ...

DNA bolsters Bulgaria’s John the Baptist bones claim

A Bulgarian East-Orthodox priest holds up a box containing bones, believed to be the relics of John the Baptist, in front golden-domed “Alexander Nevski” cathedral in Sofia, November 12, 2010. The bones, discovered earlier this year in excavation works in the town of Sozopol on the Black Sea coast, will be displayed in “Alexander Nevski” cathedral for several days. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Estelle Shirbon Reuters 17/6/2012 LONDON (Reuters) - Bulgaria's claim to have unearthed six bones belonging to John the Baptist has received a boost from scientists who have concluded after dating them and analyzing their genetic code that they could indeed be relics of the man who baptized Jesus. A Bulgarian East-Orthodox priest holds up a box containing ...

COMMON DECLARATION BY THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES

THE MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Cairo, Egypt 14 November 2011 In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. H.H. Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, H.H. Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I, Patriarch of Antioch and all ...