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Venerable Paphnutius the Iconographer has officially been declared a Saint

August 9, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – August 2017 Metropolitan Laurentiu of Transylvania on Sunday officially declared Venerable Paphnutius – Pârvu the Iconographer a Saint of the Orthodox Church in front of thousands of believers at Robaia Monastery within the Archdiocese of Argeş and Muscel. His Eminence Metropolitan Laurenţiu presided over the Divine Liturgy at which […]

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LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT ROUNDLY REJECTS GAY MARRIAGE

June 26, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/6/17 The Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) completely rejected a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage last week, reports the Vilinus news portal Lietuvos žinios. The vote on the bill had been delayed for at least half a year, until June 15. 29 parliamentarians voted in favor of amending the civil code, 59 against, and 20 […]

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NUMBER OF ORTHODOX INCREASE, CATHOLICS DECREASE IN CENTRAL, EASTERN EUROPE

May 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/5/17 The majority of residents of Central and Eastern Europe are Orthodox Christians, their numbers increasing while those of Catholics have been decreasing, according to new findings of the Pew Research Center. Overall, about 57% consider themselves Orthodox, including residents of ten countries with an Orthodox majority, including Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Belarus, Bulgaria, […]

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HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ALLOCATE $8 MILLION TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

March 11, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/3/17 On February 1, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government order to allocate a state grant to the Russian Orthodox Church’s Hungarian diocese for restoring and constructing new churches. Most recently, the ceremonial signing of the agreement on the transfer of funds took place on Thursday, March 9, according to the site […]

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HUNGARY ALLOCATES $8 MILLION TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

February 8, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/2/17 As previously reported, the Hungarian government announced that it would adopt a resolution at the time of President Putin’s visit to allocate funds for restoring four Orthodox churches in the country. RIA-Novosti now reports that Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government decree to allocate $8 million in state subsidies. The decree […]

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Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – June 2016 On Sunday, 5 June 2016, when we listen to the Gospel’s story of the Blind Man, with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate His Eminence Arsenios (Kardamakis) from Vienna, President of the Council of Bishops’ Conference for Austria and Director for Orthodox […]

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Iraq Passes Law Forcing Children to Convert to Religion of Muslim Parent

November 7, 2015 Featured News
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November 2015 Baghdad (AINA) — The Iraqi Parliament passed a law on October 27 that will force Christian children to become Muslims if the male parent converts to Islam or if their Christian mother marries a Muslim. Christian step-children of a Muslim father would be forced to become Muslims. The law was specified in Article […]

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On Refugees, Be ‘Wise as Serpents’

September 28, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 28/9/15 This article was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by Ralph Sidway, an Orthodox Christian researcher and writer, and author of Facing Islam: What the Ancient Church has to say about the Religion of Muhammad. He operates the Facing Islam blog. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has announced it will help migrants who have arrived in Bulgaria, but has urged […]

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His All-Holiness receives Hungarian President János Áder at the Phanar

March 17, 2015 Featured News

On Saturday, March 15, 2015, His All-Holiness received President János Áder of Hungary at the Phanar. The presidential delegation included Hungarian Ambassador to Turkey Gábor Kiss and Consul General to Istanbul Balázs Hendrich, as well as Dr. Mr. László Szőke, Ms. Anita Altorjai, Brigadier General Mr. László Szegő and Mr. Ferenc Kékesi. One year ago, […]

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THE COUNTRY OF HUNGARY DECORATES HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

December 6, 2014 Featured News

On Wednesday, the 19th of November, 2nd of December 2014, Mr Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by Mr Geza Mihályi, Hungarian Representative in Ramallah, and former Ambassador, Mr Csaba Czibere, Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Department. His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary conveyed […]

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Hungary Urges International Community to Save Iraq’s Assyrian Christians

August 11, 2014 Featured News

http://www.politics.hu – 11/814 Hungary proposes that the matter should be included in next week’s agenda of NATO’s North-Atlantic Council, Szijjarto said. Hungary will also initiate that the European Council should discuss the issue at its next session, he added. Hungary’s foreign ministry has decided to put together a contingent of aid, which will be delivered to […]

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DECORATION OF HUNGARIAN REPRESENTATIVE TO RAMALLAH

June 16, 2014 News

June 2014 On Friday the 24th of May/6th of June 2014, the Representative of Hungary to the Palestinian Autonomy in Ramallah, Mr Csaba Czibere was received by His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, on the occasion of the conclusion of his diplomatic mission. Mr Czibere thanked His Beatitude for the collaboration between the Patriarchate and […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Hungary

March 5, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On Sunday, March 2, 2014, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to Hungary for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. His All-Holiness was warmly received by Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, Minister of State for Church and Minority and Non-governmental Relations, György Hölvényi, Greek Ambassador Dimitris […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Austria

November 30, 2013 News

Ioanna Zikakou – November 2013 “The joyous anniversary of the Austrian Metropolis’ fifty years of life and offer, is a milestone in the Church’s course and a great event for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople,” said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, speaking during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Metropolis founding. The event took place […]

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Intercultural Association Macedonia Cuts Vasilopita

January 25, 2013 News

Nicky Mariam Onti – 25/1/13 The customary cutting of the Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s Cake) was celebrated in an event of the Intercultural Association Macedonia in Vienna. The Secretary of SAE, Olga Sarantopoulos  referred to the Association’s goal as perhaps one of the biggest challenges it deals with, and that is preserving the name of Macedonia […]

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Conference of European Churches deplores Azerbaijani murderer’s extradition

September 19, 2012 News

18/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Conference of European Churches (CEC) Central Committee convened its annual meeting in the Greek island of Crete on September 13 and 14. During the event, Hungary’s extradition of Ramil Safarov and his subsequent release in Azerbaijan was likewise discussed, Information System of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin reports. The Committee […]

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Armenian Americans demand Azeri axe-murderer’s re-incarceration

September 11, 2012 News

10/9/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Americans from throughout the Greater Washington DC area called Hungary’s release and Azerbaijan’s pardon and glorification of convicted axe-murderer Ramil Safarov a travesty of justice and pressed for the killer’s immediate re-incarceration, at a demonstration held in front of the Hungarian Embassy. “Hungary’s extradition of an unrepentant axe-murderer to Azerbaijan, where […]

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Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia sends protest letter to Hungarian President

September 7, 2012 News

7/9/2012 BEIRUT. – Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church addressed a letter of protest to the President of Hungary, and in connection with Ramil Safarov’s extradition by Hungary to Azerbaijan and his being granted pardon there. In his letter, the Catholicos assessed this arrangement between the Hungarian […]

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ARMENIANS OF INDIA PROTEST AGAINST HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT

September 4, 2012 News

4/9/2012 On 4th September, 2012, members of the Armenian Community of India, voiced their protest against Hungary, in front of the Hungarian Consulate in Kolkata, following the unjust release of a convicted murderer, Ramil Safarov by the Azerbaijan President after his unlawful extradition from Hungary to Azerbaijan. A petition was formally submitted to the Hungarian […]

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Orthodox Service Held in the Hungarian City of Kecskemét after 100 Years

March 14, 2012 Featured News

By Areti Kotseli 13/3/2012 Last Sunday an Orthodox Episcopal service was held in the historical church of Holy Trinity in the Hungarian city Kecskemét celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria- Exarch of Hungary and Middle Europe Arsenios , for the first time in 100 years. Kecskemét is known for its strong Hellenic presence […]

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Hungarian Parliament adds eighteen religious orders to list of officially recognized churches; 66 rejected

February 28, 2012 News

BY MTI 28/2/2012 Hungarian parliament expanded the number of recognised churches from an initial 14 to 32 on Monday. The related amendment to the law on the legal status of churches, denominations and religious communities was approved by the deputies of the ruling majority, in the absence of opposition MPs. The 18 religious communities added […]

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