Resurrection: Russian woman missing for 24 yrs escapes from religious cult with her 3 kids

RT- June 2016 A woman who ran away from home as a teenager and was pronounced dead has been found in the Russian city of Tula – alive and the mother of three. Over the two dozen years she had been missing, she was a member of a religious cult, but managed to escape. READ MORE: Moscow ...

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

April 2014 DAMASCUS - The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual. At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church – just a few minutes walk from a school where a mortar attack killed several children and ...

“Devil’s mark” is beheld in Georgia

Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza 2/10/13 In Tbilisi a big protest against ID-cards took place near the Justice House. The protest was organized by “the Orthodox Council” whose leaders state that cards “contain the Number of the Beast and the Antichrist’s mark.” The Ministry of Justice, Tea Tsulukiani, officially addressed the Holy Synod of Georgian Orthodox ...

Georgia Removes “666” from ID Cards

Giorgi Lomsadze - June 2013 When Tea Tsulukiani became Georgia’s justice minister her task seemed tough, but straightforward: Take former corrupt officials to task and build an apolitical, widely trusted institution. She worked hard, and, finally, made a chilling discovery: Many of Georgia's government-issued personal IDs contain the number 666, which is, of course, the mark of the ...

Georgia church declares ID cards ‘Satan-free’

AFP 6/7/2012 TBILISI - Georgia's powerful Orthodox Church has assured believers that the ex-Soviet state's new electronic identity cards do not carry the mark of Satan after being petitioned by worried worshippers. "The Holy Synod states that from the point of view of theological and ecclesiastical teachings, ID cards as they exist today do not represent the mark ...

Dannebohm Appointed to Decani Monastery Relief Fund Board of Directors

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) 11/8/2011 The Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes announced today that J. Basil Dannebohm, a student of Orthodox Christian Theology and business professional residing in Denver, Colorado has been appointed as Executive Assistant to the President of the Board of Directors for the Decani Monastery Relief Fund. Based in Boise, Idaho, the Decani Monastery Relief ...

Greek Christians battle over new ID cards

28/3/2011 Thousands of Orthodox citizens of Greece hit the streets of Athens on Sunday to protest against the introduction of new identity cards. They perceive the plastic cards with microchip as the fulfilling prophecy of the Apocalypse. The trouble revolves around the proposal to strip all references to religion from new National ID card. The clergy also deem ...

Greek protesters decry ‘mark of the beast’ ID Cards

The Associated Press 6/2/2011 ATHENS — More than 2,000 Orthodox Christian fundamentalists have gathered at Syntagma Square in central Athens to protest at a government plan to issue new electronic ID cards that would include biometric data. The protesters charge that the state aims at tighter control over its citizens and many believe that the design of the ...

Egypt Church issues first Conversion Certificate

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has for the first time issued a certificate of conversion to a Muslim-born Christian, his lawyer said, in a country where religious conversion is highly sensitive.Maher al-Gohari, who is seeking to change his religion on his official documents from Muslim to Christian was asked by a court to ...