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Holy Qurbana Echoes the Armenian Way in Colaba Church

August 9, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 9/8/17 (Armenian – Indian Orthodox Churches) Arriving in Mumbai as traders in the late 17th Century and early 18th Century, Armenians built a Church nestled in the lanes of Fort. Named St Peter’s Orthodox Church, it was built in 1796 by Armenians. Besides Kolkata, where they continue to be in large numbers, presence […]

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Delegation from the Regional Episcopal Synod in India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Regional Holy Synod of India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal Synod in India, and included their Eminences: Mor […]

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Holy Qurobo – Feast of Transfiguration – SYGG 2017

August 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Transfiguration and the Feast of Mor Gabriel at the SYGG 2017. Their Eminences: Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Nicodemus Daoud […]

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Syriac Orthodox Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 23, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Themotheos Thomas, Metropolitan of Kottayam, and Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, headed a delegation from Kerala and met His […]

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Nine People Die, 200 Get Food Poisoning at After-Church Feast in India

May 31, 2017 News
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Sputinknews – 31/5/17 At least nine people died after eating rice and pork at an after-church holiday in the Indian state of Meghalaya. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least nine people died and over 200 got food poisoning after eating rice and pork at an after-church holiday in the Indian state of Meghalaya, local media reported […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Vice-President of India

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India and President of the Upper House of Parliament. Vice President Hamid Ansari was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. […]

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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal Features Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom

April 6, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 6/4/17) Ecumenical News Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: Download from SCRIBD The April 2017 issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global […]

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Syriac Orthodox Seminarians Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

March 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service-22/3/17- Syriac-Orthodox – Indian Orthodox Malankara Churches Special Courtesy- Aby Mathew. Kottayam- Kerala-India: Pictures from the visit of Final year students of the Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Semianry- Mulanthurithy, Kerala) made a fraternal visit at the Indian Orthodox Seminary (OTS -Kottayam, Kerala). The Syriac Orthodox Seminary in Mulanthuruthy belongs to […]

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HISTORIC BLESSING OF THE NEW ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST CONVENT IN INDIA

March 4, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East – March 2017 On Sunday 19th February 2017, the Indian Archdiocese of the Assyrian Church of the East celebrated a momentous milestone in its history with the opening and blessing of the “H.H. Mar Dinkha IV Assyrian Convent” in Kalathode, Thrissur, Kerala. The blessing was conducted by His Beatitude Dr […]

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INDIAN CHRISTIAN MAN DIES AFTER BEING FORCED TO STAND 17 HOURS IN FREEZING POND WITH WIFE

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/2/17 Bartu Urawn lived in the tribal Indian village of Kubuaa where the people worship according to the native religion of Sarna Dharam. Thus, when Urawn and his family converted to Christianity ten years ago, they became targets of hate and oppression. Urawn died last month after he and his wife were forced […]

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Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan’s from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/2/17 Arrival of a delegation of 17 Diocesan Metropolitans from our Syriac Orthodox Church in India headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Holy Synod of India, as per the direction of His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of our church, […]

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PMG Chair of M.G. University Honours Orthodox Journalist Joice Thottackad

January 25, 2017 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 25/1/17 Writings of Joice Thottackad The Paulose Mar Gregorious Chair of the Mahatma Gandhi University has honoured Joice Thottackad (renowned Orthodox Christian Journalist in India) for his outstanding contributions in the field of Orthodox Christian publishing. Joice Thottackad has made enormous effort in publishing and popularizing the teachings of the late […]

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364th Anniversary of  the Leaning Cross Oath – The Historic Orthodox Christian Revolt against Roman Catholic & Western Imperial Domination

January 15, 2017 Featured News
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Visit the wbeiste here: “ By the Father, Son and Holy Ghost that henceforth we would not adhere to the Franks, nor accept the faith of the Pope of Rome, nor any foreign rule.” – From the Event of Leaning Cross Oath of 1653. On January 16th, 2016 Orthodox Christians in India commemorate the 364th anniversary […]

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90,000 CHRISTIANS KILLED IN 2016, NUMBERS COULD INCREASE IN 2017

January 4, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/1/17 2016 was a deadly year for being a Christian. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, which monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, around 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith throughout the year, reports ABC News. Another 500 to 600 million are hindered from practicing their faith freely, […]

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Dr Martin Tamcke, Friend of Oriental Christianity, Honoured by Federal Republic of Germany

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Dr. K.M. George – MOTV- 7/12/16 Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Tamcke, Director and professor at the Department of Ecumenical and Inter-Cultural Theology and Oriental Church- and Mission History at Goettingen University, Germany, has received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany conferred by the Federal President. This is an occasion […]

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‘In His Master’s Path’ – New Book on Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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23/11/16 A new book on the late lamented Metropolitan Paulose Mar Gregorious (Gregory of the East) titled ‘In His Master’s Path’ has been published by Sophia Books. Purchase from Amazon -UK here: (£ 5.62) www.amazon.co.uk/His-Masters-Path-Gregorios-Follower/dp/1540331075 Purchase from Create Space- USA here: ($ 7.00 ) www.createspace.com/6708827 Please contact – johnkunnathu@gmail.com for purchase in India. More on […]

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Berakah – Harvest Festival – Kuwait 2016

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Berakah – Harvest Festival held in Kuwait. He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin, Mor Severius Kuriakose, Chief Metropolitan […]

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85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait

November 20, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – November 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the event organized to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait (NECK). He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias Arrives in India

November 19, 2016 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip -OCP News Service- 19/11/16 (Ethiopian – Indian Orthodox Churches) Kerala- India: His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias and the Ethiopian Orthodox delegation has arrived in India. The Primate of the Church of Ethiopia and the delegation was received by His Grace Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilose and His Grace Metropolitan Geevarghese Yulios at the […]

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Blessing of New Assyrian Cross Chapel in Kerala

November 18, 2016 Featured News
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – November 2016 Kerala-India: Snapshots from the recent blessing of the newly constructed Cross Chapel. This beautiful Chapel is located at the entrance to the Seminary of the Church of the East in Kerala, India. The Seminary grounds also host a rubber plantation, large expanses of organic […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

November 12, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation of Archbishops from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Deevanasios Geevarghese, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Gethsimon Dayro, Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Malecuriz and Simhasana Metropolitan of Northern Region, Mor Athanasius Geevargis, Metropolitan […]

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