Top Russian Cleric Spotlights Ordeal of Christian Minority in Middle East

May 14, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 In a meeting with US Vice President on Thursday, Russian Metropolitan Hilarion discussed the hardships of Christians in the Middle East, stressing that Russia is the only party thaey can rely on as of now. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia’s military action in Syria has helped save lives, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations […]

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Clerical Ordinations in Australia – Assyrian Church of the East

April 16, 2017 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – April 2017 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has elevated three priests to higher holy orders and ordained two priests for the Archdiocese. On Sunday 26th March His Beatitude elevated Rev’d Fr Korkis Toma to the ranking of Cor-bishop at St Abdisho’s […]

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March 30, 2017 Featured
Screen-Shot-2013-07-26-at-9.17.36-AM – 30/3/17 President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings in Italy and in other Western European countries have grown lately, which likely reflects Europeans’ reactions to Russia’s protection of the Syrian Christian population, said Andrea Gianotti, the director of the Italian Institute of Eurasian Studies. Gianotti participated in the thirteenth international conference of the Foundation for […]

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Why You Should Eat Like the Ancient Assyrians Ate

March 26, 2017 News
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By Sarah Conway -AINA- March 207 Atorina Zomaya, the spirited founder of Assyrian Kitchen, is making ancient foods a modern phenomenon. As part of the Chicago-based interactive cooking project, Zomaya hosts popular cooking classes with Assyriologists from the University of Chicago to share 6,000 years of Assyrian culinary tradition with her students. Zomaya’s site also […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

March 14, 2017 Featured

AINA – Bar Daisan – 14/3/17 Munich (AINA) — The future of Christians in the Middle East was the subject of a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, held on 17-19 of February. Organized by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the panel was titled “What future do Christians have in the Middle East?” and focused on […]

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Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

January 24, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists […]

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Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

December 27, 2016 Featured News

The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. […]

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“Christians in Iraq needs International Support & Protection for Survival” – Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin

December 1, 2016 Featured News

AllpointsTV – November – December 2016 – Assyrian Church of the East Global: Mar Paulus Benjamin , Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of America for the Assyrian Church of the East has just recently returned from Iraq and tells of what he saw and discusses what he hopes to see develop to […]

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New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published

November 28, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 28/11/16 (AINA) — A new English book titled ‘Year of the Sword – The Assyrian Genocide, A History’ has been published by Prof. Joseph Yacoub, an emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, France. The book is an English edition of the French book published last year and titled “Qui s’en souviendra […]

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ISIS Breaks into Christian Coffins, Desecrates Corpses and Crosses

November 22, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 22/11/16 A human rights group recently published photos documenting the Islamic State’s fanatical and virulent hate for Christians — even dead ones.  The photos show the Christian cemetery of Qarqoosh, Iraq that was vandalized by the Islamic group. Among other things, the jihadis opened coffins and desecrated the remains of the dead– in the picture below, […]

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‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (RT EXCLUSIVE)

November 22, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com- 22/11/16 In an exclusive interview with RT, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, shared his ideas on the difficult situations of Christians in the Middle East, the US presidential election, and European multiculturalism. RT: Your Holiness, first of all, let me congratulate you on your upcoming birthday. Thank you for taking […]

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November 11, 2016 Featured News
251138-b – 11/11/16 On October 30, 2016, several Christians gathered inside a church in the town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq. The church walls are now blackened from fire. The first service was celebrated here after the events of 2014 when the “Islamic State” terrorist group occupied the town. In the large-scale operation to liberate Mosul […]

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Separate Assyrian Churches From State, Says Assyrian Confederation of Europe

November 11, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Confederation of Europe – 11/11/16 The Assyrian Confederation of Europe is concerned by the growing influence of churches in Assyrian politics in Iraq, which has been revealed in recent developments. Recent meetings on the subject of the future of the Nineveh Plain conducted in Iraq between Assyrian political groups have been initiated and attended by […]

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Pope Francis Condemns Mass Killing of Children in Iraq

October 24, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 24/10/16 Pope Francis is concerned about the Mosul civilians killings, local media reports. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pope Francis is concerned about the developments in Iraq, especially in Mosul, where civilians, including children, are reported to be killed, local media reports. “In these dramatic hours, I am close to the entire population of Iraq, especially that of the city of Mosul … […]

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The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President

October 12, 2016 Featured News

AINA –  Nahren Anweya – 12/10/16 (AINA) — In November Americans will head to the polls to vote for his or her preferred presidential candidate. Meanwhile, the persecuted Assyrian Christians and Yazidis both here and in Iraq will be trembling at the mere thought of another four years of a silent administration allowing a modern […]

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ISIS demolishes Assyrian church in culture-rich Nineveh, Iraq

October 12, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com – 12/10/16 Also Read: ISIS Destroy Assyrian Church in Iraq Islamic State has demolished an Assyrian church in Karmlis, a town outside Mosul, Iraq. The group used multiple charges inside the building, which joins dozens of other Assyrian churches and prized archaeological heritage sites in Nineveh Governorate. The terrorists “detonated a number of explosive […]

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Dutch Parliament Holds Hearing on Assyrians in Iraq

October 8, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 8/10/16 The Hague (AINA) — A hearing on the situation of Assyrians in Iraq was held at the Dutch Parliament on Thursday. Participants included representatives from seven Dutch political parties and three Assyrian representatives from Iraq, Ashur Sargon Eskrya, Yacoub Gewargis and Dr. Srood Maqdasi. The Assyrian representatives called attention to the continuing […]

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Assyrian Women’s Conference Issues Appeal for Aid

October 3, 2016 Featured News

AINA – October 2016 Brussels (AINA) — An International Assyrian Women’s Conference was held in Brussels on September 29. Representatives from Europe and the Middle East attended the conference and addressed the issue of violence against Assyrians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria. The participants called attention to the ISIS genocide of Assyrians and […]

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General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness discussed with Rev. Fr. Huttunen the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria […]

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Assyrian Delegation Attends Conference on Religious Freedom in Washington – D.C.

August 22, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church News – August 2016 At the invitation of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and with the express blessing of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, a delegation of the Assyrian Church attended the Conference: “Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under the Islamic […]

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India Archdiocese Youth Conference 2016 and Visit of Assyrian Bishops to Thrissur – Kerala

August 22, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Church News – August 2016 The Youth Conference – 2016 organised under the auspices of the Arch-diocese of India was held from 21st to 24thJuly 2016 at Thrissur, Kerala. ‘Get Up! Don’t be afraid’ (Matthew 17:7), one of the most emboldening words of Jesus to his disciples was the theme chosen for the conference […]

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