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“THE WEST IS ABANDONING GOD,” PAT. KIRILL TELLS NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world, reportspatriarchia.ru. Welcoming the guest, Pat. Kirill noted that the Russian Church […]

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Sermons Delivered by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Germany

October 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/10/17 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening assembly of the “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” Conference on October 20, 2017, in Berlin Your Holinesses, Eminences, Graces, Very […]

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Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities

August 7, 2017 News
Basem Bello (center), the Assyrian mayor of Tel Kepe, north Iraq, was illegally removed from his office by the Kurdish authorities on August 3.

AINA – 7/8/17 Tel Kepe, North Iraq (AINA) — The mayor of Tel Kepe, Basim Bello, was removed from his office on August 3 by the Nineveh Provincial Council. Mr. Bello is the second Assyrian mayor in three weeks to be illegally removed from his office by the Kurdish authorities. The Assyrian Mayor of Alqosh, […]

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Assyrians in North Iraq Reject Second Mayor Appointed By Kurds

August 1, 2017 News
Lara Yousif, an Assyrian and a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, waving a Kurdish flag. She was appointed the mayor of Alqosh, an Assyrian town in north Iraq, despite the protestations of the residents.

AINA – July – August 2017 Alqosh, North Iraq (AINA) — The residents of Alqosh, an Assyrian town in north Iraq, have again rejected the new mayor appointed by the Nineveh Province Council, an entity controlled by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The new mayor, Alqosh resident Lara Yousif, […]

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Acts of Faith: Refugees Switch to Christianity to Avoid Deportation From Finland

July 30, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 30/7/17 When in Finland, do like the Finns do. This must be the logic of Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who according to recent reports are converting to Christianity by the hundred. Many of the apostates suggest they are facing persecution as infidels, which is why returning to their home […]

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Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – July 2017 Photo Gallery: On Sunday 16th July 2017 by the grace of Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon under the leadership of His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM was blessed with the consecration of His Grace Mar Benyamin Elya as the […]

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Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis over Justice Dept objections

July 13, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 13/7/17 A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan has stopped the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, asserting jurisdiction in the case despite objections from the US Justice Department. “This Court concludes that to enforce the Congressional mandate that district courts lacks jurisdiction – despite the compelling context of this case […]

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“Our Last Stand: Saving Christianity in Iraq”

July 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – July 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II spoke at the Panel entitled: “Our Last Stand: Saving Christianity in Iraq” at the conference on the Future of Christians in Iraq. The panel was moderated by MEP Gyorgy Holvenyi. His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Very Rev. […]

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‘You are Islam’s black sheep’: 300 Austrian imams condemn ISIS terrorists

June 17, 2017 News
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RT.com – 17/6/17 Islamic clerics in Austria have produced a 9-point declaration, calling ISIS terrorists “black sheep” and urging fellow believers to play a greater role in society, days after Austria introduced a burqa ban and compulsory integration courses. 300 imams representing the mainstream Islamic Religious Authority of Austria unveiled a text that “condemns terrorist […]

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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
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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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ANALYST: PROTECTION OF SYRIAN CHRISTIANS RAISES PUTIN’S RATINGS IN EUROPE

March 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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FIRST SERVICE AFTER OCCUPATION BY ISIS CELEBRATED IN QARAQOSH, IRAQ

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 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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