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Sunday of Holy Pentecost

May 28, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 28/5/18 Introduction The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Meets Faithful at Puthencruz

May 25, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the crowds of the faithful who gathered after the Holy Qurobo in the Patriarchal Center in Puthencruz to meet His Holiness and receive his blessings. His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, welcomed His Holiness and said that he wishes […]

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Voting Open for the IAO International Icon Painting Competition

May 5, 2018 Featured

IAO – 5/5/18 Voting Link here The evaluation of the participants of the international icon painting competition on theme The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The second phase of the international icon painting competition on theme The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was completed. We wish to give you the opportunity to view and evaluate the icons […]

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Easter Message of His Holiness Karekin II

April 2, 2018 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/4/18 THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II- SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, April 1, 2018). In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy […]

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Being ‘Avataras’ of Christ – Paschal Message by Lecturer Cincy Mariyamma Thomas of STOTS- Nagpur

March 31, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – Cincy Mariyamma Thomas – Lecturer at STOTS Nagpur (Faculty of Religions) – 31/1/18 Chris is Risen! He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Christ himself had spoken that, “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11:25, and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 12, 2018 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 12/3/18 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical love, blessings, and congratulations to our mothers, sisters, and daughters on the occasion of March 8. This significant event is another occasion to reassess the indispensable role of women, mothers, sisters, and daughters in our people’s lives. […]

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Worship God By Looking After Your Physical Health

February 27, 2018 Featured

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 2/2/18 All Christians are aware of the importance of the soul above all else, with 82% of believers in heaven understanding that humans exist there only spiritually and not physically. However, this can be dangerous and lead to the neglect of the body. Physical health can show your commitment to […]

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Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

January 14, 2018 Featured

FrontPage Magazine – Raymond Ibrahim – January 2018 What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a […]

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Review of the Book ‘Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil ‘ by John D Kunnath

December 14, 2017 Featured

OCP News Service – 14/12/17  Jonhn Kunnath’s Malayalam Book Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Amazon Link for purchase: Amazon Link to John D Kunnath’s Author Page: The latest book by Mr. John D Kunnath in Malayalam discusses at reasonable depth the true meaning of Kingdom of Heaven. The book is worked out in […]

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‘Our Father’ in Aramaic – the language of Christ – Video Song

October 28, 2017 Featured

إكليروس الكنيسة الكاثوليكية – 28/10/17 Our Father in Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ. Source:

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CHURCHES OF MA’LOULA LOOTED BY MILITANTS BEING RESTORED IN SYRIA

September 16, 2017 Featured

Orthodoxchristian.com – 16/9/17 Ma’loula, Syria – The Ma’loula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. “The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The […]

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THE CHURCH OF THE TEN LEPERS IN THE TOWN OF BURQIN

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – By Heba Hrimat – July 2017 In a town that merely inhabits in its humble neighbourhoods 68 scattered Christians alongside their 7000 Muslim cohabitants, lies one of the world’s oldest Churches, a few metres away from the historic centre of the town of Burqin on top of a downhill. The […]

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What do the Orthodox Believe

April 20, 2017 Featured

MOTV – Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) – April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: “in whom do we put our trust?” “Believe” is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many […]

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All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

April 17, 2017 Featured

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to […]

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Norwegian Church Receives State Funding to Teach Healing, Prophesying

April 13, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 13/4/17 A Norwegian Lutheran Church has received state support for new courses in supernatural disciplines, such as healing and clairvoyance. Needless to say, this paranormal offer has raised eyebrows among more skeptical Norwegians. The Lutheran IMI Church, which is located in the city of Stavanger and already runs a “bible school” named Acta, was recently […]

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Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

March 22, 2017 Featured

RT.com – 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration […]

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Is the Theology of the Assyrian Church Nestorian?

March 4, 2017 Featured

Bethkokheh.assyrianchurch.org – March 2017 This paper was originally given at the First Non-Official Consultation on Dialogue within the Syriac Tradition, held in Vienna between June 24th – 29th 1994 under the auspices of the Pro Oriente Foundation. It was later published in the record of proceedings of the Consultation and edited on behalf of the Pro […]

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Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded for second time in 2 weeks

February 25, 2017 Featured

RT.Com – 25/2/17 A Jesus Christ statue was beheaded for the second time in as many weeks outside an Indianapolis church as part of an ongoing wave of religious vandalism, according to local reports. The statue stands outside the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis and was decapitated for the first time two weeks ago. […]

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The Festival of Timket – 2017

January 26, 2017 Featured News

Eotcmk.org – 26/1/17 ‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”. The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) with processions of priests carrying replicas […]

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PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

January 21, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia’s Ministry […]

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V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum concludes works in Paris

January 14, 2017 News
V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum concludes its works in Paris

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 14/1/17 The V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum held its works in Paris from 9 January to 12 January 2017. His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe, represented the Romanian Orthodox Church. The venue of the meeting was Missions Étrangères de Paris. The meeting was co-presided by […]

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