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

March 22, 2017 Featured
58d127c5c3618852258b4569 – 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
MarAprem – 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
timket-choirin-ethiopia – 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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Patriarch Daniel, in Christmas sermon: Birth of Christ – God’s programme for life of the world

December 28, 2016 Featured News

Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – 28/12/16 The birth of Christ represents God’s programme for the life of the world, for salvation or its release from sin and death and its leading to the eternal life of the Kingdom of Heaven, said the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, in his Christmas […]

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Saint Stephen of Decani and Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland

November 29, 2016 News

Church of Serbia- 29/11/16 On Thursday, 24 November 2016, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. A substantial gathering of worshippers came to liturgically honor the memory of St. Stephen of Dechani and to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, beginning with the […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias at Niranam Church

November 24, 2016 Featured News

MOTV- 24/11/16 Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia visited the Ancient Church of Niranam established by St.Thomas the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Source:    

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

November 23, 2016 Featured News

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) Purchase from Create Space- USA here: ($ 7.00 ) Please contact – for purchase in India. More on […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon discusses persecution of Christians with Billy Graham Association representative

November 12, 2016 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – November 2016 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed the Rev. Viktor Hamm, Executive Assistant of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America on Thursday, November 10, 2016. During the course of the meeting, the Rev. Hamm extended an invitation to Metropolitan Tikhon to attend and […]

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Tomb of Christ Uncovered: Can Science Prove Events From Gospel Were Real?

October 31, 2016 Featured News

Spuntniknews – 31/10/16 Modern archeological discoveries are convincing enough to make skeptics believe that Biblical events are more than just the fruit of someone’s imagination, several leading experts told RIA Novosti. For the first time in five centuries, archaeologists opened Christians’ holiest spot – the tomb of Jesus Christ located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old […]

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Jesus’ ‘Burial Slab’ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries

October 28, 2016 Featured News

Around TV – 28/10/16 Read: Jesus Christ’s ‘burial slab’ uncovered during restoration Exclusive: Christ’s Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ. JERUSALEM, ISRAELFor the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original […]

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“Mama Maggie” Shares Gospel

October 27, 2016 Featured News

SVOTS – 27/10/16 When “Mama Maggie” Gobran spoke Friday evening, October 22, on our seminary campus, she not only shared the wisdom of the gospel—she embodied it. Through the extraordinary witness of her own life, which is lived among destitute people in Cairo, Egypt’s teeming slums, she humbly but liberally shared the spiritual treasures she […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Diplomatic Corps Accredited to Armenia

October 23, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On October 18, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with the Accredited Heads of Diplomatic Missions to the Republic of Armenia. As part of the program “Ambassadors Without Borders”, the meeting was held in the Yerevan residence of the Lebanese Ambassador. Mr. […]

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Mathematics and Science ‘Will Prove God Exists’ Says Well-Known Artificial Intelligence Researcher

October 2, 2016 Featured News

By Dan Wooding – Founder of ASSIST News Service – 2/10/16 AUSTRALIA (ANS – October 1, 2016) – Australia-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher, Alan Metcalfe, who is President/CEO of Safe Worlds TV, has said this week that, “just as every voter in an election knows that it is the economy, stupid, Christians and the World […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Cross is the sign of the never ending love Of God for humans, higher than humans’ understanding of God

September 15, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Cross of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, represents the love of God shown to the humans in a world full of hate and violence, Patriarch Daniel said in the sermon delivered Sunday, 11 September 2016, in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude explained the […]

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Romanian Patriarchate – Patriarch Daniel: This Feast Shows us that Man Is Not Made for Grave but for Eternal Life

August 12, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord is a feast of light, joy, a feast that shows us our ultimate future, namely that man is not made for grave, but for eternal life, not for darkness, but for the never setting light of the Kingdom of […]

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Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) Visits Catholicate Palace & the Ancient Church of Niranam

August 2, 2016 Featured News

OCP News Service – 2/8/16 Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – Jerusalem Patriarchate Also Read: Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) on a Visit to the Indian Orthodox Church Kerala- India: Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) Visits Catholicate Palace (Headquaters of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) & the Ancient Church of Niranam established by St.Thomas […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Kindness of Christ liberates Humans from the Demons’ Malice”

July 31, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency- July 2016 The purpose of the life on the earth is to reach the eternal heavenly life obeying the Word of God, attending the religious services, partaking the Holy Eucharist and doing good deeds according to the will of God, the Patriarch of Romanian said in the sermon delivered today […]

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Solemn Commemoration Service Five Years Since The Passing Away Of Father Arsenie Papacioc

July 20, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Romanian Basilica Orthodox News Agency- 20/7/16 Tuesday, 19 July 2016, it is five years since the passing away of Father Arsenie Papacioc. On this occasion, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrated today, 16 July 2016, after the Divine Liturgy, a solemn commemoration service at Saint Mary – Techirghiol Monastery, patriarchal stavropegial […]

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