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METROPOLITAN HILARION: TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUE GROWING AND SPREADING LIKE A PLAGUE

May 7, 2015 Featured News

On May 2, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion as presenter of the Church and the World TV program had as his guest the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters. Christ is Risen! In these Paschal days, the mental eyes of many Orthodox faithful are directed to […]

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CLARIFYING SENATOR CRUZ’S WALK AWAY FROM MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIAN SUMMIT

September 13, 2014 Featured News

CONTACT:    Joseph Cella, 703-286-9677 joseph@indefenseofchristians.org – September 2014 Washington – In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to the disruption at IDC’s Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner last evening: “In 1915, a German army officer named Armin Wegner… began to document a genocide that was taking place against Armenians. Over […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

June 11, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 On 7th May 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa addressed the Conference for Religious Freedom and Security of Christian Communities in the Middle East and the Southern Mediterranean, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Greek Parliament. The Conference was convened on […]

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AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST, VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 24, 2014 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate February – 2014 On Monday the 4th/17th of February 2014, Mr Shaun Casey, Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, representative of US President Obama and mediator in the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Casey was received by His Beatitude […]

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‘IRRESPECTIVE OF DIFFICULTIES, CHRISTIANS WILL STAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAMI

May 24, 2013 Featured News

On Thursday 23 May 2013, the International Conference on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East” opened in Beirut. The conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches. Around two hundred persons from Europe, North America and Africa were invited. Rev. Masis Choboyan read the message […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE VENERABLE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN CYPRUS

September 5, 2012 Featured News

3/9/2012 On the morning of Monday 3rd September 2012,the Venerable Primates of the Churches in the Middle East, namely His Beatitude Theodoros Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theophilos Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and His Beatitude Chrysostomos Archbishop New Justinia and All Cyprus, hosted a Press Conference at the […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I PRESIDES OVER A MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (MECC)

August 27, 2012 News

On, 21 August 2012, His Holiness Aram I, one of the Presidents of the MECC, moderated an emergency meeting of the Council. The other Presidents attending the meeting were: Syriac Catholic Patriarch His Beatitude Youssef III Lahham, representing the Catholic family of churches, His Grace Mounib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran in Jordan …

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“CHRISTIAN UNITY IS AN IMPERATIVE FOR THE CHURCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST” His Holiness Aram I

June 15, 2012 News

15/6/2012 Opening Session -Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches In his opening speech, His Holiness Aram I stressed the importance of visible unity of the churches in the region despite their differences. He then spoke of the historical importance of the ecumenical movement in bringing churches together. Referring to the Middle East, […]

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ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE MEETS, ISSUES STATEMENT ON PLIGHT OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

November 4, 2011 News

By George Vogt 4/11/2011 WASHINGTON (MetroCatholic) – The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 81st meeting at St Paul’s College in Washington October 27-28. The meeting was chaired by Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. The Orthodox co-chairman since 1987, Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh, has retired, and a successor has not yet been […]

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‘THE MIDDLE EAST IS OSCILLATING BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE, UNCERTAINTY AND PROMISE’ Stated Aram I

October 16, 2011 Featured News

15/10/2011 At the University of California, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, ANTELIAS – On Saturday 15 October His Holiness Aram I spoke at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on the topic, “The future of Christianity in the Middle East.” The presentation was attended by faculty members, students, representatives of local communities and organizations and […]

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ADDRESS OF H. B. THE ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS CHRYSOSTOMOS II TO THE OPENING OF THE MIDDLE EAST INTER-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

August 18, 2011 News

Al-Salaamu ‘Aleikum, “Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν!” I greet you all in Peace. Peace is not just a word for greeting or a word signifying the absence of war. It is something more than a simple word. The notion of Peace is signifying the presence of God among people regardless their religious beliefs and consists a core value […]

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“CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST BELONG TO THESE LANDS AND SHARE THEIR HISTORY AND THE CULTURE”

November 24, 2010 Featured News

“CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST BELONG TO THESE LANDS AND SHARE THEIR HISTORY AND THE CULTURE”- Stated Aram I during his meeting with Journalists Fifteen journalists from Canada and the United States, representing different types of media, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. In his welcome speech, Catholicos Aram I talked of how […]

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THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST MEETS IN ANTELIAS

January 19, 2009 News

Following the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) on 15 January, the members of the Standing Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East, met in the evening at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, …

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