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Violence Against Christian Copts in Egypt Continues Despite Fall of Muslim Brotherhood

March 27, 2014 Featured News

By Stoyan Zaimov Christian Post - 27/3/14 Violence in Egypt against Coptic Christians has continued despite the fall of former president Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, with believers still facing abductions and the government seizing their property, the Board of Inquiry in Cairo reported. The report, according to  Fides News Agency, shows that Copts, who […]

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Minister of Awqaf Condoles Demise of Patriarch Ignatius Zakak Iwas

March 25, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 25/3/14 Beirut: Syrian Minster of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohamed Abdel Sattar visited the Syrian Church headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus and delivered special message of condolences from President Bashar Al Assad on the demise of the late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas […]

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ISIL Crucifies a Young Man in Raqqa, Syria

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 - http://www.mesop.de Raqqa, Syria — Members of the al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed on Saturday a young man in the city of Raqqa, and placed his body on a wooden cross in the main square of the city.After executing the young man, ISIL group placed his dead body on a cross and […]

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Ceremony of Sealing the Patriarchal Office and Library

March 23, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf anf Levant Region) 23/3/13 Beirut: With respect to the constitution of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Patriarchal office and Library were sealed with red wax. The ceremony was led by Metropolitans Mor Ivanious Paulose, Mor Thimothios Matta AlKhoury, Mor Silvanos Petrus. The Patriarchal house at the Patriarchate in […]

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Special Prayers observed for late Patriarch Igantius Zakka Iwas in India

March 23, 2014 Featured News

Ajesh Philip (OCP Delagte) OCP News Service- 23/3/14 Syriac Orthodox Church in India India/Kerala: Catholicos  Abune Thomas I lead special prayer service for the late Patriarch Ignatius Zakk Iwas at the Marthoman Church in Mulamthuruty on 22nd March 2014. Several Syriac  Orthodox Metropolitans and faithful  participated in the prayer service and follow up  meeting. Snaps: […]

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church of Our Savior (Medhanialem) to inaugurate new building

March 22, 2014 Featured News

Deacon Solomon Kibriye OCP News Service- 22/3/14 Visit Church website here: The Church of Our Savior (Medhanialem) was legally incorporated and established in the City of New York 30 years ago when the first mass was held in the Riverside Church at the Christ Chapel. Our service has continued at this place for the last 30 […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East Enters Eternal Rest

March 21, 2014 Featured News
‪His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I  - 122nd reigning Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter and,the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.

  Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region)  OCP News Service Exclusive – 21/3/14 MEMORY ETERNAL!!! Read Biography of the Patriarch here: Germany:  Official sources of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East has confirmed  that His Holiness Patriarch of Antioch and All East Ignatius Zakka I Iwas has entered […]

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Unidentified perpetrators damage greenhouses in Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo

March 19, 2014 Featured News

Tanuj- 19/3/14 KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Unidentified perpetrators illegally entered a church estate in the Mogila village, municipality of Kosovska Vitina, and caused material damages to the garden where vegetables are grown for the needs of soup kitchens and the Diocese of Raska and Prizren of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). President of NGO Majka Devet […]

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Ten years since March pogrom against Serbs in Kosovo

March 18, 2014 Featured News

InSerbia News- 18/3/14 BELGRADE – It is ten years today since a pogrom was committed against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and its order-givers and organizers from Albanian political and paramilitary structures have still remained unnamed and unpunished. This was the second major pogrom to be carried out in peacetime by ethnic Albanian separatists since NATO’s […]

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India’s Voice of the East Now Available on ACN

March 18, 2014 News

Assyrian Church of the East- 18/3/14 Click to read: Assyrian Church News, the official news website of the Assyrian Church of the East is pleased to announce that the Voice of the East periodical is now available on Assyrian Church News. Voice of the East is a socio-religious bi-monthly magazine published by the Assyrian Church […]

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Scores Killed and Scores Injured in Iraq Attacks

March 18, 2014 Featured News

  18/3/14 Baghdad (AFP) — Heavily-armed militants attacked the home of an anti-Qaeda militiaman north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing and decapitating his wife and two sons and killing another person in a brutal pre-dawn assault. The militia leader, Abu Salim, was not in the house at the time of the attack, which involved more […]

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Villagers in Turkey Urge Renovations for Armenian Church Used as Barn

March 16, 2014 Featured News
The Armenian church in the village of Korlu, Çatak district, 18 miles from Van. (Photo: DHA)

Hurriyet Daily News - 16/3/14 VAN (Hurriyet Daily News)—An historical structure in the western Armenian province of Van, in modern day Turkey, which once was an Armenian church, has been converted into a hayloft after serving as a school for some time. Villagers fill the former church in the Korlu village of the Çatak district, 18 […]

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Primates Discuss about the Upcoming Great and Sacred Orthodox Synod

March 8, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate – UAE, Gulf ans Levant Region) OCP News Service – 8/3/14 Primates of Orthodox Churches attending the Synaxis at the Ecumenical Patriarchate made further and detailed discussions on the proposed plan to organize great Orthodox Synod in 2016. As per the reports the number of Bishops attending the Synod from local […]

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Snaps from the Service held by Primates of Local Orthodox Churches at the Church of Archangels in Istanbul

March 8, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service At the end of the second day of the synaxis, the Primates of the local Eastern Orthodox Churches held services at the Church of Archangels in Istanbul. Ecumenical Patriarch Barthomeow welcomed everyone to the great and holy worship.  The Great Service of […]

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Great and Sacred Orthodox Synod to be held in 2016

March 7, 2014 Featured News

Eastern Orthodox Church- Ecumenical Patriarchate Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 7/3/14 Istanbul: Reports from the Synaxis of the Eastern Orthodox Primates points out that, there has been decision made among the Church heads to organize the great and sacred Synod/Council of Orthodoxy in the year 2016. […]

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In Southern Iraq, Archeological Riches Rivaling Ur Await Discovery

March 7, 2014 Featured News

By Adel Fakhir Rudaw - 7/3/14 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s southern Dhi Qar province is “a global museum of antiquities,” dotted with hundreds of unexcavated ancient cities whose archeological treasures could rival those of the great Sumerian capital of Ur, experts say. The imposing ziggurat of Ur, the Biblical birthplace of the Prophet Abraham and capital of […]

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Patriarch Kirill arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 6, 2014 News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 6/3/14 Turkey: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch to take part in the conference of the Eastern Orthodox Hierarch. The Russian Patriarch also met with His All Holiness […]

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Turkey’s EU Ministry Welcomes Decision on Assyrian Monastery

March 3, 2014 Featured News

3/3/14 http://www.worldbulletin.net Turkey’s Ministry of EU Affairs has welcomed the return of a piece of land to the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation, in Turkey’s southeast region. The Ministry called it an “important achievement towards strengthening the fabric of fraternity and realizing the goal of advanced democracy in our country”. The issue over the ownership […]

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Eastern Orthodox Hierarchs to meet in Istanbul

February 27, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 27/2/14 Prakash Varghese(OCP Delegate -UAE,Gulf and Levant Region) The Primates, high ranking Metropolitan, Archbishops and other prelates of all Eastern Orthodox Churches will meet in Istanbul on the invitation of His All Holiness Bartholomew the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Meeting will take place from 6th to 9th of March 2014. The hierarchs […]

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First Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

February 26, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 26/2/14 Read Letter of Congratulations from Metropolitan Hilaron of Moscow: Sofia: The Bulgrians celebrated the first Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte on 24th February 2014. He was elected as the Patyriarch st the church council convened on 24 February 2013. Born Simeon Dimitrov, the 67-year-old bishop enjoyed a close relationship with […]

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Syrian Girls Forced to Marry Muslim Militants

February 25, 2014 Featured News

english.farsnews.com - 25/2/15 TEHRAN — Radical militants in Syria’s Raqqa and Aleppo have been forcing Syrian girls to marry them, by pressuring the families, a new report said. According to Arabic language al-Sharq al-Owsat, people in militants-held areas of Syria are facing with a wave of forced marriages pushed by members of the former Al-Qaeda representative […]

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