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Basilica.Ro – Six Years Of Life

June 22, 2014 Featured News

  Church of Rumania – 22/6/14 On 16 June 2014, Basilica.ro news website of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates 6 years of life. Basilica news agency of the Romanian Patriarchate was set up with the blessing and care of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on 27 October 2007, at the feast of Saint Dimitrios the New, Protector […]

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The Religious Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians

June 21, 2014 Featured News

By Lela Gilbert Fox News - 21/6/14 Just a year ago, after months of bombings, shootings and kidnappings, Baghdad’s Monsignor Pios Cacha made a grim prediction. He said that his Iraqi Christian community was experiencing the kind of religious cleansing that eradicated the country’s once-thriving Jewish community half a century before. His rather prophetic words made […]

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ISIS Cuts Off Water, Electricity, Destroys Churches

June 19, 2014 Featured News

19/6/14 (AINA) — Sources in Tikrit and Mosul have told AINA that ISIS has cut off water and electricity to some parts of the cities. The villages surrounding Mosul have also lost their water service, which was provided by the water purification plant in Mosul. In the Assyrian villages of Bartella and Qaraqosh, residents are […]

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Iraqi Christians Flee Homes Amid Militant Push

June 17, 2014 Featured News

17/6/14 ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again as Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, but this time few say they ever want to go back to […]

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Video Presentation of the talk by OCP Secretary at I.A.O. Conference on Mass Media & Orthodoxy

June 15, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service 14/6/14 Also Read: OCP Secretary George Alexander Speaks at Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Conference: OCP Secretary George Alexander urges Concilliar Unity of Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches and creating Pan-Orthodox Media Center at I.A.O. Conference: Global: Video Presentation of the talk made by Mr George Alexander ( OCP  Society Secretary and […]

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Pope Tawadros receives Fr Dr K M George: Discuss Orthodox Unity

June 14, 2014 Featured News
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OCP News Service June 2014 (Coptic – Indian Orthodox Churches The Oriental Orthodox Communion) # Greetings on behalf of Catholicos of the East conveyed to Pope of Alexandria # Invites Pope Tawadros to India # Discussed the possibility of reviving Eastern Orthodox – Oriental Orthodox Theological dialogue # Talks on the possibility for reconciliation between […]

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ISIS Expands Control, Begins Persecuting Christians in Mosul

June 13, 2014 Featured News

13/6/14 (AINA) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known asDa’ash and ISIL) yesterday took control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Various agencies are reporting that between 150,000 to 500,000 residents have fled Mosul. Two divisions of the the Iraqi army which were stationed in Mosul abandoned their posts and fled, offering […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church’s website attacked by hackers

June 11, 2014 Featured News

InSerbia News – 11/6/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) said on Tuesday that its official website has been under constant hacker attack since Saturday, June 7. “The maximum speed of the attack has reached 46 Gbps, or around ten million requests per second,” the SOC press office said in a statement, adding that […]

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The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

June 11, 2014 Featured News

11/6/14 The government of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell overnight to the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mosul’s panic-stricken Christians, along with many others, are now fleeing en masse to the rural Nineveh Plain, according to the Vatican publication Fides. The border […]

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Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch Wants to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

June 8, 2014 Featured News

8/6/14 Damascus (AINA) — The synod of the Assyrian Orthodox Church made a surprising decision on May 30th to form a committee to prepare for the commemoration of the centennial of the 1915 Turkish genocide of Assyrians. The decision came as the newly elected Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II held his first meeting with the bishops […]

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Indian Malankara Orthodox Church welcomes dialogue with Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

June 7, 2014 Featured News
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and Catholicos Baselois Marthoma Paulose II of the East

Ajesh T Phlip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent area and Chief Project Coordinator- MARP) OCP News Service 7/6/14 Also read: OCP Chancellor Calls Patriarch Ignatius Ephraim II as the new bright star in the Eastern Horizon Read: OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago urges meeting between Patriarch of Antioch and Catholicos of the East […]

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Director of the Indian Orthodox Icon School Fr Bobby Graduates from SVOTS

June 4, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service- June 2014 Read more on the gradutation ceremony: Read more about The Indian Iconography School here: New York: Fr Boby Varghese, the director of Mar Baselius School of Icon Writing & Liturgy of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church has graduated from the St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York in Master degree […]

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Assyrian Church Helps Small Community

June 3, 2014 Featured News

By Nigel Moffiet Manukau Courier – June 2014 Auckland — A new church is helping forge cultural roots for a small community. The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East opened its doors in Manurewa on Saturday. Father Toma K Toma, who came to New Zealand from Iran in 1992, acknowledges the church has […]

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High Level Coptic Orthodox delegation pays historic visit to the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos

May 29, 2014 Featured News

  Kisha D Dorad ( OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkans and East European Region) OCP News Service – 28/5/14 Pan-Orthodox Unity Athens: With the  blessings of  Pope Tawadros II a  high level delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa made a historic visit to the holy monastic republic of Mount Athos on […]

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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Speaker G. Karthikeyan receives I.A.O. Delegates 

May 28, 2014 Featured News
Delegation with the Chief Minister

  Interparliamentary Assembly On Orthodoxy – 28/5/14 Ajesh T Philip- (OCP Delegate & Chief Project Coordinator-MARP) OCP News Service India/Kerala/Thiruvanathapuram:  The Chief Minister of Kerla State Honorable Shri Oommen Chandy  and  speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly honorable G. Karthikeyan received Interparliamentary Assembly On Orthodoxy  (I.A.O.) delegates from Greece and Russia. A grand reception was given by the Chief […]

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Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I laid to rest at Mount Tabore Monastery 

May 28, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service-28/5/14 India/Kerala: Former head of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church, Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic throne of St. Thomas have been laid to rest at the Mount Tabore Monastery in Kerala. Large number of faithful paid their final respect and homage to the former spiritual leader of the Indian Church. Inter-orthodox […]

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I.A.O. delegates pay respect to Late Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I of the East 

May 28, 2014 Featured News

Interparliamentary Assembly On Orthodoxy – 28/5/14 India/Kerala/Kottayam: The I.A.O. delegates who are on a working visit to Kerala paid their respect and homage to the mortal remain of the late Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I of the East. The delegation included honorable Anastasios Nerantzis, Greek MP, Gen Secretary of IAO, honorable Sergei Pavlovich Ibukhof, Russian MP,  honorable Kostas Migdalis, Advisor […]

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Photos from the Funeral Services of Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I

May 28, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 28/5/14 India/Kerala/Kottayam: Pictures from the funeral services of late Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I of the East and Metroploitan of Malankara held at different places in Kerala on 27th May 2014. Catholicos entered eternal rest on 26th May 2014 at the St Gregorious hospital in Parumala in Kerala. Baselios Marthoma Didymos […]

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Catholicos Baselios Dydimos I to be laid to rest at Mount Tabore Monastery

May 27, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 27/5/14  Kerala/Kottayam: The mortal remains of Baselios Dydimos U (former Catholicos of theEast and Metropolitan of Malankara) who entered eternal rest last day will be laid to rest at the Monastery of Mount Tabore on 28th Wednesday 2014. Homage will be paid to the mortal remains today at the Catholicate Palace at […]

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Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Didymos of the East Enters Eternal Rest

May 26, 2014 Featured News

+ Memory Eternal + OCP News Service – 26/5/14 India/Kerala/Kottayam: Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Didymos former Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of Malankara and the Primate emeritus of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church entered eternal rest on 26th May 2014 at the St Gregorious hospital in Parumala in Kerala. Baselios Marthoma Didymos was the Catholicos […]

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Fr Varghese Lal Lectures on ‘Religious Harmony in India’ at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

May 25, 2014 Featured News

  OCP News Service – May 2014 Thessaloniki: Fr Varghese Lal (Media Manager and Director of the Information Serves of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church) lectured at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki during the month of May 2014. He was invited by Prof Nikos Magioros and Prof Hans Hausreitherat to give the lecture to student specializing […]

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