METROPOLITAN HILARION’S ADDRESS TO THE UNITED SESSION OF THE FEDERATION COUNCIL AND THE STATE DUMA (MOSCOW, 20 NOVEMBER 2015)

On November 20, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), addressed the united session of the Federation Council and the State Duma devoted to problems involved in the struggle against terrorism. Please find below the full text of the address. Esteemed Participants in the Session, Brothers and Sisters: On ...

The Consecration of the New Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrios in Berat

THE ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA - PRESS RELEASE - NOVEMBER 2014 The Consecration of the New Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrios in Berat "Every Orthodox church is a place of peace and comfort; a place where people find not only God, but also themselves. At the same time it is a place of brotherhood, where we ...

Mount Sinai Librarian to speak on “Manuscripts East and West

VILLANOVA, PA [OCA] - NOVEMBER 2014 Archimandrite Justin Sinaites, Librarian at the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai on the Sinai Peninsula, will deliver a lecture titled “Manuscripts East and West” at Villanova University on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center, 800 ...

71 CHRISTIANS KILLED IN NIGERIA IN NOVEMBER

December 2013 At least 71 Christians were killed in November in Nigeria as a result of attacks on Christian villages by the nomadic Fulani people and the Boko Haram militants. According to ICC, on November 26, Fulani attacked four villages in the Plateau state - those of Ravuru, Tasu, Foron, and Gurabok. 37 people were killed, many were ...

The Armenian church in Kars is in the centre of the attention of tourists

22/11/2012 YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 21, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Church of the Twelve Disciples in Kars attracts the attention of both local and foreign tourists due to its historical construction and architecture. As reports "Armenpress" the Director of Culture and Tourism of Kars Hakan Doğanay stated this in a conversation with the reporter of "Anadolu" news agency. The ...

Iran reconstructs Armenian church

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