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Archbishop Michael of OCA Meets Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

February 8, 2017 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip – OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent -OCP News Service – 8/2/17 Kerala-India: The Most Reverend Michael – Archbishop of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America met His Holiness Baselios Paulose II- Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Metropolitan of […]

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Israel Seizes Land from Russian Orthodox Monastery

October 4, 2014 Featured News

October 2014 French original in La Croix here (paywall) or here. Orthodox Monastery at the Sea of Tiberias Partially Appropriated The Russian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene, located in Tiberias (Northern Israel)  on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, has lost part of its land because the Israeli authorities have decided to develop […]

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St Thomas Indian Orthodox Monastery & ESH Jointly Observes World Suicide Prevention Day

September 12, 2014 Featured News

Indian Orthodox Malankara Church September 2014 India/Kerala/Palakkad:  The St.Thomas Ashram, Attappady and the Santhwanam Emotional Support Help line (ESH) jointly observed the World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, 2014 by lighting a candle at 08PM in the Chapel to remember those who committed self harm and the scores of people affected by suicide committed either by […]

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The Orthodox Monastery of Saints Ninian and Cuthbert to become the first Orthodox Monastery in the Hebrides

March 16, 2014 Featured News

KILNINIAN HISTORY-  16/3/14 Mull Historical Society describes Kilninian, built in 1755, as ‘one of the oldest (churches), and until very recently, still used for worship. Possibly standing on the site of an earlier medieval church, it first appears in the records of 1561, where it is stated that the parsonage of ‘Keilnoening’ had formerly belonged […]

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Syria: Islamist Rebels Abduct 12 Nuns from Orthodox Monastery in Maaloula

December 3, 2013 Featured News

3/12/13 Damascus (AsiaNews) – Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula (north of Damascus). Mgr Mario Zenari, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus, confirmed the information after speaking with the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate. Through the Vatican diplomat, the latter “calls on all Catholics to […]

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Cultural SOS

November 30, 2013 News

Cyprus- 30/11/13 Politicians from both sides of the divide agreed yesterday that urgent action needs to be taken to restore the threatened cultural heritage of Cyprus before it is too late. They were speaking after a joint visit to the Orthodox Monastery of St Panteleimon in occupied Myrtou and the Armenian monastery of Sourp Magar […]

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Fire Causes Significant Losses to a Greek-Orthodox Monastery

October 22, 2013 News

Maria Arkouli – 22/10/13 The bushfire that has broken out in the Blue Mountains area, near Sydney, caused significant damages to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint George. According to an announcement of the Holy Monastery, it is closed due to the significant damage caused by the devastating fire. Almost ten expatriates were found at the Monastery on […]

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Police: treasure hunters attack Greek monastery

August 31, 2013 News

The Associated Press 31/8/13 Police have arrested three armed men who allegedly broke into a Greek monastery, tied up monks and planned to search for treasure with a mechanical digger. They were caught Sunday when a friar who avoided capture phoned police before the digging could start at the Orthodox Monastery of St. George near […]

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Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Turkey suffers attacks

August 14, 2013 Featured News

14/8/13 Members of the staff of a Syrian Orthodox monastery were attacked on August 11 in Midyat, a city of 60,000 in southeastern Turkey, the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reported. When a group of young Kurdish Muslims came to the monastery as visiting hours were ending, they demanded entrance and said, “We are PKK […]

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Unique Dinner of St. Irene’s Monastery Held at Stathakion Center

March 6, 2013 News

By Catherine Tsounis – 4/3/13 A step into the past of Greek culture was experience by all at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Afternoon Luncheon at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria, New York. The event was held on Sunday, February 24th. Traditional Greek cuisine with folklore music, dancing […]

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Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Destroyed

January 4, 2013 Featured News
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Kisha D Dorado Delegate and Correspondent OCP News Service 04/01/2013 Belgrade: Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia. Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin” which is located in the vicinity of Vladicin Han was vandalized last night. The door was smashed, and the entire interior were broken. The […]

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Petition Campaign to Save Historic Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Mardin

July 13, 2012 Featured News

12/7/2012 Some 300 writers, academics and artists in have joined a petition campaign to protest a verdict by the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals to nationalize the estates of the Mor Gabriel Monastery (Mardin), the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world, dating back to 397 AD. Established in 397 A.D., the Mor Gabriel […]

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New Papal Tomb St.Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Monastery (Snaps)

March 20, 2012 Featured News

19/3/2012 New Papal Tomb at St.Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Monastery-Wadi Al Natroun – Egypt, where Pope Shenouda will be laid to rest on Tuesday, 20th of March2012. Source:

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New Papal Tomb at St.Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Monastery(Video)

March 19, 2012 Featured News
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19/3/2012 New Papal Tomb at St.Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Monastery-Wadi Al Natroun – Egypt, where Pope Shenouda will be laid to rest on Tuesday, 20th of March2012. Source:

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‘Weeping’ statue on display at Southbridge church

January 21, 2012 News

21/1/2012 SOUTHBRIDGE — The Holy Myrrh Streaming Icon of St. Anna — a statue of Jesus Christ’s grandmother that many believe weeps, and has been associated with some purported miracles — will visit St. Michael’s Orthodox Christian Church this weekend. “It’s an honor that the icon will be here,” said the Rev. Peter Preble, the […]

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Orthodox nun talks about prayer

January 13, 2012 News

12/1/2012 Mother Gabriella, abbess of Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, will speak Sunday, Jan. 15, at Sacred Heart Banquet Conference Center in Livonia. Her talk, “Weaving Prayer into the Fabric of Daily Life,” will start at 1 p.m. at the center, located at 29125 West Six Mile, east of […]

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Article on Decani Orthodox Monastery Wins Prize in Readers’ writing competition 2011

November 17, 2011 Featured News
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17/11/2011 At a monastery in the mountains of Kosovo, Sarah George Thengungal finds the monks’ chanting and their fiery plum brandy equally uplifting. THE WINNER Driving through the armoured gates of the Serbian Orthodox Visoki Decani monastery in our Kosovar government car (my friend, who worked for the EU in Kosovo, had the use of […]

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An ancient Syriac Orthodox Monastery of Mor Augen on the southern slope of Mount Izlo in Turabdin is Reopened

July 22, 2011 News

21/7/2011 An ancient Syriac Orthodox Monastery of Mor Augen on the southern slope of Mount Izlo in Trurabdin is reopened and it will remain as the spiritual centre of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Ankara, Turkey. Mor Augen Monastery was founded in the 4th Century and it had more than 350 monks in those periods. […]

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First Orthodox Monastery In Uganda Established

March 16, 2011 Featured News

15/3/2011 On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 13th, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II, after the Divine Liturgy, accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan of Kampala Mr. Jonah, the Clergy, the Egyptian Ambassador, the Muslim religious worker in the area and many visitors went to an adjacent area of ​​the Parish […]

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Ambassador of Greece visit His Holiness the Patriarch at the Mor Aphrem Monastery, Damascus

May 12, 2009 News

May 5, 2009: The Ambassador of Greece in Syria, Mrs Konstantina Zagorianou Prifti, today visited H.H. Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas at the Syrian Orthodox Monastery of Mor Aphrem the Syriac, in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, near Damascus and offered Easter Greetings. The Ambassador also discussed about the forthcoming visit of His Holiness to Greece during …

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