Indigenous ritual

9/2/16 - www.sputniknews.com Ahead of a February 12 visit by Pope Francis to Mexico, around 30 indigenous communities in Michoacan, Mexico, have released a statement demanding that he apologize for killings of some 24 million aboriginal inhabitants, committed with the complicity of the Catholic Church during the colonization of the Americas. The Supreme Indigenous Council of Michoacan, Mexico, ...

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The Feast of Vartanantz in Antelias “Renunciation of Christianity would have been the end of ‘Armenian-ness,’”stated His Holiness Aram I 4 February 2016. On Thursday morning His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy dedicated to St Vartanantz at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias; the celebrant was Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Primate of Peria (Syria). ...

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Indian Ambassador

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 9, 2016

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On February 8th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received H.E. Suresh Babu Tadipaneni, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Republic of Armenia. Ambassador Tadipaneni has completed his posting in Armenia and met with His Holiness for a final meeting. His ...

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Monument of Abune Petros Reinstated

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 8, 2016

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MentuDesta Asrat - Addis Ababa- OCP News Service - 8/2/16 Read More about Abune Petros https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abune_Petros Addis Ababa: The Commemorative monument of Abune Petros, martyr patriot and one of the first Bishops of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have been reinstated to its original position in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.  The event was held on ...

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OCP Secretariat Calls for Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 8, 2016

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Monu John Phillip - Special Envoy of the OCP Secretariat- OCP News Service - 8/2/16 Read- Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=35399 Global: The Secretariat of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian NGO-Movement) has called for Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council. On behalf of the Secretariat, an official letter signed by George Alexander and Varghese John ...

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THE MAYAN ORTHODOX CHURCH – MEDICAL TEAM VISITS CLINIC- Alexandra Chakos

February 8, 2016 Featured News

The Mayan Orthodox Church- February 2016 Life goes on in chilly, cloudy Aguacate! If you have ever flown on a plane through the clouds, you will have an idea what it’s like outside of our windows in Aguacate. The village is so high up in the mountains, that clouds usually sit on it. Clouds, being […]

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Egypt: Coptic Christian Tombs Turned into “Garbage Dumps”

February 8, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 8/2/16 As often happens to Christian cemeteries in Muslim nations — whether at the hands of “ISIS” or the hands of “angry youth” — “the tombs of the Copts [Egypt’s indigenous Christians] are being turned into garbage dumps.”  This was the urgent and recent message from Fr. Ayoub Yousef, who heads the […]

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Kurdish YPG Forces Setup Training Camps in 3 Assyrian Villages in Syria

February 8, 2016 Featured News
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8/2/16 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) — Kurdish forces belonging to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have setup training camps in three Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in the Hasaka province in northeast Syria. The largest camp is in the village of Tel Nasri, with more than 200 YPG fighters now living in the village. Two […]

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Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne

February 8, 2016 Featured News

  February 2016 The Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania, sponsored the Annual Opening of the Legal Year for 2016 with a Pan-Orthodox Prayer Service – Doxology held at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne on Monday morning, 1 February 2016. Many notable participants: hierarchs, clergy and laity, legal professionals from […]

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Centennial of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdallah II of Sadad

February 7, 2016 Featured News

February 2016- Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch  On the occasion of the centennial of the passing away of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdallah II of Sadad, the town of Sadad named a street after him. The celebration was under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and in […]

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Archdeacon John Chryssavgis presents timely Fr. Schmemann Lecture

February 7, 2016 Featured News

SVOTS- February 2016-OCA The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, presented the 33rd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, titled “Toward the Great and Holy Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” to an engaged, capacity crowd.  The lecture was preceded by an academic convocation at which the Seminary’s Board of […]

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Recognizing our Orthodox Christian Scouts

February 7, 2016 Featured News

OCA- February 2016 Every year since the mid-1940s, religious communities around the US have celebrated “Scout Sunday,” which in 2016 falls on Sunday, February 7. “The Orthodox Church became involved with Scouting in a formal way in 1955, when Metropolitan Leonty, our Primate, along with the other leaders of the Orthodox Churches met together with […]

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OCA hosts 14th annual Pan-Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers’ Conference

February 7, 2016 Featured News

OCA- February 2016 Over 80 clergy and lay youth and camp workers gathered at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here January 21-23, 2016 for this year’s Pan-Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers’ Conference. “This annual conference is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camp Association and the leaders of all the different jurisdictions’ youth departments,” said Andrew Boyd, OCA […]

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Pope’s and Russian Patriarch’s Meeting Vital Amid Persecution of Christians

February 7, 2016 Featured News
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7/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com The first ever meeting between the heads of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church is of vital importance considering the fact that all Christians live under the constant threat of total persecution in many parts of the world, according to Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The historic meeting between Pope Francis […]

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Further Recommendations Regarding Ekaterinburg Remains Made by ROC

February 7, 2016 Featured News
Archpriest Oleg Mitrov, member of the Synodal Commission for the Canonization of Saints

Paul Gilbert – February 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church believes that it is necessary to continue the search for the remains of Nicholas II’s children. Presumably, only a small part of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been found, therefore, the search must be continued, said a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox […]

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Saints Canonized by the Russian Church Abroad Have Been Recognized by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church

February 7, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 The Holy Council of the Russian Orthodox Church which convened on June 24-29, 2008, the first Council which included the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, instructed the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate to “adopt a decision on matters pertaining to the glorification of saints by the Russian Orthodox […]

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The Three Saints Hierarchs – Ambassadors and Protectors of the Poor

February 7, 2016 Featured News

Saturday, 30 January 2016, the Orthodox Church celebrated the Three Saints Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Gregory the Enlightener, in which he spoke about the life and teaching of the Three […]

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The patronal feast of the Metropolitan Cathedral from Timişoara

February 7, 2016 Featured News

Church of Romania On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and John Hrisostom, on 30 January 2016, the Metropolitan Cathedral from Timişoara celebrated its historical patron feast. On this occasion, the Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Banat, together with His Grace […]

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The Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated by theologians in Bucharest

February 7, 2016 Featured News

On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and St John Chrysostom, on 30 January 2016, the Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theologyin Bucharest celebrated its spiritual patrons, in the presence of His Beatitude Romanian Patriarch Daniel. The Three Holy Hierarchs are the spiritual patrons of the […]

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Christian Exodus From the Middle East a ‘Tragedy of Global Dimension’

February 7, 2016 Featured News
Villages in north-eastern Syria liberated from ISIL

7/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com The upcoming meeting between Russia’s Orthodox Christian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis was prompted, among other things, by the rising threat of religious extremism in the Middle East and the persecution of local Christians by Islamic radicals, a senior Orthodox cleric said in Moscow on Friday. “There are things Orthodox and Catholic Christians […]

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Catholic Church of the East Joins Orthodox Christianity

February 6, 2016 Featured News
Former Archbishop Ramzi Musallam

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia- Moscow Patriarchate – 6/2/16  Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion regarding the Conversion of the “Catholic Church of the East” to Orthodoxy Over the past several months, the leader of an independent church movement called the “Catholic Church of the East,” the former Archbishop Ramzi Mussalam, has begun a remarkable transition: to […]

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