Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

Church of Serbia - 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the ...

Venerable Simeon the New Theologian

Church of Serbia - 26/3/18 Saint Simeon the New Theologian was born in the year 949 in the city of Galatea (Paphlagonia), and he was educated at Constantinople. His father prepared him for a career at court, and for a certain while the youth occupied a high position at the imperial court. When he was fourteen, ...

Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark – A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II

Church of Serbia - 26/9/17 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic received in audience His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, who was paying an official visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. In a cordial and friendly conversation with Patriarchs of Alexandria and of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta & Alexandria

Christian Today

Coptic Orthodox Church of UK - 9/4/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in Tanta during what ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos after explosion kills at least 25 at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo

The Coptic Orthodox Church UK - 11/12/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom It is with great sadness that we receive the news today of at least 25 people brutally murdered by an explosion during regular Sunday worship at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, ...

How Saint Mark of Ephesus behaved in the Dialogue with the Latin’s

February 2015 “‘But if,’ they say, ‘we had devised some middle ground between the dogmas (of the Papists and the Orthodox), then thanks to this we would have united with them and accomplished our business superbly, without at all having been forced to say anything except what corresponds to custom and has been handed down (by ...

Patriarch of Romania at Samurcasesti Monastery

On 30 March 2014, the Orthodox Christians are on the 4th Sunday of the Lent, also called of Saint John Climacus. The pericope of the Gospel of Saint Mark about the Healing of the man with an unclean spirit was read during the Divine Liturgy in all the places of worship of the Romanian Patriarchate. The weaker ...

Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Gary Lane CBN News Senior International Reporter 15/8/13 What do Muslim Brotherhood members do when Egyptian Security Forces launch a forewarned operation to clear them from Cairo tent cities? Attack Christians. That's right. Morsi supporters responded with a monumental attack--unprecedented in modern times--on churches throughout Egypt. The torching and destruction of churches occured within six hours of the start ...

Copts’ Uneasy State Relations

Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II (L) leads the Coptic Christmas midnight mass at the Al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo on January 6, 2013. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

22/4/13 Sectarian strife mirrors church–state relations throughout Egypt’s history EGYPT UNWRAPPED blog: Exploring the political and social developments in Egypt as the dust continues to settle on the 25 January uprising and the new political landscape it has formed. “The Muslims and Copts are one hand” was one slogan that could be heard ringing out across Tahrir Square throughout ...

Skull of apostle Matthew revealed during church celebration

By Reuters Cairo - 10/11/2012 A fragment of the skull of Apostle Matthew is placed on display in a Greek-Orthodox church in Cairo, on Thursday, for the first time in recent memory. The skull was displayed during celebrations of the Church’s 80th anniversary since its foundation. The Greek Orthodox Egyptian community in Egypt is made up of ...

A new future for Egypt’s Copts

By Idris Tawfiq 3/11/2012 Tomorrow a box will be placed on the altar of Saint Mark’s cathedral in Abbasiya containing three pieces of paper. On them will be the names of the three men chosen by a complicated electoral college as eligible to be the next Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Church. Bishop Raphael, a 54-year-old ...

Copts remember Maspero victims at Cathedral

4/10/2012 Basil El-Dabh Metropolitan Abba Pachomius: “We live in a new era of martyrdom.” The Coptic Orthodox Church held a liturgy on Wednesday at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abbaseya. The service commemorated the protesters who died almost a year ago on 9 October 2011 and marked the next phase of the selection of a new pope. Banners with ...

Guest commentary: Arab Spring puts religious freedom at risk

Christian women attend a service in Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in greater Cairo, Egypt, last month. There are an estimated 10 million Christians in mainly Muslim Egypt. / Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images By Ramsay F. Dass Detroit Free Press guest writer 27/12/2011 As American Middle East Christian communities celebrate the Christmas season, they are doing so with anxiety and ...

Pope Shenouda receives Al Azhar Delegation

26/10/2011 Pope Shenouda III, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark diocese on 25/10/2011 received Al Azhar delegation that comprises Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abul Magd; Dr .Mustafa el Fikki and number of the elders of Al-Azhar that came to the church to offer condolences over the death of the Maspero incidents victims. The members of ...

Pope calls on SCAF to release Maspero Detainees

Emad Khalil 16/10/2011 Pope Shenouda III has demanded the release of all those detained during the violence that took place outside the Maspero building, said a source from the Coptic Orthodox Church. The demand came during Shenouda’s Sunday morning meeting at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral with representatives of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), who ...

Coptic Church sues government over New Year’s Eve Church Bombing

Emad Khalil 13/09/2011 The Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy for the slow pace of the investigation into who was behind the New Years Eve church bombing, which left 23 Copts dead on 1 January. News reports have said that documents seized ...

Church to sue prime minister over New Year’s Eve church Bombing

Arabic Edition 06/09/2011 The Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria has announced plans to sue Prime Minister Essam Sharaf for failing to reveal who was behind he New Years Eve church bombing that left 23 Copts dead on 1 January, said a church official on Tuesday. News reports have said that documents seized from the now-disbanded ...

Pope Shenouda III considers divorce and second marriage proposals following Protests

26/7/2011 Egypt's Coptic Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III, looks into the demands of protesters calling for divorce and second marriages to be allowed after the demonstrations that took place at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya last week. Pope Shenouda III, head of the Orthodox Church, is looking into the demands of the protests calling for the approval of ...