Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn & All Estonia Enters Eternal Rest

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OCP News Service - 22/4/18 +Memory Eternal+ Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia  of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. MET. CORNELIUS OF ESTONIA’S ENTIRE LIFE “WAS DEVOTED TO SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE,” PATRIARCH SAYS Biographical note Cornelius, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, (secular name Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs) was born on 19 June ...

Bully pulpit: Trump signs order allowing political speech in church, lawsuit threatened

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RT.Com - May 2017 President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the National Day of Prayer, seeking to circumvent a decades-old law prohibiting political speech in places of worship and build on contraception coverage exemptions. Civil rights groups promised to sue. The executive order will “prevent the Johnson Amendment from interfering with your First Amendment rights” ...

ACTIVITIES OF RUSSIAN JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SUSPENDED DUE TO EXTREMISM

Pravoslavie.ru - 25/3/17 The activities of the head organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been suspended in Russia, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Justice website. The religious organization “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia,” is now included in the list of public and religious associations whose activities have been suspended ...

Trump pledges to ‘totally destroy’ law that bars political speech by churches, other orgs

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2017. © Carlos Barria / Reuters

RT.com - 3/2/17 At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump repeated a campaign promise, vowing to end the federal law that restricts political speech and activity by churches and other tax-exempt organizations. "I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of ...

Supreme Court Hears First Indigenous Religious Freedom Claim

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EFC - 1/12/16 Christian Legal Fellowship and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada intervene in support of religious freedom in Ktunaxa v. British Columbia. November 30, 2016 OTTAWA – For the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to determine the merits of an Indigenous religious freedom claim under the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. ...

The court process against Archbishop Jovan and the other Bishops, priests, monastics and believers of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has begun

January- February 2016- The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric- Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate  After seven months of postponing of the scheduled court hearings, today, January 28, 2016, in the Court of First Instance Skopje I in Skopje, the politically rigged court process against His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, two Bishops, priests, monastics and believers of ...

A six-months-delay of the court process beginning

December 2015 - Church of Serbia - The Autonomous Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid  The court hearing in the latest politically motivated and rigged state persecution against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, two Bishops, priests, monastics and adherents of the canonical Church in R. Macedonia, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was scheduled for December 16, 2015. The court hearing was scheduled ...

The Public Prosecutor did not appear on the scheduled trial of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid

November 2015 - Ohrid Archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate  Macedonia: The court hearing for the latest politically motivated and rigged state persecution against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, two Bishops, priests, monastics and members of the canonical Church, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was scheduled for November 2, 2015. The court hearing was scheduled after the Supreme Court, with serious ...

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Canada call on the new Government to focus on palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/ - 29/10/15 OTTAWA – At a news conference today on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) released a joint statement on euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide has been endorsed by over 30 Christian denominations together with over 20 Jewish and Muslim ...

The Communique of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren regarding the decision of the Appellate Panel of the Supreme Court of Kosovo regarding the Dečani Monastery property

Diocese of Raška and Prizren appeals for Mr. Oliver Ivanović and Dragoljub Delibašić to be granted a pretrial release

Church of Serbia - July-August-September 2015 The Diocese of Raška and Prizren expresses its consternation and deep concern regarding the recent decision of the Appellate Panel of the Special Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kosovo. The Appellate panel annulled the decision of the Supreme Court of December 2012 by which 24 hectares of the land ...

HIERARCHICAL STATEMENT OF THE DIOCESAN BISHOPS OF THE DIOCESES OF THE ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST IN THE UNITED STATES

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July 2015 Beloved Clergy and Faithful of the Assyrian Church of the East in the U.S., greetings and peace in the Name of the Holy Trinity! ​Recently the Supreme Court of the United States legally upheld and created a right for people of the same sex to be married across the United States of America. As the ...

OCA Statement Concerning June 26 US Supreme Court decision

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June 28 - 2015 Also Read: Bishop Paul responds to US Supreme Court decision: Source: http://www.pravmir.com/bishop-paul-responds-to-us-supreme-court-decision/#ixzz3eMnHDnu2 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: Dearly Beloved, The recent ruling by the US Supreme Court on the legality of “same-sex marriages” has received much press coverage and has already caused some consternation about its ...

Albania Seizes Orthodox Church

Maria Korologou - 21/8/13 Tension still prevails in Përmet in Albania, where hundreds of Orthodox residents of the town came into conflict with the forces of private police that were lined up outside the Church of Virgin Mary. The church was taken over in a violent way some days before following the orders of the municipal ...

Pristina hopes to resolve northern issues

Safet Kabashaj for Southeast European Times in Pristina -- 15/02/13 The Kosovo government and the international community are mounting pressure on local Albanian authorities to accept laws and a Supreme Court ruling. The Kosovo government is attempting to work out a solution in the north with Albanian local authorities so they will comply with a Kosovo Supreme ...

“K. Albanian extremists continue to make threats

B92 11/2/13 He noted that he was concerned about their announcement that they would usurp the monastery’s land despite the decision of the Supreme Court of Kosovo. The court determined that 23 hectares belonged to the monastery and ruled against two companies who claimed that the land belonged to them. “This would be very dangerous because Visoki ...

Assembly of Bishops issues statement on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

On Monday, January 21, 2013, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America issued a statement marking the 40th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. At the end of the statement the “Agreed Statement” issued in 1974 by the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Bilateral Consultation in the United States is republished. The text of the ...