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Demise of King Michael I of Romania

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Anca Sirbu (Delegate of Bucharest & all Romania) – OCP News Service – 7/12/17 +Memory Eternal+ Bucharest – Romania: His Highness King Michael I of Romania entered eternal rest on December 5th Tuesday, 2017 (age 96) at his residence in Aubonne, Switzerland. A faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, King Michael I is well known […]

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NESTLÉ FOLLOWS LIDL’S REGRETTABLE LEAD, PACKAGES GREEK YOGURT IN CROSSLESS CHURCHES

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 18/10/17 Vevey, Switzerland – Despite the media storm surrounding German supermarket chain Lidl’s repeated decisions to emblazon their packaging with photo-shopped churches, the food and beverage giant Nestlé has made the same move, reports Breitbart. Not only has the Switzerland-based company made the same call to remove the crosses from an iconic church, but it chose […]

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“EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD”. THE LONG JOURNEY OF A SWISS CATHOLIC TO ORTHODOXY

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/7/17 Pierre Haab, a Swiss ex-Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. —Can you tell us a few words about your […]

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Special Meeting of Syriac Orthodox Church in Switzerland

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/7/17 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, and under his presidency, a meeting of their Eminences the Archbishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Europe was convened at Mor Augin Monastery in Switzerland on Thursday July 13, 2017. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz […]

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to Visit France, Switzerland on December 4-7

November 26, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is going to visit France and Switzerland that are parts of the Orthodox Diocese of Chersonese, the patriarch’s press service said on Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Patriarch will make the visit on December 4-7, the press service said. According to Alexander Volkov, the head […]

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His Holiness Aram I met with Representatives of the Old Catholic Church Visiting Lebanon

November 21, 2016 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – November 2016 18 November 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Bishop Harald Rein and Professor Ours Phone Arks of the “Old Catholic Church” in Switzerland. During the meeting His Holiness Aram I brought them up to date on the conflict in the region and its impact on Lebanon and the […]

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His Holiness Aram I Meets with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Mediator in the Syrian Conflict

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon – August 2016 16 August 2016. On Tuesday afternoon, in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I met Staffan de Mistura, the UN mediator, and his two assistants. Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Director of the Ecumenical Relations Department, and Ms Teny Simonian, the Ecumenical Representative in Switzerland, also attended the meeting. […]

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Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Switzerland

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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20/6/16 Locarno (AINA) — A genocide memorial monument for the victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians during World War One was unveiled yesterday in Locarno, Switzerland. The Turkish genocide occurred between 1915 and 1918 and targeted Assyrians, Armenians and Pontic Greeks — the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire. 750,000 Assyrians were killed (75%), […]

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The Holy Relics of St Verena Arrives in Melbourne – Australia

December 7, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service – 7/12/15 Read more about the Saint here: More pics here:  Melbourne: Bishop Anba Suriel – Primate of the Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions of the Coptic Orthodox Church has brought the holy relics of St Verena in Melbourne. Bishop Suriel and the Coptic Orthodox Church delegation travelled to Switzerland and receive […]

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New Syriac Theological Seminary in Salzburg Inaugurated by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

October 24, 2015 Featured News

October 2015- FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Austria: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Syriac Theological Seminary in Salzburg (Beth Suryoye). His Excellency Archbishop of Salzburg Mgr. Dr. Franz Lackner also attended the inauguration ceremony and the prayer of the blessing of the house. Their Eminences Mor Dionysius […]

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The Life of Papa Künzler was the expression of power of love in action, Concluded His Holiness Aram I in Walzenhausen

October 11, 2015 Featured News

30 September 2015. On Saturday 26 September, the commemoration,”100 years of solidarity between Armenian and Swiss people,” was concluded with two events: a visit to Hundwil, where Jakob Künzler was born, and a ceremony in Walzenhausen, where he had spent his youth. The ceremony was held at the Reformed Church in Walzenhausen. Upon his arrival, […]

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“My visit to Switzerland reinforced the solidarity between our two peoples and buttressed the solidarity of Switzerland towards our cause,” Stated His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

October 3, 2015 Featured News

Septemeber -October 2015 Also Read – His Holiness Aram I and his delegation visit the Headquarters of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches On Saturday evening His Holiness Aram I met with Dr Gottfried Locher, President, of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, at his hotel in Berne, accompanied by Pasteur Serge Fornerod, Director of […]

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A RALLY AGAINST OPENING OF THE LARGEST CENTER OF SCIENTOLOGY TAKES PLACE IN BASEL

May 7, 2015 Featured News
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7/5/15 Around 200 people have taken part in the rally in Basel, protesting against opening of a center of Scientology that took place on April 25, reports Blagovest-info. 150 staff members will work in the new center which will become the largest base of Scientologists in Switzerland. 100-200 people will come there weekly to attend […]

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St Tikhon Orthodox University : XXV PSTGU Annual Conference of Theology Completes Work

February 25, 2015 News
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On the 5th February 2015 the XXV PSTGU Annual Conference of Theology finished its works. More than 250 lecturers took part in the event. The Conference was divided into 21 sessions, organized by 8 faculties of St. Tikhon Orthodox University, and took place in Moscow, from 20th January up to 5th February. Researchers came not […]

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Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

December 4, 2014 Featured News

Issued by the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Mor Augin Monastery – Switzerland – December 1st, 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited the parties and organizations working amongst our Syriac people throughout the world, namely: the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), Beth Nahrin National Council, and the World Council […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers Divine Liturgy at the St. Justus Church in Flums – Switzerland

December 1, 2014 Featured News

1/12/14 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) in St. Justus Church in Flums – Switzerland. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, and Mor Polycarpos Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in the Netherands. Were preset also their Eminences: Mor […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrives in Vienna

July 22, 2014 News

On Saturday, 19 July 2014, on the eve of the enthronement of the first Bishop of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland Andrej, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the evening hours to the capital of Austria. A large number of the faithful people from the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland and eminent invitees who will participate in […]

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Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland enthroned

July 21, 2014 Featured News
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INSERBIA NEWS- 21/7/14 VIENNA – Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) was enthroned at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Vienna in the presence of political and religious representatives of Serbia and Austria on Sunday. The enthronement ceremony brought together Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, Papal […]

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Enthronement of Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland

July 19, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 – Church of Serbia The enthronement of the new-elected Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland in Vienna in the church of the Resurrection of Christ will be performed on 20 July 2014 after the Divine Liturgy which will be served by His Holiness Irinej, Arcbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch. Many bishops […]

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Biography of newly-elected Serbian Orthodox Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland

June 21, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Bishop Andrej (Cilebdzic) was born on 21.08.1961 in Osnabrück (Germany), as a second son of protopresbyter-staurophor Dobrivoje Cilerdzic and mother Marijana. The primary school and a grammar school he finished in Dusseldorf (Germany), and after the final examination he spent a year on Mount Athos (1980-1981). He enrolled to the Faculty of Orthodox […]

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Armenian Church Opposes Ruling by European Court of Human Rights on Genocide Denial Decision

February 22, 2014 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 22/2/14 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has sent his written concerns regarding the unacceptable ruling issued on December 17, 2013, by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the lawsuit of Doğu Perinçek v. Switzerland. Perinçek, a Turkish political activist, was convicted under Switzerland’s […]

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