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ORTHODOX SERVICES CELEBRATED IN SYRIAN TOWN OF AL-ZABADANI FOR FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/5/17 Peace has begun to reign to the west of Damascus following the military operation that forced terrorists to leave the Wadi Barada valley. The restoration of a peaceful way of life continues there in the cities of Al-Zabadani and Madaya, including the renewal of Orthodox life, reports Russian Spring. This area of […]

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Visit of the Head of Delegation of the International Committee for Red Cross in Syria

May 10, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Syria, Mrs. Marianne Gasser, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed Ms. Gasser and spoke about the different areas of health and medical assistance that the […]

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His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

May 9, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 9/5/17 On Saturday 29 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I hosted and presided over a one-day consultation to discuss the reconstruction and revitalization of the Armenian community in Syria. The consultation brought together clergy and laity representing the Armenian community in Syria, as well as representatives of Armenian humanitarian organizations who have responded […]

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36th Anniversary of the Christian Education Center in Damascus

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Christian Education Center in Damascus. The celebration was held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The celebration included a short overview spanning the years of ministry and service […]

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DR. LIZA POSTHUMOUSLY GIVEN RUSSIAN RED CROSS’S HIGHEST AWARD

February 23, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/2/17 The Russian Red Cross has decided to posthumously award Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, “Dr. Liza,” the beloved doctor and founder of the charitable “Fair Aid” Foundation, who died in the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi on December 25 last year. The chairman of the organization Raisa Lukuttsova announced that Dr. Liza would be […]

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS REMAIN IN ALEPPO WITH RUSSIA’S HELP—PATRIARCH JOHN X

February 11, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/17 “I visited Aleppo. Of the approximately four million people in the city, about thirty-five thousand Christians remain, including Orthodox,” said Patriarch John X of Antioch at a recent meeting with Russian parliamentarians. “The help given by Russia allows people to remain in the country,” said the primate, as Interfax-Religion reports. The continued […]

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POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH HOLDS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

February 5, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 5/2/17 A charity concert of Christmas carols was held January 27 in the Royal Castle in Warsaw to benefit children in Syria. The event, initiated by the “True to the Tradition of Generations” association in cooperation with the St. John of Climacus parish in Wola, was the latest in an ongoing string of […]

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GERMAN COURT CONVICTS 7 OF FINANCING JIHAD WITH STOLEN CHURCH FUNDS

February 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Judges in Cologne, Germany have ruled that there is satisfactory proof that seven men broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. The regional court sentenced the seven men, between the ages of 24 and 37, to between three years and six months, and four years and […]

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RUSSIA’S ANTI-TERROR INITIATIVE BACKED BY ARAB COUNTRIES

February 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Arab countries have lent their support to Russia’s call for a global anti-terror front, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Russian president Vladimir Putin called for an international coalition aimed at eliminating terrorism in his December 2015 state-of-the-nation […]

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Sochi’s Churches to Host Liturgical Services in Memory of Tu-154 Crash Victims

February 2, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 2/2/17 Orthodox memorial services for the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash will be held on Thursday at all churches in Sochi, the city administration announced in a statement. SOCHI (Sputnik) – On December 25, 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refueling and take-off […]

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The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Conclude

January 26, 2017 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 26/1/17 The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three bodies met separately, as joint groups, and in plenary, depending on the topics. After welcoming […]

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Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

January 24, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN RESTORING SYRIAN CHURCHES

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/1/17 “Of course we will take part in the restoration of churches, but first of all we must restore peace in the country,” Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) said on Tuesday in a meeting with students of the Moscow State Linguistic University, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s hard to begin restoring churches when this or that territory […]

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BURIAL OF DR. LIZA TO BE HELD ON MONDAY AT NOVODEVICHY CEMETERY

January 15, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ Head of the “Fair Aid” charity fund Elizaveta Glinka (Dr. Liza), who died in the crash of TU-154 in the area of Sochi, will be buried on Monday, January 16 in Moscow’s Novodevichy cemetery; the ceremony begins at 10:00, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the President’s Council […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

January 3, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/2017 On his way back from Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Church of the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) in Homs. His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, and the clergy of the Archdiocese received His Holiness. His Holiness prayed for […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Prays for Peace in Syria

January 3, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II led a prayer for peace in Syria at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Aleppo. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate […]

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1 Christian killed for their faith every 6 minutes in 2016 – study

December 31, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 31/12/16 Ninety thousand Christians were murdered for their faith around the globe this year, which amounts to one being killed every six minutes, Italy’s CESNUR religious study group said. Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world, Massimo Introvigne, director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), told Vatican […]

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Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

December 27, 2016 Featured News
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The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. […]

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Terrorists Reportedly Shell Christian District in Syria’s Damascus at Christmas

December 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 26/12/17 Christian district al-Qassa’a in the Syrian capital city of Damascus was subject to terrorist attack with three mortar shells Sunday, media reported citing a police source. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The terrorists fired three mortar shells during church service near a French hospital, located in the residential neighborhood, inflicting damage on the private […]

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WAVE OF DESTRUCTION HITS CHRISTIAN STATUES IN GERMANY

December 22, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/12/16 “Not a day goes by” without Christian statues being defaced or destroyed in the small German town of Dülmen and its surrounding area, population of less than 50,000, reports Breitbart. The wave of destruction swept through in late October and early November, leaving behind decapitated statues of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and […]

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Explosion Hits Christian District of Aleppo During Liberation Festivities

December 21, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 21/12/16 Explosion hits Syrian city during liberation festivities, according to Ria Novosti corespondent. A blast rocked the predominantly Christian Azizia district of Aleppo Tuesday as the residents were celebrating Christmas and the liberation of the city’s eastern part, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene. The explosion reportedly occurred about 165 feet […]

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