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‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (RT EXCLUSIVE)

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com- 22/11/16 In an exclusive interview with RT, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, shared his ideas on the difficult situations of Christians in the Middle East, the US presidential election, and European multiculturalism. RT: Your Holiness, first of all, let me congratulate you on your upcoming birthday. Thank you for taking […]

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Holy Qurobo at Mor Yuhanon Church – Sao Paolo

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthoodx Patriarchate – 6/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yuhanon Church in Sao Paolo. Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, and Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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The Life of Saint Luke

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 1/11/16 Saint Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile in Antioch, Syria. He was a physician and it is believed that he may have also been a slave, as it was not uncommon in his day for slaves to be educated in medicine so the family would have a resident […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & the Syriac Orthodox Delegation Meets President of Brazil

October 28, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 28/10/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency the President of Brazil Mr. Michel Temer at the Presidential Palace in Brazilia. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences, Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, […]

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Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Alive, Currently in Raqqa

October 28, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 28/10/16 According to preliminary data, Syrian bishops abducted in the vicinity of the country’s northern city of Aleppo in 2013 are alive and currently in the city of Raqqa occupied by the Daesh militant group, a mother superior at the Monastery and Convent of Saint James the Mutilated, located in the western Syrian […]

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RUSSIAN PATRIARCH SAYS WAR ON TERRORISM IS ‘HOLY WAR FOR ALL’

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/10/2016 Warfare on terrorism is a holy war which should be a common cause for all countries, not only Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Tuesday. “I regret that my words were interpreted in a wrong way. I have never spoken about any holy war in Syria. I spoke about […]

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Assyrian Organizations Submit Report on Syria to UN

October 5, 2016 Featured News
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AINA- 5/10/16 (AINA) — A joint report by the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Assyrian Human Rights Network and the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) has been submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Syrian Arab Republic. This is the second UPR of Syria conducted by the UN. […]

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General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness discussed with Rev. Fr. Huttunen the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria […]

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High-Level UK Delegation Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 4, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- September 2016   His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the United Kingdom, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included members of the House of the Lords and House of Commons as well as religious leaders: Rev. Andrew Ashdown, Baroness Caroline Cox, Lord Raymond Hylton, […]

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NO RUNNING WATER FOR TWO MILLION SYRIANS IN WAR-RAVAGED ALEPPO

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC- August – September 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Two million people in Aleppo, Syria have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for […]

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SYRIAN FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HASAKEH

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC-  August- September 2016 It was only a year ago that Syrian families living in besieged villages near the city of Hasakeh sought refuge there and humanitarian relief from IOCC and its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. IOCC is once again responding to the urgent needs of […]

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Assyrian Soldier Killed By ISIS Buried in Syria

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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https://philosproject.org – August 2016 Today, yet another young 23-year-old martyr, Basil “Akkad” Talya was buried in Syria as a result of the war against the Islamic State. His recent life, death and family life in many ways mirror the state of the Assyrian nation. His life turned upside down when ISIS militants invaded his village in […]

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President of Poland met the Patriarch of Antioch: Discussions on the situation of the Christians of the Middle East

August 28, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Wednesday, 17 August 2016, His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President of the Polish Republic met His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and All Orient –president.pl informs. Besides the members of the Antioch delegation, Patriarch John was accompanied by His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, and […]

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Tragedy continues for Christians in Aleppo: You can help them

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Barnabas Fund – August 2016 “The enemy has besieged the rebels … the rebels attacked us and occupied the main road (the supply route of Aleppo) and we were besieged for ten days. And because of this, the government … surrounded the rebels and [we have] been besieged totally.” – email to Barnabas Fund from […]

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian […]

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Swedes Demand Assyrian Autonomy to Make Up for Daesh Genocide

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 After having established a quasi-state in the Middle East, Daesh has been guilty of many evils, including persecution of other ethnic groups, whose religious beliefs happen to differ from radical Islam, such as the Assyrians. A group of Swedish politicians now advocate the creation of a local Assyrian autonomy to prevent future genocides. Sweden […]

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His Holiness Aram I on Pastoral Visit to Syria

August 2, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – August 2016 28-29 July 2016. During the past five years of the conflict in Syria, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, with the guidance of His Holiness Aram I, has accompanied the Armenian communities in Syria through prayers and messages, while providing humanitarian assistance and raising funds in the diaspora. All assistance to Armenians in […]

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The Christians Of Syria, Martyrs Of Nowadays

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Romanian Orthodox News Agency – June 2016 Tuesday, 21 June 2016, the conference entitled “Christians of Syria, martyrs of nowadays” was held at the parish of Saints Parents Ioachim and Ana – Oborul vechi, deanery of district 2, Bucharest, delivered by Rev Gheorghe Costea, parish priest of the Romanian community of Syria and […]

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Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer at the Republic Square of Yerevan

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 25, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; an Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer was held in the Republic Square of Yerevan. The prayer service was attended by around […]

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Financial Assistance Provided to 100 Families from Syria

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 20, on the occasion of the International Day of Refugees, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Social Services Office of Mother See provided financial assistance to 100 needy Syrian families. The event organized jointly with […]

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We should not forget the Armenian Community in Syria, Appeals His Holiness Aram I

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, His Holiness Aram I has been monitoring the situation of Armenians in Syria through regular telephone communication with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate, and the lay leadership. A few days ago, the Archbishop informed the Catholicos that the latest mortar attacks on Aleppo also […]

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