Syria

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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RT: Explosion disrupts Christmas celebrations in Aleppo

December 21, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 21/12/16 A well-attended Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the Syrian city of Aleppo was rocked by an explosion meters away from the gathered crowd. No casualties have been reported. “We saw a huge flash of light,” reported RT’s Lizzie Phelan, who was covering the event, in an online broadcast. “At least half of the […]

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“Love Unites Us” Concert – Damascus

December 17, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/12/16 Under the theme of “Love Unites Us”, St. Aphrem Patriarchal Choir, in the collaboration with UNDP, organized a concert at Al-Zahra Theater in Damascus to conclude the initiative for “Art for Peace” in Syria. The initiative included categories of art like poetry, painting, song writing and music composition and consisted […]

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Patriarch Kirill, Hollande Discussed Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria

December 6, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 6/12/16 According to reports, Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois Hollande. PARIS (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on Monday had a productive discussion on a number of topical issues with French President Francois […]

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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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