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Romanians in Turkey offer prayers to Virgin Martyr Paraskeva on her feast day

July 30, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 30/7/17 Romanian Orthodox faithful living in Istanbul gathered Wednesday, 26 July 2017, at St Paraskeva – Pikridion Church to honour the feast of the Holy Virgin Martyr Paraskeva of Rome. On the patronal feast of the Romanian parish in Istanbul, His Eminence Elpidophoros, Metropolitan of Bursa, presided over the […]

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US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS ON TURKEY TO PRESERVE AGIA SOPHIA’S SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/6/17 The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia […]

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TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in […]

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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

June 18, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members […]

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37th Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

June 2, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – June 2017 “ENGINEERING AN ANCIENT EMPIRE AND ITS LEGACY TODAY” PRESENTATION HOSTED BY GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO, THE ARCHONS OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE, AND THE HELLENIC SOCIETY OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GREEK AMERICA FOUNDATION.” CHICAGO, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons […]

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We expect Europe to act firmly against the Turkish policy of Genocide Denial, stated His Holiness Aram I

April 29, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – April 24 April 2017 – On Monday morning, Armenians gathered in Antelias to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration brought together Armenian people and organizations irrespective of their political or ideological differences. Elected Armenian Ministers and Deputies and their Lebanese counterparts, as well as representative of Lebanese civil society, […]

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Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide Commemoration Held in Glendale, California

April 25, 2017 News

AINA – April 2017 (AINA) — The city of Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, hosted commemoration events on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks in World War One. Glendale is home to a large Armenian population as well as a population of Assyrians. The events included lectures, poetry readings, performances and […]

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SCANDAL ERUPTS OVER ABSENCE OF CROSS FROM MOLDOVAN FLAG DURING PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO IRAN

February 14, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 A scandal has broken out in Moldova over the distortion of the national flag during President Igor Dodon’s recent trip to Iran. Specifically, several media outlets drew attention to the fact that the cross was missing from the flag. The Moldovan leader, who is also the President of the republic’s chess federation, […]

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Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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AINA – 18/1/17 Diyarbakir (AINA) — Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the Turkish government. Diyarbakir is home to many Assyrians and […]

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Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East

January 13, 2017 Featured News
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ANIA – 13/1/17 (AINA) — Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, has published a book titled After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. The book explores the state and future of the Christians of the Middle East. Dr. Kendal authors the weekly Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, serves […]

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RT: Slain Russian ambassador Karlov laid to rest in Moscow, named hero posthumously

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 22/12/16 +Memory Eternal+ Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead in Ankara, has been buried in Moscow with honors. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among those who bid a final farewell to the slain diplomat, who was named a hero of Russia posthumously. The funeral for the assassinated ambassador began at the […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW HOPES TO VISIT UKRAINE SOON

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RISU.org – 22/11/16 On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports. At the meeting, on behalf of Parliament the Speaker welcomed Patriarch Bartholomew on the 25th anniversary of his […]

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UNLIKELY PROTECTOR: TURKISH SHEPHERD GUARDS HISTORIC PONTIAN GREEK CHURCH

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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The Pappas Post – 22/11/16 A 60-year-old Turkish shepherd is an unlikely guardian of a Greek Orthodox Church in northern Turkey, protecting the historic structure from would-be treasure hunters and looters. Built in the mid 1800s in the Turkish province of Giresun, once known as Kerasounta and home to a thriving native population of Pontian Greeks, […]

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In Continuing Purge, Turkey Removes Only Assyrian Mayor

November 18, 2016 Featured News
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AINA – 18/11/16 Mardin, Turkey (AINA) — Turkey removed the two co-mayors of Mardin today and replaced them with a so-called qayyum(guardian). The co-mayors, Februniye Akyol and Ahmet Turk, were elected co-mayors of Mardin on March 30, 2014. Februniye Akyol was the first Assyrian female mayor in Turkey and ran as a member of a […]

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Armenia’s Broken Heritage

October 7, 2016 Featured News
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RFERL – October 2016 In July 2016, the ancient Armenian city of Ani, now in eastern Turkey, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. For Armenians, a people still living under the shadow of what they regard as “the first genocide of the 20th century” carried out against their ancestors who lived under the […]

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Assyrian Women’s Conference Issues Appeal for Aid

October 3, 2016 Featured News

AINA – October 2016 Brussels (AINA) — An International Assyrian Women’s Conference was held in Brussels on September 29. Representatives from Europe and the Middle East attended the conference and addressed the issue of violence against Assyrians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria. The participants called attention to the ISIS genocide of Assyrians and […]

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – August 2016 Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent attempted coup in Turkey and its temporary suspension of the […]

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AFTER THE SUPPRESSION OF REVOLT IN TURKEY THE SITUATION OF CHRISTIANS WILL DETERIORATE, A RUSSIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIALIST BELIEVES

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru- 21/7/16 The situation of Christians in Turkey will deteriorate, since following the suppression of the revold there has been a growing tendency to further islamization of the country and entrenchment of the personal power of its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leading researcher of the Center for Religion and Society Studies of the Institute of […]

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23RD I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN THESSALONIKI – GREECE

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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23rd General Assembly of I.A.O. Thessaloniki, 4 – 8 July 2016 Central Subject: Fundamental Global Changes– Christian Orthodox Perspective RESOLUTION – CONCLUSIONS The 23rd General Assembly of the “Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy” (I.A.Ο) that convened in Thessaloniki from July 4 until July 8 on the central subject «Fundamental Global Changes – Christian Orthodox Perspective»: Addresses […]

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UNIQUE CRYPT DISCOVERED IN GEORGIAN CHURCH IN TURKEY

July 7, 2016 Featured News
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blagovest-info.ru – 7/7/16 In the north-eastern part of the main church of the Georgian Ishkhani monastery complex, ceded to Turkey, specialists of the Tbilisi “Research Center” discovered a unique entombment, reports ambebi.ge. According to member of the “Research Center” Levan Tsikarishvili, there is no doubt that a high-ranking representative of the nobility is buried in the […]

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The Serbian Patriarch sends condolences concerning the tragic events in Istanbul

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – June – July 2016 On the occasion of the tragic events in Istanbul, during which dozens of innocent victims suffered, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, sent sincere condolences to His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey. Telegram of condolences to His All-Holiness Ecumenical […]

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