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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ANNOUNCES IT WILL NOT CONSIDER ANTI-ORTHODOX BILLS AS THOUSANDS PROTEST OUTSIDE

May 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/5/17 The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada announced that it will not consider draft bills Nos. 4128 and 4511 on Thursday as originally planned, reports RIA-Novosti. More than 300,000 Ukrainians throughout the country signed petitions against the bills, which threaten to forbid and seize the churches of the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, as […]

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Russian church leader asks UN, Pope to intervene with Kiev over ‘discriminatory’ religious laws

May 18, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 18/5/17 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has appealed to a number of international religious and political leaders, asking them to not let Kiev enforce its recent initiative that might see Orthodox religious communities diminished in Ukraine. The pieces of legislation, which the Ukrainian parliament is set to vote on […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH: “TERRORISM IS A STRANGER TO ANY RELIGION”

April 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/4/17 On Wednesday, April 26, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left Geneva, where he had addressed the World Council of Churches the day before, for Cairo, where he attended and addressed an interreligious conference at Al-Azhar University on Thursday. His address, “Religions and Peace,” focused on the importance of religions and interreligious dialogue […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW EMPHASIZES ECUMENICAL AGENDA AT RECENT WCC ADDRESS

April 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 In Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy and the 25th anniversary of his enthronement to the Ecumenical throne, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered an address to the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva’s Ecumenical Center yesterday. The patriarch focused on […]

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Church Raized from the ruins-Interview of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania with Genc Mlloja, Albanian Daily News

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – 29/1/17 Interview of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania with Genc Mlloja, Albanian Daily News.  It was the beginning of 1991 when His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana. Durres and All Albania was appointed to be Patriarchal Exarch in Albania. In an exclusive interview with Albanian […]

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His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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Interviews with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew By Marianne Ejdersten* (Courtesy of the World Council of Churches) He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two decades. In 2008, Time Magazine named His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, for […]

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“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IS IN DANGER OF LOSING ITS IDENTITY AND VISION” HH ARAM I

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – November 2016 In his reflections at the opening session of the bilateral theological dialogue between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the World Anglican Communion, at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon, His Holiness Aram I described the present ecumenical landscape as one of “stagnation and uncertainty”. In his judgment “the continuous efforts […]

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Why the ‘Catholicate is so precious to us’ by Catholicos Baselius Marthoma Mathews I

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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MOTV- July 2016 ‘Why the Catholicate is so precious to us’ by late lemented H.H. BASELIUS MARTHOMA MATHEWS I – CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST Your Holiness Patriarch Ilya, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Your Graces, Honourable Ministers, and our beloved people. Our heart is truly tilled with joy and gratitude on this occasion. Not only because God Almighty […]

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INITIAL SORROWFUL OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Pan Orthodox Council (Facebook) – June-July 2016 From the Office of Heresies and Cults of the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus By way of the mass media we have followed with great sorrow and pain of soul the Holy and Great Synod from its inception at the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Pentecost. In what follows […]

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ADDRESS OF METROPOLITAN BENJAMIN OF VLADIVOSTOK AND PRIMORSK ON ORTHODOX PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

June 6, 2016 Featured News
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Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra – June 2016 April 19, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, hosted the conference: “The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations.” Taking part in the work of the conference were prominent bishops, clergy, and laity. Among those called to take part in the conference […]

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His Holiness Aram I writes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

June 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 Press Release: The resolution of the German Bundestag declaring the massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans “Genocide” is an act of historical significance, states His Holiness Aram I Antelias – 2 June 2016. In his letter addressed to Chancellor Angela Merkel, His Holiness Aram I wrote, “Today’s overwhelming vote by Germany’s […]

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Media accreditation opens for WCC Central Committee 2016

May 13, 2016 Featured News

Word Council of Churches- May 2016 GENEVA: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will meet 22 to 28 June for its second gathering since it was elected at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea in 2013. At the invitation of the Church of Norway, the meeting will take […]

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BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: OUTSIDE THE ORTHODOX CHURCH “THERE ARE NO OTHER CHURCHES, ONLY HERESIES AND SCHISMS”

April 23, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church announced on Thursday April 21 policy positions stemming from its recent meeting and pertaining to the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council to be held on Crete in June, reports The Sofia Globe. In particular the Synod proclaimed, amending an earlier draft document, that besides the “Holy […]

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GREEK PRIEST AND THEOLOGIAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST DRAFT DOCUMENT OF PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

March 9, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 9/3/16 The Greek information agency Romfea has published a detailed commentary on the draft document of the Pan-Orthodox Council “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian world,” which was composed by a cleric of the church of St. Nicholas in Patras, the theologian and priest Anastasios Gkotsopulous. It is an […]

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METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: “WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS”

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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Romfea – 12/2/16 There are serious gaps in the theological and canonical discussions at the upcoming meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod, notes Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. In a letter, of which the Agency of Religious News Romfea.gr has published extracts, the eminent hierarch does not consider there to be any problem of restoring the unity of […]

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Bishop Angaelos gives address on refugee crisis at WCC Consultation in Munich

October 29, 2015 Featured News

29/10/15 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, spoke of the challenges and opportunities of the current refugee crisis at a World Council of Churches Consultation in Munich, Germany, jointly hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria (ELKB), the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the […]

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Patriarch of Romania Celebrates his 64th Birthday

July 23, 2015 Featured News
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Tuesday, 22 July 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates his 64th birthday. The Patriarch of Romania was born on 22 July 1951, in Dobrești village, Bara commune, Tomiș county, as the third child to the family of teacher Alexie and Stela Ciobotea. He attended the primary school in his native […]

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New Director of Inter-Church Relations at the Mother See

July 7, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan was appointed to serve as the Director of the Inter-Church Relations Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan (Biography) Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan (baptismal name Artyom) was born on […]

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Executive Committee Members of WCC visits the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex

June 16, 2015 Featured News

On June 10, the members of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to pay tribute to the memory of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. During the centenary year of the Armenian genocide, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches is meeting 8-13 June […]

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Ethiopian Christians killed by IS remembered in prayers in Geneva

April 29, 2015 Featured News
Ethiopian Christians killed by IS remembered in prayers in Geneva

World Council of Churches – April 2015 A prayer service paying tribute to the Ethiopian Christians killed by the Islamic State (IS) last week was organized in Geneva, Switzerland, by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The event was attended by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit […]

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Some Assyrians Who Fled Their Town Say They Wish to Leave Iraq

September 15, 2014 Featured News
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15/9/14 (AINA) — Some Assyrians who were forced by ISIS to flee from Telsqof, an Assyrian town north of Mosul, say they do not wish to return but leave Iraq. In an interview conducted by the World Council of Churches and posted on youtube, residents of Telsqof say they have no future and would like […]

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