Syrian Christians Proclaim “Trump is right on Syria!” YPG Kurds are responsible for escalation in Northeast Syria

Photo: Al-Qahtaniyah (Aramaic: Qabre Hewore; Kurdish: Tirbespiye) in Northeast Syria A welcome image of PKK's jailed leader at the entrance of the Kurdified town. Source: unknown

WCA - 10/10/2019 “President Trump is right on Syria!,” according to Johny Messo, the President of the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”). Withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and halting financial and arms support to the YPG Kurds may help restore peace and security in Syria. Messo further argues that “the YPG Kurds are responsible for ...

Report of Results: Survey of Orthodox Christian Faithful International Consultation on Women

SCV - 2/2/18 Blessed Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple! In cooperation with the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission, Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) recently developed and inaugurated a Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful. The survey sought participants’ input regarding “Challenges and Opportunities of the Role of Women in the Church” for the Consultation ...

POCHAEV LAVRA CALLS ON RUSSIAN CHURCH TO WITHDRAW FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF “CHURCHES”

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Orthochristian.com - 7/12/17 The brethren of the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaev, Ukraine addressed a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the hierarchs of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow from November 29 to December 2, calling for the Russian Church to withdraw from the “World Council of ‘churches’” ...

Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader by Fr Dr K M George

Marthoman TV - 22/11/7 Buy a copy here Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader is a compilation of the selected writings of Paulos Mar Gregorios, a metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and a former President of the World Council of Churches. The book deals with his thought in the areas of ecumenism, orthodox theology, philosophy, interfaith ...

ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AMMAN

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 19/11/7 His Beatitude Theophillos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 17 November 2017 Mr Secretary General, Respected Members of the Executive Committee, Dear Sisters and Brothers, We welcome you to Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and we bring you the blessings of the Holy City of Jerusalem. We ...

Professor Kyriaki FitzGerald Speaks at Bose Conference in Italy

SCV - 20/10/17 Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), offered the key note presentation at the Consultation on “Ecumenical Perspectives to the Role of Women in the Churches.” This was held at the Monastery of Bose in ...

Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

MOTV - 9/10/17 Buy here: Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader is a compilation of the selected writings of Paulos Mar Gregorios, a metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and a former President of the World Council of Churches. The book deals with his thought in the areas of ecumenism, orthodox theology, philosophy, interfaith dialogue, and ...

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

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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 they ...

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

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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 Thursday, "threaten ...

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

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 in ...

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW EMPHASIZES ECUMENICAL AGENDA AT RECENT WCC ADDRESS

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 Constantinople’s ...

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

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 Daily News ...

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

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 “defining environmentalism as ...

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

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 of ...

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

88th successor to the Holy Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

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 has been ...

INITIAL SORROWFUL OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD

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 we offer ...

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

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 was ...

His Holiness Aram I writes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

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 Bundestag lower house of ...

Media accreditation opens for WCC Central Committee 2016

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 place ...

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

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 Orthodox Church ...

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

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 extensive commentary, ...