Turkish President addresses acting Armenian Patriarch Aram Atesyan

Public Radio of Armenia - 26/4/15 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that Turkey shares the pain of the Armenian community on the centennial anniversary of the mass deportation of Ottoman Armenians, which he described as “sorrowful events,” the Hurriyet Daily News reports. Erdoğan’s message, addressed to Acting Patriarch Aram Ateşyan in Turkish, Armenian and English, was read ...

Teaching People to Commit Genocide

22/4/15 (AINA) -- The United Nations often pays lip service to the need to stop educational instruction that could motivate genocidal attacks on national or religious groups. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 defines the right to education in this way: "[Education] shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious ...

Remembering the Forgotten Genocide

https://barnabasaid.org - April 2015 In 1900 Christians constituted around 32% of Ottoman Turkey's population. Just 27 years later the figure was down to about 1.8%. In early 1915, a fatwa was issued against non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. Muslims were called to fight the Christian minorities with whom they had been living as neighbours, albeit not on equal ...

Armenian Government Recognizes Turkish Genocide of Assyrians and Greeks

The Armenian National Assembly recognized the Assyrian and Greek genocide perpetrated by Turks in World War One.

25/3/15 Yerevan (AINA) -- The Armenian National Assembly voted today to recognize the genocide of Assyrians and Greeks that was committed by Ottoman Turks during World War One, between 1915 and 1923. The genocide claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.The genocide recognition bill, sponsored by the Republican Party, received ...

Memorial service for 6,000 Serbs killed in Stari Brod held: When brave girls and mothers with children in their arms leapt into the Drina

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Grey Carter - 23/3/15 In Stari Brod, Visegrad, memorial service was held for more than 6,000 Serbs who were killed by Independent state of Croatia forces,  members of the infamous Black Legion of Jure Francetic. This monstrous murder happened in the spring of 1942. Rev Dragan Vukotic said that on this day 73 years ago in the Drina canyon ...

Church will support fight against nationalism and Nazism – Patriarch

Church will support fight against nationalism and Nazism – Patriarch

Moscow, January 22, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has spoken of the importance of fighting Nazism and distortions of history in the context of the coming 70th anniversary of victory in World War II. “The festivities honoring the Great Victory make us think of the heroism of our warriors in the years ...

The International Scientific Conference “Orthodox World and the First World War” held

On the 5th and 6th of December 2014, Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade hosted the International Scientific Conference “Orthodox World and the First World War”. Opening Words The First World War, which started a hundred years ago, represented a significant historical milestone, which had a profound impact on European and world history. The ...

Historical day for the Serbs of South Sidney

December 2014 - A small Serbian community, an example of harmony and Christian love In the region which is located on the south of the city of Sidney, the largest area is called Ilawara, which main center is Wolongong. Serbs began very early to settle in these areas. The first written records date to the time ...

“Caliphate” is more dangerous than World War III – Supreme Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun of Syria

Moscow, October 31, Interfax - Supreme mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun sees the danger in establishing a "caliphate," as it has happened with the "Islamic state." “Calls to set up an Islamic state are more dangerous that calls to unleash World War III,” the mufti said at his Moscow press conference. He stressed that “religion is ...

Cross set up in Belgrade to commemorate defenders of the city during the First World War

September 2014 Belgrade, September 19, Interfax - A commemorative sign honoring the soldiers who fought in the First World War, defending the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, was inaugurated by Serbian President Tomislav Nicolic and Russian Railways (RZhD) chief Vladimir Yakunin. The monument was set up at the fortress Kalemegdan where the river Sava merges the Dunay river. ...

“Peace is the Future – Dialogue of Religions and Cultures : 100 years after the First World War” Conference in Belgium

10/9/14 On September 7, in the Belgian city of Antwerp, an international conference entitled “Peace is the Future; Dialogue of Religions and Cultures; 100 years after the First World War”, was held through the initiative of the Community of Sant’egidio of the Catholic Church. The conference was attended by over 300 delegates and guests from the world’s ...

Metropolitan Hilarion : No winners in a World War

3/9/14 A century ago, the First World War began. On 28 July 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, then on 1 August, Germany declared war on Russia, and over the course of a few short days, several more world powers joined the conflict either on their own initiative or by needs. Over the next three years, ...

Centenary of Battle of Cer

Church of Serbia - 23/8/14 The decisive stage of the Battle of Cer, which ended as the first major Allied victory in World War I - and one that was won by the Serbian forces - took place in the night between August 15 and 16, 1914. The fact that tiny Serbia managed to defeat the Austro-Hungarian ...

On centenary of Russia’s entry into World War I, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Liturgy at Memorial Church of St. George and headed the consecration of Archimandrite Ioann (Rochshin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk

  5/8/14 On August 1, 2014, the Day of the Founding of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Memorial Church of St. George the Conqueror on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow. On that day one hundred years ago, Russia entered into World ...

Solemn opening of Andricgrad

  Church of Serbia - 2/7/14 On the occasion of the centenary of the beginning of the First World War and the Sarajevo Assasination Andricgrad was solemnly opened in attendance of the highest officials of Republic of Srpska and Serbia in Visegrad, on 28 June 2014. By cutting the red tape Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, President ...

Chicago centenarian honored as one of Armenian mass-slaughter’s last survivors

By Jennifer Delgado Tribune reporter - 21/10/13 Helen Paloian started her life without a home. Orphaned as a young child in Armenia, Paloian — then Helen Kherdian — wandered the streets, begging for food and shelter. She witnessed Ottoman Turk soldiers raid her village and deport the locals, just before mass killings that many historians call the Armenian ...

Syrian Bishop Warns Intervention Could Spark ‘World War’

(AFP) -- A Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop on Monday warned that an armed intervention in Syria could unleash a "world war", while the Vatican's official newspaper called for more "prudence" from Western powers. "If there is an armed intervention, that would mean, I believe, a world war. That risk has returned," Monsignor Antoine Audo of Aleppo ...

Krasnoyarsk church gets its cross after 100 year wait

21/5/13 On May 17, in the Dormition Monastery in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, a dome cross and a bell were placed on a church which had been designed as early as in 1909 but was built only in 2012, reports RIA Novosti agency. In 1909, the Architect Leonid Cheryshev designed the stone church for the Dormition ...

Israel will do everything for Orthodox believers – Peres

Jerusalem, November 12, Interfax - Israeli President Shimon Peres said he will always remember Russia's exceptional role in the victory over fascism. "I will never forget that Russia together with the allies emerged victorious from World War II, paying the dearest price for the victory - the lives of 30 million citizens who dealt the strongest ...

Bulgaria: A Land of Antiquity and Resilient People

By Sharon Mitchell The Headliner News 28/3/2012 Bulgaria. Why the interest in this southeastern European country to the extent that someone would write an article about it? My answer is simple: There are many fascinating reasons to learn about this country that is wedged between Greece, Turkey to the south, Romania to the north, Serbia to the west ...