THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CONDEMN PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CONDEMN PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST CHRIS…

July 23, 2014
July 2014The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is alarmed upon hearing the horrifying statement issued by the Islamic State group, telling Christian communities in the Iraqi city of Mosul that they must convert to Islam, pay a jiziya tax, or give up all their possessions and leave the city, otherwise face imminent execution.The inhumane statement is contrary to the peaceful symbiosis of Christians and Mus…
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THE FEAST OF THE GATHERING OF THE APOSTLES IN TIBERIAS

THE FEAST OF THE GATHERING OF THE APOSTLES IN TIBERIAS

July 23, 2014
 Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2014On Sunday, the 30th of June/13th of July 2014, the feast of the Gathering of the Twelve Holy Apostles was celebrated at the Holy Monastery dedicated to them, near the Western shore of the Tiberian sea, at the centre of the present-day big Israeli city of Tiberias.At the church of the Monastery, which preserves many of the building components of the anc…
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UN Security Council Denounces Persecution of Iraqi Christians

UN Security Council Denounces Persecution of Iraqi Christians

July 22, 2014
22/7/14UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.The Islamic State, which last month declared a “caliphate” straddling large swathes of northern Iraq and Syria, has threatened a Christian presence in the region spanning clo…
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What Next for Iraq’s Christians?

What Next for Iraq’s Christians?

July 22, 2014
http://www.economist.com - 22/7/14Apart from praying and lamenting, is there anything else that concerned outsiders, such as the Western churches, should be doing to help Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq? That is a real question, not least because Iraqi Christian leaders are in a quandary themselves.Until a few weeks ago, Mosul and its environs remained a bastion, however…
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Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide

Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi G…

July 22, 2014
http://www.digitaljournal.com - 22/7/14WASHINGTON — Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions.The UN Security…
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In Lebanon a Mark of Solidarity With Mosul Christians

In Lebanon a Mark of Solidarity With Mosul Christians

July 22, 2014
Daily Star, Lebanon - 22/7/14BEIRUT — The exodus of Christians from the jihadist-controlled city of Mosul has stirred controversy in Christian and Muslim communities alike in Lebanon, with social media having big role in the backlash.The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which has recently changed its name to Islamic State (IS), gave Christians in Iraq’s northern area an…
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ISIS Making Good on Promise to Kill Christians

ISIS Making Good on Promise to Kill Christians

July 22, 2014
By Jennifer Jensenhttp://www.10news.com - 22/7/14SAN DIEGO — The radical Islamic group ISIS is making good on its threats to kill Iraqi Christians who refuse to convert.The crisis is closely being followed by San Diego’s Chaldean community, which is the second largest population of Iraqi Christians in the United States.Local Chaldean leader Mark Arabo says what is happening in Iraq rig…
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International Conventional and Electronic Theological Seminar and Conference on Deaconesses & Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology

International Conventional and Electronic Theological Seminar and…

July 22, 2014
July 2014Information about the seminar are given in Greek  here και here.The program, the speakers and and their papers are displayed here60 years ago Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou, 93 years old now, opened the discussion within the Orthodox theological circles on the thorny issue of the Ordination of Women with his dissertation on the deaconesses. To honor this pillar of modern Greek Ort…
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An Assault on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi

An Assault on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi

July 22, 2014
Diocese of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Orthodox  Church in Georgia 22/7/14On July 19, 2014, a pre-planned attack was perpetrated on the representatives of the Armenian Church of Surb Etchmiadzin located in Tbilisi, which was motivated by ethnic and religious hatred. At around 4 pm, a provocation was organized on a territory adjacent to the yard of the Church. After an unsuccessful attempt to drive…
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Cross in Honour of St. Sergius of Radonezh Erected in Canada

Cross in Honour of St. Sergius of Radonezh Erected in Canada

July 22, 2014
22/7/14On July 18, as part of the festivities dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius, Igumen (Abbot) of Radonezh, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God. After the Liturgy, with the blessing of the ruling hierarch of the Canadian and Montreal Diocese (ROCOR), Archbishop Gabriel (Chemodakov), a memorial cross was erected and a…
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