Russia, U.S. must melt ice in relationship, overcome global crises – Patriarch Kirill

Russia, U.S. must melt ice in relationship, overcome global crises P…

November 22, 2014
Interfax-religion.comMoscow, November 21, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called for efforts to improve relations between Russia and the United States.“Currently, we are experiencing not the best period in the relations between Russia and the United States, but not the worst either, if you compare history. I think work needs to be done, including by religious leaders, so that the two world powers could develop their relations and treat each other with mutual respect and trust,” the patriarch said at a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft an…
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Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His…

November 22, 2014
22/11/14NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013.Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) on November 29, on the eve of…
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At least 50 churches were damaged in military action in Ukraine – Russian expert

At least 50 churches were damaged in military action in Ukraine Russ…

November 22, 2014
Moscow, November 21, Interfax – At least fifty churches were attacked and some twenty churches were taken over on the territory of Ukraine in the course of the military action there, Vladislava Filyanova, the head of the ethnic and religious issues research sector of the Russian Strategic Research Institute, said.“It’s the minimum because information on such takeovers is rarely reported by the media,” the expert said.The expert said the media are now advised against publishing such information in order to prevent the situation in the country from being aggravated, which makes i…
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Chaldean Patriarch Urges Moderate Muslims to Challenge Extremist Acts

Chaldean Patriarch Urges Moderate Muslims to Challenge Extremist Acts

November 22, 2014
Archbishop Louis Sako is the patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church, one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities (Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images).Catholic News Service – 22/1/14VIENNA — Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad implored moderate Muslims to reject “terrorism in the name of religion” and step up to challenge the actions of Islamic State militants against minority communities in Iraq.During an international conference of Muslim and Christian leaders, Sako called the situation in Iraq an “unprecedented historic…
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Pope Theodoros II meets Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece

Pope Theodoros II meets Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece

November 21, 2014
 On 14th November 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, met with His Excellency Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece at the Maximos Mansion. The meeting took place so that His Beatitude could be briefed on the developments connected with the recent three-day summit between Egypt-Greece-Cyprus in the Egyptian capital. His Beatitude assured the G…
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The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of heaven

The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of heaven

November 21, 2014
November 2014The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did not consider them gods, called them the creators of the whole visible world. The local Council of…
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Prayerful gathering in memory of 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kolubara

Prayerful gathering in memory of 100th anniversary of the Battle…

November 21, 2014
On Monday, 4th November 2014 His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica officiated the solemn Liturgy in honour of the 100th anniversary of the famous Battle of Kolubara.The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Dragomir Sando, chairman of the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; five military chaplains, serving in military units in the territo…
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BURIAL PLACE OF HOLY ARCHDEACON STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR DISCOVERED

BURIAL PLACE OF HOLY ARCHDEACON STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR DISCOVERE…

November 20, 2014
 Pravoslavie.ru – 20/11/14During excavations near the Palestinian town of Ramallah archaeologists have discovered a greatest Christian relic – the burial place of Holy Archdeacon Stephen, the First Martyr for Christ, reports the Linga news portal.Research in the Kharaba at Taiar village, which lies two kilometers west of Ramallah, carried out by the Palestinian and Israeli researchers h…
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MOSQUE-CHURCH DISPUTE DIVIDES GEORGIAN VILLAGE

MOSQUE-CHURCH DISPUTE DIVIDES GEORGIAN VILLAGE

November 20, 2014
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting – November 2014A dispute over whether a building in southern Georgia is a Muslim mosque or a Christian church has caused bad feeling between locals from the two faiths. Some say the issue would never have led to so much trouble had the local authorities not mishandled things.The contested structure in the small village of Mokhe was built as a mosqu…
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CHINESE CHRISTIANS SWELLING IN NUMBER AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY GETS LEFT BEHIND

CHINESE CHRISTIANS SWELLING IN NUMBER AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY GE…

November 20, 2014
ChinaTopix – November 2014China, an officially atheist country that is converting into Christianity at breakneck speed, is bound to become the world’s largest Christian country with about 250 million faithful by 2030, save for one group-the Orthodox Christians.Yang Fenggang of Purdue University said that since the 1980s, the Chinese Christian community has been growing by an average of…
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