His Holiness Aram I meets with the Heads of the Middle East Churches

His Holiness Aram I meets with the Heads of the Middle East Churc…

September 1, 2014
August- September 2014On Wednesday 27 August, the Heads of Middle East Churches met at the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke (Lebanon). His Holiness Aram I joined the meeting, accompanied by Bishop Shahé Panossian and Rt. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the ecumenical officer.The participants met to further consider items they had discussed at the recent visit of the Patriarchs to Iraq and to prepare a pu…
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PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS : Challenges are a “good thing” at Shreveport’s Nativity Mission

PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS : Challenges are a “good thing” at Shreve…

September 1, 2014
SHREVEPORT, LA [OCA] – September 2014“Thanks be to God, things at our mission—the Nativity of the Lord in Shreveport—are moving along at a steady pace,” said an enthusiastic Priest Jason Foster recently. “Over the last six months, we have welcomed 12 new members into the Church via baptism or chrismation, and we have another 11 catechumens and three enquirers.”The Nativity of the Lord Missio…
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Toronto Based Researcher Works to Preserve Ancient Syriac Inscriptions

Toronto Based Researcher Works to Preserve Ancient Syriac Inscrip…

September 1, 2014
Amir Harrak, professor of Syriac and Aramaic languages at the University of Toronto, poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 8, 2014. Mr. Harrak has been working to preserve rare inscriptions written in the ancient language of Syriac and the university has the world’s largest photograph collection of Syriac inscriptions from Iraq (photo: Michelle Siu).Mar Behnam (doorway) – Martyrion of M…
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9th meeting of Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue takes place in Tehran

9th meeting of Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Isl…

September 1, 2014
August – September 2014On 25-26 August 2014, the 9th meeting of the Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue took place in the capital of Iran. This year, the meeting was dedicated to the theme “Importance and Strengthening of Cooperation and Mutual Understanding between Islam and Orthodoxy.”The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church included Archbishop Feofilakt of P…
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Catholicos Baselios Marthoma II on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas Celebrates 68th birthday at an Orphanage

Catholicos Baselios Marthoma II on the Apostolic Throne of St Th…

August 31, 2014
His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara ChurchOCP News Service – 31/8/14India/Kerala/Kottayam: His Holiness Moron Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – 91st  reigning  Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and 21st reign…
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The Honoring of St. Cosmas is an Ancient Tradition for Albanians

The Honoring of St. Cosmas is an Ancient Tradition for Albanians

August 31, 2014
The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2014After attacking Archbishop Anastasios, after attacking the people that work for the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, after spreading all sorts of slander and lies about the Orthodox canons and statutes, after defaming the history of faith, it is now the turn of our saints. Specifically, most recently the articles that have appeared in certai…
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The Summer Day Camps for Children Continue in Different Location of Albania

The Summer Day Camps for Children Continue in Different Location…

August 31, 2014
The Albanian Orthodox Church – August  2014Summer day camps for children are being held in different locations of the country. Children participate 4-5 hours per day in these camps. The program of the camp is very rich and the children learn many important and beautiful things.The students of the Theological Academy, with the blessing of the Bishop of Apolonia, His Eminence Nicholas, and und…
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The Book Fair “Vlora 2014″

The Book Fair “Vlora 2014″

August 31, 2014
 The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2014With the blessing of Archbishop Anastasios and under the care of the Metropolitan of Berat, Vlora and all Myzeqe, His Eminence Ignatius, the Orthodox Church took part in the three-day book fair, “Vlora 2014″, held on August 10-13, 2014.The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania was present with its publications, with Church handicrafts…
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The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka

The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka

August 31, 2014
The Polish Orthodox Church – Paweł Karczewski Translation by Kamila Siemieńczuk – August 2014The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka has ended. Services in the monastery lasted all night. Thousands of the faithful worshiped the relics of the Venerable Cross and St. Mary Magdalene. Celebrations were crowned by Liturgy celebrated at the altar of the field before the church of the Tran…
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August 30 Report on North Iraq – Suicides, Squatters, Escapes

August 30 Report on North Iraq Suicides, Squatters, Escapes

August 31, 2014
Assyrian refugees in Ankawa, Iraq.31/8/2014(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 30, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq.A joint delegation representing the Ministry of Human Rights in the federal government and the Hammurabi Organization succeeded in recording many of the abuses suffered by refugees from of Mosul, the Nineveh Plain and…
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