THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA RENEWS ITS DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF ITS HISTORICAL RELIGIOUS CENTER IN CILICIA (KOZAN, TURKEY)

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - 31/8/19 On 30 July 2019, under the leadership of His Holiness Aram I, the legal team of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a case in the 2nd Kozan Court of First Instance against the Kozan Municipality and the Turkish State Treasury for the return of the Monastery and Cathedral of St. Sophia, the historical centre of the Cilician Catholicosate of the Armenian Church since 1297.  This ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meet Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/8/19 On August 29, 2019, upon the invitation of Dr. Souraya Bachaalani, Acting General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church and President of MECC for the Oriental Orthodox ...

A New Chapter for the Cultural and Tourist Development of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 31/8/19 The Egyptian government gave the green light for the expansion of St. Catherine International Airport in Sinai. The project, to be completed in less than two years, will upgrade the entire area, including the Greek-Orthodox Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The project, backed by the governor of South Sinai, General Khaled Fouda, has ...

Cluj Metropolitan: Roma People Are Our Fellow Christians. We Want To See Them Thrive

Basilica News Agency - 31/8/19 In a message sent Wednesday on the feast of Saint Moses the Black, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Cluj said that Roma people are ‘our fellow Christians, and we want to see them thrive spiritually and materially.’ His Eminence Metropolitan Andrei Andreicuț recalled that the Roma Association of the Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THEOTOKOS’ TOMB – 2019

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 31/8/19 On Wednesday, August 15/28, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Dormition of Theotokos in all reverence and brilliance at Thetokokos’ Tomb in Gethsemane. According to the typikon order and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos above and around Her Tomb, ...

Feast Day at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

 Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid - The Serbian Patriarchate - 31/8/19 The Feast of Summer Passover, as it is called in the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, is solemnly celebrated in all places of worship of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid. His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje John served the evening service ...

Ukraine’s “Autocephalous Bloc”: How Poroshenko Will Wage War Against Zelensky

Translated by Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs)- OCP News Service - 31.8.19 This article was first published in Politeka.net In spring, Ukraine witnessed an event that will be written down in the country’s history –Volodymyr Zelensky won the presidential elections. A showman who had never been involved in politics before, Zelensky’s victory is ...