Military might has Christians fearing the worst

Ruth Pollard 15/10/2011 "Hide your cross,'' the cab driver told Vivian Meleka as he wound his way through the crowded streets of the Egyptian capital. It was the morning after the worst violence since the February overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak and Cairo was a city on edge. The 30-year-old Coptic Christian, who has just completed a ...

Live Updates: Aftermath of military attack on Coptic Protest

10/10/2011 4:00 pm: Khaled Ali, a lawyer and the head of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, say he and other lawyers have spoken to the Attorney General and agreed to bring an autopsy team to the Coptic Hospital. 3:55 pm: Funeral services for the victims of last night's violence end and the bodies of ...

Armenian Church blessed Army spiritual leadership Flag

16/9/2011 ECHMIADZIN. – Holy See of Echmiadzin on Friday held blessing ceremony of the flag of spiritual leadership of the Armenian Armed Forces by Armenian Catholicos Karekin II. Representatives of Holy See and Great House of Cilicia, Armenian Deputy MOD Vladimir Gasparyan, other high-ranking MOD officials and military servicemen, spiritual representatives of Armenian Armed Forces, headed by ...

KYIV. Metropolitan Volodymyr conferred the Order of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

On August 25 Metropolitan Volodymyr at his residence at the Kyiv Caves Lavra received the leaders of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Marking the deserts of servicemen to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Archpastor conferred on them ecclesiastical awards. In particular, His Beatitude conferred on the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Honor Armed Forces at Orthodox Education Day, October 1st

8/5/2011 [SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY]—On Saturday, October 1, 2011, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will honor military chaplains and service men and women at its annual open house, Orthodox Education Day. Activities for the day will center on this year’s theme, “For God and Country.” The Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters, a member of the ...

Priests will come to Russian army in 2011 – Defense Ministry

Moscow, July 5, Interfax - The institution of military clergy will be introduced in the Russian army before the end of this year, Boris Lukichev, the head of the department for work with religious servicemen of the Main Department for Work with Personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, told Interfax. "The president has ordered to introduce ...

Minister and Patriarch sign agreement on introducing religious service in VS

Tanjug, Infobiro.tv 29/6/2011 Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac and Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej signed in the southern Serbian city of Nis Tuesday the Agreement on introducing religious service and performing religious rites in the Serbian Armed Forces (VS). Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac and Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej signed in the southern Serbian city ...

His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr greeted the Minister of Defense of Ukraine on the day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Yezhel M.B Dear Mykhail Borysovych! I heartily congratulate you and the personal assets on the 19th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine! We hold in deep respect everyone who defended our land from the hostile invasions to our land. We extend our gratitude to all who protects Ukraine today, those who ...

Delegation of Synodal Military Department of the UOC took part in the International Conference of the Military Clergymen

On the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr, the delegation of the Synodal Department for Relations with Armed Forces and Other Law-Enforcement Agencies of Ukraine, headed by its chairman - Archbishop Augustine of Lviv and Halych, took part in the work of the International Conference of the Military Clergymen, that took part in Cape Town ...