62 Coptic Christian Families Forcibly Evicted by Salafi Muslims

Coptic Christians demonstrating against persecution

By Asia News 10/2/2012 Salafi Muslims in the area of el-Amerya, with the complicity of the police and state authorities, set fire to Christian homes and shops, and forced several families to leave the country under the threat of further violence. On 30 January a crowd of Muslims attacked the village of Kobry- el-Sharbat for the second ...

Armenian Catholicos and Christian Conference of Asia Secretary General discuss interreligious dialogue

9/2/2012 Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia of Armenian Apostolic Church Aram I met with Christian Conference of Asia Secretary General Rev. Dr. Henriette Lebang on Thursday. The parties discussed issues and challenges confronting inter-church movement and especially the current situation of Asian inter-church movement. Lebang gave invitations to Aram I for inter-church congresses in Taiwan and ...

Requiem concert to commemorate new martyrs and confessors of Christ in 15th-20th century Greece, Cyprus, Asia Minor and Pontus

26/1/2012 On January 25, 2012, a requiem concert took place at the Church of Christ the Saviour’s Hall of Councils in conclusion of the 20th Educational Christmas Readings. Named ‘Confessors of Orthodoxy after the Fall of the Empire’, it was devoted to the feat performed by new martyrs and confessors of Christ in the 15th-20th century ...

Christianity Sees Major Shifts In 100 Years, Percentage Of Population Remains Constant

19/12/2011 Washington, D.C. — With Christmas fast approaching, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life published a new comprehensive demographic report on the size and distribution of the world’s Christian population. The study finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages in more than 200 countries around the world, representing nearly ...

50 Thousand Orthodox Christians Venerate Holy Belt of the Virgin in Moscow

By Nina Achmatova 11/22/2011 Asia News The relic, one of the most venerated in the Orthodox world, ends its tour of Russia at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Thousands waited up to 18 hours to see it. The security measures deployed are at the highest levels, because the exposure of the relic coincides with the celebrations for ...

The Chancellor of OMHKSEA was elected as Metropolitan of Singapore

Archimandrite Konstantinos Tsilis - Elected Metropolitan of Singapore

3/11/2011 The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (Ecumenical Patriarchate) The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia with great joy announces that on November 3,2011 the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected the Rev.Archimandrite fr.Konstantinos Tsilis, Chancellor of OMHKSEA, as Metropolitan of Singapore! The Episcopal ordination of the new Bishop will ...

Turkey: A “satisfied” Bartholomew I hopes for the reopening of the Halki School

By Asia News 5/9/2011 For the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, the return of properties seized by the Turkish government is an act of justice and reparation for the illegal acts of the past. He has asked for further steps and Erdogan replied to him: This is just the beginning. Imminent reopening of the ... Istanbul - Bartholomew I, ...

‘The Patriarchate perception’ in Turkey’s global strategy by Bekir Günay & Emrah Usta*

19/7/2011 The institution known officially as the Fener Greek Patriarchate in Turkey and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the rest of the world, serves as the spiritual leader of the Orthodox community, whose members exceed 250 million. After the Roman Empire split into East and West, the Christians in the Byzantine Empire were subordinated to the İstanbul ...

Patriarch Kirill is concerned with difficulties of Orthodox mission in Baltic States and Central Asia

Moscow, February 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia speaking at the Bishops' Council in Moscow voiced a number of problems the Russian Orthodox Church experiences in the Baltic States and Central Asia. "Unsettled problem persists in relations between the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Estonian Republic, though there's ...

Episcopal Assembly of All canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania and Asia

Serbian Church INVITATION - On the occasion of the Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania and Asia, which will take place in Sydney from 16th-18th October 2010, there will be on Sunday 17th october 2010, from 7:30 am in the Cathedral of the church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, Redfern, a ...

Russians mark the Day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

22/5/2010 Today the Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating he Day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, - one of the most revered Christian Saints, who is believed to be the Patron Saint of sailors and travellers, the protector of widows and orphaned children. A great many churches in Russia have been named after St. Nicholas, while in ...