THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS OBSERVED IN QATAR

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - August- September 2014 In fitting glory the Archbishopric of Qatar celebrated the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos. Due to local circumstances, the Dormition and the Service of the Lamentations of Theotokos were moved to Friday, the 16th/29th of August, in facilitation of the participation of the faithful, as Friday is a ...

Funeral service of Archbishop Longin of Klin

August- September 2014 On August 28, 2014, the Day of the Dormition of Our Lady, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Catholic church of St. Sebastian offered for Orthodox service in Bonn. He was assisted by Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany, ...

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

August- September 2014 On 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 ...

Toronto Based Researcher Works to Preserve Ancient Syriac Inscriptions

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

By Anqi Shen http://www.theglobeandmail.com August- September 2014 More than a decade ago, Amir Harrak spent three sweltering summers in his native Iraq, photographing inscriptions written in the Classical Syriac language. The University of Toronto researcher had set out to document the centuries-old engravings, knowing many would eventually be lost. In July, his worries returned when Islamic State militants took ...