WAVE OF DISCONTENT RISING IN GEORGIA DUE TO NEW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS PERVERTING CHILDREN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 21/2/16 Tbilisi: It should be noted that Archimandrite Lazar (Abashidze), a famous contemporary Georgian ascetic and spiritual writer, recently spoke on this subject in his message addressed to the Georgian people: “Now all depends on us. And the worst thing is that the people remain silent. Priests and clergy are silent too, and we hear only ...

Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

December 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. Belgrade,  28 December 2015. - The high guest and His Holiness discussed the problems facing the Serbian Orthodox Church and the suffering of the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija, with a special emphasis ...

Order of Saint Andrew Represented at Groundbreaking Social Media and Minorities Conference in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey 11/20/2015  Two Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate played a role in a groundbreaking conference in Istanbul, giving voice to the use of social media by religious minorities in Turkey. The Nov. 13 conference — "Between Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: Minorities and Social Media" — focused on research findings of the Social Media and Minorities ...

Serbia will not recognise Kosovo’s independence: Opposes its membership in UNESCO

October 2015 Top state and church officials and representatives of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts invited members of UNESCO to reject application of Kosovo to UNESCO, and pointed out that Serbia will not recognise Kosovo's independence, and that it will continue its path towards EU membership, while cherishing and improving the traditionally good relations ...

Patriarch Irinej meets with Prime Minister Vucic

On October 15 2015, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch talked with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the seat of the Government of Serbia in Belgrade. Prime Minister discussed with the Patriarch about European Union and Kosovo and Metohija, Tanjug reports. The meeting was attended by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Bishop Jovan ...

Orthodoxy: Hope, for the people of Europe

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Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbott of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Gregory of the Holy Mountain -  August 2015 The 21st century’s European Union is in search of its identity. The “European identity” was not considered to be an object for serious concern, given that it was shaped solely by economic and political factors. But since cultural ...

Catholicos of All Armenians received the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Armenia

On July 23, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia. Visiting the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the occasion of the completion of his mission, Ambassador Hristea expressed his ...

Syrian Refugees Surge Into Serbia Seeking Asylum

Syrian refugees gather outside of the police station in Presevo, Serbia, where they are waiting to be registered for assistance. Many have traveled more than 1,000 miles in their flight to freedom. IOCC, in cooperation with Red Cross of Serbia, is providing meals to the weary travelers as well as to local people in need. photo: Nenad Preleveic/IOCC

July 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — One thousand miles separate Syria and Serbia, but the desperation to flee their war-torn country is driving thousands of refugees from Syria, as well as some from Afghanistan and other countries to make the long and dangerous journey. Their trek is a combination of boats, buses, trains, and walking. Many ...

I.A.O. Resolution on the protection of Christians & other religious minorities in the Middle East

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July 2015 - I.A.O. 22nd Annual Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) Vienna, 27 June 2015 Also Read -22nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERPARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY (I.A.O.) Resolution on the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East a.Greatly concerned with the quick and dramatic deterioration of the security of the Christians ...

CONFERENCE ON PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD HELD

REPRESENTATIVE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ATTENDS CONFERENCE ON PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD July 1, 2015 – A conference on the Persecution of Christians in the World took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. It was initiated by European People’s Party with the aim to call the European Union leaders and EU member states ...

DECLARATION OF THE ST. SERGIUS THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

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June 2015 LETTER TO THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF ARCHBISHOP JOB OF TELMESSOS: Website  DECLARATION OF THE ST. SERGIUS THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE 1. As the Institute commemorates its ninety years of existence, the time has come when, more than ever, it is a question of giving “a reason of the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). ...

REPRESENTATIVES OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES MEET IN BRUSSELS TO DISCUSS NEW INITIATIVES FOR DEFENDING TRADITIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FAMILY

June 11, 2015 – Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson. The aim of the meeting initiated by the Romanian Church Representation was to exchange opinions on the report ‘On ...

Archbishop Ieronymos: ‘Migrants Leave Their Homelands Due to Western World’s Actions

Ieronymos Archibishop of Athens

Katerina Papathanasiou - Greek Reporter- June 2015 “The future of migrants arriving in the country must concern not only Greece but all the European countries,” said Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos during a meeting with a delegation of German members from local Parliaments, the General Secretary of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and other officials, ...

The Patriarch Of Romania At The Reception Organised By The Presidential Administration Of The Europe Day

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On Saturday, 9 May 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania attended the reception organised by the Presidency of Romania at Cotroceni Palace on the occasion of the Europe Day. The day of 9 May has multiple significances for Romania. This year it is 65 years since laying the foundations of the European Union, 70 ...

European Assyrian Federations in Talks With EU Commission

Assyrian delegation to the EU.

November - December 2014 Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian national federations of Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France and Holland were invited on November 21 to the European Union in Brussels for talks on the future of Assyrians in Iraq. The meeting took place behind closed doors in the European External Action Service unit of the Commission, which ...

Letter of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch to the President of the European Union Parliament

August 2014 Download PDF His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Catholic Apostolic Church of the East has written a letter to His Excellency Martin Schulz, the President of the European Union on the sad plight of Christians in Iraq. Source:  

Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

75% of Greeks call themselves religious. PRAVMIR. June 20, 2014. A pan-European survey conducted by the Department of Social Research in nineteen European Union countries recognized Greeks to be the most religious people in the EU. The results of the survey were published in a Guide to Mount Athos with reference to the newspaper «ΕλεύθεροςΤύπος». 75% of Greeks ...

Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Church at the European Union at the Romanian Patriarchate

Church of Romania - May 2014 On 16 May 2014, the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches at the European Union met at the Patriarchate Palace in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, within an international seminary. The problems the family is faced with in the context of the present crisis were discussed ...

Georgian Patriarch asks Europe not to impose alien ideas on nation

Tbilisi, January 7, Interfax – Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia has urged the European Union to take into account Georgia’s determination to adhere to it traditional values. “The European Union should take into account our traditional views and not impose the ideals of same-sex “marriages” and same-sex “families” that are alien to us here,” his ...

Ukrainian protesters find refuge from police in Kiev monastery

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Thomas Grove - December 2013 (Reuters) - Around 100 Ukrainian pro-EU protesters took refuge from police batons and biting cold on Saturday inside the walls of a central Kiev monastery. With a barricade of benches pushed up against a gate to keep police out, protesters - who had rallied against President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to reject a pact ...

His Holiness Aram I meets representatives of countries and institutions at the European Union (EU) in Brussels

21/10/13 On the occasion of his presence in Brussels to address the 3rd Conference of the Armenian Genocide Committees in Europe, Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia had the opportunity to meet the representatives of countries and institutions at the EU during formal dinners. At a luncheon offered by the Ambassador of Lebanon to Belgium, the Catholicos met representatives ...