Christmas in Eastern Orthodox Church: Facts & Details

Sputniknews - 7/1/17 While most commonly Christmas is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on December 25, the Eastern Orthodox Church observes the holiday using the old Julian calendar, on January 7. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The majority of those celebrating Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7 live in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, ...

Zemene Tsigie: the Season Dedicated to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt

Mahibere Kidusan - Kassa Nigus - October 2016 Zemene Tsigie meaning “the season of flower” is a season devoted to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. The time ranges from Meskerem 26 – Hidar 5 E.C (October 6 –November 14 G.C). It is part of an autumn season that comes after the Ethiopian rainy ...

Egyptian Government Promotes Christian Itineraries

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab (R) and Pope Tawadros II (L) of Alexandria at the ceremony for the recent reopening of the Hanging Church, in Old Cairo.

23/10/14 CAIRO -- Ibrahim Mahlab's government is underscoring Egypt's Christian identity in a bid to relaunch Egypt's religious tourism. The message emerging from Tuesday night's inaguration cerimony , attended by Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou and by the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch, is the promotion of itineraries linked to the presence of the Holy Family in ...

An urgent plea from Gaza: ‘We need aid more than ever’

An urgent plea from Gaza: ‘We need aid more than ever’

7/8/14 “The humanitarian situation in Gaza is very bad... We ask for your help for the poor and those injured by the war. Now, more than ever before, is the time to aid the people in Gaza.” Bishop William Shomali, who has pastoral responsibility for Latin-Rite Catholics in Gaza, has made an urgent appeal to Aid to ...

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE, “ON THE TRAIL OF THE HOLY FAMILY”, BEING PREPARED IN EGYPT

May 2014 There is an attempt afoot to revive the religious tourism in Egypt. The pilot tour of the new route, "On the trail of the Holy Family" is scheduled for June this year. The excursion is being worked out under the auspices of rectors of Christian churches and abbots of monasteries, reports the website of ...

New Western Rite Orthodox parish comes to valley

The Rev. Richard Reed stands in a room in his Woodstock home which is being used as the temporary chapel for the Holy Family Orthodox Church. Kim Walter/Daily

Kim Walter kwalter@nvdaily.com 18/6/2012 The Holy Family Orthodox Church will bring something new to the area as it is the only Western Rite Orthodox church in the northern Shenandoah Valley. The Rev. Richard Reed was recently ordained in New York, and is in the process of establishing the parish. He is holding liturgies at 10 a.m. on Sunday ...

Parish Priest escapes bombing of Iraqi Church

BY JOHN PONTIFEX 16/8/2011 Another church in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has been bombed bringing the tally to three within less than two weeks. No one was hurt in the explosion yesterday at St Ephrem’s Syrian Orthodox Church at 1.30am local time. Parish priest Fr Gewargis Elias was lucky to escape with his life when security staff spotted ...

Iraq: Islamic Radicals Bomb Christian Church In Kirkuk

15/8/2011 Kirkuk (AsiaNews) – A bomb exploded last night near the St Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church in Kirkuk, which is just a few hundreds of metres from the Chaldean cathedral, in central part of the city. The device blew up at 1.30 am and there were no victims. The damages to the church were however huge ...

Kaliningrad’s Orthodox Christians accuse Catholics of proselytizing Plot

23/11/2010 Kaliningrad, November 23, Interfax - More than 600 Orthodox Christians in Kaliningrad issued a statement accusing the city's Roman Catholic community of a scheme to proselytize Orthodox believers. The statement followed a heated debate over an order by the city administration to hand over 15 buildings to the Orthodox community including the former Catholic Church of ...