MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 12/3/18 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical love, blessings, and congratulations to our mothers, sisters, and daughters on the occasion of March 8. This significant event is another occasion to reassess the indispensable role of women, mothers, sisters, and daughters in our people's lives. Throughout ages, ...

Worship God By Looking After Your Physical Health

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 2/2/18 All Christians are aware of the importance of the soul above all else, with 82% of believers in heaven understanding that humans exist there only spiritually and not physically. However, this can be dangerous and lead to the neglect of the body. Physical health can show your commitment to God’s ...

Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

FrontPage Magazine - Raymond Ibrahim - January 2018 What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a non-Muslim (generally ...

Review of the Book ‘Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil ‘ by John D Kunnath

OCP News Service - 14/12/17  Jonhn Kunnath's Malayalam Book Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Amazon Link for purchase: Amazon Link to John D Kunnath's Author Page: The latest book by Mr. John D Kunnath in Malayalam discusses at reasonable depth the true meaning of Kingdom of Heaven. The book is worked out in quite a simple language ...

CHURCHES OF MA’LOULA LOOTED BY MILITANTS BEING RESTORED IN SYRIA

Orthodoxchristian.com - 16/9/17 Ma'loula, Syria - The Ma’loula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. “The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The specialists faced ...

THE CHURCH OF THE TEN LEPERS IN THE TOWN OF BURQIN

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - By Heba Hrimat - July 2017 In a town that merely inhabits in its humble neighbourhoods 68 scattered Christians alongside their 7000 Muslim cohabitants, lies one of the world’s oldest Churches, a few metres away from the historic centre of the town of Burqin on top of a downhill. The Church ...

What do the Orthodox Believe

MOTV - Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) - April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: "in whom do we put our trust?" "Believe" is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many possible ...

All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, ...

Norwegian Church Receives State Funding to Teach Healing, Prophesying

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Sputniknews - 13/4/17 A Norwegian Lutheran Church has received state support for new courses in supernatural disciplines, such as healing and clairvoyance. Needless to say, this paranormal offer has raised eyebrows among more skeptical Norwegians. The Lutheran IMI Church, which is located in the city of Stavanger and already runs a "bible school" named Acta, was recently given the ...

Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

RT.com - 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration on a ...

Is the Theology of the Assyrian Church Nestorian?

Bethkokheh.assyrianchurch.org - March 2017 This paper was originally given at the First Non-Official Consultation on Dialogue within the Syriac Tradition, held in Vienna between June 24th – 29th 1994 under the auspices of the Pro Oriente Foundation. It was later published in the record of proceedings of the Consultation and edited on behalf of the Pro Oriente ...

Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded for second time in 2 weeks

RT.Com - 25/2/17 A Jesus Christ statue was beheaded for the second time in as many weeks outside an Indianapolis church as part of an ongoing wave of religious vandalism, according to local reports. The statue stands outside the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis and was decapitated for the first time two weeks ago. The head ...

The Festival of Timket – 2017

Eotcmk.org - 26/1/17 ‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”. The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) with processions of priests carrying replicas of the ...

PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

Sputniknews - 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia's Ministry of Emergency ...

V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum concludes works in Paris

V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum concludes its works in Paris

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 14/1/17 The V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum held its works in Paris from 9 January to 12 January 2017. His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe, represented the Romanian Orthodox Church. The venue of the meeting was Missions Étrangères de Paris. The meeting was co-presided by Cardinal Péter ...

Patriarch Daniel, in Christmas sermon: Birth of Christ – God’s programme for life of the world

Gheorghe Anghel - Basilica News Agency - 28/12/16 The birth of Christ represents God’s programme for the life of the world, for salvation or its release from sin and death and its leading to the eternal life of the Kingdom of Heaven, said the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, in his Christmas sermon. “From ...

Saint Stephen of Decani and Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland

Church of Serbia- 29/11/16 On Thursday, 24 November 2016, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. A substantial gathering of worshippers came to liturgically honor the memory of St. Stephen of Dechani and to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, beginning with the celebration of ...

‘In His Master’s Path’ – New Book on Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios

23/11/16 A new book on the late lamented Metropolitan Paulose Mar Gregorious (Gregory of the East) titled 'In His Master's Path' has been published by Sophia Books. Purchase from Amazon -UK here: (£ 5.62) www.amazon.co.uk/His-Masters-Path-Gregorios-Follower/dp/1540331075 Purchase from Create Space- USA here: ($ 7.00 ) www.createspace.com/6708827 Please contact - johnkunnathu@gmail.com for purchase in India. More on the life and works of ...

Metropolitan Tikhon discusses persecution of Christians with Billy Graham Association representative

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - November 2016 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed the Rev. Viktor Hamm, Executive Assistant of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America on Thursday, November 10, 2016. During the course of the meeting, the Rev. Hamm extended an invitation to Metropolitan Tikhon to attend and address the ...