Churches Hampered Efforts to Curb HIV Spread in Scotland in 1980s

Sputniknews - July 2016 Churches in the United Kingdom were a stumbling block in British efforts to stop the spread of AIDS in Scotland in the 1980s, classified documents released by the UK National Archives show. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the papers, released on Thursday, the UK Department of Education wanted to include an explanation on how to use condoms in a sex ...

PRAYER FOR THE LATE METROPOLITAN VLADIMIR (SABODAN) SAID AT THE CHURCH OF “JOY OF ALL THE AFFLICTED” ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD IN MOSCOW

Prayer for the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) said at the Church of “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

On 5 July 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow. Concelebrating with the archpastor were Rev. ...

“Today we have new divisions in the Christian world”

“Today we have new divisions in the Christian world”

DECR - June 2015 Statement of the DECR communication service concerning the decision of the Church of Scotland on a possible ordination of gay people in civil partnership and of the United Protestant Church of France on a possible blessing of the so called same-sex unions. On May 16, 2015, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ...

Syriac Orthodox scouts add unique legacy to Christmas

By Mark Calder 25/12/2011 Christmas festivities in Bethlehem are embodied by a few striking images: candle-lit masses, cheery street celebrations, and overflowing dishes of mansaf shared with family. And, believe it or not, by bagpipes. Having spent most of my adult life in Scotland, Bethlehem’s attachment to what I thought of as 'our' national instrument is quite a ...

Scotland’s first Romanian Orthodox Church to open in Glasgow

A church in the east end of Glasgow is to be consecrated as the first place of worship for the Romanian Orthodox Church in Scotland. Shettleston Old Parish Church will host a special inauguration ceremony at 3pm this Sunday as it becomes the home for Romanian Orthodox followers in the city.Metropolitan Joseph Pop is flying ...