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A CHURCH FIRED UP FOR THE CONSECRATION OF ITS DREAM TEMPLE OF WORSHIP: THE STORY OF ST. THOMAS ORTHODOX CHURCH, THE FIRST MALANKARA ORTHODOX SYRIAN CHURCH IN CHICAGO

By Chor-Episcopos Kuriakos Thottupuram. Ph.D., D.D. As a high school student this writer wanted to do his higher studies at Oxford University, because he had read about the learned men who were educated at Oxford and became scholars.   When he was an undergraduate student he realized that he needed more financial resources to realize this…

Mysuru News

Mysuru: A Roman Catholic priest of Mysore diocese was found hanging dead from the ceiling fan of his presbytery’s bedroom Wednesday morning.The body of 56-year Father Raja Kannu was found when some members of his St. Joseph parish in PG Palaya searched for him after the priest failed to turn up for morning Mass.“We do…

Scholars’ Meeting at the Phanar

The Ecumenical Patriarchate hosted a meeting of thirty scholars on January 4-5, 2016. The purpose of the encounter was to establish connections with theologians and academics working in various disciplines and ministries throughout the world in order to become better acquainted with their interests and aspirations for the church, especially in light of the Holy…

ETHIPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH DEFENDS HERSELF AGAINST PENTECOSTAL INVASION.

Mentu Ye Asru – Addis Ababa – OCP News Service- 16/4/16   Addis Ababa Ethiopia: Several Ethiopian Orthodox faithful are sad on the plans to build 50000 Protestant houses of worship in the country. Many of them protested in social media platforms and blogs against the news released by the Baptist Press.  The Ethiopian Patriarchate nor…

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Historic Visit to Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul

ISTANBUL – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the Papal Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul today. Patriarch Bartholomew will be received by Pope Francis at the entrance and the two leaders will jointly process into the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, where the Pope is to celebrate Mass for…

Pope Francis Returns to the Phanar to Attend Divine Liturgy

ISTANBUL – Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted for a second time upon his arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today, where he attended the Divine Liturgy to commemorate the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, the patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul. The Pope was received by Elder Metropolitan…

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Sign Joint Declaration

ISTANBUL – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Joint Declaration with consequential importance for Christian unity and momentous impact on the suffering of Christians in the Middle East. The two leaders recalled with joy and gratitude their recent encounter in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the meeting there of their predecessors,…

Departure of His Holiness Pope Francis from the Phanar

ISTANBUL – His Holiness Pope Francis departed the Phanar after attending the celebrations for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast on the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew, first-called of the Apostles and brother of St. Peter, the founder of the Church of Rome. The Joint Declaration signed by both Primates affirmed their personal commitment…

His All-Holiness visits UN Office in Geneva

On the morning of Friday, December, 5, 2014, His All-Holiness visited the seat of the United Nations in Geneva, together with his entourage, where he was warmly welcomed by Michael Møller, Acting Director of the United Nations Office at Geneva as well as of the Economic Commission for Europe. Also present was Ambassador Alexandros Alexandris,…

Syrian church head condemns violence against religious institutions

Kochi : Condemning acts of violence against religious institutions, the Supreme head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem-II today urged the Union Government to ensure that religious extremism and violence do not ‘creep’ into Indian society. ‘We condemn any religious desecration of (institutions) Christians, Muslims or Buddhisits. These are sacred places and…

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