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Russia to skip first Orthodox convention in 1,229 years

Russia to skip first Orthodox convention in 1,229 years The rift between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Istanbul-based Greek Patriarchate over influence in the Orthodox Christian world surfaced once again on Monday. The Russian Orthodox Church said it would not attend a historic meeting with all of the world’s Orthodox churches, because other churches have walked out.

Entries open for logo design contest of Ahmedabad OCYM International conference

Entries open for logo design contest of Ahmedabad OCYM International conference Organizers of the International Conference of Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) have called up on professional designers to design a logo for its upcoming mega international youth conference. Some of the official rules for the contest state the logos must not have any copyrighted material.

Criteria for deciding a common date for Pascha (Easter)

Criteria for deciding a common date for Pascha (Easter) Christos Aneste! Alithos Aneste!! Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!! We Wish You a Very Blessed and Joyful Pascha! As we enter this Paschal Season of 2016, we intend to take the attention of our readers not to the most mystifying historical and theological truth of the Resurrection of

Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES) formed

Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES) formed A common platform for all Christian Educational Institutions in the state by the Churches which manages Educational Institutions have formed the Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES). This association will bring all Christian Educational Institutions under one umbrella

New Office bearers for NCCI; Bishop Dr. P. C. Singh as new president installed

New Office bearers for NCCI; Bishop Dr. P. C. Singh as new president installed Rt. Rev. Dr. P. C. Singh, Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese, Church of North India since 2004; Deputy Moderator of Church of North India since 2014 will be the new President for NCCI for the next 5 years.Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad will be the new General secretary for the next five

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr When we recall St. George, the most popular saint in Christianity, the first image that comes to mind is that of a brave young soldier riding a horse over a dragon (snake) and trying to thwart (kill) the dragon with a spear. The icon of St. George (picture) commonly seen

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’ The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, the church’s governing body, has adopted hard-line policy positions ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete in June 2016 – stating, among other things, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church there are no other churches, but only heresies and schisms, and

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals

Catholicos bans fireworks display in Orthodox Church festivals Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has banned pyrotechnic displays as part of church festivals.In a statement, supreme head of the church, Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II called upon

Urgent help Needed; financial assistance for stem cell transplantation Rev.Fr Varghese George

Urgent help Needed; financial assistance for stem cell transplantation Rev.Fr Varghese George Rev.Fr Varghese George, a priest of Trivandrum diocese, is undergoing treatment for cancer at Vellore Medical College. The doctors recommended a life-saving high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue transplantation ASAP. Its cost about 25 – 30 lakhs for surgery alone and pre-medication cost is1.5 lakhs per week for 4 weeks.

Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera

Fr. Pathrose; Reading hymns of nature with camera Impulsive and passionate about photography, the priest of the Syrian Church sets off with his backpack at the drop of a hat to destinations as far and rich in biodiversity as Nepal, Bharatpur, Tuticorin, Wayanad and the like to delight in the ‘camera moments’ that the nature offers to him.
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