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CCA General Secretary condoles Dr Mar Osthathios demise as ‘icon of mission and charity’

CCA General Secretary condoles Dr Mar Osthathios demise as ‘icon of mission and charity’ Rev Dr Henriette Hutabarat Lebang, General Secretary Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has condoled the recent sad demise of His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, senior Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. In a condolence letter

MOSC’s Susan Jacob joins CCA as Communication Consultant

MOSC’s Susan Jacob joins CCA as Communication Consultant Mrs Susan Jacob, has joined the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) as Consultant for Communications from January 2012. Susan thus becomes the first-ever Indian Orthodox woman to be employed in the CCA. She will have tenure of two years and will be based at its HQ at Chiang Mai in

Ethiopian meet calls for advancing towards a wider Christian unity

Ethiopian meet calls for advancing towards a wider Christian unity Representatives of a broad range of Christian churches and organisations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 14-19, 2012 to complete a report and make recommendations for significant advances toward Christian unity and inter-religious co-operation.

Orthodox Church celebrates Russian Christmas

Orthodox Church celebrates Russian Christmas For Alexander Maminev, it must have been a Christmas unlike any in his life. The interior of the Church was mildly stuffy, the service was in a sing-song tongue - three, to be precise; Syriac, Malayalam and a smattering of English for the benefit of the foreigners - that he

Souharda Christmas 2011 held at Milagres Hall mangalore

Souharda Christmas 2011 held at Milagres Hall mangalore The Mangalore Christian Council, MDEC, and the Karnataka Christian Forum for Human Rights (western zone) organized Sauharda Christmas 2011 at Milagres Hall Mangalore on Dec 6 Tuesday. Dr. John S. Sadananda, the bishop of CSI, Karnataka Southern Diocese, delivered the benedictory address.

Global Inter-Religious Meeting held in Italy

Global Inter-Religious Meeting held in Italy Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan of Diocese of Uk, Europe & Afirca represented the Malankara Orthodox Church in the Global Inter-Religious Meeting in the Umbrian hilltop town of Assisi in Italy. Pope Benedict XVI presided over meeting on Thursday.

Egypt aims to resolve thorny issue of church permits

Egypt aims to resolve thorny issue of church permits CAIRO, Oct 13, 2011 (AFP) -Egypt’s government said on Thursday it would discuss the sensitive issue of building permits for Christian churches at the heart of sectarian tensions in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. The announcement came as nearly 3,000 mourners gathered in central Cairo for a candlelight vigil in honour

Europe ‘alarmed’ by deadly Egypt Christian clashes

Europe ‘alarmed’ by deadly Egypt Christian clashes European leaders expressed alarm on Monday at sectarian clashes that killed 24 people, mainly Coptic Christians, in Egypt overnight and urged post-revolution authorities to uphold religious freedom. "I am very concerned, very alarmed about the clashes in Cairo", British Foreign Secretary William Hague

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference The North American Conference of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship has chosen Madison as the location for its 2011 conference. The conference to be held Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18. The theme of the conference will be“Forgiveness: Finding Wholeness Again”

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat Fr Balsoom Ambabishoy, aged 66, Vicar of the St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, passed away in Muscat on May 24, 2011, Tuesday.A long-time resident of Muscat, Fr Balsoom completed 29 years of pastoral service in the Sultanate of Oman.
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