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Christmas Encyclical (2016): Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate

  The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the ... Read More »

The ongoing case of Tourlakis vs Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Father appeals ruling upholding forced LGBT indoctrination in Ontario schools Lianne Laurence Reporting – LifeSite News – Friday 6th January 2017 HAMILTON, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A father of two is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision upholding the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s refusal to disclose when morally sensitive subjects such as homosexuality and abortion are discussed. Steve Tourloukis ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Nativity Greetings

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, It was very exciting this evening for the first time to have a wonderful Christmas scouts parade on the main street in Taybeh. This has been a beautiful Bethlehem tradition that this year also spread to Ramallah and Nazareth just like we celebrate receiving the Miracle of the Holy Fire from the Holy-Life-Giving-Tomb-of-Christ in Jerusalem. Thus from the land ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: TALKS TO END THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC

Andreas C Chrysafis The first round of talks between President Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in Mont Pelerin in Switzerland raised great expectations. They finished in a euphoric mood that an agreement was within reach and a new meeting was set for the following week to exchange maps. A very good start! The euphoria was short lived! ... Read More »

6th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 6th Episcopal Assembly of Oceania met in the Central Offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Redfern, Sydney, on Thursday 8th December 2016 under the ex officio chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Once again this Assembly provided the opportunity for the Hierarchs to recognise and reinforce their unity in the Orthodox faith. Present were: ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Are persecuted Christians an embarrassment to Western governments?

Editorial – 08/12/2016 Last week we revealed how three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral. As we previously reported, they were not the only ones. In the last few months, a number of Christian leaders from contexts of persecution who have been invited to undertake speaking engagements in the ... Read More »