Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

As the meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis draws closer, the Boston Globe brings attention to another implication of this historic event with an article by John L. Allen Jr. Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey Also: Beatifying Pope Paul VI; scammers use the Vatican’s name; Vatican diplomats...

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Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Watch for coverage of this historic event coming soon. Our own Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been asked to join a dedicated group of faithful to assist in the live English-language worldwide telecast of this historic meeting. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the...

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His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba

His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese has announced that His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) has fallen asleep in the Lord. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the flock he has shepherded for so many years. We thank Metropolitan Philip for his overwhelming support of OCN through the years. May his...

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Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

London, 4 December 2013,  Mr. Daniel Gabriel on behalf of World Council of Arameans: After the recent attacks by militant Islamic forces against the ancient Aramean towns of Ma’loula and al-Raqqa, the world recently witnessed another organized assault against the Biblical towns of Sadad and Hafar. Sadly Ma’loula is again...

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Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

The Turkish government is actively considering converting  Hagia Sophia, one of the treasures of the Orthodox Christian church, into a mosque. Please join us in doing all we can to prevent this disaster. A petition has been created which will be submitted to UNESCO, urging that Hagia Sophia be declared...

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Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Turkey Set to Take Place in Berlin, Germany

Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Turkey Set to Take Place in Berlin, Germany

(Berlin, Germany) The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany will host the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

NEW YORK – In response to the reports in Turkish and world media about an assassination plot against His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Demetrios of America today wrote to President Obama urging him to exercise his good offices to ensure the safety of His All Holiness. Noting the...

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Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

5/10/2013 – The Order of Saint Andrew expresses grave concern and outrage at the recently uncovered plot to assassinate His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on May 29th–the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople. The personal safety and security concerns of His All-Holiness have been conveyed to the highest levels...

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