Christian world

Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights Issues Report on Christian Persecution in Syria

The report documents the suffering of Christians in Syria, who over the course of seven years have been the innocent victims of a conflict that became a proxy war for global and regional powers. The report focuses on crimes and acts of brutality against Christian clerics from all Christians denominations in Syria, acts which were committed by unidentified persons.

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

On June 21st 2018, Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, held their twelfth meeting at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfayya – Lebanon.

Pope Francis affirms Catholic Church’s commitment to the ecumenical journey

The thirst for material things blinds human beings to their companions and that indifference abounds in the world’s streets today, Pope Francis said in a homily at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva today.

At the Ecumenical Centre, Pope Francis spoke about walking towards Christian unity and the pitfalls that we encounter on the journey.

Pictures of the Festive Service at the Armenia Orthodox Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Jerusalem

Pictures of the Festive Service at the Armenia Orthodox Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Jerusalem
Pictures of the Festive Service at the Armenia Orthodox Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Jerusalem
Pictures of the Festive Service at the Armenia Orthodox Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Jerusalem
Pictures of the Festive Service at the Armenia Orthodox Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Jerusalem

Some pictures of last Sunday’s festive service in the renovated church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in modern Jerusalem. The church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in the area of German Colony in Jerusalem, has undergone vast renovations recently. The renovation is finished, and the church is restored in its glory.

Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya.

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

After nine days of plenary sessions, business plenums, workshops, deliberations and expositions of Church dignitaries from Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from Serbia and all countries of Europe, the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Novi Sad concluded its work on 5 June 2018.

Rev. Christian Krieger, President of the Reformed Church in Alsace and Lorraine and Vice-President of both the Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine and the Protestant Federation of France, was elected President of the Conference of European Churches. The delegates of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Conference of European Churches are: Professor Srboljub Ubiparipović, PhD, Lecturer at the Department of Liturgics of the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the University of Belgrade; post-graduate students of theology Nikola Mutavdzic and Ognjen Zvekic as well as Julija Vidovic, ThD.

Metropolitan Porfirije’s expostion at the General Assembly of the CEC

Metropolitan Porfirije: - Despite good legal regulations, it is impossible to achieve a high-standard implementation of religious minority rights without a good will.

Speaking about the rights of Christians in Serbia and Croatia and throughout Europe, at the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Novi Sad, on June 4, 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana particularly referred to the Serbian Orthodox people who are a minority in the Republic of Croatia.