Jubilation after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s 27-year-old schism is healed

Jubilation after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s 27-year-old schism is healed
Jubilation after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s 27-year-old schism is healed
Jubilation after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s 27-year-old schism is healed
Jubilation after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s 27-year-old schism is healed

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the largest of the Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches, one of Christianity’s oldest and has been in Africa since 330 AD, so there was joy and celebrations when on 27 July it declared an end to a 27-year-old schism that had torn it apart.

The rapprochement took place thousands of kilometres from the north east African country with a ceremony of pomp, jubilation and ululation at Washington D.C.’s Debre Mihret St. Michael’s Cathedral.

70 years of the World Council of Churches

In 2018 we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches and the fellowship that is its heart and soul. This is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace.

Let's celebrate throughout the year!

The WCC, its member churches and partners are planning a variety of events to move us forward on our ongoing Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and at the same time honour and learn from these 70 years of ecumenical endeavour.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the WCC Central Committee meeting in Geneva in June, a joint consultation on sustainable development with the ACT Alliance in Uppsala, exactly 50 years after the WCC Assembly there: the anniversary year of 2018 will offer many opportunities to focus firmly on envisioning our common future: united in faith, eager for witness, and fearless in the quest for justice and peace.

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.

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

In the presence of His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Virgin Mary Church.

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.