Christian world

The city of Tubas

Tubas is a Palestinian city a few kilometers to the west of the Jordan River. Its history dates back to the Canaanite era, that`s when it was originally named ‘Tuba Syoys’ which translates ‘shining star’. Tubas is also mentioned in the Book of Judges (Chapter 9) in the Old Testament under the name ‘Thebez’, when the ruler of Shechem at that time King ‘Abimelech‘ fled from Shechem after destroying it and killed its citizens.

There is growing interest in Martin Luther in the Orthodox Church says Ecumenical Patriarch

The Orthodox Church has been taking an active and increasing interest in the person and works of Martin Luther lately, according to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Constantinopolitan primate expressed this opinion during a speech at Germany's Tübingen University on May 30, the day after receiving an honorary doctorate for his work in promoting the Orthodox-Protestant dialogue, as part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, reports the Catholic news agency The Tablet. The Patriarchate of Constantinople entered into a bilateral theological dialogue with the Evangelical Church of Germany in 1969.

His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany

His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany
His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany
His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany
His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Germany

On May 29, 2017, His All-Holiness travelled to Stuttgart, Germany, to visit the Evangelical Church in Germany, which is celebrating the 500-year anniversary since the Reformation. The Patriarch was invited by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm to attend the celebrations.

Patriarch received members of the Executive Committee of CEC

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received members of the Executive Committee of the Conference of European Churches, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

The high representatives of the Conference of European Churches expressed their gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various issues that are to be deliberated upon at the meeting of this international body, which is being held in Belgrade from 31 May to 3 June 2017. The Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guests for the visit and wished them all the best from the Lord in their highly responsible work. The reception was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana as a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops, and the General secretary of the Office of the  Serbian Patriarch, Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

Russian Cossacks will help Syrians preserve ancient Christian heritage

The Stavropol Cossacks are planning to travel to the ancient Christian city of Maaloula in Syria in order to explore and examine the historical texts in the Aramiac language, in an effort to help the Syrians preserve their venerable Christian heritage, reports Interfax-Religion.

“After the destruction perpetrated by the terrorists in the city, we believe it is necessary to go there and begin working on the written monuments in the Aramaic language, the language of Christ, which the militants failed to destroy,” said the deputy of the ataman of the Stavropol Cossack Society Dimitry Tarasov. “Additionally, we want to record conversations with local residents who speak a modern dialect of Aramaic,” he continued.

Militants Attack Coptic Christians in El-Minya : Several Dead and Dozens Injured

Militants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christian on their way to St. Samuel Monastery in the east of El-Minya governorate in Egypt on Friday 26th May 2017. At least 26 people were killed and many others are injured. A mini bus and two cars were attached. There are children among who are dead. Minya incident is the latest attack on Christians in Egypt. Coptic Christian are often targets of deadly attacks by several extremist groups in Egypt.