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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.

Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe

Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe
Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe
Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe
Building spiritual bridges and new links between the Balkans and the rest of Europe

The seventh day of the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches, on 3 June 2018, passed in the sign of worship that was held in the morning in churches of Novi Sad and its suburbs, as well as in the procession held on the Quay.

The meeting with the host Churches (The Churches which are members of the CEC in Serbia – including the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Churches in Vojvodina; The Reformed Christian Church in Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia and the Evangelical Methodist Church in Serbia) was enhanced with the attendance of delegates of the General Assembly to  divine services of these Churches and communities in Novi Sad and suburbs. The Orthodox faithful from Constantinople, Russia, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Albania, Estonia, Finland attended the Divine Liturgy in Nicholas Church in Novi Sad, while the participants of the General Assembly of the CEC who are Roman Catholic participated in the service celebrated the high Mass in the Cathedral of Novi Sad; Anglicans in the chapel in the Master Center; Methodists in the Headquarters of that Church at Str. Lukijana Musicki 7, and for the faithful of the Reformed Church the service was held in the church in Maradik, while believers of the Slovak Evangelical Church gathered at the church at Str. Jovana Subotica.