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Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Announced for June 2016

Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The event will include presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.  The event will also feature a special concert by the critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble Cappella Romana.

According to Archpriest Ivan Moody, ISOCM’s board chairman, the aim of this symposium is to bring together people involved in all aspects of music-making in the Orthodox Church - chanters, choir singers, composers, conductors and musicologists. Father Ivan said, “An event like this reinforces the idea that we can all learn from each other and together enrich the worship of the Church.”

Mortal Kombat’s Shang Tsung Goes Orthodox in Russia

The soul of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, best known for the part of evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat movies, has been captured by Russia – he has apparently decided to be baptized into the Orthodox Church.

Tagawa, an American actor of Japanese descent, who took part in a new Russian film called The Priest-San, decided to abandon his faith and become a true follower of Jesus Christ’s orthodox teachings, Interfax reports.

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Annual Symposium A Great Success!

Annual Symposium A Great Success!
Annual Symposium A Great Success!
Annual Symposium A Great Success!
Annual Symposium A Great Success!

Over 100 attended to hear Father Josiah Trenham present the Cross and the Crescent, a thought provoking discussion that reviewed the history of Orthodoxy and Islam and it's impact on today's society. The single most significant historical event in the history of Orthodox Christianity is the rise of Islam. Nothing compares to its impact on the life of the Church in the world- not the Crusades, not the Great Schism, not the Bolshevik Revolution. This lecture compared Christian and Muslim views of mission and the world, and described how Orthodox Christianity has related to Islam over our more than 14 centuries of mutual life. Go to www.ancientfaith.com in two weeks to listen to this lecture.

Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE getting ready for the biggest Pan-Orthodox Publication Release

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OCP Publications, the publications division of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is getting ready for one of our biggest Pan-Orthodox Christian book release said Varghese John (Director- Dept. of Publications).The book is written by George Alexander ( Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) and will feature personal reflections on global Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity. The entire work focuses on the need for establishing sacramental communion between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox families of Churches. The author calls for creating a common platform for Orthodox Churches and to establish dialogues between Easter, Oriental, Old Believes, Old Calendar, Non-canonical, Unrecognized and New Generation Orthodox Churches. This will be the third book from the house of OCP.

Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski

Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski
Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski
Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski
Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski

 A large number of tourists have visited the soon-to-be-opened Archaeological Park of newly restored Early Christian buildings from the Roman city Parthicopolis in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Sandanski during its Pre-Opening events on October 16-18, 2015.