Christian world

Amid new attacks, Egypt’s Copts preserve heritage

 THE RED MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) — Locked inside a 6th century church in a desert monastery are some of the jewels of early Christianity — ancient murals in vivid pinks, greens and reds depicting saints, angels and the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus, hidden for centuries under a blanket of black soot.

Syria: Christians erect statue of Jesus Christ as symbol of hope and peace

Envoys of the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches have erected a monumental statue of Christ on top of the Cherubim Mountain in the Syrian city of Saidnaya. The statue symbolizes hope and peace.

Icon of St Innocent of Irkutsk presented to Orthodox parish in Hong Kong

 On 14 October 2013, the feast day of the Intercession of the Mother of God, an icon of St Innocent of Irkutsk, the heavenly patron of the Orthodox Church in China, was presented to the Orthodox parish of Ss Peter and Paul in Hong Kong with the blessing of Metropolitan Vadim of Irkutsk and Angarsk.

International Seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” takes place in Moscow

International Seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” takes place in Moscow
International Seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” takes place in Moscow
International Seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” takes place in Moscow
International Seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” takes place in Moscow

A seminar on “Religious Communities for Justice and Peace” took place in the capital of Russia on 11 March 2013. Taking part in the seminar were representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, World Council of Churches, Evangelical Church in Germany, the National Council of Churches in Korea, Protestant communities of Russia, as well as scholars, cultural figures, and foreign guests.

Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier

Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier
Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier
Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier
Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier

On Saturday, 11 October 2013 the Pan-Orthodox Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in Trier, Germany, on the occasion of the 1700 years of issuing of the Edict of Tolerance in 313 by Constantine the Great, who had  his seat in this town during one whole decade. 

In this Pan-Orthodox gathering Orthodox Bishops, members of the Conference of the Orthodox Bishops of Germany and other  Bishops from other countries, participated. Metropolitan of Germany and Exarch for Central Europe His Eminence Augustin, who is also the president of the Episcopal Conference, officiated the Divine Liturgy in the Basilica of Saint Constantine. Great number of priests of various nationalities, as well as many believers who came from all parts of Germany, attended this magnificent and unique event.   

Gospel of Matthew translated into Dargin language

The paperback also includes maps of the Holy Land and Jerusalem in the 1th century AD and a short dictionary of Biblical terms, reports Patriarchia.ru.

Work on translation was carried out by a collective that included: senior researcher of the Lexicology and Lexicography Department of the Language, Literature and Arts institute of the Dagestani scientific center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, doctoral candidate in Linguistics Hizri Yusupov, and a leading specialist on the Caucasus, expert in the typology and comparative historical grammar of the languages of Dagestan, Deputy Director of the Institute of Linguistics (RAS), doctor of philology M.E. Alexeyev.