“United Against Hate” - Religious Leaders in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America, among other Orthodox hierarchs and clergy, together with other distinguished religious leaders in the Park East Synagogue, in a memorial event titled “United Against Hate,” an inter-religious gathering of Leaders in solidarity with Pittsburgh and the victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Старешина сиријске цркве Светог Ђорђа каже да је овај светитељ спасао цркву

The Church of St. George in Izra was built in 515 on the site of a pagan sanctuary, and the saint’s relics were long preserved there, later being transferred to Palestine by English King Richard the Lionhearted, with the saint’s finger remaining in the church in Izra.

Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

Today the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted Asia Bibi of committing blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable with death in the Muslim country, amid threats of nationwide paralyzing protests and “horrible” consequences to judges and army generals if the Christian mother of five was released.

Egypt issues decree to legalise conditions of 120 churches

Еgypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued on Monday a decree to legalise the conditions of 120 Churches and buildings on the condition that they meet the legal and civil protection requirements. The conditions also require that Churches settle with the state in case there was an illegal building on state land.

Blessing & Dedication of Icon at Parumala Seminary Church by Catholicos Baselious Paulose II

His Holiness Moran Mor Baselious Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara presided over the blessing and dedication ceremony of the newly painted Orthodox icon at Parumala Seminary Church. The new icon is painted on the wall of the major Altar of the Parumala Seminary Chruch.

The dedication ceremony was assisted by Metropolitan Abraham Mar Ephipanios of Sultan Bathery, Metropolitan Gevarghese Mar Yulios of Ahmedabad and several priests. The icon painting project was lead by Fr. Aswin Fernandez – Executive Secretary at the Ecumenical Relations Department of the Malankara Church.