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Protesters celebrate demotion of controversial patriarch

1. Palestinians demonstrating in streets in support of the demotion of Patriarch Irineos to the rank of a monk 2. Palestinians chanting during demonstration 3. Various of demonstrators marching with signs 4. Various of man chanting in bull horn/loud haler 5. Palestinians marching and holding flags 6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Atallah Hanna, Greek Orthodox Church Official: “(The) decisions has been taken by the Holy Shrine and we must respect this decision because it came from the highest authority in the church which is administrating these issues. On the other hand, there is a real crisis and there is a kind of a break away (split) at the same time. There are disagreements in point of views. I ask everybody to communicate, and continue the dialogue so we can take our church out of this crisis.” 7. Demonstrators … Read entire article »

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New Greek Orthodox Patriarch greets wellwishers

New Greek Orthodox Patriarch greets wellwishers

1. Narrow street in the Old City near the Greek Orthodox church 2. Close up of street sign reading: “Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Rd” 3. Church spokesman and senior cleric Atalla Hanna walking on the street 4. Flags near Patriarch”s residence 5. Close up of hands holding beads 6. Greek Orthodox priests standing in a doorway 7. Israeli police entering Patriarch”s residence 8. Photo of new Patriarch Theofolis 9. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Atalla Hanna, church spokesman and senior cleric: “His name is Theofilos the third and … Read entire article »

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Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew arrives, Crete

Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew arrives, Crete

His All Holiness Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch arrives to Greek island Crete, to prepare for the Pan-Orthodox Council. What is a Synaxis? Who attends and what is its importance as the final preparations for the Holy and Great Council are made? His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Academy of Crete on the morning of June 17, 2016. To learn more, … Read entire article »

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Serbia: Patriarch Irinej receives Holy Fire, leads Orthodox Easter Mass

Thousands of people, including Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and several other officials, attended Easter Mass led by Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade, late Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday. —————————————————————————————————— To use this footage please contact the Ruptly Client Desk: cd@ruptly.tv Video ID: 20150412-006 ———————————- Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly VK: https://vk.com/ruptlytv Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Here I present the Easter Stichera” from the Russian Orthodox Easter service. The Stichera are all from Early Russian sacred texts and are as follows: The Day of Resurrection Holy Easter Glory to the Father and to the Son The Day of Resurrection Christ is risen A word of St.John Chrysostom The St. Petersburg State Capella Choir under the baton & Artistic direction of Vladislav Chernushenko Accompanying photographs of Peterhof Palace, near St. Petersburg, … Read entire article »

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The Patriarch, The Pope And An Old Play From Russia's Geopolitical Playbook

The Patriarch, The Pope And An Old Play From Russia's Geopolitical Playbook Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill (center right) sign documents next to Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting in Havana on February 12, 2016. (AFP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA/AFP/Getty Images). Read more on Forbes If I were running the Eastern Orthodox Council The Orthodox Church has, for the better part of a century, been talking about holding a global council, often labelled the 'great and holy synod.' As we are repeatedly told, this will be the first such synodal gathering in the Christian East since the … Read more on Catholic World Report (blog) Fred Simon 'all-around good guy' "He has done a lot of work within the Hellenic community, and he has been a generous supporter of Eastern Orthodox … Read entire article »

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Govt still not prepared to endorse supreme patriarch nominee The government is still not prepared to propose the appointment of the 20th supreme patriarch because controversy still surrounds the nominee for the top monastic post, Prime Minister's Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said on Wednesday. Read more on Bangkok Post DSI finds supreme patriarch nominee's Benz illegal Also known as Somdet Chuang, the 90-year-old abbot of Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen in Bangkok is acting on behalf of the supreme patriarch and chairs the Sangha Supreme Council, which in January resolved to nominate him as the new supreme patriarch … Read more on Bangkok Post Russian patriarch 'very frustrated' by Ukrainian Catholic criticism of statement Patriarch Kirill of Moscow told reporters that he was “very frustrated” by Ukrainian Greek Catholic criticism of his February 12 joint declaration with Pope … Read entire article »

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News Analysis: Putin Pulls Levers as Russian Patriarch, PM Head Abroad

News Analysis: Putin Pulls Levers as Russian Patriarch, PM Head Abroad With the Russian patriarch and prime minister both holding big meetings abroad, this weekend presents a chance for President Vladimir Putin to soothe a world still stunned by Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and dismayed by its bombing campaign in Syria. Read more on EurasiaNet Orthodox community visits İzmir as Patriarch kicks off weeklong trip Fener's Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew started a one-week visit to İzmir, a western Turkish city once heavily populated by Greeks. The visit by Patriarch Bartholomew, who presides over many Orthodox churches around the world, is significant for … Read more on Daily Sabah Berlinale 2016: Lee Tamahori's 'The Patriarch' is All Kinds of Wonderful On paper, The Patriarch sounds like it's a powerful drama about how one man rules over an entire family. … Read entire article »

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Public Council Issues Statement Over Patriarch Kirill's Remarks

Public Council Issues Statement Over Patriarch Kirill's Remarks YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Public Council of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement over the formulations made by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, which referred to the subjects of the Ottoman Empire. The statement was made in an … Read more on Asbarez Armenian News Chaldean patriarch details acts of discrimination against Christians MARRAKESH, Morocco (CNS) — Iraq's Chaldean Catholic patriarch said increasing incidents of discrimination against Christians in Iraqi society were inciting fear and causing an exodus of Christians from their homeland. In a speech circulated at a … Read more on CatholicPhilly.com The Agapi | Zoi web site offers a great source of information to anyone seeking spiritual growth Spiritual Growth Studies Agapi | Zoi site Read this to see what it is about … Read entire article »

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Eritrea Urged to Release Orthodox Patriarch Under House Arrest for 10 Years The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has urged the authoritarian government of Eritrea to release Patriarch Abune Antonio, who was illegally removed as head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church and remains in detention for 10 years. Read more on Christian Post Eritrea: Calls for Orthodox Patriarch's release 10 years after government … Orthodox Christians and human rights campaigners have today marked the 10th anniversary of the deposition of the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios with calls for his release. Eritrea is regarded as one of the world's most repressive countries … Read more on ChristianToday The Agapi | Zoi web site offers a great source of information to anyone seeking spiritual growth Spiritual Growth Studies Agapi | Zoi site Read this to see … Read entire article »

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Yerevan Responds to Russian Patriarch's Armenian Genocide Denial YEREVAN (ArmInfo News Agency) —Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan discussed the irrelevance of Patriarch Kirill's statement, and told reporters on January 14 that Armenia has taken action against the anti-Armenian resolutions … Read more on Asbarez Armenian News Tilton's Patriarch Defends Bid to Tip Zohar Into Bankruptcy MBIA opposes Patriarch's petition to put Zohar in bankruptcy, Greg Diamond, a spokesman for the insurer, said in a statement. MBIA said in a statement in November after it paid a claim to investors that Tilton's allegations were “utterly baseless” and … Read more on Bloomberg Supreme patriarch nominee confirmed, with conditions | Bangkok Post: news It was confirmed on Thursday that the Sangha Supreme Council has selected Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn as the new supreme patriarch, but his formal nomination must … Read entire article »

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