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Vatican on visit of Pope Francis to Armenia in June

Vatican on visit of Pope Francis to Armenia in June

Pope Francis will arrive to Armenia on June 24, he plans to visit the Armenian Apostolic Church's seat in Echmiadzin and conduct a liturgy with Armenian Apostolic Church leader Catholicos Garegin …

Margvelashvili congratulates Georgians on Easter

Margvelashvili congratulates Georgians on Easter

Today President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and First Lady Maka Chichua congratulated the country's population on Easter holiday. President and first lady themselves celebrated the holiday in …

Kazakhstan celebrates the Day of Unity

Kazakhstan celebrates the Day of Unity

Today Kazakhstan celebrates the Day of Unity. It is a national holiday, which was introduced by a decree of President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1995. For the republic with representatives of more than hundred nationalities, it became one of the …

Pope Francis congratulates Orthodox Christians on Easter

Pope Francis congratulates Orthodox Christians on Easter

Today, Pope Francis congratulated all Orthodox Christians on Easter holiday. "I address a cordial greeting to the faithful of the Eastern Churches who are celebrating Holy Pascha today," he wrote on his Twitter page. …

Orthodox world celebrates Easter

Orthodox world celebrates Easter

Today, all Orthodox Christians in the world celebrate the main Christian holiday - Easter. The resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar is celebrated in about 70 countries around the world with Orthodox churches and communities. On …

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Easter

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Easter

Today on March 27th the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC) celebrates the feast of Easter (Holy Resurrection). Easter is the feast of purification, alienation, abandonment of sins and return to God. Both in the Old and the New Testament Easter is …

Western Christians celebrate Easter holiday

Western Christians celebrate Easter holiday

Today Catholics and Protestants celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Yesterday the head of the Catholic Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, started a …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of ...

Patriarch Kirill finds replacement for Vsevolod Chaplin

Patriarch Kirill finds replacement for Vsevolod Chaplin

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has appointed the publicist Alexander Shchipkov as the first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and Media, the department reports. …

Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrates 83rd birthday

Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrates 83rd birthday

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Ilia II was born Irakli Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili. He graduated from the Moscow Theological Seminary in 1957 and from the Moscow …

Christianity and Islam united in fight against terrorism

Christianity and Islam united in fight against terrorism

Properly developed relations between the Orthodox and Muslims is an important component in the fight against international terrorism, Patriarch Kirill said today during a meeting with the Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, …

Thousands of Assyrian Christians at risk in Syria

Thousands of Assyrian Christians at risk in Syria

Over 15,000 Assyrian Christian families remaining in Syria are at risk, the bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon, Yatron Koliana, said. "My personal sources say there are about 15,000 families left in Syria. Of course, they ...

My discovery of Islam

My discovery of Islam

The most aggressive forces in the modern world are not Christianity and Islam, but are based on ignorant standardization, which simplifies everything, an attempt to bring all forms of life under a declared perfect external form.