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Orthodox News

Not only the Catholic Church set to elect leader

Sofia - In the midst of all the hype over who will be the next Pope, another ancient church is deciding on its leader. The little-known Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod has tied two candidates who will likely be elected in a runoff at a later date.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Video: Moscow, Russia celebrates Orthodox Easter

Moscow - Russia celebrated the Orthodox Easter holiday in a major event at the cathedral in Moscow today, together with festivities enjoyed by more than 30,000 Russian Orthodox churches worldwide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Busted: Relic trafficker with alleged saints in his luggage

A small yet truly global operation was foiled when a Swiss man was busted who tried to transport skulls and bones stemming from Greek Orthodox burials to a Russian Orthodox priest in Germany who wanted to start a church in India.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 2 comments

Evangelical Christians now being targeted in Russia

Moscow - As the Russian Orthodox Church gains more and more favor from the Russian government, unease has set into other churches in the country. Their fears were not unwarranted, as armed Russian police with dogs have invaded an Evangelical Lutheran service.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 3 comments

Arrests of Jehovah's Witnesses begin in Russia

Moscow - Since late February more than 50 Jehovah's Witnesses have been arrested and detained. They were publicly protesting in a nation-wide leaflet distribution aimed at informing Russian citizens as to how their religious freedoms are being curtailed.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 7 comments

How Jewish are you? UK court to decide test case

A kid with a mother who was a convert to Judaism was refused entry to a Jewish high school. Using Orthodox classification, it was decided that since the mother wasn’t converted in an Orthodox synagogue, neither she nor the kid qualified as Jewish.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

Ritual baptism photos

A photo story about ritual baptisms in the Jordan river on January 18, 2007.
In the Media by tdotcspot

Russian Orthodox Church Condemns 'Virtual Visit' By Pope

MOSCOW (voa) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Aleksy, has condemned a live video link-up between Pope John Paul II and Roman Catholics in Russia. Hundreds of worshippers gathered Saturday evening in a Moscow cathedral to attend ...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff
 

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