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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden

His All-Holiness Bartholomew I – Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch paved a recent visit to the Syriac Orthodox Community in Sweden. The Patriarch prayed and paid respect for the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo.

1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread is uncovered at a church near the Sea of Galilee

1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread is uncovered at a church near the Sea of Galilee
1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread is uncovered at a church near the Sea of Galilee
1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread is uncovered at a church near the Sea of Galilee
1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread is uncovered at a church near the Sea of Galilee

A 1,500-year-old mosaic depicting Jesus’s feeding of the five thousand has been unearthed during an excavation of an ancient city near the Sea of Galilee, Daily Mail reports.

Pope Francis meets with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

The meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch was held in “a fraternal atmosphere”, according to a communiqué from the Holy See Press Office.

Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople also had lunch together at the Casa Santa Marta with their respective delegations.

Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia

Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia
Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia
Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia
Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia

On Sunday 15th September 2019 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and other towns across Ethiopia, thousands of people poured into the streets to protest against the unprecedented atrocities that are being committed against the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and her faithful.

Bishop Andrej payed a visit to Bishop of the Coptic Church in Austria

Meeting of Serbian Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland and Coptic Bishop for Austria and Northern Switzerland Mar Anba Gabriel took place in Vienna

On the feast day of Holy Martyr Hippolytus of Rome, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, escorted by secretary f. Filip Milunovic, arrived to the residence of the Coptic Diocese for Austria and Northern Switzerland in Obersiebenbrunn in Northern Austria.

This papyrus contains the oldest Marian prayer known to date

The earliest known Marian prayer, like the Gospels themselves, is written in Greek. That is why, in it, the Virgin Mary is called Θεοτοκος, “theotokos,” the “Birth-Giver of God,” “the Mother of God.” That in such early prayer the Virgin Mary is already referred to with this title is quite important, both from a historical and a theological standpoint.