Historic Georgian church in Turkey’s Erzurum to be restored

The historic Öşvank Church, built in the 10th century by the descendants of Georgian King Kuropalat Adernese in the eastern province of Erzurum’s Uzundere district, is set to undergo a significant restoration process this year.  The restoration will be kicked off following initial structural surveys of the structure and its surroundings. Built between 963-973 in what is today the Çamlıyamaç neighborhood of Uzundere, the church’s walls, ornaments and columns have gradually been weathered and damaged over time. 

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo
Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo
Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo
Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Visits Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo

Cairo,Egypt, 6.03.2018 - For the first time in history, a high-level delegation led by His Highness Mohammad bin Salman – Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia met His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist in Alexandria & Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Orthodox Orphanage in Guatemala wins legal right to stay on its property

Mother Inés’, the abbess of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Amatitlan, Guatemala, and head of the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City, has released a joyous letter announcing the favorable end to the legal battles that embroiled the orphanage over the past year. The letter has been posted on the Friends of the Hogar Rafael Ayau website and Facebook page.

The Serbian Royal Family just gained a new member

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine announce with joy that the Royal Family just gained a new member. HRH Princess Danica, the wife of HRH Prince Philip, gave birth to a son Stefan, in Belgrade on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 10:30 am.

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, the bells of Belgrade’s St. Sava temple rang as signal of the birth of the new born of the Karadjordjevic Royal family, and this was the first time in history that 49 bells of the biggest orthodox temple in Balkans will announce such a birth. The bells of St. George church in Oplenac rang as a sign of the birth as well.

Archaeologists find possible physical evidence of Prophet Isaiah

A recent article from “Biblical Archaeology Review” makes the claim that archaeologists have recently uncovered the first physical evidence for the existence of the holy Prophet Isaiah.

As Candida Moss writes in a Daily Beast article, the proposed evidence is a .4 inch-long piece of clay impressed with a seal, which appears to bear the inscription “Isaiah the Prophet.” The small evidence was found when a team headed by Eliat Mazar decided to excavate a previously undisturbed pile of debris.