Russia's Arkhangelsk Region Bans Halloween at Schools

The Education Ministry of northwestern Russia's Arkhangelsk region has banned Halloween celebrations at local schools, citing the holiday's harmful effect on children, the FlashNord news agency reported Monday.

The ministry's statement said that Halloween is "incoherent to basic traditional values and causes a negative influence on fragile minds."

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Boston

An Assyrian genocide monument was unveiled today in Grafton, a suburb of Boston. The monument commemorates the Assyrians who were killed in the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Pontic Greeks and Armenians between 1915 and 1918. The genocide targeted the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire and claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.

The monument was erected on the grounds of Saint Mary's Assyrian Orthodox Church. It was sponsored by the Assyrian American Association of Massachusetts and designed and crafted by renowned Assyrian artists Ninos Chammo.

There are now 16 Assyrian genocide monuments worldwide.

The dedication of the monument was attended by the Assyrian community in Boston, one of the oldest Assyrian communities in the United States, Assyrians from nearby states and representatives from the Armenian and Greek communities.

IAO one-day conference on World War II – ‘Christian viewpoint: 70 years Later’ held

Dusseldorf: The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) organized a one-day conference with subject: «World War II – Christian viewpoint: 70 years later». Distinguished personalities from Christian Churches and communities, politicians and diplomats were invited and presented speeches on the main subject of the conference.

New Syriac Theological Seminary in Salzburg Inaugurated by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Austria: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Syriac Theological Seminary in Salzburg (Beth Suryoye). His Excellency Archbishop of Salzburg Mgr. Dr. Franz Lackner also attended the inauguration ceremony and the prayer of the blessing of the house.

Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE getting ready for the biggest Pan-Orthodox Publication Release

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OCP Publications, the publications division of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is getting ready for one of our biggest Pan-Orthodox Christian book release said Varghese John (Director- Dept. of Publications).The book is written by George Alexander ( Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) and will feature personal reflections on global Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity. The entire work focuses on the need for establishing sacramental communion between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox families of Churches. The author calls for creating a common platform for Orthodox Churches and to establish dialogues between Easter, Oriental, Old Believes, Old Calendar, Non-canonical, Unrecognized and New Generation Orthodox Churches. This will be the third book from the house of OCP.