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    Fabled ark could be in danger in Ethiopia’s deadly war

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/24/fabled-ark-could-be-among-ancient-treasures-in-danger-in-ethiopias-deadly-war This would truly be great loss to all of Christendom if these treasures are lost. I m glad to see people from round the world speaking up.
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    Religious Affiliation of New Congress Surveyed: 7 Orthodox Christians

    http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2021/01/religious-affiliation-of-new-congress.html source: https://www.pewforum.org/2021/01/04/faith-on-the-hill-2021/ anyone here personally know one of the 7 Orthodox Christians?
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    Islamic loyalty is declining in Iran-What’s replacing it?

    This article took me by surprise. very good analytical article by Philip Jenkins noted Church historian. https://www.christiancentury.org/article/notes-global-church/islamic-loyalty-declining-iran
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    Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria Will Celebrate the Liturgy of St. Mark at St. George's Cairo 2020 10 18

    https://orthodoxtimes.com/the-patriarch-of-alexandria-at-the-holy-monastery-of-saint-george-in-old-cairo/ I hope the service will be taped & available on the internet. For those interested in the history of the Monastery of St. George please see...
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    12 June 1935 (archive) Saint Sophia: conversion into a museum

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/from-the-archive-blog/2020/jul/29/hagia-sophia-conversion-into-museum-archive-1935 How sad to read this today.
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    Erdogan & Gov't leaders pray in Hagia Sofia Friday

    The first picture in the article shows the mosaics covered. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/24/erdogan-prayers-hagia-sophia-museum-turned-mosque Has anyone in our group ever visited Hagia Sofia in person?  From what I have read in the newspapers previously 1/2 the building...
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    Bangladesh's last Armenian Dies - Custodian of the Armenian Church

    ... https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/south-asia/2020/05/09/end-of-an-era-bangladesh-s-last-armenian-dies Very inspiring story of the faithfulness of the Armenians to their Church.
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    Orthodox Church (MP) regains a toehold in China

    https://www.economist.com/china/2020/05/07/near-chinas-border-with-russia-the-orthodox-church-regains-a-toehold Ergun is in Inner Mongolia. Patriarch Kirill visited China in 2013 and his visit is believed to have eased the way for the 2 Chinese priests to be educated in Russia and ordained. A...
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    Peter Anderson's Blog on Beginning of the Amman Meeting

    I read the American blogger Peter Anderson from time to time because I like the way he provides all the available links to articles on the Orthodox Church without becoming ideological.  I don't think the announcement of the Patriarch of Jerusalem on Saturday has been noted yet on Orthodoxnet...
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    ROCOR Convert Parish in Appalachia

    I have been reading an article online about a study of ROCOR converts in the Appalachian Mountains. Can  anyone identify the small ROCOR parish & monastery that is the focus of this study...
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    Atheist President Of Belarus Doubts Eternal Life in Christmas Greetings

    Belarus is historically an Orthodox country.  I don't quite know what to make of this.  On the one hand maybe he felt he was being honest in expressing his true disbelief in God.  Maybe he thinks other politicians are hypocrites uttering false words at Christmas time. On the other hand in a...
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    Editor of Christianity Today speaks out Against the President & his Evangelical

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/christianity-today-trump-removal/603952/ How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart The editor in chief of Christianity Today explains his scathing editorial about the president’s behavior—and the damage he argues his fellow Christians are doing...
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    Consultation of Orthodox Women held in Durres, Albania

    https://orthodoxia.info/news/consultation-of-orthodox-women-in-durres-albania/ I know Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana is popular in OrthodocChrisianity. net  so I thought this article would be of interest.  But I couldn't't find any further info on women & the Albanian Orthodox Church in English.
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    RC Church in Middle Ages by Targeting incest promoted individualism

    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/11/roman-catholic-church-ban-in-the-middle-ages-loosened-family-ties/ The article includes a choropleth map showing the relationship between "kinship intensity" and exposure to Eastern Orthodox (green) and Roman Catholic (blue) churches. This study...
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    How Kanye West put Joel Osteen's Prosperity Gospel under Spotlight

    I know Kanye West's wife and children were recently baptised in the Armenian Orthodox Church but the prosperity "gospel" is not Christian. https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/11/19/how-kanye-west-put-joel-osteens-prosperity-gospel-back-under-spotlight/
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    Election of new Armenian Patriarch in Turkey & Government

      This article gives a good synopsis of the Turkish government's heavy handed intrusion into church governance: https://armenianweekly.com/2019/10/16/sorry-state-of-istanbul-armenian-patriarchate/ Is this electoral commission mentioned in the article responsible for electing the next patriarch...
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    Conviction of Kosovo Terrorists Against Orthodox Churches

    https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-terror-attacks-orthodox-churches/30147487.html Pray for the Orthodox in Kosovo.
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    President of the World Council of Russian Old Believers: Freedom in Russia

    His main thesis for this very interesting article is: The authors maintains that the Old Believers have never persecuted or called for the persecution of any other religious group in Russia. But they have been the most severely pesecuted in Russia:
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    New Book: Why Regular Church Attendence is only 3% in Russia

    An English translation of an interview with the author of a new book: https://orthodoxie.com/en/how-many-orthodox-christians-regularly-go-to-church-in-russia-and-why/
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    Westminister Abbey Ethiopian Church Leaders Request to Pray Before Looted Tabot

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/01/westminster-abbey-ethiopian-holy-tablet Here is a link to the issue from 2010: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/26/westminster-abbey-sacrilege-ethiopian-relic