Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has inaugurated the Saint Elias Greek Orthodox
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The Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Vicar of the Holy Land and Jordan, Archbishop Mar Swerios Malki Murad, was the first to arrive in Bethlehem, followed by the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Anba Antonius, then the Greek Orthodox
Patriarch Theophilos III and last the procession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
According to Palestinian Wafa news agency, the demonstration came after the Palestinian Arab Greek Orthodox
community took steps to escalate protests against the sale of church property to Zionists.
Members of the Orthodox community went to the Greek Orthodox
Patriarchate in ystanbul's Balat neighborhood for the rite led by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to commemorate the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ with a ceremony.
There's no midnight mass and no singing in the Greek Orthodox
church - which features painted canvases, a dramatic domed ceiling and glistening gold icons - where the arrival of December 25 is celebrated with a chanted Christmas Day liturgy.
A special service was held to mark the church, community hall and school's 50th year which was presided over by The Greek Orthodox
Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, Gregorios, and followed by a lunch in the church hall provided by Michelin star chef Andreas Antona.
Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox
School of Theology s mission is the formation and the education of the person within the life of an Orthodox Christian community.
BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox
Patriarch John X Yazigi called Friday for dealing "calmly" with the issue of the two kidnapped bishops in Aleppo "so that our efforts will achieve the results desired by everyone.
The mass was headed by Patriarch of Antioch and all the East for Greek Orthodox
, Yohana X Yazigi.
Summary: Beirut:The Greek Orthodox
patriarch of Syria, Ignatius IV Hazim, died on Wednesday in neighbouring Lebanon .
A Greek Orthodox
altar boy holds up a ceremonial cross as a ray of light enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AFP/File, Gali Tibbon)
Commenting on the incident, Greek Orthodox
Archbishop Elias Audi said in a terse statement: "God is seeing and the state is constantly vigilant.