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Ethiopia: lifting the mystery on rock churches 'built by angels'
LALIBELA, Ethiopia (AFP) — The ancient mystery shrouding Lalibela, Ethiopia's revered medieval rock-hewn churches, could be lifted by a group of French researchers given the go-ahead for the first comprehensive study of this world heritage site legend says was "built by angels". more....
Nicholas Katinas, defrocked Greek Orthodox pastor, dies
Nicholas Katinas, the defrocked former pastor of North Dallas' Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, has died. An e-mail from the church to parishioners said Katinas, who was accused of child sexual abuse, "fell asleep in the Lord" on Monday. He was 75. The church's current pastor, the Rev. Christopher Constantinides, confirmed the e-mail but offered no other information. more....
Cypriot church, government divided on peace talks
The Cyprus government is rejecting criticism from the island's Orthodox Church leader over how it is handling reunification talks with the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in the north. more....
Group says St. George building is most endangered; Juneau church makes top 5
ANCHORAGE - The Community Hall on St. George Island is Alaska's most endangered property. That's the determination of the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation. The organization said it compiles the top 10 list to call attention to threatened properties that define the state. Nominations are submitted by individuals and groups throughout the state. more.....
Archbishop Hilarion contemplates the establishment of new local Orthodox Churches
Moscow, June 1, Interfax - Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes that the current Inter-Orthodox consultations may cause the establishment of new local Orthodox churches. more....
Georgians mark the Day of Saint Nino
TBILISI, June 1. (GHN). Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church marks the day of Saint Nino on June 1. The preachment of Christianity turned out fruitful in his life and the King of Kartli, Mirian declared it as the state religion of the nation on 326 AD. Georgian Church marks the Day of Saint Nino twice a year. On June 1 the day, she stepped on Georgian land and on January 27, the day the Saint passed away. more....
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