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Egypt Copts to celebrate Christmas after bloody year

Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas today after a year of deadly jihadist attacks targeting the ancient community.More than 100 Christians have been killed in the spate of ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago

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Putin dips into icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany

submerged himself into the gelid waters of a frozen lake to mark the Epiphany, when the Orthodox Church carries out the great sanctification of the water. Putin, like many Orthodox Christians across the globe, bathed in the waters of a local lake in a ...
 Business Standard1 day ago

Russian Patriarch Kirill calls on Russians to vote in March

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill today called on Russians to vote in upcoming presidential elections expected to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule."I call on all of you, including Orthodox believers, to take part in the upcoming ...
 Business Standard1 week ago Russian Orthodox patriarch announces prisoner swap deal in Ukraine  Prokerala3 weeks ago Ukraine, separatist rebels agree on major prisoner exchange  Business Standard3 weeks ago
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Russian Orthodox Church suggests tsar's death was a Jewish 'ritual murder'

Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov, who has suggested Nicholas II's killing was a 'ritual murder,' stands in front of a photograph of the tsar and his family in 2015. Credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo
 The Telegraph UK1 month ago

Turkey to reopen iconic 'Iron Church' after revamp

The leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria are due to reopen the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church today in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, in a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours.The Bulgarian Orthodox church in ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago

10 killed in terror attack on Egypt church

Ten people were killed and eight others injured in a terrorist attack on a church in Egypt's capital today, the government said.A health ministry spokesman said the attack took place when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire outside Mar Mina church in Helwan ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago 6 killed in terror attack on church in Egypt  Business Standard3 weeks ago

In pix: Interesting Christmas rituals around the world

Some of these rituals are centuries old and have been passed on over for generations. In Belarus, people follow an Orthodox pagan ritual called 'kolyadka' in which they sing songs and enact scenes celebrating the birth and life of Jesus. If someone sings a song for you or your family, you must reward them in return. The festivities continue for a month and locals believe that every thing they sing about in 'kolyadka' comes true. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters   In Germany, a ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Trump condemns attack near Cairo in call with Egypt's Sisi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and condemned an attack by a gunman on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo, the White House said in a statement.
 Reuters3 weeks ago

The man Putin fears most

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel glances at the life and political career of Alexey Navalny who has been banned from challenging Vladimir Putin in Russia's presidential election. IMAGE: Alexey Navalny -- seen here with his wife Yulia and son Zahar -- at a protest against the decision to demolish five-storey houses from the Soviet era in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Alexey Navalny stands 6' 2" plus in his socks. In contrast, Vladmir Putin, the very macho Russian president and former spy, ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Spiritual Guru Shri Prakash Ji being harassed by radicals in Russia

Alexander Dworkin, the person who attacked the Bhagavad Gita in Russia six years ago is now attacking a prominent public figure and spiritual Guru Shri Prakash Ji, who has been living in Russia for past twenty-seven years and his spiritual work has always ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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