Israel’s new tax bill on Christian churches

For a Sunday during Lent, the  Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed  and this is could be a while as they are protesting the Israeli government legislation implementing a new city tax policy. The decision was announced on Sunday by the churches sharing the management of the property, the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and the Armenian …

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Lovely church in So. Africa

UK firm steyn studio has completed the design of a chapel in south africa’s western cape province. set within a vineyard, the building’s sculptural form mirrors the outline of the surrounding mountain ranges, while simultaneously referencing the region’s distinctive cape dutch architecture. noticeably designed without a traditional spire, the roof canopy has been constructed from …

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news: the Cairo church bombing

Advertisement The Opinion Pages | Contributing Op-Ed Writer Egypt's Cruelty to Christians Mona Eltahawy DEC. 22, 2016 A picture of a cathedral complex bomb attack victim during her funeral procession in Cairo this month. Credit Mohamed Hossam/European Pressphoto Agency CAIRO — The Dec. 11 bombing of a church in the Cairo cathedral complex — the …

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Icon of the Theotokos of Pochaev, Ukraine

The Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos of PochaevThe Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God resides int he Pochaev monastery settled by two monks in  AD 1340. One of the monks went to the top of the hill after he had prayed, and suddenly saw the Theotokos standing on a stone and encircled by …

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Churches: Russian Byzantine Catholic

St John the Baptist, his name day is today.Across the street, I guess sorta diagonally, is the Russian Byzantine Catholic Church.  If that designation is unfamiliar to you, then you must not live in Pennsylvania.  All of their  churches are listed as located in this state, and it is one of the largest reasons that despite …

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Antiochan Orthodox church commenorates Ramadan

Iskendurum district, TurkeyPart of the Antiochan Orthodox archdiocese, an Orthodox church in the southern İskendurun district of Hatay province (check the map to see where there is btw has hung a banner across its front facade, celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. The banner read, "We celebrate the holy month of Ramadan throughout the Islamic world." …

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Architecture: Coptic Monastery in Australia

The new Pantanassa Monastery, outside Sydney. Though the Byzantine Empire ended centuries ago, its architectural influence remains present today. Design Delta Architects (DDA) has recently constructed Australia’s first Byzantine-style monastery on picturesque Mangrove Mountain near Sydney. Built for Greek Orthodox monks, the complex, called Pantanassa, bears resemblance to a 15th-century monastery by the same name in …

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News: Egyptian Coptic Churchs closed as security threats

Repeatedly, Christian leaders accuse local officials of inciting Muslim violence against churches. Muslim leaders then point to this violence to deny the church a permit on the grounds that it has attracted violence.On February 1, Tharwat Bukhit, a Coptic Christian member of Egypt's parliament, announced "there are approximately 50 churches in Egypt closed for reasons …

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