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A reflection on the commemoration of Helena

Helena, along with her son Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor, are widely venerated as saints, especially in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Most Orthodox churches will contain an icon showing both Constantine and Helena and, in between them, held by both, a cross, probably representing the True Cross” – the one on which Jesus was crucified. 

Fact sheet - East Jerusalem Demolitions (March 2024)

This fact sheet is a product of the work of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) under the EU-sponsored project entitled “Maintaining a Lively Palestinian and Bedouin Presence in EAST Jerusalem Through Protective Presence, Monitoring, Documenting, and Advocacy”. The document covers data assembled as of 31 December 2023.

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Oriental Orthodox patriarchs in the Middle East conclude 14th meeting

The 14th meeting of the heads of the Oriental Orthodox churches in the Middle East; Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Mark; Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church; and Catholicos Aram I, Armenian Orthodox Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, was concluded at the papal residence in Cairo.

مجلس الكنائس العالمي يعرب عن قلقه الشديد إزاء تصاعد العنف في الشرق الأوسط

أعرب الأمين العام لمجلس الكنائس العالمي، القس الكتور "جيري بيلاي"، باسم الزمالة الدولية، عن القلق الشديد إزاء تصاعد الأخير للعنف في الشرق الأوسط عقب المواجهة المباشرة الأولى بين إيران وإسرائيل.