easter

  • April 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1915, April 24 falls on Easter Sunday in the Armenian church calendar - also Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

  • April 15, 2011

    Brent Borough Council has denied discriminating against Christians. Critics of the claim of discrimination say that it does not stand up under scrutiny.

  • April 14, 2011

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has urged Christians to give this year’s celebration of Easter a clear ecumenical profile.

  • March 14, 2011

    Church leaders in the USA are re-promoting the idea of Western and Orthodox Christians sharing a common Easter, on a fixed date every year.

  • April 8, 2010

    This text and podcast is the fourth of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, he contrasts narrow stereotypes of the Gulf region with the reconciling presence of diverse Christian churches.

  • April 7, 2010

    Catholic and Protestant church leaders in the Philippines have urged people to live out their faith beyond the sometimes extreme rituals and penitence of Lent and Holy Week.

  • April 7, 2010

    This text and podcast is the third of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the beautiful country of Lebanon, a cradle of faith, yet buffeted by one crisis after another.

  • April 6, 2010

    This text and podcast is the second of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the war-ravaged and destitute Christians of Iraq.

  • April 5, 2010

    The heads of the historic Christian churches in Jerusalem have stressed the need for courage, reconciliation and perseverance in the face of violence and division in today's world.

  • April 5, 2010

    This text and podcast is the first of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. The first coming of Jesus occurred in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem - not in London or elsewhere in the world - we are reminded today.