Eastern Orthodox

  • December 27, 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.

  • September 12, 2011

    The patriarchs of three ancient Orthodox Christian churches have met in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East.

  • May 26, 2011

    Workshops led by the Orthodox at the recent International Ecumenical Peace Convocation led to robust, honest exchanges about mutual relations.

  • September 6, 2010

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has been presented with the Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

  • July 27, 2010

    What do Christians witness in the land of frequent pilgrimages but also of infrequent visions known popularly as 'the Holy Land', but riven with conflict? Harry Hagopian draws attention to the history and presence of indigenous Christian communities in the region through a personal exploration and pilgrimage.

  • February 12, 2009

    Europe's biggest grouping of Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant churches has called on Albania to return sacred property seized during the 46 years of communist rule that followed the Second World War.

  • October 15, 2008

    Leaders of Eastern Orthodox churches recommitted themselves to overcome intra-Orthodox conflicts as well as to continue theological dialogues with Christians from other confessions at a 10-12 October meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • December 30, 2007

    The compassionate actions of human beings, not their claims against each other, reflect the will of God and the transforming power of Jesus the Prince of Peace, say the heads of the churches in Jerusalem this Christmastide.