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Orthodox Church

Recent items relating to the Orthodox Church are shown below: Visit to Armenian Apostolic Church and the Orthodox Churches in Syria and Lebanon 2007

December 2012

Archbishop greets the newly elected Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
18 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, welcomes Metropolitan Youhanna's election as the new…

November 2012

Archbishop sends delegation to enthronement of new Coptic Pope
18 November 2012
The Archbishop sent the following message to the enthronement of His Holiness Pope Tawadros of the Coptic…

Archbishop sends message to funeral of Bulgarian Patriarch
8 November 2012
His Holiness Patriarch Maxim, who led Bulgaria's Orthodox Church for 41 years in times of communist rule…

October 2012

Archbishop assures Coptic Orthodox of ‘special intensity’ of prayer
30 October 2012
The following message was read at the celebration of the Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) in St Margaret’s…

Tribute to Jerusalem's Armenian Patriarch - 'a careful and skilful analyst of the demanding situation in the Middle East'
18 October 2012
Archbishop Rowan Williams has sent the following message to the Armenian Orthodox Community in Jerusalem.…

August 2012

Archbishop expresses sorrow at death of His Holiness Abune Paulos
17 August 2012
Following the death of His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Archbishop…

March 2012

Archbishop's sorrow at death of Pope Shenouda III
19 March 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed his sorrow on learning of the death of…

January 2012

Archbishop's message at Memorial Service for victims of violence in Egypt
8 January 2012
A Memorial Service for victims of the bombing in Alexandria, Egypt, has been held in the Coptic Orthodox…

April 2011

Romanian Church leaders and Archbishop of Canterbury exchange messages of hope
16 April 2011
On 16 April 2011, Lazarus Saturday in the Eastern Orthodox church calendar, the Archbishop of Canterbury,…

November 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Athens
25 November 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams is making a pastoral and fraternal visit to the Archdiocese…

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