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Offline Dominika

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Opening and consecration of new Orthodox church in Abu Dhabi
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:42:02 PM »
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Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, inaugurated the Saint Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the presence of Patriarch John X Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the entire East.

Arab and foreign ambassadors, dignitaries, and members of the Greek Orthodox Church also attended the opening ceremony.

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There is also another Antiochian Orthodox church in Abu Dhabi, st. Nicholas: http://orthodoxad.weebly.com/st-nicholas-church.html


Pictures from the opening ceremony

Pictures from the consecration and Divine Liturgy

Short video from the opening ceremony
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Re: Opening and consecration of new Orthodox church in Abu Dhabi
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 12:50:36 PM »
Very cool. I've been to the parish in Dubai and didn't realize they were building another one in AD

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Re: Opening and consecration of new Orthodox church in Abu Dhabi
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
Good to know, I'm sending this to an Orthodox family there. :)
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

Anyhow when God was asked he said Eastern Orthodox is true Church and not Catholic Church. So come home and enjoy.

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Re: Opening and consecration of new Orthodox church in Abu Dhabi
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 05:04:16 PM »
Hey, now Nermal can become Orthodox!
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