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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Hazim Dies at Age 91

00 Patriarch Ignatius Hazim of Antioch and all the East. 05.12.12

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On Wednesday, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Hazim of Antioch and all the East died at a Beirut hospital after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 91. Patriarch Ignatius was admitted to St George Hospital University Medical Centre in Achrafieh Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Hospital administrators said that they’d release a statement concerning the patriarch’s death later Wednesday. Born in Mhardeh in Hama Governorate in Syria in 1921, Ignatius came from an Arab Orthodox family and was attracted to the clergy from an early age. After finishing school in Hama, he moved to Beirut where he studied literature and started serving the Orthodox Church in Lebanon. Ignatius helped found the global Society of Orthodox Youth Organisations and he became a member of the Sacred Convention of Orthodox Patriarchs in 1961; in 1971, he was appointed Orthodox Metropolitan of Latakia. Ignatius became Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Antioch and all the East in 1979.

5 December 2012

The Daily Star: Lebanon News

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Dec-05/197289-lebanons-patriarch-hazim-dies-at-91.ashx#ixzz2EAfD5fDe

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5 December 2012. A Photo Essay. From the Russian Web… Salisbury Cathedral… “From Darkness to Light”

00a Salisbury Cathedral. From Darkness to Light. 05.12.12

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00c Salisbury Cathedral. From Darkness to Light. 05.12.12

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00f Salisbury Cathedral. From Darkness to Light. 05.12.12

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By tradition, the beginning of the Christmas season in England always opens with a procession with candles in Wiltshire’s Salisbury Cathedral (formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary). On Saturday night, members of the cathedral choir carry lit candles during the annual procession “From Darkness to Light”. The service in the medieval cathedral begins in total darkness and silence, and, then, in the west wing of the building, the first candle is lit.

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5 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Legendary Kalashnikov Assault Rifle

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Legendary Kalashnikov Assault Rifle. 2012

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4 December 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20121204/177913149.html

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