NEW MUSIC+VIDEO: I TRUST IN YOU – CHINELO DILLIMONO | @chinelodilimono & @GospoGroove

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Here’s an awesome song/video from Pastor, Worship Leader, Songwriter, and Award-winning Recording Artiste, Chinelo Dillimono. The song is titled “I Trust In You” and it’s off her upcoming album NEW DAWN due for release soon.

 

 

Chinelo Dillimono says about the song: Precisely on May 29th 2014, I was thinking about my sojourn and spiritual journey over the past 26 years with the LORD having worked in various secular settings and having been in music ministry since 1988.  I thought about the love of man, having had those who’ve said they loved me and were loyal but when the going went rough they pull back.  I thought about my love for Him and the relationship I have had with Jesus since 1987 and the fact that in between so many things; the good , the bad, and the ugly have occurred yet I have seen my relationship with Him getting better and in the midst of those midnight musings I began to declare that I will trust and rest in Him because He never fails.  I really have NEVER known a Savior, Master , Friend or Lover like Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!!

 

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SWAGGER PAPA SET TO DROP NEW VIDEO “AKARA GBOGBOGBO” (NATIONAL CAKE) | @Iyebiye1

 

Nigeria gospel drama, Interdenominational Group of young talented people using their God-given talent for the widespread of the Gospel tremendously in this End, Glorious Vision Dance Drama Ministry is here again with a new dramatic video.

Swagger Papa presents a sensitizing and eyes opening dance drama titled Akara Gbogbogbo (National Cake), produce and written by Adeyemi Akanmu Iyebiye is presently on review which will be out soon, Watch Out!!!

The video is marketed by BAF Entertainment and Distributed by De Source Music and all Retail outlets Nationwide.

Music: Your Love – Omenesa | @omenesapearls @naijagospelbeat

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The wait is over! The Gospel Tycoon has released a different sound, a smashing hit!

“Your Love”. OMENESA who just returned from her Tour in Mumbai,India and won the ” Best Vocal Artist Award” of Top Naija Music, has been nominated in 4 categories of NEW Awards as ” Female Artist of the Year”, R & B Song of the Year ( He will do it Again), Best Gospel Act of the Year, Best Reggae song of the Year( It’s Not Over).

OMENESA is raving with excitement as she belts this dynamic piece. Known for her vocal dexterity and unapologetic strong worship genre, she has taken us unawares with this Diverse Pigin- Contemporary feel. “Your Love” is bound to get you grooving. ” I couldn’t have worked with a better Producer. We spent a few hours in the studio, and as usual, he delivered. ” My husband wrote the chorus to this song, and I wrote the lyrics to the verses. He definitely got me out of my usual mold, and gave me this biting rhythm.

“Your Love ” definitely took me out of my comfort zone. Writing the lyrics to the verse was a piece of cake because I wasn’t cooking up lies. The Love I’ve felt from this Man cannot be compared, so I’m singing a true story. He is my Everything. At the end of the song, you will get to know what His name is”.

 

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Music: “Excuse Me” – ‎Austin Styno

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‘Excuse Me’ is a song inspired by the exemplary lives of two young Nigerians (among others): @cobhamsasuquo and @_EDaniels. These two young men were born with congenital blindness, but they did not allow it to deter them from living their full potentials. While Cobhams is an accomplished music producer and artiste, married to a very beautiful wife, E-Daniels’ voice is one the world will hear very soon. Whatever your situation, it is NOT an excuse for failure. You only fail when you give up! Procrastination is the thief of time and according to late Dr. Myles Munroe, the graveyard has the highest deposit of human resources that are untapped and never saw the light of day. Pursue your passion now!

 

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Music + Video: Sammie Okposo – “Let Peace Reign”

 

Celebrated gospel music artist, Sammie Okposo has released a single titled “Let Peace Reign”. The Song is a peace song urging Nigerians to live in peace and co-exist in harmony.

According to the Award winning artist and Peace ambassador, “we are in an election period, it’s not a war, please let us do our best to make the election violence free”. This song couldn’t have come at a better time because it goes a long way to buttress that no matter which party or candidate one is supporting, Let it be done peacefully.

 

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MUSIC: “Jehovah” – Seun Fash | @SeunFash_Music

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From the City Of Port Harcourt in Nigeria comes Seun Fash who is not a newbie to the gospel music terrain. As we begin 2015 Seun brings us this awesome sound titled “Jehovah Idiegwu”.

“Jehovah Idiegwu”is an old folk song which has been tweaked with some modern sensibilities by the multi-gifted budding artiste.The track is laced with a feel of highlife and was produced by fast rising beatmaker, Doron Clinton (DROBEATZ).

Jehovah Idiegwu will inspire your Praise to God for His grace and mercies through it all.

Here is Seun Fash’s official debut single, Download, Listen, Share & Be Blessed

Turkey ‘promises’ first new church in 90 years

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently announced in a Jan. 2 meeting with representatives from Turkey’s non-Muslim communities that the government would provide land for a church for the Syrian Orthodox community.

“It is the first time since the creation of the Republic. Churches have been restored and re-opened to the public, but no new church has been built until now,” a government official told the AFP.

The church, if completed, will be the first officially-sanctioned new church building in Turkey since the nation was founded in 1923. Most new places of Christian worship, particularly Protestant ones, do not have official recognition to be zoned as religious buildings.

But according to a source in the Turkish press, this announcement by the government is only posturing to the international community.

“This comes onto the agenda every election period. Votes were sought in the 2011 general, and 2013 local, elections with the promise that permission would be given for a [new] church,” an anonymous source told Taraf, a daily paper.

“Of course the same subject is coming up for the 2015 general elections. Because this year is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, they are bringing up this issue again in order to give positive messages to the international public.”

Some Turkish politicians are skeptical. Aydin Ayaydin, a parliamentarian for the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) questioned whether the proposed church would actually overcome bureaucratic obstacles. In an inquiry to the Culture and Tourism Minister on Jan. 12, Ayaydin was quoted in Hurriyet newspaper as asking, “Why has the church’s application to the Higher Monuments Committee still not been processed until now? What is the reason?”

The city had promised to allocate a 2,700-square-meter plot of land to the church in the Yesilkoy neighborhood, where many Greek Orthodox, Armenian, and Catholic churches are also located.

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Virgin Mary Syrian Orthodox ChurchCourtesy Yakub Atag

Over 17,000 Syriac Christians live in Istanbul, but the only church that has official recognition, the Virgin Mary Syrian Othodox Church in Tarlabasi, holds only 300. This has been a problem for Syriacs who live far away from the church building, due to a Syriac tradition that they must fast until their Sunday service concludes.

Because those in Yesilkoy do not have a building of their own, they have had to meet in a Latin Catholic church. It has led to scheduling problems, since Syriacs couldn’t begin their service until 11 a.m., creating difficulties for children or the elderly who do not want to break their fasts.

“The Latin church was not suitable for our purposes. It wasn’t large enough and we couldn’t use it for long enough. Only 200 people could fit inside,” said Sait Susin, president of the board of directors for the Syrian Church of the Virgin Mary Foundation.

Ongoing hurdles

The city government first promised permission for the church construction in 2009 amid local elections. It approved construction of the new church in 2012 to much fanfare from the pro-government press. The daily Star announced in a headline “A Mosque in Camlica, a Church in Yesilkoy,” a reference to a mega-mosque being built on the highest land area in Istanbul.

But while the mosque is nearing completion, the Turkish government has not cleared all hurdles for construction of the church to even begin.

In 2013 a government historical preservation committee denied a transfer of property from an Italian Catholic Church to a Syrian Orthodox committee in order to preserve the ruins of a chapel and graveyard on the land. It approved the transfer in 2014.

“We do not consider any religious or cultural tradition to be foreign,” Davutoglu said at the meeting with Christian representatives. He added that the government respects the “equal citizenship” of all Turkey’s minorities, regardless of religion.

But international watchdog groups disagree. According to the annual World Watch List issued this month by Open Doors International, a charity which monitors religious freedom, Muslim-majority Turkey is among the 50 countries in the world where it is most difficult to live as a Christian.

Turkey is ranked 41st on the current list, which stated that four churches were attacked and damaged during 2014. The main “engines” of persecution against Turkey’s Christians were identified as Islamic extremism and religious nationalism.

Nevertheless, Davutoglu believes discrimination against Muslims to be an equally problematic global issue, when compared to anti-Christian discrimination. He has called on Turkey’s non-Muslim communities to raise their voices against Islamophobia.

“When we raise our voice together against Islamophobia, then we do not only stand against discrimination against Muslims, but we raise our voice against discrimination against all religious identities,” he said.

The Council of Europe hailed Turkey’s announcement that the Syriac community would be permitted to build a new church as “a sign of diversity,” wrote Daniel Holtgen, spokesman for the secretary general of the Council of Europe in his Twitter feed on Jan. 7.

Some Syriac church leaders agree that relations have improved with the Turkish government. Susin said that the government is paying more attention to the needs of the Syriac community than in the past.

He noted that the government allowed the first Syriac pre-school to open in Istanbul in

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Mor Efrem Syriac Preschool, IstanbulMor Efrem Syriac Preschool’s Facebook photo

September 2014. Some 25 children attend the Mor Efrem Syriac Pre-school, surrounded by icons and crosses, singing songs in their ancient Syriac language, closest to the Aramaic dialect spoken by Jesus.

The Syrian Orthodox Church is a branch of Eastern Orthodoxy that constitutes one of the oldest distinct church bodies in Christianity. The ethnic Syriacs who make up this church community in Turkey now number only 20,000. Their numbers have grown slightly in recent years due to Christian refugees flowing from Syria and Iraq across the borders of southeast Turkey, where some 2,000 Syriacs are living in villages and small towns near the church’s 4th century Mor Gabriel Monastery in Midyat.

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‘Horrifyingly high’ abortion rate must be cut, says head of Russian Orthodox Church

 

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called on Thursday for a deep cut in the “horrifyingly high” number of abortions, which he linked to a Western rejection of moral norms.

“The idea of absolutely prioritising the value of free choice and of rejecting the priority of moral norms has become a slowly exploding bomb for Western civilisation,” he said in a speech to lawmakers.

“If we could just cut in half the number of abortions, there would be steady and powerful demographic growth.”

Russia’s population has been declining since the mid-1990s, hit by falling birth rates and life expectancy in the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. It currently stands at 142.5 million, compared with 148.7 million in 1991.

Kirill’s speech was described by state media as the first address by a head of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Duma, or lower chamber of parliament, in modern Russia.

It was a sign of the church’s growing influence under President Vladimir Putin, who has sought to champion conservative Russian values at a time of heightened tension with the West, especially over the conflict in Ukraine.

“Russia’s ability to stand up in the face of modern pseudo-values depends to a large extent on the active stance of Russian parliamentarians,” the black-robed patriarch said.