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Fr.B.M.Thomas  (Mumbai Diocese  - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) - OCP News Service - 19/5/18 The church is proceeding towards its next season ‘The Pentecost Season’. Although not as well known as the feasts of Yeldo (Christmas) or Pascha (Easter), this feast of Pentecost is also one of the major feasts of the Holy Church. It is ...

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On the brink of another Great Schism

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on May 19, 2018

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Miodrag Lazarevic , Serbia - 19/5/17 In 1054 occurred the event which literally divided the world into Before and After. The Great Schism resulted in the separation of the Christianity into Roman Catholic Church with its center in Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Constantinople. The split that still finds no resolution is one of ...

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Occidental World Magazine – 18/5/18 Global: The second edition (May-June 2018) of  the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the 'Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted Christians in Syria' written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). 'The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Militants and terrorists are fleeing. We ...

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Church of Serbia - 18/5/18 The Divine Liturgy celebrated in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade and a solemn procession through central streets of the City of Belgrade marked Belgrade’s Patronal feast – Ascension of the Lord on 17 May 2018. The host of the patron event was City Manager Mr. Goran ...

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Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service - 18/5/8 Communiqué adopted at the results of the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch and Catholicos Abune Mathias I of Ethiopia Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop ...

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Feast of the Ascension Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 17, 2018 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 17/5/18 On May 10, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the feast is also designated as the Pilgrimage Day of Holy Etchmiadzin. This […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Virgin Mary for the blessing of the crops and Inauguration of Virgin Mary Church after Renovation

May 17, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at the Virgin Mary Church in Bourj Hammoud, Mount Lebanon. He was received by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahla and Bekaa, Mor Clemis Daniel […]

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Overcoming Anxiety with the Help of the Orthodox Church

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 16/5/18 The total estimated number of people living with anxiety in the world is 264 million. The mental condition comprises different disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. For those battling anxiety, it can feel like their world is caving in on them. During this time, […]

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Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK- 16/5/18 Comment by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London : Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya Martyrs were finally repatriated to their homeland of Egypt yesterday. They were received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of […]

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Swedish City Allows 110 DB Muslim Prayer Calls, Rejects Church Clock Ringing

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – May 2018 The Swedish town of Växjö has sparked a lot of controversy by granting the local Muslim Foundation permission to run prayer calls at a maximum volume of 110 decibels. By contrast, a local church had to confine itself to a small and “quiet” clock inside the building to be used for a […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Arrives in Moscow

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service – 16/5/18 Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) has arrived in Russia for a 6-day official visit by he invitation of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian […]

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The highest Serbian church medal for the President of Cyprus

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded Mr. Nikos Anastasiades with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church, order of Saint Sava of the First Degree, at the ceremony in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 10 May 2018. Source:

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St. Athanasius the Great the Patriarch of Alexandria

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria, was a great Father of the Church and a pillar of Orthodoxy. He was born around the year 297 in the city of Alexandria into a family of pious Christians. He received a fine secular education, but he acquired more knowledge by diligent […]

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Prophet Jeremiah

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors. He was called to prophetic […]

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Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is Risen! Today’s Sunday is called the Sunday of the Blind Man. The event described in the Evangel of Saint John is confirmation of the words said by the Saviour, “I am the light […]

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Serbian Church canonizes three martyrs

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 16/5/18 At its latest session, from April 28 to May 10, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church resolved to canonize three holy martyrs among the saints, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The official canonization of Sts. Gregory of Peć, Vasilije of Peć, and Bosiljka Rajičić and those who suffered with them […]

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Hakeldama or Field of Blood

May 14, 2018 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/5/18 We read about Hakeldama in the New Testament; the Aramaic words Hakeldama mean Field of Blood. Judas Iscariot, one of Christ’s original students, is mostly known for betraying our Lord. In the Gospel of St. Matthew we read that Judas went to the clergy in the Temple […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios release books on interfaith dialogue between Christian-Muslim relations

May 14, 2018 Featured
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MOTV – 14/5/18 HYDERABAD: His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Indian Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad, released two books during the summer course on ‘Interfaith Dialogue and Pilgrimage’ at Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad, on May 3. The books are authored by Fr Bob McCahill, a Maryknoll priest, and Fr Paul Jackson, an Australian Jesuit. Titled ‘I […]

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SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

May 14, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/5/18 On Sunday April 23/May 6, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Sunday of the Samaritan woman at the shrine of Jacob’s well in Nablus of Samaria. This feast commemorates the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord and the revelation that “He is the Messiah, God is spirit and those who […]

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Saint Basil the Bishop of Ostrog

May 14, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/5/18 Saint Basil, Bishop of Zakholmsk, was born of pious parents in the sixteenth century in the Popov district of Herzegovina. At the age of maturity he left his parental home and settled in the Trebinsk monastery in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and became a monk. […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. GEORGE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

May 14, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/5/18 The feast of St. George the Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer was celebrated one day before the actual feast, on Saturday April 22/May 5, 2018. At the Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of Acre-Ptrolemais in North Israel The Feast was led by the Hegoumen of Acre Archimandrite Philotheos with co-celebrants Priests from […]

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