The Jerusalem Patriarchate - September 2016 On Wednesday the 8th/21st of September 2016, the feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos was observed by the Patriarchate in commemoration of the fact that God had offered Mary as a gift to her barren parents, Joachim and Anna, for their fervent faith and prayer; ...

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Armenian Orthodox Church of Georgia - September 2016 Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan Speech at a conference entitled “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace” Organized by Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues The freedom of the will is a priceless gift bestowed on man through the Lord's Grace. We live in a diverse world: there are many different religious organizations ...

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - September 2016 On September 22, 2016, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was brought to Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Most-Holy Mother of God, the site of its discovery in 1295. The icon is ...

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MOTV - September 2016 - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  Inaugural of Symposium & Elocution Compilation on the theme ‘Sabha-Joythis’ St. Dionysius Joseph, Pulikkottil I, at Orthodox Theological Seminary (Old Seminary), Kottayam. Read More here:

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  Belarusian Telegraph Agency - September 2016 MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – The church should be more actively involved in social processes, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned. “We hope that the church will be more actively involved in social processes. ...

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Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state

September 25, 2016 Featured News
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Belarusian Telegraph Agency – September 2016 MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a reliable and constructive foothold for it, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus said at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian […]

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Radical Nationalist Groups, Georgian Orthodox Priests Protest Papal Visit

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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By Nicholas Waller – Georgia Today – September 2016 TBILISI – A group of Georgian Orthodox ultranationalists and priests held a rally Wednesday afternoon outside the Vatican Embassy in Tbilisi to protest the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The group claimed the papal visit is an affront to the purity of the Georgian Orthodox and […]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA PRESENTS METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK WITH A STATE AWARD

September 24, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – September 2016 Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2016, at the Ekaterininsky Hall in the […]

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APPOINTMENT OF NEW PATRIARCHAL VICAR OF ALEXANDRIA AT THE SECOND-THRONE PATRIARCHATE

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Wednesday 14th September 2016. His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated during Orthros and conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as well as the ceremony of the Elevation of the Precious and Life creating Cross, in the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Monday 12th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, within the framework of his visit to the Holy Monastery of Kyreneia in Cyprus, went to the Presidential Palace and met with His Excellency Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic […]

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The Patriarch of Antioch pays an official visit to Romania from September 23 to October 1, 2016

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 From September 23 to October 1, 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, will pay an official visit to Romania. His Beatitude will participate in the events dedicated to the 300th anniversary since the martyrical death of Hieromartyr Anthimos the Ivirite, and the […]

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AUM SHINRIKYO JAPANESE SECT OUTLAWED IN RUSSIA

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 The Supreme Court of Russia has banned the activity of the Aum Shinrikyo international religious organization on the territory of the country. Thus the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office was satisfied, reports TASS. “The court resolved to satisfy the administrative point of claim of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian […]

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Half a Century of St. Demetrios Church in Windsor

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- September 2016 With God’s help the fiftieth anniversary of the St. Demetrios church-school congregation in Windsor was celebrated. Parishioners, together with the clergy, deacons and readers, welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej who was accompanied by Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America, Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla […]

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RELIGIOUS FEELINGS OF US BELIEVERS UNDER SERIOUS THREAT, ARCHBISHOP OF BALTIMORE WARNS

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/9/16 Catholic Archbishop William Lori, Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Religious Freedom which was set up in 2011 by Catholic hierarchs, has described as “irresponsible” the statements made by Chairman of the U.S. Federal Commission on Civil Rights Martin Castro in which the latter condemned religion as a cover for intolerance and homophobia, […]

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Inauguration of the Monastery of the Holy Cross – Saydnaya

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness blessed the prayer room of the temporary headquarters of the Holy Cross Monastery and dedicated it to Mor Gabriel. The blessing service was conducted in the presence of their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar in the Archdiocese for the Eastern USA, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, […]

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KINDLY SUPPORT THE GREAT & HOLY MONASTERY OF VATOPAIDI

September 23, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi – The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos Dear All Kindly support the Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. The Monastery has endless demands upon its resources as well as countless souls pleading for spiritual and material support at a time of great difficulty in Greece and neighboring countries. It cannot […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to Visit Brazil

September 23, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church of Brazil – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East – 23/9/16 Brasilia: The Patriarch and the delegation will arrive in Brazil on October 26. They will be welcomed by civil and ecclesiastical authorities. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will visit major communities, social work projects and missions in the federal capital […]

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Coptic Bishop in Egypt: “Christians Are Original Inhabitants of the Nation”

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 21/09/2016 Coptic Christian Bishop Daniel met with the Swiss Minister of exterior at the St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church, during the minister’s recent visit. The bishop said that, formally, the Church enjoys good relations with the state and Al Azhar, which represents Islam […]

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IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

September 22, 2016 Featured News

IOCC – September 2016 Recently I had an opportunity to chat with Presvytera Katerina Patitsas who is serving along with herhusband and children in Auckland, New Zealand through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC). His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand had requested aide and the International Orthodox Christian […]

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IOCC Presents An Evening of Byzantine Chant

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC- September 2016 Please join International Orthodox Christian Charities for An Evening of Byzantine Chant on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Enjoy the timeless cadences of the Eastern Church performed by leading cantors.  A wine reception will follow – all are welcome! The event will take place at St. Sophia […]

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HOLY PRINCE VLADIMIR LEADS IN VOTE FOR MOST OUTSTANDING UKRAINIAN POLITICAL FIGURE

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – September 2016 Ukrainian citizens are voting for the historical figure who made the greatest contribution to the formation of Ukraine as an independent state. The survey is being conducted online on the 112 Ukraine private TV channel, reports Varjag on LiveJournal. As of September 19 the Holy Prince Vladimir of Kiev, […]

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