His Holiness Aram I Meets with Armenian Women

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Antelias - April - May 2016 On Thursday morning a women’s group met with Catholicos Aram I. The visit was organized by the Karagueuzian Humanitarian Foundation. He first welcomed and thanked the women for their visit and service to the community. He said “to serve those in need is central to Christ’s teachings and an important aspect of ...

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CHINA SEE FIRST ORTHODOX PRIEST IN SIXTY YEARS

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The China Post - May 2016 His red and gold vestments bathed in candlelight, the first mainland Chinese Orthodox priest ordained for six decades led an Easter service on Sunday — one of the most surprising fruits of warming ties between Moscow and Beijing. Alexander Yu Shi said prayers in the Church Slavonic language and in Mandarin beside ...

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Armenian Church History National Olympiad

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On April 30, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was initiated through the efforts of the Ministry of Education ...

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On April 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Davit and Hasmik Khachatryan from Ashtarak, who were born with disabilities and are suffering from infantile cerebral paralsy. The children came to receive the blessing of His Holiness ...

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Syriac Orthodox  Patriarchate - May 2016 Following the recent bombings in Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II issued the following statement: Damascus, May 2nd, 2016 “The people of Aleppo are deprived of the joy of the Resurrection” While the world celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, according to the Eastern Calendar, Christians ...

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Laying a Foundation: 2016 OCMC Mission Team to Mexico

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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Hannah Valentine – April- May 2016- OCMC OCMC recently sent its fourth mission team of 2016 to San Esteban, Mexico, to support the faithful by offering simple catechism and the life-giving services of the Church. OCA Archpriest Antonio Perdomo of Pharr, TX, led the team of seven: Fr. David Moga (WI), Sbdn. Basil Almy (KS), […]

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Australia Recognizes Crimes Committed By ISIS Against Assyrians As Genocide

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Universal Alliance – 2/5/16 In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian House of Representatives today recognized without objection that crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Assyrians are ‘genocide’. The lengthy and comprehensive motion recognizes the “Assyrian people” as “an original […]

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Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday – Damascus

May 2, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 2/5/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His Grace Bishop Mor George Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary […]

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Macedonian Orthodox Church Fire in Sydney Leaves Several Injured

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 5/2/16 Macedonian Orthodox Church in Sydney fire eruption injures several people, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Several people were injured as fire engulfed the Macedonian Orthodox Church hours after the Easter service in Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins […]

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Siberian City Celebrates Easter in a Big Way

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 2/5/16 Residents of the Russian city of Yakutsk are celebrating Easter by baking what’s thought to be the biggest kulich (an Orthodox Easter holiday cake) in the world. Twelve bakers and pastry cooks working at a local bakery in a Siberian city spent about three days to create this magnificent 1.5-meter tall treat which weighs about 400 kilograms […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Christ’s Resurrection is the sign of the victory of His humble love upon sin”

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro –  May 2016 Patriarch of Romania: “The Holy Fire is the peaceful and joyful gift granted by Jesus Christ to the clergy and the faithful as a proof of His love” The Resurrection of Christ is the sign of the victory of His humble love upon sin, upon the egoistic way of existence. Christ’s […]

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President Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Happy Easter

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 1/5/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all other Russian citizens a happy Easter, the Kremlin’s press service said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia a happy Easter, as the country commemorated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Kremlin’s press service said. “The great […]

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Celebration of the Resurrection – Evening Qurobo – Damascus

May 1, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/5/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Daoud at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness announced the joyful news of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus […]

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PASCHAL MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

May 1, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – 1/5/16 Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God (1 Jn 3:1) […]

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Statement by the President and the First Lady of the United States on the Occasion of Orthodox Christian Easter

May 1, 2016 Featured News
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www.whitehouse.gov – May 2016 Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of the Orthodox Christian community here in America and around the world as they observe Holy Friday and the Feast of the Resurrection. For Orthodox Christians, this is a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to rejoice in the victory of […]

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Envoy: France Glad Putin to Visit Russian Orthodox Complex Opening in Paris

May 1, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 1/5/16 French government envoy Jean-Pierre Chevenement said he was glad the Russian president plans to visit the opening ceremony for a Russian Orthodox complex in Paris. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Construction began in 2014 on the Russian Orthodox complex on Paris’ Quai Branly. In March, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko said that the complex […]

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UOC INFORMS EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS OF ITS STAND ON BILL NO. 4511

May 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/5/16 European organizations have been informed of the stand of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) on bill no. 4511. Letters to international human rights organizations, their representative offices in the Ukraine and embassies of major EU states in Kiev were sent out on April 27 by chairman of the […]

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HOLY FIRE HAS DESCENDED IN CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE IN JERUSALEM

April 30, 2016 Featured News

Info Resist – 30/4/16 The Holy Fire has descended in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy Fire appeared in the edicule (the small chapel built over the burial place of Christ) during the prayers of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. After the fire’s descent the Patriarch passed the holy gift to the faithful […]

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Live Stream – Holy Week from Beit Jala – Bethlehem

April 30, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Church Beit Jala – 30/4/16 Live Stream – Holy Week from Beit Jala – Bethlehem. Source:

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Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2016

April 30, 2016 Featured News
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Setbian Orthodox Church- April-May 2016 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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“A Strengthened Armenia and a Strongly Defended Karabagh Are the Foundations of Our Continued Demand for Justice”

April 30, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – April 2016 Abridged message of His Holiness Aram I on the One hundred and first Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunday 24 April 2016, in front of the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel in Antelias  Following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I addressed the thousands of Armenians who had come to pay their […]

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