Yushchenko with Pat. Bartholomew at a 2008 meeting. Photo: spzh.news

Orthochristian.com - 14/7/18 Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has written on his Facebook page that he too will be stepping into Church affairs to try to bring about the creation of an autocephalous Local Ukrainian Church. Current President Petro Poroshenko sent an appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in April asking for a tomos of autocephaly to be granted to a ...

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HIS BEATITUDE JOVAN VI - ARCHBISHOP OF OHRID AND METROPOLITAN OF SKOPJE

Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid (Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate) - 14/7/18 On July 9, the current year, at the border-crossing Medzitlija, near Bitola, without any explanation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs took the passport of His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje. Such discrimination with taking of passports without any explanation is characteristic of judicially unorganized ...

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HIS BEATITUDE JOVAN VI - ARCHBISHOP OF OHRID AND METROPOLITAN OF SKOPJE

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 14/7/18 On July 11th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party headed by Mr. Antoine Isper, Head of the Political Office in Damascus, and Mr. Asaad Al-Amiri, Central Iraqi Delegate, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma – Damascus. During their meeting, His Holiness ...

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An End to the Ethiopian Schism in Sight?

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on July 12, 2018

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Patriarch Abuna Merkorios of the Holy Synod in Exile (L) and Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

Solomon Kibriye (Editor - Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 12/7/18 Global: Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has hit the ground running since being selected two months ago with a whole program of reforms intended to solve the political and social crisis that has shaken the country in recent years. The public reaction ...

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Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 The Serbian Patriarch decorated Mrs. Eleonora Mitrofanova with the Order of Holy Empress Milica – Venerable Eugenia. The Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church continue to help interior decoration of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade. On the occasion of celebrating the Day of family, love and fidelity, July ...

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The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

July 12, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the […]

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Budget – An Analysis

July 12, 2018 Featured

Brett Hyndman – Independent Article – OCP News Service – 12/7/18 USA: An Archdiocese budget analysis sheds some light on the financial (and not only) crisis in the GOA. A few days ago, Michael Psaros officially declared he’d resign in October as the treasurer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. “I think we really fixed things […]

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Armenian church near Kars on the verge of destruction

July 11, 2018 Featured

Public Radio of Armenia – 11/7/18 An Armenian church in the village of Mezra 13 km from Kars has been seriously damaged by treasure hunters with the walls nearly destroyed, Akunq.net quotes the Turkish Habertürk website saying. Although the website does not mention the name of the church, it most likely refers to  the  Red Monastery or […]

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The Feast of the Transfiguration

July 11, 2018 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2018 The Feast of the Transfiguration July 7, 2018 In the synoptic Gospels, which are the Gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark and St. Luke, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is reported in a similar way, as there are not many differences in the accounts. The […]

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31st Annual Assyrian National Youth Conference – Scottsdale, Arizona

July 11, 2018 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 11/7/18 The 31st Annual National Youth Conference was held in the Diocese of the Western United States under the patronage of St. Peter’s Cathedral and Mar Yosip Parish from 4th-9th of July.  The conference agenda included prayer services, lectures, and fellowship for over 350 youth members ranging from 14-30 […]

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London: A monument to the Royal Family is consecrated on the Isle of Wight

July 11, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 11/7/18 In advance of the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Holy Royal Martyrs, a major event marking the centenary took place this weekend on the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England. The weekend […]

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International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

July 10, 2018 Featured

Gatestone Institute – Raymond Ibrahim – 10/7/18 In what the Christian Association of Nigeria is calling a “pure genocide,” 238 more Christians were killed and churches desecrated by Muslims last week in the west African nation.  This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018. According to a joint statement […]

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A Group of Albanians tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije to officiate Liturgy at Svach near Ulcinj

July 10, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 10/7/18 A group of twenty Albanians yesterday tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral to serve the Holy Liturgy with priests and the faithful on the foundations of the church of Saint John the Baptist at Svach near Ulcinj. The group of twenty Albanians led by Haxhi Sulejmani, councilor […]

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Twenty-Six Years since the Canonical Revival of the Albanian Orthodox Church

July 10, 2018 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – June- July 2018 On June 24, 1992, His Beatitude Anastasios was elected as the Head of our Church by the Ecumenical Patriarchate On June 24, 1992, after the advent of democracy in Albania, the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected Metropolitan Anastasius, as the first archbishop of the Orthodox Church. Such a choice […]

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The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade

July 10, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 10/7/18 His Holiness Irinej officiated the Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2018. On the day when the Church celebrates Sts. Peter and Fevronia, wonder-workers of Murom and protectors of the family, it was in the Russian church at Tasmajdan that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian […]

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Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy

July 8, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/7/18 On July 7th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Prayer Meeting hosted by His Holiness Pope Francis in the city of Bari – Italy, along with the Heads of Middle Eastern Churches. Their Holinesses and Beatitudes Patriarchs of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, […]

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

July 7, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 7/7/18 Among the Church’s feasts, there are three in honor of God’s saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts […]

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Visit of the Delegation from the Church of Greece to the Syriac Orthodox Church– Atchaneh

July 7, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/7/18 On July 4th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received an official delegation from the Church of Greece at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The delegation included His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Thermopilo, titular Metropolitan of the Church of Greece and Abbot of the Monastery of the […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s “Of What Life Do We Speak” draws on Scripture, Schmemann writings

July 7, 2018 Featured
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SVOTS – 7/7/18 A long-awaited, 60-plus page document by His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington, metropolitan of All America and Canada, and chair of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, titled “Of What Life Do We Speak?  Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church,” was released on Friday, June 29, 2018—the Feast of […]

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SVOTS begins academic collaboration with theological school in Romania

July 7, 2018 Featured

SVOTS – 7/7/18 [SVOTS Communications / SIBIU, Romania] Saint Vladimir’s Seminary has signed a concordat of cooperation with Saint Andrei Saguna Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Sibiu, Romania in an effort to encourage future student and faculty exchanges and other collaborations between the two institutions. The agreement was signed Monday, June 25 at the Faculty in Sibiu by […]

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SERBIAN POPULATION IS AGAINST A PAPAL VISIT—SERBIAN PATRIARCH

July 6, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 6/7/18 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has expressed the view that now is not the right time for a Papal visit to Serbia. His comment comes in an interview with Blic, reflecting on his recent meeting with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. During the meeting, Pat. Irinej expressed gratitude for the […]

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