Thursday, August 19, 2010

METROPOLITAN CHRISTOPHER OF LIBERTYVILLE-CHICAGO, FELL ASLEEP IN THE LORD

August 19, 2010 News

The Serbian Orthodox Church of North and South America 19/8/2010 Chicago, IL – On Wedesday, August 18, 2010, on the eve of the feast of theTransfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Eminence +Christopher, Metropolitan of Libertyville-Chicago, fell asleep in the Lord. Clergy are asked to serve a small pomen at tomorrow’s Divine […]

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Man held for sledgehammer attack at Calif Church

August 19, 2010 News

2010-08-12 – United Sates of America Police say a Glendale man has been arrested after he smashed a monument outside an Armenian church, causing $80,000 in damage. Victor Petrescu remained jailed Thursday on $50,000 bail after allegedly telling police he was heeding a Biblical injunction to destroy sacred pillars. Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says […]

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German Consul visited Constantinople Patriarchate of Armenian Apostolic Church

August 19, 2010 News

18/8/2010 On August 17, German Consul General in Istanbul Brita Wagener visited Constantinople Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church to get acquainted with the Armenian spiritual center in Turkey and the Armenian community. Deputy Patriarch of Constantinople Archbishop Aram Ateshyan congratulated the Consul on the appointment and spoke of the history and present state of […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch in Poland

August 19, 2010 News

08/19/2010 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is paying an official visit to Poland following an invitation by the Polish Orthodox Church. The Patriarch who arrived on Monday and will conclude his visit on August 20, will visit the cities of Warsaw and, Lublin and the Grabarka mountain, a holy land which visit thousands of pilgrims every year. […]

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An Indian church’s colourful tribute to Mother Mary

August 19, 2010 News

2010-08-17 People from all walks of life lined the sidewalks of this town on the outskirts of New York to see the St. Mary Malankara Indian Orthodox Church’s annual Assumption Day Parade, which began here on Sunday with the usual blowing of the kumbu horn and the dancing of the koladi by the congregation’s teenage […]

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Plan to rebuild Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero remains Puzzle

August 19, 2010 News

19/8/2010 By Richard C. Dujardin Journal Staff Writer NEWPORT, R.I. –– As controversy continues to swirl about the plans by a Muslim group to build an 11-story mosque a couple of blocks from Ground Zero, some Greek Orthodox Christians here and in New York say they are puzzled as to why there has been so […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark St. Ivan Rilski Assumption

August 19, 2010 News

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Wednesday, August 18, the assumption of Saint Ivan Rilski. St. Ivan Rilski was the first Bulgarian recluse. He was revered as a saint when he was still alive and the legend says wild animals were coming to him and birds were landing on his hands. His followers founded the Rila […]

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His Eminence Maronite Archbishop of Damascus visits His Holiness at Patriarchal Monastery

August 19, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Maronite Archbishop of Damascus His Eminence Samir Nassar visited His Holiness on Aug 14, Saturday at St. Ephraim’s Patriarchal Monastery here. His Eminence was accompanied by the priests from HE’s Archdiocese. His Eminence discussed with Holy Father about the current state and responsibilities of Christians in Syria. Source:

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The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting held at California

August 19, 2010 News

CALIFORNIA: Hosted by the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the Western US, the heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches accompanied by clergy representatives of the Western United States, met on Tuesday August 17th, 2010 and discussed issues of the mutual interests at St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Burbank, California. The attendees of the Syriac Orthodox Church […]

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His Eminence Bishop Luke Khoury, Assistant to the Patriarch of Roman Orthodox Church visits Holy Father

August 19, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Bishop Luke Khoury, Assistant to the Patriarch of Roman Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Ignatius Hazim IV visited Holy Father at Patriarchal Monastery here on August 14, Saturday. Holy Father greeted Bishop Khoury and wished His Beatitude Ignatius Hazim IV.  The visit was mainly to discuss about the Council of […]

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$2 mln for Church Restoration in Kosovo

August 19, 2010 News

17/8/2010 The Russian Orthodox Church has hailed the government’s decision to donate $2 million for rebuilding damaged Orthodox shrines in Kosovo. Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations told the Voice of Russia the money would go to four major Serbian Orthodox centers in Kosovo – the monasteries […]

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89 years since the death of King Peter I Karadjordjevic

August 19, 2010 News

Serbian Orthodox Church 18/8/2010 His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service in Oplenac on the occasion of 89 years since the death of King Peter I Karadjordjevi Source:

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Bishop Teodosije met with Minister Ivica Dacic in Gracanica Monastery

August 19, 2010 News

Serbian Orthodox Church 16/8/2010 After the participation in a celebration of the Patron’s feast day of the monastery of Saint Archdeacon Stephen in Banjska, Minister of Internal Affairs and Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic visited the Gracanica Monastery where he was cordially welcomed by His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of […]

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Fox News Reports on Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

August 19, 2010 News

18/8/2010 The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – Fox News Channel will broadcast numerous times today, August 18, 2010, a report on the stalled negotiations between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Port Authority of NY and NJ for a proper location for the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. […]

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Glory of Ukraine and Ukraine-Sweden Exhibits in NYC

August 19, 2010 News

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA- UKRAINIAN MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY The Ukrainian Museum of New Jersey, in memory of Patriarch Mstyslav of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA, is organizing a trip to New York City on September 8, 2010 to view two very important Ukrainian exhibits. The Mazepa exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum […]

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“Kiev Patriarchate” can be used for money laundering – head of UOC press Service

August 19, 2010 News

Moscow, August 17, Interfax – Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church press service Vasily Anisimov told about machinations of Filaret Denisenko, head of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate. “It’s quite possible they traffic funds through his office for money laundering… He’s a convenient blind for various frauds,” Anisimov said in his interview posted on Tuesday by […]

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Patriarch Kirill urges Russians to draw spiritual lessons of Hot Summer

August 19, 2010 News

Moscow, August 16, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia urged people to think over reasons of fires raging in Russia and make corresponding conclusions. “Each person should do “the blame storming” and once again to think over his responsibility before God for himself, for his relatives, for nature, for the world around,” […]

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DECR delegation arrives in Colombia

August 19, 2010 News

18.08.2010 A delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations has begun its visit to Colombia on August 18, 2010, on the invitation of the Colombia Ambassador in Russia, H.E. Diego Jose Tobon Echeverri. It includes Hegumen Philip Riabykh, DECR vice-chairman, Rev. Sergiy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for the far abroad, Mr. M. Palacio […]

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Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God in Holy Etchmiadzin

August 19, 2010 News

On August 15 the Armenian Church celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Grace Bishop Ararat Kaltakjian. During the Liturgy, Bishop Ararat reflected on the mystery of the feast and the nature of the Holy Mother of […]

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