Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kosovo police take over Serb Monastery

August 25, 2010 News

24/8/2010 The medieval Serb monastery in Gracanica has been placed under the protection of Kosovo police, the Kosovo Police Service (KPS) said in a statement on Tuesday. The decision angered the official Belgrade and the Serbian Orthodox Church. The monastery’s security handover from the NATO-lead KFOR international peacekeeping force to Kosovo police has been carried […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada has new Metropolitan

August 25, 2010 News

By: Brenda Suderman 21/08/2010 He turned to the church after a failed singing career, but now damaged vocal chords have robbed Archbishop John of his role in leading a Winnipeg-based Orthodox Christian Church. Last month, after five years in office, Archbishop John retired as metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He will be […]

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Romanian MP says signature gathering was started for support of code introducing curse filter on Websites

August 25, 2010 News

25/8/2010 Representatives of education trade unions, the Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarchy and child protection associations agreed on Wednesday a code regulating language on Internet websites was needed, with a majority of them supporting a law in this regard, according to Romanian news agency Agerpres. The organizations held a first debate on the issue today. Romanian […]

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NGOs oppose clearing of land where huge Orthodox cathedral is due to be Built

August 25, 2010 News

23/8/2010 Hundreds of Bucharest citizens living in the area of the Parliament Palace, with the support of environmental NGOs, submitted a protest at the Bucharest City Hall on Monday calling it not to approve plans to clear a plot of land in the respective area, which is due to be used for the construction of […]

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Former Governor Pataki Reiterates his support for rebuilding St. Nicholas At Ground Zero

August 25, 2010 News

Former Governor Pataki Reiterates his support for rebuilding St. Nicholas At Ground Zero Archbishop Demetrios Issues Statement 23/8/2010 NEW YORK – As the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches there is a ground-swell of public support for the re-building of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church which was destroyed under the rubble of the […]

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Strategic Planning Committee members, OCA department chairs, Meet

August 25, 2010 News

25/8/2010 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — In an effort to continue seeking broad input into the future direction of the Orthodox Church in America, members of the Strategic Planning Committee [SPC] met with representatives of several OCA departments at the Chancery here on August 17, 2010. “Most department chairpersons or co-chairpersons participated in the meeting and […]

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In Memoriam: Archimandrite Jerome L. Newville

August 25, 2010 News

As many Orthodox clergy and faithful in North America, Archimandrite Jerome was born into another faith. He was born into a Protestant family. Being led by God, he became an Orthodox Christian with the help of a pious medical doctor during the years he was studying church history. Among the people who influence him were […]

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OCA Army Chaplain promoted to the rank of Colonel

August 25, 2010 News

Orthodox Church in America MANNHEIM, GERMANY [OCA] — For the second time in history, an active duty Orthodox Christian chaplain in the U.S. Army is being promoted to the rank of Colonel. United States Army Chaplain CH(LTC) Peter A. Baktis was notified on August 24, 2010 that he had been singled out to receive the […]

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ARMENIANS COMMEMORATE THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORTY DAYS OF DEFENSE OF MUSA DAGH AND 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANJAR

August 25, 2010 News

08/23/2010 ANJAR – On Saturday 23 August in the afternoon, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the President of Arzakh (Nagorno Karabagh), and members of the clergy, arrived in Anjar. After a warm welcome by the people of Anjar and pilgrims arriving from the diaspora, the Catholicos and his entourage walked to St. Paul’s Church […]

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THE PRESIDENT OF NAGORO KARABAGH IN ANTELIAS

August 25, 2010 News

08/21/2010 On Saturday 21 August 2010, H.E. Pago Sahakian visited His Holiness Aram I in Antelias, at the headquarters of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia. The President of Nagorno Karabagh was accompanied with a delegation composed of ministers. His Holiness Aram I greeted the president accompanied with the bishops, priests, representatives of the National Executive […]

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Mar Thimothios pays fraternal visit to BOC Secretariat

August 25, 2010 News

British-Indian Orthodox Churches 25/8/2010 His Grace Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, Bishop of the Malankara Orthodox diocese of the UK, Europe and Africa paid a fraternal visit to the British Orthodox Church Secretariat at Charlton on 25 August, where he was wamly welcomed by Abba Seraphim. His Grace Mar Thimothios is in the United Kingdom for […]

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Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim attend the Ifthar Feast at Aleppo

August 25, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church ALEPPO, SYRIA: Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim attended the Ifthar Feast organised by Socialist Union Party at Aleppo on August 22, Sunday. The feast was attended by dignitaries from Aleppo including His Excellency Governor of Aleppo, Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Universities in Aleppo, Major General of Aleppo, Commander and Police Chiefs […]

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Delegation from Roman Orthodox Church visits Holy Father at Patriarchal Monastery

August 25, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: An official delegation of Roman Orthodox Church, commissioned by His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Hazim IV visited His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at St. Ephraim Patriarchal Monastery here on August 19, Thursday. The delegation was sent by Ignatius Hazim IV to wish Holy Father on the occasion of […]

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Message of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on the Romanian Emigrants’ Sunday

August 25, 2010 News

Message of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on the Romanian Emigrants’ Sunday (22 August 2010): Let us not alien from ourselves when we live abroad! Romanian Orthodox Church It is already tradition that the first Sunday after the feast of the Falling Asleep of the Mother of God (15 August 2010) should be dedicated to the […]

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The Patriarchal Act By Which Saint Voievode Steven The Great Is The Second Protector Of Putna Monastery

August 25, 2010 News

Romanian Orthodox Church On 15 August, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated the painting of Putna Monastery and decided, together with His Eminence Pimen, Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti, that Putna Monastery should have one more dedication day, that of Saint Voievode Steven the Great, informs “Lumina” newspaper. We render below […]

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Assumption festivities opened with an exhibition of icons in Kragujevac

August 25, 2010 News

Serbian Orthodox Church 24/8/2010 On the occasion of the Assumption, that the Cathedral Church has been celebrating for 140 years as a church Patron`s feast day, the priesthood of this church with a blessing of Bishop Jovan of Sumadija organized for the first time this in  2010 the Assumption of Our Lady festivities which would […]

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2010 MISSION TEAM OF STUDENTS RETURNS FROM ANNUAL TRIP TO ADOPTED UKRAINIAN ORPHANAGES

August 25, 2010 News

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PRESS RELEASE By: Bishop Daniel It is almost a daily routine by now for the team members of the 2010 College Student Mission Trip to Ukrainian orphanages to get up at about 7AM, get in a cold shower, offer morning prayers and to begin […]

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19th Independence Day of Ukraine

August 25, 2010 News

On the 19th Independence Day of Ukraine the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church prayed at the Kyiv-Caves Monastery On August 24,the 19th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated a prayer service in the square in front of the Holy Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Lifting up thanksgiving prayers to […]

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Over 40 million roubles – Russian Orthodox Church’s aid to victims of Fires

August 25, 2010 News

23.08.2010 The Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service has raised 40 792 000 roubles, 37 930 US dollars and 5 601 euros in aid to victims of fires, Miloserdie.ru has reported on August 23. Since the beginning of fires, the Department has sent over 260 cars with aid to regions. The first, emergency, stage in […]

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Church most trusted institutions in Moldavia – poll

August 25, 2010 News

Chisinau, August 25, Interfax – Among the non-governmental institutions in Moldavia the Church enjoys the most public confidence (80.2%), while the media are trusted by just over half. The army is the most trusted public institution, according to recent poll findings conducted by the Institute of Marketing and Surveys IMAS-INC. The army is trusted by […]

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Alexandrian Patriarch to spend his vacations in Pyatigorsk

August 25, 2010 News

Moscow, August 24, Interfax – Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa decided to take a medical course of mineral waters in the North Caucuses and started for the Pyatigorsk resort. He made a stop in the Domodedovo airport to meet with head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, […]

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