Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Orthodox church opens in northern Tajikistan

October 26, 2010 News

22/10/2010 Sunday saw the first liturgy in a new Orthodox church in Khujand in northern Tajikistan. The 14-meter-tall church designed by the Moscow architect Viktor Kanayev can house more than 150 worshippers. It arose on the site of a former wooden church burnt a few years ago. Another, larger Orthodox church will open in Khujand […]

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Turkish Minister says Akhtamar Church to have no Bells

October 26, 2010 News

22/10/2010 Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay visited the Armenian church of St. Cross in Akhtamar Island, Van, Eastern Turkey, following a tourism conference on “Van 2023: world city”, SonDakika informs. “All religions are respected in all the corners of the world. Van example evidences this,” the Turkish minister said, hinting the re-opening of […]

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Bulgaria Celebrates Day of Winter Herald

October 26, 2010 News

26/10/2010 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks St Dimitar Day, believed to herald the beginning of winter, on October 26. According to Christian mythology, St Dimitar, “master of frost and snow”, rides a red horse and the year’s first snowflakes fall from his white beard. As a forerunner of winter, in popular beliefs St Dimitar is […]

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Centenary of “Pambakuda Namaskaram” being Celebrated

October 26, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church in India The Centenary of publishing of ‘The Daily Prayer book of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Christians’, compiled by V. Rev. Konattu Mathen Cor-Episcopa and published as per the Apostolic Bull of His Holiness Ignatius Abdedaloho II Patriarch, will be celebrated under the auspices of Mor Behnan Study Circle (MBSC) at St. […]

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His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch meets the participants of ” Orthodox Vision For Peace ” Conference

October 26, 2010 News

Syrian Orthodox Church MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch met the participants of “Orthodox Vision for Peace” conference in his private office in the Patriarchal Monastery of St. Ephraim. HG Mor Philaxinos Mathias Nayis, the Patriarchal Assistant and Director of the Faculty of Theology and Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq, Director of […]

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OCA issues statement concerning posting on Canadian Archdiocese’s Website

October 26, 2010 News

22/10/2010 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — The Orthodox Church in America has learned that yesterday — Thursday, October 21, 2010 — an individual published on the web site of the OCA Archdiocese of Canada a personal opinion purportedly of family members of His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and Canada concerning an investigation involving the Archbishop. […]

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The Patriarch Of Romania Opened The Exhibition Of Icons And Crosses “The Orthodox Creed”

October 26, 2010 News

26-10-2010 The exhibition of icons and crosses of the “Orthodox Creed” was opened at the Patriarchal Palace of Bucharest. The exhibits come from several monasteries of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, as well as from the collection of the Romanian Patriarchate. Among the items displayed there is the icon of the Holy Trinity by painter Parvu […]

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Message of the Patriarch of Romania on the Romanian Army’s Day

October 26, 2010 News

On the occasion of the Romanian Army’s Day, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel conveyed the following message: To Mr. Gabriel Oprea Minister for National Defence Dear Mr. Minister, It is with great joy that we convey our message of appreciation and blessing on the occasion of the Romanian Army’s Day. Having been symbolic institutions of the […]

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Professor Dr. Predrag Puzovic: Serbian Patriarchate

October 26, 2010 News

26/10/2010 An illustrated monograph “Serbian Patriarchate” of the historian of the Serbian Orthodox Church protopresbyter staurophor Professor Dr. Pregrag Puzovic, which has been published recently by “Pravoslavna rec” from Novi Sad presents a great scientific and publishing project. This work deals with the history of the Serbian Church, and has been published both in Serbian […]

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Patriarch’s blessing to the Church of God in Sumadija

October 26, 2010 News

Serbian Church 26/10/2010 A church, devoted to St. Sava Serbian, which the Orthodox believers of Sumadija and Kragujevac have been building it for two decades, was consecrated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops – Jovan of Sumadija and Hrisostom of Zica, as well as priests of the Diocese […]

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Wonderworking icon of Holy Unmercenaries in the St Sava Cathedral

October 26, 2010 News

25/10/2010 Pious people of the Serbian capital in recent days had an unusual opportunity to bow in the St. Sava Cathedral to the miraculous icon of the Holy Unmercenaries and wonder-workers, Cosmas and Damian from the monastery Zociste in Kosovo and Metochia. Source:

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“One Thousand Years of Pilgrimage in Russia” Exhibition open in the Laura of the Caves in Kiev

October 26, 2010 Featured News

On 21 October 2010, “One Thousand years of Pilgrimage in Russian” exhibition opened at the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Laura of the Caves in Kiev with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. The exhibition, sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the “Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra” National Historical and […]

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Presentation of Peresopnytsia Gospels held at Complutense University in Madrid

October 26, 2010 Featured News

Ukrainian Church On the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine the delegation of the UOC, led by Archbishop Symeon of Vinnytsia and Mohyliov-Podilskyy  on October 23 – 26 visits Spain, where it holds a series of presentations of the Peresopnytsia Gospels and meets with the Ukrainian Diaspora in the following […]

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DECR Chairman officiates at Divine service in Filotheou Monastery

October 26, 2010 News

26.10.2010 On 26 October 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to the Holy Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Annunciation of the Most Holy […]

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Icon over gates of Kremlin Nikolskaya Tower to be opened and consecrated on Day of People’s Unity

October 26, 2010 News

Moscow, October 26, Interfax – On November 4, the Day of People’s Unity restored icon of St. Nicholas of Mozhaysk on the Nikolskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin will be consecrated. St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation that initiated restoring over gates icons on Kremlin towers told an Interfax-Religion correspondent. Patriarch Kirill blessed the initiative. The mural […]

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Moscow will find land lots for 200 Orthodox Churches

October 26, 2010 News

Moscow, October 26, Interfax – Moscow authorities intend to find land lots for building of 200 Orthodox churches, a source in city administration told Interfax on Tuesday. According to the Moscow government instruction, prefectures of administrative districts together with Moscow Architecture Committee and Land Resources Department should search for the land lots. Patriarch Kirill of […]

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Condemns Desecration of Holocaust Monument

October 26, 2010 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin was informed about the revolting and reprehensible act of the desecration of the Holocaust monument in the capital city of Yerevan on October 19. The destruction of the monument and the hateful words written on it testify to the narrow-mindedness of the authors. The […]

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