February 2016 – Syriac Orthodox Church of Brazil After the epidemic ‘Zika Virus’ outbreak in Brazil, experts have confirmed the link between ‘Zika Virus’ and microcephaly cases. Brazilian government and health authorities raised the level of medical alert and emergency. They are trying to provide help as much as possible to those affected and those living ...

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Lest We Forget: The Legacy of Metropolitan Antony Bashir

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February 2016 - The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Remembering Metropolitan Antony Bashir on the 50th Anniversary of His Repose: http://www.antiochian.org/remembering-metropolitan-antony-bashir-50th-anniversary-his-repose by Fr. Antony Gabriel, first published in The Word Magazine, February 1998 "Orthodoxy is a freedom-loving, democratic faith it is at its best in our free America. Our people are part and parcel of America, gladly giving their treasure ...

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New Center for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture

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14/2/16- Orthodox Christian Network  Are you interested in studying Orthodoxy but not interested in attending a seminary?  Eastern University has just announced that students can take a minor in Orthodox Thought and Culture.  Details below. February 3, 2016 (St. Davids, Pa.) — Students are now welcome at the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture. Dr. Gary Jenkins, a member ...

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February 2016- Church of Serbia  The Board for erection of the Stefan Nemanja Memorial brought a decision to launch a domestic public tender for erection of a monument to Stefan Nemanja, as well as of the Memorial complex “Serbian Middle Ages”. Belgrade, 11 February 2016. - At the proposal of Prime Minister and President of the Commission ...

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February 2016 Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred St Basil (January 1), others honored St Gregory the Theologian (January 25), while a third group exalted St John Chrysostom (November ...

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COMMENTS ON THE JOINT DECLARATION WITH THE POPE

February 14, 2016 Featured News

Facebook – 14/2/ 2016 Fr. George Maximov, a dynamic and tireless missionary priest who has served in mission fields throughout the world, offers some thoughts on the joint declaration signed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis. To begin with, let me remind those who already by the mere fact of the meeting are lamenting: “all is […]

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Anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians Martyred in Libya

February 13, 2016 Featured News

Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom – 13/2/16 Anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians Martyred in Libya – Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos – General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom For decades we have witnessed the systematic intimidation, persecution, abduction, and even execution of Christians and minorities in […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios leads clergymen for Lenten retreat at St Thomas Bishop’s House

February 13, 2016 Featured News

OCP Gulf Correspondent 0 13/2/16- OCP News Service  AHMEDABAD, Gujarat, India: HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Indian Malankara Orthodox Metropolitan, successfully led a Lenten retreat for the priests of the Orthodox Diocese. The retreat was held at the Diocese headquarters at St Thomas Bishop’s House, Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat state. Fr Dr Bijesh […]

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Patriarch of Russia Meets Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome

February 13, 2016 Featured News
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Ann Maria Husser (OCP Delegate of North and South America) OCP News Service – 13/2/16 More Photos here: Read Joint declaration here: https://mospat.ru/en/2016/02/13/news128178/ Havana-Cuba: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (Primate of the Rusian Orthodox Church) met with Pope Francis of Rome (The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome & Primate of the […]

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METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: “WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS”

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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Romfea – 12/2/16 There are serious gaps in the theological and canonical discussions at the upcoming meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod, notes Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. In a letter, of which the Agency of Religious News Romfea.gr has published extracts, the eminent hierarch does not consider there to be any problem of restoring the unity of […]

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PATRIARCH-POPE MEETING NOT TO SOLVE EASTERN CATHOLICISM ISSUE IN UKRAINE AT ONCE — PRIEST

February 12, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 12/2/16 The problem of Greco-Catholics in Ukraine will be on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and all Russia, but it will certainly not be resolved at once, Patriarch Kirill’s press-secretary, priest Alexander Volkov, told the media. “The topic of Ukraine, Eastern Rite Catholicism, and proselytism […]

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Patriarch: Perhaps it’s not time yet for pope’s visit

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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www.b92.net – 12/2/16 Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej has said that he “has nothing against” the visit of the Roman Catholic pope to Serbia. However, Irinej added that perhaps the conditions for that have not been met yet. “The pope has several times hinted that he wants to visit Serbia as well… I do not […]

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Assyrian Church Prelates Visit St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

February 12, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East- February 2016 His Grace Mar Paulus Benjamin, Bishop of Eastern USA on 9th Feb 2016, visited St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary at Waymart, Pennsylvania, USA. The Bishop was welcomed by The Very Rev’d Dr Steven Voytovich, Dean and Chief Operating Officer of the Seminary who provided a tour of the […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church Welcomes Russian Patriarch, Pope Meeting

February 12, 2016 Featured News
FILE - In this file photo combination Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, right, serves the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 and Pope Francis prays during an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

www.sputniknews.com 12/2/16 Serbian church spokesman said that Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday. BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday, Serbian church spokesman Bishop Irinej […]

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Russian Patriarch arrives in Cuba to meet Pontiff, discuss Middle East crisis

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 12/2/16 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba for a historic meeting with Pope Francis during which they are expected to sign a declaration and talk about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Upon his arrival, the Patriarch addressed the citizens of Cuba, sending greetings from “all the people of historical […]

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Vatican Continue to Play Double Stand on Child Abuse

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 11/2/16 Read detailed Review Report here: Vatican: A new report suggests that the Roman Catholic Church continue to play double stand on child sexual abuse. A new Vatican document states that newly appointed Bishops are not bound to report accusations of clerical child abuse. Only victims or their families should make […]

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His Holiness Aram I Blesses Sunday School Children on the Eve of Great Lent

February 11, 2016 Featured News

7 February 2016. On Sunday, a group of Sunday School children and their parents attended the Holy Liturgy in Antelias and met with His Holiness Aram I. After blessing the children and talking to them, the Catholicos addressed the parents. His Holiness praised them for their diligence in sending their children to Sunday Schools and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the President of the Serbian National Assembly

February 11, 2016 Featured News

  11/2/16 On February 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Deputy Maya Goykovich, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and her delegation. She was accompanied by Mr. Eduard Sharmazanov, the Vice President of the National Assembly of […]

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CHURCH OF CRETE IS READY TO HOST THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

February 11, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/16 The Romfea news agency has published the resolutions of the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete: “On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Diocesan Synod of the Church of Crete was held in the city of Heraklion. At the meeting the Synod members were informed through letters of […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH IS GRANTED OFFICIAL STATUS IN GABON

February 11, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/16 His Eminence Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon (the Orthodox Church of Alexandria), during his pastoral trip to Libreville – the capital of Gabon – met with the Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophony and Regional Integration. In the course of their meeting the Orthodox Church was solemnly granted official recognition in the […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CUTS ST BASIL’S PIE AT JERUSALEM’S HELLENIC SOCIETY

February 11, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 On the evening of Saturday, the 24th of January/6th of February 2016, Patriarch Theophilos, accompanied by the Patriarchal Commissioner, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of Zambia, blessed the pie-cutting ceremony at the Society of the Greek parish in West Jerusalem, near […]

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