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 the ...

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On Tuesday, the 20th of January/2nd of February 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St Efthymios the Great at the Monastery dedicated to his name, adjacent to the Monasteries of Panagia Seida Naya and St Catherine to the northwest of the Patriarchate, at a short distance from the Christian quarter. Hosios Efthymios came to the ...

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February 2016 In October 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Beth Suryoye, the Syriac Theological Seminary in Salzburg (STSS). A university chair for Syriac and Christian studies has been established at the University of Salzburg. There are already six students enrolled for this academic year with Raban Zeytoun Sawmeh to look after ...

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On 5-7 February 2016, the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church held in Cairo its first session. An agreement to establish the Commission was reached during the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. That meeting took place during ...

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ST. XENIA OF PETERSBURG IS COMMEMORATED IN SERBIA

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 11, 2016

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On 6 February 2016, the commemoration day of St. Xenia of Petersburg was celebrated at the Church o f the Holy Trinity, the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. St. Xenia is venerated in Serbia as deeply as in Russia. Every year even more worshippers from Belgrade and other cities come to a ...

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ST. EPHRAIM THE SYRIAN

February 10, 2016 Featured News
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10/2/16 – ROCA.org  Although St. Ephraim is commemorated before the beginning of Great Lent, he is more particularly remembered during this time in connection with the well-known prayer he composed: “O Lord and Master of my life..,” which is recited repeatedly in the daily lenten cycle of services, as it should also be by Orthodox faithful […]

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The Colours of Violence: Speech by Fr. K. M. George

February 10, 2016 Featured News

10/2/16 – www.fatherkmgeorge.info “The Colours of Violence” is surely an interesting formulation of social analysis by SUDHIR KAKAR, an eminent social scientist with psychoanalytic passion. Rev. Fr. K.M. George delivered his 41st Lecture on this theme in the Sukumar Azhikode Lecture series today at DC Books Auditorium, Kottayam. Kakar’s thesis had generated considerable interest in the […]

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DRAFT DOCUMENTS OF THE FUTURE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL IN THEIR PRESENT FORM DO NOT VIOLATE THE PURITY OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH – THE ROC COUNCIL OF BISHOPS STATES

February 10, 2016 Featured News

10/2/16 – Pravoslavie.ru According to the decisions of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church: 1. The Council of Bishops approves the stance of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the meeting of primates of Local Orthodox Churches in Chambesy on January 21-28, 2016, along with that of the delegations […]

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A BOOK ON NUN LYUDMILA AND VLADIMIR WHO WERE KILLED IN YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK CATHEDRAL TWO YEARS AGO IS PUBLISHED

February 10, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 10/2/16 The book will be available in the electronic form on the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Kurily Diocese’s official website. The long-awaited book, Drops of Love, was launched at the assembly hall of the spiritual and educational center on the territory of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Cathedral of Holy Resurrection. This is a collection of biographies of Nun […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: THEOLOGICAL-ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

February 10, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 -ακτινες- www.pravoslavie.ru Sponsored by the Dioceses of Glyfadas, Gortinos, Kithyron, Peireaus and the Synaxis of Clergy and Monastics, a conference addressing the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council on the island of Crete in June will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd, 9 am – 9 pm in the “Melina Merkouri” Hall of the “Peace and Friendship” […]

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The court process against Archbishop Jovan and the other Bishops, priests, monastics and believers of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has begun

February 10, 2016 Featured News

January- February 2016- The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric- Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate  After seven months of postponing of the scheduled court hearings, today, January 28, 2016, in the Court of First Instance Skopje I in Skopje, the politically rigged court process against His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, two Bishops, priests, monastics and believers […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej I to visit the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

February 10, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia February 2016 Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord! With exceeding great joy we herein announce that, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, His Holiness the Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej will […]

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Resolutions of the Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of Canada

February 10, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- February 2016 RESOLUTIONS From the 34th Diocesan Assembly of the Canadian Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church held at Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Milton on February 5-6, 2016. We, the clergy, monastics and laity – representatives and delegates of all diocesan parishes and church-school congregations, gathered at the Annual Assembly at Holy Transfiguration […]

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RALLY AGAINST ELECTRONIC ID CARDS IN GREECE GATHERS THOUSANDS OF PARTICIPANTS (+PHOTOS)

February 10, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 – www.pravoslavie.ru A rally against the new electronic “card of citizen” gathered thousands of people in the center of Athens, reports a spokesman of AgionOros.ru from the Greek capital. Representatives of clergy, cultural figures and scientists protested against the plans of the government “to enslave the freedom of the human personality by introducing the […]

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Archimandrite Athanasy Fall Asleep in Lord

February 10, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 – Monastery of St Thikon  MEMORY ETERNAL!!! Read- “WHERE SHE GOES SHE BRINGS PEACE AND LOVE” An Interview About the Wonder-Working Icon of St. Anna http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/90427.htm Fr. Archimandrite Athanasy reposed in the Lord at 11 a.m. this morning February 5th, 2016. Father’s body will be in the Church from Saturday afternoon until Wednesday […]

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Pan-Oriental Orthodox Liturgy and Evangelion held in Cairo

February 9, 2016 Featured News

Report and Pics by Rijo Geevarghese – (OCP Associate in Cairo) 9/2/16 Also Read – OCP Secretariat Calls for Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=46042 Cairo City: Coptic, Syriac and Indian Orthodox Prelates served Divine Liturgy and Evangelion at Cairo, the Capital City of Egypt. Evangelion was held  in three different languages H.G Mar Gregorios ( Indian […]

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Mother of God Mission Celebrates Opening of New Church

February 9, 2016 Featured News

9/2/16-OCA His Eminence, Archbishop Michael presided at ribbon cutting ceremonies at the newly completed Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Mission, Princeton, NJ, January 29-30, 2016. The parish is the spiritual home to over 50 faithful who for years had been worshipping in rented facilities, most recently at Princeton Day School. “We’re almost […]

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EXHIBITION: THE FIRST ROMANOVS IN MOSCOW

February 9, 2016 Featured News

Note: this article has been edited from its original by Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia Royal Russia – 9/2/16 The House of Romanov Boyars, a branch of the State Historical Museum in Moscow on February 8, 2016 opened an exhibition of Honoured Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Igor Gennadievich Mashkov […]

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND WORKING GROUP FOR PREPARING CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE MILLENNIUM OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MOUNT ATHOS MEET IN MOSCOW

February 9, 2016 News

On 4 February 2016, the first joint meeting of the Presidential working group for preparing celebrations marking the millennium of Russian presence on Mount Athos and the Organizing Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church for preparing celebrations marking the millennium of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos took place in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by […]

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First Catechetical Course – Eastern USA Diocese of the Assyrian Church of the East

February 9, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Church of the East – February 2016 Religious education is a pivotal aspect in the life of the Church. It strengthens the internal life as a community of believers and her external activity as a missionary Church. In fact the Church is bidden to offer catechesis her best resource, in people and energy in […]

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Indigenous Central Americans Seek Apology From Pope Francis for Genocide

February 9, 2016 Featured News
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9/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com Ahead of a February 12 visit by Pope Francis to Mexico, around 30 indigenous communities in Michoacan, Mexico, have released a statement demanding that he apologize for killings of some 24 million aboriginal inhabitants, committed with the complicity of the Catholic Church during the colonization of the Americas. The Supreme Indigenous Council of […]

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