OCP Secretariat Calls for Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 8, 2016

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Monu John Phillip - Special Envoy of the OCP Secretariat- OCP News Service - 8/2/16 Read- Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=35399 Global: The Secretariat of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian NGO-Movement) has called for Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council. On behalf of the Secretariat, an official letter signed by George Alexander and Varghese John ...

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The Mayan Orthodox Church- February 2016 Life goes on in chilly, cloudy Aguacate! If you have ever flown on a plane through the clouds, you will have an idea what it’s like outside of our windows in Aguacate. The village is so high up in the mountains, that clouds usually sit on it. Clouds, being comprised ...

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Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity - 8/2/16 As often happens to Christian cemeteries in Muslim nations — whether at the hands of “ISIS” or the hands of “angry youth” — “the tombs of the Copts [Egypt’s indigenous Christians] are being turned into garbage dumps.”  This was the urgent and recent message from Fr. Ayoub Yousef, who heads the Coptic ...

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8/2/16 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- Kurdish forces belonging to the People's Protection Units (YPG) have setup training camps in three Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in the Hasaka province in northeast Syria. The largest camp is in the village of Tel Nasri, with more than 200 YPG fighters now living in the village. Two smaller ...

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Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on February 8, 2016

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  February 2016 The Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania, sponsored the Annual Opening of the Legal Year for 2016 with a Pan-Orthodox Prayer Service – Doxology held at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne on Monday morning, 1 February 2016. Many notable participants: hierarchs, clergy and laity, legal professionals from the Orthodox community, ...

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Centennial of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdallah II of Sadad

February 7, 2016 Featured News

February 2016- Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch  On the occasion of the centennial of the passing away of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdallah II of Sadad, the town of Sadad named a street after him. The celebration was under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and in […]

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Archdeacon John Chryssavgis presents timely Fr. Schmemann Lecture

February 7, 2016 Featured News

SVOTS- February 2016-OCA The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, presented the 33rd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, titled “Toward the Great and Holy Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” to an engaged, capacity crowd.  The lecture was preceded by an academic convocation at which the Seminary’s Board of […]

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Recognizing our Orthodox Christian Scouts

February 7, 2016 Featured News

OCA- February 2016 Every year since the mid-1940s, religious communities around the US have celebrated “Scout Sunday,” which in 2016 falls on Sunday, February 7. “The Orthodox Church became involved with Scouting in a formal way in 1955, when Metropolitan Leonty, our Primate, along with the other leaders of the Orthodox Churches met together with […]

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OCA hosts 14th annual Pan-Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers’ Conference

February 7, 2016 Featured News

OCA- February 2016 Over 80 clergy and lay youth and camp workers gathered at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here January 21-23, 2016 for this year’s Pan-Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers’ Conference. “This annual conference is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camp Association and the leaders of all the different jurisdictions’ youth departments,” said Andrew Boyd, OCA […]

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Pope’s and Russian Patriarch’s Meeting Vital Amid Persecution of Christians

February 7, 2016 Featured News
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7/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com The first ever meeting between the heads of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church is of vital importance considering the fact that all Christians live under the constant threat of total persecution in many parts of the world, according to Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The historic meeting between Pope Francis […]

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Further Recommendations Regarding Ekaterinburg Remains Made by ROC

February 7, 2016 Featured News
Archpriest Oleg Mitrov, member of the Synodal Commission for the Canonization of Saints

Paul Gilbert – February 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church believes that it is necessary to continue the search for the remains of Nicholas II’s children. Presumably, only a small part of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been found, therefore, the search must be continued, said a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox […]

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Saints Canonized by the Russian Church Abroad Have Been Recognized by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church

February 7, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 The Holy Council of the Russian Orthodox Church which convened on June 24-29, 2008, the first Council which included the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, instructed the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate to “adopt a decision on matters pertaining to the glorification of saints by the Russian Orthodox […]

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The Three Saints Hierarchs – Ambassadors and Protectors of the Poor

February 7, 2016 Featured News

Saturday, 30 January 2016, the Orthodox Church celebrated the Three Saints Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Gregory the Enlightener, in which he spoke about the life and teaching of the Three […]

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The patronal feast of the Metropolitan Cathedral from Timişoara

February 7, 2016 Featured News

Church of Romania On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and John Hrisostom, on 30 January 2016, the Metropolitan Cathedral from Timişoara celebrated its historical patron feast. On this occasion, the Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Banat, together with His Grace […]

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The Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated by theologians in Bucharest

February 7, 2016 Featured News

On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and St John Chrysostom, on 30 January 2016, the Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theologyin Bucharest celebrated its spiritual patrons, in the presence of His Beatitude Romanian Patriarch Daniel. The Three Holy Hierarchs are the spiritual patrons of the […]

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Christian Exodus From the Middle East a ‘Tragedy of Global Dimension’

February 7, 2016 Featured News
Villages in north-eastern Syria liberated from ISIL

7/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com The upcoming meeting between Russia’s Orthodox Christian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis was prompted, among other things, by the rising threat of religious extremism in the Middle East and the persecution of local Christians by Islamic radicals, a senior Orthodox cleric said in Moscow on Friday. “There are things Orthodox and Catholic Christians […]

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Catholic Church of the East Joins Orthodox Christianity

February 6, 2016 Featured News
Former Archbishop Ramzi Musallam

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia- Moscow Patriarchate – 6/2/16  Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion regarding the Conversion of the “Catholic Church of the East” to Orthodoxy Over the past several months, the leader of an independent church movement called the “Catholic Church of the East,” the former Archbishop Ramzi Mussalam, has begun a remarkable transition: to […]

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Celebration of the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

February 6, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 On February 4, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. On this day, the Armenian Church also celebrated the feast of the Naming Day of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. In observance […]

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Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Hold Historic Meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016 Featured News
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE HOLY SEE AND OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF MOSCOW 5/2/16 The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12. Their meeting will take […]

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Call for Proposals – Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking Deadline Extended to February 18- 2016

February 5, 2016 Featured News

5/2/16 – Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) In December 2015, Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) launched an open “Call for Proposals” requesting help from qualified persons seeking their expertise and practical support in our first public service ministry or “diakonima” engaging “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking”. We are announcing the extension of the deadline for submissions to Thursday, February […]

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DELEGATION FROM THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

February 5, 2016 Featured News

On Saturday, the 17th/30th of January 2016, a 50-member delegation of the Patriarchate of Romania, consisting of priests, monks and nuns, led by the former representative of the Patriarchate of Romania to Jerusalem, the Very Reverend Bishop Timotheos, visited the Patriarchate. The purpose of their visit was to participate in the ceremony of sanctification of […]

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