2014

LUMEN GENTIUM : An Orthodox Critique of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church

December 31, 2014 Featured News

December- 2014 Fr. Paul Verghese (Late lemented Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious of the East) Definition and Scope This paper does not presume to deal with all aspects of this, one of the richest and most significant of the documents produced by Vatican II (1965-65). It will deal with three aspects. What does the document say about: […]

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Orthodox Nun pleads for Christians raped, sold, killed by ISIS

December 31, 2014 Featured News

wnd.com – December 2014 It is the season of “peace on Earth,” but Sister Hatune Dogan has a chill in her spirit that could only be felt in a time of war. The Orthodox Christian nun feels it with each new atrocity committed against the Yazidi and Christian minorities of Syria and Iraq. She feels it […]

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Christmas Message of Archbishop Job of Telmessos

December 31, 2014 Featured News
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Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes in Western Europe – Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople December 2014 Dear Fathers, beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Year after year, the approach of the Feast of Christ’s Nativity fills with joy Christians who are preparing to celebrate this solemn Mystery. And it is right to so rejoice, for the prophecy […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: the Lord calls all of us to apostolic service

December 31, 2014 Featured News

M On 28 December 2014, the 29th Sunday after Pentecost, of the Holy Forefathers, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow. Concelebrating […]

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The Annual Orthodox Christian Open Seminar held in Munich

December 31, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthdox Church Outside Russia – Germany On December 25-27, 2014, the annual Orthodox Christian Open Seminar was held in Munich, Germany, which traditionally draws parishioners from Germany as well as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and many other nations. The event opened on December 25, which is an official holiday in Germany, giving locals the opportunity […]

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High dinstinctions for Dr. Smilja Avramov and Dr. Radomir Naumov

December 31, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia- December 2014 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded Dr. Smilja Avramov and Mr. Radomir Naumov with the high dinstinctions of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree at the solemn reception at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 29 December 2014. The solemn award ceremony […]

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Pronouncing of the word “Christmas” is punishable by death on the territories occupied by ISIS

December 31, 2014 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – December 2014 The outrages of radical Islamists on Iraqi and Syrian territory have not only deprived Christians who live under the yoke of the takfirists of the joy of Christmas, but also alarmed neighboring regions that for the moment are free of the terrorists, reports Linga with reference to news agencies. According to the […]

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Patriarch Ilia II: “God is with us. These words are written in the Bible”

December 31, 2014 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – December 2014 On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of his patriarchal enthronment, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia together with the Holy Synod members celebrated a festal Liturgy at the Patriarchal Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the city of Mtskheta, which earlier this year the Georgian Orthodox Church declared as the “Holy City”. During his […]

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The name of St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite has been added to the Russian Orthodox Church calendar for commemoration

December 31, 2014 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – December 2014 This decision was made at the meeting of the Holy Synod on December 25, 2014. The Holy Synod decreed that Venerable Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite should be commemorated on December 2. This year’s final meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Synodal Hall of the official […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Erbil : New Year to be celebrated with refugees & displaced Christians

December 31, 2014 Featured News

31/12/14 – Kurdistan Kurdistan: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived in Erbil. The Patriarch was received by their Eminences Archbishop of Mosul and Environs Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Mor Gregorius Saliba Shemoun and Archbishop of Mor Matta Monastery Archdiocese Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani as well as Christian religious leaders and government officials […]

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Justice to Life and Society According to St. Basil the Great

December 30, 2014 Featured News
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  Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip – December 2014 St. Basil the Great(330-379) was a man of high spirituality, deep social commitment, excellent education, and exemplary faithfulness to the Church. His life is a good example for an authentic Orthodox Christian spirituality. A study of him will help us to be free from the enslaving materialism […]

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Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes new missions in the west of England

December 30, 2014 Featured News

The British Orthodox Church – December 2014 The announcement that 2015 will begin with the inauguration of two new British Orthodox missions on the western side of England is a welcome development and we pray that God will bless the ministry in these places. At 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4 January, the British Orthodox Bristol […]

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The Mother of God is the Icon of the Church

December 30, 2014 Featured News

Church of Romania 26 December 2014, the Orthodox Church is on the second Christmas day. On this day, the Synaxis of the Mother of God and Saint Pious Nicodim of Tismana are celebrated. In the sermon delivered in the chapel of “Saint Gregory the Enlightener” of the Patriarchal Residence, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania […]

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Saint Nicholas – Joy For The Children Hospitalized At Fundeni Oncological Institute

December 30, 2014 Featured News

Church of Romania Thursday, 4 December 2014, the shrine of the right hand of Saint Hierarch Nicholas from “Saint George” – the New of Bucharest was brought to “Alexandru Trestioreanu” Oncological Institute – Fundeni of Bucharest for the comfort and joy of the children hospitalized at the Section of onco-paediatry – “Lumina” newspaper informs. Besides […]

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The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

December 30, 2014 Featured News
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CHICAGO, IL [OCA] – December 2014 Clergy and faithful from parishes across the Midwest gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here on the morning of Saturday, December 27, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect Paul [Gassios] was consecrated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest. Bishop-elect […]

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Ukraine’s churches must be off limits – Russian Orthodox Church

December 30, 2014 Featured News
Ukraine’s churches must be off limits – Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow, December 29, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has called for an end to violence against the Orthodox Christians in Ukraine. “I am calling on the people, who break into churches, to stop, realize and feel that such an aggression, especially in the days when the whole Christian world is celebrating Christmas, is absolutely unacceptable,” […]

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OCP Delegation Meets Metropolitan Geevarghese Yulios Pulikkottil of Ahmadabad

December 29, 2014 Featured News
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Monu John Phillip ( Special Envoy- OCP Secretariat) OCP News Service Read bio of Metropolitan Yulios here:  Abu Dhabi: Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society Delegation met with Metropolitan Yulios Pulikottil of Ahmadabad Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church on 28th December 2014. Metropolitan received the delegation at St George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. OCP […]

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Pontifical Encyclical on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

December 29, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 KAREKIN II, SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, BY THE MERCY OF GOD AND THE WILL OF THE NATION CHIEF BISHOP AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, SUPREME PATRIARCH OF THE PAN-NATIONAL PREEMINENT ARARATIAN SEE THE APOSTOLIC MOTHER CHURCH OF UNIVERSAL HOLY ETCHMIADZIN. CHRIST-BEQUEATHED GREETINGS OF LOVE AND PONTIFICAL BLESSINGS TO THE CATHOLICIOSATE OF THE GREAT […]

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Unconditional Commitment to Service is the Vocation of the Catholicosate of Cilicia – Stated Aram I

December 29, 2014 Featured News

21 December 2014. On Sunday, the Armenian Chatholicosate of Cilicia celebrated the feast of the Deacon and Protomartyr St. Stephen. Archbishop Norayr Ashekian celebrated the Holy Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. At the end of the liturgy, at Catholicos Aram I’s reception for the clergy and the laity, the seminarians recounted […]

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HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN IN KARAK

December 29, 2014 Featured News

On Wednesday, the 11th/24th of December 2014, the king of Jordan visited the historical city of Karak (ancient Kyriakoupolis) in South Jordan, to meet with subjects of his kingdom, Muslims and Christians alike, on the occasion of Christmas. Today, the city numbers approximately 10.000 inhabitants, whereas the overall Governorate of Karak has a population of […]

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THE PATRIACH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES GUESTS AT AN EVENT ORGANIZED BY THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF TOURISM

December 29, 2014 News

On Tuesday the 10th/23rd of December 2014, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism organized an event which had as guests representatives of Judaism and Christianity. The event was held in celebration of the Hanukah (the rededication of the Temple of Solomon), Christmas and the New Year 2015, at the Mercaz Shimson in Beit Shmuel, West Jerusalem, […]

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