2015

“I am Convinced that the Fullness of Grace is Only in Orthodoxy”

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR- December 2015 An Interview with Priest Maximos McIntyre Priest Maximos McIntyre, a convert to Orthodoxy, has been a cleric of the Eastern American Diocese for almost a year and has recently completed a screenplay entitled “Lords of Glory,” a story of Soviet persecution of Orthodox Christians in communist Russia. In […]

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Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing on the Eve of the New Year

December 31, 2015 Featured News

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church – December 2015 Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, at midnight on the Eve of the New Year in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and all the churches of the Armenian Church, a Prayer of Thanks Pomegranate-blessing service will be […]

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Egypt: Salafi Party Bans Muslims from Congratulating Christians during Christmas

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Coptic Solidarity  – Raymond Ibrahim- 31/12/15 Shiekh Sameh Abdel Hamid Hamouda, a leader of Egypt’s Salafis, has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from congratulating Christians during their Christmas celebrations. According to Hamouda’s fatwa, Muslims are permitted to greet Christians over more generic celebrations, such as birthdays or weddings.  However, congratulating Christians over their religious celebrations—such as […]

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Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Philaxinos Enters Eternal Rest

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church of India – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East 31/12/15 MEMORY ETERNAL!!! Kerala- India: His Eminence Yoohanon Mor Philexinose of the Syriac Orthodox Church of India entered eternal rest. The funeral of His Eminence Yoohanon Mor Philexinose will be held at St. Mary’s Simhasana Cathedral Church, Pampady, Kottayam as per the will […]

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The Feast of the Nativity of the Lord at the Romanian Patriarchate

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Church of Romania – December 2015 The Orthodox Church celebrates each year on December 25th the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, commonly known as Christmas. On this great feast day, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, presided the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Together with […]

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Patriarchal Blessing for the patients of “St Nektarios” Palliative Care Centre

December 31, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church visited on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, St Nektarios Palliative Care Centre in Bucharest. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel met 28 patients of the Care Centre. His Beatitude discussed with them, addressed to them encouraging words and offered them different gifts. At the end of the visit, the […]

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Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

December 31, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. Belgrade,  28 December 2015. – The high guest and His Holiness discussed the problems facing the Serbian Orthodox Church and the suffering of the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija, with a […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei Visits Armenians & Assyrians on Christmas

December 31, 2015 Featured News

By Siranush Ghazanchyan http://www.armradio.am – 31/12/15 Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the families of Iranian Christian martyrs on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary, Press TV reports. In a picture published by ?@khamenei_ir twitter account on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei can be seen during a meeting with the mother of […]

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Assyrian Restaurants Bombed in Qamishli – Syria

December 31, 2015 Featured News
One of the three Assyrian restaurant in Qamishli, Syria which were bombed.

31/12/15 Qamishli, Syria (AINA) — Three explosions targeted Assyrian businesses in Qamishli, Syria today. The first was at the Miami restaurant and the second at the Gabriel restaurant, both owned by Assyrians. The restaurants are in an Assyrian neighborhood and commercial district in the center of the city. The explosions at Miami and Gabriel restaurants […]

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Boko Haram Slaughter 52 People in Nigeria

December 29, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 29/12/15 Nigeria- Africa Read More http://www.christianpost.com/news/christmas-day-massacre-boko-haram-kills-16-people-children-kidnaps-villagers-burns-homes-153535/ Nigeria: The Nigerian Terror group Boko Haram have killed more than 52 people in a suspected attack. Several reports claim that the terror group has attacked and killed many Christians on Christmas day in Kima Village of the Bui local government area. Thye have also […]

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Christmas Epistle & New Year Message by Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis Sliwa III

December 29, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 -January 2016 – Assyrian Church of gtheEast  Global: Christmas 2015 Epistle by His Holiness Mar Gewargis Slewa III, Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East. Source:    

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RUSSIAN CHURCH DOUBTS PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL POSSIBLE IN CURRENT SITUATION

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-Religion – December 2015 Chairman of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is cautious about prospects for convening a pan-Orthodox Council. “There are doubts about the very possibility of a pan-Orthodox Council being held at a time when some of the Orthodox Churches are in a state of unsettled conflict, and […]

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Christmas Celebrated with Grandeur in Tirana

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania- December 2015 Christmas is always distinguished for the festive atmosphere that creates and the sense of joy it brings for everyone and everywhere. Its spirit can be felt long before the feast, in the particular church services of this period, such as the Hours, the Holy Unction etc, but also in the […]

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Patriarch Kirill congratulates Hieromonk Photios (Mochalov) for his victory on The Voice TV show

December 29, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill congratulates Hieromonk Photios (Mochalov) for his victory on The Voice TV show

Pravmir.ru – 29/12/15 December 26, PRAVMIR: Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill congratulated Heiromonk Photios (Mochalova) on his victory on The Voice, December 25th. The Patriarch’s congratulations appeared tonight on his VKontakte page. “From the very beginning, the enterprise has been extremely controversial, and, I would even say, dangerous for the monk, – wrote […]

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SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CRITICIZES EDUCATION MINISTER

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 29/12/15 The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sharply criticized the Serbian education minister Srdan Verbic for his recent proposal to abolish religious education lessons in eight forms of primary and secondary schools. “Mr. Verbic obviously disregards the fact that the main meaning of the word “minister” is “one who serves the […]

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10th anniversary of the Center for Interreligious Cooperation in Elbasan

December 29, 2015 Featured News

By Fr. Stavri Cipi – Albania – November -December 2015 On 26 November 2015, at the “Skampa” Hotel in Elbasan, the 10th anniversary of the Interreligious Cooperation Center was commemorated. The event brought together senior representatives of local government: Mayor Mr. Qazim Sejdini, County Prefect, Mr. Arben Kamami, President of the Regional Council, Mr. Bukurosh […]

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The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania was awarded the Prize of Appreciation

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania – December 2015 The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania was awarded the Prize of Appreciation by the Albanian Student Movement ’90-’91 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Freedom and Democracy in Albania. The event was organized on 8 December 2015 in Hotel Tirana International. The ceremony was attended by former […]

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Promotion of Anastasimatari – a Liturgical Music Book

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania – December 2015 The promotion of the complete liturgical music book titled Anastasimatari, which was adapted and composed in Albanian by Theodhor Peci, Director of the School of Byzantine Music of our Church and leader of Byzantine Choir of Chanters “St. John Kukuzeli”, took place on Wednesday, December 16, at the Hall […]

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Remains of Tsesarevich Alexey, Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

December 29, 2015 Featured News
Remains of Tsesarevich Alexey, Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

Interfax-religion Moscow, December 24, Interfax – The remains of two children of Russia’s last Emperor Nicholas II, Tsevarevich Alexey and Grand Duchess Maria, are in the Novospassky Monastery in Moscow, Sergey Mironenko, a member of the State Archive and a member of the governmental working group, told Interfax. “The remains have been provided to the […]

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Catholic World Looks at Orthodox Church With Hope – Vatican Ambassador

December 29, 2015 Featured News
Roman Catholic Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic (center) conducts Easter Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

www.sputniknews.com- December 2015 Ambassador of the Vatican to Russia Archbishop Ivan Yurkovich said that the Catholic world treats the Orthodox Church with great kindness and looks at it with hope. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Catholic world has good relations with the Orthodox Church and looks at it with great hope, Ambassador of the Vatican to […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL ATTENDS NEW YEAR RECEPTION AT THE KREMLIN

December 29, 2015 News

On December 25, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the New Year reception at the Kremlin. Among representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church who took part in the reception were also Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; […]

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