2017

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Meet Head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

October 22, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Grace Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)-Council. The meeting was also attended by Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, […]

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Lord is standing at the edge of your existence waiting for you

October 21, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos – October 2017 At the edge of your heart the Lord is standing with a tall candle that burns without smoking or melting. The Lord is standing and waiting at your invitation, to bring the candle into your heart and enlighten it, to burn up […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. ISAAC THE SYRIAN AND ORDINATION OF A PRIEST IN DOHA

October 21, 2017 Featured
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 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 21/10/17 The feast of the Holy Cathedral in Doha was celebrated with special ecclesiastical brilliance, with the participation of Jerusalem Patriarchate clergy, who came to honour the feast and co-celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Deacon Demetrios as Priest. For pastoral reasons the feast was transferred on Friday. […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE PALESTINIAN STATE

October 21, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 21/10/17 On Thursday morning, 28th September/12th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Prime Minister of the Palestinian State Mr. Rami Hamdallah at his office in Ramallah. At this visit, His Beatitude was escorted by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archimandrite Galaktion Hegoumen in […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Spends Over a Week at Orenburg’s St Nicholas Cathedral (Photo-Report)

October 21, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/10/17 From October 3-10, 2017, St Nicholas Cathedral in Orenburg, Russia, remained open 24 hours a day to provide the faithful with the opportunity to venerate the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign.” […]

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“What People Need Most Is Help From Above” – Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky

October 21, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/10/17 On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Cabramatta (Sydney, Australia) celebrated its feast day. On the eve we spoke with the Rector, Protopriest Boris Ignatievsky, about the long-term cooperation between the Russian […]

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Opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future”

October 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” which is held in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, […]

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Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka

October 21, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 20/10/17 On the feast-day of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, a jubilee was marked in the church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Rijeka on the occasionof the 300-anniversary since obtaining benefits of practicing religion, which Orthodox citizens of the city of Rijeka received in 1717 from […]

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Patron Saint-day of the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Belgrade

October 21, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 201/10/17 On the occasion of the church slava, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Belgrade on 14 October 2017. The Patriarch was concelebrated by local priests. The triumphant Liturgy was attended by representatives of […]

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Taking Care of Our Youth – Session 1 (Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu)

October 20, 2017 Featured
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Valson Thampu – 20/10/17 – Ecumenical Series  To The Youth With Love By Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu – A Priest of the Anglican Church (Former Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi). Blessed was in those days to have been alive To be young was very heaven – William Wordsworth. A series of video messages calling the youth […]

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ELDER EPHRAIM MIRACULOUSLY PREVENTS PLANE CRASH, REPORTS SAY

October 20, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 20/10/17 Reports have appeared in both Greek and English about a recent miracle of Elder Ephraim (Moraitis) of St. Anthony’s Monastery in Florence, AZ. According to the information reported, the former abbot of the Athonite monastery of Philotheou miraculously appeared to prevent a plane crash on a flight from Larnaca, Cyprus to Haifa, Israel. The incident occurred on […]

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SOME THOUGHTS ON ORTHODOX UNITY IN NORTH AMERICA

October 20, 2017 Featured
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OCL – The Word – 20/10/17 Logically, one should probably begin an essay with this title by expounding the historical background of the Church in our corner of the world. This information, however, is easily available elsewhere. My aim instead is to discuss the current situation, and what, if any, change is on the horizon. Since […]

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Professor Kyriaki FitzGerald Speaks at Bose Conference in Italy

October 20, 2017 Featured
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SCV – 20/10/17 Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), offered the key note presentation at the Consultation on “Ecumenical Perspectives to the Role of Women in the Churches.” This was held at the Monastery of Bose […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

October 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme […]

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Hiking the Holy Mountain – Tales of Monks & Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos – Book

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Olympus Press – 18/10/17 Contact: Cheri Rae (Cheri@TheTrailmaster.com) 805-845-7102 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: “On this amazing path we call life, we’re often compelled to change direction.” —John McKinney. Visit – www.thetrailmaster.com After writing thirty books about hiking, John McKinney, aka “The Trailmaster,” was compelled by extraordinary events to live through—then write about—an odyssey that […]

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‘Kingdom of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit’ – Fr. Milan Radulovic

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – September – October 2017 Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, Mississauga, ON September 24th 2017. Source:

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‘Put God first’ – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic – October 2017

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 18/10/17 Sermon by Fr Milan Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, Mississauga, ON. October 15. 2017. Source:

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Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Julie Johns (Delegate in UK and Western Europe) – OCP News Service – 18/10/17 Germany- Primates of Oriental Orthodox Churches,  Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria – Primate of Coptic Church, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of the East (Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church), Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia (Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church) […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on “The History of Dhimmitude”

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Raymond Ibrahim – October 2017 Last week I appeared on ABN’s 2nd International Apologetics Marathon, hosted by Tony Gurule, and with Dr. Bill Warner, Beshar Shukri, and Edip Yuksel. In the video that follows, we discuss the history of dhimmitude: Source:

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Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, a History

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Raymond Ibrahim – October 2017 Middle East Quarterly by Joseph Yacoub Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Reviewed by Raymond Ibrahim This important contribution to genocide studies documents how the world’s oldest Christian communities—variously referred to as Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans, but best known as Assyrians—were, along with the Armenians, “victims of the [Ottoman] plan for […]

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Putin Talks About His Baptism – the gentlest Putin moment we’ve ever seen

October 18, 2017 Featured
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Russian Faith – 18/10/17 Putin Talks About His Baptism – the gentlest Putin moment we’ve ever seen. Source:

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