2017

Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Kyrillos of Milano Enters Eternal Rest

August 19, 2017 Featured
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Bishop Youssef – August 2017 +Memory External+ Early in the morning of Monday the fourteenth of August 2017, at the age of sixty five, quietly and in the same quiet manner in which he had conducted all his life, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Milan, left this transient earth to rest in the bosom of his beloved […]

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125 Years of Orthodoxy in Chicago

August 19, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – August 2017 One hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of Orthodox Christianity in Chicago- USA. Source:

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Conference on Orthodox Christian Schools

August 19, 2017 News
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 19/8/17 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HELD IN DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS.  Clergy, Administrators, Teachers, and Leaders from 25 Orthodox Christian Schools from 11 States and the Nations of Albania and Estonia Gather DES PLAINES, IL:  On Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, St John the […]

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Respond to Racist Violence in Charlottesville – VA

August 19, 2017 Featured
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Assemblyofbishops – 19/7/17 Friday, August 18, 2017 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of […]

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Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement on recent tragic events in Charlottesville – VA

August 17, 2017 Featured
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 17/8/17 A statement on the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA was issued and signed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on August 16, 2017. The complete text of the statement appears below and in PDF format Statement of the Holy […]

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Completed study materials for Fr. Hopko’s “The Orthodox Faith” series now available

August 17, 2017 News
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Pravmir – August 2017 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education [DCE] recently announced the release of the fourth and final set of questions and answers developed to accompany the late Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s series, The Orthodox Faith.  The newly completed study materials amplify Father Thomas’ volume on Worship, according to Matushka Valerie Zahirsky, DCE Chair. “As summer […]

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The difference between Orthodox and heretics

August 17, 2017 Featured
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OODGER – August 2017 in… medical terms And why common prayers are senseless Source: “Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church according to the oral lessons of Fr. J. Romanides” – Vol.B – By His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios Source: http://www.oodegr.com/oode/thriskies/genika/airesh_or8odoksia_1.htm A previous article had shown that, just as there is a difference between truth and […]

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THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGE OF MA’LUL – REMAINS OF SHRINES

August 17, 2017 Featured
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Heba Hrimat – The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 17/8/17 12 km to the west of the city of Nazareth, a rugged country road leads us to a hill covered with pine trees. As our vehicle starts to go through this pine forest, we may get the sense of domination and power. But as we ascend towards […]

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FINDING PARADISE IN THE MISSION FIELD

August 17, 2017 Featured
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Mayan Orthodox Church – June – July – August 2017 What is the happiness that God calls us to?  Can we find paradise on earth?  Serving now as I do in the fertile mission field of Guatemala, I often experience privileged moments of spiritual joy in the humblest of settings.  My first such mission epiphany […]

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US State Dept: North Korea Arrests and Tortures Thousands for Religion Practices

August 17, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 17/8/17 According to a new report by the US State Department, the North Korean government has abused, tortured and executed those accused of engaging in religious practices, especially Christianity. The DPRK is perennially accused of harshly persecuting those who privately practice their religion. On Tuesday, the State Department put out their 2016 Annual […]

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Invitation to Patronal Feast of the Federation of the Circles of Serbian Sisters

August 17, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 17/8/17 INVITATION TO THE PATRONAL FEAST OF THE FEDERATION OF THE CIRCLES OF SERBIAN SISTERS OF THE DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA – THE DORMITION OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS ST. NICHOLAS SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, MONROEVILLE, PA MONDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2017 Beloved Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Eastern American Diocese, It is with great […]

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Consecration of the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro)

August 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/8/17 On the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the altar of the Virgin Mary at the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros […]

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Open Invitation Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Saint Catherine’s Vision – 15/8/17 Kindly complete the Survey Here Saint Catherine’s Vision is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, has been invited to serve as a representative of the Orthodox Church at an international conference hosted by the World Council of Churches: “Consultation on the Role of Women in the […]

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4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It?

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 15/8/17 Father Constantinos and Presbytera Triza are working towards St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center being self-reliant and self-sustaining; all with the purpose of following Jesus’ command in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where He said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs […]

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Prayer is the light of the soul

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 15/8/17 “There is nothing more worthwhile than to pray to God and to converse with him, for prayer unites us with God as His companions. As our bodily eyes are illuminated by seeing the light, so in contemplating God our soul is illuminated by Him. Of course, the prayer I have in […]

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Orthodox Africa Missions Smile with every Amazon purchase!!

August 15, 2017 News
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Orthodox Africa – August 2017 Now you can support Orthodox Africa two ways!  Direct donations and through Amazon Smile.   Now each time you make a qualifying Amazon purchase, a small portion of the proceeds goes to Orthodox Africa.  It is an easy way to support the missions and us. How to do it?  Go […]

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Sadilovac Orthodox Martyrs

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Mighty Nose – Grey Carter – July – August 2017 On 31 July 1942, the Ustasha criminals murdered and set fire killing 463 men, women and children (of which 149 were under the age of 13) from Sadilovac, Bugari, Lipovacha and nearby villages. The only ‘sin’ of the victims was that they were Orthodox Serbs. […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS FINISH ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON MONASTERY LIFE IN CITIES

August 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017  On August 9, 2017, a round-table monastic forum finished its second and final day with four presentations on the theme: “The inner life of a city monastery”, reports Patriarchia.ru. The forum was held in the Novodevichy Convent, St. Petersburg. Participating in the forum where 5 bishops, 42 archimandrites and igumens, 45 abbesses, hieromonks, […]

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“ST. SERAPHIM CAMP – A GENUINE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY!”

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Eastern American Diocese – August 2017 The Eastern American Diocese has a longstanding tradition of hosting various children’s camps throughout the summer months. When we talk about summer camps, we usually think of scout camps, particularly the camps of St. George Pathfinders of America (ORUR) and the Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR). […]

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Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/8/17 More pics here On 13 August 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Nis and on this occasion he elevated His Grace Arsenije (Glavcic) to the Throne of Diocesan Bishops of Nis – The event was attended by envoy of the […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS IN AMMAN

August 14, 2017 Featured
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  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/8/17 Amman – 12 August 2017 Good afternoon. We thank you all for coming to this press conference. We are here today to deliver this message from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,   who, according to the Status Quo and international […]

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