Annual DC March for Life to be held Friday – January 27

Metropolitan Tikhon with Archbishops Benjamin and Michael lead Orthodox Christians at the 2015 March for Life.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCA - 4/1/17 January 22, 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and Orthodox Christians from across the US will be among those gathering in the US Capital on Friday, January 27 to participate in the annual March for Life.  [Due to the ...

Nativity Encyclical of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia – (2016/17)

Church of Serbia - 4/1/17 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, ...

The Feast of St Stephan the Proto Deacon

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - December 2016- January 2017 25 December 2016. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, celebrating the feast of St Stephen, the martyr proto deacon, which is also the observance of the vocation of deacon. Rev Torkom Donoyan, former Dean of the Seminary, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Visited Yerablur Military Cemetery

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - January 2017 (YEREVAN, Armenia) On 30 December, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenian; and President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia; visited the Yerablur Military Cemetery. They were accompanied by clergy and state officials. Following the wreath-laying ceremony, His Holiness offered a prayer for the ...

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York – First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 4/1/17 Moved by the most profound feelings of fraternal love and joy for the Savior of the World born in Bethlehem, I congratulate the archpastors, clergymen, monastics and all the faithful flock of the Russian Church Abroad on this ...

90,000 CHRISTIANS KILLED IN 2016, NUMBERS COULD INCREASE IN 2017

Pravoslavie.ru - 4/1/17 2016 was a deadly year for being a Christian. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, which monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, around 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith throughout the year, reports ABC News. Another 500 to 600 million are hindered from practicing their faith freely, according to ...