The Feast of Theophany in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 24/1/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Zemun on the Lord’s feast-day of Theophany, 19 January 2017. (photo gallery). - A great number of swimmers were competing for the Holy Cross in the icy waters of the Danube. Following the Liturgy where ...

SVOTS Dean Assumes Kallistos Chair

SVOTS - 24/1/17 On Friday, January 13, 2017, Archpriest John Behr, dean and professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, presented his inaugural lecture as holder of the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair in Orthodox Theology and assumed his position as full professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Father John’s lecture, titled, “The Paschal Gospel: Reading John in ...

Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

Sputniknews - 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists used this church ...

BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Pravoslavie.ru - 24/1/17 From 1943 to 1945 around 48,000 Jews living in Bulgaria were rescued from the grips of the Nazi terror, thanks in part to Bulgarian Parliament's Deputy Speaker Dimitar Peshev, Metropolitan Stefan, Exarch of the Bulgarian Church, Metropolitan Paisy of Vratsa, and Metropolitan Kirill of Plovdiv (later to become patriarch), who convinced then-tsar Boris ...

Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes to save Iraqi Christian from deportation

RT.com - 24/1/17 The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made a bid to keep an Iraqi Christian who fled Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from being deported back to his home country. Welby has written a letter to the Home Office in support of the refugee ahead of a fresh appeal to overturn the rejection of ...