The Festival of Timket – 2017

Eotcmk.org - 26/1/17 ‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”. The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) with processions of priests carrying replicas of the ...

Fire Destroys a Prominent Gubae Bet in Gojam

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Eotcmk.org - January 2017 ‘Qenie Misikir Guba’e Bet’ (School of Excellence of Ge’ez Poem), established in Chegode Hana, Quarit Wereda parish at Fengetta kebele in the West Gojam Diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, was destroyed in a fire accident that started in the morning of January 15, 2017. This Qine Misikir Guba’e Bet  - a ...

NEW WESTERN RITE MONASTERY PLANNED FOR LOUISIANA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 26/1/17 With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, plans are underway to open a new Western Rite monastery in Louisiana. As Archpriest Mark Rowe, Dean of ROCOR Western Rite communities, writes, the monastery will be in the Benedictine tradition, under the patronage of Our ...

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity

Interviews with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew By Marianne Ejdersten* (Courtesy of the World Council of Churches) He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two decades. In 2008, Time Magazine named His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, for “defining environmentalism as ...

GEORGIA’S TSILKANI MOTHER OF GOD COMPLEX GIVEN STATUS OF CULTURAL MONUMENT OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 26/1/17 The Tsilkani Mother of God architectural complex, in the ancient Orthodox nation of Georgia, has been granted the status of an immovable monument of culture of national significance. The assignment was initiated by the Ministry of Culture and the monument’s preservers, and accepted by Georgian authorities, reports Blagovest. The complex currently serves as the ...

Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian leads Armenian Orthodox Epiphany Celebrations at Jordan River

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/1/17 Sunday the 22nd of January we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho. The Ceremony was led by Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem. A large number of Armenians, both local and non-locals joined the annual pilgrimage on both sides of ...

The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Conclude

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 26/1/17 The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three bodies met separately, as joint groups, and in plenary, depending on the topics. After welcoming the members ...

Life of Our Holy Father Sava I

Church of Serbia - 26/1/17 Enlightener and First Archbishop of the Serbs (+1235) Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 He Serbian Grand Zhupan (Patriarchal leader) Stephen Nemanja had two sons, Stephen and Vukan; yet, he and his wife Anna desired, if it be ...