February 2017

MIRACLE OF “SHE WHO IS QUICK TO HEAR” ICON WITH NEWBORN GIRL

February 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/2/17 A thirty-seven-year-old mother of two, Catherine, living in the northern part of Greece has reported a miracle attributed to a copy of Dochariou Monastery’s miraculous “She Who is Quick to Hear” Icon. A copy of the icon had been brought to the northwestern Greek village of Arta, where Catherine lives, and she […]

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Over 100 Families of Egyptian Christians Fled Sinai From Extremists – Archpriest

February 28, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 28/2/17 More than a hundred families of Egyptian Christians had left their houses in the town of Al Arish in Northern Sinai, fleeing from the extremists, Archpriest of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Ismailia Governorate Kirillus Ibrahim told Sputnik on Monday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Egyptian media reported that at least 38 Christian […]

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The Rule of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 27/2/17 In answer to numerous requests from readers, the rule of fasting is given for each day of the year. Where no indication of fast is given, and during “fast-free weeks,” all foods may be eaten (except during Cheese-fare Week, when meat alone is forbidden every day). Where “fast day” is […]

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Pope’s clemency for pedophile priests under scrutiny following latest scandal

February 27, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 27/2/17 Pope Francis’ unshakeable belief in the power of mercy has been called into question after a previously-convicted pedophile priest struck again, around two years after the Pontiff reduced sanctions against child-abusing clergy, according to a report by AP. The case of Rev. Mauro Inzoli, an Italian priest who received church clemency but […]

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INDIAN CHRISTIAN MAN DIES AFTER BEING FORCED TO STAND 17 HOURS IN FREEZING POND WITH WIFE

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/2/17 Bartu Urawn lived in the tribal Indian village of Kubuaa where the people worship according to the native religion of Sarna Dharam. Thus, when Urawn and his family converted to Christianity ten years ago, they became targets of hate and oppression. Urawn died last month after he and his wife were forced […]

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AWARD ESTABLISHED IN NAME OF BELOVED DR. LIZA

February 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/2/17 Several parties have agreed to establish an award named in honor of the famous and beloved Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, affectionately known as “Dr. Liza,” who gave her life to selflessly serving others, and died in a plane crash near Sochi on December 25, 2016. The establishment of the award was agreed upon by […]

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“That they may be one” – First Spiritual Convention for Youth – Damascus

February 27, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 The Suryoyo Patriarchal Youth Department (SPYD) organized the first Spiritual Convention for youth in Damascus at Ibrahim Al-Khalil Monastery in Damascus. The theme of the Convention was: “That they may be one”. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus opened the convention with […]

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Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Wedding of Cana, which is the beginning of the Great Lent, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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OCP Secretariat Condemns Anti-Serbian & Anti-Orthodox Sentiments in Kosovo & Metohija

February 26, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – The OCP Secretariat- 26/02/2017 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate Download the original letter here The Secretariate of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) issued the following statement on the rising Anti-Serbian and Anti-Orthodox Sentiments Kosovo & Metohija. His Holiness Irnej Patriarch of Serbia Belgrade Serbia. His Grace […]

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“Be like Living Stones” – Syriac Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent 2017

February 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/2/17 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENCE SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY – IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST – SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE WORLD APHREM II We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, […]

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Egyptian President Orders Gov’t to Rehouse Christians Fleeing Sinai Violence

February 26, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/2/17 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has ordered the government to provide housing to Christians fleeing violence on the Sinai peninsula, the president’s office said. CAIRO (Sputnik) — During a meeting with senior government officials, the president also told the heads of Egyptian security services to “fight back against attempts to undermine stability […]

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Resolutions of the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America

February 26, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – USA – February 2017 The clergy and church-school congregation representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, gathered at the annual Diocesan Assembly hosted by the St. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 10-11, 2017 under the omophorion of their Archpastor His Grace Bishop Irinej, adopted the […]

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Distinguished Theologian Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou: “Inspired & Encouraged” by Patriarchate of Alexandria

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Submitted by Presvytera Dr.Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald – SCV – 25/2/17 Also Read: Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria Performs first Consecration of Deaconesses During a telephone interview on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, the distinguished theologian, Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of Athens School of Theology, respected authority of liturgical theology and the historiography of the […]

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‘Thursdays in Black’ campaign gets boost as Ahmedabad Diocese clergymen under Metropolitan Mar Yulios takes part in WCC campaign

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Indian Orthodox Malankara Church –  25/2/17 – WCC – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  AHMEDABAD, India: The Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) has prominently featured Indian Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios and the diocesan clergymen for this week’s #ThursdaysinBlack campaign. The Metropolitan and the clergy have expressed their […]

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OCA Metropolitan Council concludes Spring Session

February 25, 2017 News
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SYOSSET – NY [OCA] – 25/2/17 The Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America closed on Thursday, February 23, 2017. As reported earlier, the semi-annual gathering opened on Tuesday, February 21, as His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. CHARALAMBOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/2/17 On Thursday 10th/23rd February 2017, the feast of the Hieromartyr St. Charalambos was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his Holy Monastery, located on the north side of the Church of the Resurrection, by the end of Via Dolorosa. According to the Synaxarion of the Church, St. Charalambos was a […]

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PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE HOLY EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

February 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem -25/2/17 On Wednesday, 9th/22nd February 2017, at the reception hall of the Patriarchate, there was a meeting of the Steering Committee and the Project’s Owner Committee, those in charge of the restoration project of the Holy Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre, i.e. His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, […]

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Lecture on the History of Syriac Orthodox Church

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a lecture on the History of the Syriac Orthodox Church as well as the modern challenges the Syriac heritage is facing. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II meets Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency the Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban, at the Hungarian House of Parliament. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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DIOCESE OF SUMY, UKRAINE TO HOLD LENTEN FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/2/17 On February 27, in all the temples of the Sumy Diocese in northeastern Ukraine will begin the seventh annual “Bright Deeds for the Bright Day” Lenten charity fundraiser. Over the past six years the campaign has raised more than 2.5 million hryvnia (about $93,000) for the treatment of children with cancer, reports […]

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Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded for second time in 2 weeks

February 25, 2017 Featured
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RT.Com – 25/2/17 A Jesus Christ statue was beheaded for the second time in as many weeks outside an Indianapolis church as part of an ongoing wave of religious vandalism, according to local reports. The statue stands outside the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis and was decapitated for the first time two weeks ago. […]

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