Funeral Rite for the Late Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 1/2/17 +Memory Eternal+ On January 30, the funeral rites for His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian was held in the cemetery of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin located at the Mother See. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the body of Archbishop Mesrob was ...

Patriarch Irinej served at the Church of Saint Athanasius in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 1/2/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Saint Athanasius the Great in Zemun's suburb of Plavi Horizonti on 31 January 2017 (phоto gallery). The Patriarch was con-celebrated by the priesthood of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci, in the prayerful presence of Director of the Bureau for ...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Pravoslavie.ru - 1/2/17 Following a two-year discussion on the matter, bishops of the Church of England have announced that they will not accept gay marriage, defending instead that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, reports The Guardian. The bishops’ report comes after two years of intense internal debate and reflection involving clergy and laity ...

Saint Sava’s academy in the crypt of Saint Sava Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 1/2/17 His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, principal of the Saint Sava Cathedral and Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, attended the Saint Sava’s Academy in  the crypt of this Memorial Cathedral in the Vracar district on 25 January 2017. The Saint Sava’s academy, organized by the church of Saint Sava, was attended ...

SCHISMATIC PRIESTS BEAT UP CANONICAL PRIEST; ODESSA CHURCHES DESECRATED

Pravoslavie.ru - 1/2/17 Violence against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate is going strong already in 2017. As the Union of Orthodox Journalists reports, the latest include three schismatic priests beating up a priest in Katerynopil, Cherkasy Region, central Ukraine, and several churches being robbed and desecrated in Odessa. According to the Union’s source, ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

Pravoslavie.ru - 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, and as ...

Iraqi Christian Leader Visiting Mosul Sees Little Future for Assyrians

Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, walks through the rubble of a demolished church in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 27. ( CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service - 1/2/17 MOSUL, Iraq -- As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return. "I don't see a future for Christians in Mosul," said Father Emanuel Youkhana, a priest, ...

Church Announces Survival Plan for Iraq’s Suffering Christians

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By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Newton Aid to the Church in Need - 1/2/17 Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has unveiled plans to provide a future for Iraq's displaced Christians -- despite fresh reports showing the extent of the destruction of their homes in the Nineveh Plains. Archbishop Warda said the Churches aim to rebuild "so that the ...

Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus and the Return to Orthodoxy

St. Jacob Baradaeus Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship - OCP News Service - 1/2/2017 Visit - http://returntoorthodoxy.com/ FB PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/returntoorthodoxy It is the unfortunate truth that in the modern day the Oriental Orthodox Churches have proven permeable (to one degree or another, depending upon the jurisdiction) to the influence of heterodox pop culture of the Evangelical and Charismatic variety. In most ...