We need to learn from our ancestors – a photo report from a memorial service

Vatopaidi Monastery - The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos - 2/2/17 We need to learn about our ancestors. We need to learn from our ancestors. We need to respect our ancestors. Otherwise we will be condemned to wander in a labyrinth of relativity and repeat their mistakes. These photos are from the memorial service commemorating all ...

$370,000 ALLOCATED TO RESTORE GEORGIAN KATSKHI MONASTERY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/2/17 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia has recently decided to allocate 1 million lari ($370,000) to a comprehensive restoration project at the Nativity of the Savior Monastery in the village of Katskhi, 125 miles northwest of Tbilisi. The project includes the construction of an outdoor terrace, the restoration and veneering of the ...

GERMAN COURT CONVICTS 7 OF FINANCING JIHAD WITH STOLEN CHURCH FUNDS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/2/17 Judges in Cologne, Germany have ruled that there is satisfactory proof that seven men broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. The regional court sentenced the seven men, between the ages of 24 and 37, to between three years and six months, and four years and ten months ...

RUSSIA’S ANTI-TERROR INITIATIVE BACKED BY ARAB COUNTRIES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/2/17 Arab countries have lent their support to Russia’s call for a global anti-terror front, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Russian president Vladimir Putin called for an international coalition aimed at eliminating terrorism in his December 2015 state-of-the-nation address, saying, ...

Patriarch Daniel: The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors who combine faith with culture, piety with the missionary work of the Church, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily focusing on the main virtues of the Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated Jan. 30 by the Church: Basil ...

Patriarch Daniel: Only God can help man when he encounters serious situations

Aurelian Iftimiu  - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Patriarch of Romania addressed the faithful on Sunday reflecting on the spiritual portrait of the Canaanite woman described by the Gospel reading from Matthew 15:21-28. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy celebrated Jan. 29 at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of the ...

Hierarchal Concelebration of Divine Liturgy in Arad : Serbian & Romanian faithful prayed to Saint Sava of Serbia

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 Serbian Orthodox faithful in Arad celebrated Friday, 27 January 2017, the Feast of Saint Sava Nemanja, First Archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, founder of Serbian law and a diplomat. On this occasion, His Eminence Timotei, Archbishop of Arad, and His Grace Bishop Lukijan Pantelic of Buda, administrator of the ...

France: Romanian Orthodox Metropolis buys St Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Auvers-sur-Oise

France: Romanian Orthodox Metropolis buys St Nicholas Church in Auvers-sur-Oise

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of Westernhttp://basilica.ro/en/france-romanian-orthodox-metropolis-buys-st-nicholas-church-in-auvers-sur-oise/ and Southern Europe bought Wednesday, 25 January 2017, St Nicholas Church in Auvers-sur-Oise, located in the north-west of Paris. The former roman-catholic church building dates back to 1910 and has not been used for 40 years, according to Fr. Răzvan Ionescu, rector of Sts. ...

Nun shocks Church by suggesting Jesus’s mother wasn’t a virgin

RT.com - 2/2/17 A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger Sister Lucia Caram was speaking on a talk show over the weekend when she ...

Sochi’s Churches to Host Liturgical Services in Memory of Tu-154 Crash Victims

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Sputniknews - 2/2/17 Orthodox memorial services for the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash will be held on Thursday at all churches in Sochi, the city administration announced in a statement. SOCHI (Sputnik) – On December 25, 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refueling and take-off from the ...

Trump’s Immigration Order and Christianity

AINA - 2/2/17 Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program. When it resumes, Christian and other non-Muslim minority groups stand to gain significantly. This represents a stark turnaround from ...