Gevorkian Theological Seminary Choir to Perform in Russia and Belarus

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/2/17 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Etchmiadzin Choir of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary left for Russia on February 5, where they performed a concert program. Prior to their departure, on the evening of February 4, the "Etchmiadzin" choir students, accompanied ...

FIRST ORTHODOX CHURCH IN NORTHERN CONGO OPENED

Photo: Romfea.gr

Pravoslavie.ru - 8/2/17 On Sunday, February 5 His Grace Bp. Panteleimon of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon celebrated the consecration of the newly-built Church of St. John the Baptist-St. Nicholas in Impfondo, a town in the north eastern Republic of the Congo with a population of around 20,000. The church is the first in northern Congo, reports Romfea. The parish ...

‘Only humbleness opens the portals of divine compassion’, – Patriarch Daniel

Patriarch Daniel - Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 8/2/17 In his Sunday homily, the Patriarch of Romania focused on the role humbleness and humble prayer have in acquiring salvation. He said that humbleness makes man sincere and grateful since in a humble state man observes God, the One Who helps him perform good. A humble man, the Patriarch said, is ...

Over 4,000 children alleged victims of Catholic Church sex abuse in Australia since 1980 – probe

RT.Com - 8/2/17 More than 4,000 children, mostly boys, were allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says, adding that since the 1950s some 7 percent of priests in the country were alleged perpetrators. The report was released on Monday by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The ...

Former Romanian Patriarch Teoctist’s 102nd Birthday Anniversary (1915-2017)

Patriarch Teoctist

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency -  8/2/17 Tuesday, 7 February 2017, we remember the fifth Patriarch of Romania Teoctist on his 102nd Birthday Anniversary. Patriarch Teoctist pastored the Romanian Orthodox Church for 21 years and succeeded in maintaining a living Orthodox faith and tradition in extremely difficult times for Romania. Patriarch Teoctist was born on February 7, ...

HUNGARY ALLOCATES $8 MILLION TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

Dormition Cathedral, Budapest. Photo: www.nice-places.com

Pravoslavie.ru - 8/2/17 As previously reported, the Hungarian government announced that it would adopt a resolution at the time of President Putin’s visit to allocate funds for restoring four Orthodox churches in the country. RIA-Novosti now reports that Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government decree to allocate $8 million in state subsidies. The decree indicates that ...

The first Divine Liturgy at St. Paisios Church in Jermana – Damascus

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East - 8/2/17 First Orthodox Church in the name of St. Paisios consecrated and opened in Damascus by His Beatitude John X of Antioch and All East. His Beatitude John X presided over the first divine liturgy supported by their eminences : - Bishop Mousa Alkhoury - Bishop Luke Alkhoury - ...

Egyptian Christians given same paid leave for pilgrimages as Muslims

RT.com - 8/2/17 Egypt’s High Constitutional Court has ruled that Christian civil servants should be entitled to the same rights as Muslims, who receive a stipend to go on the Hajj. “The ruling is a major step towards full citizenship rights for Egyptian Christians,” Naguib Gabriel, a lawyer who waged a three-year legal battle to win the ...

Archbishop Michael of OCA Meets Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

Dr Ajesh T Phillip - OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent -OCP News Service - 8/2/17 Kerala-India: The Most Reverend Michael - Archbishop of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America met His Holiness Baselios Paulose II- Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara ...

St. Tikhon’s site of annual Florovsky Symposium February 24-25

Fr. Georges Florovsky

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications/ Seraphim Danckaert] -OCA- 8/2/17 Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary will be the site of the sixth annual Florovsky Symposium February 24-25, 2017.  Hieromonk Nikolai [Sakharov] of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Essex, England, will be the keynote speaker. The symposium is an annual tradition initiated by a scholarly society at ...