Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gevorkian Theological Seminary Choir to Perform in Russia and Belarus

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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 […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX CHURCH IN NORTHERN CONGO OPENED

February 8, 2017 News
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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. […]

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

February 8, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

February 8, 2017 News
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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 […]

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HUNGARY ALLOCATES $8 MILLION TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

February 8, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

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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 – […]

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Egyptian Christians given same paid leave for pilgrimages as Muslims

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

February 8, 2017 News
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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 […]

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