The Rule of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

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 indicated ...

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

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 was later ...

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

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 to stand ...

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN NAME OF BELOVED DR. LIZA

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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 the Mikhail ...

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

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 a lecture on ...

Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

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 the Patriarchal ...