Children Friendly Space – Jaramana

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a new “Children Friendly Space” in Jaramana, Damascus. This project is implemented by EPDC to provide a safe space for children to play as well as an environment that meets their needs, physical, psychological and mental. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of ...

Book: Ministry to the Incarcerated (Amazon, eBook, Kindle)

Ecumenical News - Book - 31/3/17 AMAZON LINK HERE: KINDLE EDITION HERE: The book Ministry to the Incarcerated, which has worldwide endorsements, is a vital resource for prison ministry. The contents include, the emotional world of inmates, institutional challenges, models for prison ministry, biblical teaching outlines, penal reform, re-entry and aftercare, and the author's experience as chaplain for a ...

Wheaton College Hosts Public Screening of “Modern Christian Martyrs”

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 30/3/17 WHEATON COLLEGE HOSTS FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION FOLLOWED FEATURING INDIVIDUALS INTERVIEWED FOR DOCUMENTARY WHEATON, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago was honored to join with Wheaton College to offer a FREE Public Screening of the new documentary "Modern Christian Martyrs" on Wednesday, March ...

A Painted Copy of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God Arrives in Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 2017 On March 25, 2017, His Grace Bishop Savva of Voskresensk and the brethren of Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery greeted a painted copy of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign,". Paul Kuzubov, Head of ...

Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar

Church of Serbia- March 2017 With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on Sunday, March 26, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on Racoon Rd hosted a Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers, bringing together clergy from the Serbian Eastern Diocese Cleveland Deanery and members of the Youngstown Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.  In front of a completely full congregation, the clergy ...

Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers

Church of Serbia - 30/3/17 The Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Greater Philadelphia and faithful gathered together at St. Mark Orthodox Church (OCA), for Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of St. John Climacus. Celebrating clergy were: Fr. Stephen Hut nick (Sts. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church, president of the Clergy Brotherhood), Fr. Martin Browne (St. Mark Orthodox ...

Beginning of celebrations of the 700th anniversary of Monastery Krupa

Church of Serbia - 30/3/17 Bishop Fotije: Orthodoxy has deep roots in Dalmatia His Grace Bishop of Dalmatian Fotije celebrated on 26 March 2017 the Divine Liturgy at the monastery Krupa, whereby celebration of seven centuries of the existence of this shrine commenced. The joyful event was enhanced by cantors from the monastery Kovilj in Serbia. The ...

ANALYST: PROTECTION OF SYRIAN CHRISTIANS RAISES PUTIN’S RATINGS IN EUROPE

Pravoslavie.ru - 30/3/17 President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings in Italy and in other Western European countries have grown lately, which likely reflects Europeans’ reactions to Russia’s protection of the Syrian Christian population, said Andrea Gianotti, the director of the Italian Institute of Eurasian Studies. Gianotti participated in the thirteenth international conference of the Foundation for the Unity ...

Ekaterinburg 1918: The Survival of four Grand Duchesses

Ekaterinburg 1918: The Survival of four Grand Duchesses. A very interesting article by Author Carlos Mundy. Harry Binkow, Historian - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 29/3/17 Though it had been rumored for years immediately after the alleged massacre of the Russian Imperial Family in 1918, that the Empress and her daughters had survived, it was not ...

KINDLY SUPPORT THE ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION

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March 2017 DONATE NOW The Orthodox Africa Website: www.orthodoxafrica.org In the fall of 2015, our founder and director, Fr. Silouan (Brown) began thinking of ways that he could personally help the different Orthodox missions in Africa. He soon realized that many scams were operating out of that area, and it was difficult – if not impossible – for ...

Sunday of St John Climacus – By practicing the virtues we acquire the power of the Holy Spirit, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - March 2017 Patriarch Daniel reflected on Sunday on the healings related by the gospel reading: Our Saviour healed the incertitude of the father of the lunatic child. He healed the child of his sickness and freed him from the impure spirit. He also healed His disciples from spiritual incompetence.   His ...

PRAYERS IN ARABIC AND CHURCH SLAVONIC ARE OFFERED UP IN A LEBANESE VILLAGE

DECER- March 2017 On 25 March 2017, divine services were celebrated at the Church of the Epiphany in the village of Naccache with the blessing of Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon, Patriarchate of Antioch. Attending this parish are some 700 Orthodox Arab-speaking families living in the villages of Naccache, Dbaye and Awkar. Matins and Divine Liturgy were celebrated ...

ANCIENT CHURCH DISCOVERED IN GEORGIA

Pravoslavie.ru - 29/3/17 The ruins of an ancient one-nave church have been discovered in Ilto’s Gorge in the village of Chartali of the Akhmeta municipality (Kaheti region), northeast of Tbilisi. The municipal cultural center also reports that traces of a settlement have been observed in the surrounding area, reports Blagovest-Info. According to cultural center head Kakha Mamulashvili, ...

Feast of the Annunciation and Ordination of a Nun

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/3/2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Atchaneh – Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar ...

Church: Mexican Firms Lending a Hand to Trump’s Border Wall Are ‘Traitors’

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Sputniknews - 28/3/17 On Sunday the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said that any Mexicans who assist in the construction of US President Donald Trump’s infamous proposed border wall would be guilty of treason towards their country. The largest archdiocese in the country penned an editorial designed to pressure Mexico City to dissuade companies who may profit from the ...

Serbian ambassador visited Patriarch of Alexandria

Church of Serbia- Patriarchate of Alexandria - March 2017 On 8th December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received in the Patriarchal See the visit of His Excellency Mr. Dragan Bisenic, Ambassador of the Serbian Republic to Egypt, as part of his visit to Alexandria. During their meeting, His ...

Patriarch Daniel on the Feast of Annunciation: The Mother of God is a loving and prayerful Protectress of the entire world

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 28/3/17  The beginning of the incarnation of the Son of God is the beginning of the deification of man, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said during his homily delivered on the Feast of the Annunciation. On 25 March 2017, the Patriarch of Romania attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St Gregory the Enlightener ...

Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - March 2017 On the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania, the founders of the Union were commemorated Saturday at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The V. Rev. Archimandrite Veniamin Goreanu, patriarchal adviser at the Office of the Holy Synod, conducted the ...

March for Life 2017: Help the Mother and the Child! They Depend on You!

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 28/3/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, during its working session of 9 February 2017, blessed the initiative of the Students for life Association to organise the seventh national edition of the March for Life. The event will take place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 March ...

GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF RESTORATION OF AUTOCEPHALY

Pravoslavie.ru - 28/3/17 A festive service was celebrated on March 25 in Mtskheta’s Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, northeast of the capital city of Tbilisi, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Georgian Orthodox Church’s ancient autocephaly. The Divine Liturgy was led by His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II, the most trusted man in the nation. ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. As Interfax-Religion ...