April 2017

THOMAS SUNDAY AT THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

April 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 On Sunday, 10th/23rd April 2017, the event of the Lord’s touching by Thomas the Apostle was observed by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon of the Church order and the rules of worship, at the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection. On this feast the Church commemorates that […]

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“I Was Three When I Met Vladyka Anastassy…”

April 30, 2017 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 30/4/17 Transcript of an interview with Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia with Alexander Mramornov of the program Veliky Sobor, in Jerusalem. AM: How do […]

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We expect Europe to act firmly against the Turkish policy of Genocide Denial, stated His Holiness Aram I

April 29, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – April 24 April 2017 – On Monday morning, Armenians gathered in Antelias to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration brought together Armenian people and organizations irrespective of their political or ideological differences. Elected Armenian Ministers and Deputies and their Lebanese counterparts, as well as representative of Lebanese civil society, […]

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Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon

April 29, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 29/4/17 We are grateful to God for this blessed day, when we celebrated once again our 101st Annual Church Patronal Feast Day Celebration (Slava). It was a special event not just for our Parishioners, who worked very hard to make this day a success, but for all our guests who came […]

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New Book – Habib Girgis: Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light in the Darkness

April 29, 2017 Featured
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SVSPRESS – April 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and […]

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St. Nicholas Relics to Be Brought to Russia From Italy – Church Official

April 29, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 29/4/17 According to an agreement that was reached by the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, the relics of one of the most revered Christian saints, St. Nicholas, will be delivered to Russia on May 21 from Italy. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The relics of one of the most […]

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Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

April 29, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17 Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria. Pope […]

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The Semi-Annual Conference of Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America Held

April 28, 2017 News
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Coptic Orthodox Church Spokesperson – 28/4/17 The semi-Annual Conference of Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America was held from April 25-27 hosted by the Arch Diocese of North America. Participating Prelates were: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, Bishop of Los Angeles and Metropolitan of Southern California and Hawaii His Grace Bishop Karas General Bishop and Patriarchal […]

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CONFLICT BETWEEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND STATE GROWING: GOV’T RENAMES ST. ANDREW’S HOSPITAL

April 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/4/17 Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patras has sent an open letter to the Greek Minister of Health Andreas Xanthos, expressing his disagreement with the renaming of St. Andrew’s Hospital in Patras, reports AgionOros. “With great disbelief the residents of Patras have seen the new signboard on St. Andrew’s Hospital, which now bears the name […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH: “TERRORISM IS A STRANGER TO ANY RELIGION”

April 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/4/17 On Wednesday, April 26, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left Geneva, where he had addressed the World Council of Churches the day before, for Cairo, where he attended and addressed an interreligious conference at Al-Azhar University on Thursday. His address, “Religions and Peace,” focused on the importance of religions and interreligious dialogue […]

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Congresswoman Eshoo Faces Heavy Criticism for Omitting Assyrians and Greeks in Genocide Statement

April 28, 2017 News
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AINA – 28/4/17 Washington (AINA) — Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who represents the 18th congressional district in California, has come under heavy criticism for failing to mention Assyrians and Greeks in her statement on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Pontic Greeks. The 18th district includes San Jose, home to 12,000 Assyrians. The Turkish Genocide […]

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St. Tikhon’s Monastery announces 113th Memorial Day Pilgrimage schedule

April 27, 2017 News
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SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STM Communications] – April 2017 The community of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary extends a cordial invitation to all faithful to attend the 113th Annual Pilgrimage Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017. “We are very glad to be able to offer the blessing of the monastery and her founder, Saint Tikhon of Moscow, […]

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Assembly of Bishops releases study on evangelization, outreach in US parishes

April 27, 2017 Featured
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NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] – April 2017 The first-ever national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox Christian parishes in the US was released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA during the last week of April 2017. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available in PDF format. Titled […]

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Orthodox Bishop of Zahumlje-Hercegovina new Chairman of Interreligious Council in Sarajevo

April 27, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 27/4/17 His Grace Grigorije, Bishop of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Coastlands, was elected as new chairman of the Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 21, 2017 in Sarajevo. Bishop Grigorije, who is also administrator of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia, said that at the meeting of the Interreligious Council, that during the […]

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SIXTH-CENTURY BASILICA DISCOVERED ON TERRITORY OF CRIMEAN CHILDREN’S CAMP

April 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 A unique historical monument has been discovered during excavations on the territory of the Crimean children’s camp “Artek.” The newly-unearthed foundation of a Byzantine basilica has been dated to the sixth century, and has been deemed one of the most valuable Christian artifacts discovered in Crimea in recent memory, according to Artek […]

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FOR CENTENARY OF REVOLUTION CHURCH CALLS TO IMMORTALIZE THOSE WHO SUFFERED FOR FAITH IN SOVIET YEARS

April 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 Especially in this year of the centenary of the tragic Russian revolution, it is necessary to venerate the memory of and erect monuments to the New Martyrs persecuted for the Faith in the atheist Soviet years, and name streets in their honor, believes the head of Synodal Department for External Church Relations […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW EMPHASIZES ECUMENICAL AGENDA AT RECENT WCC ADDRESS

April 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 In Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy and the 25th anniversary of his enthronement to the Ecumenical throne, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered an address to the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva’s Ecumenical Center yesterday. The patriarch focused on […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE ON THEIR CELEBRATION OF EASTER

April 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 20 April 2017 Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, Christ is risen! In this Bright Week, we greet you, Your Beatitude, and the members of your Brotherhood and the Armenian community in Jerusalem, […]

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Prayer at the Armenian Church for the 102 Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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4 Years after the Abduction of the Archbishops of Aleppo – Prayer for their Return

April 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II called for a special prayer for the return of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim, on the occasion of the 4th year after their abduction. His Beatitude Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham attended the prayer […]

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ICON OF ST. LUKE OF SIMFEROPOL DELIVERED TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

April 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/4/17 An icon of St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) the Physician, of Simferopol, one of the most beloved Russian saints of the twentieth century, was delivered to the International Space Station on April 20. The icon was taken aboard the Soyuz MC-04 by Russian astronaut Feodor Yurchikhin and American astronaut Jack Fisher, reports the site […]

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