Death Toll in Egypt Minya Province Bus Attack Reaches 28 – Governor

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Sputniknews - 27/5/17 The death toll in a Friday's attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya province has reached 28, Minya Governor Essam Bedawi said CAIRO (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Egypt's Health Ministry said that there were 23 victims, while Egyptian media reported that up to 30 bus passengers could have been killed in the attack ...

Militants Attack Coptic Christians in El-Minya : Several Dead and Dozens Injured

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John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) - OCP News Service - 26/2/17 Cairo- Egypt: Militants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christian on their way to St. Samuel Monastery in the east of El-Minya governorate in Egypt on Friday 26th May 2017. At least 26 people were killed and many others are injured. A minibus and ...

The Council of Constantinople and the Nicene Creed – Metropolitan Paulos Gregorios

MOTV - 25/5/17 By the late lamented Metropolitan Pauolse Gregorious (Gregory of the East) The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed is the only recognized official Creed of the Christian Church (the Athanasian Creed or the Apostle’s Creed does not enjoy the same status in the Church, nor do the later “confessions” of the Reformed Churches). It was finally adopted, more ...

Serbian Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja reposed in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 25/5/17 +Memory Eternal+ Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and  Baranja fell asleep in the Lord in the afternoon of 24 May 2017 at the Clinical Hospital Center in Osijek, Croatia. Bishop Lucian (Vladulov) was born on 9 May 1933 in Heifeldt (today's New Kolarci in Banat). He finished the Theological Seminary in Sremski Karlovici as ...

President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

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Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP News Service – 25/5/17 His Excellency Vladimir Putin - President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on 24th ...

HEADS OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES SPEAK OUT AGAINST UKRAINIAN ANTI-ORTHODOX DRAFT LAWS

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 A number of hierarchs throughout the world have expressed their opposition to the two bills recently proposed in Ukraine, that would significantly hinder, if not forbid, the activity of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Among the vocal hierarchs have been several primates of Local Churches, as well as ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets US Vice President Mike Pence

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/5/17 His Holiness Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, and His Beatitude Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, met His Excellency US Vice President Mike Pence ...

ORTHODOX SERVICES CELEBRATED IN SYRIAN TOWN OF AL-ZABADANI FOR FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS

Pravoslavie.ru - 25/5/17 Peace has begun to reign to the west of Damascus following the military operation that forced terrorists to leave the Wadi Barada valley. The restoration of a peaceful way of life continues there in the cities of Al-Zabadani and Madaya, including the renewal of Orthodox life, reports Russian Spring. This area of Syria is ...

Holy Qurobo – 5th Sunday after Easter

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - May 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mark Cathedral in Teaneck – NJ on the 5th Sunday after Easter. His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar of the Archdiocese for the Eastern USA assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness ...

ALBAZIN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD MIRACULOUSLY SAVES WOMAN FROM DEADLY DISEASE

Pravoslavie.ru - 25/5/17 The website of the Blagoveschensk Diocese, in far Eastern Russia, has published a new story of a miracle that occurred through the Albazin Mother of God Icon. In the story, Irina K. tells about how the icon helped heal her mother who was in the intensive care unit. Irina writes that she learned of ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR Defrocks Two Pakistani Priests

OCP News Service - 24/5/17 Sargodha -Pakistan: His Beatitude Metropolitan Hilarion (First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Outside Russia) has defrocked two Priests in Pakistan for canonical violations and pastoral disobedience. The two Priests are Cyril Amer and Anthony Shamoon. The two Priests are Cyril Amer and Anthony Shamaoon. They are involved in several criminal activities including ...

Update on Myrrh Emitting Icon

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - May 2017 BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS REVIEWS NEW UPDATE ON FAMOUS MYRRH EMITTING ICON OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHICAGO, IL: His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos officiated services  at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, Illinois. While at the church, he witnessed a new update to their famous Myrrh Emitting ...

Pan-Hellenic Motorcycle Association Hosts 3rd Annual Blessing

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 24/5/17 PARISH PRIEST FR TED POTERES AND FR GEORGE PAPPAS OFFICIATE SERVICE TO MASSIVE GATHERING MERRILLVILLE, IN: The Panhellenic Motorcycle Association of Northern Indiana hosted the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Blessing on Sunday, May 21, at the American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville, Indiana. A fundraiser motorcycle ride immediately followed. Greek Orthodox ...

Trump visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, meets Armenian Patriarch

Public Radio of Armenia - 23/5/17 US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday. Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president. Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump. President Donald Trump also paid his ...

The Armenian Theological Academy of Jerusalem Invites Student Applications

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Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 23/5/17 The Theological Seminary of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is accepting student applications: ԸՆԴՈՒՆԵԼՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ 2017-2018 ուսումնական տարվա Երուսաղեմի Ժառանգավորաց Վարժարան եւ Ընծայարան կարող են դիմել 15 տարեկանը լրացած հայորդիներ, ովքեր ունեն միջին, ավագ, եւ ավելի բարձր կրթություն: Դիմորդները Երուսաղեմի Ժառանգավորաց Վարժարան եւ Ընծայարան ընդունվելու համար հանձնում են քննություն հետեւյալ առարկաններից. 1.Հայոց լեզու (գրավոր) 2.Հայ գրականություն ...

ST. NICHOLAS ONCE SAVED MET. HILARION FROM DEATH, THE HIERARCH BELIEVES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/5/17 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has related a story of miraculous help from St. Nicholas in his life, reports Interfax-Religion. “It was in Lithuania,” he said, speaking on the “Church and the World” program on TV station Russia-24. “I was a young priest, with an inexperienced ...

The ROCOR Pastoral School Signs a Partnership Agreement with Kiev Theological Academy

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - May 2017 The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America feels strongly that active partnership with higher education theological institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is an important aspect of making the continuing ...

THE FEAST OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Sunday, 1st/14th May 2017, the Samaritan  woman Sunday, according to the book of Pentecostarion, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord, at the town of Sychar in the Samaria district, at the place of that meeting, Jacob’s well, and ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF UKRAINE VISITED THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - May 2017 On Tuesday afternoon, 3rd/16th May 2017, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Groysman, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by approximately thirty of his associates, among whom the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Finance and the Ambassador of Ukraine in Israel Mr. Gennadii Nadolenko. His ...

Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting Concludes in Moscow

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2017 On May 17 and 18, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its work at the headquarters of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhijevan in Moscow, Russia. Chairing the meeting sessions was His Eminence ...