TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in the ancient ...

Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Herzegovina

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 In the period from 15 to 17 June 2017, the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina and Coastlands was visited by the Archbishop of the  Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden, His Eminence Benjamin (Atas) and His Grace Dositej, Serbian  Bishop of Britain-Scandinavia. During this time the guests visited the monastery of Gracanica in Trebinje, the Cathedral ...

Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, hosted an annual meeting of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Canada, on June 15, 2017. The meeting was moderated by Metropolitan Soterios of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The following hierarchs participated in the deliberations of the meeting: Bishop Job (the Moscow Patriarchate), Bishop ...

GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has called for an extraordinary session to address the serious situation surrounding the nation’s educational system. The current Greek Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the atheist Alexis Tsipras, previously promised to coordinate with the Greek Orthodox Church on the matter of reforming education in the country, ...

Syriac Orthodox Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Themotheos Thomas, Metropolitan of Kottayam, and Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, headed a delegation from Kerala and met His Holiness to ...

The Real Bridge Over Troubled Water: Local Church Calms Grenfell Tower Storm

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    Sputinknews - 23/6/17 It's been days, but for the residents of Grenfell Tower it probably feels a lot longer, since news that a West London Tower block had gone up in flames and not everyone was able to escape dominated the headlines. In the hours following the fire, families and friends of people who lived in Grenfell Tower frantically walked the ...

Metropolitan Antony Meets With the President of Ukraine

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA  - June 2017 President in the meeting with the Ukrainian community: Everything that is happening in Ukraine now is in the heart of the Diaspora Митрополит Антоній зустрівся з Президентом України Все, що відбувається зараз в Україні, є в серці діаспори – Президент України на зустрічі з українською громадою His Eminence Metropolitan ...

MONUMENT TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MP-ROCOR REUNION CONSECRATED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

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  Photo: Patriarchia.ru   Pravoslavie.ru - 21/6/17 After serving the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday, June 18, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the new monument “Reunification,” dedicated to the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, reports Patriarchia.ru. ...

ROCOR HOLY SYNOD AGAIN CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 21/6/17 The hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia have issued a joint epistle following their recent session in Munich that began on June 9. The epistle focuses on this year’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the bloody revolution that led to the death of millions at the hands of the ...

THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO CONSTANTINOPLE – CAPPADOCIA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/6/17 The visit of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the Ecumenical Patriarchate and later on to Cappadocia began on Friday, 3rd/ 16th June 2017. His Beatitude was invited by the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos for this visit, as the latter has undertaken pilgrimage tours to Churches and ...

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of the ...

Pan Hellenic Scholarship - 20/6/17  VENTURE CAPITALISTS, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ARCHON JOHN PAPPAJOHN RECOGNIZED AT 2017 PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA. MOVING MOMENT OF SILENCE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS OF CHICAGO. MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES WAS 2016 MISS AMERICA AND GREEK ORTHODOX PARISHIONER BETTY CANTRELL. CHICAGO, IL: The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held their 2017 Awards Ceremony and Gala ...

OCA, Finnish Orthodox youth directors discuss cooperative efforts

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JOENSUU, FINLAND [OCA Youth] - June 2017 Representatives of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry and the Orthodox Youth Association of Finland [ONL] met at the Finnish Orthodox Seminary here on June 7, 2017 to discuss plans for future shared projects and events.  The meeting was made possible in ...

Memory Eternal! + Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Central America and Venezuela

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - 19/6/17 +Memory Eternal+ "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25 His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Holy Synod of Antioch, and the Archdiocese of North America announce with great regret the departure to ...

Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Baradeus Church – Atchaneh

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 19/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Mathew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs and in the presence ...

Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church

Serbian - Syriac Orthodox Churches His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the  Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden,  His Eminence Benjamin (Atas), at the Serbian Patriarchate on 14 June 2017. Archbishop Benjamin expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various challenges and problems faced ...

Biography of Episcopus electus of Dalmatia Nikodim

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Church of Serbia - 19/6/17 The elected Bishop of Dalmatian Nikodim (Kosovic) was born on 15 April 1981 in Zadar, from parents who died in his early childhood. He grew up together with his sister Danica, under the care of his uncle Nenad Kosovic, a well-known Benkovac professor and translator from Russian. He started Elementary school in ...

BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY INVITED TO EKATERINBURG FOR CENTENARY OF ROMANOV MARTYRDOM

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Pravoslavie.ru - June 2017 Ekaterinburg mayor Evgeny Roizman has sent an invitation to members of the British royal family to attend events commemorating the centenary of the martyrdom of the last Russian royal family, which will be celebrated in 2018, reports Interfax-Religion. The invitation was delivered through the British ambassador in Russia Laurie Bristow. “Inasmuch as the British ...

“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members of ...

Relics of St. John the Baptist taken to the Holy Shoghakat Monastery

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - June 2017 On June 15, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast of St. John the Baptist and St. Atanagine the Bishop, which coincides with the pilgrimage day of the Holy Shoghakat Monastery. On this occasion, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All ...