Fifty-eighth anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious of India

Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Gregorious Paulose of India

OCP News Service Eastern Orthodox-Oriental Orthodox Churches Concilliar Unity – 31/7/17 Global: The year 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious of India. In the year 1959, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras received Deacon Paul Varghese (Later Fr Paul Varghese, also Late lamented Paulose Gregorious of the East- Metropolitan of the Delhi ...

ABOUT 1 MILLION UKRAINIANS HAVE VENERATED WONDERWORKING ICONS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 31/7/17 Nearly a million believers have visited and venerated the 11 miraculous icons which traveled throughout Ukraine from July 1 to 26, according to Ukrainian Orthodox Church Chancellor Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary. This was stated at a press briefing at Kiev Caves Lavra before the moleben at Vladimir Hill on the eve ...

HOW A EDINOVERIE PARISH IS ORGANIZED

Pravoslavie.ru - 31/7/17 First, let’s brush up on some basic concepts. Orthodox Old Believers (Edinovertsi) are children of the Russian Orthodox Church, observing the “old” rites in the Divine services and an especially strict way of life in the parish and at home. Followers of the ancient rites are united in parishes called Edinoverie or Old Ritualist. ...

THE TOWN OF SABASTIYA: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ITS RELATION TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – Heba Hrimat - 30/7/17 The town of Sabastiya, which is located 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus, may seem just another modest town at first. However, this quickly starts to alter as we approach the ‘Historic Site’ of the town. Just as we draw nearer to the public square, which ...

THE FEAST OF ST. PROKOPIOS THE MARTYR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 30/7/17 On Friday, 8th/21st July 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of St. Prokopios the martyr, who martyred in Caesarea of Palestine during the reign of Diocletian in 303 A.D., at the chapel bearing his name, which is within the premises of the Holy Monastery of St. Modestos Patriarch of Jerusalem ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY APOSTLES IN TIBERIAS (2017)

 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - July 2017 On Thursday, 30th June/13th July 2017,  the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles at the Holy Monastery with their name in the town of Tiberias, and at the west bank of the sea of Tiberias. Vespers in the evening was held by the Most Reverend Metropolitan ...

ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN NEW YORK

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - July 2017 On Tuesday, 5th/18th July 2017, a conference with the title “The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-building in the Middle East” took place at the Headquarters of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in New York, with representatives of the United Nations, Islam, Judaism and Christians, as sited ...

THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF SERBIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 30/7/17 On Monday evening, 11th/24th July 2017,  the Minister of Defense of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin visited the Patriarchate, escorted by his associates and by the Deputy Head of the Embassy of Serbia in Israel Mr. Dejan Blagojevic. His Excellency the Serbian Minister of Defense and his escort where received by H.H.B. our ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - July 2017 On Monday afternoon, 11th/24th July 2017, the Prime Minister of Georgia, His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the Ambassador of Georgia in Israel and the Ambassador of Israel in Georgia among other associates of his. The Georgian Prime Minister ...

Romanians in Turkey offer prayers to Virgin Martyr Paraskeva on her feast day

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 30/7/17 Romanian Orthodox faithful living in Istanbul gathered Wednesday, 26 July 2017, at St Paraskeva – Pikridion Church to honour the feast of the Holy Virgin Martyr Paraskeva of Rome. On the patronal feast of the Romanian parish in Istanbul, His Eminence Elpidophoros, Metropolitan of Bursa, presided over the Divine Liturgy ...

Patriarch Daniel urges to pray for Church discipline and unity

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 30/7/17 The Statute and Regulations Committee of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on 27-28 July 2017 at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. The Patriarch of Romania chaired the meeting, during which were studied the statutory and regulatory provisions regarding the discipline of clergymen of all degrees: deacons, ...

Holy Archangel Gabriel

Church of Serbia - July 2017 Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel: The Archangel Gabriel was chosen by the Lord to announce to the Virgin Mary about the Incarnation of the Son of God from Her, to the great rejoicing of all mankind. Therefore, on the day after the Feast of the Annunciation, the day on ...

MOSCOW CELEBRATES BAPTISM OF RUS’ WITH PROCESSION FROM KREMLIN TO ST. VLADIMIR MONUMENT (+ PHOTOS)

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/7/17 On the day of the Baptism of Rus’ and the commemoration of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles St. Vladimir a religious procession was held to the new Moscow monument to St. Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square, reports the Russian Military-Historical Society. The day began with a Divine Liturgy in Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin celebrated by Metropolitan ...

Governor of Hassakah Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 30/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Jayez Al-Moussa, Governor of Hassakah, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev. ...

Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic) – The First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

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Church of Serbia - July 2017 Bishop Mardarije was born in Podgorica on December 22, 1889, his father, Pero, being a tribal captain and mother Jela, nee Bozovic. He finished elementary school in Cetinje where he started high school, continuing in Belgrade. Leaving high school in his fifth year, he went to Studenica Monastery. In 1906, ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka

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Church of Serbia - 30/7/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was welcomed in front of the church of Holy Trinity in Banjaluka by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka with hierarchs, clergy and the faithful in the afternoon on 24 July 2017. Then the solemn rite of doxology followed, which was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije ...

Searching for Mystery in the Mission of God

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LOI - July 2017 A review of The Mission of the Church: Five views in conversation edited by Craig Ott (Published by Baker Academic 2016). In the style and tradition of “Three views of Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism” edited by Brad Nasif et al., Craig Ott has now brought together five significant missiologists from major Christian traditions ...

Acts of Faith: Refugees Switch to Christianity to Avoid Deportation From Finland

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Sputniknews - 30/7/17 When in Finland, do like the Finns do. This must be the logic of Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who according to recent reports are converting to Christianity by the hundred. Many of the apostates suggest they are facing persecution as infidels, which is why returning to their home countries ...

Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac – A Saint or a Torturer?

The pillars ‘laid their life’ for the monstrous Independent State of Croatia – Stepinac dominates.

Big 'N' Mighty Nose - Grey Carter - 28/7/17 Bloody Croatian Bishop Stepinac is to become a saint canonized by Vatican. Honoring criminals is to murder his victims for a second time. Croatian Archbishop Stepinac used Nazi Germany to achieve an ethnically clean (without Serbs) Croatia. As the "Supreme Military Apostolic Vicar of the Ustashi Army", Stepinac participated in genocide ...

Speech of Father Milan Radulovic at 42nd Convention of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

Утешител Дух на Истината - 28/7/17 42nd Convention of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand held in Madison IL , USA, July 21st - 23 rd 2017. Source:

New Books From SVS Press on Orthodox Marriage

SVS Press - 28/7/17 Building an Orthodox Marriage: A Practical Commentary on the Eastern Orthodox Marriage Rite Building an Orthodox Marriage offers sage counsel that is both practical and grounded in the teaching of the Church, as found in Scripture, tradition, and the marriage service itself. The coauthors bring their knowledge and experience to the aid of ...