Pope Tawadros II Inaugurates the First Coptic Orthodox Church in Japan

  OCP News Service - 31/8/17 Kyoto-Japan: His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope & Patriarch of Alexandria (Seated on the ancient See of St Mark the Evangelist & Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church) inaugurated the first ever Coptic Orthodox Parish Church in Koyoto during the last week of August 2017. The St. Mary and St Mark Coptic Church will ...

SVOTS Workshop for Readers & Musicians

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SVOTS - 30/8/17 September 9, 2017 St. Vladimir's Seminary 575 Scarsdale Road Yonkers, NY 10707 Do you ever read the Epistle, or read the Psalms or other Old Testament readings at Vespers? Or, have you ever chanted the Hours? Or, have you ever wondered why Orthodox Christians chant when they read, instead of using a speaking voice? Then the “Workshop ...

Fr. Behr Receives High Honor

SVOTS - August 2017 Archpriest John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor Of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, recently received the highest honor bestowed by the University of Divinity, an Australian University of Specialization. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Chancellor of the University, Dr. Graeme L. Blackman AO, conferred the Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) ...

Dormition of the Holy Theotokos Celebrated at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 30/8/17 This weekend we celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the pilgrimage walking from the Armenian Convent to the Church. There Divine Liturgy was ...

MORE THAN 20,000 PROCESS 130 MILES TO POCHAEV DORMITION LAVRA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/8/17 Thousands of Orthodox faithful have completed one of the largest and most ancient cross processions in Ukraine in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. The participants arrived to the territory of the Pochaev Dormition Lavra on Friday, August 25, having begun in Kamenets-Podolsky in southwestern Ukraine on August 19, reports theInformation-Education ...

NEW CHURCH CONSECRATED ON SPOT OF ARRESTED ROMANOVS’ DISEMBARKATION IN EKATERINBURG

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/8/17 A new church in Ekaterinburg dedicated to the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God was consecrated on its patronal feast today by Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, reports the diocesan website. As online journal Foma notes, the church was built on the site where Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their daughter ...

Church of Sweden Caught Sheltering Illegal Migrants Amid Projected Influx

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Sputniknews - 29/8/17 The Church of Sweden has landed in an ethic dispute after a police raid unearthed its practice of sheltering illegal migrants. While the church officials accused the police of using them as bait, the police retorted that no one was exempt from Swedish law, not even a house of God. Over the past weekend, 16 ...

THE DESCEND OF THEOTOKOS’ ICON AT THE TOMB OF THEOTOKOS

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 28/8/17 At dawn on Friday, 12th/25th August 2017, the litany-procession of the descend of the icon of the Dormition of Theotokos at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane took place. The procession began from Gethsemane Metochion Chapel, where this icon is kept, opposite the Courtyard of the Church of the Resurrection. Participants in ...

‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/8/17 ‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff at Symposium, Sydney, 14-17 July 2017. Patriarch Tikhon was chosen by God 1to restore strong leadership to the Russian Church at what was, without doubt, the ...

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin) is Celebrated on the Mount of Olives

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/8/17 August 25, 2017, was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, one of the great builders in the Holy Land. Through his fervent efforts, the unique legacy ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits 59th Damascus International Fair

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 28/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the 59 Damascus International Fair. His Holiness took a tour inspecting the companies that are displaying their products accompanied by their Excellencies Dr. Samer Khalil, Minister of Economy and External Trade, and Mr. Mohammad Ramez Turjuman, Minister of Information, as well as the Director ...

Holy Qurobo – St. George Patriarchal Cathedral – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 28/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, ...

Funeral Rite for the Late Bishop Narek Shakaryan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 27/8/17 +Memory Eternal+ On August 23, the funeral rites for His Grace Bishop Narek Shakaryan was held in the cemetery of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin located at the Mother See, which was attended by members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See, led by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Mothers of Soldiers Killed in the Conflict in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 27/8/17 On August 20, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a group of mothers whose sons who were killed serving as soldiers during the conflict in Artsakh, under conditions of military actions and ceasefire. His Holiness conveyed his ...

U.S. State Department’s Religious Freedom Report Refers the Lawsuit of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Demanding the Return of the Catholicosate in Sis

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 27/8/17 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on August 15 presented the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. Referring to the properties seized from the religious minorities by the Turkish government in previous decades, the report says that the country failed to return them to the owners. In particular, it pointed out that the ...

FOUNDATION OF RUSSIAN-SERBIAN CHURCH IN REPUBLIKA SRPSKA TO BE CONSECRATED ON CENTENARY OF ROMANOV MARTYRDOM

Working sketch of the Banja Luka church

Pravoslavie.ru - 27/8/17 Construction on a Russian-Serbian church is beginning in the city of Banja Luka in Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), which will be executed in the Russian ecclesiastical architectural style. According to Bishop Ephraim of Banja Luka, the foundation of the new church is planned to be consecrated on July 17, 2018, the centenary of ...

US Religious Freedom Report Provokes Backlash from Chinese Public

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Sputniknews - 27/8/17 If you want to take a look at a snapshot of what young Chinese people think about religion, just browse through the comments they made on the recent US International Religious Freedom Report. What you find might be startling. The US International Religious Freedom report for 2016, released by the US State Department on August 15, criticized ...

Vatican Lauds Russia Important Role in Building Peace Worldwide

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Sputinknews - 27/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State said that Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history. VATICAN CITY (Sputnik) – Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history, and is responsible for achieving peace in the world, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal ...

Justice for the Abducted Bishops of Aleppo

Prakash Varghese – (Delegate of UAE, Gulf, & Middle East) – OCP News Service - 25/8/17 The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Unfortunately, details of the kidnapped Bishops of Aleppo remains mysterious. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi were kidnapped by militants in April 2013 while they were returning ...

Pan-Orthodox Service in Philadelphia

Church of Serbia - 25/8/17 On Sunday August 20 St. Nicholas in Philly hosted the Pan Orthodox service of the Supplicatory Canon of the Mother of God. The service, sponsored by the clergy brotherhood of Greater Philadelphia is served during the Dormition fast, and hosted by various Orthodox Churches in Philadelphia. The service was edified by ...