September 2017

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Ghigiu Romania Orthodox Monastery

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Ghigiu Monastery in Romania. He was received by the abbess of the monastery. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow celebrates the Rite of Lifting the Cross

September 29, 2017 Featured
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OrthodoxChurch – 29/9/17  His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has celebrated the Rite of Lifting the Cross. Source:

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Orthodox Patriarch of Tbilisi welcomes the Relics of St. Martyr Queen Ketevan

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Orthodox Church – 29/9/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch and Catholicos of Tbilisi and all Georgia Elijah II welcomed the relics of famous Georgian queen and martyr Ketevan, who was martyred in custody by Persian Muslims in 1624, after refusing to abandon Orthodox Christian faith and convert to Islam to marry the Persian Emperor. Source:

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Archbishop Anastasios Awarded With the “Citizen of Honor” Title & Decorated with the Cross of the Apostle Paul

September 28, 2017 Featured
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Albanian Orthodox Church – 28/9/17 On September 21st 2017 within an atmosphere of deep emotions the ceremony of granting the “Honorary Citizen” of Preveza Title to the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios was held. His Beatitude had not been in this city, where his mother was from, since 1933, when […]

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The Elevation of the Cross Splendidly Celebrated – Albania

September 28, 2017 Featured
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Albanian Orthodox Church – 28/9/17 The feast of the Elevation of the Cross was splendidly celebrated this year on September 14th throughout our country. Such an event recalls the finding of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. Elena, the mother of Constantine the Emperor in the fourth century. Then the Holy Cross […]

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Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani

September 28, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 28/9/17 His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited the monasteries of the Pec Patriarchate and Dechani on Kosovo and Metochia on 26 September 2017. The Primates of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church were accompanied by […]

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Prayer for the Republic offered at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

September 28, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2017 On 21 September, the 26th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia, a Prayer for the Republic was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. […]

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PROCESSION WITH MIRACULOUS KURSK ROOT ICON IN KURSK DRAWS THOUSANDS

September 27, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 27/9/17 An ancient tradition was continued yesterday, with a cross procession setting out in the morning following the Divine Liturgy in the Kursk Hermitage, headed for the city of Kursk. The ancient and miraculous Kursk Root Icon, brought from America by a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), was carried in […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Constantin Brancoveanu Award

September 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends “The Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards” ceremony organized by the Alexandrion Group Foundation in Romania. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral – Belgrade

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 26/9/17 His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava on Vracar on 24 September 2017. The Primate of the Church of Alexandria received order of Saint Sava. The […]

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Gospel reading by Fr. Milan Radulovic

September 26, 2017 Featured

Утешител Дух на Истината – 26/9/17 Gospel reading by Fr. Milan Radulovic at the Holy Martyrs of Zograf Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Chicago IL September 10th 2017. Source:

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Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark – A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 26/9/17 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic received in audience His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, who was paying an official visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. In a cordial and friendly conversation with Patriarchs of Alexandria and of the Serbian Orthodox Church, […]

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Ethiopian President Receives Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Yonas Geredew (OCP Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) – OCP News Service – 26/9/17 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: His Excellency Mulatu Teshome – President of Ethiopia received His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) and His Holiness Abune […]

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Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, On the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of Elevation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Geneva

September 26, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 26/9/17 From the Editors: On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the feast day of the Elevation of the Holy Cross of the Lord, the 150th anniversary of the cathedral in Geneva dedicated to that holiday will be celebrated. EPISTLE […]

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ANCIENT ICONS STOLEN OVER A CENTURY AGO FOUND DURING SCHOOL REPAIRS IN KUBAN

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/9/17 Three ancient icons, presumably stolen around 120 years ago, were discovered during repairs to a children’s art school in Kuban, in the southern Russian federal district of Krasnodar Krai, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs representative Irina Volk reported to Interfax-Religion. “The message came to the Tikhoretsk Region Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs from the […]

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17,000+ benefit from Romanian Church’s “Table of Joy” social program in 2016

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/9/17 The Romanian Patriarchate currently operates a series of social programs through which hot food and food supplies are distributed to the needy. Within the framework of this national program “Table of Joy,” 17,048 people received necessary assistance in 2016 alone, reports the patriarchate’s Basilica News Agency. The Table of Joy program is implemented in […]

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MET. IRINEI OF NEZHIN AND PRILUKI REPOSES IN THE LORD

September 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/9/17 – Russian Orthodox Church  After struggling with a serious illness, His Eminence Metropolitan Irenei of Nezhin and Priluki reposed in the Lord at 5:35 PM on Saturday, reports the site of the Nezhin Diocese. Met. Irinei was born on June 11, 1963 in the village of Rpotukha, in the Uman Region of the Chersky […]

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Exhibition: Christians of the Orient, 2000 Years of History

September 26, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends the opening ceremony of “Christians of the East: 2000 Years of History” exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute in Paris under the patronage of His Excellency President of France Emmanuel Macron. The exhibition aims at shedding light on the history of […]

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Catholicose Baselios Paulose II begins Apostolic Visit to Ethiopia

September 25, 2017 Featured
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Fr. Abraham Thomas, Secretary- Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – 25/9/17 – The Oriental Orthodox Communion  Addis Ababa – Ethiopia: His Holiness Abune Mathias the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has invited His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan on the Apostolic Throne of St. […]

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“In Divine Liturgy We Recognize the True God” -Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

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Утешител Дух на Истината – 25/9/17 Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, Mississauga, ON September 24th 2017. Source:

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Why 62 Catholic Theologians Have Accused Pope Francis of ‘Spreading Heresy’

September 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 25/9/17 Catholic clergy from around the world have recently issued what it called a “Filial Correction”, a 25-page letter to Pope Francis, accusing him of “spreading heresy” about marriage, the moral life, and the reception of the sacraments. Here is why. The letter accuses Pope Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral living and […]

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