November 2017

Finnish Orthodox Archbishopric Throne to be Relocated to the Capital City of Helsinki

November 29, 2017 Featured
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Cherian Mathikere – (Chief Editor & Correspondent) – OCP News Service – 29/11/17 Global: The Primate’s See of the Finnish Orthodox Church (Ecumenical Patriarchate) will be moved from Kuopio to the Capital City of Helsinki. The decision was taken by the local council of the Finnish Orthodox Church. The change will be effective from the […]

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Syriac Orthodox Church Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

November 29, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Elamkulam Church in India, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by their Eminences: Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simahasana Churches in the North of Kerala and Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Antheemos Mathews, Metropolitan […]

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Why would a woman study theology?

November 29, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – November 2017 As a woman seminarian at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in the mid-70s, I often was asked the ubiquitous question: “Why would a woman study theology? She cannot be ordained.” But since my own graduation, I’ve observed the answer to that question a hundred times over. I’ve seen our alumnae become extraordinary educators, […]

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On the Cessation of Commemoration (A’) – Fr Theodoros Zisis

November 29, 2017 Featured
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Mark Ephesus – 29/11/17 This video introduces audiences to oft-misunderstood 15th Canon of the 1st/2nd Council (861) and the canonical practice of ceasing the commemoration of bishops who have fallen into heresies condemned either by councils or the consensus of the Holy Fathers. Source:

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Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ will be brought to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for the Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

November 28, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 28/11/17 In 2015, the Feast Day of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the Founders of the Armenian Church, was declared as the pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance; by Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. This year, the Holy Lance (Geghard) […]

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AMERICAN CAPITAL HOLDS COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS TO MARK CENTENNIAL OF 1917 TRAGEDY

November 28, 2017 Featured
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Eastern America Diocese – ROCOR – 28/11/17 On Tuesday evening, November 7, the centennial of the Bolshevik coup in Russia, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in their church to prayerfully commemorate the countless victims of godless communism. Co-served by cathedral Protodeacon Leonid Mickle, parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov served a solemn […]

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Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin) reposes in the Lord

November 28, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 28/11/17 +Memory Eternal+ On Sunday morning, November 26, 2017, the feast day of St John Chrysostom, Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin) reposed in the Lord following a long illness. The long-time cleric of the Cathedral of the Mother of God […]

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Successful Concert of the Orchestra of Mr. Mikis Theodhorakis in Tirana

November 27, 2017 Featured
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Albanian Orthodox Church – 27/11/17 On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 18:00, an impressive event took place in the amphitheater of the Cultural Center of the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana. The orchestra of Mr. Mikis Theodhorakis performed a magnificent concert in which the singers Ms. Sofia Papazoglou and Mr. Kostas Makedhonas sang some of […]

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Indian Orthodox Parish Vicar leads Divine Liturgy for senior citizens of St Gregorios Orthodox Church

November 26, 2017 Featured
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Cherian Mathikere (Chief Editor & Correspondent) OCP News Service – 26/11/17 BENGALURU, India: Rev Fr Varghese Philip Idichandy, Vicar/President, St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Mathikere, Bengaluru, marked yet another milestone in his illustrious career as a clergyman. On November 22, Wednesday, for the first time in the history of Bengaluru Diocese, Fr Idichandy led a special holy Eucharist […]

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Orthodox Africa Missions Smile with every Amazon purchase!!

November 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 26/1/17 DONATE NOW Now you can support Orthodox Africa two ways!  Direct donations and through Amazon Smile.   Now each time you make a qualifying Amazon purchase, a small portion of the proceeds goes to Orthodox Africa.  It is an easy way to support the missions and us. How to do it?  […]

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“Be With Christ” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

November 26, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 26/11/17 Holy Trinity Macedo – Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, Toronto , oN , November 19th 2017. Source:

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THE 12TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

November 26, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 26/11/17 At 10:00p.m. on Wednesday 9th/23rd November 2017, there Ceremony with the Doxology took place at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on the completion of twelve years since the Election and Enthronement of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The Doxology was led by His Beatitude, with co-celebrants the Archbishops […]

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Oh, Lord! Church of Sweden Drops Male God For the Sake of Inclusion

November 26, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/11/17 In a bid to become more inclusive, the Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a new handbook that advocates discarding masculine references to God, such as “he” and “Lord.” Amid scathing criticism, the Church of Sweden has approved the new controversial and gender-neutral handbook by a large majority. The new guidelines, which are a […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

November 26, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarachate – 26/11/17 On Tuesday 8th/21st November 2017, there was the celebration of the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. On this feast the Church commemorates the event that Lucifer and his angels when the latter ones opposed their Creator, Archangels Michael and Gabriel and their Angels fought against them and cried aloud “stand […]

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International Conference ” EUROPEAN OCCIDENTAL IDENTITY: EUROPE OF REGIONS”

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Osifoundation – November 2017 For more in formation and registration visit – http://www.osifoundation.com/events/international-circuit-of-conferencesmind-crossing-borders/ Budapest- Hungary: The Occidental Institute is organizing a conference at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. In collaboration with IRELAC – Institute of Relations between Europe, Latin-America and The Caribbean- based ay ICHEC in Brussels. 3QC a Think- Tank based at Regents’ University in […]

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Orthodox Christian Martyr Fr. Daniel Sysoev (1974-2009)

November 25, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 25/11/17 +Memory Eternal+  Fr. Daniel was martyred in Moscow for preaching among Muslims.  Source:  

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100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/11/17 On November 4th and 5th, there was a 2-day celebration to commemorate the oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in eastern Canada. On Saturday morning a large number of parishioners attended a memorial service in the church. At this service, they prayed for their departed family members as well as for the souls […]

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Belgrade – The Feast of Archangel Michael and Heavenly Forces

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 25/11/17 His Holiness Irenaeus –  Orthodox Metropolitan of Belgrade, Serbian Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Archangel Michael and his Heavenly Forces. Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade Source:

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PAT. ILIA ANNOUNCES LOCUM TENENS OF GEORGIAN CHURCH

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 25/11/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II chose today, when the Georgian Church is celebrating its greatly-beloved feast of the martyrdom of St. George, to make an historic announcement. Shortly before celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. George-Kashveti in the center of the capital, the primate announced a locum tenens for the […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow welcomes Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 25/11/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril received Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Moscow Patriarchate on 22nd November 2017. Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow appeal for Middle East Christians Source:  

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Taking Care of Our Youth” – Talk by Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu (Series 5 to 10)

November 24, 2017 Featured
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Valson Thampu – 24/11/17 – Ecumenical Series To The Youth With Love By Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu – A Priest of the Anglican Church (Former Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi). “Blessed was in those days to have been alive To be young was very heaven” – William Wordsworth. A series of video messages calling the […]

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