November 2017

SVS Press launches Treasures of Spirituality series with writings of St. Dimitri of Rostov

November 24, 2017 News
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SVOTS- 24/11/17 Our alumnus Father John Mikitish—now a doctoral student in theDepartment of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University and a priest in the Orthodox Church in America—recently gave me some soul-stirring news. He’s now the editor of a fresh SVS Press series titled, Treasures of Spirituality. The series unearths Orthodox spiritual literature from a […]

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Armenia offers Germany to take part in renovation of church in Syria

November 23, 2017 News
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PanARMENIAN.Net – 23/11/17 PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian lawmaker, head of the foreign relations committee Armen Ashotyan on Wednesday, November 22 met member of the German Bundestag Heribert Hirte and suggested that the German side participate in the renovation of the Armenian church of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. At a meeting in Yerevan, Ashotyan attached great importance to the interparliamentary cooperation with the Bundestag, adding that […]

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Putin hails Armenian church as one of the world’s oldest spiritual centers

November 23, 2017 Featured
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PanARMENIAN.Net – November 2017 PanARMENIAN.Net – New Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church has served as a real spiritual center for thousands of people since 1717, Russian president Vladimir Putin said at an event marking the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15. Putin stressed the exceptional importance of the […]

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Historic St George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

November 23, 2017 Featured
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Prakash Varghese (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) – OCP News Service – 23/11/17 Istanbul- Turkey: St George Cathedral- the official seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch has reopened after the completion of restoration works. The cathedral is UNESCO world heritage site. His All Holiness Bartholomew – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch presided over the […]

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The Athos of Munich

November 22, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 22/11/17 – Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart Last week,the Monastery of St Job of Pochaev in Munich, Germany (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) celebrated its feast day. His Grace Bishop Agapit (Gorachek) of Stuttgart told us why it is […]

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Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader by Fr Dr K M George

November 22, 2017 Featured
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Marthoman TV – 22/11/7 Buy a copy here Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader is a compilation of the selected writings of Paulos Mar Gregorios, a metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and a former President of the World Council of Churches. The book deals with his thought in the areas of ecumenism, orthodox […]

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OCP Media Network ranked 12th among the best Orthodox Blogs & Web Portals

November 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 22/11/17 Global: OCP Media Network is ranked 12th among the best Orthodox Christian Blogs and web portal. OCP Media Network acquired 12th position out of the 60 best Orthodox portals worldwide. The survey was published by Feedspot (www.feedspot.com). The survey is based on Google reputation and Google search ranking, influence and popularity on […]

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The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven

November 21, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 21/11/17 The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did […]

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THE FEAST OF THE DEPOSITION OF THE BODY OF ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR

November 21, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 21/11/17 On Thursday 3rd/16th November 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the deposition of the body of the Holy Great and Glorious Martyr George the Trophy bearer. On this day the Church does not celebrate the martyrdom of the Saint but the deposition of his sacred relics in Lydda, which […]

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Macedonian Orthodox Holy Synod Request Bulgarian Patriarchate for Recognition

November 20, 2017 Featured
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Kisha D Dorado (Delegate of Belgrade, Serbia and all Balkans) – OCP News Service – 20/11/17 Skopje-Macedonia: Several sources from Macedonia says that the Holy Synod of the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church has requested Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarchate to be their mother church in case they are granted autocephalous status. The Holy Synod has requested to restore […]

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Irish Priest: Stop Saying Christmas – It’s ‘Hijacked’ by Santa & Reindeer

November 20, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 20/11/17 According to Father Desmond O’Donnell from Ireland, the words Christmas and Easter have lost all their sacred meaning and suggested that Christians abandon them. O’Donnell said the words’ meanings had been “hijacked” by the secular environment, which pushes them ever further away from actual believers. “We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost Easter, and should abandon […]

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Voice of the East – Vol. 64 – September & October 2017

November 20, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East – 20/11/17 Download (PDF, 3.15MB) Voice of the East – Vol. 64 – September & October 2017 – No’s 09 & 10. Source:  

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“Never lose heart”

November 20, 2017 Featured
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The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – 20/11/17 When you’re wounded because you’ve fallen into some sin or other through your weakness or, sometimes, to your harm, through your own will, don’t lose heart, don’t be upset about it, but turn straight to God and say: ‘You […]

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Bishop Angaelos Enthroned as the first Coptic Orthodox Bishop of London

November 19, 2017 Featured
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Deacon Daniel Malyon – (Delegate of United Kingdom)-19/11/17 London- UK: On 18th November, His Grace Bishop Angaelos was Enthroned as the first Coptic Bishop of London at St. George Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Stevenage. To celebrate this, many Orthodox and Ecumenical guests attended the event to give thanks to God and see this historic occasion. […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AMMAN

November 19, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 19/11/7 His Beatitude Theophillos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 17 November 2017 Mr Secretary General, Respected Members of the Executive Committee, Dear Sisters and Brothers, We welcome you to Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and we bring you the blessings […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Families of the Martyred and Kidnapped Orthodox Christians of Kosovo

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Orthodox Metropolitan of Belgrade, Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus visited Families of the Kidnapped and Murdered Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo and Metohija province of Serbia. Thousands of Orthodox Christians in Kosovo were killed or kidnapped (For organ trafficking) by the Albanian Radical Islamist’s who were supported by the United States […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow receives President Putin in New Jerusalem Monastery

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril received President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in the reconstructed New Jerusalem Monastery. Source:

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Papa Ephraim of St. Anthony’s Monastery – Arizona about the so called Synod of Crete

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Prmatei Vulcanescu – 18/11/17 Papa Ephraim is father confessor at St. Anthony Monastery in Arizona and closest disciple of Elder Ephraim of Arizona. Papa Ephraim, based on Metropolitan Ierotheos Vlachos, Metropolitan Seraphim of Pireus, Fr. Theodoros Zisis, Mr. Dimitrios Tselenghidis, states that the Synod of Crete contains theological mistakes and Fr. Matheos Vulcanescu comments on […]

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Ahmedabad Diocese under Metropolitan Mar Yulios releases new unique liturgical calendar for 2017-18

November 18, 2017 News
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ODA – 18/11/17 AHMEDABAD: The Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) has come out with a unique liturgical calendar for 2017-2018 with the concept and design by its Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios. The 7-sheet multi-colour calendar begins from November, the beginning of the liturgical year, with the season of Annunciation or Qudosh Idto […]

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Orthodox Hierarchs Support International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Hurricane Response

November 18, 2017 News
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IOCC – 18/11/17 Orthodox Christian leaders in the United States have exhorted the faithful to respond during heavy 2017 hurricane season Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2017) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has supported International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in the organization’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and […]

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Met Georges Khodr: The Question of Life

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – November 2017 This is the question of life: who is my neighbor? People think that the neighbor is a spouse, a child or an uncle, all those we call “relatives,” and people distinguish between neighbors and strangers. A neighbor is someone with whom we share our tastes, our religion, or kinship […]

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