December 2017

Focus Ecumenical Journal Features St. Gregorios of Parumala

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OCP News Service – 14/12/17 SCRIBD: https://www.scribd.com/document/366899562/FOCUS-January-2018 ISSUU: https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_january_2018 Global: The January 2018, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. The new issue features readings on St. Gregory of Parumala by […]

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Go About Parenting with Reverence & Responsibility – Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu

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Valson Thampu – 24/11/17 – Ecumenical Series Download PDF Copy An important article on parenting by Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu – A Priest of the Anglican Church (Former Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi). Taking Care of Our Youth” – Talk by Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu (Series 5 to 10) Source: Independent

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Review of the Book ‘Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil ‘ by John D Kunnath

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OCP News Service – 14/12/17  Jonhn Kunnath’s Malayalam Book Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Amazon Link for purchase: Amazon Link to John D Kunnath’s Author Page: The latest book by Mr. John D Kunnath in Malayalam discusses at reasonable depth the true meaning of Kingdom of Heaven. The book is worked out in […]

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SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECEPTION BY THE MINISTER OF TOURISM

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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/12/17 You Excellency Mr. Levin, You Excellency Mr. Halevi, Respected Members of the Government, Esteemed Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches and Leaders of Communities of Faith, Ladies and Gentlemen, Once again we gather as our communities of faith are preparing to celebrate this season of light and […]

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“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 14/12/17 Archpastors of the Holy Council of Bishops Youth ministry was deemed a priority in Church life by the recent Council of Bishosp. The adopted “Regulations on Monasteries and Monastics” aims to standardize monastic life and attract novices. […]

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SERBIAN CHURCH REPORTEDLY BEWILDERED BY DECISION OF BULGARIAN CHURCH REGARDING MACEDONIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com – 14/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has reportedly expressed his bewilderment at the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s (BOC) decision to present the case for the canonicity and autocephaly of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) to the other canonical Local Orthodox Churches. The decision has caused anxiety among the Serbian hierarchy, according to the […]

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Apostle Andrew – the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

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Church of Serbia – 14/12/17 Commemorated on November 30/December 13 The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his […]

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Christmas-Canceling Danish Hamlet Triggers Nationwide Debate on Tradition

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Sputniknews – 14/12/17 A Danish school has unwittingly provoked a nationwide debate with its divisive decision to scrap a Christmas service in the local church, which many interpreted as a concession to Islam. The Gribskolen school in the tiny Danish town Græsted has gained an unparalleled level of attention after its decision to cancel a Christmas worship. This decision came […]

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“Our Church is a Family” – Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral)

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 13/12/17 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, talks about the recent Council of Bishops in Moscow, the preaching Christ in today’s world, on the Russian […]

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First Session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/12/17 On Dec 8-9, 2017, The Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church held its first session in Cherepovets in Russia. Our Syriac Orthodox Church was represented by: Very Rev. Raban Jack Yakoub, Director of the Patriarchal Youth Department; Very Rev. Raban Roger-Youssef Akhrass, Director […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX CHURCH ON KO PHA-NGAN ISLAND, THAILAND CONSECRATED

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Orthochristian.com – 12/12/17 Bishop Anthony of Zvenigorod, in Thailand on an archpastoral visit, consecrated on Sunday the first Orthodox church on the island of Ko Pha-ngan, in the Gulf of Thailand in the south of the kingdom, Russian Orthodox representative in Thailand Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) reported to TASS. The one-domed Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov was […]

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New Monastery for Serbian Orthodox Church in Guatemala

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Church of Serbia – 12/12/17 His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Administrator of South-Central America, paying a canonical visitation to this Diocese,arrived to the monastery of Holy Trinity in Guatemala on 5 November 2017. His Eminence was welcomed by abbess of the monastery mother Ines with the sisterhood, protopresbiter-staurophor Alexios […]

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Visit of His Excellency Ambassador of Austria to Damascus

December 12, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Hans-Peter Glanzer, New Austrian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency the situations in Syria. His Holiness wished the new ambassador a fruitful service for the strengthening of […]

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June 2018 Orthodox Music Symposium Registration Now Open

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ISOCM – 12/12/17 Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host, for the second time, a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral here from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. Registration for the event is now open.  The event will explore the theme of “Orthodox Liturgical Music: Ancient and Modern […]

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The Malankara House consecrated in Ireland

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Anish John – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – 12/12/17 Ireland: Malankara House is a remarkable milestone for Indian Christians in Ireland and the whole of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. The House was consecrated by His Grace Mar Themotheos Mathews- Metropolitan of UK, Europe and Africa of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The Malankara House accommodates: 1. […]

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4th Epistle of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad to the Clergy and Flock of Elevation of the Cross Cathedral in Geneva

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 11/12/17 Dear in the Lord Fathers, Brothers and Sisters: On this feast day of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” I express heartfelt greetings to all of you, wishing you the heavenly aid […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I REJECTS THE U.S. RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 His Holiness Aram I, this morning both at the World General National Assembly of the Catholicosate, currently taking place in Antelias, and during his visit to the president of Lebanon H.E. General Michel Aoun, rejected the U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to His Holiness, such a move may […]

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Youth Involvement in the Armenian Church A Top Priority: Youth representatives provide first-hand accounts and strategies for youth participation in churches

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 The World General Assembly dedicated a portion of its meeting to discuss Armenian youth and its current status in the life of our church. His Holiness invited four individuals to represent the voice of the youth and offer suggestions to foster youth participation in our churches. Those youth who traveled to Antelias were: […]

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Live Ammunition Cache Found Near Berlin Christmas Market – Reports

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Sputniknews – 11/12/17 Reports of a “large amount” of ammunition discovered Sunday evening near a Christmas market in Berlin have prompted police to sweep the area. Authorities have stated that finding boxes of bullets is not uncommon, and that the discovery is unlikely to be linked to terrorism, according to Rt.com. The ammunition — stashed behind a stack of winter tires in a small […]

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THE COMMEMORATION OF ST. CATHERINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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Jerusalem Patriarchate – December 2017 The commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Catherine the Great Martyr was observed on Friday 25th November/8th December 2017 at her Monastery located on the south of the Patriarchate at the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Saint Catherine lived in Alexandria, she had an excellent Christian and […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS OFFICIATES THE DIVINE LITURGY IN EKATERINGURG OF RUSSIA

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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 11/12/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of St. Catherine in the Holy Church of The Holy Trinity in Ekaterinburg of Russia, according to the calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017. His Beatitude officiated this Divine Liturgy […]

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