2017

Kolo – traditional folk dance

December 9, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 9/12/17 Inscribed in 2017 (12.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Kolo is a traditional, collective folk dance performed by dancers who are interlinked to form a chain, usually moving in a circular line holding hands with their arms down. It is performed to the accompaniment […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meets with Serbian Patriarch Irinej

December 9, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – December 2017 On 5 December 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. photo gallery(patriarchia.ru) Source:  

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Sermon in Bulgarian by Fr Milan Radulovic

December 9, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 9/12/17 Българска Източно Православна църква Свети Иван Рилски Ниагара Фолс 3. декември 2017. Source:

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SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE OPENING RECEPTION OF THE ORTHODOX-JEWISH DIALOGUE

December 7, 2017 Featured

Jerusalem Patriarchate  – 7/12/17 Some thoughts on the religious and spiritual character of Jerusalem Your All-Holiness, Respected Members of this Dialogue, Dear Friends, We greet you in the pace of Jerusalem. We thank you for this opportunity to address this gathering, and we are deeply encouraged by this initiative. We must explore every avenue to […]

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HIS ALL-HOLINESS THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH IS OFFERED AN HONORARY DOCTORATE AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 7/12/17 In the agenda of the 10th Academic Conference of the “Orthodox-Jewish Dialogue” which takes place in Jerusalem from 22nd November/5th December to Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to pay His All-holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the honorable distinction of the DOCTOR PHILOSOPHIAE honoris causa. For this reason, His All-holiness […]

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POCHAEV LAVRA CALLS ON RUSSIAN CHURCH TO WITHDRAW FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF “CHURCHES”

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/12/17 The brethren of the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaev, Ukraine addressed a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the hierarchs of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow from November 29 to December 2, calling for the Russian Church to withdraw from the “World Council of […]

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Demise of King Michael I of Romania

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Anca Sirbu (Delegate of Bucharest & all Romania) – OCP News Service – 7/12/17 +Memory Eternal+ Bucharest – Romania: His Highness King Michael I of Romania entered eternal rest on December 5th Tuesday, 2017 (age 96) at his residence in Aubonne, Switzerland. A faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, King Michael I is well known […]

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Russian, US Orthodox Churches’ Contacts May Benefit Bilateral Relations

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 7/12/17 Head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, said at a meeting with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) leader Metropolitan Tikhon of America and Canada on Wednesday that bilateral relations between the Russian and American Orthodox Churches remain at a high level and continue to develop. […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – mospat.ru – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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Series “An Untold Tale: The Holocaust in Greece” to be Held in January – March

December 6, 2017 Featured
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THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO – 6/12/17 THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO, STS CONSTANTINE & HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF WAUWATOSA, AND ANNUCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF MILWAUKEE PARTNER WITH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF MILWAUKEE AND NATHAN & ESTHER PELZ HOLOCAUST EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER FOR SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS.  MILWAUKEE, WI: The Greek […]

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Epistle of the Holy Council of Bishops to the Clergy, Monks and Nuns and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

December 6, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 6/12/17 Beloved in the Lord All-Venerable Fathers, God-Loving Monks and Nuns,  Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Holy Council of Bishops, which took place in Moscow from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2017 in the city […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES GATHER FOR LITURGY IN MOSCOW ON CENTENARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF ST. TIKHON

December 6, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 6/12/17 The feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, on the day of the centenary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon of Moscow as the first occupant of the renewed patriarchal throne of the Russian Orthodox Church, was solemnly celebrated yesterday in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, gathering primates and bishops […]

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THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA CONVENES WORLD NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY H.H. ARAM I IDENTIFIES THE PRIORITIES OF THE CHURCH

December 6, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 6/12/17 Antelias, Lebanon-  Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, the World National General Assembly convened at the Armenian Catholicoate in Antelias, Lebanon with the participation of around 130 clergy, lay delegates, and invited guests representing the prelacies of the Holy See of Cilicia across the world. The […]

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

December 6, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 6/12/17 On December 2, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. The Feast of the founding Apostles of the Armenian Church was solemnly celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, according to the Pontifical Encyclical issued by His Holiness […]

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Second New Publication on the Ararat Journal

December 6, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 6/12/17 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, has published the second Volume of the “The Originals of Ararat” book, which was prepared by Ms. Susanna Nahapetyan. The book summarizes and […]

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Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade

December 5, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 5/12/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Teodosije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple on Senjak in Belgrade on 4 December 2017. The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophors […]

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100th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow

December 5, 2017 News
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SVOTS – 5/12/17 December 4 (November 21 on the Julian Calendar) marks the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Enthronement as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus of St. Tikhon (née Ioann Belavin), who now bears the title of “Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America.” His enthronement restored the patriarchal system of church governance that had been abolished […]

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Sermon on the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

December 5, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 5/12/17 If a tree is known by its fruit, and a good tree bears good fruit (Mt. 7:17; Lk. 6:44), then is not the Mother of Goodness Itself, She who bore the Eternal Beauty, incomparably more excellent than every good, whether in this world or the world above? Therefore, the coeternal […]

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Orthodox Christian Chant – Praise to Apostle Andrew the First-called

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 Orthodox Christian Chant by the Romanian Male Choir “Armonia”, praise to the Glorious Saint, Martyr and Apostle Andrew the First-called, the Enlighter of Romania and Patron of the Most Holy Church of Constantinople. Filmed by Trinitas TV. Source:  

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Orthodox Patriarchs gather at Moscow Patriarchate’s Grand Assembly

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 Orthodox Patriarchs have gathered in Moscow, at the Grand Assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate in Moscow, Russia, to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church. FINAL SESSION OF THE BISHOPS’ COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH HELD WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES […]

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