2017

The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee

December 24, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 24/12/17 On the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Barbara and Saint John Damascus, on 17th December 2017, the 230th anniversary of the Cathedral church and 10th anniversary of its great restoration was celebrated solemnly at the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by Metropolitan […]

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Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonder worker – Archbishop of Myra

December 24, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 24/12/17 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by […]

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Nativity Message of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East (2017-2018)

December 23, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/12/17 Christmas-Nativity (2017-2018) Message of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. Source:

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Orthodox Divine Liturgy – Praising the Mother of God

December 23, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 His beatitude Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II serving Divine Liturgy in Ekaterinburg Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Russia. Source:

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Orthodox Christian Monks chant Christmas Carols

December 23, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 Orthodox Christian Monks of the Svetogorskaya Monastery in Ukraine chant Christmas Carols. Filmed by Svetogorsk Lavra. Source:

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Three Suspects Plotting Christmas Terror Attack Reportedly Detained in Pakistan

December 23, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 23/12/17 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Three terrorists, who were plotting to carry out attacks during Christmas celebrations, have been arrested by Pakistani authorities following a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan’s southwestern Punjab province, local media reported Friday. During the operation in the city of Muzaffargarh, the authorities seized hand grenades and ammunition, the Geo TV broadcaster reported. According […]

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Nativity-Christmas Hymns & Book Feature added to Qleedo Syriac Orthodox App

December 23, 2017 Featured

Idto Suryoyto Treeysath Shubho-Syriac Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, one true God. Christmas greetings from Qleedo Foundation! We are delighted to announce that the service of Christmas from the Malayalam anduthaksa is available in its entirety along with recordings of all the hymns! […]

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“Without God we are Miserable”- Sermon by Fr Dr Milan Radulovic

December 22, 2017 Featured

Holy Faith TV – 22/12/17 Without God we are Miserable – Fr Dr Milan Radulovic Source:

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THE CHRISTMAS TRIANGLE: A STAR, A MANGER, A BABE!

December 22, 2017 Featured
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Re Dr Valson Thampu – OCP News Service – 22/12/17 Fragmentation is the famine of life as we know it. Somewhere in the soul of every human being, the Wagnerian dome of life lies in smithereens. Our deepest longing is for wholeness, which eludes us like a mirage. The universal agony in the human predicament […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLY BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2017

December 21, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 21/12/17 “He that was begotten of the Father before the morning star without a mother, is today on earth become incarnate of thee without a father; wherefore, a star announceth the good tidings to the Magi; and the Angels with shepherds hymn thy seedless childbirth, O Full of Grace.” (Kontakion: Synaxis of […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN

December 21, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 21/12/17 The meeting of the Heads of the Local Churches in the Holy Land took place on Sunday afternoon, December 4/17, 2017, at the Baptism Site of the Lord in the East Bank of the River Jordan, the Pilgrimage Centre of Jordan, at the presence of His Majesty the King […]

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Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

December 21, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. The Recital was entitled: “Because We are Sons of Life 3”, and included Christmas chants from more than ten different languages and traditions. In […]

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LIBRARY AT ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY REOPENS AFTER RESTORATION

December 20, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 20/12/17 The collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts, preserved in the Monastery of St. Catherine on the Sinai Peninsula, has opened again for research upon completion of the first stage of restoration in the monastery library. The process of restoring part of the storage room has continued for nearly nine years, under the patronage of […]

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CO-SERVED BY HIERARCHS, METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF SYNODAL CATHEDRAL

December 20, 2017 Featured

Eastern America Diocese – ROCOR – 20/12/17 Celebrations for the patronal feast of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sing began with All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, December 9. On Sunday, December 10, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral in New […]

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Sermon by Bishop Nektary of Seattle on the Healing of the Ten Lepers

December 20, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 20/12/17 In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! Today the Holy Church relays to us the Gospel teaching of how the Savior healed the ten lepers. The Lord Jesus Christ was on His […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch urges Canonical Solution to Overcome Ukrainian Schism: Constantinople Representation Meets Patriarch Philaret in Kiev

December 19, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 19/12/17 Moscow- Russia: His All Holiness Bartholomew I – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch said that schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy should be resolved based on cannons and not on political elements. The primate of the great Church of Constantinople made the statement […]

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THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF LOCAL CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

December 19, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 19/12/17 “But the angel said to them [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born…a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2.10). At this moment the world’s gaze is fixed on Jerusalem, […]

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Martyr John of Damascus

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. […]

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Great-martyr Barbara at Heliopolis in Syria

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, […]

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Patron Saint’s Day of the Royal Family of Serbia

December 18, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia- 18/12/17 The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated today its Patron Saint’s Day – St. Andrew the First Called, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade. The hosts are Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, and the celebration was attended by religious leaders, members of the Advisory Bodies of the […]

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The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

December 18, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 On 13 January 2017, in a hall of the Saint Sava Parish House in Srpska Varos in town Brcko, Republic of Srpska, there was held a meeting of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla with representatives of the Brcko District authorities, headed by Mayor Mr. Sinisa Milic, as well as with representatives […]

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