PRESIDENT POROSHENKO THANKS MET. ONUPHRY FOR HELP IN RELEASING CAPTIVES

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Orthochristian.com - 24/1/18 His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday at the presidential administrative offices. The meeting was also attended by the Presidential Representative to the Trilateral Contact Group Irinia Gerascheno. The topic of the meeting was the process of ...

FESTAL VISIT OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE TO THE ARMENIANS

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/1/18 The visit of our Patriarchate to the Armenian Patriarchate for their joint Feast of Christmas and Theophany, in return of their visit on our Christmas Feast, took place on Saturday morning, January 7/20, 2018. On this visit His Beatitude and His entourage of Hagiotaphite Fathers were received by the Armenian Patriarch Manukian ...

THE SYNAXIS OF THE VENERABLE AND GLORIOUS PROPHET, FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST JOHN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/1/18 The Feast of the Synaxis of the Venerable Forerunner John was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the H. Monastery dedicated to him on the south-west side of the Church of the Resurrection, on Saturday, January 7/20, 2018. When we say synaxis (gathering) of the Venerable Forerunner John, we mean the gathering for us ...

THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/1/18 On Friday January 6/19, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of Epiphany, as the commemoration of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the river Jordan. At that time the humankind experienced the Trinitarian Theophany; the Son being baptized, the Father witnessing with a heavenly voice ...

Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija

Church of Serbia - 22/1/18 With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, vicar Bishop of the Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr George in the Cukarica district of Belgrade. The Bishop was concelebrated by protoprosbyter-staurophors Caslav Marinkovic and BrankoMitrovic, protopresbyter Vitomir Kostic ...

THE FORE FEAST OF THEOPHANY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/1/18 The Forefeast of Theophany was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon order of the Church and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate, on Thursday January 5/18, 2018. After the Service of Matins at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen on the morning of the aforementioned day, the Service ...

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

Church of Serbia - 22/1/18 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly ...

The Feast of the Theophany

Church of Serbia - 22/1/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today we celebrate a day that is called by many names: the Baptism of our Lord, Theophany, and it is also called Illumining. We commemorate our Lord's baptism today in the Jordan. Theophany is the appearance ...

556 baptized in Congo in two days

Orthochristian.com - 22/1/18  Another mass Baptism was celebrated recently in the Metropolis of Katanga (Congo), in the city of Kolwezi, uniting 556 people to the Body of Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church, reports Romfea. During a two-day official public holiday, all the catechumens of the city of Kolwezi, in the south of the country near the border of ...

Holy Qurobo of the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 22/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the third Sunday after Epiphany, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, assisted His Holiness in the Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness talked about discipleship and how a ...

How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 20/1/18 How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns The Orthodox Church recognizes the role of spirituality in strong mental health. It is an important job of Christians to help the vulnerable in their hour of need and to turn them towards the love of Christ. Depression ...

President Vladimir Putin Marks Orthodox Epiphany by Taking An Icy Plunge

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I love being Orthodox - FB - 20/1/18 Blessed Epiphany to all Orthodox Christians. Russian President Vladimir Putin Marked Orthodox Epiphany Taking an Icy Plunge. He also took part in the Divine Liturgical Service. Today Thou hast appeared to the universe, and Thy Light, O Lord, has shone on us, who with understanding praise Thee: Thou hast come ...

Patriarch Ignatius Apahrem II Meets Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. Her Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Moussa Al-Khoury, Executive Director of “Wathiqat Watan” association, and Mr. Saher Al-Hasheem, General Director of the International Civilization ...

Aram I declares 2018 ‘The year of independence’

www.armradio.am - 18/1/18 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, has declared 2018 “The Year of Independence” to mark the centennial anniversary of Armenian Independence and the establishment of the First Republic, Press Service of the Catholicate of Cilicia reports. Aram I’s Pontifical Encyclical was read on Sunday, Jan. 14, during the Holy Liturgy ...

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society

Church of Serbia - 18/1/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated on the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade. His Holiness Irinej performed the rite of blessing the slava cake of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble, the oldest choral institution in Serbia, which just marks ...

Iran seeks to register Armenian Vank Cathedral as UNESCO World Heritage site

Siranush Ghazanchyan - Public Radio of Armenia- 18/1/18 Having registered three churches in the World Heritage List, Iran is trying to add other Armenian cathedrals like Isfahan’s “Vank” to this list, IFP News reported. Deputy Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), Mohammad Hossein Talebian, said that there is a list of Armenian churches, three of which ...

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience the Greek Ambassador

Church of Serbia - 18/1/18 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Ambassador of the Republic of Greece Mr. Ilijas Iliadis and presbyter Panayotis Karatasios, principal of the Holy Archangel Gabriel Monastery in Zemun, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on January 16, 2018. Source:  

Birthday Wishes to Archbishop Sevan Gharibian – Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 17/1/18 We congratulate His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on his birthday. We wish him many years in good health. Շնորհավոր and may our Lord continue to strengthen you in your work, dear Srpazan Hayr. Source:

YOUNG, SUFFERING FAMILY NEEDS URGENT HELP TO COVER MOTHER’S AND DAUGHTER’S MEDICAL TREATMENTS

Orthochristian.com - Belgorod, Russia -17/1/18 Elena Xlystova is a young mother of two from Belgorod, Russia who has been battling for her life against Lymphoma over the past two years, while struggling to keep her 5-year-old epileptic daughter Anna alive as well. Elena’s parents, who were their only means of financial support, passed away earlier this year. ...