ORTHODOX ORPHANAGE IN GUATEMALA WINS LEGAL RIGHT TO STAY ON ITS PROPERTY

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Orthochristian.com - 28/2/18 Mother Inés’, the abbess of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Amatitlan, Guatemala, and head of the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City, has released a joyous letter announcing the favorable end to the legal battles that embroiled the orphanage over the past year. The letter has been posted on the Friends of the Hogar ...

JIHADISTS THREATEN PATRIARCH KIRILL AND PRESIDENT PUTIN IN NEW PROPAGANDA POSTERS

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Orthochristian.com - 28/2/18 New propaganda posters from the jihadi organization ISIS are taking aim at His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in particular, as well as America and London, reports orthodoxia.info with reference to the SITE Intelligence Group. The new poster against the Russian spiritual and political leaders shows the pair in crosshairs, with the words “BREAK ...

Israeli Lawmaker Urges Authorities to Settle Church Taxation Row Diplomatically

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Sputniknews - 28/2/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Member of Israeli parliament Ksenia Svetlova told Sputnik on Monday that she hoped Israeli authorities would use diplomatic means to settle the church taxation issue, which has already resulted in the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. On Sunday, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic Church and ...

Message from the Economic & Refugee Crisis Conference

Prof. Petros Vassiliadis - OCP News Service - 27/2/18 The conference on “The Economic and Refugee Crisis: Political, Religious and Spiritual Dimensions,” organized by SALLUX and CEMES and held in Thessaloniki 20-23 February 2018, to celebrate the second anniversary of the ecumenical initiative of H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His H. Pope Francis and the Archbishop ...

Worship God By Looking After Your Physical Health

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 2/2/18 All Christians are aware of the importance of the soul above all else, with 82% of believers in heaven understanding that humans exist there only spiritually and not physically. However, this can be dangerous and lead to the neglect of the body. Physical health can show your commitment to God’s ...

Turkish state blocks election of a new Armenian Patriarch – World Watch Monitor

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Barbara G. Baker - WorldWatchMonitor - 27/2/18 For the sixth time since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the government of constitutionally “secular” Turkey has openly intervened in the selection of a new Armenian Patriarch to lead the nation’s largest Christian community. Now estimated at less than 40,000, Turkey’s Armenian community – located primarily in Istanbul ...

Serbian Orthodox Church will always respect their true friends

Church of Serbia - 27/2/18 On 14 February this year Bishop Teodosije bestowed upon the Italian Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Danilo Errico the highest award of the Serbian Orthodox Church - The Medal of the Holy Emperor Constantine (the first Christian Roman Emperor who was born on the territory of today's Serbia). General Errico as ...

“Be patient when someone’s upset” – Abba Dorotheos

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos - 26/2/18 "Let’s suppose that you can’t be merciful through your speech. What you can do, however, if somebody gets angry with you, is to have mercy on them and show them patience at the time when they’re upset, because you can ...

MAIN ASCENSION MOSAIC IN DOME OF ST. SAVA’S CATHEDRAL IN BELGRADE FESTIVELY UNVEILED

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Orthochristian.com - 26/2/18 The festive ceremony of the transferring of the Ascension mosaic for the inside of the main dome of St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade was held yesterday. The icon was made by a collective of Russian artists under the direction of the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation N. A. Mukhin, reports the site of ...

Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes to Protest Taxes

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Sputniknews - 26/2/18 Christian sects in Jerusalem administering the Jerusalem Temple of the Holy Sepulchre closed the shrine on Sunday in protest against the plans of the city authorities to levy a municipal tax on them, according to the brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. The Christian leaders call it a violation of the "status quo" by the mayor; municipal law ...

Orthodox Masterpieces Series Launched

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SVOTS - 26/2/18 On Saturday, February 10, 2018, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale commenced its “Orthodox Masterpieces” series, a musical endeavor that invites the public to hear beautifully composed hymns in their proper setting: communal worship. To inaugurate the series, the Chorale sang Great Vespers in Three Hierarchs Chapel, featuring select compositions by Alumnus Archpriest Sergei Glagolev. Robin ...

Jerusalem Municipality Demands Christian Churches to Pay Off Tax Debts

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Sputniknews - 26/2/18 JERUSALEM (Sputnik) - The Jerusalem Municipality intends to recover 650 million shekels (almost $187 million) from Christian denominations as taxes for their real estate located in the city, Mayor Nir Barkat has said. “The debts for commercial space owned by churches exceed 650 million shekels. We will no longer demand that the citizens of Jerusalem bear this burden ...

STATEMENT ON MUNICIPAL THREATS AND THE DISCRIMINATORY “CHURCH LANDS BILL”

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 We, the Heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulchre and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem – the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate – are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the ...

CHRISTIANS PROTEST AGAINST ILLEGITIMATE CHURCH TAXATION DECISION BY JERUSALEM MUNICIPALITY

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 4/17, 2018, hundreds of Christians rallied in support of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the rest of the Jerusalem Churches against the recent tax measures (Arnona) imposed by the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality on the Holy Churches and their adjacent buildings. These tax measures are a flagrant violation of ...

THE BOILED WHEAT MIRACLE BY ST. THEODOROS TYRON AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the boiled wheat miracle by St. Theodoros Tyron the Great Martyr, who martyred at the reing of Maximian and Maximinus in 297 A.D. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the appearance of St. Theodoros Tyron to the Archbishop Eudoxios of Constantinople in ...

THE FIRST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY OF THE HOLY & GREAT LENT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On Ash Wednesday morning, February 8/21, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was present at the Service of Matins and the Divine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts at the Holy Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. The Divine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts was also celebrated at the Horrendous ...

THE 1ST STASIS OF THE AKATHIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 The  Canon of the Theotokos and the 1st Stasis of the Salutations of the All-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary were officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, on Friday afternoon of the 1st Week of Great Lent, February 10/23, 2018, at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the ...

Feast of Mor Aphrem and Ordination of Readers and Subdeacons

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal ...

Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918.

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/2/18 The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the Sorrow of Orthodox Christians. Today, brethren, we celebrate the beloved feast day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Every year, cathedral churches are over-filled with pious throngs of worshipers, and the ...

Prince Vladimir Galitzine reposes in the Lord

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/2/18 +Memory Eternal+ On February 22, 2018, Thursday of the first week of Great Lent, after a long illness, Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine, renowned steward of the Holy Church who served as Warden of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady ...

Synodikon of Orthodoxy

Church of Serbia - 25/2/18 The text of the Synodikon of Orthodoxy has been much altered over the centuries, chiefly by the addition of material and names that postdate the Restoration of the Icons in 843. This is the case with the text that is printed in the current Triodia. Some of the more zealous contemporary ...