August 2018

“We Believe in the Power of Dialogue” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

August 31, 2018 Featured
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  Tera Rus- (Delegate of Moscow a& All Russia) OCP News Service – 31/8/18 Constantinople-Moscow: His All Holiness Bartholomew – Patriarch of Constantinople received His Holiness Kirill – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at Phanar on 31st August 2018. Patriarch Kirill is on a very important visit to the Church of Constantinople (despite the […]

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New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden

August 31, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – August 2018 On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Great Feast of Transfiguration, His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America, blessed the newly erected bust of Nadezda Petrovic, famous Serbian painter and philanthropist of the 20th century, in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. After the Service of Blessing, Bishop Irinej reminded everyone […]

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FIRST LITURGY IN 85 YEARS CELEBRATED IN TATARSTAN VILLAGE

August 31, 2018 Featured News
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Orthochristian.com – August 2018 The Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in the Tatarstan village of Klyachino saw its first signs of spiritual life in 85 years with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on its patronal feast day on August 10. The village was allowed to gradually decline under soviet […]

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Ukrainian Politicians Must Stop Meddling in Church Affairs – Archbishop

August 31, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 31/8/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ukrainian politicians should be prevented from interfering in matters dealing with the church as well as from pushing their own agendas since the church was not a political organization, Archbishop Theophilos of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem told Sputnik. “Ukraine’s politicians should not be allowed to interfere […]

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THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

August 31, 2018 Featured

 The Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2018 On Tuesday August 15/28, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos at her Tomb in Gethsemane. For this Feast the Church teaches that the Theotokos slept in the Lord in a natural death, but she was taken up in heaven both in soul and body, […]

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The Synodal Liturgical Music Commission announces the 27th North-American conference of the Russian Church Abroad

August 31, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 31/8/18 The Synodal Liturgical Music Commission is inviting deacons, choir directors and singers to the 27th annual North American Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The event will be held on October 3-7, 2018, at […]

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In Memoriam – Prof. P. C. Elias of Malankara Church

August 30, 2018 News

OCP News Service – 30/8/18 Rest in Peace!!! Kottayam-Kerala-India: Prof. P. C. Elias – Public Relations Officer of the Malankara Church fell asleep in  Lord this morning. Prof.  Elias served as the chief of the public relations department of the Malankara Church for several years. Burial will be held at St. Lazarus Orthodox Church, Kottayam.  He was […]

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Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas Celebrates 72nd Birthday

August 30, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – 30/8/18 +Many Years+ Kottayam-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan and the Gate of All India) celebrates the 72nd birthday on 30th August 2018. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II is the 91st Catholicos and 21st Malankara Metropolitan in the lineage of St. Thomas the Apostle and Primate […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II & Swiss President Alain Berset Discuss ‘Abducted Bishops’

August 29, 2018 Featured

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/8/18 On August 28th 20118, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, at the Maronite Patriarchal Residence in Dimane, North Lebanon. The meeting was hosted by His Beatitude and Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All […]

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AT 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS EPISCOPATE, PATRIARCH ILIA OF GEORGIA SHARES STORY OF HOW HE CAME TO KNOW GOD

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  Orthochristian.com – August 2018 Saturday, August 25 marked the 55th anniversary of the consecration of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia as a bishop, which the patriarch celebrated with a Divine Liturgy at Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, reports Sputnik-Georgia. The 40th anniversary of his enthronement as the primate of the Georgian Church was also celebrated in […]

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Sermon on the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

August 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/8/18 “Magnify O my soul, the honourable Translation of the Mother of God from earth to heaven.” (Refrain for the 9th Ode of the Canon) Let us be happy, beloved brothers and sisters that we belong to the Holy Orthodox Church, worthily and rightly glorifying the Most Holy Sovereign Theotokos on this […]

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Syriac Christians of Qamishli Rally to Protect their Church from Kurdish Occupiers

August 29, 2018 Featured

Idto Suryoyto Treeysath Shubho-Syriac Orthodox – 29/8/18 Syriac Christians of Qamishli (a city in northeastern Syria) rally inside the Church of Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) to protect it from Kurdish occupiers. Source:

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Ways To Bring The Beauty Of God’s Creation Into Your Home

August 28, 2018 Featured

Cassie Steele (Contributing Editor) – OCP News Service – 28/8/18 Some of the latest statistics show that approximately 260 million individuals worldwide are Orthodox Christian. These numbers have increased in the last century, as people continue to seek a true and meaningful connection with God. For those who are already part of the church, making Christianity part of […]

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New Book Published on Orthodox History in Britain

August 27, 2018 Featured

British Orthodox Church – 27/8/18 Obtain a copy from LULU Books http://www.lulu.com/shop/abba-seraphim/ex-oriente-lux/hardcover/product-23764953.html We are pleased to announce that the British Orthodox Press has just published a new book on the history of Orthodoxy in Britain. “Ex Oriente Lux. The Story of Dr. Joseph J. Overbeck (1820-1905) and Father Stephen Hatherly (1827-1905), two converts to Orthodoxy with different conceptions […]

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“Broken Promises”: Is Ukrainians’ Criticism of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Fair Enough?

August 27, 2018 Featured

Tamar Lomidze (Easter Orthodox Author and Contributor) – OCP News Service – 27/8/19 In July 2018, Kyiv witnessed the celebrations of the 1030th anniversary of Kievan Rus Christianization. Two of the largest Ukrainian Orthodox confessions – the Ukrainian Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) and the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) […]

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Assyrians in Northern Syria Condemn School Closures By Kurds

August 26, 2018 Featured
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  AINA – 26/8/18 (AINA) — In a letter sent to the so-called “Autonomous Self-Government in the Jezira Region,” the German Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV), the Assyrian Federation in Germany and the European Sections (ZAVD) appealed to the Kurdish authorities in the northern Syria region of Jazira not to impose new curricula on Christian private schools […]

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SVOTS Opens Annual $3,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

August 26, 2018 Featured
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  SVOTS – August 2018 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has announced the 2018 St. Matthias Merit Scholarship Essay Contest as part of the school’s ongoing efforts to help its students afford the costs of theological education and formation. The essay contest is open to current seminarians only. The winning […]

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Pope Francis Faces Strong Backlash in Ireland Over Child Abuse Issue – Reports

August 26, 2018 Featured
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  Sputniknews – 26/8/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland on an official two-day visit, which is the first visit by a leader of the Catholic Church to the country in over four decades, the broadcaster RTE reported. According to RTE, the pope will meet with Irish President Michael D. Higgins in the latter’s residence […]

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Vatican Continues to Hide Abuse Perpetrators – Anti-Abuse Activist

August 26, 2018 Featured
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  Sputniknews – August 2018 Pope Francis has condemned sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to all Catholics. This comes after a grand jury in the US last week released a report revealing seven decades of abuse by over 300 priests against 1,000 minors in Pennsylvania. Sputnik discussed this with David Clohessy, former executive […]

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Apostle Matthias of the Seventy

August 26, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 26/8/18 The Holy Apostle Matthias was born at Bethlehem of the Tribe of Judah. From his early childhood he studied the Law of God under the guidance of Saint Simeon the God-Receiver (February 3). When the Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself to the world, Saint Matthias believed in Him as the […]

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Feast-day of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade

August 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/8/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in the Vidikovac District of Belgrade on the occasion of the patron’s feast-day of the church, on 19 August 2018. His Holiness was concelebrated by priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac: protopresbyter-staurophorBrankoMitrovic, […]

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