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“Do not Fear. Christ Gave us Everlasting Life” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 22/4/17 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 16 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 3:11. Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 15 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of […]

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RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT BANS ACTIVITIES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation declared the activities of “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” extremist and forbade its work, reports RIA-Novosti. As previously reported, the organizaitons’s activities had been temporarily prohibited, pending the outcome of the official court case. “The Supreme Court decided to satisfy the […]

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An Interview by Professor Richard Schneider with Dr. Vasileios Marinis

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Marinis Interview from Sacred Arts Initiative @ SVOTS on Vimeo. SVOTS – April 2017 Vasileios Marinis is Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Divinity School. His numerous publications include Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries and the forthcoming Death and the Afterlife […]

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Photos from Orthodox Christian Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Celebrations Worldwide – 2017

April 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 21/4/17 Photos from Orthodox Christian Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Celebrations Worldwide – 2017. Source 1: Source 2: Source 3: Source 4: Source 5: Source 6:  Source 7: Source 8: Source 9: Source 10: Source 11: Source 12: Source 13: Source 14: Source 15: Source 16: Source 17: Source 18: Source […]

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“Heaven is Created for Us” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

April 21, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – April 2017 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 14 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 4:58. Source:

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Holy Fire Brought to Russian Orthodox Cathedral in US Capital

April 20, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 20/4/17 The Rector at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist said that the Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington DC. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington […]

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What do the Orthodox Believe

April 20, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) – April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: “in whom do we put our trust?” “Believe” is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many […]

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Book Review: Reflections on the History of the Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Semere Tesfamicael Habtemariam – Asmarino Independent – April 2017 BUY  A COPY FROM AMAZON HERE: Here is a fascinating book, a delight to read but quite difficult to review. Written by a non- professional historian (an engineer by training turned into a political activist and historian to boot), it contains a great many insights without […]

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THE FEAST OF RESURRECTION OF PASCHA AT THE HOLY SEPULCHRE (2017)

April 19, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 At midnight on Holy and Great Saturday 2nd/15th April 2017, at the turn of Sunday, 3rd/16th April 2017, the Patriarchal Hagiotaphite Entourage came down from the Central Monastery to the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection. There, at the Catholicon, Matins of Easter Sunday was held with the […]

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The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 19/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and President electus of the Republic of Serbia on 17 April 2017 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Nikola Selakovic. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic congratulated […]

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Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Call for the Liberation of the Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

April 18, 2017 Featured
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The Antiochian Patriarchate – 18/4/17 Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East Paschal message Beloved spiritual brethren and children, Christ is risen, truly He is risen. Christ is risen and the East is bleeding. Christ is risen and our people of all faiths […]

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All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

April 17, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon presides at opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism

April 17, 2017 Featured
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SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] – April 2017 On Great and Holy Monday—April 10, 2017—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery.  His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, also was in attendance, as was His Beatitude, retired Metropolitan Herman. Opening prayers and […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the […]

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Holy Fire Delivered From Jerusalem to Moscow for Easter Liturgy

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered from Jerusalem to Moscow by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy Fire was delivered by the Fond of Andrey Pervozvanny (FAP) in a special lamp, and it will be handed to […]

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Clerical Ordinations in Australia – Assyrian Church of the East

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Assyrian Church of the East – April 2017 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has elevated three priests to higher holy orders and ordained two priests for the Archdiocese. On Sunday 26th March His Beatitude elevated Rev’d Fr Korkis Toma to the ranking of Cor-bishop at St Abdisho’s […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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What is Prayer?

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Sreekariyamorthodoxchurch.com – April 2017 – Article by the late lamented Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios of the East. Prayer is like breathing. Without breathing we cannot live. When we breathe, air enters our lungs, cleanses the blood in our veins by relieving it of the carbon dioxide, and supplying it with oxygen. If I do not breathe […]

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Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2017

April 15, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/4/17 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2017 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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Another Terrorist Attack Thwarted at Shoubra St Mary’s Church

April 13, 2017 Featured
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 13/4/17 Cairo: “There was a bomb planted in St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in the Cairo suburb of Shoubra. The bomb was discovered and detonated safely by security. It was planted after the morning service at 3 pm, whilst the main guards and security took a break. The relief team obviously […]

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