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John McKinney, The Trailmaster, Calls On Us To Take a Spiritual Approach to the Care of Nature in his New Video: “Letter from John to the Hikers”

April 18, 2018 Featured
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The Trail Master – 18/4/18 On Earth Day April 22 and every day, “Begin the restoration of nature by restoring yourself,” urges author John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, in his new video Letter from John to the Hikers. “Give up blame. Set aside anger. Give thanks for God’s many blessings, for friends and family, and for the natural world […]

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Launch New Master of Divinity Program

April 18, 2018 Featured
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HTS – 18/4/18 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.” (Psalms 117:24, LXX) On this glorious day, I am delighted to announce that Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, will, by the grace of God the Holy Trinity and the approval of the New York […]

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‘Jesus Was a Refugee’: Church of Norway Calls for Open Borders

April 18, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 18/4/18 The Church of Norway, which is experiencing an unprecedented decline in membership figures, has called for open borders in a world with a record high number of refugees. At this year’s Norwegian church meeting, a unanimous resolution has been adopted calling for hospitality toward people fleeing from Syria and other war-torn countries, amid what is described as mounting […]

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Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

April 18, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/4/18 Some icons depicting this event are inscribed “The Doubting Thomas.” This is incorrect. In Greek, the inscription reads, “The Touching of Thomas.” The Slavonic inscription is, “The Belief of Thomas.” When Saint Thomas touched the Life-giving side of the Lord, he no longer had any doubts. This day is also […]

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Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

April 18, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/4/18 As part of the Easter Festival, with the blessing of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, two Church choirs arranged concerts in the crypt of the St. Sava Cathedral in the Belgrade District of Vracar on April 14, 2018. The Children’s Choir of the Serbian Chanting Society “Jedinstvo” from Kotor, […]

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Cologne Orders Armenian Genocide Memorial Removed

April 18, 2018 Featured
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AINA – Bar Daisan – 18/4/18 Cologne, Germany (AINA) — A memorial dedicated to the 1915 genocide of the Armenians stands in a prominent place in the city of Cologne. According to Armenian portal Haypress, it is nationwide the first memorial in a public space to acknowledge the genocide, which was carried out with German participation. Related: The […]

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THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS IN GUATEMALA

April 16, 2018 Featured
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The Mayan Orthodox Church – April 2017 From the Saturday of Lazarus to the celebration of Pascha, we walked in Jesus’ footsteps in and through the humble village of Aguacate. Through our Orthodox Holy Week rituals the Mayan faithful felt the power of Christ’s passion, transforming the familiar ground upon which they walked into their […]

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Communiqué of the department of Real Estate of the Armenian Patriarchate

April 16, 2018 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 16/4/18 Communiqué 1. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem wants to communicate the following statement. 2. The Armenian Patriarchate has won its case against Mr. Serop Sahagian. 3. Mr. Serop Sahagian illegally rented out the apartment house to others in the Gulbengian Building in the old city of Jerusalem without the permission […]

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PASCHAL GREETINGS TO THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR PASCHAL VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE

April 16, 2018 Featured
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 16/4/18 10 April 2018 This speech was not delivered in person, but is sent to the Armenian community via this website. His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, Christ is risen! We welcome you to our […]

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Holy Qurobo on New Sunday – Damascus

April 16, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on New Sunday, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patrirarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. His Eminence the Right Reverend Bishop Michael Langrish, Former […]

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Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago Opens St Iakovos Retreat Center

April 14, 2018 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 14/4/18 NEW LEADER OF METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO MAKES FIRST VISIT AND OFFICIATES FEAST DAY LITURGY FOR RETREAT CENTER’S CHAPEL OF THE LIFE-GIVING SPRING KANSASVILLE, WI: Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, spiritual leader of all Greek Orthodox parishioners within Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota as well as large portions of Missouri and […]

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A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic Churches

April 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/4/18 A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic Churches. Source:

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Patriarch John X Deplores American Threats against Syria

April 14, 2018 Featured
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 14/4/18 Arabic original here. This is an unofficial translation. “We condemn America’s recent statements and threats against Syria which are based on mere unsubstantiated allegations of the use of prohibited weapons. We deplore any potential American aggression against our people, which will bring more destruction to the country and the region.” […]

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UN ‘failing’ Eritrea’s detained Christians

April 12, 2018 Featured
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World Watch Monitor – 12/4/18 Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again Eritrea’s human rights record was again in the spotlight at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this week. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in her opening remarks that over 100 people were arrested in Eritrea in 2017 for practising religions not officially […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on ‘Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West’

April 12, 2018 Featured
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Raymond Ibrahim – 12/4/18 Last week I spoke before the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute in Naples, Florida.   My 45-minute speech revolved around the topic of my forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, and how Americans have been fed a false history that makes the West’s current conflict with Islam incomprehensible, […]

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Thousands of churches closed in Rwanda, as Cameroon considers following suit

April 12, 2018 Featured
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World Watch Monitor – 12/4/18 Rwanda has closed thousands churches in the country since February for alleged “noise pollution” and failing to comply with building regulations. Now Cameroon – another majority-Christian country – is considering following suit. The call to shut down some of Cameroon’s Pentecostal churches follows reports of gross misconduct by a number of […]

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FILIPINOS BUILD CHURCH IN 3 WEEKS TO CELEBRATE HOLY PASCHA

April 12, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 12/4/18 The zeal of Filipino Orthodox was seen at Pascha this year, as the community of St. Vincent of Lerins on the island of Mindanao celebrated the bright Resurrection of Christ in a church they had built with their own hands in just three weeks. The holy Paschal services were celebrated in the community […]

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High Church medals for SAJ and its commandeer

April 12, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 12/4/18 High Church medals to the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SAJ) of the Serbian Ministry of the Internal Affairs and its Commandeer Colonel Spasoje Vulevic. On the third day of the greatest Christian feast-day – the Resurrection of the Lord, 10 April 2018, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Trains Refugees as Volunteer Healthcare Workers

April 12, 2018 Featured
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IOCC – 12/4/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers chance for refugees to assist their neighbors who require diagnosis, care, support services Baltimore, MD (April 10, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, has passed the eight-month mark […]

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Moments from the Service of Agape Vespers – Tirana

April 12, 2018 Featured
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – 12/4/18 Moments from the Service of Agape Vespers, Tirana, 8.4.2018. Source:

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Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

April 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During their meeting, His Holiness conveyed to His Beatitude Easter greetings and discussed several church issues. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal […]

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