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Their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II and Catholicos Aram I at Atchaneh for Heads of OOC Meeting

June 21, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of […]

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2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

June 21, 2018 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta – 21/6/18 Organized under the Auspices of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Pastoral Care began on June 18th.   The theme this year is, “The Digital World as a Sphere for the Reiteration of Pentecost and the ‘living word” of Saint Paul the Apostle.” […]

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Egypt Tries to ‘Reconcile’ Coptic Churches to Non-Existence

June 20, 2018 Featured
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrabim – 20/6/18 From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical. Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families

June 20, 2018 Featured
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OCA – June 2018 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I write to you asking compassion for the children and their parents now being separated and confined in detention centers as a result of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. On behalf of these children—some of them […]

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Graduation Ceremony held at the Armenian Orthodox Theological Seminary of Jerusalem – 2018 

June 20, 2018 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/18 Holy Land: On the evening of Saturday,  June 16th graduation ceremony at the Armenian Theological Seminary took place. His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem presided over the ceremony. The hall of the Seminary was filled with people from the Armenian community […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 20, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo and the 103rd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the […]

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RUSSIAN MILITARY DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SAIDNAYA CONVENT IN SYRIA

June 19, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 19/6/18 The Russian military active in Syria has handed delivered humanitarian aid to the much-suffering Convent of the Nativity of the Mother of God of Saidnaya near Damascus, reports Blagovest-Info. As Abbess Febronia Nabkhan explained to journalists, thanks to the aid, there are currently summer courses in English and French being offered for the children […]

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BELARUSIAN ORTHODOX STAMP NAMED ONE OF 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

June 19, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com  19/6/18 A Belarusian stamp block including an image of three Orthodox churches and icons has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful stamps in the world, reports katolik-gomel.by. The results of the most beautiful stamp contest were announced in Austria. The Belarusian stamp block taking 6th place was released in honor of the […]

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THE ARMENOLOGICAL CENTER CONCLUDES ITS THREE-YEAR ARMENOLOGICAL PROGRAM

June 19, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2018 On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, 13 graduates received certificates for successfully completing the three-year program in Armenology from the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The Armenological Center was launched in 2012-2013 under the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The late Sarkis Guiragossian directed the program for the first […]

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CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDINATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I TO THE PRIESTHOOD

June 19, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2018 On Saturday, June 9th, 2018, thousands were gathered in front of the Martyrs’ Monument at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Bikfaya to celebrate the 50th anniversary of His Holiness Aram I’s ordination to the priesthood. The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Harout Fazlian, and Soprano Hasmik Babian performed on this occasion. […]

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Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana

June 19, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 19/6/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Remesiana, Archimandrite Stefan, Principal  of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, on 16 June 2018. Beside the Primate of the holy Serbian Church, Archbishop of Pec, […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS VISITS THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS

June 17, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 17/6/18 On Thursday afternoon, June 1/14, 2018, while in Athens, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, paid the regular visit to His Beatitude the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, who celebrates His Name Day the following day. His Beatitude was received at the Archdiocese Headquarters by His Beatitude […]

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BULGARIAN CHURCH CLARIFIES ITS STANCE TOWARDS MACEDONIAN CHURCH

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 17/6/18 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.” The Macedonian Church, which formed as a schism form the […]

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THE PRIME MINISTER OF BULGARIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 17, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 17/6/18 On Wednesday afternoon, May 31/June 13, 2018, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borissov, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where along with his escorts, was warmly received and guided by Geronda Sacristan Most Reverend Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis. The Prime Minister was escorted by a group of his […]

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THE FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS OF PALESTINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 17/6/18 On Sunday May 28/June 10, 2018, after the Sunday of All the Saints, the Patriarchate celebrated the established feast of all the Saints of Palestine, according to its Status Quo. They are all the righteous saints of the Old Testament, the Apostles of the New Testament, the martyrs and the saints […]

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The Life, Tears and Love of Ekaterina Gumeniuk: Stories of the Russian Diaspora – Olga Rozhnyova

June 17, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 17/6/18 Emissaries of the Homeland in Distant Lands. They Preserved Their Love for Russia In America you meet Russian emigres who only a few years after arriving begin speaking in an odd mix of English and Russian, and […]

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Abbot Gabriel (Kvasnikov) departs to the Lord

June 17, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 17/6/18 An obituary to Abbot Gabriel is posted on the official website of the Eastern American Diocese. Eternal memory to Fr Gabriel! Source:

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The biography of the newly elected Vicar Bishop Stefan (Šarić) of Remesiana

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbian – 17/6/18 Archimandrite Stefan (Saric) was born on July 29, 1978, in Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina), as the fourth of six children of the pious parents, father Radoslav and mother Milojka, born Majstorović; his baptismal name was Dragan. He finished elementary school in Jajce, and since his tenth year he was a […]

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Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 17/6/18 On the day when our Holy Church prayerfully celebrated Venerable Nikita the Confessor, 10 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius in Dalj, Croatia. During the service His Holiness performed the consecration and introduced of Bishop […]

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“OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BRING THE NATIONS BACK TO THE TRUTH AND CANONICITY OF THE CHURCH”—ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

June 17, 2018 Featured

Constantinople: Speaking at the St. George Cathedral in Constantinople on Monday, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed the ongoing issues surrounding the schismatic Ukrainian and Macedonian churches, stating that it is the role of his office to bring those nations back to canonical communion in the Church, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. “The existence […]

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Patriarch Abuna Mathias launch book ‘Church about Child Marriage’

June 15, 2018 Featured

Rowan Williams – OCP News Service – 15/6/18 *Patriarch Abunä Mathias launches book entitled ‘What the Church Teaches about Child Marriage’ Addis Ababa -Ethiopia: His Holiness Abunä Mathias I, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ǝč̣äge of See of Täklä Haymanot, has launched a new Amharic book through the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter […]

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