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A brave voice in the Wilderness: An Enthusiastic & Sincere Quest on Orthodox Christian Unity

May 26, 2016 Featured News
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OCP Publications- Review of The Orthodox Dilemma- 26/5/16 Buy Hardcopies at Amazon and Lulu bookstore Amazon – ($12.00) http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-George-Alexander/dp/1329629787 Lulu (25% discount) –  ($9.00) http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/the-orthodox-dilemma/paperback/product-22650819.html Kindle Copies https://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-Reflections-Pan-Orthodox-Concilliar-ebook/dp/B017P1RFBS The Orthodox Dilemma – Review by Fr Thomas Ninan- M. Th.  Priest of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church.  The ‘Orthodox Dilemma’ reflects an enthusiastic and a sincere quest on one […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens receives Honorary Doctorate from Thessaloniki’s School of Pastoral and Social Theology

May 26, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro – Aurelian Iftimiu – May 2016 The School of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki decided Wednesday, 18 May 2016, to award an Honorary Degree to His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Romfea.gr reports. We quote the decision of the School of Theology: The Primate of the Autocephalous […]

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Resolution of the School of Pastoral and Social Theology in Thessaloniki on the Holy and Great Council

May 26, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro – Aurelian Iftimiu – May 2016 The School of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, following discussions held during its Assembly, session no. 563/18 May 2016, salutes the decision of the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches (21-28 January 2016) regarding the convocation of the Holy […]

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Conference on “Dogmatic Unity and National Specificity in Church Painting”

May 26, 2016 Featured News

Romanian Patriarchate – May 2016 On 12 May 2016, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania opened the National Conference entitled „Dogmatic unity and national specificity in church painting”. The event was held at the Patriarchal Palace. The theme of the 4th such encounter is Continuity and novelty in religious art, with lectures delivered by architects, historians of art, painters, restorers, […]

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THE LAST WORDS OF CHRISTIAN GIRL BURNED ALIVE BY ISIS BANDITS: “FORGIVE THEM!”

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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Dmitry Lapa -Pravoslavie.ru- 25/5/16 The last words of a Christian girl who was burned alive by ISIS bandits were: “Forgive them!” She whispered them before her death to her mother. The girl received severe burns and lived just a day after the ISIS militants had stormed into her family’s house in the Iraqi city of Mosul […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends Namesday Greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- May 2016 To His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All-Russia Your Holiness: CHRIST IS RISEN! I congratulate Your Holiness on your namesday in unity of faith and in united spirit of love, and, glorifying together with you the […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Grants Diplomas to 29 Graduates in 2016

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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SVOTS – May 2016 View the photo gallery At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 21, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 29 graduates: 13 Master of Divinity, 12 Master of Arts, and 4 Master of Theology degrees were conferred. Among the graduates were ten ordinands, who will join the ranks of alumni […]

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Iranians and Afghans Flock to Church of Denmark

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 24/5/16 Last year’s devastating migrant crisis took a lighter toll on Denmark, compared to its northern neighbor Sweden, yet the country has nonetheless been struggling to integrate Muslim asylum seekers. However, there are exceptions to this rule, as an increasing number of Farsi speakers are reported to be seeking baptism. Church leaders and pastors […]

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US to Seek Death Penalty for South Carolina Church Shooter Dylann Roof

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 25/5/2016 The US Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof for the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine African American churchgoers in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Roof is accused of shooting dead nine African-American churchgoers at […]

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Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius Equal to the Apostles

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- May 2016 Saints Cyril and Methodius were brothers from Thessalonica of distinguished and wealthy parents, Leo and Maria. The older brother Methodius spent ten years as an officer among the Macedonian Slavs and thus learned the Slavic language. After that Methodius withdrew to Mount Olympus and dedicated himself to the monastic life […]

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PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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By Bar Daisan – May 2016 (AINA) — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the Syrian branch of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) from Turkey, and some attached allied non-Kurdish groups, declared a so-called autonomous federation in the northern part of Syria in March 2016. The PYD was strengthened by support from […]

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Talks Open Between Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East

May 24, 2016 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East – 24/5/16 The Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East was established during a meeting between His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV, of thrice-blessed memory, which took place in Moscow on 28 […]

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EXHIBITION “KARADJORDJEVIC AND ROMANOV DYNASTIES – HISTORICAL TIES” OPENS AT WHITE PALACE

May 24, 2016 Featured News

The Royal Family of Serbia – May 2016 An exhibition that shows all historical ties between the two royal dynasties – Karadjordjevic and Romanov, was officially opened tonight at the White Palace. The author of the exhibition is Mr Dusan Babac. Beside Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine,Prince Serge, Princess Eleonora and Mrs […]

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Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic funeral and burial in Oplenac

May 24, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- Royal Family – May 2016 His Royal Highness Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic, the eldest son of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Paul and Princess Olga was buried today in the Saint George Church yard in Oplenac. Their Graces Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand officiated the funeral service […]

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Philippine President-elect Duterte Calls Roman Catholic Church the most ‘Hypocritical Institution’

May 24, 2016 Featured News
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Duterte Ato Ni! – May 2016 Read More: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/787033/duterte-slams-church-as-hypocritical-institution OLD GRUDGES. Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday dubbed the Catholic Church as the “most hypocritical institution” as he lambasted its bishops for supposedly attempting to erode public support for him before the May 9 elections. Duterte told reporters in Davao City that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference […]

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Nine Years in Detention for Christ: Patriarch Antonios & Persecuted Christians of Eritrea

May 23, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 23/5/16 Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=34405 Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/eritrean-orthodox-faithful-call-to-restore-patriarch-abune-antonios/ The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church of Eritrea http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/the-detained-patriarch-persecuted-christians-and-a-dying-church/ An Initiative To Form An Eritrean Muslim Council http://awate.com/an-initiative-to-form-an-eritrean-muslim-council/ Restore Patriarch Antonios http://www.abuneantonios.com/ Excommunication Notice […]

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UKRAINIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS STAND FOR INDEPENDENT AND JUST JUDICIAL SYSTEM

May 23, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – May 2016 The Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations expressed readiness for dialogue and cooperation with the leaders and all the panel of judges of Ukraine for  justice in the state based on the rule of law. Religious leaders issued a joint appeal on establishment of justice in Ukraine at the meeting of […]

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‘Godspot’: German Christians to provide free wi-fi in every Protestant church

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – 22/5/16 In what will probably seem like manna from heaven to Wi-Fi starved Germans and tourists, free internet will soon be installed at Protestant churches around Berlin, in a move that will coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The Protestant Church of Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Oberlausitz will soon be offering […]

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ISIS Attack Assyrian District in Syria, Five Killed

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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22/5/16 (AINA) — An attack by ISIS in the al-Wusta district of Qamishle, Syria killed at least five persons, three of them Assyrians, and injured more than a dozen. This is the third time al-Wusta, inhabited almost exclusively by Assyrians, has been attacked (AINA 2016-01-24). Related: Attacks on Assyrians in Syria ISIS terrorist stormed the […]

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Russia and the Vatican: Why the Holy See Seeks Cooperation With Moscow

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Moscow and the Holy See are working together on the issue of moral values and persecuted Christians. This cooperation is beneficial for both parties, from a diplomatic and political viewpoint, the French newspaper Le Figaro wrote. According to Le Figaro, since the end of the Cold War, the Vatican has always been willing to hold […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon hosts Metropolitan Nicholovos at OCA Chancery

May 21, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Church in America – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church- May 2016 On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon hosted His Eminence, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America. Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed Metropolitan Nicholovos, who was accompanied by […]

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