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The Lord’s Prayer in Holistic Perspective

August 29, 2016 Featured News
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By Alex K.Chandy – Dept. of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 28/8/16 Author’s email: mindtrans@gmail.com The Lord’s Prayer, sometimes known by its first two Latin words as the Pater Noster, which means Our Father, is the most well-known prayer in the Christian religion. The Lord’s Prayer epitomizes the essence of prayer as […]

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Indonesian Police Detain Alleged Daesh Follower Trying to Blow Up Sumatra Church

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 28/8/16 Indonesian law enforcement officers on Sunday detained an alleged follower of the terrorist group Daesh during his attempt to carry out a suicide bombing in a Catholic church, a spokesman for the country’s National Police said. BALI (Indonesia) (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the suspect unsuccessfully tried to stab a priest and to attack the […]

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President of Poland met the Patriarch of Antioch: Discussions on the situation of the Christians of the Middle East

August 28, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Wednesday, 17 August 2016, His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President of the Polish Republic met His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and All Orient –president.pl informs. Besides the members of the Antioch delegation, Patriarch John was accompanied by His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, and […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Firm faith in Jesus Christ overcomes the hard trials”

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The Saviour urges us to pray more, not only in hard times, but also to thank God for all our benefits, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in the sermon delivered in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. The Gospel text read on 21 August 2016, on […]

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Tragedy continues for Christians in Aleppo: You can help them

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Barnabas Fund – August 2016 “The enemy has besieged the rebels … the rebels attacked us and occupied the main road (the supply route of Aleppo) and we were besieged for ten days. And because of this, the government … surrounded the rebels and [we have] been besieged totally.” – email to Barnabas Fund from […]

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RETURN OF THE ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS TO THE TOMB OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

August 28, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 Early in the morning of Thursday, the 12th/25th of August 2016, in continuation of the holy Vigil, Matins and Divine Liturgy, led by Archimandrite Matthew, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the Dependency in Gethsemane, where it is kept opposite the Church of the Resurrection, to […]

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The Romanian Patriarchate is solidary with the Italian people, afflicted after the earthquake of August 24, 2016

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 As a sign of deep compassion with the afflicted by the earthquake which occurred in Perugia (central Italy) that claimed many lives and caused great damages, the Romanian Patriarchate addresses a message of Christian solidarity with the Italian people, on behalf of the clergy and the faithful of […]

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Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World (Bucharest, 1-4 September 2016)

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Bascilica News Agency – August 2016  From 1-4 September 2016, the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World will take place in Bucharest, with national and international participation, organised by the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate. […]

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ITO2016: Official Website of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World Launched

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Visit webiste here: The official internet page of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World (ito2016) has been recently launched. The Meeting will take place in Bucharest, from 1-4 September 2016. The website gives details on this event, whereabouts the accommodation places, programme, as well […]

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The Church-Slavonic Text of the Service to St Jonah of Hankow is Published

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 During a meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, held in San Francisco, CA, on June […]

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Letter of Condolence From the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem to the Consulate of Italy

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2016 His Beatitude sent the following Letter of Condolence to the Italian Consulate: Click on the picture to read the letter. Source:  

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Eastern Diocese to Welcome New Archpastor

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – August 2016 His Grace, who was elected in May by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to head the Eastern American Diocese, will be enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM, with the welcoming […]

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‘So senseless’: Nuns found murdered in rural Mississippi

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com  – August 2016 Two Catholic nuns who worked as nurses helping the poor in rural Mississippi were stabbed to death in their home. While authorities suspect robbery, the community is devastated by the loss. Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, of the Kentucky-based Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, did not show up to work […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL WARNS AGAINST PUBLICIZING “DESTRUCTIVE IDEAS” ON THE INTERNET

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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RIA-Novosti – August 2016 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, speaking on Sunday in the Trinity Cathedral on a visit to the Transfiguration Solovki Monastery called upon all who use the internet to understand their responsibility for what they write online. “Today anyone who publishes his thoughts and words on the internet is […]

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ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS ON THE MURDERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – August 2016 In 2018, Russia will mark the 100th anniversary of the murders of Emperor Nicholas II and his family in Ekaterinburg on the night of 16/17 July, 1918. In anticipation of the centenary of the Ekaterinburg tragedy, the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow has made available online the […]

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Sitka cathedral among Alaska’s top ten “most endangered historic properties”

August 26, 2016 Featured News
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OCA – SITKA, AK [DOA Communications] – August 2016 Historic Saint Michael the Archangel Cathedral here is one of two Diocese of Alaska churches on this year’s “Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties”list compiled by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation [AAHP]. Also on this year’s list is the Ascension of Our Lord Church, Karluk, AK, which was […]

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Appeal of the Three Patriarchs to the International Community

August 26, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/8/16 The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and […]

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Patriarch Aphrem II Requests Russia’s Help Regarding the Two Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

August 26, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/8/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kinshchak, Russian Ambassador to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness thanked Russia for its efforts for the release of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo their Eminences Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna […]

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX RESORT OPENS IN SOCHI

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The first Orthodox resort “Lesnoe (Forest)” has opened in Sochi for the development of pilgrimage and the popularization of the history of the region, reports RIA. The resort has two camp areas and trails for hiking excursions. The resort is already under active development, including agreements of cooperation with Sochi tourist organizations […]

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – August 2016 Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent attempted coup in Turkey and its temporary suspension of the […]

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