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Bosnian Serbs Vote in Favor of Controversial Holiday

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – September 2016 Republika Srpska voters backed the initiative to make January 9 a state holiday in a Sunday referendum. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Republika Srpska voters backed the initiative to make January 9 a state holiday in a Sunday referendum that the Bosnia and Herzegovina court declared illegal, media reported. The preliminary results showed that out of 70 […]

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Schedule of events dedicated to the Commemorative Year of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite and of the Church Typographers (September 26 – October 1)

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency- September 2016 On the 300th anniversary of the martyrical death of St Anthimos the Ivirite, Metropolitan of Wallachia, founder of places of worship, a cultural personality, and typographer, the Romanian Patriarchate and the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, organize from September 26 to October […]

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Reaction to disruption of participation in the Manofim Contemporary Art festival

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/9/16 Published with permission of Mrs. Sudilovsky Tonight my husband and I had been looking forward to taking our sons to the final event of the Manofim Art festival at the Binyan Clal building in downtown where you were to be one of the choirs performing in the […]

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Demera: the Building of huge Bonfire

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Kassa Nigus – Mahibere Kidusan- September 2016 The term Demera is coined from Ge’ez verb to mean ‘unity, gathering…’ to describe the collection of woods to make bonfire. Community elders come to the arena, called Meskel Square holding of single woods to build Demera bonfire on the eve of Meskel (Finding of the True Cross). […]

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The new Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada enthroned

September 26, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 More pics here: While paying a canonical visitation to the Diocese of Canada, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of many Hierarchs, enthroned the former Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America as Diocesan Bishop of Canada, on the Sunday of the 18th September 2016. Source:

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Focus Ecumenical Journal Features Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/9/16 Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: The October 2016 issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) has featured Orthodoxy […]

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THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

September 25, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – September 2016 On Wednesday the 8th/21st of September 2016, the feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos was observed by the Patriarchate in commemoration of the fact that God had offered Mary as a gift to her barren parents, Joachim and Anna, for their fervent faith and […]

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“Let’s Get to Know, Accept and Tolerate Each Other” Father Khoren Hovhannisyan

September 25, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church of Georgia – September 2016 Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan Speech at a conference entitled “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace” Organized by Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues The freedom of the will is a priceless gift bestowed on man through the Lord’s Grace. We live in a diverse world: there are many […]

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The Main Holy Icon of the Russian Church Abroad is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate

September 25, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2016 On September 22, 2016, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Most-Holy Mother of God, the site of its discovery in 1295. The icon […]

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Lukashenko in favor of more active involvement of church in social processes

September 25, 2016 Featured News
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  Belarusian Telegraph Agency – September 2016 MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – The church should be more actively involved in social processes, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned. “We hope that the church will be more actively involved in […]

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Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state

September 25, 2016 Featured News
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Belarusian Telegraph Agency – September 2016 MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a reliable and constructive foothold for it, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus said at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian […]

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Radical Nationalist Groups, Georgian Orthodox Priests Protest Papal Visit

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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By Nicholas Waller – Georgia Today – September 2016 TBILISI – A group of Georgian Orthodox ultranationalists and priests held a rally Wednesday afternoon outside the Vatican Embassy in Tbilisi to protest the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The group claimed the papal visit is an affront to the purity of the Georgian Orthodox and […]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA PRESENTS METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK WITH A STATE AWARD

September 24, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – September 2016 Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2016, at the Ekaterininsky Hall in the […]

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APPOINTMENT OF NEW PATRIARCHAL VICAR OF ALEXANDRIA AT THE SECOND-THRONE PATRIARCHATE

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Wednesday 14th September 2016. His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated during Orthros and conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as well as the ceremony of the Elevation of the Precious and Life creating Cross, in the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Monday 12th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, within the framework of his visit to the Holy Monastery of Kyreneia in Cyprus, went to the Presidential Palace and met with His Excellency Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic […]

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The Patriarch of Antioch pays an official visit to Romania from September 23 to October 1, 2016

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 From September 23 to October 1, 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, will pay an official visit to Romania. His Beatitude will participate in the events dedicated to the 300th anniversary since the martyrical death of Hieromartyr Anthimos the Ivirite, and the […]

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AUM SHINRIKYO JAPANESE SECT OUTLAWED IN RUSSIA

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 The Supreme Court of Russia has banned the activity of the Aum Shinrikyo international religious organization on the territory of the country. Thus the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office was satisfied, reports TASS. “The court resolved to satisfy the administrative point of claim of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian […]

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Half a Century of St. Demetrios Church in Windsor

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- September 2016 With God’s help the fiftieth anniversary of the St. Demetrios church-school congregation in Windsor was celebrated. Parishioners, together with the clergy, deacons and readers, welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej who was accompanied by Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America, Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla […]

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RELIGIOUS FEELINGS OF US BELIEVERS UNDER SERIOUS THREAT, ARCHBISHOP OF BALTIMORE WARNS

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/9/16 Catholic Archbishop William Lori, Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Religious Freedom which was set up in 2011 by Catholic hierarchs, has described as “irresponsible” the statements made by Chairman of the U.S. Federal Commission on Civil Rights Martin Castro in which the latter condemned religion as a cover for intolerance and homophobia, […]

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Inauguration of the Monastery of the Holy Cross – Saydnaya

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness blessed the prayer room of the temporary headquarters of the Holy Cross Monastery and dedicated it to Mor Gabriel. The blessing service was conducted in the presence of their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar in the Archdiocese for the Eastern USA, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, […]

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KINDLY SUPPORT THE GREAT & HOLY MONASTERY OF VATOPAIDI

September 23, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi – The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos Dear All Kindly support the Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. The Monastery has endless demands upon its resources as well as countless souls pleading for spiritual and material support at a time of great difficulty in Greece and neighboring countries. It cannot […]

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