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70 years since the fascist genocide in Velika

July 31, 2014 Featured News

  Church of Serbia – July 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and newly-elected Jovan of Slavonia, as well as lots […]

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Commemorative Book to be Printed in Honor of 30th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration of Russian Church Abroad’s First Hierarch

July 31, 2014 Featured News

ROCOR- July 2014 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and Ruling Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese. On the feast day of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, December 10, 1984, Archimandrite Hilarion was […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Meets with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

July 31, 2014 Featured News

ROC- ROCOR – July 2014 On July 30, 2014 , His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at his residence in Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Also meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion […]

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Feast-Day Celebrations and the 85th Anniversary of SS Peter and Paul Church in Luxembourg

July 31, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – July 2014 It seems that although annual parish feast-day celebrations are always expected, they often bring the unexpected. In Luxembourg, the parishioners of SS Peter and Paul Church know that the Ruling Bishop will arrive from Geneva, they know the hierarchal service and how he performs it, and know […]

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Serbian Patriarch celebrated Memorial service (Panichida) in north Montenegro

July 31, 2014 Featured News

31/7/14 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with many priests, monks and the faithful of Berane and the valley of Lim welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Djurdjevi Stupovi, Cathedral monastery of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, on July 27th, 2014. In his welcome speech His Grace thanked His Holiness for accepting the invitation to […]

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Orphans from Syria come to Russia for holidays at the invitation of St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation

July 31, 2014 Featured News

31/7/14 At the invitation of St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the Center of National Glory, orphaned children from war-stricken Syria have come to Russia for holidays. About a hundred pupils, accompanied by their teachers, from the Orthodox orphanages at the monasteries of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, located in Saidnaya, Maaloula, Damascus, and the […]

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Patriarch Kirill celebrates the memory of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

July 31, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 On July 28, 2014, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and the Day of the Baptism of Rus’, a public holiday in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. His […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate Divine Service at Representation of Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow on feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

July 31, 2014 Featured News

On 26 July 2014, feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Representation of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Church of St. Gabriel the Archangel. Concelebrating with him were Metropolitan Niphon of Filippopolis, […]

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All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

July 30, 2014 Featured News

30/7/14 (AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Syriac Catholic Church: Syrian Catholic Diocese – Maidan Neighborhood, Mosul The […]

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Orthodox Liturgy Celebrated after a gap of 59 years at the Historic Mission field of Metropolitan Alvares Julius : Mission in Dindigul Revamped

July 30, 2014 Featured News
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OCP News Service- 30/7/14 For research articles visit MARP:  Dindigul/Tamil Nadu/India: It was a golden moment in the history of the Indian Malankara Orthodox church as well as churches with the Apostolic Succession of MAR JULIUS I (Arch bishop of Goa, Ceylon and India excluding Malabar) when Orthodox Liturgy was served by the prelates of the […]

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Portrait of Metropolitan Alvaris Julius unveiled at the historic St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Niranam

July 30, 2014 Featured News

  OCP News Service – 30/7/14 Visit Metropolitan Alvarus Julius Research Project- MARP: Niranam, India, July 27, 2014, – The Niranam St. Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapally, one of the few churches found by St. Thomas the apostle; commemorated the blessed memory of Metropolitan Antonio Francisco Xavier Alvares Mar Yoolios of India, Goa and Ceylon on Sunday […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch receives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch

July 30, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 On July 26, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East at his residence in Damascus. His Holiness discussed with His Beatitude the latest developments concerning the abducted bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji. Moreover, Patriarch Aphrem II told […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II – “We demand all major nations to investigate crimes against humanity that are committed on Christians in the Middle East”

July 30, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 Patriarch Aphrem II of Antioch and All the East, called all major countries and the international communities to investigate the crimes against humanity that are committed against the Christians in Mosul and in the Middle East. The call was launched after the meeting convened by the invitation of Minister Bassil on Friday July 25, […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II sends Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

July 30, 2014 Featured News

        29/7/14 Beirut: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East- Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church has send a formal Letter to Her Excellency  Navi Pillai – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the persecution and ethnic cleaning of Christians and other minorities in Mousl – Iraq. Read […]

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125th Anniversary of the Episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Alvares Julius

July 29, 2014 Featured News

Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate and Chief Project Coordinator- MARP) OCP News Service – 29/7/14 Visit the Metropolitan Alvares Julius Research Project (MARP):  India: The 29th of July 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the consecration of Alvares Julius  as the Metropolitan of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church by St Gregorious of Parumala (the first canonized […]

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Monastic Synaxis closes : Statement issued

July 29, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – July 2014 With the blessing of their diocesan bishops, the superiors (or their representatives) of monastic communities within the Orthodox Church in America gathered at the Chancery here for a “Synaxis” July 21-23, 2014. In addition to spiritual fellowship and mutual upbuilding and encouragement, common concerns and the emerging nature of […]

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FOCA National Convention at historic Gettysburg

July 29, 2014 Featured News

GETTYSBURG, PA [FOCA/Angeliki Delimaris] - July 2014 The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America’s 88th National Convention opened at the Wyndham Hotel here on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  The weekend affords Orthodox Christians from all over the country an opportunity to share in fellowship.The FOCA would like to invite those in attendance, those who cannot make it, friends, […]

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ROC HOLY SYNOD SESSION AT ST. DANIEL MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

July 29, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its regular session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Before the session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and members of the Holy Synod proceeded to the patriarchal Chapel of All Saints Who Shone […]

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Iraqi Christians Brave Heat to Demand Help From United Nations

July 29, 2014 Featured News

By Simon Caldwell http://www.catholictranscript.org - 29/7/14 Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants. Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June, told Catholic News Service by email that she saw some of the demonstrators […]

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France Offers Asylum To Iraqi Christians

July 29, 2014 Featured News

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - 29/7/14 France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death. France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement in Paris on July 28 that “we […]

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Proclamation of Bishop Sergije of Middle Europe

July 28, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 28/7/14 On the eve of the feast-day of Holy Archangel Gabriel there gathered a pleroma the Serbian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The occasion for this solemn gathering was a proclamation of the newly-elected […]

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