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The feast of the Meeting of our Lord solemnly celebrated in Novi Sad

February 19, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 19/2/17 On Wednesday, 15 February 2017, on the feast-day of the Meeting of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Greatmartyr St. George in Novi Sad. His Eminence was concelebrated by Bishop Irinej of […]

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Catholic Church Relies on ‘Secrecy and Resistance’ to Scare Sex Abuse Victims

February 19, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 19/2/17 Australia’s Catholic Church paid out $213 million to victims of sexual abuse by priests between 1980 and 2015, it has been revealed – although a lawyer investigating Catholic sexual abuse has told Sputnik the true compensation bill will be considerably higher, given the number of victims who have failed to come forward. […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria will Visit Australia

February 18, 2017 Featured
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 18/2/17 Historic First Pastoral Visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. (30 August – 13 September 2017) In a meeting today with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Suriel is overjoyed to announce the historic first pastoral visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. His Holiness will […]

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First Divine Liturgy celebrated at Armenian Church in Malaysia

February 17, 2017 Featured
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Public Radio of Armenia – February 2017 Asbarez – On February 4, 2017 the first ever Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Malaysia was celebrated in Kuala Lumpur by Very Reverend Father Zaven Yazichyan, Pastor of the Armenian Spiritual Pastorates of Singapore, Myanmar and Bangladesh and the Representative of the Supreme Patriarch […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA WILL RETURN HOME FEBRUARY 20 – SUSPECTED WOULD-BE-POISONER DENIES ACCUSATIONS

February 17, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/2/17 According to Lasha Zhvania, the head of the Patriarch of Georgia Foundation, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II will return to Tbilisi on February 20 from Germany where he underwent gall bladder surgery. His Holiness is eager to get home to his flock, reports Blagovest. All medical procedures went smoothly, and the doctors have […]

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Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 17, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/2/17 Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Lebanon February 16, 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, invited their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy […]

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Serbian Patriarch presided over the feast-day Eucharistic gathering at Milton

February 15, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 15/2/17 Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the restored refectory of the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord at Milton, Canada. On the Sunday of the 12the of February 2017, on the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, the patron day of the side-chapel of the Bishop’s residence in the Milton Monastery, Ontario, […]

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How Serbia Welcomed in Russians Fleeing Political Upheavals of 1917

February 15, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 15/2/17 2017 marks the centenary of the February Revolution and the subsequent October Socialist Revolution of 1917, which plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from Tsarist society’s upper ranks to flee for their lives. Almost 50,000 of these ‘white émigrés’ arrived in Serbia, including members of Leo […]

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Sermon on the ‘Prodigal Son’ by Fr. Milan Radulovic

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 14/2/17 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on February 12, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 7:25. Source:

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE DIVINE LITURGY AT THE VILLAGE OF THE 10 LEPERS

February 14, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/2/17 On Friday 28th January / 10th February 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos led the Festal Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of St. George, located in the village of the 10 Lepers, north of Neapolis at the Samaria region. This Holy Church is built […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA’S SURGERY SUCCESSFUL AFTER POSSIBLE POISONING ATTEMPT

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia of Georgia’s previously reported planned surgery was successfully performed today in Germany. “The operation was successfully completed,” his attending doctor from the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic told Rustavi2. His Holiness was flown to Germany after complications following kidney stones. He underwent laparoscopic gallbladder surgery this morning. Various hierarchs and […]

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Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan’s from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/2/17 Arrival of a delegation of 17 Diocesan Metropolitans from our Syriac Orthodox Church in India headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Holy Synod of India, as per the direction of His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of our church, […]

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Feast of St. Sarkis

February 14, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/2/17 On Saturday, the 11th of February we celebrated the Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior. St. Sarkis, of Armenian descent, was a centurion under Emperor Constantine the Great (fourth century A.D.), in the Roman Empire. However, when Julian the Apostate came to power in 361 A.D., […]

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REVIEW & REFLECTION ON THE BOOK THE UNNECESSARY PASTOR: REDISCOVERING THE CALL BY JOHN G. PANAGIOTOU

February 13, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – Book Review – 13/2/17 Buy from Amazon here: In Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson’s book The Unnecessary Pastor, we are given an insight into the plight of contemporary pastoral leadership. Originally, the title of this book was taken from a Regent College church leaders’ conference which was led by the authors. […]

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The Church is not a human organization

February 13, 2017 Featured
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The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – 13/2/17 The Church is not a human organization, but a Divine-Human organism. It is not a human corporation, but the Divine-human Body of Christ. The source of the Church is this God Himself. It is not men’s invention, it […]

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Elder Seraphim Rose: Orthodoxy is life

February 13, 2017 Featured
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The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – 13/2/17 Orthodoxy is life. If we don’t live Orthodoxy, we simply are not Orthodox, no matter what formal beliefs we might hold. The martyrs gave their blood for the truth, and you are not able to live an Orthodox […]

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Modern Slavery – A Joint Declaration by the Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury

February 13, 2017 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – February 2017 Read: COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar We, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, co-sponsored a special international Forum on Modern Slavery titled “Sins Before Our Eyes” at the Phanar from February 6-7, 2017. […]

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Priests’ Sunday – Holy Qurobo

February 13, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Priests’ Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate for the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates. In his sermon, His Holiness […]

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Venerable Ephraim the Syrian

February 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/2/17 Saint Ephraim the Syrian, a teacher of repentance, was born at the beginning of the fourth century in the city of Nisibis (Mesopotamia) into the family of impoverished toilers of the soil. His parents raised their son in piety, but from his childhood he was known for his quick temper […]

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Pope Francis Admits Existence of Corruption in Vatican, Condemns Sexual Abuses

February 12, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 12/2/17 Pope Francis admitted that the Vatican suffered from corruption and condemned sexual abuses committed by Catholic priests. ROME (Sputnik) – In 2016 Pope Francis signed an official papal decree whereunder Catholic bishops and other senior officials neglecting investigation into child sexual abuse by priests would be sacked. “Corruption exists in Vatican … The Lord wants monks to be […]

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OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

February 12, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 12/2/17 Read: Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch “We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also […]

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