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Relics of St. John the Baptist taken to the Holy Shoghakat Monastery

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2017 On June 15, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast of St. John the Baptist and St. Atanagine the Bishop, which coincides with the pilgrimage day of the Holy Shoghakat Monastery. On this occasion, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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Feast of Saint Gayane and Her Companions Celebrated in the Armenian Church

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2017 On June 13, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast dedicated to the memory of St. Gayane and her companion nuns. The ecclesiastical procession walked to the Monastery of Saint Gayane, led by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; who […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL TO CONSECRATE MONUMENT TO MP-ROCOR REUNIFICATION AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will celebrate the consecration of the monument “Reunification” at Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday, reports Interfax-Religion. The sculpture is dedicated to the historical event of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo and the 102nd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Sayfo Commemoration in Aleppo Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta […]

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DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX HOLY SITES CONTINUES IN ALBANIA

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/6/17 The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of […]

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Orthodox Christian Western Rite Chant

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 16/6/17 Performed by Western Rite St. Patrick’s Choir: Ubi Caritas and Adoramus te. Source:

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow Consecrates River Volga

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 16/6/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has consecrated the Source of River Volga. Source:

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Mosque Renamed ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ in United Arab Emirates

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Prakash Varghese – (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) OCP News Service – 16/6/17 Dubai – UAE: Gulfnews reports that the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of United Arab Emirates is renamed as Mary, Mother of Jesus (‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ in Arabic). Change in name of this mosque was […]

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THE TOWN OF ZABABDEH

June 16, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled […]

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The Globe-trotting Director of Orthodox Africa Mission

June 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 14/6/17 Father Silouan and the Vicar General, Fr. Barnabas, visited Saint Innocent School Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Father Jonah said, “I am humbled and appreciate the great donations of text books and two soccer balls. We also received enough money to finish cementing the floors of the five remaining classrooms and add doors […]

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Ten Years of Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

June 13, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 13/6/17 Global: May 2017 marked the tenth year of illegal detention of the Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea. His Holiness Abune Antonios is the 3rd Patriarch of the ancient Eritrean Orthodox Church. Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios The OCP Secretariat news briefing stated that “Anything can […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch speaks about the refugee crisis at the Concordia Europe Summit – ‘The world expects the common witness of people of faith’

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 His Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in the Concordia Europe Summit which took place in Athens (Greece) on 6-7 June 2017. Concordia is a registered nonprofit organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, […]

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Romanian-Bulgarian Concelebration – Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Sofi

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 Sunday His Beatitude Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Sofia. According to mitropolia-sofia.org, concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, His Grace Gerasimos of Melnik, secretary of the Holy Synod of […]

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His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Anthiochian Patriarchate – 13/6/17 His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost. The Church of Antioch is the church of peace. His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the east has assured that the Church of Antioch in which the disciples were first called, Christians, is the church […]

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Global Orthodox Church Musicians Gather in Finland

June 13, 2017 Featured
“The participants of the 2017 ISOCM Conference represent a variety of Orthodox Churches from around the world, along with Roman Catholic, Byzantine Catholic and Lutheran traditions.”

ISOCM – 12/6/17 Joensuu, Finland – Over 60 musicians, singers, researchers, composers, directors, chanters and musicologists from 17 countries joined members of The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) for the 7th Conference on Orthodox Music, 6-11 June, 2017 here. Thirty-three presentations were offered, exploring the conference theme of “Liturgy and Music” through a […]

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GETTING TO KNOW THE OLD BELIEVERS: HOW WE PRAY

June 12, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – Vladimir Basenkov – 12/6/17 From the time of Patriarch Nikon and Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich’s liturgical “reforms,” daily life and even the worldview of the Orthodox person has changed considerably. We routinely hear from our pastors, and then from the laity echoing them: “What’s the difference, if at least there is love, and your conscience doesn’t […]

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Russian Old Believers Teach Chinese Troops How to Survive in Siberian Woods

June 11, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 11/6/17 Chinese military officers took a training course provided by the Russian Special Forces together with a Siberian community of Old Believers, who helped navigate them treacherous Siberian terrain and taught them important survival skills. Chinese troops were transferred on helicopters to the Ergaki training camp in the foothills of the Western Sayan […]

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MIRACULOUS HELP OF THE SAINTS IN OUR DAYS: THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF STS. PAISIOS AND PORPHYRIOS A BOY CAME BACK TO LIFE

June 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2017 Greek media has reported two miracles of Venerable Paisios the Athonite and Venerable Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia, reports AgionOros. On April 22, Demetrius Nikolopoulos, 16, fell off the roof of an indoor swimming pool in the Greek city of Xanthi and was in coma for eight days. Doctors of the central hospital of […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church to Consecrate 16 Bishops

June 11, 2017 Featured
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Kassa Nigus – OCP News Service – 10/6/17 Addis Ababa: During the annual council of the Holy Synod which was held on May 18th, 2017, the members selected 16 new bishops to be appointed over vacant dioceses. Consecration ceremony of a bishop is the process by which a candidate for the episcopate receives the grace […]

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6th Armenian Church Representative Assembly was Convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 10/6/17 President Sargsyan Attends Armenian Church Representative Assembly On June 6, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the 6th Armenian Church Representative Assembly commenced a four day meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The meeting is being attended […]

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Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2017 The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade May 14-24, 2017 The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began at the Patriarchate of Pec […]

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