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Open Invitation Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Saint Catherine’s Vision – 15/8/17 Kindly complete the Survey Here Saint Catherine’s Vision is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, has been invited to serve as a representative of the Orthodox Church at an international conference hosted by the World Council of Churches: “Consultation on the Role of Women in the […]

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4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It?

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 15/8/17 Father Constantinos and Presbytera Triza are working towards St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center being self-reliant and self-sustaining; all with the purpose of following Jesus’ command in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where He said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs […]

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Prayer is the light of the soul

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 15/8/17 “There is nothing more worthwhile than to pray to God and to converse with him, for prayer unites us with God as His companions. As our bodily eyes are illuminated by seeing the light, so in contemplating God our soul is illuminated by Him. Of course, the prayer I have in […]

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Sadilovac Orthodox Martyrs

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Mighty Nose – Grey Carter – July – August 2017 On 31 July 1942, the Ustasha criminals murdered and set fire killing 463 men, women and children (of which 149 were under the age of 13) from Sadilovac, Bugari, Lipovacha and nearby villages. The only ‘sin’ of the victims was that they were Orthodox Serbs. […]

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“ST. SERAPHIM CAMP – A GENUINE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY!”

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Eastern American Diocese – August 2017 The Eastern American Diocese has a longstanding tradition of hosting various children’s camps throughout the summer months. When we talk about summer camps, we usually think of scout camps, particularly the camps of St. George Pathfinders of America (ORUR) and the Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR). […]

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Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/8/17 More pics here On 13 August 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Nis and on this occasion he elevated His Grace Arsenije (Glavcic) to the Throne of Diocesan Bishops of Nis – The event was attended by envoy of the […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS IN AMMAN

August 14, 2017 Featured
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  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/8/17 Amman – 12 August 2017 Good afternoon. We thank you all for coming to this press conference. We are here today to deliver this message from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,   who, according to the Status Quo and international […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE NEW CHOZEVITE

August 14, 2017 Featured
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 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2017 On Thursday, 28th July / 10th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints John the New Chozevite, from Romania, at the Holy Monastery of the Saints George and John the Chozevites, where he lived in ascesis and slept in the Lord. This […]

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“Remember the Genocide the World Forgot”

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2017 August 4, 2017 / Russell Smith website Mr. Russell Smith This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” – every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index […]

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Saint Angelina of Serbia

August 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/8/17 Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God. Saint Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those […]

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Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica – Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

August 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – August 2017 The new-elected Bishop of ToplicaArsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as MilomirGlavcic. He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary […]

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First Liturgy in Japanese at the Belgrade Cathedral

August 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – August 2017 With the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan, Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierachal Liturgy with the concelebration of a guest from the Japanese Orthodox Church, priest Gregory Mizuno from Yokohama, in the Cathedral […]

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THE COMMEMORATION OF THE DIVINE TRANSFIGURATION IN PORT SAID – EGYPT

August 12, 2017 Featured News
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Patriarchate of Alexandria – August 2017 On 6th August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, traveled north-eastern Egypt, North of the Suez Canal, to the coastal city of Port Said, See of the Holy Metropolis of Pilousion, to celebrate the feast of the majestic, enormous historic Holy Cathedral […]

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Orthodox Christian Monks chant

August 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 11/8/17 Orthodox Christian monks of the Great Kiev’s Lavra chant the Dogma of the Church. Source:

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High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

August 10, 2017 Featured
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Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service – 10/8/17 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Situation of detained Abune Antonios, the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea has worsened, reports Human Right Watch Eritrea. Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again Recently, Patriarch made his appearance in a so-called ‘reconciliation meeting’ with the Holy Synod at the […]

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SVOTS Seminary President Paves Way for African Students

August 10, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – July – August 2017 There’s an Ugandan proverb: “The path to your heart’s desire is never overgrown.” Over the summer, seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield has been proving that maxim. Through recruitment efforts in both Nigeria and Uganda, he’s been clearing the path for more African students to attend St. Vladimir’s Seminary—fulfilling a […]

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Holy Qurbana Echoes the Armenian Way in Colaba Church

August 9, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 9/8/17 (Armenian – Indian Orthodox Churches) Arriving in Mumbai as traders in the late 17th Century and early 18th Century, Armenians built a Church nestled in the lanes of Fort. Named St Peter’s Orthodox Church, it was built in 1796 by Armenians. Besides Kolkata, where they continue to be in large numbers, presence […]

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Venerable Paphnutius the Iconographer has officially been declared a Saint

August 9, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – August 2017 Metropolitan Laurentiu of Transylvania on Sunday officially declared Venerable Paphnutius – Pârvu the Iconographer a Saint of the Orthodox Church in front of thousands of believers at Robaia Monastery within the Archdiocese of Argeş and Muscel. His Eminence Metropolitan Laurenţiu presided over the Divine Liturgy at which […]

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Apostle Matthias; Ten Holy Martyrs who suffered for the icon of Christ

August 9, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2017 The Holy Apostle Matthias was born at Bethlehem of the Tribe of Judah. From his early childhood he studied the Law of God under the guidance of Saint Simeon the God-Receiver (February 3). When the Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself to the world, Saint Matthias believed in […]

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“God is our Hero” Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

August 8, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – August 2017 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on July 30, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. Father Milan Radulovic at Holy Martyrs of Zograf Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church , Chicago , IL. Source:

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HEAD OF OLD BELIEVERS DOESN’T BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITY OF HEALING SCHISM WITH PATRIARCHATE

August 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/8/17 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church Metropolitan Cornelius believes it is impossible for the Old Believers and the Moscow Patriarchate to reunite, although he noted that relations between the two Churches are currently peaceful, reports Interfax-Religion. “The wounds of schism are too deep. We are very different in essence, in […]

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