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Orthodox Church presses for total abortion ban in Russia – report

May 19, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 19/5/17 A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged members of the lower house Commission for the Protection of Christian Values to impose a total ban on abortion, according to reports. Archimandrite Theothilactes attended the first session of the commission in the newly-elected State Duma and said that certain Russian laws needed […]

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Saint Barnabas Orphanage & School: A Campaign for a Permanent Lunch Location

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 18/5/17 To donate to A Campaign for a Permanent Lunch Location click here. Saint Barnabas Orphanage and School give children a healthy start and a reflective journey of life while being nurtured into successful individuals. They are offered an opportunity for education while helping to protect them from unhealthy indulgences and corrosive contamination. […]

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International Icon painting competition of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

May 18, 2017 Featured
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The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 18/5/17 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ contest website The technical terms of participation in the contest are available here: The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is a culminating fact in Christian theology. The mother of all celebrations, the hope and light for millions of our planet’s inhabitants, […]

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Pope Tawadros received by HM The Queen, Archbishop of Canterbury and HRH The Prince of Wales

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church – UK – 18/5/17 On his first pastoral visit, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, has been visiting Coptic Orthodox parishes and meeting with communities across the United Kingdom. Pope Tawadros has also consecrated churches, presided over Liturgies and Vespers services, […]

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“Christ Heals Everyone” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 18/5/17 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 7 May, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 0:45. Source:

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The Serbian Center of the Russian Diaspora Hosts an Exhibit on the Royal Passion-Bearers

May 18, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – May 2017 On April 30-May 14, 2017, the city of Sremski Karlovci hosted an exhibit titled “Meeting the Russian Tsar. The Romanovs and Royal Service,” dedicated to the family of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II. The Sremski Diocese of the […]

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The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Begins

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/5/17 The Bishops’ Assembly was opened at the Patriarchate of Pec by the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the 14th of May 2017. – The Rite of the Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served after the Liturgy. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Liturgy in the royal stauropegial […]

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Russian church leader asks UN, Pope to intervene with Kiev over ‘discriminatory’ religious laws

May 18, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 18/5/17 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has appealed to a number of international religious and political leaders, asking them to not let Kiev enforce its recent initiative that might see Orthodox religious communities diminished in Ukraine. The pieces of legislation, which the Ukrainian parliament is set to vote on […]

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Canonization Ceremony of the Putna Saints – Let us entreat the Putna Saints to illumine our soul so that we be able to walk on the path to salvation, Patriarch says

May 17, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency  – 17/5/17 Sunday, 14 May 2017, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrated at Putna Monastery the official ceremony of canonization of the four Putna Saints: Metropolitan Jacob of Putna, and the Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan. The ceremony was held after the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch of Romania in […]

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Poems on Christian Faith, Persecution and Mosul

May 17, 2017 Featured
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Lygeros.org – Poems by N. Lygeros – 16/5/17 Christian faith Christian faith is under siege everywhere because barbarity wants to kill each follower of Christ, this is not only a crime but a genocide against Humanity that’s why if you are a believer be ready to suffer but also to help others from the horror […]

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New Book About the Assyrian Genocide Published

May 16, 2017 Featured
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AINA – May 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: (AINA) — A new book on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians has been published by Berghahn Books. The book, titled Let Them Not Return – Sayfo — The Genocide Against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire, was edited by David Gaunt, Naures Atto, […]

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Losing my religion? Secular Brits now outnumber Christians, but Islam & Hinduism growing

May 16, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 16/5/17 Britain has reached new heights of secularization, with almost half of Britons now identifying as non-religious, a new study reveals. According to ‘The “No Religion” Population of Britain’ report by Stephen Bullivant, professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, non-religious people, known as ‘nones’, account for […]

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Patriarch Daniel about Orthodox confessors during communism: ‘The light of their sacrificial faith has overcome the darkness of the atheist regime’

May 15, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 15/5/17  Message by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Hope in Faith Conference, organised by Ploiești Penitentiary in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate at the Holy Cross social, pastoral Centre in Caraiman, Bușteni, Prahova County, Wednesday, 10 May 2017: The Hope in faith Conference, organised […]

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The depiction of the Holy Trinity

May 15, 2017 Featured
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OODGER- Fr. Panayiotis Vardouniotis – Euxh.gr – May 2017 Hagiography is not any ordinary drawing; it is a portrayal that contains theology. The hagiographer expresses theology from within the image. So, let’s see what the hagiography of “Abraham’s Hospitality” teaches us: According to the narration of chapter 18 of the Book of Genesis, Abraham – who was […]

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Volunteer Defenders Union Day in the Mother See

May 15, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 8, the Volunteer Defenders Union Day was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Arshak […]

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The True Message of Fatima?

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox England – May 2017 Introduction In six visions over a period of six months in 1917 three peasant children from a Portuguese village were told by the Mother of God of the destiny of a country called Russia. These shepherd children, who had never been to Lisbon, let alone heard of Russia, came to hear […]

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Russia Reconstructing Star Street in Bethlehem, Leading to Jesus’ Birth Place

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 Russia is funding the reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born according to the New Testament. BETHLEHEM (Sputnik) – The Russian government has allocated $4 million to Palestine for reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born […]

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Russian Church Urges US to Join Forces With Russia in Fighting Terrorism

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department said to with US Vice President Michael Pence that “the US and Russia would work side by sid”e as part of one anti-terror coalition. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told US Vice President Michael […]

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The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

May 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/5/17 With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered. The opening revealed St. Mardarije’s holy relics to be incorrupt. […]

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The Burning of Relics of Saint Sava

May 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – May 2017 Sava was the Archbishop of the Serbs. The body of St. Sava was buried in Mileshevo Monastery. During the time of the Turkish tyranny, the Serbian people gathered around the relics of their saint to seek comfort and healing. Fearing that an insurrection might arise from that place against […]

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THOUSANDS JOIN PILGRIMAGE PROCESSION IN MONTENEGRO TO CELEBRATE ST. BASIL OF OSTROG

May 13, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/5/17 The annual procession to Ostrog Monastery, near the town of Niksic, Montenegro, began on Wednesday, culminating in the liturgical celebrations in honor of St. Basil of Ostrog today. Around 2,000 people began the 25-mile trek from the capital of Podgorica on Wednesday, being joined by thousands more throughout the night and on […]

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