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RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. […]

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Sermons by Fr. Milan Radulovic – March 2017

March 27, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – March 2017  Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on March 12, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 7:36. Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on March 19, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of […]

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MINSK CUSTOM OFFICERS FIND ANCIENT ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD IN PACKAGE

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 Minsk custom officials have discovered an ancient icon of the Theotokos in a package coming from America, reports the Belarus News Service. The parcel was addressed to a private resident in Minsk. As noted in the Minsk regional customs office, the icon was wrapped in paper and bubble wrap. According to the […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH BEGINS TO PREPARE HOLY CHRISM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga began the rite for preparing holy chrism in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in the patriarchal residence in Moscow. Vladyka celebrated the Rite of Blessing of […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH VISITS DEPOSED PATRIARCH IRENAIOS OF JERUSALEM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the deposed Patriarch Irenaios of Jerusalem for the first time during his visit to Jerusalem yesterday, March 22. His All-Holiness arrived in Jerusalem to attend the consecration of the newly-renovated Edicule over the Tomb of the Lord in the Church of the Resurrection. According to Romfea, the patriarch […]

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Saint Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople – Sermon on the Annunciation

March 26, 2017 Featured
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OCA – March 2017 EDITOR’S NOTE:  Saint Proclus of Constantinople was a disciple of Saint John Chrysostom, from whom he received a profound understanding of Holy Scripture and learned to elucidate his thoughts in a polished form.  Serving as Patriarch of Constantinople from AD 434 through 447, he was esteemed for his ascetic life, his […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/3/17 Meeting with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Lecture at the University of Eastern Finland. KUOPIO, FINLAND: On March 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Head of the Orthodox Church […]

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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

March 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/3/17 On Wednesday morning, 9th/22nd March 2017, the ceremony marking the completion of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre took place in front of the Sacred Edicule. This project began one year ago, by the initiative of Jerusalem Patriarchate and the agreement among the […]

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‘Catastrophic Collapse’: Tomb of Christ to Crumble Without Urgent Repairs

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – March 2017 Greek researchers say that the edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the room where Jesus was purportedly interred before he rose from the dead, is at “very real risk” of “catastrophic collapse.” The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) examined the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem as part […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE TO BE INVITED TO 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF OLD BELIEVER LEADER AVVAKUM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church will be invited to the events dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the leader of the Old Believer movement Avvakum, reports Interfax-Religion. “We can only assist in holding the conferences on sites where people from various religious views, various confessions, and various historical schools could be […]

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ACTIVITIES OF RUSSIAN JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SUSPENDED DUE TO EXTREMISM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 The activities of the head organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been suspended in Russia, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Justice website. The religious organization “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia,” is now included in the list of public and religious associations whose activities have been […]

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Exclusive Photos from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

March 24, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 24/3/17 Special Courtesy – Dina Blokland Exclusive Photos from the restoration ceremony of the Holy Aedicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Source: OCP News Service

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WHEATON COLLEGE HOSTS FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS”

March 24, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago  – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/17 WHEATON COLLEGE HOST FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION WILL FEATURING INDIVIDUALS INTERVIEWED FOR DOCUMENTARY WHEATON, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is honored to join with Wheaton College to offer a FREE Public Screening of […]

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GREEK ORTHODOX CHANCELLOR ASSISTS FISHERMEN IMPACTED BY REFUGEE CRISIS AND WINTER STORMS

March 24, 2017 Featured
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John C. Ackerman – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/17 Chicago, IL: The Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with an anonymous donor from California and the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece, recently helped repair two commercial fishing boats, restoring the livelihoods of their owners on the Greek island […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017

March 24, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – 24/3/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on the terrorist attack in Westminster. We have once again seen the worst and best of humanity in yesterday’s Westminster attack. One person was intent on harming and ending life, while countless […]

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Speech of Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the Restoration Ceremony of the Holy Aedicule

March 23, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/3/17 The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion […]

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Syriac Orthodox Seminarians Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

March 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service-22/3/17- Syriac-Orthodox – Indian Orthodox Malankara Churches Special Courtesy- Aby Mathew. Kottayam- Kerala-India: Pictures from the visit of Final year students of the Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Semianry- Mulanthurithy, Kerala) made a fraternal visit at the Indian Orthodox Seminary (OTS -Kottayam, Kerala). The Syriac Orthodox Seminary in Mulanthuruthy belongs to […]

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Live Video from the Holy Sepulcher

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 22/3/17 Live Video from the Holy Sepulcher, after restoration of the Holy Edicule. Source:

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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 22/3/17 Almost for 2000 years the Church of Holy Sepulcher, known as the Church of the Tomb of Christ, has been the holiest place in Jerusalem for Christians. Historically, Constantine the Great was the first Emperor who, in the middle of the 4th century, initiated building Churches […]

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Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

March 22, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration […]

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SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the […]

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