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Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement on recent tragic events in Charlottesville – VA

August 17, 2017 Featured
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 17/8/17 A statement on the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA was issued and signed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on August 16, 2017. The complete text of the statement appears below and in PDF format Statement of the Holy […]

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The difference between Orthodox and heretics

August 17, 2017 Featured
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OODGER – August 2017 in… medical terms And why common prayers are senseless Source: “Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church according to the oral lessons of Fr. J. Romanides” – Vol.B – By His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios Source: http://www.oodegr.com/oode/thriskies/genika/airesh_or8odoksia_1.htm A previous article had shown that, just as there is a difference between truth and […]

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THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGE OF MA’LUL – REMAINS OF SHRINES

August 17, 2017 Featured
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Heba Hrimat – The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 17/8/17 12 km to the west of the city of Nazareth, a rugged country road leads us to a hill covered with pine trees. As our vehicle starts to go through this pine forest, we may get the sense of domination and power. But as we ascend towards […]

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FINDING PARADISE IN THE MISSION FIELD

August 17, 2017 Featured
“Arise, O God, judge the earth…” chanted on Holy Saturday to the delight of the faithful.

Mayan Orthodox Church – June – July – August 2017 What is the happiness that God calls us to?  Can we find paradise on earth?  Serving now as I do in the fertile mission field of Guatemala, I often experience privileged moments of spiritual joy in the humblest of settings.  My first such mission epiphany […]

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Consecration of the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro)

August 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/8/17 On the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the altar of the Virgin Mary at the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros […]

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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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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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