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The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 On 13 January 2017, in a hall of the Saint Sava Parish House in Srpska Varos in town Brcko, Republic of Srpska, there was held a meeting of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla with representatives of the Brcko District authorities, headed by Mayor Mr. Sinisa Milic, as well as with representatives […]

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Explosion in Christian Church in Pakistan: 9 Reportedly Killed, 50 Injured

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 18/12/17 Gunmen reportedly rushed into a Christian church in Quetta as the Sunday service was about to start, detonating a bomb and opening fire on local worshippers. The Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several gunmen have reportedly attacked a Christian church in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack was followed […]

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Forum on Jerusalem in Latakia

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/12/17 Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Forum on Jerusalem. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and […]

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Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama. Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, as well as priests, deacons, and […]

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Jerusalem Must Remain Center of 3 Major Religions – Russian Orthodox Church

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/12/17 Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations said on Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said on Saturday that Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions — Christianity, Islam and Judaism. “We should not […]

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Christian Muslim Religious Summit for Jerusalem – Bkerke

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christian-Islamic Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate Headquarters in Bkerke upon the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Summit aimed at declaring a united position following the US President Donald […]

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Daesh Targets Washington’s National Cathedral in Violent New Image

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/12/17 Daesh plans to continue calling on terror cells and lone wolves to attack US churches during the Christmas season and has focused on the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, as an especially juicy target, according to a new report. The group published an image of the National Cathedral in flames with “a camouflage-clad jihadist […]

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Christmas Carol Singers Arrested in India, Priests Under Attack From Hindu Mob

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/12/17 A group of Christmas carol singers have been arrested in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and accused of trying to convert local Hindus. India’s nationalist government has been accused of encouraging Hindu bigots. Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh arrested 32 Christians for singing Christmas carols and then a group of Hindu extremists […]

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Panagia – Beautiful Saz Instrumental by Alban Furtuna

December 15, 2017 Featured
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Byzantine MusicAL – 15/12/17 Beautiful Panagia Instrumental by Albanian Orthodox musician Alban Furtuna -Emanuel. Published as a special request from Alban Furtuna. Source:

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”Be with Christ” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

December 15, 2017 Featured
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Holy Faith TV – 15/12/17 Fr. Milan Radulovic gives an uplifting homily on inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives. Source:

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Focus Ecumenical Journal Features St. Gregorios of Parumala

December 14, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 14/12/17 SCRIBD: https://www.scribd.com/document/366899562/FOCUS-January-2018 ISSUU: https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_january_2018 Global: The January 2018, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. The new issue features readings on St. Gregory of Parumala by […]

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Go About Parenting with Reverence & Responsibility – Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Valson Thampu – 24/11/17 – Ecumenical Series Download PDF Copy An important article on parenting by Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu – A Priest of the Anglican Church (Former Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi). Taking Care of Our Youth” – Talk by Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu (Series 5 to 10) Source: Independent

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Review of the Book ‘Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil ‘ by John D Kunnath

December 14, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 14/12/17  Jonhn Kunnath’s Malayalam Book Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Amazon Link for purchase: Amazon Link to John D Kunnath’s Author Page: The latest book by Mr. John D Kunnath in Malayalam discusses at reasonable depth the true meaning of Kingdom of Heaven. The book is worked out in […]

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SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECEPTION BY THE MINISTER OF TOURISM

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/12/17 You Excellency Mr. Levin, You Excellency Mr. Halevi, Respected Members of the Government, Esteemed Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches and Leaders of Communities of Faith, Ladies and Gentlemen, Once again we gather as our communities of faith are preparing to celebrate this season of light and […]

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SERBIAN CHURCH REPORTEDLY BEWILDERED BY DECISION OF BULGARIAN CHURCH REGARDING MACEDONIAN CHURCH

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 14/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has reportedly expressed his bewilderment at the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s (BOC) decision to present the case for the canonicity and autocephaly of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) to the other canonical Local Orthodox Churches. The decision has caused anxiety among the Serbian hierarchy, according to the […]

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Apostle Andrew – the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/12/17 Commemorated on November 30/December 13 The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his […]

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Christmas-Canceling Danish Hamlet Triggers Nationwide Debate on Tradition

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/12/17 A Danish school has unwittingly provoked a nationwide debate with its divisive decision to scrap a Christmas service in the local church, which many interpreted as a concession to Islam. The Gribskolen school in the tiny Danish town Græsted has gained an unparalleled level of attention after its decision to cancel a Christmas worship. This decision came […]

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“Our Church is a Family” – Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral)

December 13, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 13/12/17 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, talks about the recent Council of Bishops in Moscow, the preaching Christ in today’s world, on the Russian […]

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First Session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church

December 13, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/12/17 On Dec 8-9, 2017, The Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church held its first session in Cherepovets in Russia. Our Syriac Orthodox Church was represented by: Very Rev. Raban Jack Yakoub, Director of the Patriarchal Youth Department; Very Rev. Raban Roger-Youssef Akhrass, Director […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX CHURCH ON KO PHA-NGAN ISLAND, THAILAND CONSECRATED

December 12, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 12/12/17 Bishop Anthony of Zvenigorod, in Thailand on an archpastoral visit, consecrated on Sunday the first Orthodox church on the island of Ko Pha-ngan, in the Gulf of Thailand in the south of the kingdom, Russian Orthodox representative in Thailand Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) reported to TASS. The one-domed Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov was […]

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New Monastery for Serbian Orthodox Church in Guatemala

December 12, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 12/12/17 His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Administrator of South-Central America, paying a canonical visitation to this Diocese,arrived to the monastery of Holy Trinity in Guatemala on 5 November 2017. His Eminence was welcomed by abbess of the monastery mother Ines with the sisterhood, protopresbiter-staurophor Alexios […]

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