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Resurrection Holy Qurobo – Damascus

April 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. Their Eminences Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus, assisted His Holiness […]

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Midnight Easter Liturgy at St Sava Cathedral

April 10, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 10/4/18 Following the Matin, the midnight Easter Liturgy was officiated by High Venerable Archimandrite Stefan (Saric), dean of the Memorial cathedral of the Serbian people, at the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district on 8 April 2018. СHe was concelebrated by presbyters Predrag Prodic, Branislav Klickovic and […]

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‘HUMAN THE PRESERVER OF UNIVERSE’ – Fr B M Thomas

April 9, 2018 Featured
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Fr.B.M.Thomas (Bombay Diocese of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) – OCP News Service – 9/4/18 “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visits him?”Psalm 8:3-4 Humans often forget […]

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Mar Yulios admits fake news, Internet trolling as biggest challenge for MOSC

April 9, 2018 Featured

Chief Editor and Correspondent (OCP News Service) – 9/4/18 Gulf edition of Malankara Sabha likely to be launched this year AHMEDABAD/MUSCAT: His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Indian Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad, has said that the biggest challenge faced by Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church was ‘false news and internet trolling’ on social media sites […]

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A Review of John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece by John G. Panagiotou

April 8, 2018 Featured
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John G. Panagiotou – (OCP News Service) – 8/4/18 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: Visit – www.thetrailmaster.com Sometimes a book defies categorization or description for that matter. John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece does those things and more. At first glance, one would think […]

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Paschal and Holy Week Poems by Nikos Lygeros

April 8, 2018 Featured
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Lygeros – 8/4/18 Poems on Nativity by N. Lygeros. Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi. When you kiss When you kiss the hand of the priest you follow the priesthood of the teaching of Christ because he is its representative, don’t see it as an act which reduces you but on the contrary as […]

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Christ is Risen- Ceremony of the Holy Fire 2018

April 7, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 7/4/18 Christ is Risen!!! He is truly Risen Indeed!!! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Ceremony of the Orthodox Holy fire 2018 from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on the great and holy Great Saturday. Source:

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 7, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the monks of the Patriarchate. […]

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Cross destroyed by ISIS restored on the dome of the ancient St. Morth Shmooni Syriac Orthodox Church in Iraq

April 5, 2018 Featured
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Liju Cherian (Chief Editor) OCP News Service – 5/4/18 Artella-Iraq- Orthodox Christians in Iraq restored Cross on the dome of St. Morth Shmooni Syriac Orthodox Church in Artella, Iraq. This beautiful and ancient Church, and its 800-Year-old altar were severely damaged by ISIS. Mor Timotheos Mousa Al Shamani (Metropolitan of Mor Mattai Dayro, Iraq) was […]

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Met Ephrem (Kyriakos): Theosis

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 4/4/18 The purpose of the Christian’s life on earth is theosis. Theosis is our participation in the very life of God. This is accomplished through the divine grace that is active within us after we are purified from passions and lusts: “those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its […]

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Holy Week: an Explanation

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 4/4/18 Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let’s explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week. Lazarus Saturday: Lazarus Saturday is […]

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Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 4/4/18 On 31 April 2018, on the occasion of the Lazarus Saturday, His Patron Saint-day , His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received , after the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church,high guests at the Patriarchate court in Belgrade. His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac performed a solemn rite of blessing the slava cake. […]

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Lazarus Saturday at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 4/4/18 His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on Lazarus Saturday, 31 March 2018. In prayerful presence of His grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, His Holiness was concelebrated by head of Novo Hopovo monastery Archimandrite Pavle Jovic, chief […]

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Assyrian Organization Opens Office in Brussels

April 4, 2018 Featured
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AINA – 4/4/18 Brussels (AINA) — The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has announced the opening of its political office in Brussels, Belgium. The announcement comes just months after the official registration of ACE granted by Belgian authorities and two years after the formal establishment of the organisation during a ceremony in the European parliament. “We are […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, in the Catholicosate headquarters in Antelias, Beirut. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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PASCHA MESSAGE OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III

April 2, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 2/4/18 THEOPHILOS III By the Mercy of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine To members of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Tomb of the Resurrected Christ. Christ is risen from the dead Having destroyed the bonds of death Earth proclaim […]

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THE PALM TREE BRANCHES PROCESSION FROM BET-FAGHE – JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 2, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 2/4/18 On Lazarus Saturday afternoon (18.00), March 18/31, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos blessed the palm tree branches at the Holy Monastery of Bet-Faghe. Then the traditional – since the first Christian years – palm tree branches procession  began from this Monastery, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF LAZARUS’ RESURRECTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 2, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 2/4/18 On Saturday March 18/31, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the rising from the dead of Holy and Righteous Lazarus by the Lord. Lazarus was the Lord’s friend according to the narrative of St. John the Evangelist (John 11:1-46), by which the Lord resurrected Lazarus, whom He loved dearly, and […]

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IMAGE OF ST. JOHN OF SAN FRANCISCO APPEARS ON GLASS OF ICON CASE IN UKRAINE

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/4/18 His Eminence Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye has confirmed a miracle that occurred with an icon of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco in the Monastery of St. Sava the Sanctified in Melitopol, 415 miles southeast of Kiev. As first noticed by Hieromonk Antipy and confirmed by the bishop, the face of St. […]

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Palm Easter Celebrations at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/4/18 On Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrated Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR TRAGEDY IN KEMEROVO SHOPPING CENTER

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has received condolences from several primates of fraternal Local Orthodox Churches for the tragic fire that occurred in a mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving 64 dead, including 41 children, and another 44 injured, according to the official numbers. Several […]

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