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First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej

February 22, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 22/2/17 Despite snow storms and chaotic travel, clergy and representatives from parishes and their church-school congregations across the Eastern American Diocese came together in Boston February 10-11, 2017 for their first Diocesan Assembly under their recently-enthroned hierarch, Bishop Irinej. The Assembly was graciously hosted by Cathedral Dean, Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic and […]

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Saint Sava Monastery Launches Website

February 22, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 22/2/17 New official website (www.stsavamonastery.org) for Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville As part of the preparations of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America for the upcoming celebration of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this July 14 – 16, 2017, the Diocese is pleased to announce that a new, official website (www.stsavamonastery.org) for Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville has […]

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HOUSE OF 16TH CENTURY ST. PHILOTHEA OF ATHENS OPENED AS MUSEUM

February 22, 2017 News
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  Pravoslavie.ru – February 2017 The museum of St. Philothea of Athens, the philanthropist nun and martyr of the sixteenth century, was inaugurated by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece on Sunday February 19 in an event attended by several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well […]

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NOW BELIEVED PATRIARCH ILIA’S ASSISTANT WAS THE TARGET OF ATTEMPTED POISONING

February 22, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/2/17 It is now known that Archpriest George Mamaladze, who was detained at Tbilisi airport on February 10 with a bottle of cyanide in his baggage, previously thought to be intended for His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Tbilisi and All Georgia who was undergoing gallbladder surgery in Germany, has been accused of […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF HOLY NEW MARTYRS & CONFESSORS OF RUSSIA CHURCH

February 21, 2017 News

Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR – February 2017 On Sunday, February 5, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the patronal feast day of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad celebrated Divine Liturgy, co-served by parish rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov, […]

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Archbishop Nicholas (Kasatkin) of Japan

February 21, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/2/17 First one must conquer love, and only then spread the word – Archbishop Nicholas (Kasatkin). The first person to preach the Gospel in Japan was a Spaniard, Francis Xavier, a Catholic monk of the Jesuit order. The […]

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ARCHIMANDRITE KIRILL (PAVLOV) – BELOVED RUSSIAN ELDER – REPOSED IN THE LORD

February 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/2/17 +Memory Eternal + Today Russia’s beloved elder Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov) reposed in the Lord. Fr. Kirill was 97 years old. Archimandrite Kirill (in the world, Ivan Dimitrievich Pavlov) was born on September 8, 1919 in the village of Makovskie Vyselki in Ryazan Province, to a pious peasant family. However he lapsed in […]

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MACEDONIA WANTS TO GIVE MONUMENT OF ST. CLEMENT OF OCHRID TO KIEV CAVES LAVRA

February 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/2/17 Macedonia has expressed the desire to give a monument to the Slavic writer, hierarch, and saint, Clement of Ochrid to Ukraine, possibly to the Holy Dormition Kiev Caves Lavra. This was announced after a meeting of Ukrainian Minister of Culture Eugene Nischuk and Macedonian ambassador Stole Zmejkoski, reports 2000.ua. “During the meeting […]

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ESTONIAN CAPITAL ALLOCATES $53,000 TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCH

February 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/2/17 The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, has decided to allocate 50,000 euros ($53,100) for the restoration of the city’s Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos, reports RIA-Novosti. A statement from the municipality noted that an agreement on use of the funds for restoring the church, popularly known as the Kazan Church, will […]

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Sunday of the Departed Souls – Holy Qurobo in Augsburg

February 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Augsburg on the occasion of the Sunday of the Departed Souls. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, […]

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Australia Catholic Church’s Child Protection Body Allowed to Keep Audits Secret

February 21, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews  – 21/2/17 The Australian Catholic church’s body Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) will have the right to refrain from publishing its auditory reports, according to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Australian Catholic church’s body Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) aimed at examining the church’s approach to child […]

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HIERARCH CONDEMNS ANTI-SERBIAN GRAFFITI IN KOSOVO

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 20/2/17 Bishop Theodosius of Raska-Prizren recently spoke out, condemning hateful anti-Serbian graffiti that appeared in several places near an Orthodox Church in Kosovo. The offensive graffiti appeared several days ago on a fast food kiosk in Gnjilane, reading “Kill the Serb,” and “UCK”—the Albanian acronym for “Kosovo Liberation Army,” along with a swastika, […]

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Ancient Christian Monuments in Kerala : Some Points of Concern by Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu

February 20, 2017 Featured
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  MOTV – 20/2/17 Dear Orthodox Brethren, I regularly read the weekly electronic bulletins of ‘UCAN India’, the Indian bureau of ‘the Union of Catholic Asian News’ based in Bangkok. In the Newsletter dated 16 February 2017, the major heading is “Christians unimpressed as Kerala plans to bank on their History”. There are some factual […]

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How to lead the world

February 20, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos- 20/2/17 It is very easy to lead the world. First, one needs to lead the nation, which is a much easier thing. In order to rule the nation, one needs to lead one’s family, which it should be even easier. […]

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Aleppo, Mosul & Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the discussion panel entitled “Aleppo, Mosul and Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?” at the Munich Security Conference. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan Region was also present in the discussion […]

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Roundtable on Migration and Refugees

February 20, 2017 News

  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a roundtable talk on “Migration and Refugees” at the Munich Security Conference. He spoke about the dangers of migration of Christians in the Middle East and how it affects negatively the Christian presence in their homeland. He also spoke about […]

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Feast Day of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast day commemorating the presentation of the 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple in Jerusalem. On the occasion of the Feast, a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was Very Rev. Fr. Shahe […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the Governor of Russian Orthodox Church Community to the Republic of Armenia

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 15, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Alania and Vladikavkaz, the Governor of the Russian Orthodox Church Community in the Republic of Armenia; and Mr. Ivan Volink, Ambassador Extraordinary and […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. SIMEON THE RECEIVER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/2/17 On Thursday 3rd/16th February 2017, the memory of St. Symeon the God-receiver was celebrated by the Patriarchate, at the Monastery dedicated to him where his tomb is preserved, on the west side of New Jerusalem. This feast is observed one day after the Dominical Feast of the Meeting of […]

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THE FEAST OF THE MEETING OF THE LORD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/2/17 On Wednesday 2nd/15th February 2017, the feast of Hypapante (Meeting) of the Lord was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Nunnery of Saida Naya, which is a stone’s throw away on the North side of the Church of the Resurrection, opposite Hanke Mosque and next to the Monastery of […]

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Saint Sebastian and Mardarije institute – Day One

February 19, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 19/2/17 Clergy and faithful filled the St. George Serbian Church in San Diego, the host church of the 3rd Annual Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute, for the morning Orthos service on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the feast day of the Holy Martyr Tryhon of Phrygia. Orthros was served by Hieromonk Fr. […]

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