Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Gracanica Monastery

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 After touching encounters with the Serbs in Strpce and Kosovsko Pomoravlje, His Holiness Patriarch visited the Gracanica Monastery on 16 April 2019. Serbian Patriarch Irinej was solemnly greeted in Gracanica monastery by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with abbess Stephanida as well as the sisterhood of the Gracanica. Following the prayer in the church ...

The Serbian Patriarch in Prizren

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 His Holiness the Patriarch visited the Holy Archangels Monastery not far from Prizren, the foundation of Serbian Emperor Dusan, and got familiar with the renovation works of this great sanctuary that has been destroyed many time throughout the history. The Patriarch was welcomed by abbot Mihailo and his brotherhood. Patriarch Irinej then visited, according to ...

‘Great Lent is a Great Time to Re-connect with Creation’ – John McKinney

John McKinney - OCP News Service - 17/4/19 On Earth, as it is in Heaven: For the Orthodox Christian, every day is Earth Day. And Great Lent is a great time to re-connect with creation. During our Lenten journey, we’ve been doing—or at least trying to do with God’s help—a bit of restoration work: on ourselves, and ...

Notre Dame’s Interior Ravaged by Flames But Cross Remains Intact

Sputniknews - 16/4/19 On Monday, a French journalist shared photos of the inside of the Notre Dame Cathedral, revealing that most of the church’s interior had been destroyed, except for the altar and its cross. Raphaelle Bacqué, a journalist for French newspaper Le Monde, shared the photos on her Twitter account, hours after the medieval Catholic cathedral ...

The Serbian Patriarch visited Serbian settlements Orahovac, Velika Hoca and Zociste

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited Orahovac, where he celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos on April 14, 2019. A visit to Velika Hoca followed, where both the old and the young welcomed joyously their Patriarch accompanied by Bishop Teodosije, in the ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej Visits the Monastery of Visoki Decani

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the morning of April 14, 2019, in Orahovac, the first in a series of enclaves that will be visited as part of his Archpastoral visitation to the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, TV Hram announced. In the presence of quite a number ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the Pec Patriarchate on April 12, 2019. His Holiness the Patriarch was welcomed by the Right Reverend Teodosije, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, and Monastery abbess Haritina with her sisterhood. The Patriarch will celebrate Liturgies in the Pec Patriarchate as well as in Visoki Decani ...

Bishop Alexander of Vevey delivers a lecture on the meaning of Great Lent at the Nicholas Association of Orthodox Students at Fribourg University

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 13/4/19 Members and friends of the Nicholas Association of Orthodox Students at Fribourg University in Switzerland welcomed the visit of His Grace Bishop Alexander of Vevey, Vicar of the Western European Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of ...

Consecration of the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop-Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 13/4/19 On April 10, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Amman – Jordan. During the Qurobo, His Holiness consecrated Very Rev. Raban Gabriel Dahho as Archbishop, Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan, and the Holy Lands.   His Holiness was assisted in the Qurobo by ...

Sixth Anniversary of the Abduction of the Prelates of Aleppo

OCP News Service – 11/4/19 Global: ISIS is defeated. The conflict in Syria has almost come to an end. However, the fate of the kidnapped Orthodox Christian Bishops of Aleppo remains a mystery. April 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of the abduction of the Orthodox Prelates of Aleppo. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop ...

On Walls and Muslims: A Lesson for Pope Francis

PJ Media- Raymond Ibrahim - 11/4/19 “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges” has long been Pope Francis’s mantra. Most recently, when asked last Sunday “a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico,” the pope pontificated in platitudes: “Builders of walls,” he said, “be they made ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 11/4/19 On April 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Majesty King Abdullah II, King of Jordan, at the Royal Palace in Amman. He was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, as ...

Holy Qurobo and Funeral of Late Archbishop Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 11/4/19 On April 8, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo and presided over the Funeral Service of the Thrice Blessed Archbishop Mor Philoxenus Matta Cahmoun, at the Virgin Mary Cathedral in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of ...

THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2019

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 9/4/19 On the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, March 25/April 7, 2019, according to the mobile cycle of Triodion feasts, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation according to the stable cycle of the feasts in the book of Minaion. This feast was celebrated at the place where the Annunciation took place, at ...

40th Anniversary since the Blessed Repose in the Lord of St. Justin (1979 – 2019)

Church of Serbia - 9/4/19 In Christianity truth is not a philosophical concept nor is it a theory, teaching, or a system, but rather, it is the living theanthropic hypostasis—the historical Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Before Christ men could only conjecture about the Truth since they did not possess it. With Christ as the incarnate divine Logos, ...

Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis

Church of Serbia - 9/4/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, awarded His Excellency Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade, with the Order of Saint Sava. The ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate on 1 April 2019 was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, ...

A Practical & Concrete Way to Serve – IOCC

IOCC - 9/4/19 You offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John, most blessed, ... for it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it.—Kontakion of the Feast Growing up, I was involved in every aspect of Church life—youth groups, choir, oratorical contests—but it wasn’t until I ...

IOCC Responding to Nebraska Floods

IOCC - 9/4/19 # On the Ground in Nebraska, International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds after Historic Flooding. # Orthodox Christian Aid Org Offers Emergency Assistance, Support near Omaha. Baltimore, Md. (April 5, 2019) – Following devastating floods across the Midwest, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) deployed a US emergency response team in Nebraska to address practical and intangible ...

Memory Eternal – Archbishop Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/4/9 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy Synod of Antioch, mourn the thrice blessed Archbishop Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun, Former Honorary Archbishop of Edessa and Director of the ...

Malankara Church Faithful Celebrates the Catholicate Day – 2019

Orthodoxia.Kadeesh - OCP News Service - 7/4/19 Malankara-India: The faithful of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara celebrates the Catholicate day on the sixth Sunday of the great and Holy Lent (7/4/2019). The celebration begins by hosting the Catholicate flag followed by the Divine Liturgy. At the end of the Liturgy, the priest will make the ...