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RIGHT HAND OF GRAND DUCHESS ELIZABETH THE NEW MARTYR TO BE BROUGHT FROM NYC TO ST. PETERSBURG

April 24, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 24/4/17 A reliquary with the right hand of the venerable Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna will be brought to St. Petersburg from May 5 to 11, from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian Synodal Cathedral “Of the Sign” in New York, reports the press service of the St. Petersburg Diocese. The relic is […]

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METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO ARCHONS HOLD 2ND ANNUAL BUSINESS RETREAT

April 23, 2017 News
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Greek Metropolis of Chicago – 23/4/17 GUEST SPEAKER PROFESSOR JAMES SKEDROS DISCUSSED HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF AND FUTURE OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE KANSASVILLE, WI: The Metropolis of Chicago’s Archons held their 2nd Annual Archon Business Retreat on Saturday, April 22, at the at St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin. During the retreat, Metropolis […]

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“Do not Fear. Christ Gave us Everlasting Life” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 22/4/17 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 16 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 3:11. Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 15 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of […]

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Dr. Angeliki Ziaka of Aristotle University to Deliver Annual Archbishop Iakovos Memorial Lecture

April 22, 2017 News

HCHC – 22/4/17 Dr. Angeliki Ziaka, Associate Professor of Religion at the School of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, will deliver the annual Archbishop Iakovos Memorial Lecture at 7 pm on Thursday, April 27, in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library. The lecture (free and open to the public) is sponsored […]

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MORE THAN 75,000 CHILDREN RECEIVED FREE FOOD DURING GREAT LENT IN RUSSIA

April 22, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 From February 1 to April 15 the Rus’ Foundation distributed free food products from the Lyubyatovo company to more than 75,000 needy children in ten regions of Russia, reports Foma. More than 2 million breakfast cereals, cookies, and crackers were distributed in Moscow and the surrounding areas, St. Petersburg and the surrounding […]

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The Liturgy of Death – Book

April 22, 2017 News
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SVS Press – April 2017 BUY  A COPY HERE: In these previously unpublished talks, Fr Alexander Schmemann critiques contemporary culture’s distorted understanding of death. He then examines the Church’s rites for burial and her prayers for the dead. Though they are often misunderstood, at the heart of the services Fr Alexander finds the paschal proclamation: […]

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RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT BANS ACTIVITIES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation declared the activities of “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” extremist and forbade its work, reports RIA-Novosti. As previously reported, the organizaitons’s activities had been temporarily prohibited, pending the outcome of the official court case. “The Supreme Court decided to satisfy the […]

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An Interview by Professor Richard Schneider with Dr. Vasileios Marinis

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Marinis Interview from Sacred Arts Initiative @ SVOTS on Vimeo. SVOTS – April 2017 Vasileios Marinis is Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Divinity School. His numerous publications include Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries and the forthcoming Death and the Afterlife […]

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Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch

April 22, 2017 News

Chruch of Serbia – April 2017 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received  Rt. Revd. Robert Innes, Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 19 April 2017. The high dignitary was accompanied by Rev. Robin Fox, Anglican chaplain in Belgarde. Bishop Robert Ines congratulated the Feast of feasts of the […]

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Photos from Orthodox Christian Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Celebrations Worldwide – 2017

April 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 21/4/17 Photos from Orthodox Christian Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Celebrations Worldwide – 2017. Source 1: Source 2: Source 3: Source 4: Source 5: Source 6:  Source 7: Source 8: Source 9: Source 10: Source 11: Source 12: Source 13: Source 14: Source 15: Source 16: Source 17: Source 18: Source […]

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“Heaven is Created for Us” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

April 21, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – April 2017 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on 14 April, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. The English part of the sermon begins at 4:58. Source:

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Holy Fire Brought to Russian Orthodox Cathedral in US Capital

April 20, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 20/4/17 The Rector at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist said that the Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington DC. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington […]

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RIP at last? Over half of Russians want Lenin’s body to be buried – poll

April 20, 2017 News
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RT.com – 20/4/17 At least 58 percent of Russians think Lenin’s body should be taken from the Red Square Mausoleum and properly buried, though the majority don’t want the monument to the Bolshevik leader to be removed from Moscow’s main square, a new poll indicates. The poll was conducted by the Levada Center, a Russian […]

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What do the Orthodox Believe

April 20, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) – April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: “in whom do we put our trust?” “Believe” is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many […]

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Book Review: Reflections on the History of the Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Semere Tesfamicael Habtemariam – Asmarino Independent – April 2017 BUY  A COPY FROM AMAZON HERE: Here is a fascinating book, a delight to read but quite difficult to review. Written by a non- professional historian (an engineer by training turned into a political activist and historian to boot), it contains a great many insights without […]

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THE FEAST OF RESURRECTION OF PASCHA AT THE HOLY SEPULCHRE (2017)

April 19, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 At midnight on Holy and Great Saturday 2nd/15th April 2017, at the turn of Sunday, 3rd/16th April 2017, the Patriarchal Hagiotaphite Entourage came down from the Central Monastery to the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection. There, at the Catholicon, Matins of Easter Sunday was held with the […]

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The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 19/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and President electus of the Republic of Serbia on 17 April 2017 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Nikola Selakovic. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic congratulated […]

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Attack on Christian Church in Sinai Kills One – Reports

April 19, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 19/4/17 One of the oldest Christian monasteries in Egypt was the subject of a violent attack on security forces. One soldier has been confirmed dead while at least four have been wounded, local media outlets report. The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the […]

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PHILOKALIA PUBLISHED IN PORTUGUESE

April 19, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/4/17 Portuguese publishing house “Paulinas” has released the book Pequena Filocalia (“Small Philokalia”). The 800-page tome includes works of the great monastic teachers translated into Portuguese: St. Anthony the Great, Evagrius Ponticus, St. Macarius the Egyptian, St. John Cassian, St. Hesychios of Sinai, St. Mark the Ascetic, St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon […]

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MORE THAN 4 MILLION RUSSIANS TOOK PART IN PASCHAL SERVICE

April 18, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/4/17 More than 4.3 million people in the various regions of Russia took part in the Paschal services this year. Security was provided by more than 90,000 people, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. “On the night of April 15 to 16, 2017, on the […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Call for the Liberation of the Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

April 18, 2017 Featured
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The Antiochian Patriarchate – 18/4/17 Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East Paschal message Beloved spiritual brethren and children, Christ is risen, truly He is risen. Christ is risen and the East is bleeding. Christ is risen and our people of all faiths […]

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