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‘Judgment’ – An Independent Family Short Film (English Subtitles)

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Vaidehi Productions – 24/9/17 Visit FB Page ‘Judgment’ is an independent family thriller short film directed by Vimal Vallathol. The story is based on declining moral values in modern day families. Source:

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Meyendorff Lecture: Glimpse into Byzantine Monasticism

September 24, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – September 2017 When Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot presented the fourth annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on our campus recently, she opened a window into Byzantine monasticism that revealed a culture as rich and diverse as the personalities of the monks and nuns who embraced it. Her presentation, titled, Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 800–1453, highlighted the […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/9/17 On September 22, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to the Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Mother of God, where it was first discovered in 1295. This […]

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ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD BEGINS STREAMING MYRRH IN NY ON EVE OF FEAST OF CROSS

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/9/17 An icon of the Mother of God began streaming myrrh on the eve of the feast of the Universal Exaltation of The Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Our Lord (September 13 on the new calendar) at St. George Orthodox Church (OCA) in Buffalo, NY, according to the parish’s Facebook page. The message, posted yesterday […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA CELEBRATES 50TH MASS BAPTISM

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/9/17 On September 21, the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Georgia celebrated his 50th mass Baptism, reports the site of the Georgian Orthodox Church. His Holiness again became Godfather to more than 600 newly-baptized children during the service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. […]

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MINOR PLANET NAMED AFTER RUSSIAN ARCHPRIEST

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – Bolkhov, Orel Province, Russia – September 2017 A minor planet, registered as No. 24604 (1973 SPF) in the international catalogue of minor planets, has been named “Vasilermakov” in honor of Archpriest Vasily Timofeevich Emerkov of the town of Bolkhov in the Oryol Province, 200 miles southwest of Moscow. As the site of the Orel Diocesereported yesterday, […]

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PROPOSAL TO REBUILD IPATIEV HOUSE WHERE ROYAL FAMILY WAS MARTYRED COMES ON EVE OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS DESTRUCTION

September 24, 2017 News
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Orthochristian.com -Ekaterinburg, Russia – 22/9/17 Today marks the 40th anniversary of the razing of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were martyred on July 17, 1918. Royal Russia reports that the anniversary was marked by the September 19 opening of the “Ipatiev House: From Destruction to Repentance” exhibition at the Tsar Spiritual […]

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NEW RULING BISHOP APPOINTED FOR TERNOPIL DIOCESE

September 22, 2017 News
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RISU – September 2017 Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church  In the cathedral of the Nativity of Ternopil, 19, the UAOC clergy elected a new diocesan bishop by secret ballot. Bishop Tikhon (Petranyuk) of Odesa and Chorniomorsk was elected. Most of the participants voted for his candidacy. Bishop Tikhon (Petranyuk) will be appointed as a ruling bishop […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

September 22, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul. At the airport, he was met by Mr. Andrey Podelyshev, Consul General of the Russian Federation […]

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The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch

September 22, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On behalf of the clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Diocese of Zica, His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica handed over to His Holiness Irinej the Order of Venerable Simon the Monk at the Serbian Patriarchate on 19 September 2017. His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica indicated in his […]

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Serbian Patriarch Receives Iranian delegation

September 22, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – September 2017 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in an audience a delegation from Iran headed by Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan  Mostafavi, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 18 September 2017. Ayatollah Mostafavi expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed theological, […]

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Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

September 22, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – September 2017 Newly elected Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla was enthroned at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Bijeljina on 17 September 2017. (phоto gallery). His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan […]

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CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

September 22, 2017 News

 Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 22/9/17 On September 30, 2017, Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians, will gather at 10:00 AM at Lane Tech Auditorium, 2501 West Addison Street for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years of the Orthodox Christian presence in greater Chicagoland. A […]

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Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq

September 22, 2017 Featured
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AINA – 22/9/17 (AINA) — The Assyrian Universal Alliance, an umbrella organization for Assyrians worldwide, has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterrs, regarding the establishment of an Assyrian regional government in north Iraq, where the majority of Assyrians remain after being driven out of Iraq since 2004. […]

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BULGARIAN METROPOLITAN DOMETIAN OF VIDIN REPOSES IN THE LORD

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 21/9/17 +Memory Eternal+ The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Metropolitan Dometian of Vidin has reposed at the age of 84 after a long illness, the Holy Synod announced on Monday, the Sofia Globe reports. Born Dimitar Topuzliev in 1932, he took his monastic vows in 1959 and was consecrated as bishop in 1974, serving as head of the […]

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Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus – The Church will not apologize to homosexuals

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 21/9/19 His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Orthodox Archbishop of Nova Justinia and All Cyprus, in his interview with the Alpha TV said that Orthodox Church will not apologize to homosexuals. By Cyprus Mail Online. Source:

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Orthodox Christian Chant – In the Dark Night

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – September 2017 Orthodox Christian Chant “In the Dark Night” about the Birth of Lord Jesus Christ, by the Monks of Sviatohirsk Lavra in Ukraine. Source:

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Orthodox Christian Chant – Bless my soul, O Lord

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – September 2017 Lord, don’t cast me outside of Your Church, don’t cast me out to the darkness and emptiness. All are to answer the inner call of the Holy Spirit, and join the Saints in the never-ending praise given to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Source:

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ANCIENT GEORGIAN MONASTERY TO BE RESTORED IN TURKEY

September 19, 2017 News
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Orthochristian.com – 19/9/17 A tenth century Georgian Orthodox monastery of historic importance found in the northeastern Turkish village of Altiparmak is set to be restored by a group of both Georgian and Turkish experts. The team from the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia and the State Academy of Arts began its work on […]

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“I Don’t Want the Russian Church Abroad to Lose Its Identity” – Protopriest Peter Perekrestov

September 19, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2017 You were born and reared in the Russian diaspora. Tell us about the people who influenced you in your younger years and nurtured in you a love for the Church and your historic homeland. – I […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary Begins Offering Postgraduate Education in Theology

September 19, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2017 The Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin received postgraduate graduation accreditation, according to decision № 987 A/2 issued on October 6, 2016 by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. As a result of long-term hard work, a new […]

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