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July 26, 2017 Featured
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The Acetic Experience  – The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Monastic Republic Mount Athos – July 2017 A brother once went to Abba Filika and took some laymen with him. He asked the abba to say something beneficial to them. But the elder remained silent. The brother continued to implore him for a […]

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Number of atheists in Russia halves in 3 years – poll

July 26, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 26/7/17 The number of Russians who describe themselves as atheists has fallen from 26 to 13 percent in just three years, according to recent research. The share of those who back the Church’s involvement in state politics has increased slightly. The poll, conducted by the Russian independent research center Levada in late June, […]

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Holy Qurobo – Conclusion of 53rd Convention, California – USA

July 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the conclusion of the 53rd Annual Convention held in California, USA. Their Eminences Archbishops Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, and Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, assisted His Holiness […]

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Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council; Holy Woman Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess of Constantinople; Virgin-martyr Eupraxia of Tabenna

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency  – 25/7/17 Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. During the reign of Saint Justinian […]

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In pictures: Patriarch Daniel prayerfully celebrates 66th birthday

July 25, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 25/7/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrated Saturday his 66th birthday. On this occasion, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiesti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, officiated a Te Deum (Doxology) service as a sign of thanksgiving to God for the bounties poured out upon His Beatitude over time. The July 22 […]

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Assyrian Man Kidnapped, Killed in Syria

July 25, 2017 Featured
Dr. Basil Isaac, an Assyrian from Tel Shamiram in Syria, was kidnapped and killed by unknown assailants. (AINA)

AINA – 25/7/17 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) — The body of an Assyrian man, Dr. Basil Isaac, was found two days ago in a village eight kilometers west of Hasaka, three days after he was kidnapped. He died from a gun shot to the head. He was buried in his home village of Tel Shamiram. Dr. […]

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Assyrians Protest Removal of Mayor By Kurdish Government

July 25, 2017 News
Fayez Abed Jawahreh, the Assyrian mayor of Alqosh, north Iraq, was illegally removed from his post by the Kurdish Regional Government. (AINA)

AINA – July 2017 Alqosh, North Iraq (AINA) — A large demonstration was held yesterday in the Assyrian town of Alqosh, situated in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, to protest the ouster of the Assyrian mayor, Fayez Abed Jawahreh, who was voted into office in 2014. Mayor Jawahreh has faced several Kurdish-led attempts to unseat him. The […]

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Losing Faith: Germany’s Christian Population Declining at Record Rate

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 25/7/17 The number of Catholics and Protestants in Germany sank to a new low in 2016, with the latter hemorrhaging almost 1.6 percent of members in comparison with the previous year, according to recently released figures. According to the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD), at the end of 2016 there were around 22 million evangelicals in Germany. Demographics played the biggest factor in the change: in 2016, approximately 340,000 evangelicals […]

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Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/7/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at New Gracanica Monastery on 22 July 2017. The service was prayerfully attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America. After the Liturgy, His Holiness Irinej served a […]

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Biography of the newly-elected Bishop Atanasije of Milesheva

July 25, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 25/7/17 His Grace Bishop Atanasije (Rakita), elected Bishop of Mileshevo, was born on 7 November 1957 in Janje near Sipovo. His got the baptismal name Svetko. After finishing primary school in Babici, he absolved  the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Krka monastery. He was tonsured in the same monastery as a graduate […]

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FRANCE CURRENTLY HOME TO 500-700,000 ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND GROWING

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/7/17 The Handbook of the Orthodox Church has been published in France, providing comprehensive information and practical information about Orthodox life in France. It presents a detailed map showing the location of all Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and dioceses in France by region, and provides information about Orthodox bishops (members of the Association of Orthodox Bishops), […]

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HIERARCHS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CANONICAL UKRAINIAN CHURCH

July 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2017 A press briefing was held on July 23 before the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra with several representatives of various Local Orthodox Churches, who had arrived to honor the memory of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Rus’, in which the bishops spoke out […]

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Eritrean Synod organises a Sham ‘Reconciliation’

July 22, 2017 Featured
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The British Orthodox Church – 22/7/17 On 11 July 2017 the ‘Holy Synod’ of the Eritrean Orthodox Church issued a statement declaring that the issue of Patriarch Abune Antonios had been resolved and that there was “a full reconciliation, peace and love with Abuna Antonios in the presence of Union of the Monasteries and Church […]

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Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture – September 15 – 2017

July 21, 2017 News
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SVOTS – July 2017 St. Vladimir’s Seminary 575 Scarsdale Road Yonkers, NY 10707 Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot will present the fourth annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on our campus, Friday, September 15, at 7 p.m. Dr. Talbot is the Director Emerita of Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, a prestigious research institute of Harvard University, located in Washington, D.C., […]

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Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – July 2017 Photo Gallery: On Sunday 16th July 2017 by the grace of Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon under the leadership of His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM was blessed with the consecration of His Grace Mar Benyamin Elya as the […]

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Serbian Patriarch officiated in the Russian Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 21/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia led the Divine Liturgy at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL here on this day. His Holiness is presently in the United States having led the glorification of the St. Mardarije in Libertyville, IL on July […]

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Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) slept in the Lord

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Anthiochian Patriarchate -July 2017 +Memory Eternal+ On the hope of resurrection and eternal life, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, John X announced the repose of bishop Paul Saliba, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, who has slept in the Lord on the morning of the first of July 2017. Jesus […]

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Clergy Meeting – 53rd Convention of the SOC in Northern America

July 21, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the clergy meeting of the two Archdioceses of the USA at the 53rd Annual Convention held in California. Their Eminences Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, and Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, […]

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RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LIQUIDATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, EU ISSUES REBUKE

July 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2017 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld on Monday the decision to recognize the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization, banning their operations and liquidating the organization within Russia, reports Interfax-Religion. The decision drew a rebuke from the European Union, contradicting the Russian court’s decision and insisting upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

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NEW CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS THE ATHONITE CONSECRATED IN SYRIA

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/17 A new church dedicated to St. Paisios the Athonite was consecrated in Syria on July 11, on the eve of his feast. The church is located in the Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring of the Theotokos in the Syrian province of Latakia, reports Romfea. A monastic tonsure was celebrated by Metropolitan John of […]

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Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again

July 19, 2017 Featured
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Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service – 19/7/17 Additional information on the Situation of Abune Antonios from members of Arbi Harnet in Asmara Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: New reports state that His Holiness Abune Antonios – the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea is again under house arrest in the capital city of Asmara. […]

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