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PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

January 21, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia’s Ministry […]

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Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2017 Featured News
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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – 21/1/17 White House Chief of Staff Priebus Praises Greek Orthodox Community (video) WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America invited by the Presidential Inauguration Committee and representing the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended early this morning the special Inauguration Day Prayer Service at St John’s Episcopal […]

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‘Molested when we confessed’: Duterte fires up at Catholic priests over pedophilia, corruption

January 20, 2017 Featured News
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Rt.com – 20/1/17 Unshaken by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has hit back at priests and bishops critical of his war on drugs, accusing clergymen of homosexuality, child molesting, hypocrisy and corruption. “You asked for it,” he said. “You expose me, fine. I expose you. Why? When you commit mistakes it’s […]

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Try meth before criticizing war on drugs – Duterte tells priests the day Pope blesses Philippines

January 20, 2017 Featured News
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RT.com – 20/1/17 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has taunted the country’s bishops and priests to drop their “hypocrisy” and try drugs themselves to fully grasp the seriousness of the problem. The Catholic Church got the emphatic message on Wednesday, the same day the Philippines was blessed by Pope Francis. In a speech marking the 20th […]

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The VATICAN & Nazi Connection (Video)

January 20, 2017 Featured News
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† Ephesians_6:12 † – January 2017 ~How Pope Pius XII turned a blind eye to the horrors of the Nazi Party & subsequently went along with Adolf Hitler, proving that behind the Vatican doors, demons dwell ! ~20th Century Fox [Hollywood] produced Nazi films during the rise of Hitler in 1933. Source:

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Syrian Pastor: US Congressmen Blast Obama’s Foreign Policy While Visiting Aleppo

January 20, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 20/1/17 A group of US lawmakers visiting the Syrian city of Aleppo has slammed the outgoing president administration’s policies of interference in the affairs of sovereign states, the head of a local Evangelical church, Pastor Ibrahim Nasser, said Wednesday. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – A delegation of former and incumbent US lawmakers visited the Syrian […]

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Orthodox Divine Liturgy – Consecration – Kenya

January 20, 2017 Featured News
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Orthodox Church – 20/1/17 His Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan Makarios of Kenya serves Divine Liturgy, St. Barnabas Orthodox Apostolic mission. Source:

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Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic – January 2017

January 20, 2017 Featured News
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Утешител Дух на Истината – January 2017 First sermon at Comforter Spirit of Truth Eastern Orthodox Church by Fr. Milan Radulovic. Source:  

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Bucharest: Commemoration of 167th Birthday Anniversary of National Poet Mihai Eminescu

January 19, 2017 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 National Poet Mihai Eminescu was commemorated Sunday all over Romania, on his 167th Birthday Anniversary. An assembly of priests concelebrated the Divine Liturgy Jan. 15 at the Chapel of Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest in the remembrance of Poet Eminescu. Next, Fr Costinel Ailioaei from the Archdiocese of Bucharest […]

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Patriarch Daniel: We are called to rise prayers of thanksgiving for the gift of life

January 19, 2017 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Our Saviour Jesus Christ does not call blessed those who are unthankful, but those who are grateful and thank God for the bounties they receive from Him, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy, celebrated […]

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Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

January 19, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. […]

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Pope, Patriarch to Make Progress on Practical Agenda of Helping Christians

January 19, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 19/1/17 Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill are likely to make progress when they meet in Havana, Cuba on boosting cooperation to help Christian communities in distress around the world, prominent ecumenical experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “The planned meeting between Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill is of enormous significance,” Jerusalem’s Tantur […]

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COPY OF DA VINCI’S “LAST SUPPER” FOUND IN VOLOGDA CATHEDRAL

January 19, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/1/17 A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s infamous “Last Supper,” dated to the mid-nineteenth century and painted according to Orthodox canons, has been found in Vologda’s Resurrection Cathedral, 290 miles northeast of Moscow. Certain variances from the original do catch the eye, for instance the different color of Judas robe, reports tvkultura.ru. The […]

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100 YEARS OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION: RELICS OF NEW MARTYRS TO BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT RUSSIA

January 19, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/1/17 2017 marks two major anniversaries in Russia: one hundred years since the restoration of the patriarchate, and one hundred years since the disastrous October Revolution. The second is to be marked by the Russian Orthodox Church by celebrating all those who died for their faith in the years of Soviet atheism brought […]

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Egypt: Four Christians Slaughtered in 10 Days

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 18/1/17 That the Coptic Christian Church continues to voice its support for President Sisi should not be interpreted to mean that the situation of Egypt’s Christian minority has improved. One need only look to the substratum of news for confirmation. The current month of January alone has already witnessed […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Minister Vulin

January 18, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 18/1/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy at the Serbian Patriarchate yesterday, on January 16th, 2017. The reception was attended by Mr. Dragan Makojevic, Director of the Charity Organization of the Serbian Orthodox Church “Philanthropy”.  They deliberated continuation of the […]

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Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator Medal Awarded to His Eminence Archbishop Paren Avetikyan

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 18/1/17 On January 15, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral, during which an awards ceremony was held. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, granted the Order […]

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His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian Enters His Eternal Rest

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 18/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian  was one of the prominent delegates of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox joint theological commission for dialogue and unity.  It is with deep regret that we inform our faithful that on the evening of 14 January, His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian, entered his […]

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Sermon on the Epiphany by St John – Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-Worker

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 18/1/17 As we celebrate the Epiphany, we remember how God revealed himself as the Trinity, that Jesus appeared to the people as Christ. Where did Christ appear Hos did He begin His mission? Did He enter a great […]

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Trump to Take Oath of Office on Lincoln’s Bible at Inauguration Ceremony

January 18, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 18/1/17 US President-elect Donald Trump will use the Bible from President Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration as well as his own bible when he takes the presidential oath of office on January 20, Trump’s transition team said in a press release on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release noted Trump’s Bible was given to him by his mother […]

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Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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AINA – 18/1/17 Diyarbakir (AINA) — Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the Turkish government. Diyarbakir is home to many Assyrians and […]

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