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The 90th anniversary of the Schism of Tylawa : Reunion of Eastern Catholics with the Orthodox Church

September 29, 2016 Featured News
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Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service – 29/9/16 In the middle of September  2016, Polish Orthodox believers celebrated the 90th anniversary of the returning of the people of Lemkos to the Orthodox Church from the Uniate Church. A small village of Tylawa located on the border between Poland and Slovakia became the center […]

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Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem payed a visit to Belgrade

September 29, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- September 2016 His Beatitude Patriarch Teophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine visited the Serbian capital on the Sunday of the 25th of September 2016, following the consecration of the church of Saint John Vladimir in Bar, Montenegro. His Beatitude Patriarch Teophilos III was welcomed at the Saint Sava Cathedral by the […]

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INAUGURATION OF CHURCH DEDICATED TO ST JOHN VLADIMIR IN BAR – MONTENEGRO

September 29, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – September 2016 On Sunday, the 12th/25th of September 2016, the church dedicated to St John Vladimir, who suffered a martyr’s death in 1017, was officially inaugurated. The ceremony coincided with the 1000th anniversary of the death of St John. The church was constructed upon the inspiration, supervision and care of Metropolitan Amfilohije […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS THE CHURCH OF SERBIA-MONTENEGRO

September 29, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – 29/9/16 On Friday, the 10th/23rd of September 2016, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem began His visit to Serbia-Montenegro, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archbishop Makarios of Qatar and Archdeacon Markos, departing from Ben Gurion airport via El Al airlines. The Patriarch responded to the invitation of H.B. […]

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THE GATHERING OF STS JOACHIM AND ANNA, PARENTS OF THE VIRGIN MARY

September 29, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – September 2016 On Thursday, the 9th/22nd of September 2016, the Patriarchate commemorated the Gathering of the Holy  Parents of Theotokos, Sts Joachim and Anne, at the Monastery dedicated to their name, on the site of their house, adjacent to the city walls and Lions Gate or St Stephens Gate. By “Gathering” we […]

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TV presenter ‘crucified’ for wearing crucifix: ‘Atheism turns into militant form’

September 29, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – September 2016 Can a journalist, who is supposed to be impartial and keep their beliefs out of public view, wear religious symbols? What’s the problem with an Italian presenter wearing a cross? Isn’t it just freedom of expression that atheists are championing? An Italian news presenter has been making headlines herself and all over […]

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The decisions of the hierarchy of the Church of Greece on the “Holy and Great Council” and their fate

September 29, 2016 Featured News
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Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios – Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios Transalted Anastasios Filippides- September 2016 At its meetings on 24 and 25 May 2016, the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, as was its right and responsibility, studied the texts adopted by the Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conferences and Summits of the Primates, […]

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Antioch, Romania and Georgia united in liturgical prayers : Saint Anthimos the Ivirite honoured in Bucharest

September 28, 2016 Featured News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative […]

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Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Signs Appeal to Ban Abortion in Russia

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 27/6/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church signed on Tuesday an appeal to introduce a total nationwide ban on abortions in Russia, Patriarch Kirill’s spokesman said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexander Volkov, the appeal calls for recognition of the beginning of human life at the moment of conception and stresses that the embryo should be legally protected. […]

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Russia: Patriarch Kirill leads first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy with sign language

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Ruptly TV – September 2016 Moscow: Hundreds of Orthodox believers with impaired hearing attended the first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy accompanied by sign language interpretation at the Church of All Saints Whose Light Shone Forth in the Russian Land in Moscow’s Novokosino district, Sunday. The liturgy was led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia. Source:

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Opening of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod 2016

September 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Metropolitans, members of the Holy Synod, gathered at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon to participate in the Meetings and Sessions of the Holy Synod 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Mor […]

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SECURITY OFFICIALS IN MOSCOW CHECK DANILOV MONASTERY AFTER BOMB THREAT

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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RIA-Novosti – September 2016 Security officials have begun an inspection on the territory of Danilov Monastery in southern Moscow following an anonymous message about an explosive device placed somewhere within the monastery, reports an RIA-Novosti source in the capital’s emergency services. “There was an anonymous call of a bomb threat and an investigation is underway,” stated […]

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315,000 PEOPLE VENERATE RELICS OF VENERABLE SILOUAN THE ATHONITE

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 On September 24 the relics of St. Silouan accompanied by representatives of the St. Basil the Great Foundation and clergy left Moscow’s Danilov Monastery – their final destination – and departed for the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos where they have been kept permanently for many years, reports the St. […]

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Bosnian Serbs Vote in Favor of Controversial Holiday

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – September 2016 Republika Srpska voters backed the initiative to make January 9 a state holiday in a Sunday referendum. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Republika Srpska voters backed the initiative to make January 9 a state holiday in a Sunday referendum that the Bosnia and Herzegovina court declared illegal, media reported. The preliminary results showed that out of 70 […]

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Schedule of events dedicated to the Commemorative Year of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite and of the Church Typographers (September 26 – October 1)

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency- September 2016 On the 300th anniversary of the martyrical death of St Anthimos the Ivirite, Metropolitan of Wallachia, founder of places of worship, a cultural personality, and typographer, the Romanian Patriarchate and the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, organize from September 26 to October […]

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Reaction to disruption of participation in the Manofim Contemporary Art festival

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/9/16 Published with permission of Mrs. Sudilovsky Tonight my husband and I had been looking forward to taking our sons to the final event of the Manofim Art festival at the Binyan Clal building in downtown where you were to be one of the choirs performing in the […]

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Demera: the Building of huge Bonfire

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Kassa Nigus – Mahibere Kidusan- September 2016 The term Demera is coined from Ge’ez verb to mean ‘unity, gathering…’ to describe the collection of woods to make bonfire. Community elders come to the arena, called Meskel Square holding of single woods to build Demera bonfire on the eve of Meskel (Finding of the True Cross). […]

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The new Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada enthroned

September 26, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 More pics here: While paying a canonical visitation to the Diocese of Canada, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of many Hierarchs, enthroned the former Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America as Diocesan Bishop of Canada, on the Sunday of the 18th September 2016. Source:

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Focus Ecumenical Journal Features Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/9/16 Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: The October 2016 issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) has featured Orthodoxy […]

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THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

September 25, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – September 2016 On Wednesday the 8th/21st of September 2016, the feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos was observed by the Patriarchate in commemoration of the fact that God had offered Mary as a gift to her barren parents, Joachim and Anna, for their fervent faith and […]

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“Let’s Get to Know, Accept and Tolerate Each Other” Father Khoren Hovhannisyan

September 25, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church of Georgia – September 2016 Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan Speech at a conference entitled “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace” Organized by Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues The freedom of the will is a priceless gift bestowed on man through the Lord’s Grace. We live in a diverse world: there are many […]

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