Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York

July 16, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 16/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, 44th successor of Saint Sava on the primatial Throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has arrived in New York on 14 July 2017 en route to Chicago, where he will lead celebrations this weekend for the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America. The AirSerbia […]

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“EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD”. THE LONG JOURNEY OF A SWISS CATHOLIC TO ORTHODOXY

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/7/17 Pierre Haab, a Swiss ex-Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. —Can you tell us a few words about your […]

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“Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority” , Said His Holiness Aram I

July 14, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July 2017 His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds. Sharing his concern, His Holiness stated, “We cannot remain indifferent towards the challenges to our […]

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Special Meeting of Syriac Orthodox Church in Switzerland

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/7/17 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, and under his presidency, a meeting of their Eminences the Archbishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Europe was convened at Mor Augin Monastery in Switzerland on Thursday July 13, 2017. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz […]

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ISTERS OF LINTULA HOLY TRINITY CONVENT ASK FOR PRAYERS FOR MISSING MOTHER ELIZABETH

July 14, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/7/17 The sisters of Lintula Holy Trinity Convent are asking for prayers for the speedy finding of the missing nun Mother Elizabeth, reports the site of the Finnish Orthodox Church. Mother Elizabeth was last seen on Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM. A search was organized by the Eastern Finland police department with a great number […]

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THE TOWN OF NISF JUBEIL

July 13, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – July 2017 By Heba Hrimat Within the chain of villages that surround the Governorate and city of Nablus, lies the village of Nisf Jubeil in the north-west part of Nablus City, just a few kilometers from the historic village of Sebastya. According to the testimonies of the villagers, as narrated […]

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THE NATIVITY OF THE GLORIOUS FORERUNNER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 13, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem –  July 2017 On Friday, 24th June/7th July 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Glorious Forerunner at the Holy Monastery of the Patriarchate named after this Nativity in Oreini, west suburb of New Jerusalem, the place that is considered as his birthplace. On this feast, the […]

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Graduates of Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School of Jerusalem – 2017

July 13, 2017 News
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 In the picture: His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Reverend Father Norayr  Kazaian, dean of the Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School, the teaching staff and the graduated students of 2017. The graduates from left to right: Issa […]

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Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis over Justice Dept objections

July 13, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 13/7/17 A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan has stopped the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, asserting jurisdiction in the case despite objections from the US Justice Department. “This Court concludes that to enforce the Congressional mandate that district courts lacks jurisdiction – despite the compelling context of this case […]

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Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Seizure of Assyrian Properties

July 13, 2017 Featured
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AINA – July 2017 (AINA) — Assyrian organizations in the United States and Europe have issued statements condemning Turkey’s seizure of 50 Assyrian religious properties. In the U.S., five organizations signed a joint statement condemning the seizures, saying “…we appeal to our government, the United Nations, the European Union and all international institutions and Human […]

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Christians Give $25,000 to Rebuild Arkansas State House Ten Commandments Statue

July 13, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 13/7/19 The directors of a Christian film series have donated money to replace the Ten Commandments statue that was destroyed on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol in late June. On Thursday the executive producers of the movie series God’s Not Dead donated $25,000 to resurrect the 6-foot-tall statues, which toppled over and […]

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Glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All America

July 13, 2017 Featured
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The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

July 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – July 2017 On the feast day of the Nativity of the Saint John the Prophet and Forerunner John. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Vienna. During the service the members of the First Belgrade Choral Society […]

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The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

July 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/7/17 In light of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival to North America of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville, and his unselfish and energetic preaching of the Word of God on this continent, the Orthodox Christian publisher Orthodox Lighthouse has prepared a narrative of his life intended for the Orthodox youth […]

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“God created us to be happy” – Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic

July 11, 2017 Featured
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Утешител Дух на Истината – 11/7/17 Sermon by Fr. Milan Radulovic on June 4, 2017 at Comforter Spirit of Truth Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. Sermon by Fr. Milan at Diocesan Annual Lenten Confession in East Syracuse, NY. Source:

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Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free

July 10, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 10/7/17 Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free. In a letter circulated to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was instructed by the Pope to tell church […]

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Cathedral, Monastery in Russia’s Sviyazhsk Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

July 10, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – July 2017 The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to official statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan […]

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‘Spiritual abuse’: Church of England votes to ban gay conversion therapy

July 10, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 10/7/17 Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone’s sexuality through spiritual counseling, should be outlawed in the UK, according to the Church of England. The General Synod, the church’s governing body, was initially asked to back a motion condemning the practice as “unethical and harmful.” However, after an emotional debate the […]

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Christian exorcisms on the rise, threaten mental health – report

July 10, 2017 News
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RT.com – July 2017 Christian exorcisms have seen an “astonishing” increase over the last few years, religious think tank Theos has said following the publication of a new report. The rise is in part driven by the growth of certain migrant communities and Pentecostal churches, for which the practice is common. “Exorcisms are now a […]

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Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure, Cardinal Pell, charged with multiple sex assaults

July 10, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – July 2017 Australia’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergyman, Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell, has been charged by Australian police over sex allegations from “multiple complainants.” The Vatican has released a statement of support for Pell, citing his “honesty.” “Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences,” Victoria state police deputy […]

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Turkey Says it Cancelled Decision to Seize Assyrian Churches and Monasteries

July 8, 2017 Featured
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AINA – July 2017 (AINA) — The Doğan News Agency reported yesterday that Turkey has cancelled its decision to transfer the ownership of 50 Assyrian churches and monasteries to the diyanet, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs. The Mardin governor’s office said the issue must be legally resolved, and until it is the properties in question […]

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