All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

April 17, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to […]

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His Holiness Aram I appoints Arhbishop Khoren Toghramadjian Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus

April 17, 2017 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – April 2017 11 April 2017. His Holiness Aram I announced the appointment of Archbishop Khoren Toghtamadjian as Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus. The Archbishop assumes this responsibility after serving as Staff Bearer, teacher in the Armenian schools, Supervisor and Vice Dean of the Seminary, Diocesan Bishop of Thessaloniki (1995-2004) and Prelate of the Diocese […]

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Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan Enters His Eternal Rest

April 17, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 +Memory Eternal+ With deep regret, we were informed by the Armenian Diocese of Romania that on the morning of April 13, Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan, entered his eternal rest. Father Zareh was 76 years old. Father Zareh’s death is a great loss for the Armenian Apostolic […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon presides at opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism

April 17, 2017 Featured
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SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] – April 2017 On Great and Holy Monday—April 10, 2017—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery.  His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, also was in attendance, as was His Beatitude, retired Metropolitan Herman. Opening prayers and […]

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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the […]

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Francois Fillon Presents Steps to Help Middle East Religious Minorities

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has come up with a plan to help religious minorities in the Middle East to fight discrimination. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suggested 12 measures to help religious minorities in the Middle East, stressing the necessity to exclude mentions of religious affiliation from IDs, […]

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Holy Fire Delivered From Jerusalem to Moscow for Easter Liturgy

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered from Jerusalem to Moscow by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy Fire was delivered by the Fond of Andrey Pervozvanny (FAP) in a special lamp, and it will be handed to […]

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Clerical Ordinations in Australia – Assyrian Church of the East

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Assyrian Church of the East – April 2017 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has elevated three priests to higher holy orders and ordained two priests for the Archdiocese. On Sunday 26th March His Beatitude elevated Rev’d Fr Korkis Toma to the ranking of Cor-bishop at St Abdisho’s […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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What is Prayer?

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Sreekariyamorthodoxchurch.com – April 2017 – Article by the late lamented Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios of the East. Prayer is like breathing. Without breathing we cannot live. When we breathe, air enters our lungs, cleanses the blood in our veins by relieving it of the carbon dioxide, and supplying it with oxygen. If I do not breathe […]

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HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME

April 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/4/17 The Holy Fire, which descends every year on the eve of the Orthodox feast of Pascha in Jerusalem, will be delivered to the various corners of the Earth, with the support of the Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation, including, for the first time this year, to the United States of America. “It […]

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Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2017

April 15, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/4/17 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2017 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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PILGRIMS’ BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN (2017)

April 15, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 15/4/17 On Holy and Great Tuesday morning, 29th March/11th April 2017, the pilgrims’ baptism took place as a seal of their pilgrimage theory, at the bank of the river Jordan, at the place where our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Pilgrims were from Greece and other […]

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Another Terrorist Attack Thwarted at Shoubra St Mary’s Church

April 13, 2017 Featured
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 13/4/17 Cairo: “There was a bomb planted in St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in the Cairo suburb of Shoubra. The bomb was discovered and detonated safely by security. It was planted after the morning service at 3 pm, whilst the main guards and security took a break. The relief team obviously […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met the M. Heratsi Medical Students and Soldiers

April 13, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 13/4/17 On April 10, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received students from the Yerevan M. Heratsi Medical University, and Heratsi High School, as well as soldiers who have been wounded during military operations. They were accompanied […]

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UKRAINIAN NATIONALISTS SEEK TO FORCIBLY RENAME UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/4/17 Leader of the nationalist “Freedom” association Oleg Tyagnibok intends to have the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) renamed to the “Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” thereby expanding the influence of the self-proclaimed “Kiev Patriarchate” (“KP”), reports RIA-Novosti. The UOC-MP is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, recognized by and in […]

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UEFA President Visits Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 13, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 13/4/17 On April 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Aleksander Čeferin, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President. He was accompanied by Mr. Ruben Hayrapetyan, President of the Football Federation of Armenia. During […]

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Hasho Service at Mor Jacob Baradeus Church – Jaramana

April 13, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/4/17 On the occasion of the Passion (Hasho) Week, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the prayer service of Tuesday Evening at Mor Jacob Baradeus Church in Jaramana. The prayer was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Kosovo Candidly Threatens Christian Serbs With Ethnic Purge

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Sputniknews – 13/4/17 Politicians in Kosovo have been making anti-Serbian statements, indicating that they have gotten used to “a culture of impunity,” which their patrons have fostered in order to implement their geopolitical objectives, Serbian political analyst Aleksandar Pavic told Sputnik. In an interview with Sputnik Serbia, Aleksandar Pavic, a Serbian political analyst, described the […]

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Churches in Southern Egypt to Curtail Easter Celebrations After Deadly Bombings

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Sputniknews – 13/4/17 Several Egyptian churches in the southern city of Minya said on Tuesday that they will cut back on Easter festivities in solidarity with the families of 45 Coptic Christians killed in the attacks in Egypt’s northern cities of Tanta and Alexandria earlier this week. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said in a […]

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