Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church April – May 2018

May 14, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/5/18 The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade April 29 – May 10, 2018.  The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on April 29, […]

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Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on Kosovo and Metohija

May 14, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 14/5/18 We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the ancient and glorious Patriarchate of Pech, gathered by the grace of the Holy Spirit, for the regular convocation of the Holy Assembly of Bishops in the historic See of Serbian archbishops and patriarchs, the Monastery of the Patriarchate of Pech, and […]

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Holy Qurobo at St. John Church – Salalah, Oman

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. John Church in Salalah – Oman. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin Diocese and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal Synod in India, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, Mor Ireneos Paulose, […]

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Forum on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Held in Buenos Aires

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Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute – 12/5/18 Common declaration Under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a second international forum on modern slavery convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 5-8, 2018. This forum, entitled Old Problems in the New World, was cosponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and South America, and the Patriarch […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF ST. GEORGE CHURCH

May 11, 2018 Featured
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Eastern American Diocese- ROCOR – 11/5/18 On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr, Trophy-Bearer, and Wonderworker George, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. George Kuban Cossack Church in Howell, NJ, to lead the divine services for the parish’s patronal […]

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Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government’s Position on Genocide Bill

May 11, 2018 Featured
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AINA – 11/5/18 Stockholm (AINA) — Assyrians and Armenians in Sweden have reacted strongly after Swedish prime minister Stefan Lövfen revealed in an interview that his government has no intention to make genocide recognition part of Swedish foreign policy. The announcement was ill received by the large Assyrian community, which makes up a significant portion of […]

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Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem congratulates the new Prime Minister of Armenia

May 11, 2018 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 11/5/18  His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem congratulates the new Prime Minister of Armenia, the Honourable Mr. Nikol Pashinyan. Source:  

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW IN GOOD HEALTH AFTER OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY

May 11, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 11/5/18 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spent a night in the hospital earlier this week after he began to feel sick and dizzy, reports Dobrotoliubie. According to the doctors who examined His All-Holiness, the patriarch had felt sick on Sunday, but didn’t pay much attention to it and decided to go to Liturgy. His condition […]

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Archbishop Jovan officiated Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky church

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Church of Serbia – 11/5/18 With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch,  His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Alexander Nevsky in Belgrade on the feast day of Holy Great Martyr and George the Victory-bearer. His Beatitude was concelebrated by Their […]

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Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

May 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on […]

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Consecration of Mort Shmouni Syriac Orthodox Church – Ghala, Muscat

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of Mor Shmouni in Ghala – Muscat, Oman. His Holiness was assisted by His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences: Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of Oman and Metropolitan of Kozhikkod Diocese, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, […]

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New Publication on Holy Etchmiadzin

May 9, 2018 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 9/5/18 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published the memorandum “Chronicle: Holy Etchmiadzin, 1872-1880”, by Rev. Fr. Vahan Bastamyants, a member of the Brotherhood of Mother See, 19th century. […]

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Reception held for Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Il in Muscat

May 9, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was received by a crowd of faithful of our Church in Muscat at his residence. Leading the crowd were their Eminences: Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal synod in India, Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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Intercession Miracle of Saint Pope Kyrillos VI narrated by Farouk Tawfik

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim – 7/5/18 Mr. Farouk Tawfik related the following: My wife has had diabetes since 1977 and suffered much from the side effects and food restrictions. On January 6,1981, her condition worsened and she contracted a severe throat infection along with a high fever. Instead of enjoying Christmas Day, I spent the night praying […]

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A Historical Day for the Serbian Armed Forces

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 7/5/18 After the introduction of religious service into the Army of Serbia, the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces celebrated on 6 May 2018, for the first time, its Patron Saint-day (slava), the Holy Great-martyr George. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by mayor […]

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Hieromartyr Branko Dobrosavljevic

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Church of Serbia – 7/5/18 Branko Dobrosavljevic was born in the village of Skadar near Vojnic on January 4, 1886. He completed Grammar school as well as the Seminary in Sremski Karlovci in 1908. He was ordained deacon on March 15, and presbyter on March 22, 1909. He performed his duties in the villages of […]

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Martyr Sabbas Stratelates “the General” of Rome

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Church of Serbia – 7/5/18 Saint Sabbas Stratelates came from a Gothic tribe. For his bravery he attained the high rank of military commander or “stratelates,” and he served under the Roman emperor Aurelian (270-275). From his youth, Sabbas was a Christian and he fervently followed the commands of Christ. He helped the needy, and […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL VISITS KEMEROVO TO COMFORT THOSE MOURNING ON 40TH DAY OF SHOPPING MALL TRAGEDY

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Kemerovo yesterday for the 40th day of the tragedy that occurred in the Winter Cherry Shopping Mall on Sunday March 25, reports RIA-Novosti. A fire broke out at the 4-story mall at about 5:00 PM, claiming the lives of 60 people, including 41 children, […]

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CHAPEL CONSECRATED ON SITE OF SECRET EXECUTION OF MONKS IN NORTHEASTERN UKRAINE

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Orthochristian.com – 7/5/18 On the feast of Mid-Pentecost on Wednesday, His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Konotop and Glukhov celebrated the consecration of a chapel and a well in the Sumy Region in northeastern Ukraine, on the site of the execution of several monks in 1922, reports the Konotop-Glukhov Diocese. The site is popularly known as “Popovsky,” from […]

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NEW VIOLATION OF THE HOLY ZION CHAPEL

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 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 7/5/18 On Mid-Pentecost Wednesday, April 19/May 2, 2018, radical fanatics from the Yesiva Synagogue by David’s Tomb violated the railing and wire mesh of the chapel-catacomb at the outdoor area of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Priest School of Zion of the Patriarchate, and entered illegally, […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE DIVINE LITURGY AT REINEH OF NAZARETH

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 7/5/18 On Sunday of the Paralytic, April 16/29, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos led the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of St. George of the Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the town Reineh, a suburb of Nazareth in Galilee. After a very warm welcome by the Scouts […]

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