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St Gregory the Theologian

February 8, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 8/2/18 The fabric of Christendom was woven into its strength and beauty of character by the threads of men such as St. Gregory the Theologian, who became one of the four great doctors of the Church during the 4th century AD, along with Saints Basil the Great, John Chrysostom and Athanasios […]

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LIBRARY AT ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY REOPENS AFTER RESTORATION

December 20, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 20/12/17 The collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts, preserved in the Monastery of St. Catherine on the Sinai Peninsula, has opened again for research upon completion of the first stage of restoration in the monastery library. The process of restoring part of the storage room has continued for nearly nine years, under the patronage of […]

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THE TOWN OF SABASTIYA: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ITS RELATION TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

July 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – Heba Hrimat – 30/7/17 The town of Sabastiya, which is located 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus, may seem just another modest town at first. However, this quickly starts to alter as we approach the ‘Historic Site’ of the town. Just as we draw nearer to the public square, […]

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The Festival of Timket – 2017

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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Eotcmk.org – 26/1/17 ‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”. The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) with processions of priests carrying replicas […]

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Receiving the Council of Constantinople (E-Book)

October 15, 2016 Featured News
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Father Peter Farrington – 15/10/16 Visit here to Purchase PDF #A print copy to follow United Kingdom: This is a detailed study of the Eastern Orthodox Council of Constantinople which took place in 553 AD. It considers the official Statement and the Canons which were produced at the Council, especially in response to continuing controversy over […]

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THE COMMEMORATION OF THE OPENING OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 2016

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 On Monday, the 13th/26th of September 2016, divine Liturgy was served at the katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection in commemoration of the Church’s opening. The opening of the Church of the Resurrection took place in the year 336 AD when in this first Christian Church our Lord […]

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Restoration Works at the Church of the Nativity in Progress – Bethlehem

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2016 The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is originally built in 339 AD, and after a fire rebuilt in the 6th century AD. Necessary restorations are taking place at the moment, by the Piacenti Spa Organization. Recently the mosaic of an angel was discovered, until then […]

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BULGARIA CELEBRATES DAY OF BULGARIAN (CYRILLIC) ALPHABET AND CULTURE (DAY OF STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS)

May 27, 2016 Featured News
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Archaeology in Bulgaria – May 2016 Bulgaria and Bulgarians around the world celebrated on May 24, 2016, the Day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, i.e. the Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet (more widely known internationally as the Cyrillic) and Bulgarian Culture, one of the country’s official national holidays. The Bulgarian alphabet, or the Cyrillic, as […]

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Beyond Anno Domini… To the Gracious Year of the Lord by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

January 5, 2016 Featured News

Fr Dr K M George – January 2016 In the closing months of the year 2015 the world celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of  Relativity. Most people even in the discipline of physics do not claim to understand  fully the intricacies of the concept and mathematics of that theory. Yet it has been […]

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THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD

November 14, 2015 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate On Thursday, the 23rd of October/5th of November 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St James the Brother of God, the first Hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem, at the church dedicated to his name, which internally connects the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the Resurrection. St James the Brother […]

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Secrets of the Hagia Sophia – Healing Powers, Mysterious Mosaics and Holy Relics

May 31, 2015 Featured News
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  STEVE ANDREWS – http://www.ancient-origins.net/ – May 2015 The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has a very long history. It has survived earthquakes, religious power struggles, and has been a church (basilica), a mosque and is now a museum. It is known as the Ayasofya in Turkish, and was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos. There […]

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AD HOC INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION COMPLETES ITS SESSION

February 25, 2015 News

On 20 February 2015, the Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its second session, which had begun on February 15, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy (Switzerland). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and […]

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AD HOC INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION CONTINUES ITS SESSION

February 18, 2015 News

18/2/15 The Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council will continue its work until 21 February 2015, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy near Geneva. Considered at the session is a draft document “The Orthodox Church’s Contribution to the Triumph of Peace, Justice, Freedom, Brotherhood, and […]

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5th-6th century Christian monuments discovered in Saudi Arabia

February 6, 2015 Featured News

6/2/15 Ancient monuments of Christian culture have been discovered in the sands of the southern desert of Saudi Arabia, reports the Linga portal with the reference to news agencies. It is reported that a French-Saudi team of archaeologists carrying out excavations in the desert of the Najran region has discovered numerous inscriptions, carved on the […]

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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF HOZEVA

January 27, 2015 Featured News

On Wednesday, the 8th/21st of January 2015, two days after the Epiphany, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Monastery of Hozeva to commemorate its proprietors, Sts John and George the Hozevites. The two hosioi had played a significant role in the history of the Monastery: in the 5th c. AD, St John arrived here […]

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The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos

January 17, 2015 Featured News
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January 2015 The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτόκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250. In 1917, the John Rylands Library [1] in Manchester, England, acquired a large panel of Egyptian papyrus. The prayer is located on the fragment recorded […]

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BURIAL PLACE OF HOLY ARCHDEACON STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR DISCOVERED

November 21, 2014 Featured News

  Pravoslavie.ru – 20/11/14 During excavations near the Palestinian town of Ramallah archaeologists have discovered a greatest Christian relic – the burial place of Holy Archdeacon Stephen, the First Martyr for Christ, reports the Linga news portal. Research in the Kharaba at Taiar village, which lies two kilometers west of Ramallah, carried out by the Palestinian […]

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A Syriac Poetic Eulogy for St. Gregorios of Parumala by Dr Kurien Thomas

October 20, 2014 Featured News

October 2014 Dr. J.J. van Ginkel, affiliated fellow, faculty of humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, the Netherlands, presented an interesting paper in the Eight World Syriac Conference held at Kottayam, India from 8th to 16th September 2014. The paper was titled as “A poetic Eulogy from Kharpat for Geevarghese Mar Gregorios (‘Parumala Thirumani’); reflections […]

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Constantinople: Monastery of Stoudios Converting to a Mosque

November 30, 2013 Featured News

Nikoleta Kalmouki – 30/11/13 The Turkish government plans to turn the Monastery of Stoudios into a mosque. The monastery is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Constantinople. The restoration of the building will end in 2014, and then it will be converted into a mosque. The monastery would be used as a museum […]

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Patriarch John X: Syria will remain country of tolerance and amity

August 24, 2013 Featured News

24/8/13 Damascus, (SANA) -Patriarch John X Yazigi of Antioch and all East for Greek Orthodox stressed that Syria will remain the country of tolerance, amity and co-existence. Meeting the Russian popular and civil delegation currently visiting Syria, Yazigi pointed out that the attempts of using religion to create strife among the Syrian society’s spectrums will […]

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Department of Antiquities unearths Byzantine church in Jerash

June 15, 2013 Featured News

Gioia Forster/ Jordan Times – 15/6/13 AMMAN — Looting of archaeological sites in Jordan is a widespread problem, yet this time it has brought to light the mosaic floor of a previously undiscovered Byzantine-era church near the Roman city of Jerash. “Underneath about a metre of soil, the mosaic floor of Kanisat Qirmerl was almost […]

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