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Conference on Orthodox Christian Schools

August 19, 2017 News
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 19/8/17 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HELD IN DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS.  Clergy, Administrators, Teachers, and Leaders from 25 Orthodox Christian Schools from 11 States and the Nations of Albania and Estonia Gather DES PLAINES, IL:  On Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, St John the […]

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Saint Angelina of Serbia

August 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/8/17 Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God. Saint Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those […]

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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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Orthodox Africa – A review article

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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LOI – August 2016 We are pleased to be able to publish the following short review of In Africa: Orthodox Christian Witness and Service by HE Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Albania who was the host of the first two LOI international consultations and continues to encourage us in our work together. “My sisters and brothers, […]

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The 24th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

August 9, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2016 On Tuesday, August 2, on the day of the 24th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Anastasios as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, a festive Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Church of the Analipsi (Ascension) in Librazhdi. It was a very special celebration, because it […]

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The Orthodox Primates, Honorary Members of the Academy of Crete

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Romanian Orthodox News Agency – June – July 2016 Friday night, 24 June 2016, the ceremony for awarding the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, present at the Holy and Great Council, the title of Great Benefactors and Friends of the Orthodox Academy of Crete was held. It should be mentioned that the […]

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Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Consecration of the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – June 2016 On June 1, 2014 the consecration of the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana marked both a spiritual and historic event for the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, which has already gained an undisputed autocephalous position into the bosom of the Orthodox Churches worldwide. In addition the event marked […]

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Church of Albania: The Convocation of the Holy and Great Synod of Orthodoxy is Imperative

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Romanian Orthodox Basilica Press Center  Read below the statement by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Albania regarding the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church: Considering the debates that have recently arisen about the planned Holy Synod of Orthodoxy, we feel obliged to briefly emphasize the following: 1. The […]

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The Tragic Accident of a Group of Orthodox Pilgrims from Vlora

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – May – June 2016 Also Read: Archbishop Anastasios’ visit to the injured in the accident in Kruja on May 27, 2016 On Friday, May 27, a group of Orthodox pilgrims of the community of Saints Theodor Church in Vlora, had a tragic and fatal accident. After visiting the Monastery of […]

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Enthronement of His Eminence Andon as the Metropolitan of Elbasan, Shpati and Librazhdi

May 11, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – May 2016 The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, in its meeting dated on April 7, 2016, held under the headship of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, decided the establishment of two new Metropolis: 1. The Holy Metropolis of Apolonia and Fieri, which […]

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“There is no reason to agree with anyone who speaks the language of hatred…”

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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Albanian Orthodox Church – April 2016 22 April  2016, Elbasan – Press Release (The Committee for Interfaith Cooperation in Elbasan responds to the smear and attacks of Mr. Nikolla Marku against the Church,against the new Metropolitan of Elbasan and other religious representatives) The Committee for Interfaith Cooperation in Elbasan has followed with concern, sympathy and compassion […]

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Metropolitan Amfilohije attended enthronements in Fier and Elbasan (Albania)

April 19, 2016 Featured News
Metropolitan Amfilohije attended enthronements in Fier and Elbasan (Albania)

Church of Serbia – April 2016 Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral attended the enthronement of Metropolitan Nicholas of Apollonia and Fier at the Cathedral of Saint George in Fier, Albania, on 16 April 2016 as well as the enthronement of the new Metropolitan in Elbasan, Anthony. Metropolitan Nicholas has been a Vicar Bishop […]

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The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania was awarded the Prize of Appreciation

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania – December 2015 The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania was awarded the Prize of Appreciation by the Albanian Student Movement ’90-’91 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Freedom and Democracy in Albania. The event was organized on 8 December 2015 in Hotel Tirana International. The ceremony was attended by former […]

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Promotion of Anastasimatari – a Liturgical Music Book

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania – December 2015 The promotion of the complete liturgical music book titled Anastasimatari, which was adapted and composed in Albanian by Theodhor Peci, Director of the School of Byzantine Music of our Church and leader of Byzantine Choir of Chanters “St. John Kukuzeli”, took place on Wednesday, December 16, at the Hall […]

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THE ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 26, 2015 Featured News

On Monday, the 8th/21st of December 2015, His Excellency the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr Edi Rama, in the context of a visit to the state of Israel, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by his esteemed wife and a group of his political associates. The Prime Minister and his retinue were welcomed at David’s […]

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Is Religion the Cause of Wars?

December 7, 2015 Featured News
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Original Article Published in 2014 – Miron Çako, Head of the Office of Catechism – The Albanian Orthodox Church- December 2015 These days have been tense, watching and hearing about 129 victims being slain and many others wounded in the streets of Paris due to the pathological violence of some fundamentalist extremists. They think that by killing […]

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OCMC – You Are Needed as Part of a Mission Team in 2016!

October 17, 2015 Featured News
Orthodox Mission Team opportunities for 2016 are now available! You service is needed! Please apply today and help lead youth camps, teach the Faith, minister to women, restore a church, or offer healthcare in a world longing for the love of Christ.

Orthodox Christian Mission Center – October 2015 Visit OCMC Website here: Around the world there are adults and children longing to learn more about the Faith. There are women who want to offer their time and talents to the Church, but need guidance on how best to serve. There are people desperate for healthcare. In 2016, […]

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A New Public Protest on the Demolition of the Church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi – Albania

September 12, 2015 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – September 2015 Official government institutions across the country have declared that the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania did not complain about the events concerning the demolition of the Church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi. The truth is that the Church has already issued three public announcement-protests: the first two on […]

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Meditation on Peace by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 – FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Tirana/Albania: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a meditation on peace “I have overcome the world”, at the closing session of the international conference “Peace is Always Possible” organized by Sant’Egidio Community in Tirana, Albania. Source:    

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem Speaks on Sayfo at ‘Peace is Always Possible’ International Conference

September 8, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 – Fb page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II gave an intervention at Panel 10 in the international Conference organized by the Community of Sant’ Egidio in Tirana, Albania, entitled “Peace is Always Possible”. The Panel was about “Envisioning Peace: Religion and Politics Discuss their Roles”. His Excellency Italian Foreign […]

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The Orthodox Church of St. Athanasius destroyed in Albania

August 31, 2015 Featured News

Press Release – August 2015 Press Release 26.08.2015 – The Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was destroyed, Dhermi (Drymades), Himara. On August 26, 2015, before dawn at around 4 o’clock in the morning, in order not to confront the residents of Dhermi in Himara, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed […]

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