Saint Sava marked in Arad -Romania

Church of Serbia - 31/1/17 On the day when our Holy Church celebrates its first Archbishop St. Sava in Arad, in Romania, the Holy Hierarchal  Liturgy was served by the Archbishop of Arad Timothy and the Serbian Orthodox  Bishop of Hungary and  administrator of the Timisoara Lukian. The clergy and monks of the Archdiocese of Arad and ...

Faculty of Orthodox Theology holds Seminar in Bucharest on the Holy and Great Council

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Aurelian Iftimiu  - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 The Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest organized Thursday a seminar entitled Reception of the decisions of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Professors of Theology presented reports in which they analyzed the official documents adopted by the Council of Crete. The event ...

MET. AMBROSE OF KALAVRYTA TO PAT. BARTHOLOMEW: “THE COUNCIL ON CRETE IS A PATH TO SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/5/17 Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta of the Greek Orthodox Church has sent an open letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concerning last year’s council on Crete, the main points of which have been published on AgionOros. The metropolitan opens the letter reporting on “the deep sorrow and astonishment” he felt when he learned that the patriarch ...

Declaration-Protestation against the “SYNOD” of Crete

Assembly of Orthodox Clergy and Monks - 4/2/17 Declaration-Protestation against the "SYNOD" of Crete (to be signed by whom it may comply with) (Draft to be allocated for signatures by other Churches) The "Holy & Great Synod" of the Orthodox Church was finally convened, after many decades of preparation, at Kolymbari, Crete, on the 19th-26th June of ...

Intervention and Text in the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (November 2016)

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 20/12/2016 Article by His Eminence Hierotheos - Metropolitan of of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios Original text in Greek:  Παρέμβαση κατά τήν ἔκτακτη Σύνοδο τῆς Ἱεραρχίας 23-24 Νοεμβρίου 2016. In the last meeting of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (23-24 November 2016), Metropolitan Theologos of Serres, read his presentation, ...

Conclusions of the Holy Synod regarding the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 16-26 June 2016)

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 3/11/16 After the discussions carried during the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, chaired Saturday, 29 October 2016, by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Synodal Fathers formulated and expressed the following conclusions related to the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great Council ...

Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to the Orthodox People and to all People of Good will

Church of Serbia - July 2016 To God, "the Father of mercies and all comfort," we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of the ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Crete

The Great and Holy Council - 19/6/16 Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Chairman of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church at the Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Metropolitan Church of St. Minas in Heraklion, Crete With Their Beatitudes ​the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches. (Sunday of Pentecost, June 19, ...

Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church (6-7 June 2016)

Aurelian Iftimiu - The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met in working session, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, from 6 to 7 June 2016, at the Synodal Hall in the Patriarchal Residence. We mention some of the decisions taken by the hierarchs of the Holy Synod: Canonization of Metropolitan Jacob Putneanul of Moldavia (1750-1760), ...

OPEN LETTER OF THE KINOT OF HOLY MOUNT ATHOS TO THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE BARTHOLOMEW I

Katehon - June 2016 - The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos  The Holy Kinot (central administrative body of Mount Athos) held an emergency meeting on May 25 described as “exceptional” (because it was attended by priests and representatives of all 20 monasteries of Mount Athos), and wrote an open letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I ...

Oriental Orthodox Con-celebration in Netherlands

Reported - Ruben van der Kaap Pictures - Anke Wanger - July 2015 06 July 2015 was a beautiful day! For the first time in the history of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Netherlands, we have celebrated a feast together with all Oriental Traditions-Armenians, Ethiopians, Eritreans, Copts and Syriacs.   A new Oriental Orthodox Platform is in ...

Canonization of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide to be held on 23rd April 2015

21/4/15 LIVESTREAM of the Canonization of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide - April 23, starting at 17:00 Armenia Time Zone (UTC+04:00), will be streamed in different media services from the Open Air Altar at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The canonization marks a major event in the history of the Armenian nation, as no elevation to sainthood ...

Catholicos Baselios Paulose II to particpate in the 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

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Liju Cherian 15/4/15 KOTTAYAM, India: HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, will lead a delegation of the Indian Orthodox Church to Armenia from April 22-25. This will be the maiden visit of the Catholicos to Vagharshapat, Armenia and is upon an invitation from His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of ...

What the World Witnessed a Century Ago – A Presentation by the AGBU Asbeds

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Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America - March - April 2015Begins - Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pmEnds- Friday, April 10 at 9:30pmContact- asbeds@agbuca.org Location- Skirball Cultural CenterAddress- 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90049Source:

Father Baret on the nature of independence of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

January 2015 The letter from Father Baret is about the independence of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In the letter the Reverend Father refers to all the canonical points, that the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, though being a part of the whole Armenian Apostolic Church, but is independent in governing its own affairs, like to elect their ...

The Rite of blessing of pomegranates held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

03/01/2015 Yerevan: A new order of blessing of pomegranates by  His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians  was held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin at the eve of the New Year 2015 . The Pomegranate-blessing service was offered at all parishes of Armenian Orthodox Church as well. In the Armenian tradition, the pomegranate is seen as the national symbol that ...

Bishops Synod of the Armenian Apostolic Church to Convene on 11 November at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On November 11-13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will preside over the opening of the Bishop’s Synod of the Armenian Church. On this occasion, on 10 November at 16:00, the ...

Inaugural Jerusalem Pilgrimage for the Assyrian Metropolitan See of Sydney

Assyrian Apostolic Church of the East - July 2014 On the 30th June 2014 180 Sydney and Melbourne parishioners departed Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport and travelled to the Holy Land of Jerusalem, accompanied by Rev’d Fr Narsai Youkhanis and Rev’d Fr Ninos Elya and numerous deacons. The pilgrimage took approximately ten months to organise, with the ...

New Assyrian Church Consecrated in Auckland, New Zealand

Assyrian Catholic Apostolic Church of the East Courtesy – Manukau Courier - June 2014 A new church is helping forge cultural roots for a small community. The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East opened its doors in Manurewa on Saturday. Father Toma K Toma, who came to New Zealand from Iran in 1992, acknowledges the church has ...

Canonization Committee Convened in Antelias

Armenian Apostolic Church - February 2014 From January 27 through 29, under the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia; the Canonization Committee of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church was convened in the Mother Cathedral of the Great House ...