METROPOLITAN HILARION: UNIA REMAINS THE MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCK TO ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE

DECR Communication Service - September 2016 On 16 September 2016, the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work in Chieti, Italy. In compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate ...

Holy and Great Council concludes third day

The Great and holy Council - 23/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release CRETE—On the third day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, the hierarchs continued their work in the sixth, seventh, and eighth ...

ORTHODOX COUNCIL IN CRETE WILL NOT CONSIDER UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT’S MESSAGE

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TASS -20/6/16 The Ukrainian parliament’s message to Patriarch Bartholomew I, of Constantinople, containing a request for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as autocephalous will not be considered by Orthodox Council in Crete, opening today, Archbishop Job, of Telmessos, who represents the Patriarchate of Constantinople at the Council, told the press service of the Synodal Information and Enlightenment ...

Ukraine Hasn’t Asked its Orthodox Church to Split from Moscow – Archbishop

www.sputniknews.com - 19/6/16 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has not yet received a request from Ukraine’s parliament to grant the local branch of the Orthodox Church formal independence from Moscow, the Patriarchate’s representative told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has reportedly asked the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church to make the Ukrainian Church independent from Moscow's Patriarch ...

Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

www.sputniknews.com - 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. "It is sad that some churches ...

PAN-ORTHODOX SECRETARIAT OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH BEGINS ITS WORK IN CHAMBÉSY

Moscow Patriarchate- March 2016 On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople). The Pan-Orthodox Secretariat was established in compliance ...

Christmas Message of Archbishop Job of Telmessos

His Eminence Archbishop Job of Telmessos

Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes in Western Europe - Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople December 2014 Dear Fathers, beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Year after year, the approach of the Feast of Christ’s Nativity fills with joy Christians who are preparing to celebrate this solemn Mystery. And it is right to so rejoice, for the prophecy of Isaiah has ...

Archbishop Job of Telmessos

Archbishop Job of Telmessos

April 2014 Archbishop Job is the primate of the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe which is under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archimandrite Job (secular name: Igor Vladimirovich Getcha) was born on January 31 in Montreal (province of Quebec, Canada) to a family of Ukrainian émigrés. He belonged to the Ukrainian ...