The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

THE FEAST OF ST. GERASIMUS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/3/18 On Saturday March 4/17, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Gerasimus of the Jordan at his Holy Monastery in the valley of Jordan on the west bank of the river near Jericho. Having arrived in the Holy Land from his country, Asia Minor in the middle of the 5th century, ...

New Book on Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide Published

By Bar Daisan - AINA - 9/4/17 (AINA) -- A new book titled Genocide In The Ottoman Empire - Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923, edited by George N. Shirinian, has been published by Berghahn Books. The editor is executive director of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, a division of the Zoryan Institute. ...

‘The Fathers on the Holy Eucharist’ – Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos

MOTV- 29/10/16 - Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos In recent years there has been a growing interest to learn what the early Fathers of the Church have said and taught not only on the fundamentals of Christian faith but also on the discipline and the morals of the Church. I have reproduced below the teachings of certain important ...

SLAB WITH INSCRIPTION OF BIBLICAL KING DARIUS THE GREAT DISCOVERED IN KUBAN

Krasnodar territory, Russia - Pravoslavie.ru A large fragment of a marble slab (stele) with an inscription made on behalf of the Persian King Darius I the Great (550-486 B.C.) has been discovered during ongoing archaeological excavations in the territory of Phanagoria (the largest ancient Greek city of the Taman Peninsula, now in southern Russia). The artifact was ...

May 19 – Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

Pontian Greeks Genocide

Stella Tsolakidou - May 2015 - Greek Reporter In 1994, May 19 was selected by the Greek parliament as the day to commemorate the Pontian Greek Genocide by the Turks. The Pontic Genocide is one of the darkest moments in history not only for Greeks, but also for mankind. The Genocide vanished from its ancestral and ...

MEETING OF THE I.A.O. INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT AND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS

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    April- May 2015 On the occasion of the memorial events marking the 100 years since the Armenian genocide, held in Yerevan, the second annual meeting of the International Secretariat and Committee Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), was organized in Yerevan, 22 – 25 April 2015. Members of Parliaments from Armenia, Bulgaria, ...

St. Basil the Great and Christian Philanthropy

St. Basil the Great

By John G. Panagiotou- December 2014 Many things are said and written about the great Cappodocian Father of the 4th century St. Basil the Great of Caesarea. In Basil the Great, we find the consummate theologian, liturgical scholar, ascetic and evangelist of the Faith. Too often, however, one more aspect of Basil is left overlooked and ...

May 19, Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

Stella Tsolakidou - 19/5/13 In 1994, May 19 was selected by the Greek parliament as the day to commemorate the Pontian Greek Genocide by the Turks. The Pontic Genocide is one of the darkest moments in history not only for Greeks, but also for mankind. The Genocide vanished from its ancestral and historic homeland in Pontus a culturally vibrant and unique part of the Greek population that had been fighting for its ...

Nicaean Church of Hagia Sophia began functioning as a mosque

3/8/2012 Historic Church of St. Sophia in Nicaea (modern Iznik, Turkey), where in 787, held the Seventh Ecumenical Council, began to function as a mosque, to which has already been assigned aMufti. This is reported by "Romfea." Hagia Sophia in Nicaea was first converted into a mosque in 1331, after the conquest of Asia Minor in the ...

Requiem concert to commemorate new martyrs and confessors of Christ in 15th-20th century Greece, Cyprus, Asia Minor and Pontus

26/1/2012 On January 25, 2012, a requiem concert took place at the Church of Christ the Saviour’s Hall of Councils in conclusion of the 20th Educational Christmas Readings. Named ‘Confessors of Orthodoxy after the Fall of the Empire’, it was devoted to the feat performed by new martyrs and confessors of Christ in the 15th-20th century ...

Russians mark the Day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

22/5/2010 Today the Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating he Day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, - one of the most revered Christian Saints, who is believed to be the Patron Saint of sailors and travellers, the protector of widows and orphaned children. A great many churches in Russia have been named after St. Nicholas, while in ...