Synaxis of the Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

February 2016 Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred St Basil (January 1), others honored St Gregory the Theologian (January 25), while a third group exalted St John Chrysostom (November ...

BISHOP OF COPTIC CHURCH VISITS REPRESENTATION OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE IN THE USA

On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church. During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to ...

The Mid-American Diocese Celebrates the Great Consecration of the Church of SS Sergius and German of Valaam

ROCOR- November 2015 The patronal feast of SS Sergius and German of Valaam, in Houghton, Michigan was a very special celebration this year. Not only was it the 20th anniversary of the founding of the parish, it was also the day of the Great consecration of this temple. His Grace Bishop Peter presided over the Great Consecration ...

Orthodox Inter-Seminary Meeting

L to R: Stephanie Earl, Bishop John, and first-year seminarian Seth Earl, at OISM meeting

March-April 2015 Representatives from St. Vladimir's, St. Tikhon's, Christ the Savior, and St. Herman seminaries joined Hellenic College/Holy Cross (HCHC) Greek Orthodox School of Theology students for the 2015 Orthodox Inter-Seminary Meeting (OISM) hosted by HCHC in Brookline, MA. This year's theme was "Building Community," with talks offered by His Grace The Right Reverend John Abdalah ...

Centenary of the Kolubara Battle in WW1

On Sunday, December 14th, 2014, when our Holy Church celebrated prophet Nahum and Saint Philaret the Merciful, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus officiated the Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop John of Shumadia, as well as of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the Diocese of Shumadia, at the church ...

Enthronement of Bishop John (Culibrk) of Slavonia

Church of Serbia - September 2014 Bishop John will be enthroned by His Holiness Irenaeus, Serbian Patriarch at the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Holy Trinity in Pakrac, Slavonia, Croatia, on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  Many Hierarchs of the Serbian Church will concelebrate, as well as some high clergymen from other Local ...

Consecration of the Church of Pope Kyrillos VI

David H Bebawy - March 2014 On Sunday, March 2, 2014, H.H. Pope Tawadros II, along with 22 venerable metropolitans and bishops, consecrated the altar of the Church of Pope Kyrillos VI in St. Mina Monastary in Maryout.  The other church altars were consecrated in the name of St. Mina and St. Antonious. Pope Tawadros also ordained 5 monks to ...

The Feast of the Three Hierarchs

February 2014 During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred Saint Basil the Great (January 1).  Others honored Saint Gregory the Theologian (January 25).  A third group exalted Saint John Chrysostom (November 13). Dissension among Christians increased.  Some called themselves Basilians, others referred to themselves as ...

Massive rally in Occupied Jerusalem in solidarity with the abducted Bishops

21/8/13 Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA) – A massive rally was held in the courtyard of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in solidarity with the abducted Bishops, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim by an armed terrorist group in the countryside of ...

Patriarchs Rahi and Yazigi call on foreign sides to stop interference in Syria

14/6/13 BEIRUT, (SANA) – Cardinal Mar Bechara al-Rahi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Maronite Church, and Patriarch John X Yazigi of Antioch and All the East for Greek Orthodox Church called on all foreign sides to stop interference in Syria. After their meeting Thursday at the Patriarchate in Bkirki, the two patriarchs expressed sorrow ...

Archbishop Atallah Hanna Appeal for the Release of Kidnapped Bishops From Aleppo

28/4/13 Jerusalem - Archbishop Atallah Hanna Sebastia, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, appealed to all people to work as soon as possible in order to release the two bishops, Bishop Paul Yazigi archdiocese Aleppo Greek Orthodox Church and Bishop John Ibrahim archdiocese Aleppo for Syrian Orthodox. Archbishop Atallah Hanna said that the two bishops ...

Joint Communique on the Abduction of Bishop Paul and Bishop John

24/4/13 The following official joint statement has been released by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. (Original PDF here.) On Monday the 22.04.2013, we were surprised by the news that our brothers Bishop Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Bishop John ...

Awqaf Ministry Condemns Abduction of Bishops in Aleppo

23/4/13 DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) condemned the terrorists' abduction of Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi, and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim, in addition to a deacon in a car in northern Aleppo. "This terrorist operation comes in completion of the plot to target opinion and thought leaders ...

Bishop John Kallos, 84: First U.S.-born Greek Orthodox bishop

Michelle E. Shaw -8/12/12 Bishop John Kallos dedicated his life to the Greek Orthodox Church. During his nearly 60 years of service to the church, including more than 40 as a bishop, Kallos assisted in the church’s growth in Atlanta and beyond. “Bishop John was instrumental in bringing the diocese’s headquarters to Atlanta,” said the Very Rev. ...