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Apostle Andrew – the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

December 14, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 14/12/17 Commemorated on November 30/December 13 The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his […]

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Lonely Planet’s Guide to Romania and Bulgaria

May 26, 2013 Featured News

26/5/13 THOUGH distinct countries with different cultures, Romania and Bulgaria share a magnificent landscape of mountains and monasteries, a riveting history of domination and rebirth, and a long stretch of Black Sea coast. Top experiences 1. Hiking in the Carpathians Dense primeval forests that leap straight from the pages of a Brothers Grimm story, with bears, wolves, lynx and […]

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Service Held At Turkey’s Historic Sümela Monastery

August 16, 2012 Featured News

16/8/2012 (RTTNews) – Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Christians gathered for the annual religious service at the Sümela Monastery in Turkey’s Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon on Wednesday morning, marking the third religious ceremony to be held at the monastery in the history of the Turkish Republic. This year’s divine liturgy, held on the occasion […]

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Fire badly damages 19th century church in southern Ukraine, no injuries reported

January 28, 2012 News

By Associated Press 26/1/2012 KIEV, Ukraine — Emergency officials say a fire has badly damaged a 19th-century Orthodox church in southern Ukraine, including collapsing its dome. No injuries have been reported. The fire at the landmark Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in the town of Bolhrad outside the Black Sea port of Odessa broke out Thursday during renovation […]

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The Romanian monks drawing inspiration from the Danube

September 17, 2011 News

15/9/2011 “Often when I see people swimming in the Danube, I realise they do not know how to use it, how to use the currents to get to the shore ” – Father Atal Each year on 14 September – the Day of the Holy Cross – people come from all over Romania to the […]

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Government gives go-ahead for second service at Sümela Monastery

August 5, 2011 Featured News

5/8/2011 The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has approved a request by the İstanbul-based Fener Greek Patriarchate for a second service at the Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon in August, the Doğan news agency reported on Friday. The ministry reportedly told the patriarchate that a religious service can be […]

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Bulgaria shows John the Baptist Relics, hopes for tourist Boom

November 13, 2010 Featured News

13/11/2010 Bulgaria’s main Orthodox cathedral is displaying jaw and arm bones and a tooth said to be relics of John the Baptist, in a move state officials hope will boost tourism to the Black Sea resort where they were found. Prominent politicians and simple believers flocked to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia to view […]

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Remains of John the Baptist Found

August 4, 2010 News

3/7/2010 Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim to have found the remains of John the Baptist, significant figure in the Orthodox Church, while excavating a 5th century monastery on the island of Sveti Ivan in the Black Sea. A container for relics, known as a reliquary, was discovered last week under the monastery’s basilica. The team opened […]

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Bulgarian Orthodox Honor St Marina

July 17, 2010 News

17/7/2010 The Orthodox world, including the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, mark Saturday the Day of Saint Marina. According to the Golden Legend, she was a native of Antioch, daughter of a pagan priest named Aedesius. Marina was scorned by her father for her Christian faith, and lived in the country with a foster-mother keeping sheep. Olybrius, […]

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Bishop killed in Turkey

June 6, 2010 News

ISTANBUL (Turkey) – A CATHOLIC bishop was stabbed to death in his home in the Turkish province of Hatay, the state-run Anatolian news agency said. Luigi Padovese, who served in a diocese in the town of Iskenderun near the Biblical town of Antioch, was killed at his home, the agency said, without providing further details. […]

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