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PAN-ORTHODOX CONFERENCE ON HERESIES AND PARA-RELIGIONS HELD IN GREECE

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service The 28th Pan-Orthodox Conference of authorized representatives of Local Orthodox Churches and metropolises of the Greek Orthodox Church on heresies and para-religions under the theme ‘Heretical and Occult Ideas of the Human Being and Human Rights’ took place from October 31 to November 2 in Agrinio, Greece. It was organized by the […]

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BULGARIAN CHURCH REASSERTS REJECTION OF CRETE COUNCIL

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – November 2016 Meeting last week, the Holy Synod of the Church of Bulgaria came to a conclusion on the Council of Crete and its decisions, maintaining their earlier rejection of it. The patriarch of Bulgaria has informed Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens by letter of the synod’s decision, with an official announcement expected soon. […]

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Venerable Parasceva (Petka) of Serbia

October 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 29/10/16 Saint Paraskeva the New was born into a pious family, living during the eleventh century in the village of Epivato, between Silistra and Constantinople. Her older brother Euthymius became a monk, and later he was consecrated as Bishop of Matidia. One day, while attending the divine services, the words of […]

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HOLY MONASTERIES OF MT. ATHOS REPOND TO DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 26, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The Holy Monasteries of Mt. Athos have responded to the draft documents and methodology of the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council with letters sent to the Holy Community of Mt. Athos which have been released to the public. The documents prepared for the upcoming council were sent to the monasteries of Mt. Athos by […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH DELEGATIONS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES

July 31, 2015 Featured News

On July 27, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the delegations of Local Orthodox Churches, who came to Moscow for the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. There were delegations of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Georgia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, […]

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Anniversary of 1150 years since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian People Held

May 6, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 Sofia: The celebration of Anniversary of 1150 years since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian people was held on 3/5/15. His Holiness Neophyte – the Patriarch of Bulgaria presided over the celebration along with His Beatitude Daniel – Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kive and All Ukraine and other Orthodox Prelates.  The Message of His Beatitude DANIEL, Patriarch of Romania, […]

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Bulgaria to mark 1,150 years since Christianisation with solemn service in Pliska

May 2, 2015 Featured News
Bulgaria to mark 1,150 years since Christianisation with solemn service in Pliska

FOCUS Information Agency – 2/5/15 Pliska. Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria will head a solemn divine service at the Great Basilica in the town of Pliska to mark the 1,150th anniversary since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian nation and the Day the Bulgarian Church commemorates Boris I of Bulgaria. The solemn liturgy will be serviced in the […]

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DECR Chairman meets with Prime Minister of Bulgaria

December 19, 2014 News

On 17 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr. Boyko Borisov. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the residence of the government of the Republic of Bulgaria, by H.E. Yuri Isakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary […]

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Celebrations marking Grand Consecration of Russian Church of St. Nicholas in Sophia led by Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

December 3, 2014 News

November 30, 2014, the centenary of the Grand Consecration of the church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia in Sofia, which is the representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Bulgaria, was marked by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. His […]

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Bulgaria–Russia: Images of Spiritual Unity’ Conference takes place in Sofia

December 3, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 ‘Bulgaria–Russia: Images of Spiritual Unity’ Conference took place in Sofia on 29 November 2014 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria. The conference was timed to the centenary of the consecration of the Russian Church of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia […]

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Bulgaria: Citywide cross procession marks Family Day in Varna

November 29, 2014 News

November 2014 Residents of the Bulgarian port city of Varna have celebrated Christian Family Day with a procession of the cross, carrying copies of two wonder-working icons: “The Queen of All” (“Pantanassa”) Icon of the Mother of God from the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos and the Moldovan Icon of Holy Great Martyr George […]

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Bulgaria marks 90th years since Alexander Nevsky Cathedral inauguration

November 27, 2014 Featured News

November 2014 Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorated Saint Alexander Nevsky on Sunday, as well as the 90th anniversary since the inauguration and sanctification of the Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is a symbol of the Bulgarian capital city Sofia and of Bulgaria, on Sunday, November 23. There was a solemn service at the […]

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Procession of the cross in honour of St. John of Rila starts in Bulgaria

August 11, 2014 Featured News

August 2014 The fifth procession of the cross, “The Wonder-Worker of Rila”, in honor of the first Bulgarian hermit Venerable John (Ivan) of Rila (c. 876-946; feast: October 19/November 1) has started in the Bulgarian capital, reports the official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria. The idea of several young people of walking to the […]

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Patriarch Kirill extends condolences to Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria upon the flood

June 29, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria upon the flood in the country:  His Holiness Neophyte Patriarch of Bulgaria Metropolitan of Sophia Your Holiness, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant: It has deeply grieved me to […]

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Communiqué on the results of irenical visit of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria to the Russian Orthodox Church

June 1, 2014 Featured News

1/6/14 His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria paid an irenical visit to the Russian Orthodox Church from May 23 to 30, 2014. Among those accompanying His Holiness were the Most Reverend Metropolitans Dometian of Vidin, Gabriel of Lovech, Yoan of Velicky Preslav, and Naum of Rousse. During the visit, the Primates of the Russian and […]

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FESTIVE RECEPTION AT RUSSIA’S GENERAL CONSULATE IN NEW YORK ON THE OCCASION OF 700TH BIRTHDAY OF ST. SERGIUS OF RADONEZH

May 26, 2014 News

May 2014 On May 22, 2014, Russia’s general consul in New York Mr. Igor Golubovsky and Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, gave an official reception on the occasion of the 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It was the first event in the chain of festive activities to […]

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BULGARIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

May 23, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 In the afternoon of Tuesday the 7th/20th of May 2014, His Excellency the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Mr Plamen Oresharski, while in an official visit to the state of Israel, visited the Patriarchate in the company of Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Mr Kristian Vigenin, Health Minister Mrs Tanya Andreeva, Agriculture Minister, Mr Dimitar Grekov, his wife, […]

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Bulgaria, Macedonia with Joint Slavic Script Celebrations

May 1, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Bulgaria and Macedonia will hold for the first time a joint event to mark the annual celebrations of the Slavic Script and Culture. On May 11, Archbishop Stefan, head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the chair of Macedonia’s Academy of Science Vlado Kambovski are due to arrive in Sofia, CROSS agency has […]

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First Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

February 26, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 26/2/14 Read Letter of Congratulations from Metropolitan Hilaron of Moscow: Sofia: The Bulgrians celebrated the first Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte on 24th February 2014. He was elected as the Patyriarch st the church council convened on 24 February 2013. Born Simeon Dimitrov, the 67-year-old bishop enjoyed a close relationship with […]

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Bulgaria to finance repairs of Athonite Zografou Monastery

February 12, 2014 News

February 2014 The Commission for religions of the National assembly of Bulgaria has unanimously voted for financing of repair in the Bulgarian “Zografou” Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, reports Dveri Pravoslaviya. At the present time the monastery needs 1 million leva for completion of the large-scale repairs. Target sources, equal to 700 thousand leva have […]

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Orthodox Church celebrates St. Spyridon, the saint of shoemakers and the expeller of plague

December 12, 2013 Featured News

12/12/13 Sofia. On December 12, the Orthodox Church celebrates St Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, one of the great saints and miracle workers of the IVth century. St. Spyridon was born on the island of Cyprus during the reign of Constantine the Great. He became a bishop in the city of Trimythous. According to the legend, […]

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