Constantinople Patriarchate to Seek Help from Local Orthodox Churches?

Jelena Rakocevic (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service - 3/9/18 The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world meet for the Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul from September (1-3). It marked the beginning of the new 7527th Year of the Byzantine Church calendar. “We Believe in the Power of Dialogue” Ecumenical ...

BULGARIAN CHURCH CLARIFIES ITS STANCE TOWARDS MACEDONIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 17/6/18 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.” The Macedonian Church, which formed as a schism form the Serbian Orthodox ...

SERBIAN CHURCH MUST TAKE LEAD IN RESOLVING ISSUE OF MACEDONIAN CHURCH—MET. HILARION

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Orthochristian.com - 1/2/18 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, recently addressed the ongoing issue of the non-canonical status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in an interview with the “Church Television” ministry of the Serbian Orthodox Church, emphasizing the importance of the role of the Serbian Church. Finding a ...

BULGARIAN PATRIARCH NEOFIT: WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON MAJOR ISSUES OF FUTURE OF MACEDONIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 29/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria recently expressed hope for the future of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, stating that there is a consensus on the main issues for moving forward in the future. His statement came in response to a question of what to expect in the near future regarding the rapprochement between the ...

BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: OUTSIDE THE ORTHODOX CHURCH “THERE ARE NO OTHER CHURCHES, ONLY HERESIES AND SCHISMS”

www.pravoslavie.ru - April 2016 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church announced on Thursday April 21 policy positions stemming from its recent meeting and pertaining to the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council to be held on Crete in June, reports The Sofia Globe. In particular the Synod proclaimed, amending an earlier draft document, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church ...

Bulgarian Church to name 3 Patriarch Candidtes

16/2/13   The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will name Friday and Saturday the three candidates for the position of patriarch. The new Bulgarian patriarch will be chosen at a national church council the following Sunday, February 24. A candidate must be a serving metropolitan bishop, to have been in that position for at least 5 years, ...

Bulgaria’s President and Minister of Education to Save Bulgarian Church in Rome

12/1/13 (Sofia, Jan 9) - Bulgaria's President, Rossen Plevneliev and minister of education, Sergey Ignatov, will save the Bulgarian church in Rome. "Bulgaria's Head of State is quite worried with what is happening in the presented by late Pope John II church Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi to the Bulgarian community in Rome. Due to this ...

Bulgarian Church Honors Late Patriarch Maxim

15/12/12 The Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Church honors Saturday 40 days after the passing away of Patriarch Maxim. The solemn mass will be served in the Troyan Monastery, where the latePatriarch was laid to rest, the Holy Synod announced. The liturgy will be led by Varna Metropolitan Kiril, who is acting as SofiaMetropolitan and interim Patriarch. Patriarch Maxim, who led ...

Bulgarian Church Condemns Upcoming Gay Parade

14/6/2012 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expectedly condemned the Sofia Pride gay parade planned for June 30 in the capital. In an official statement, the Holy Synod claims that "homosexuality is an unnatural passion that undoubtedly harms the personality, the family and the society." The Bulgarian Orthodox Church declares that it strictly opposes the ...

Bulgarian Church Launches Donation Campaign for Flood-Distressed

12/2/2012 The Bulgarian Red Cross has announced a bank account for money donations (in BGN). Bulgaria's Orthodox Church has joined the efforts to help the distressed citizens in the aftermath of last week's disastrous floods in the country. Donations are gathered in the temples of the Sofia bishopric. The campaign is overseen by Bishop Joan, vicar of the ...

Bulgarian Church Faces Fine over Communist Era Files

Evtim Kostadinov, Chair of the so-called Files Commission, appeals to Bulgarian high-ranking clergy to act wisely and comply with the mandatory check of their Communist era files. Photo by Monitor daily

20/12/2011 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church can be fined BGN 15 000 to 20 000 if it continues to hurdle the opening of Communist State Security, DS, files of high-ranking clergy. The information was announced Tuesday by Darik radio, quoting Evtim Kostadinov, Chair of the so-called Files Commission, a special panel investigating the Communist regime secret files. He ...

Bulgarian Church celebrates St. Clement of Ohrid

25/11/2011 With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Kiril, on November 24 in the church of St. Clemet of Ohrid the vesper service was served by Bishop Jovan of Glavinica and priest Petar Dimitrov with the concelebration of deacon Miroslav Encev. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates on November 25 a remembrace of St. Clement of Ohrid. ...

Bulgarian Church Marks 40 Years Since Its Patriarch’s Enthronement

3/6/2011 An official solemn mass marking the 40th anniversary of the enthronement of Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim is being held in Sofia's Alexander Nevski cathedral Sunday. The official commemoration of the 96-year-old Patriarch Maxim's enthronement started Saturday, when the relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor traveled from Mount Athos to be laid out ...

Bulgarian Church Canonizes Victims of Ottoman Atrocities in 1876

3/4/2011 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has canonized the martyrs of massacres committed against Bulgarian civilians by Ottoman irregulars and troops in the April Uprising of 1876. Thousands of Bulgarian freedom fighters rebelled against the authorities of the Ottoman Turkish Empire in April 1876 seeking to liberate their nation and create an independent nation state. The so called April ...

Bulgarian Church Canonizes Batak Massacre Victims

2/4/2011 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church will canonize over Saturday and Sunday those massacred by Ottoman forces in Batak and Novo Selo during the 1876 April Uprising. A memorial service will be held 18.00 Saturday at the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, after which a canonization service will be held at 9.30 Sunday morning, followed by a ...

Kosovo – Serbian Jerusalem

5/10/2010 Željka Jevtić IMPRESSIONS OF FOREIGN ARCHBISHOPS FROM PEC Church officials who attended enthronement ceremony of the Serbian Patriarch, left Kosovo and Metohija with mixed emotions. They spoke to ‘Blic’ about the joy for attending such ‘historical event’ but also about the sorrow they felt ‘seeing the circumstances in which Serbian Orthodox Church and people are living in ...

Stanishev: We should defend the unity of the Bulgarian Church

We should find ways, legal and other instruments, to defend the authority and the unity of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. This claimed the prime minister Sergei Stanishev after discussing with the Bulgarian patriarch Maxim the situation with the decision of the European court for human rights in Strasbourg and the actions of the Bulgarian state. ...