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Serbian Patriarch presided over the feast-day Eucharistic gathering at Milton

February 15, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 15/2/17 Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the restored refectory of the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord at Milton, Canada. On the Sunday of the 12the of February 2017, on the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, the patron day of the side-chapel of the Bishop’s residence in the Milton Monastery, Ontario, […]

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Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America

December 13, 2016 News

Church of Serbia – 13/12/16 His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije, escorted by His Grace Bishop Kiril of Dioclea, arrived in Chicago on 7 December 2016. The dignitaries were welcomed by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America at the airport. The next day, on 8 December 2016, Metropolitan Amfilohije […]

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Supreme Court Hears First Indigenous Religious Freedom Claim

December 1, 2016 News
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EFC – 1/12/16 Christian Legal Fellowship and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada intervene in support of religious freedom in Ktunaxa v. British Columbia. November 30, 2016 OTTAWA – For the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to determine the merits of an Indigenous religious freedom claim under the Canadian Charter of Human […]

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New decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church regarding Romanians living in America

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 30/10/16 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its first autumn session Friday, 28 October 2016, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The Holy Synod made the following important decisions for the church life of […]

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Joint statement by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Church of Canada and the Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of Canada on the Restoration of the Holy Sepulchre

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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Joint Statement from Cannada – 25/10/16 It is with great joy that we, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Metropolitan Sotirios Athanassoulas, of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), and His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese […]

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The new Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada enthroned

September 26, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 More pics here: While paying a canonical visitation to the Diocese of Canada, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of many Hierarchs, enthroned the former Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America as Diocesan Bishop of Canada, on the Sunday of the 18th September 2016. Source:

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Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton

September 18, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- September 2016 Also Read Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada: On 14 September 2016, on the day when the Church celebrates a beginning of a New church year, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in monastery chapel of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Milton, Canada The Patriarch was concelebrated […]

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Establishing of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada Voted

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency  – July 2016 The 80th Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas voted the elevation of the Eparchy to the rank of Metropolitanate and establishment of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada. The Congress was held from 30 June – 2 July, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Saturday, 2 July […]

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First Russian Orthodox Monastery Could Be Opened in US Capital

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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SputnikNews – July 2016 The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter – Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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  OCA- June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon issued anArchpastoral Letter to the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America and a Public Statement in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12. The complete texts of the Archpastoral […]

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The Gospel of LoL: New Emoji Bible Spreads God’s Word to Millennials

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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SputnikNews – June 2016 An anonymous author has created a new version of the King James Bible for the 21st century, which replaces some of the most-used words with emojis. An emoji version of the Bible has updated the scripture for the 21st century, giving readers a chance to read the gospels in illustrated form. The new book, called […]

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Raymond Ibrahim Video Interview: “Christians Are the MOST Persecuted People on Earth”

May 20, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – May 2016 I was recently interviewed on The Rebel Media (starting around the 24:12 mark). The following introduction is from The Rebel Media’s “Cultural Wars with Tiffany Gabbay”: Christians are the MOST persecuted people on earth: These stories will SHOCK you You won’t you won’t see much mainstream media coverage or liberal celebrities raising awareness of […]

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In Memoriam: Priest Walter Smith

May 17, 2016 Featured News
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WATERBURY, CT [OCA] – May 2016 Priest Walter Smith, Rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church here, unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Ordained to the priesthood in 2003, Father Walter was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA the following year.  […]

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Archbishop Irénée on the Ft. McMurray wildfires

May 12, 2016 Featured News

OTTAWA, ON, CANADA [OCA] – May 2016 As wildfires continue to spread across North Alberta, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada called upon the faithful to pray and reach out to those affected by the unprecedented tragedy. By the second week of May, wildfires had already forced […]

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The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2016

April 27, 2016 Featured News
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OCA- 27/4/16 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! I greet you, my beloved brothers and sisters, with the great joy of the bright Feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Today we arise at the rising of the […]

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His Holiness Irinej greets Queen Eliyabeth II on Her Birthday

April 23, 2016 Featured News
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Her Majesty ELIZABETH II The Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA You have placed crowns of precious stones upon their heads. They asked life of you and you gave it to them—long life forever and evermore! (Ps. 21:3-4) Your Majesty, In […]

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Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

February 22, 2016 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad – 22/1/16 Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, a special reliquary with a large piece of relic […]

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Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Toronto on the feast of the Meeting of the Lord

February 19, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – February 2016 Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Sava in Toronto on the feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, on 15 February 2016. On the feast-day of Meeting of the Lord, believers of the Saint Sava parish in Toronto had a great […]

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Resolutions of the Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of Canada

February 10, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- February 2016 RESOLUTIONS From the 34th Diocesan Assembly of the Canadian Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church held at Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Milton on February 5-6, 2016. We, the clergy, monastics and laity – representatives and delegates of all diocesan parishes and church-school congregations, gathered at the Annual Assembly at Holy Transfiguration […]

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Justin Trudeau to ask Pope Francis to Apologize for Vatican Crimes on Aboriginal Children

December 19, 2015 Featured News
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Ann Maria Husser – OCP Delegate of North & South America 18/12/15- OCP News Service Also Read An Open Letter to Pope Francis: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=33999 Fading memory of the Serbian genocide http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=42659 READ MORE HERE: Canada: His Excellency Justin Trudeau – the Prime Minister will ask Pope Francis of Rome to apologize for the crimes committed […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Nativity Message Released

December 17, 2015 Featured News

17/12/15 Christ is born! Glorify Him! To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, It is my joy and privilege to greet all of you on the radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus […]

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