Nahire Service at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the special service of the Nahire (Lights) on the eve of the Passion Week at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) church in Homs. All the lights of the church were turned off and the faithful, deacons and clergy held candles in a procession followed by ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2018

Church of Serbia - 31/3/18 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2018 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: ...

Ecumenical Patriarch calls in Christmas message for respecting rights and integrity of children

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 22/11/16 His Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, called the world in his Christmas message to respect the rights and integrity of children. In his message, the Ecumenical Patriarch says that the Gospel of the Nativity of the Lord, though representing a great joy for humans, ...

Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

Fr. Steven Kostoff - OCA- April 2016 As we enter Holy Week, the festal atmosphere of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday yields to the solemnity, sobriety and sadness of Holy Week as the Lord moves toward His voluntary and life-giving Passion.  The Son of God came into the world “to bear witness to the truth” [John 18:37] ...

The Homily of Patriarch John X on the Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus

19/4/14 “Mourn not for me, O mother, in the day of my passions. For this day I have came down from heaven like manna Not upon mount Sinai, but in thy womb,  As King David prophesied. For I am the “Overshadowed Mountain”, The Word Who wast made flesh from thee. In this flesh I must suffer, through it I shall save. So, do not cry, O mother. But rather shout: Suffer ...

Metropolitan Tikhon offers invocation at annual Rose Dinner

25/1/14 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, offered the invocation at the annual Rose Dinner, held at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC on Wednesday evening, January 22, 2014. The annual event was a culmination of 2014 March for Life programme. The keynote speaker at the dinner was Ryan Bomberger, Founder of the Radiance Foundation ...