ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRAGEDY IN ODESSA MEMORIAL SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED IN ALL CHURCHES OF THE DIOCESE

Pravoslavie.ru - May 2015 The days are coming when all the Odessa residents will remember with sorrow the tragic events happened a year ago. Despite the time that has passed, our hearts ache and we are grieving intensely because of the irretrievable losses caused by bitterness of human hearts that on May 2 last year led to a bloody ...

HIERARCHS OF THREE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES CELEBRATE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY AT ARCHDIOCESE OF ANTIOCH CATHEDRAL IN USA

On March 1, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, celebrated together with Metropolitan Joseph of New York and North America, head of the Archdiocese of Antioch, at its Cathedral of St Nicholas in Brooklyn. Among the concelebrants were also Bishop Michael of New York and ...

MOBILE CHURCHES TO BE ERECTED IN THE ARCTIC

Wrangel Island

26/7/14 Two mobile military churches will be brought by trains to the Arctic Circle, where bases of the Russian Army will be deployed, reported the head of the Eastern Military District press service Colonel Alexander Gordeyev to RIA-Novosti. “Two churches will be erected on Cape Schmidt and Wrangel Island.[i] Such a decision was made following a ...

THE CHURCHES IN EUROPE WORKING GROUP OF THE ST. PETERSBURG DIALOGUE OF CIVIL SOCIETIES IN RUSSIA AND GERMAN MEET IN ST. PETERSBURG

On June 5, 2014, the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue, a forum of civil societies in Russia and Germany, met in St. Petersburg to discuss the theme “Understanding of Religious Freedom in the Democratic Society”. The Russian Orthodox Church delegation included Archimandrite Philaret (Boulekov), a vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department ...

HIERARCHS OF THE THREE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES CELEBRATE AT THE INTERCESSION CHURCH IN MINSK

On 4 June 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who tales part in the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in Kruptsy. Archbishop George of Michalovce and Košice (Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia) and Bishop Siluan who takes care for the parishes ...

SPEECH AT THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES AT THE BAPTISM SITE BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN

Jordan, 27 May 2014 Your Royal Highness Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Monastics, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is our distinct honor and our great privilege to welcome you all to this Holy Site on this historic occasion. Never before have so many hierarchs of the Orthodox Church throughout the world gathered here at the site of the ...

FRATERNAL TALK BETWEEN PRIMATES OF THE RUSSIAN AND BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES

May 2014 On 27 May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Welcoming Patriarch Neophyte and his party to the old ...

PASCHAL VISITS OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TO THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  April 2014 On Bright Tuesday, the 9th/22nd of April 2014, the long since established Paschal visits of Christian Churches to the Patriarchate took place. In the context of this institution, Franciscan monks visited our Patriarchate under their Abbot and Custodian of the Holy Land, f. Pierrebatista Pizzaballa. The monks were received by Hagiotaphite Fathers, under Patriarch Theophilos of ...

ATTACKS OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES ON CRETE CONTINUING

Profitis Ilias - 4/4/14 Pravoslavie.ru After the interval of just one month, unidentified blasphemers have desecrated one more Orthodox Church on Crete, reports AgionOros.ru with the reference to the Romfea.gr agency. This time, the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God Kardiotissa ("Of the heart") in the village of Profitis Ilias became the target of vandals. The ...

ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE HEADS OF CHURCHES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR PASCHAL VISIT

Holy City of Jerusalem, 7 May 2013 Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Dear Fathers, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed? Al-Masiach qam! Hakken qam! We welcome you today with the Paschal greeting that echoes down the ages and is the great affirmation of the victory of God over our human death. This is the ...

INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION FOR THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES – REPORT

Tenth Meeting Rome, January 23 to 27, 2013 The tenth meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches took place in Rome from January 23 to 27, 2013, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. It was chaired jointly by His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch, ...

PRAYER FOR UNITY AND PRACTICAL COOPERATION AMONG THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: Every year, on the third week of January (18 – 25 January), the Christian Churches from all over the world organise nights of prayers for Christian unity. The theme of the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity for 2013 is inspired by the Gospel text of ...

PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE VENERABLE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN CYPRUS

3/9/2012 On the morning of Monday 3rd September 2012,the Venerable Primates of the Churches in the Middle East, namely His Beatitude Theodoros Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theophilos Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and His Beatitude Chrysostomos Archbishop New Justinia and All Cyprus, hosted a Press Conference at the Holy ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I PRESIDES OVER A MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (MECC)

On, 21 August 2012, His Holiness Aram I, one of the Presidents of the MECC, moderated an emergency meeting of the Council. The other Presidents attending the meeting were: Syriac Catholic Patriarch His Beatitude Youssef III Lahham, representing the Catholic family of churches, His Grace Mounib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran in Jordan ...

“CHRISTIAN UNITY IS AN IMPERATIVE FOR THE CHURCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST” His Holiness Aram I

15/6/2012 Opening Session -Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches In his opening speech, His Holiness Aram I stressed the importance of visible unity of the churches in the region despite their differences. He then spoke of the historical importance of the ecumenical movement in bringing churches together. Referring to the Middle East, Catholicos Aram I ...

HE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES DR. OLAV FYKSE TVEIT MEETS WITH HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

29/1/2012 On Saturday 28 January 2012, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, met with His Holiness Aram I in his office. After Dr Tveit informed the Catholicos of the activities of the WCC, they discussed the impact of the WCC on the life of the member churches. At ...

PRAYER FOR UNITY AND PRACTICAL CO-OPERATION AMONG THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

17/1/2012 The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: Every year, on the third week of January (18 – 25 January), the Christian Churches from all over the world organise evenings of prayer for Christian unity. The theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity of 2012 is the text of the Holy Scriptures; ...

ADDRESS BY H. B. CHRYSOSTOMOS II ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNSIL OF CHURCHES OF THE MIDDLE EAST

November 29, 2011 It is with feelings of great joy that we greet today the 10th General Assembly of the Council of Churches of the Middle East. The Church of Cyprus, and we personally, welcome to our island, with great pleasure, the honourable Representatives – clerics and laymen – from the various Churches – members of the ...

ANNUAL ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES’ CONCELEBRATION OF THE HOLY LITURGY

Oriental Orthodox Churches in USA 24/11/2011 On Saturday November 19, 2011, the Annual Oriental Orthodox Churches’ Concelebration of the Holy Liturgy took place in the sister Coptic Church of St. Michael and St. Mina in Staten Island, New York. His Eminence Mor Archbishop Cyril Aphrem Karim together with local clergy and some parishioners represented our Archdiocese of ...

COMMON DECLARATION BY THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES

THE MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Cairo, Egypt 14 November 2011 In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. H.H. Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, H.H. Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I, Patriarch of Antioch and all ...

“One Body and one Spirit” A Conference for Oriental Orthodox Youth: November 26, 2011

30/10/2011 ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN USA College-aged youth from the Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian and Malankara Syrian Orthodox Churches will gather on November 26 for an all-day conference of fellowship and discussion. The conference will take place at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 433 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, NJ. The day will focus on the words of St. ...