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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS HAS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru- June 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: – The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once […]

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PATRIARCHS OF JERUSALEM AND ANTIOCH TO MEET IN CYPRUS TO SOLVE DISPUTE

February 26, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodixie – 26/2/16 The Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem, upon the initiative of the Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, will meet in Cyprus in front of the cameras in order to resolve the dispute between the two Patriarchates. Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa, who, on the morning of February 17, met with Cypriot president Nikos […]

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METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: “WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS”

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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Romfea – 12/2/16 There are serious gaps in the theological and canonical discussions at the upcoming meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod, notes Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. In a letter, of which the Agency of Religious News Romfea.gr has published extracts, the eminent hierarch does not consider there to be any problem of restoring the unity of […]

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Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

January 29, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem: Several reports suggest that the Jerusalem Patriarchate is willing to have a dialogue with the Patriarchate of Antioch over the disputes on the canonical jurisdictions in Qatar and affiliated areas. These two ancient Patriarchates broke communion over the dispute in Gulf region. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his intention to reconcile with Patriarch John X […]

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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

December 17, 2015 Featured News

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES EVENT ORGANIZED BY UCLAN UNIVERSITY FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

December 10, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 On Wednesday the 18th of November/2nd of December 2015, UCLAN University hosted a humanitarian event with the aim of providing financial aid to Syrian refugees. The event was held at the University’s Hall of Events. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was invited by Mr Floros Voniatis, President of the University’s Board, to […]

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IMPORTANT SUPPORT FROM CYPRUS TO THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

December 5, 2015 Featured News

On 17th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, received a courtesy visit at the See of the Patriarchate by the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Cairo, Mr. Haris Moritsis. The meeting took place in a particularly pleasant atmosphere, during which the Alexandrian Primate had the chance to […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF LOVE AND OF ORPHANS

November 2, 2015 Featured News

  The Alexandrian Patriarchate- October-November 2015 On 9th October 2004, Theodoros, Metropolitan of Zimbabwe, was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa to the Apostolic Throne of St Mark, to continue the evangelization of the Nations of the African Continent which began in the years of the Apostles […]

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THE 5TH PAN-ORTHODOX PRE-COUNCIL CONFERENCE HELD

October 17, 2015 Featured News

On October 12, 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference began its sessions at the Orthodox Center of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy near Geneva. It is chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for […]

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THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS DEFENCE MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

August 8, 2015 Featured News

At noon on Tuesday, the 22nd of July/4th of August 2015, the Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Christophoros Fokaides, in the context of a visit to the State of Israel, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by his associates, Christos Mallikides, Constantinos Fytiris, Vasileios Polemites and Damianos Odysseos. Also present […]

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PATRIARCHS OF JERUSALEM AND ALEXANDRIA AND ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS TO VISIT UKRAINE

August 5, 2015 Featured News
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Religious Information Service of Ukraine – August 2015 In October, members of the Board of Directors of the International Kyiv Interfaith Forum, Patriarch Theophilos IIIof Jerusalem, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus will come to Ukraine. It was reported by the Forum Head, Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Feldman, who recently went […]

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Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas

June 24, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle.Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. In all probability, it appears that Bartholomew and Nathaniel are one and the same person. He was a companion of the Apostle Philip and Philip’s sister, the virgin Mariamna and, for some time, a companion of St. John the Theologian. Bartholomew preached […]

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METROPOLITAN ISAIAH OF TAMASSOS OF THE EXARCH OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM IN CYPRUS DECORATED

April 21, 2015 Featured News

On Easter Friday, the 4th/17th of April 2015, the Most Reverend Isaiah, Metropolitan of Tamassos and Oreini, accompanied by the Exarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Cyprus, Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostroi, visited the Patriarchate. They were heading a group of approximately fifty pilgrims from Cyprus. The Primates and guests were received by Patriarch Theophilos […]

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His Holiness Aram I thanks the President of Cyprus for the new law Criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide

April 7, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Upon hearing that the Cypriot parliament had voted unanimously to adopt a law criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos Aram I wrote to President Nicos Anastasiades, thanking the people of Cyprus for their decision. In his letter, His Holiness Aram I noted that in 1975, Cyprus was the second country to […]

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Synaxarion for Lazarus Saturday

April 5, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the fourth-day raising from the dead of Lazarus, the righteous friend of Christ. Lazarus[1] was a Hebrew, of the sect of the Pharisees and, as far as is known, he was the son of Simon the Pharisee, who dwelt in the village of […]

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HONORARY DISTINCTION TO THE AMBASSADOR OF CYPRUS BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA

February 10, 2015 News

February 2015 Mr. Sotos Liasides, Ambassador of Cyprus to Egypt, experienced on of the most moving moments in his lengthy diplomatic career, when on the evening of Tuesday 3rd February he received the greatest honorary distinction of the missionary Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Supreme Commander of the Apostle and Evangelist Mark, from the hands of […]

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ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

January 31, 2015 Featured News

On the afternoon of Monday the 13th/26th of January 2015, His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus, while in Tel Aviv for affairs pertaining to the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus, extended His visit so as to venerate at the Church of the Resurrection. The Archbishop of Cyprus, accompanied by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Hagiotaphite Primates and […]

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The Clergy of Greece and Cyprus Publishes a Petition Against Patriarch Bartholomew’s Views

December 8, 2014 Featured News
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Sedmitza.ru – 07/12/14 The Patriarch’s views on the nature of the Orthodox Church and its relations with other denominations are criticized in the document. Athens. The petition was published in Greece, which strongly criticizes recent statements of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, preceding a meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and the Primate of the Orthodox Church […]

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MEETING OF THE I.A.O. INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT AND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS

November 30, 2014 Featured News
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November 2014 The works of the I.A.O. International Secretariat and the Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the I.A.O. Committees, held in Nicosia, 22 – 25 November 2014 have been completed. The agenda started with the meeting of the I.A.O. Secretary General and the President of the I.A.O. General Assembly with the Secretary General of the World […]

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