Divine Liturgy

Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 27/6/16 ENCYCLICAL  OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL  OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the […]

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Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Consecration of the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – June 2016 On June 1, 2014 the consecration of the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana marked both a spiritual and historic event for the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, which has already gained an undisputed autocephalous position into the bosom of the Orthodox Churches worldwide. In addition the event marked […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Visit Gyumri

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 26/6/16 On June 25, after visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; flew to Gyumri. At the Shirak Airport, the Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope Francis were welcomed […]

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Holy and Great Council focuses on relations with other Christians in fifth day of discussions

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Holy and Great Council – Kolymvari, Crete, Greece – 24/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release On the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop George of Siemiatycze of the Church of Poland at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, […]

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Holy and Great Council concludes third day

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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The Great and holy Council – 23/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release CRETE—On the third day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, the hierarchs continued their work in the sixth, seventh, […]

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Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Kolymvari, Crete, Greece – 23/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release CRETE—The official texts of the opening speeches and adresses for the Holy and Great Council are available at https://www.holycouncil.org/documents in their original languages. Translations will be posted as they become available. More than 320 journalists, representing 138 media outlets and 25 countries, have received credentials for […]

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Patriarch of Romania “Ascension of the Lord into Heaven Means the Ascension of Man in the Light, Holiness and Eternal Love of the Most Holy Trinity”

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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 Romanian Orthodox Basilica Press Center – June 2016 Thursday, 9 June 2016, the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates the Ascension of the Lord. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral. His Grace Macarie, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Northern Europe concelebrated. The Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon […]

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Solemn Commemoration of the Heroes of the Nation at the Patriarchal Cathedral

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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Romanian Orthodox Basicilia Press Center – June 2016  After the Divine Liturgy celebrated today, 9 June 2016, at the Patriarchal Cathedral, His Grace Macarie, Romanian Orthodox Bishop celebrated a solemn commemoration service for the heroes of the nation, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. After the solemn service the Patriarch of Romania explained the […]

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THE FEAST OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – June 2016 On Friday, the 21st of May/3rd of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the glorious and pious kings, Constantine and Helen, recognised by the Church as equals to the apostles. Constantine the Great had proclaimed, with the Edict of Milan in 312 AD, the freedom for Christians […]

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The Life of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

June 2, 2016 Featured News
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – June 2016- By Bishop Alexander (Mileant, +2005) Childhood Archbishop John was born on June 4, 1896, in the village of Adamovka in the province of Kharkov in southern Russia. He was a member of the Little Russian noble family of […]

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Relics of St. John the Baptist Taken to the Holy Shoghakat Monastery

May 29, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On 26 May, the Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast of St. John the Baptist and St. Atanagine the Bishop, which coincides with the pilgrimage day of the Holy Shoghakat Monastery. In the morning, an ecclesiastical procession, accompanied by numerous pilgrims, carried the cross-reliquary of St. John […]

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The Feast of St. Hripsime and Her Companions

May 21, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On May 23, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast Day of St. Hripsime and her Companions. On this occasion, at 10: 00 a.m., the reliquary of St. Hripsime will be processed through the city of Vagharshapat, from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the […]

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230 years since the establishment of the orthodox theological education in the Transylvanian City

May 20, 2016 Featured News

  Romanian Patriarchate – May 2016 Academic, cultural and spiritual events began at “Saint Andrei Saguna” Faculty of Theology in Sibiu dedicated to the anniversary of 230 years since the establishment of the Orthodox theological education in Sibiu. The manifestations were opened in “Metropolitan Ioan Meţianu” rotunda of the Faculty of Theology, where His Grace […]

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St. Tikhon’s Monastery celebrates Feast of St. Alexis Toth

May 17, 2016 Featured News

May 2016 On Bright Saturday, May 7, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy marking the feast of Saint Alexis Toth, whose relics are enshrined in the monastery church. A Molieben was celebrated before the relics of Saint Alexis at the conclusion of the […]

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The Serbian Patriarch and Hierarchs Visits the Dechani Monastery

May 17, 2016 Featured News

The Serbian Orthodox Church- May 2016 (photo gallery) The monastic brotherhood of Dechany led by its abbot, Very Venerable Archimandrite Sava, welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the beginning of the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, […]

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Program Agenda of the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia

May 15, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 The visit of Pope Francis to the Republic of Armenia will start on 24 June. The official welcoming ceremony will be held upon his arrival at the Zvartnots International Airport, following which the Pope will travel to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where a welcoming service will […]

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MONKS OF THE KIEV CAVES LAVRA BID THEIR FORMER ABBOT A FINAL FAREWELL

May 11, 2016 Featured News
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  www.pravoslavie.ru- May 2016 The funeral service for Archimandrite Eleutherius (Didenko), former Abbot of the Kiev Caves Lavra, was celebrated on May 7 at the Iveron Convent in the Russian city of Samara. Archimandrites Polikarp and Nifont from the Lavra participated in the memorial service, reports Pravlife.org. The memorial Divine Liturgy along with the funeral […]

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ICON OF ST. NILUS THE MYRRHGUSHER GUSHES MYRRH IN HIS NATIVE VILLAGE

May 9, 2016 Featured News

  Mystagogy- May 2016 On the Saturday of Renewal Week, 7 May 2016, the feast of Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher was celebrated brilliantly in his hometown of Agios Petros in Kynouria. He was born there in 1601. Following the Divine Liturgy, a procession with his wonderworking icon and sacred relic took place around the village, […]

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A Song of Truth and Worship

May 8, 2016 Featured News
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Sandy Hermansen – SVOTS- May 2016 O Lord, open Thou My lips and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. How many times have I heard this phrase, spoken by the priest at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, and missed how bold and vulnerable a prayer it truly is? After all, if “out of […]

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Feast of the Ascension at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 7, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On May 5, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day also commemorates the return of the Catholicosate of All Armenians from Sis to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in 1441. Under the presidency of […]

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Easter Eve Candlelight Divine Liturgy

March 28, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin- March 2016 Holy Week services were held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with unique mystery and reverence. On the evening of Saturday, 27 March, a Candlelight Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Easter Eve in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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