Divine Liturgy

Serbian Patriarch officiated in the Russian Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 21/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia led the Divine Liturgy at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL here on this day. His Holiness is presently in the United States having led the glorification of the St. Mardarije in Libertyville, IL on July […]

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THE NATIVITY OF THE GLORIOUS FORERUNNER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 13, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem –  July 2017 On Friday, 24th June/7th July 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Glorious Forerunner at the Holy Monastery of the Patriarchate named after this Nativity in Oreini, west suburb of New Jerusalem, the place that is considered as his birthplace. On this feast, the […]

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THE FEAST OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS ONUPHRIUS (2017)

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 On Sunday, 12th/25th June 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints Onuphrius of Egypt, at his Holy Monastery located in the district of the ancient Jerusalem, opposite Siloam font and on the slopes of Abu Tor hill, by the carved rocks – tombs […]

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DEPOSED OCA BISHOP IGNORES SYNOD’S DECISION, RETURNS ANTIMENSION, ASKS TO BE RELEASED FROM JURISDICTION

July 4, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/7/17 Representatives of the Holy Ascension Monastery in Detroit, where former auxiliary bishop of the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America Monk Irineu (Duvlea) served as abbot, has returned its antimension to the diocesan offices and asked to be released from the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. As previously […]

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‘Let us not live selfishly! Let us open ourselves to God’s love and help our neighbours’, Patriarch urges

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 The purpose of human earthly life is the preparation for heavenly life, Patriarch Daniel said Sunday in his homily delivered during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Romanian Saints Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel reflected on the Bible readings, explaining that the Kingdom […]

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THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO CONSTANTINOPLE – CAPPADOCIA

June 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/17 The visit of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the Ecumenical Patriarchate and later on to Cappadocia began on Friday, 3rd/ 16th June 2017. His Beatitude was invited by the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos for this visit, as the latter has undertaken pilgrimage tours to […]

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THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

June 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of […]

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

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2017 On June 15, the Holy 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. On this occasion, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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Feast of Saint Gayane and Her Companions Celebrated in the Armenian Church

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2017 On June 13, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast dedicated to the memory of St. Gayane and her companion nuns. The ecclesiastical procession walked to the Monastery of Saint Gayane, led by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; who […]

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THE TOWN OF ZABABDEH

June 16, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled […]

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Romanian-Bulgarian Concelebration – Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Sofi

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 Sunday His Beatitude Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Sofia. According to mitropolia-sofia.org, concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, His Grace Gerasimos of Melnik, secretary of the Holy Synod of […]

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His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Anthiochian Patriarchate – 13/6/17 His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost. The Church of Antioch is the church of peace. His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the east has assured that the Church of Antioch in which the disciples were first called, Christians, is the church […]

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New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2017 On the feast of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, on June 7, 2017, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budim and Niksic celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the memory-church at the Dola village in the Piva region. Quite a great number of the clergy […]

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Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy at the Belgrade Russian church

June 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 7/6/17 On Whit Monday, June 5, 2017, on the occasion of the church patron feast-day – the Desecent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles – His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Divine Liturgy in the Russian church of the Holy Trinity in Belgrade. The dean of this church, […]

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THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL HONOR MEMORY OF ST. JOHN THE RUSSIAN IN GREECE

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/5/17 On May 26 and 27, in the village of New Prokopion on the island of Evia, Greece, in the Church of St. John the Russian, where his incorrupt relics are kept, thousands of faithful from all over Greece and throughout the Orthodox world attended celebrations in honor of the great ascetic, reports […]

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Second Palm Sunday and First Republic Day Commemorations in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 29, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 On May 28, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Second Palm Sunday, which this year coincided with the First Republic Day of Armenia. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. […]

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The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Begins

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/5/17 The Bishops’ Assembly was opened at the Patriarchate of Pec by the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the 14th of May 2017. – The Rite of the Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served after the Liturgy. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Liturgy in the royal stauropegial […]

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Volunteer Defenders Union Day in the Mother See

May 15, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 8, the Volunteer Defenders Union Day was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Arshak […]

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The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

May 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 13/5/17 With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered. The opening revealed St. Mardarije’s holy relics to be incorrupt. […]

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Re-consecration of the Annunciation – Bellu Church – Patriarch Daniel: The Church is the space of our healing

May 11, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 11/5/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, assisted Sunday at the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Timotei of Prahova at the Annunciation-Bellu Church in Bucharest. Before the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Timotei performed the office of re-consecration of the church, following the recent restoration and […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH IN PRAGUE VANDALIZED

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/5/17 On the morning of April 28, the Church of Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Olšany Cemtery in Prague, Czech Republic was vandalized, reports The Prague Express. Witnesses stated that the day before, a strange man entered the church after the Divine Liturgy and began praying to Allah. Then he […]

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