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President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

November 5, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service- 5/11/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC Istanbul-Turkey: On 3rd November 2018, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Agreement “On Cooperation and Interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople”. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC The agreement […]

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The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

October 11, 2018 Featured
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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – 11/10/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate has announced the following on the canonical situation in Ukraine: The Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to proceed with the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly to form a ‘National Ukrainian Orthodox Church’. To reestablish (at this moment) the ‘Stavropegion’  of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev—one of […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch faces a hard choice over Ukraine

May 3, 2018 Featured

Government and Politics ( Boiko Hristov) – 3/5/18 His All-Holiness Bartholomew is rightly believed to be the guardian of the Orthodox Christian unity who puts efforts to restore a canonical administrative order in European and American Orthodox Christian Diasporas by establishing bishopric Conferences under the presidency of Ecumenical Patriarchate’s hierarchs. Patriarch Bartholomew has also stepped […]

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Constantinople coming to Ukraine: Is the game worth the candle?

April 25, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 25/4/18 Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine Recently, the opening of the Constantinople Patriarchate’s metochions in Ukrainian cities Kyiv and Lviv has become quite a hot topic. Not long ago, Director of the Department for Religious Affairs and […]

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Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine

April 24, 2018 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – 24/4/18 Communique of the Holy and Sacred Synod The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items on the agenda were reviewed and discussed and the […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR TRAGEDY IN KEMEROVO SHOPPING CENTER

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has received condolences from several primates of fraternal Local Orthodox Churches for the tragic fire that occurred in a mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving 64 dead, including 41 children, and another 44 injured, according to the official numbers. Several […]

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TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

March 11, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team […]

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Indiana House of Representatives Today Unanimously Pass HR28, the Archon Resolution

March 2, 2018 Featured

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 2/3/18 INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUSLY PASS HR28, AN ARCHON RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE. GREEK ORTHODOX OF CHICAGO AND DETROIT METROPOLISES COMPLETE JOINT EFFORT FOR PASSAGE OF ARCHON RESOLUTION. CHICAGO, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the Metropolis of Detroit, currently both […]

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Rev Gerontissa Melani : First Orthodox Abbess in Fiji Enthroned

February 22, 2018 Featured
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Micahel Ronas (Delegate of Jakarta, Indonesia & South East Asia) – OCP News Service – 22/1/18 Fiji: Rev Gerontissa Melani was enthroned as the Abbess of the Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery in Saweni, Fiji. Gerondissa Melani is the first igoumeni in Fiji who is a native Fijian. The historic ceremony was presided by His Eminence […]

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The Backstage Game behind Filaret Denysenko’s Letter

February 7, 2018 Featured
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Tamar Lomidze – OCP News Service- Independent Article – 7/2/18 On November 30, 2017, the whole Orthodox World was shocked by media reports about a letter from the unrecognized Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Bishops’ Council. This former Metropolitan of Kyiv left ROC after he lost the election […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch urges Canonical Solution to Overcome Ukrainian Schism: Constantinople Representation Meets Patriarch Philaret in Kiev

December 19, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 19/12/17 Moscow- Russia: His All Holiness Bartholomew I – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch said that schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy should be resolved based on cannons and not on political elements. The primate of the great Church of Constantinople made the statement […]

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His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

November 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – Basilica.ro – 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

October 16, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 16/10/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar from Tuesday 27th September/10th October to Wednesday 28th September/11th October   2017, escorted by Geronda Secretary General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. Upon their arrival at the airport of Constantinople, He […]

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GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

September 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. […]

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POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

September 10, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/9/17 Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine has the right to an autocephalous Local Orthodox Church, and that he will push for its establishment. However, he also stressed that the presence of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine will not mean the banning of any other Orthodox confession within the country, reports Interfax-Religion. “The […]

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THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

September 4, 2017 Featured

Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2017 On Monday, 15th/28th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated in great festivity the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos according to its typical order of worship at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane. Therein, with the Tomb of Theotokos being the Holy Altar, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated, […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

August 25, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 25/8/17 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officially visited Hungary on 20 August 2017 This day was not chosen by mistake, it was a feast-day of Holy King Stephen (Istvan), the first Christian king among Hungarians, who was enlisted in the dyptich of saints of the Orthodox Church as well. The Day […]

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ORTHODOX SEMINARY OF ST. ANDREW BEGINS WORK IN GUATEMALA

August 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 10/8/17 A new seminary program has begun training eager candidates in Guatemala, where the Orthodox Church is rapidly growing, missionary to Guatemala and Mexico Jesse Brandow writes on his Facebook page. The program aims to educate leaders of all types in the Church, whether clerical or lay, and features instruction on-site and via Skype. “Today […]

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Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania

July 16, 2017 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – July 2017 Panegyric Divine Liturgy Celebrated at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana.  Today, on June 24, 2017, a Panegyric Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. […]

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Twenty-Five Years Since June 24, 1992 – The Day of the Canonical Revival of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

July 16, 2017 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – June – July 2017 Election of Archbishop Anastasios: A Remarkable Day of the Resurrection of Faith after the Atheistic Darkness Although formal freedom was already restored to the country, the beginning of the 1990s was a dramatic time period for the Community of the Orthodox faithful in Albania. There was […]

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Reading between the lines of the article “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch”

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Tamar Lomidze – 23/6/17 Dennis Menos, the author of the publication “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch” in The National Herald, asserts that the organizational structure of the Orthodox Church based on the principle of autocephaly does not meet the requirements of the present day. In particular, according to Mr.Menos, it does not allow […]

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