Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham’s Lazarica

Church of Serbia - 10/10/18 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Holy Great-martyr Prince Lazarus - Lazarica in Birmingham, England, on 7 October 2018. Two anniversaries, 70 years since the founding of the Church Community of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Lazarica church in ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury visiting the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate

Church of Serbia - 4/6/18 His Grace, Lord Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of England, the head of the Anglican Community, arrived in Belgrade on June 2, 2018. The Church dignitary was accompanied by: The Rt Revd Dr Robert Innes, the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe;   The Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall, Bishop of Ebbsfleet  - The Church of England’s Lead Bishop ...

UK Priest Found Guilty in First Ever ‘Spiritual Abuse’ Case

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Sputniknews - 15/1/18 Sexual abuse, abuse of power, workplace harassment, what comes next? Apparently, spiritual abuse. One count of it has just been registered in Britain, after a disciplinary tribunal held by the Church of England. The Reverend Timothy Davis, vicar of Christ Church Abingdon, was found guilty of spiritual abuse as he was mentoring a 15 year-old boy. At one ...

UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

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Sputniknews - 17/10/17 A British couple could face financial ruin as Greek businesses threaten to sue them over a wedding day photo of them simulating a sex act outside one of Greece's most holy sites went viral. Newlyweds Matthew and Carly Lunn took a picture and posted it on Facebook after they tied the knot in September at the famous St. ...

Father David Seeds to be consecrated a Bishop of the British Orthodox Church

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British Orthodox Church - (Independent Oriental Orthodox Church in Britain) - 16/9/17 On 7 August the Synod of the British Orthodox Church elected Father David Seeds to the Sacred Order of the Episcopate to serve as Auxiliary Bishop to Metropolitan Seraphim. During a session of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Court of the British Orthodox Church convened at Charlton ...

Christian exorcisms on the rise, threaten mental health – report

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RT.com - July 2017 Christian exorcisms have seen an “astonishing” increase over the last few years, religious think tank Theos has said following the publication of a new report. The rise is in part driven by the growth of certain migrant communities and Pentecostal churches, for which the practice is common. “Exorcisms are now a booming industry in ...

BabySpanish Authorities Agree to Open Files on Thousands of Missing Babies

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Sputniknews - 27/5/17 The Spanish Health Ministry and the Catholic Church have finally handed over documents relating to thousands of babies which were stolen from hospitals in Spain over many decades. A British MEP led a fact-finding mission after being alerted about a case from 1992. But the secret network of nuns, doctors and midwives is believed to have ...

EXPERTS SET TO DIG FOR RELICS OF SAXON KING ST. EDMUND UNDER TENNIS COURTS

Pravoslavie.ru - 10/5/17 Experts intend to look for the relics of the ninth-century Saxon king St. Edmund, the original patron saint of England, which they believe are buried under tennis courts in the city of Bury St. Edmunds, reports the Telegraph. The expedition follows on the heels of the 2012 discovery of the skeleton of King ...

BISHOPS OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAY MARRIAGE IS ONLY BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN, HOUSE OF CLERGY SAYS IT’S NOT

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Pravoslavie.ru - 17/2/17 As previously reported, bishops of the Church of England released last month a report stating that they would not accept gay marriages being celebrated in church. The report was warmly welcomed by some and strongly rejected by others in the Anglican communion. But now the report, which maintains that marriage is only between a ...

Modern Slavery – A Joint Declaration by the Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury

The Ecumenical Patriarchate - February 2017 Read: COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar We, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, co-sponsored a special international Forum on Modern Slavery titled “Sins Before Our Eyes” at the Phanar from February 6-7, 2017. The Forum, ...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Pravoslavie.ru - 1/2/17 Following a two-year discussion on the matter, bishops of the Church of England have announced that they will not accept gay marriage, defending instead that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, reports The Guardian. The bishops’ report comes after two years of intense internal debate and reflection involving clergy and laity ...

The Coptic Orthodox Nun Who Visited Mount Athos

Special Courtesy - Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim - OCP News Service - 18/12/16 Visit - http://tamavirene.com/ Adapted from the book 'Tamav Erene: A Torch of Love in the Coptic Monastic Life'. Saintly Tamav Erene (Mother Irini) was the Abbess (Mother Superior) of the St. Philopateer Mercurius (Abu Sefein) Coptic Orthodox Convent in Old Cairo, Egypt. Saintly Mother Tamav Erene at the ...

Govt thinks Christians are ‘bonkers’ like jihadists, says Archbishop of Canterbury

RT.com - 14/11/16 Justin Welby, the Church of England’s most senior cleric, says the government has such a poor understanding of religion that it lumps jihadists and Anglican Christians into one group and considers them both “bonkers.” Speaking to head teachers of Church of England schools, he said some government departments had a very poor grasp of ...

British parents worry religion will alienate their children, study finds

RT.com - 5/11/16 Almost a quarter of religious parents in Britain are concerned their children will be “alienated” at school if their faith is passed on, a survey has revealed. The research found that one in four (23 percent) parents were worried their kids would be socially isolated if they were religious. A similar proportion (26 percent) of parents ...

Homily of Patriarch Irinej at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 17/10/16 Sermon preached for the 100th anniversary of St. Vitus’ Day celebration at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Marking British–Serbian friendship and alliance in the Great War) on Friday 14 October 2016 by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Sir Irinej Most Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Right Reverend Lord Bishops, reverend fathers and ...

Archbishop welcomes Patriarch of Serbia to Lambeth Palace

Chuch of Serbia - Archbishop of Canterbury  - 17/10/16 Archbishop Justin Welby received His Holiness Irinej this morning,  13. october 2016, during his official visit to the UK. Also Read: Official visit of the Serbian Patriarch - day two The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, Patriarch of Serbia, and a delegation ...

Patriarch Kirill to Visit UK Seeking to Melt the Ice Between Moscow and London

Sputniknews - 15/10/16 Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will visit the United Kingdom on October 15-18 seeking to harmonize relations between Moscow and London. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom will strengthen the dialogue between the two countries experiencing difficult times, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said. ...

Church of England told bishops not to apologize to sex abuse victims

RT.com - 23/8/16 The Church of England explicitly warned bishops not to apologize fully, if at all, to sex abuse victims to avoid being sued, it has been revealed. Legal advice seen by the Telegraph marked “strictly confidential,” circulated among the most senior bishops, told them to“express regret” to sexual abuse victims by only using approved wording. “Because ...

AN APPEAL FOR HELP: EXNING

Archpriest Andrew Phillips - August 2016 As the Orthodox Christian population grows in England due largely to immigration but also to conversion, Fr. Andrew Phillips and his communities are working to keep up with the need for churches. Please read here his appeal for help in this regard. Thirty-five years ago we desperately tried to establish a church ...

Unprecedented meeting of Orthodox and Pentecostal Church leaders at The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - Media and Communications Office- 7/6/16 As part of a Churches Together in England (CTE) initiative, The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in the United Kingdom hosted an unprecedented meeting of Orthodox and Pentecostal Church leaders on 6 June 2016. The fraternal meeting, which aimed to build relationships, as well as discuss the ...