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

February 17, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

February 13, 2017 Featured
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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. […]

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

February 1, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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The Coptic Orthodox Nun Who Visited Mount Athos

December 18, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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British parents worry religion will alienate their children, study finds

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Homily of Patriarch Irinej at St. Paul’s Cathedral

October 17, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Archbishop welcomes Patriarch of Serbia to Lambeth Palace

October 17, 2016 Featured News

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, […]

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

October 15, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

August 23, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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AN APPEAL FOR HELP: EXNING

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Amen, Google! Church of England Invests in Tax Avoiding Tech Firm

May 17, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 17/5/16 As the UK housing market reaches crisis point for many people unable to buy a home and homelessness jumps to record levels, the Church of England reveals it made billions of dollars from real estate, while investing in companies accused of tax avoidance in the UK. In just over two decades, Church coffers have […]

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Mother Kereya the Abbess & Bishop Ireneaus (Vassiliou) : Miraculous Oil & Orthodox Unity

April 15, 2016 Featured News
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Eastern & Oriental: One Orthodox Faith Fb Group- 15/4/16 – Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim Dear Friends…please enjoy this beautiful story that not only includes several saints but presents us with a great hope for the unity of the Orthodox Churches, Oriental and Eastern! The Following story is told by Mother Erene herself: When Tamav Erene entered the monastery and served Mother Kereya […]

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Bishop Angaelos conferred Lambeth Cross by Archbishop of Canterbury

April 4, 2016 Featured News

April 2016 His Grace Bishop Angaelos conferred the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by HG the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace days after receiving the Coventry Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral. The Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism was conferred upon His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, […]

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The House That Miladin Built

December 23, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia- December 2015 From Sunrise to Sunset Avenue, heading west along one of those gorgeous, tree-lined streets that you find all throughout the cozy community of Fair Oaks, look to your right after passing the sign for the cemetery. Turn your gaze upward toward the heavens. You will suddenly gasp as you see […]

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Bishop Angaelos contributes to migration crisis debate during Church of England General Synod 2015

November 25, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 – Coptic Orthodox Church of UK Addressing the situation facing Christians in the Middle East, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, called for continued ecumenical and inter-religious collaboration in response to the complex crisis facing refugees. Speaking of the crisis as an opportunity for […]

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MEETING ON DIALOGUE BETWEEN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND

November 17, 2015 Featured News

On November 13, 2015, the Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR). The meeting was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR, and Bishop Richard Chartres of London. The attendees from the Russian Orthodox […]

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The Discipline of Fasting – Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)

February 25, 2015 Featured News

25/2/15 Within this developed pattern of Great Lent, what precisely do the rules of fasting demand? Neither in ancient nor in modern times has there ever been exact uniformity, but most Orthodox authorities agree on the following rules: (1) During the week between the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee and that of the […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop calls on his Flock not to Surrender their Children to the Satanists

February 2, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox England – 2/2/15 As the brutish and Satanic NATO aggression against the peoples of the Ukraine continues, the heroic Bishop Longin (Zhara) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has called on the people not to surrender their children as cannon fodder for the oligarch junta in Kiev. Bishop Longin is famous as the founder of the […]

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Metropolitan Abba Seraphim welcomes new missions in the west of England

December 30, 2014 Featured News

The British Orthodox Church – December 2014 The announcement that 2015 will begin with the inauguration of two new British Orthodox missions on the western side of England is a welcome development and we pray that God will bless the ministry in these places. At 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4 January, the British Orthodox Bristol […]

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