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ARCHBISHOP THEOPHAN OF BERLIN AND GERMANY REPOSES IN THE LORD

September 12, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/91/7 Pic – Photo: foma.ru +Memory Eternal+ The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today, in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page. “It’s hard for me to gather […]

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Practical Aspects of Observing Monastic Vows in an Urban Monastery

September 4, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2017 Speech by Abbess Maria (Sidiropoulos) of St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany, of the German Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, read at the round table “Particilarities of Monastic Life in Urban Monasteries” […]

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Losing Faith: Germany’s Christian Population Declining at Record Rate

July 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 25/7/17 The number of Catholics and Protestants in Germany sank to a new low in 2016, with the latter hemorrhaging almost 1.6 percent of members in comparison with the previous year, according to recently released figures. According to the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD), at the end of 2016 there were around 22 million evangelicals in Germany. Demographics played the biggest factor in the change: in 2016, approximately 340,000 evangelicals […]

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‘Like hell’: Catholic school teachers abused 500+ students over 50yrs in Germany, report says

July 19, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 19/7/17 Hundreds of school pupils in the Bavarian town of Regensburg, home to the famous German cathedral choir, suffered from physical and sexual abuse for decades, an investigator says, adding that no abusers will be prosecuted due to a lapse in the claims. Some 500 instances of alleged physical abuse and 67 instances of […]

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Special Meeting of Syriac Orthodox Church in Switzerland

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/7/17 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, and under his presidency, a meeting of their Eminences the Archbishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Europe was convened at Mor Augin Monastery in Switzerland on Thursday July 13, 2017. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz […]

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St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart – Germany

June 29, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 29/6/17 His Grace Bishop of Backa Irinej presided over the Eucharistic gathering in the Church of the Synaxis of the Serbian Saints, on the feast-day of Holy Great Martyr Prince Lazarus, on June 28, 2017. On the eve of the feast, the evening service was held, led by His Eminence Bishop of […]

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A Session of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad Opens in Munich

June 12, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 12/6/17 On Friday, June 9, 2017, the feast day of St John the Russian, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany. Praying at the service were archpastors […]

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Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2017 The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade May 14-24, 2017 The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began at the Patriarchate of Pec […]

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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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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO PARTICIPATE IN CELEBRATIONS FOR 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROTESTANT REFORMATION

May 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/5/17 During his visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople in September 2016, Heinrich Bedford-Strom, Chairman of the Council of German Evangelical Churches, told His All-Holiness that “it would be a special honor” if the patriarch would attend the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg and Tübingen this […]

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Archbishop Severius Moses Joins Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (Avlona Synod)

May 12, 2017 News
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OCP News Service – 12/5/17 Berlin -Germany: Former Metropolitan-Primate Severious Moses Gurgon of the Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church of Europe (non-existing) was received as an Archbishop into the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (Avlona Synod) in 2016. He is the Archbishop of the newly created Archdiocese of Myron in Germany. Severious Moses Gurgon was a […]

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TRIAL OF PRIEST ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER BEGINS IN TBILISI

May 7, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2017 The trial of Archpriest George Mamaladze, accused of attempted murder against Shorena Tetruashvili, the assistant of His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia, has begun today in Tbilisi, reports Interfax-Religion. Fr. George was arrested on February 10 at the Tbilisi airport with cyanide found in his luggage, intending to fly to […]

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Female Christian refugee murdered by Afghan compatriot in Bavaria

May 4, 2017 News
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RT.com – 4/5/17 Bavarian police are trying to establish the motive behind the murder of an Afghan woman who sought refuge in Germany and has reportedly converted to Christianity. The attacker, also an Afghan asylum seeker, stabbed the woman to death in front of her children. READ MORE: German soldier who posed as refugee arrested […]

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Consecration of St. Mary (Azret Azakh) Syriac Orthodox Church in Bad Vilbel – Germany

May 1, 2017 Featured

    Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated and consecrated the newly built St. Mary (Azret Azakh) church in Bad Vilbel, Germany. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Nicolaos Matta Abdelahad, Patriarchal […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

March 14, 2017 Featured
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AINA – Bar Daisan – 14/3/17 Munich (AINA) — The future of Christians in the Middle East was the subject of a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, held on 17-19 of February. Organized by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the panel was titled “What future do Christians have in the Middle East?” and focused on […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA WILL RETURN HOME FEBRUARY 20 – SUSPECTED WOULD-BE-POISONER DENIES ACCUSATIONS

February 17, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/2/17 According to Lasha Zhvania, the head of the Patriarch of Georgia Foundation, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II will return to Tbilisi on February 20 from Germany where he underwent gall bladder surgery. His Holiness is eager to get home to his flock, reports Blagovest. All medical procedures went smoothly, and the doctors have […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA’S SURGERY SUCCESSFUL AFTER POSSIBLE POISONING ATTEMPT

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia of Georgia’s previously reported planned surgery was successfully performed today in Germany. “The operation was successfully completed,” his attending doctor from the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic told Rustavi2. His Holiness was flown to Germany after complications following kidney stones. He underwent laparoscopic gallbladder surgery this morning. Various hierarchs and […]

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ITALY IS HOME TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S FASTEST GROWING FOREIGN DIOCESE

February 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The head of the administration for Moscow Patriarchate churches abroad Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk stated in a recent interview with TASSthat the Russian Orthodox Church has nearly 900 parishes in foreign countries, the greatest number of which are in Germany and Italy. While the number of parishes in Germany outnumbers those in […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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GERMAN COURT CONVICTS 7 OF FINANCING JIHAD WITH STOLEN CHURCH FUNDS

February 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Judges in Cologne, Germany have ruled that there is satisfactory proof that seven men broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. The regional court sentenced the seven men, between the ages of 24 and 37, to between three years and six months, and four years and […]

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