Paschal Message of Pope & Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria & All Africa

  Ref No: 34 / 2015 THEODOROS II BY THE GRACE OF GOD POPE AND PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALL AFRICA TO THE PLENITUDE OF OUR APOSTOLIC AND PATRIARCHAL THRONE GRACE AND MERCY AND PEACE FROM OUR RISEN LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST “But God shows His love for us in that while we were yet ...

THE AKATHIST HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Hieromonk Job (Gumerov), Fr. Michael Carney, Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash) - March 2015 The Akathist Hymn is one of the most well-loved services of devotion in the Orthodox Church. Although there is some debate concerning the particulars of its authorship, many scholars agree with the pious tradition which states that the Akathist was composed in the imperial city of ...

METROPOLITAN SERGIUS OF TERNOPIL: “SORROWS AND PERSECUTIONS LEAD US TO GOD”

The Most Reverend SERGIY, Metropolitan of Ternopil and Kremenets

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2015 What is essential to remember for a Christian who is being persecuted? Metropolitan Sergius of Ternopil and Kremenets (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has been under particular pressure from the Uniates and the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate”) has answered the questions of the Pravlife.org portal. “Sorrows and persecutions drive us to turn to God. It seems, ...

AN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD IS STREAMING MYRRH IN A TURKISH FAMILY IN PARIS

7/3/15 Many years ago a couple from Turkey (namely Antakya, Hatai) came to live in Paris. There they found jobs and settled in a suburb of Paris. Their names are Esat and Sevin Altindagoglu.   In their Paris home one can always see many guests not only from France but from abroad as well. All of them come ...

AT HOLY CROSS MONASTERY FARMING BRINGS COMMUNITY CLOSER TO GOD

The Fund for Assistance - ROCOR - February 2015 You helped the brotherhood find a new way of preaching the Gospel… through their garden Our favorite example of your generosity is the expanding farm at Holy Cross Monastery. Thanks to your kind help, the brethren are now able to supply nearly 75% of own vegetables and 90% of ...

Port Arthur Icon “TRIUMPH OF THE MOTHER OF GOD” has visited Harbin

Sergey Eremin, Harbin English translation by Katherine Ilachinski The Chinese Orthodox Church - July 2014 In Harbin, the unexpected happened, but very happy and providential event - for the first time the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God "The Triumph of the Holy Virgin" visited the first Russian-Chinese EXPO - 2014. This occurrence is the most important ...

THE FEAST OF ST SYMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER IN KATAMONAS QUARTER

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2014 On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, the 3rd/16th of February 2014, the memory was celebrated of St Symeon the God-receiver, who held in his arms the 40-day-old Lord in the Temple of Solomon, exclaiming: “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, as you have promised…” The feast was observed in ...

LUGANSK REGION PERFORMS INTERCEEDING PRAYERS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD FOR PEACE IN THE UKRAINE

21/2/14 - Ukraine On February 19, His Eminence Archbishop Metrophanes (Mitrofan) of Lugansk and Alchevsk led a prayer service before the Lugansk Icon of the Mother of God with the clergy of the Lugansk Archdiocese concelebrating. After the prayer service, the hierarch offered up a prayer for increase of love in the Ukraine. Addressing the faithful, the archpastor called upon everyone to pray hard in ...

TRANS-EURASIAN CROSS PROCESSION WITH ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD FINISHES

February 2014 In June 2013, the journalist and traveler Alexander Voloshchuk, in honor of the 1025th anniversary of Baptism of Russia, began his cross procession with the Mozdok icon of the Mother of God from Tyrnyauz to Tibet and back. Voloshchuk began the procession with blessing of Archbishop Theophylact of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk. Alexander’ spiritual life began here. In 2011 he ...

The creation and the big bang theory

Reader Aleksandar Djeric Serbian Orthodox Church 18/10/13 Many scientist these days are atheists which is a shame because science cannot survive without faith! Here's why! Scientists that are atheists tend to believe that big bang theory created universe and the existence of life. The problem with that theory is that big bang is within the laws of nature ...

“THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING OR RITUALS; IT IS THE PEOPLE OF GOD” HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 25 December 2012, after the liturgy celebrating the feast at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, His Holiness Aram I received the clergy, the seminarians and the faithful at the Main Hall of his residence. In his message, the Catholicos said, “Today is not only the feast of the protomartyr deacon who served the Church, ...

NEW BIBLE VERSIONS REMOVE ‘FATHER’ AND ‘SON OF GOD’ BECAUSE IT OFFENDS MUSLIMS

30/1/2012 Jihad Watch American Bible translators bowdlerize scriptures to avoid offending Muslims: no "Father" and "Son" If this is true, for the parties they are trying not to offend, anything short of Islam -- of professing that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is his messenger -- would be "offensive." This is not making Christianity ...

19th International Conference on Orthodox Spirituality

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CONFERENCE Bose, Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 September 2011 in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches THE WORD OF GOD IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFE Bose, 30 August 2011 In the tradition of the undivided Church Sacred Scripture and the Word of God that it contains have always been the living fount ...