Great Lent

Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral Church in Karlovac

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 On the fifth Sunday of the Great Lent, on 25th March 2018, His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy father Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac. The Bishop was concelebrated by protonamesnik Predrag Susic, presbyter Darko Dugonjic and deacon Budimir […]

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The fourth Sunday of Great Lent

March 18, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 18/3/18 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How much it must grieve a father or a mother to see his or her child suffering without reason. To undergo pain and confusion — for what? Where is God in our plight — we may often ask ourselves. Where is God in all […]

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Our Righteous Father John of Sinai, author of “The Ladder of Divine Ascent”

March 18, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 18/3/18 St John Climacus of Sinai accepted the ascetical life from the age of about sixteen and was tonsured as a monk three or four years later. Then, at the age of 35, he isolated himself from the world and lived as a hermit for 40 years at a monastery church […]

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Sermon by Newly-Canonized Serbian Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic) on the Second Sunday of Great Lent, Delivered at the Church of Saint Olga Orphanage in Kishinev.

March 3, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 3/3/18 My dear children. I visited your wealthy and valuable library, I saw very many interesting and beneficial books on various topics and saw you often reading these fine tomes. But to my great sorrow and disappointment, I […]

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THE BOILED WHEAT MIRACLE BY ST. THEODOROS TYRON AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 25, 2018 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 25/2/18 On Saturday February 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the boiled wheat miracle by St. Theodoros Tyron the Great Martyr, who martyred at the reing of Maximian and Maximinus in 297 A.D. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the appearance of St. Theodoros Tyron to the Archbishop Eudoxios of […]

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THE 1ST STASIS OF THE AKATHIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 25, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 25/2/18 The  Canon of the Theotokos and the 1st Stasis of the Salutations of the All-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary were officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, on Friday afternoon of the 1st Week of Great Lent, February 10/23, 2018, at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the […]

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Shubqono Prayer – Damascus

February 20, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the evening prayer (Ramsho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. At the end of the prayer, His Holiness prayed the special prayer of Shubqono (Forgiveness) during which the clergy and faithful ask forgiveness from one another, before the beginning […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

February 18, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the […]

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Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov) Reposes in the Lord

October 9, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 9/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ At 3:15 pm on October 5, 2017, Hegumen Evfimy (Logvinov), resident and clergyman of St Job of Pochaev Monastery in Munich, reposed in the Lord at the age of 64. Fr Evfimy’s monastic-rite funeral will […]

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The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

April 9, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – April 2017 The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, […]

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Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers

March 30, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 30/3/17 The Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Greater Philadelphia and faithful gathered together at St. Mark Orthodox Church (OCA), for Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of St. John Climacus. Celebrating clergy were: Fr. Stephen Hut nick (Sts. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church, president of the Clergy Brotherhood), Fr. Martin Browne (St. […]

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THE FEAST OF THE BOILED WHEAT MIRACLE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 9, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On Saturday of the first week of Great Lent, the memory of the miracle of the boiled wheat by St. Theodore Tyron the Great Martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him, which is on the west side of the Patriarchate towards the New […]

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Why we fast and mourn?

March 5, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – March 2017 Why we fast and mourn? – Photo journal from Vespers of Forgiveness Mourning, according to God, is sadness of soul, and the disposition of a sorrowing heart, which ever madly seeks that for which it thirsts; and […]

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The purpose of fasting is to meet Christ : Patriarch Daniel says on Beginning of Great Lent

March 2, 2017 Featured

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 2/3/17 10 Quotes from Patriarch Daniel on Fasting Many faithful prayed on Clean Monday during the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete, officiated by Patriarch Daniel at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church addressed the faithful present at the Great Compline officiated […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch urges faithful to be vigilant and renew their lives in catechetical homily on the beginning of Great Lent

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus […]

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The Rule of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

February 27, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 27/2/17 In answer to numerous requests from readers, the rule of fasting is given for each day of the year. Where no indication of fast is given, and during “fast-free weeks,” all foods may be eaten (except during Cheese-fare Week, when meat alone is forbidden every day). Where “fast day” is […]

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Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

February 27, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Wedding of Cana, which is the beginning of the Great Lent, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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“Be like Living Stones” – Syriac Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent 2017

February 26, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/2/17 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENCE SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY – IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST – SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE WORLD APHREM II We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, […]

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World War III: why and when?

January 14, 2017 Featured News

The Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – 14/1/17 A pilgrim asked a monk, “When will the Third World War happen, and why?” The monk replied, “What is most important is the ‘why’. The greatest problem in the world today is not sin – even though indeed the sins are […]

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JACK HANICK AND HIS FAMILY HAVE BEEN RECEIVED INTO ORTHODOXY IN MOSCOW

May 10, 2016 Featured News

Tsargrad – 10/5/16 Recently one of the founding producers of the Fox News American conservative TV channel Jack Hanick accepted a work invitation to Russia, and on April 30, Holy Saturday, he and his family members were baptized at the church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Everybody was welcome to the […]

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Sermon by Hieromonk Methodius (Yogel) on Palm Sunday

April 23, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- 23/4/16 He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. Jerusalem is abuzz… Jerusalem trembles with joyous excitement… So close is the dawn of her […]

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