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UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

October 17, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

October 13, 2017 Featured
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IOCC – 13/10/17 IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift. Baltimore, Md. (October 12, 2017) – In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities […]

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Greece Passes Transgender Rights Bill Amid Furious Church Protests

October 12, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 11/10/17 The Parliament of Greece has passed a bill that allows transgender people to legally change their gender without the need for medical tests or sterilization, a move that has divided the Mediterranean nation. The new law has revised an existing statute that required anyone who wished their legal gender changed to be diagnosed with a […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 10/8/17 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation […]

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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2017

October 2, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/10/17 On Wednesday, 14th/27th September 2017, the Feast of the universal Exaltation of the Sacred Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the fact that in the year 336 A.D., during the service of the Consecration of the […]

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Great Celebration of St. Cosmas in his Monastery in Kolkondas

September 12, 2017 Featured
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Albanian Orthodox Church – 12/9/17 Divine Liturgy Presided by Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios – “If we want to express our love and respect for St. Cosmas, let us imitate him in works of love as he encourages us in his spiritual teachings” – Spiritual celebrations, as typical of our […]

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CHINESE MAN TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES TO BE BAPTIZED

September 4, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/9/17 Veria, Greece – Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea. This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be […]

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THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

September 4, 2017 Featured
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2017 On Monday, 15th/28th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated in great festivity the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos according to its typical order of worship at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane. Therein, with the Tomb of Theotokos being the Holy Altar, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated, […]

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“EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD”. THE LONG JOURNEY OF A SWISS CATHOLIC TO ORTHODOXY

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/7/17 Pierre Haab, a Swiss ex-Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. —Can you tell us a few words about your […]

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US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS ON TURKEY TO PRESERVE AGIA SOPHIA’S SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/6/17 The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia […]

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THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

June 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of […]

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DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX HOLY SITES CONTINUES IN ALBANIA

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/6/17 The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

June 6, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 Glorious God-crowned and equal to the Apostles, the King and Queen Saints Constantine and Helen, at their Holy Church inside the Patriarchate, adjacent to the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection on the west side. Vespers This feast was celebrated with Great Vespers in the evening, led by […]

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ANNIVERSARY OF FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE GIVES OCCASION FOR GREEK HIERARCHS TO CALL FOR RESISTANCE TO GREECE’S “DECAPITATION FROM CHRIST”

June 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2017 The city of Constantinople, the capital of the great Byzantine Empire, fell to the invading Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453. Recalling the great loss suffered by Orthodox Christians at that time, Greek hierarchs, speaking at events in remembrance of that loss, called for Greeks today to stand up and defend their […]

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ABBOT OF DOCHARIOU MONASTERY: THEY ARE PROGRESSIVELY DESTROYING ORTHODOXY

May 31, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 31/5/17 Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis), abbot of the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, has commented on the anti-Christian attitude and situation in Greece and the European Union, where rulers seem to be doing all they can to eliminate the Church, reports AgionOros. “Our rulers can’t stand all the smells of incense and candles and are consciously […]

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THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL HONOR MEMORY OF ST. JOHN THE RUSSIAN IN GREECE

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/5/17 On May 26 and 27, in the village of New Prokopion on the island of Evia, Greece, in the Church of St. John the Russian, where his incorrupt relics are kept, thousands of faithful from all over Greece and throughout the Orthodox world attended celebrations in honor of the great ascetic, reports […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis in Greece

May 29, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 On May 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece; and Archimandrite Irenaeus, who travelled to Armenia to attend the Aurora Prize awards ceremony. They were accompanied by Rev. […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

May 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Sunday, 1st/14th May 2017, the Samaritan  woman Sunday, according to the book of Pentecostarion, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord, at the town of Sychar in the Samaria district, at the place of that meeting, Jacob’s well, […]

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Poems on Christian Faith, Persecution and Mosul

May 17, 2017 Featured
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Lygeros.org – Poems by N. Lygeros – 16/5/17 Christian faith Christian faith is under siege everywhere because barbarity wants to kill each follower of Christ, this is not only a crime but a genocide against Humanity that’s why if you are a believer be ready to suffer but also to help others from the horror […]

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PILGRIMS’ BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN (2017)

April 15, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 15/4/17 On Holy and Great Tuesday morning, 29th March/11th April 2017, the pilgrims’ baptism took place as a seal of their pilgrimage theory, at the bank of the river Jordan, at the place where our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Pilgrims were from Greece and other […]

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GREEK ORTHODOX CHANCELLOR ASSISTS FISHERMEN IMPACTED BY REFUGEE CRISIS AND WINTER STORMS

March 24, 2017 Featured
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John C. Ackerman – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/17 Chicago, IL: The Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with an anonymous donor from California and the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece, recently helped repair two commercial fishing boats, restoring the livelihoods of their owners on the Greek island […]

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