Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

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Church of Serbia - 13/11/18 Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart ...

Requesting Prayers and Support for Greece

OCP News Service - Dept. of Charity and Welfare (OCP Society) - 25/7/18 Dear Beloved Tragedy has struck Greece in the form of wild fire. Many are dead several are missing. Families are suffering. We request your kind prayers and support for Greece. Please keep victims in your kind prayers. May God have great Mercy!!! Your Support Matters!!! Kindly ...

ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

Orthochristian.com - 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of ...

Visit of the Delegation from the Church of Greece to the Syriac Orthodox Church– Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/7/18 On July 4th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received an official delegation from the Church of Greece at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The delegation included His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Thermopilo, titular Metropolitan of the Church of Greece and Abbot of the Monastery of the Assumption of ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS VISITS THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 17/6/18 On Thursday afternoon, June 1/14, 2018, while in Athens, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, paid the regular visit to His Beatitude the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, who celebrates His Name Day the following day. His Beatitude was received at the Archdiocese Headquarters by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos ...

‘SYNODALITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA’ – FR. DR. K. M. GEORGE (KONDOTHRA)

Pan Orthodox Cemes - 5/6/18 Your Eminences, Fathers, Professors, Sisters and Brothers, I bring cordial greetings to you with full awareness of more than two millennia of intellectual spiritual and commercial exchanges between Greece and my country. As I put the words, “Synod” and “Democracy” in the title of my brief presentation, I know that these words ...

IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

IOCC - 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family ...

DOXOLOGY FOR MARCH 25TH 1821 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 29/3/18  At noon of the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 12/25, 2018, there was a Doxology at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as thanksgiving to God for our nation’s liberation from the Turkish occupation in 1821, and as an intercession for the repose of the souls of our Fathers ...

75th Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos Holocaust Letter of Protest Presentation at Iowa State Capitol

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 24/3/18 HISTORIC LETTER STANDS OUT IN WORLD HISTORY AS THE ONLY FORMAL PROTEST BY A WORLDWIDE LEADER AGAINST THE HOLOCAUST DURING WORLD WAR II DES MOINES, IA: On March 23, 2018, the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, St George Greek Orthodox Parish of Des Moines, ...

THE FEAST OF THE ADORATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE AND THE FEAST OF ST. PORPHYRIOS OF GAZA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/3/18 On the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, on February 26/ March 11, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, so that by Its power we may continue the Lenten period until we come to celebrate the ...

Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

Church of Serbia - 20/3/18 All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience. Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon with one ...

TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

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Orthochristian.com - 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters ...

Message from the Economic & Refugee Crisis Conference

Prof. Petros Vassiliadis - OCP News Service - 27/2/18 The conference on “The Economic and Refugee Crisis: Political, Religious and Spiritual Dimensions,” organized by SALLUX and CEMES and held in Thessaloniki 20-23 February 2018, to celebrate the second anniversary of the ecumenical initiative of H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His H. Pope Francis and the Archbishop ...

Komposkoini – An Orthodox Vlogger

Stelios Anastasiou - 16/2/18 Abroad, especially in the U.S.A. Christian content vlogs are very popular and have tens of thousands of followers and millions of views. The Greek komposkoini is such a different vlogger. His videos show pilgrimages on the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, Byzantine churches and other Orthodox worship places throughout Greece, using modern ...

THE FEAST OF THE NEW MARTYR ST. PHILOUMENOS THE HAGIOTAPHITE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - November- December 2017 On Wednesday 16th/29th November 2017 the feast of the New Martyr St. Philoumenos was celebrated at Jacob’s Well in Nablus of Samaria. As known, the canonized by the Church of Jerusalem Saint in 2009, had joined the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood since his early childhood, and was ministering as the Hegoumen of Jacob’s ...

THE 12TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 26/11/17 At 10:00p.m. on Wednesday 9th/23rd November 2017, there Ceremony with the Doxology took place at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on the completion of twelve years since the Election and Enthronement of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The Doxology was led by His Beatitude, with co-celebrants the Archbishops and Hieromonks ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarachate - 26/11/17 On Tuesday 8th/21st November 2017, there was the celebration of the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. On this feast the Church commemorates the event that Lucifer and his angels when the latter ones opposed their Creator, Archangels Michael and Gabriel and their Angels fought against them and cried aloud “stand firm ...

THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 8/11/17 On Sunday 23rd October/5th November 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the glorious St. James the Brother of God and first Hierarch of Jerusalem at his Holy Church, located between the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood and the Church of the Resurrection, being the Cathedral of the Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the Patriarchate in ...

His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

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Church of Serbia - Basilica.ro - 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the Theological Faculty of ...

PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

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Orthochristian.com - 30/10/17 The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the Consul General ...

THE CELEBRATION OF 28TH OCTOBER 1940 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem -  30/10/17 On Saturday, 15th/28th October 2017, the national celebration of 28th  October 1940 was observed by the Patriarchate with a Doxology at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. This Doxology was a means of thanksgiving to God for His help to our nation in its fight for freedom from the German Nazi ...