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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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SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the […]

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H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LEADS THE DOXOLOGY ON THE 70TH INCORPORATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE DODECANESE

March 14, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On Tuesday morning, 22nd February/7th March 2017, a Doxology was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Annunciation at the Holy Metropolis of Rhodes, officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, courtesy of the Most Reverend Metropolitan Cyril of Rhodes; this was on the occasion […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

March 11, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Nikos Kotsias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. He was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. Karen Nazaryan, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 9, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On Sunday, 20th February/5th March 2017, the Feast of Orthodoxy was celebrated by the Patriarchate. The Feast is about the setting up of the holy icons in the Churches of the Byzantine Empire after the more than a century harsh persecution by the iconoclasts, who had denied the […]

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MIRACLE OF “SHE WHO IS QUICK TO HEAR” ICON WITH NEWBORN GIRL

February 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/2/17 A thirty-seven-year-old mother of two, Catherine, living in the northern part of Greece has reported a miracle attributed to a copy of Dochariou Monastery’s miraculous “She Who is Quick to Hear” Icon. A copy of the icon had been brought to the northwestern Greek village of Arta, where Catherine lives, and she […]

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PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE HOLY EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

February 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem -25/2/17 On Wednesday, 9th/22nd February 2017, at the reception hall of the Patriarchate, there was a meeting of the Steering Committee and the Project’s Owner Committee, those in charge of the restoration project of the Holy Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre, i.e. His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, […]

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Serbian Patriarch meets with Prime Minister of Greece

February 5, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 5/2/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Alexis Tsipras, President of the Government of the Republic of Greece, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 1 February 2017. The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch. Source:  

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Declaration-Protestation against the “SYNOD” of Crete

February 4, 2017 Featured News
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Assembly of Orthodox Clergy and Monks – 4/2/17 Declaration-Protestation against the “SYNOD” of Crete (to be signed by whom it may comply with) (Draft to be allocated for signatures by other Churches) The “Holy & Great Synod” of the Orthodox Church was finally convened, after many decades of preparation, at Kolymbari, Crete, on the 19th-26th […]

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“ORTHODOX GREECE IS DYING. WE HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITHOUT A WAR”—MET. AMBROSE OF KALAVYRTA

January 30, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/1/17 In a new statement, Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavyrta of the Church in Greece fervently implores his fellow countrymen and Churchmen to return to their Orthodox faith, the glory of the Greek culture. The hierarch cites several problematic issues in Greece today, including the influx of refugee-invaders, and the government’s abandonment of Orthodoxy […]

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