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RETURN OF THE ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS TO THE TOMB OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

August 28, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 Early in the morning of Thursday, the 12th/25th of August 2016, in continuation of the holy Vigil, Matins and Divine Liturgy, led by Archimandrite Matthew, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the Dependency in Gethsemane, where it is kept opposite the Church of the Resurrection, to […]

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Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos on the Delegation of the Romanian Patriarchate at the Council of Crete: Well Prepared and Firm on Stand

August 23, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The website cuvantul-ortodox.ro has recently published the translation of a letter signed by His Eminence Hierotheos Vlachos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios, on the position and performance of the delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of Crete. We render below […]

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE SAVIOUR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On Friday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Transfiguration of the Saviour in commemoration of the event recounted by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John and led them up Mount Tabor where He was transfigured, His face […]

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(VIDEO) PROCESSION WITH RELICS OF ST. SPYRIDON OF TRIMYTHOUS HELD ON CORFU

August 15, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 An island-wide procession with the relics of St. Sypridon of Trimythous was held on Corfu. Many took part in the procession, not just residents of Corfu but also pilgrims from other areas of Greece and abroad. The faithful processed around the old section of the city of Kerkyra. The relics of the […]

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SYNOD OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE IN ATHENS PELTED WITH MOLOTOV COCKTAILS

August 10, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/10/16 Petraki Monastery in Athens was pelted with Molotov cocktails and the Greek government has already condemned the act of vandalism, reports RIA-Novosti. Four Molotov cocktails were hurled into the monastery at about 3:00 AM. The fire damaged four automobiles in the monastery courtyard where offices of the Synod of the Church of Greece […]

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THE PRESIDENT OF NEW DEMOCRACY, MR KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS, AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016 On the morning of Saturday, the 26th of June/9th of July 2016, the President of New Democracy and Leader of the Opposition in Greece, whilst on a visit to the state of Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Mitsotakis was accompanied by his esteemed wife, associates […]

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SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND PEACE BUT LITTLE COMFORT IN FOREIGN LANDS

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – June- July 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syria’s civil war has created the greatest refugee upheaval since WWII, with 4.8 million Syrian men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of refuge in other countries across the Middle East and Europe. An additional 6.6 million have been displaced in their own country. International […]

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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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Metropolitan Alexios’ Thoughts on the Holy and Great Council

July 1, 2016 Featured News
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta- July 2016 My Beloved Ones, Having just returned from Greece, I would like you to join me in giving glory to Almighty God for the beautiful meetings that took place during the Holy and Great Council in Crete, the island of Saints and Heroes of our Orthodox γένος. I felt the […]

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Holy and Great Council concludes third day

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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The Great and holy Council – 23/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release CRETE—On the third day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, the hierarchs continued their work in the sixth, seventh, […]

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Budget of Orthodox Churches Council Amounts to $2.8Mln, 60% From US Donors

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 2/6/16 The budget of the council of Eastern Orthodox Churches underway on the Greek island of Crete has amounted to 2.5 million euros (some $2.8 million), including $1.5 million from US donors, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said Tuesday. KOLYMBARI (CRETE) (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexandros, the US funds have come from non-state sources […]

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US Senator Ben Cardin’s Statement on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Churches

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Great & Holy Council – Kolymvari, Crete, Greece- 21/6/16 U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the Holy and Great Council to be held in Greece. “This weekend, I join Orthodox Christians in recognizing the beginning of the historic Holy and Great […]

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Toast by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Chairman of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church at the Official Luncheon Hosted in His Honor and in Honor of Their Beatitudes the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches by His Excellency Prokopios Pavlopoulos President of the Republic of Greece

June 19, 2016 Featured News
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The Holy and Great Council – 19/6/16 TOAST BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AT THE OFFICIAL Luncheon HOSTED IN HIS HONOR AND IN HONOR OF THEIR BEATITUDES THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCHES BY HIS EXCELLENCY PROKOPIOS PAVLOPOULOS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF […]

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His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convenes Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches Kolymvari, Crete, Greece 17 /6/2016 Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis this morning of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, to consider a “draft message” of the Holy and […]

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Just before the Holy and Great Council

June 16, 2016 Featured News
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www.parembasis.gr – June 2016 By His Eminence Hierotheos -Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios We are approaching the time when the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches is to be held in Crete to discuss the six texts which have been prepared in Preconciliar conferences, and to give a message of unity among the […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

June 16, 2016 Featured News
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The Great & Holy Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches – 16/6/16 Kolymvari, Crete, Greece Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy […]

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THE ESSENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – June 2016 The Great and Holy Council, which is due to gather in June of 2016 in Crete, was “the expectation” of many whose vision it was, and who tired in order to prepare for it, and now the Council finally moves towards its convocation. The question here put forth is whether […]

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THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES’ ACCELERATING CRISES: THE FRACTIOUSNESS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND THE AGENDA OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

June 11, 2016 Featured News

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – June 2016 Are the accelerating Orthodox developments a crisis or an awakening? Both the Bulgarian and Serbian Orthodox Churches have withdrawn their signatures, having previously signed all the decisions by the preparatory conferences and committees for the Great Orthodox Council, including the Synaxes of 2014 and 2016 in Geneva (I myself […]

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Welcomed Like Superstar’: Putin Most Popular Politician in Greece’s Athos

May 30, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 29/5/16 Nowhere in Greece do people love Russia and its President Vladimir Putin so much as in the Orthodox monastic community in Holy Mount Athos, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote. At the end of his official visit to the country, the Russian leader made a pilgrimage to the holy place, where he was met with excitement and admiration. […]

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Putin Sure Russia’s Ties With Athos, Greece to Continue Developing

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia’s ties with Holy Mount Athos and Greece in general will continue to strengthen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on his visit to the site of Russia’s Orthodox settlement on the peninsula of Holy Mount Athos on Saturday. HOLY MOUNT ATHOS (Sputnik) – Addressing representatives of the Holy Kinot, Athos’ high governing council, Putin […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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