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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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Christmas in Eastern Orthodox Church: Facts & Details

January 7, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 7/1/17 While most commonly Christmas is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on December 25, the Eastern Orthodox Church observes the holiday using the old Julian calendar, on January 7. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The majority of those celebrating Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7 live in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, […]

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MIRACLE AT DOCHEIARIOU MONASTERY: MAN MUTE FROM BIRTH BEGINS SPEAKING BEFORE WONDERWORKING ICON

December 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 24/12/16 A miracle that occurred early in December at Docheiariou Monastery on Mt. Athos has been recounted by a monk who witnessed that event. This story was also recounted during a public Church event in Thessaloniki. “In Her [the Virgin Mary’s] home, at Docheiariou Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, where the monastery abbot, the […]

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Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE – Activity Report 2016

December 22, 2016 Featured News
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Dear Beloved Readers & Well-wishers Christmas-Nativity & New Year Wishes  We are happy to present the activity report of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) for the years 2016. The report include details of  meetings, visits, research publications, charity and social welfare as well as other activities. Meetings Visits, Events, Awards and Recognition In 2016, […]

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Intervention and Text in the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (November 2016)

December 20, 2016 Featured News
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HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS – 20/12/2016 Article by His Eminence Hierotheos – Metropolitan of of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios Original text in Greek:  Παρέμβαση κατά τήν ἔκτακτη Σύνοδο τῆς Ἱεραρχίας 23-24 Νοεμβρίου 2016. In the last meeting of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (23-24 November 2016), Metropolitan Theologos of Serres, […]

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Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate

December 2, 2016 News

Church if Serbia – 2/12/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Archimandrite Gervasios Pantopoulos and his associates from the Diakonia for aid to the poor and the imprisoned on 25 November 2016. This great friend of the Serbian people, who had been some time earlier awarded with the order of Saint Sava of the Second […]

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PAN-ORTHODOX CONFERENCE ON HERESIES AND PARA-RELIGIONS HELD IN GREECE

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service The 28th Pan-Orthodox Conference of authorized representatives of Local Orthodox Churches and metropolises of the Greek Orthodox Church on heresies and para-religions under the theme ‘Heretical and Occult Ideas of the Human Being and Human Rights’ took place from October 31 to November 2 in Agrinio, Greece. It was organized by the […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CALLS UPON PRIMATE OF GREEK CHURCH TO PREVENT RECONSIDERATION OF CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/11/16 Today the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will make the final decision on its position as to the Crete Council. Yesterday Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople called on the Archbishop of Athens to prevent reconsideration of the results of “the Holy and Great” Council and to defend the documents approved at […]

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Relics of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki Welcomed in Belarus

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service – 10/11/16 Belarus: The right hand of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki is touring Belarus for veneration. These days the Greek delegation headed by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Veria and Naoussa is on a visit with the relics in the capital and few cities of the central and eastern Belarus. […]

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PRIMATE OF GREEK CHURCH: PLANNED ERADICATION OF ORTHODOX AND GREEK NATIONAL IDENTITY UNDERWAY

November 8, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – November 2016 The Archbishop of Athens again stressed that at the meeting between the hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Greek government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras guaranteed that in this academic year new textbooks would not be used for teaching religious studies, and the subject would be reformed only by agreement with […]

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The Life of Saint Luke

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 1/11/16 Saint Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile in Antioch, Syria. He was a physician and it is believed that he may have also been a slave, as it was not uncommon in his day for slaves to be educated in medicine so the family would have a resident […]

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BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES RELICS OF SAINT LUKE OF CRIMEA

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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On October 21, 2016 Bulgarian Orthodox Church received relics of St. Luke (Luka Voyno Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Crimea and Sympheropol, confessor and wonderworker (1877-1961). Shortly after the glorification of St. Seraphim of Sofia and receiving relics from St. Seraphim of Sarov, Bulgarian believers have the honour to receive also a blessing from the serving and […]

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