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KINDLY SUPPORT THE GREAT & HOLY MONASTERY OF VATOPAIDI

September 23, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi – The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos Dear All Kindly support the Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. The Monastery has endless demands upon its resources as well as countless souls pleading for spiritual and material support at a time of great difficulty in Greece and neighboring countries. It cannot […]

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PARTICIPATION OF I.A.O. IN THE 81ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FAIR (TIF)

September 18, 2016 Featured News
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I.A.O. – September 2016 Thessaloniki, 10-18 September 2016. Participation of I.A.O. in the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) In the context of the year of Greece in Russia and the year of Russia in Greece, the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) took part for the first time in TIF with a Kiosk, where it presented […]

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Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany Leads Feast-Day Celebrations of the Appearance of the “Light-Painted” Icon of the Mother of God Icon

September 13, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2016 Feast-day celebrations of the appearance of the “Light-Painted” Icon of the Mother of God Icon were held on September 3, 2016,” on Mount Athos, Greece, as reported by the news service Russky Afon. His Eminence Archbishop […]

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GREEK CHURCH COMES OUT AGAINST CANCELLATION OF MORNING PRAYERS IN SCHOOL

September 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 According to the new circular of the nations’ Ministry of Education, teachers’ and students’ joint morning prayers, beginning this year, have ceased to be mandatory in all educational institutions of Greece, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the Greek news agency Newsone. Orthodoxy is the state religion in Greece; ninety-eight percent of its […]

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ENKOMIA IN HONOUR OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

August 30, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On Saturday, the 14th/27th of August 2016, the Enkomia [Praises] ceremony in honour of Theotokos was held at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos in Gethsemane, wherein stands the Tomb of the Mother of God. A procession headed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and followed by Primates and […]

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MONUMENT TO OLGA CONSTANTINOVNA, GRAND DUCHESS OF RUSSIA AND QUEEN OF THE HELLENES, TO APPEAR IN GREECE

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 As part of the cross-cultural year between Greece and Russia and in connection with the 165th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Queen consort of All the Hellenes, a monument to her will be unveiled in Thessaloniki as a result of the joint efforts of the Russian Federation’s […]

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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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