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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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Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

May 28, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Also Read: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the monastic center of Holy Mount Athos on his second and last day of his visit to Greece […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens receives Honorary Doctorate from Thessaloniki’s School of Pastoral and Social Theology

May 26, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro – Aurelian Iftimiu – May 2016 The School of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki decided Wednesday, 18 May 2016, to award an Honorary Degree to His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Romfea.gr reports. We quote the decision of the School of Theology: The Primate of the Autocephalous […]

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‘For Orthodox Unity!’ Russian Bikers Will Make Greece Tour an Annual Thing

May 17, 2016 Featured News
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  www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Russia’s Night Wolves motorcycle club plans to make its ‘Holy Mountain’ moto-pilgrimage to Greece an annual event, club spokesman Vadim Strogov said at a press conference at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Athens Sunday. Members of the club, gaining renown in Europe last year due to controversyover their Moscow-Berlin tours dedicated […]

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HOLY MONASTERIES OF MT. ATHOS REPOND TO DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 26, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The Holy Monasteries of Mt. Athos have responded to the draft documents and methodology of the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council with letters sent to the Holy Community of Mt. Athos which have been released to the public. The documents prepared for the upcoming council were sent to the monasteries of Mt. Athos by […]

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MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS OF I.A.O. COMMITTEES

April 14, 2016 Featured News

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – April 2016 Opening of exhibition «Athos: The Holy Mount» in State Duma of the Russian Federation. On April 4, 2016, in the premises of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the exhibition of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) was opened on the subject: «Athos: The Holy Mount» […]

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INTERVIEW WITH MARINA MADEJ – A FORMER CATHOLIC FROM POLAND WHO CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY THROUGH BAPTISM

April 1, 2016 Featured News

Mystagogy – April 2016 In this interview with Marina Madej, a former Catholic from Poland who converted to Orthodoxy through Holy Baptism, we find one of many unfortunate examples of not allowing a convert who desires Holy Baptism to be baptized, forcing upon them oikonomia unnecessarily to the point that it drives them to a distant […]

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LOST ROMANOV ICON RETURNED TO TSARSKOYE SELO

March 28, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia – March 2016 An icon belonging to Emperor Alexander III’s brother, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich (1850-1908), was returned to Tsarskoye Selo on 25 March 2016. Preserved in the Museum’s collection until World War II, the Icon of the Mother of God Quick to Hearken has been donated to the museum by Ms Gabriele Demming […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine visits Greece

March 24, 2016 Featured News
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DECR – March 2016 The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, visited Greece. His Beatitude was accompanied by Metropolitan Mitrofan of Lugansk and Alchevsk, head of the UOC department for external relations, and Archpriest Nikolay Danilevich, deputy head of the department. On March 15, 2016, His Beatitude […]

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NEW E-BOOK: NOETIC PRAYER AS THE BASIS OF MISSION AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HERESY

March 7, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – 7/3/16 A new E-book, Noetic Prayer as the Basis of Mission and the Struggle Against Heresy, is now available from Uncut Mountain Press: The unique Orthodox method of mission succinctly put forward in this book is both tremendously important to the life of the Church in non-Orthodox lands and, unfortunately, largely missing from contemporary […]

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