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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
Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine visits Greece

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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METROPOLITAN PAUL OF SIATISTA: “THE FALL OF GREECE WAS PLANNED”

March 4, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/16 AgionOros.ru has published the main points from an article by Metropolitan Paul of Sisanion and Siatista which has provoked a wide response in Greece. According to the hierarch, “the Greek rulers for many years have been committing crimes against the motherland and the nation. Not only did they ruin the Greek economy, but […]

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Two-day Conference on Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects

March 4, 2016 Featured News

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 4/3/16 Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects Date:  Sparta, 14 – 17 April 2016 For More Info: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy 22-24 Vas. Amalias Av. Athens 10557 Greece Tel.: +30 210 373 3601 / 373 3533 Fax: +30 210 373 […]

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Greek Chief of the General Staff visits Serbian Patriarch

February 27, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met yesterday with Admiral EvangelosApostolakis, Chief of the General Staff of the Nacional Defense of the Republic of Greece at the Serbian Patriarchate. Admiral Apostolakis was accompanied by Commodore EvtimiosMikros and Major Nikolaos Gonis, who came to the Patriarchate along with ambassador of the Republic of Greece, Mr. […]

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LETTER TO THE HOLY SYNOD OF GREECE CONCERNING PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL

February 20, 2016 Featured News

Thriskeftika – Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – 20/2/16 – www.pravoslavie.ru Translated by Fr. Kristian Akselberg Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktou has written the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece concerning the process by which the texts for consideration at the Great and Holy Synod (planned for June of 2016) are to be approved. […]

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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

December 17, 2015 Featured News

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is […]

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IMPORTANT SUPPORT FROM CYPRUS TO THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

December 5, 2015 Featured News

On 17th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, received a courtesy visit at the See of the Patriarchate by the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Cairo, Mr. Haris Moritsis. The meeting took place in a particularly pleasant atmosphere, during which the Alexandrian Primate had the chance to […]

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Unveiling of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Icon by Fr. Anastasy Yatrelis and benefactor Correna Panagiotou

November 30, 2015 Featured News
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John Panagiotou – 30/11/15 – USA On Sunday, November 29, 2015, in Summerville, SC, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Anastasy Yatrelis celebrated a thanksgiving blessing service (“slava”) for iconography benefactor Correna Panagiotou on the occasion of the unveiling of the new icon of Sts. Cyril & Methodius upon its arrival from Greece. […]

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IOCC Relief Eases Hardship For Syrian Refugees And Greek Hosts

November 25, 2015 Featured News
Hundreds of tired and hungry Syrian refugees with little more than a backpack carrying all of their worldly possessions arrive daily on the Greek island of Chios. Many are mothers with small children, along with a growing number of unaccompanied teens as young as 14. IOCC is responding to their most urgent needs with ready to eat meals and helping ease some of the strain on Greece

October-November 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In spite of worsening weather on land and sea, the number of refugees from Syria and other war torn countries landing on the Greek isles this year has surpassed 500,000. Greece remains the busiest entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean. Overwhelmed Greek island authorities lack the […]

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Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years

November 22, 2015 Featured News

Gökçeada, Turkey November 2015 The Daily Sabah reported on ‘Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years’ publshed by the Anadolu Agency. Read this article on the web site of The Daily Sabah » A school for Greek children on a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea will open its doors to […]

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NEOPAGANS IN GREECE ARE READY TO START A “LIBERATION WAR” AGAINST CHRISTIANS

November 22, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 The Metropolis of Piraeus of the Church of Greece made a special statement in connection with the intensification of activities of neopagans, reports AgionOros.ru. The document points to “the unprecedented radicalization of some neopagan organizations”, most of which “go beyond law and outrage all decency”. Through their internet pages the neopagans blaspheme against […]

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I.A.O. MEETING WITH DELEGATION OF THE ECUMENICAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF EUROPE.

November 20, 2015 Featured News
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I.A.O- November 2015 The Ecumenical Youth Council of Europe realized a solidarity and briefing visit to Greece, 12 – 14 November 2015, in the framework of the pan-European campaign “Break the chains” to overcome poverty. The delegation had the opportunity to be briefed on the impact of the adverse economic situation in everyday life and […]

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Fr. Georges Massouh: Holy War isn’t Holy

November 14, 2015 Featured News

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – November 2015 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.” (Mark 13:32-33) No one knows the hour when the end of times will […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF LOVE AND OF ORPHANS

November 2, 2015 Featured News

  The Alexandrian Patriarchate- October-November 2015 On 9th October 2004, Theodoros, Metropolitan of Zimbabwe, was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa to the Apostolic Throne of St Mark, to continue the evangelization of the Nations of the African Continent which began in the years of the Apostles […]

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Metropolitan Khodr: Who Said the President Should be Maronite?

October 27, 2015 Featured News

By Gracia Bitar al-Rustum – October 2015 as-Safir Interviews Met Georges Khodr Arabic original here. The “kingdom” of Georges Khodr is not of this world. True, the nonagenarian theologian watches over the affairs and concerns of 94 villages throughout Mount Lebanon, but in reality “He is not here. You seek him and he is not […]

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The Three Holy Hierarchs – teachers, intercessors and protectors of Orthodoxy

October 26, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 Address of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, to the pilgrims present in Bucharest on the dedication day of the Patriarchal Cathedral, 23-28 October 2015, (below you can also find the Greek translation of the message): The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church declared year 2015 a Solemn Year of the Parish and Monastery […]

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