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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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ARCHBISHOP IERONYMOS CRITICIZES POLICY OF DE-CHRISTIANIZATION OF GREECE

October 22, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/10/16 In a speech in the city of Livadia Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens sharply criticized the governmental policy of the de-Christianization of Greece: “You have sold out and continue to sell out Greece’s treasures, you give away our railroads, our ports, but our homeland and Orthodoxy we will not give up,” reports Agionoros. Referring […]

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ORTHODOX PEOPLE WORLDWIDE WHO ARE DOING IT

October 17, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Ethos – 17/10/16 Would it surprise you to know that in Orthodox countries around the world, people are growing their own food, and doing so like crazy. They are producing massive amounts of food in small areas, which benefit themselves, their neighbors, and their economies on a broad scale. Russians growing their own food. Did […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Received the Newly Appointed Ambassador of Greece to Armenia

October 13, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On 10 October, Nafsika Nancy Eva Vraila, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to the Republic of Armenia; was received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness congratulated the Ambassador […]

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BOOK HIGHLIGHTS MIRACULOUS SURVIVAL OF ENTIRE JEWISH COMMUNITY ON ZAKYNTHOS BY GREEK CHRISTIAN CIVILIANS

October 13, 2016 Featured News

The Pappas Post – 13/10/16 Nearly ninety percent of Greek Jews perished during the Holocaust. Most were killed at Auschwitz/Birkenau. But on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, the entire Greek Jewish community was saved from annihilation. The German commander on Zakynthos, Alfredo Litt, a vile, treacherous man, ordered the island’s Bishop Chrysostomos and Mayor Loukas Carrer […]

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GREECE’S ARCHBISHOP: PEOPLE WILL DECIDE CHURCH-STATE RELATION

October 6, 2016 Featured News
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GreekReporter.com – October 2016 “The Church was, is and will always be the mother of our people, with whatever that entails,” said Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and all Greece, continuing the confrontation with Education Minister Nikos Filis and his decision to change religious courses in schools. “The State, if it so wishes, and has the […]

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1100th anniversary of repose of Saint Clement of Ohrid

October 5, 2016 Featured News

The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – October 2016 This year marks 1100 years since the blessed repose of Saint Clement of Ohrid the Miracleworker, who died on 27 July 916. The central celebration of the 1100th anniversary was held in the stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitolj, Macedonia, on […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE 2016

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 A. In the afternoon during Vespers On Tuesday, the 14th/27th of September 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the Elevation of the Holy Cross in commemoration of the fact that, on the completion of the opening of the Church of the Resurrection in 336 AD, St Helen and Archbishop Makarios of […]

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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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