His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

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Church of Serbia - Basilica.ro - 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the Theological Faculty of ...

PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

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Orthochristian.com - 30/10/17 The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the Consul General ...

THE CELEBRATION OF 28TH OCTOBER 1940 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem -  30/10/17 On Saturday, 15th/28th October 2017, the national celebration of 28th  October 1940 was observed by the Patriarchate with a Doxology at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. This Doxology was a means of thanksgiving to God for His help to our nation in its fight for freedom from the German Nazi ...

Hiking the Holy Mountain – Tales of Monks & Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos – Book

Olympus Press - 18/10/17 Contact: Cheri Rae (Cheri@TheTrailmaster.com) 805-845-7102 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: “On this amazing path we call life, we’re often compelled to change direction.” —John McKinney. Visit - www.thetrailmaster.com After writing thirty books about hiking, John McKinney, aka “The Trailmaster,” was compelled by extraordinary events to live through—then write about—an odyssey that took him to a ...

UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

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Sputniknews - 17/10/17 A British couple could face financial ruin as Greek businesses threaten to sue them over a wedding day photo of them simulating a sex act outside one of Greece's most holy sites went viral. Newlyweds Matthew and Carly Lunn took a picture and posted it on Facebook after they tied the knot in September at the famous St. ...

IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

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IOCC - 13/10/17 IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift. Baltimore, Md. (October 12, 2017) – In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to expand ...

Greece Passes Transgender Rights Bill Amid Furious Church Protests

Sputniknews - 11/10/17 The Parliament of Greece has passed a bill that allows transgender people to legally change their gender without the need for medical tests or sterilization, a move that has divided the Mediterranean nation. The new law has revised an existing statute that required anyone who wished their legal gender changed to be diagnosed with a "gender identity ...

Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

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Church of Serbia - 10/8/17 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation of ...

THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2017

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 2/10/17 On Wednesday, 14th/27th September 2017, the Feast of the universal Exaltation of the Sacred Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the fact that in the year 336 A.D., during the service of the Consecration of the Church of ...

Great Celebration of St. Cosmas in his Monastery in Kolkondas

Albanian Orthodox Church - 12/9/17 Divine Liturgy Presided by Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios - “If we want to express our love and respect for St. Cosmas, let us imitate him in works of love as he encourages us in his spiritual teachings” - Spiritual celebrations, as typical of our Orthodox Church, are ...

CHINESE MAN TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES TO BE BAPTIZED

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/9/17 Veria, Greece - Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea. This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2017 On Monday, 15th/28th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated in great festivity the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos according to its typical order of worship at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane. Therein, with the Tomb of Theotokos being the Holy Altar, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated, led by ...

“EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD”. THE LONG JOURNEY OF A SWISS CATHOLIC TO ORTHODOXY

Pravoslavie.ru - 14/7/17 Pierre Haab, a Swiss ex-Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. —Can you tell us a few words about your family, education ...

US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS ON TURKEY TO PRESERVE AGIA SOPHIA’S SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 26/6/17 The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia Sophia ...

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of the ...

DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX HOLY SITES CONTINUES IN ALBANIA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/6/17 The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. ...

THE FEAST OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - June 2017 Glorious God-crowned and equal to the Apostles, the King and Queen Saints Constantine and Helen, at their Holy Church inside the Patriarchate, adjacent to the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection on the west side. Vespers This feast was celebrated with Great Vespers in the evening, led by His Beatitude our ...

ANNIVERSARY OF FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE GIVES OCCASION FOR GREEK HIERARCHS TO CALL FOR RESISTANCE TO GREECE’S “DECAPITATION FROM CHRIST”

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Pravoslavie.ru - June 2017 The city of Constantinople, the capital of the great Byzantine Empire, fell to the invading Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453. Recalling the great loss suffered by Orthodox Christians at that time, Greek hierarchs, speaking at events in remembrance of that loss, called for Greeks today to stand up and defend their greatest ...

ABBOT OF DOCHARIOU MONASTERY: THEY ARE PROGRESSIVELY DESTROYING ORTHODOXY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 31/5/17 Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis), abbot of the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, has commented on the anti-Christian attitude and situation in Greece and the European Union, where rulers seem to be doing all they can to eliminate the Church, reports AgionOros. “Our rulers can’t stand all the smells of incense and candles and are consciously struggling against ...

THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL HONOR MEMORY OF ST. JOHN THE RUSSIAN IN GREECE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/5/17 On May 26 and 27, in the village of New Prokopion on the island of Evia, Greece, in the Church of St. John the Russian, where his incorrupt relics are kept, thousands of faithful from all over Greece and throughout the Orthodox world attended celebrations in honor of the great ascetic, reports AgionOros. Despite ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis in Greece

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 29/5/17 On May 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece; and Archimandrite Irenaeus, who travelled to Armenia to attend the Aurora Prize awards ceremony. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. ...