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His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry: If We Lose the Purity of Faith, We Are Worthless As Christians

November 30, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  – 30/11/18 “Remain true to Christ, then His grace will not let you lose your way in the darkness of the temptations of today,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine. – Your Beatitude, lent is […]

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Patriarch Consecrates Saint Sava Church in Mrkonjic Grad

August 20, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 20/8/18 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the Church of Saint Sava in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia, on 2 August 2018. For the glory of the Lord, the founder Mr. Mladen Milanovic presented the beautiful Church to His Church and the Serbian people. The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije […]

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SOME THOUGHTS ON ORTHODOX UNITY IN NORTH AMERICA

October 20, 2017 Featured

OCL – The Word – 20/10/17 Logically, one should probably begin an essay with this title by expounding the historical background of the Church in our corner of the world. This information, however, is easily available elsewhere. My aim instead is to discuss the current situation, and what, if any, change is on the horizon. Since […]

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Patriarch Daniel: True faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church

June 5, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 On the seventh Sunday after Easter, the Gospel points out that true faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church. Our Lord Jesus Christ prays for the unity of the Church because He knows how hard it is to maintain it in the face of selfish […]

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The Church exists to save souls – To make saints

April 10, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos – April 2017 The Church exists to save souls. To make saints. If you take saints out of its life, its theology and its worship, it ceases to be the Church. You could call it what you like, but it wouldn’t be the Church. And […]

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“Be like Living Stones” – Syriac Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent 2017

February 26, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/2/17 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENCE SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY – IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST – SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE WORLD APHREM II We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Sanctity of Life message, video now available

January 15, 2017 Featured News

OCA – 15/1/17 Sunday, January 22, 2017 will be observed as “Sanctity of Life Sunday” in parishes across the United States.  The commemoration, which marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the US, serves as a prelude to the annual March for Life, to be held in the […]

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Saint Peter and Saint Paul – Apostles and Martyrs in Europe

June 30, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Romanian Orthodox News Agnecy – June 2015 Sermon of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania at Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 1. Saints Peter and Paul Two different persons called by our Saviour Jesus Christ to preach the same Gospel of love and salvation. Saint Peter was called Simon before his meeting […]

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Statement by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Anthioch & Syriac Catholic Patriarchate on the Eviction of People from Mosul & the Nineveh Plain

June 11, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 Two Years Since the Eviction of our People from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain: the Wound of Forced Emigration Is Still Bleeding Two years passed since the uprooting of our Syriac people from the land of our ancestors in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, following the criminal act which amounts to […]

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‘The Orthodox Dilemma’ is Revelatory and Timely, especially in a Period Riddled with Internecine Violence and Religious Tribalism

May 19, 2016 Featured News

OCP Publications- Review of The Orthodox Dilemma- 19/5/16 Review by Dr. Glenville Ashby – San Francisco Book Review Website- www.glenvilleashby.com Buy Hardcopies at Amazon and Lulu bookstore Amazon – ($12.00) http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-George-Alexander/dp/1329629787 Lulu (25% discount) –  ($9.00) http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/the-orthodox-dilemma/paperback/product-22650819.html Kindle Copies https://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-Reflections-Pan-Orthodox-Concilliar-ebook/dp/B017P1RFBS The Orthodox Dilemma offers a detailed panorama of Church History and is a boon for researchers and […]

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Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical on the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

April 4, 2016 Featured News

www.atlmetropolis.org- March- April 2016 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No.: 314 PATRIARCHAL AND SYNODICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE CONVOCATION OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH † B A R T H O L O M E W BY THE MERCY OF GOD ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, NEW-ROME, AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO THE PLENITUDE OF THE […]

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An urge to be faithful to Christ and His Church – Co-responsibility and Co-operation

December 5, 2015 Featured News

December 2015- Church of Romania In the context of today’s society, marked by secularization, uncertainty and a lack of mobilizing ideals, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, underlines the importance of the mission of the Church, which has to harmonize the word of preaching and catechesis with charity work, by practical helping, active and consolatory […]

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An urge to be faithful to Christ and His Church – Co-responsibility and co-operation

December 1, 2015 Featured News

Church of Romania- December 2015 In the context of today’s society, marked by secularization, uncertainty and a lack of mobilizing ideals, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, underlines the importance of the mission of the Church, which has to harmonize the word of preaching and catechesis with charity work, by practical helping, active and consolatory […]

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Dying Like a Disciple – Fr. Lawrence Farley

August 17, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 Every year on August 15, the Church bids us come to the final bedside of the Theotokos and learn how to die.  It is an important lesson, and all the more important because the secular world offers us no clue.  Indeed, the world seems intent on denying the reality of death.  In earlier […]

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The Power of Christian Marriage

July 9, 2015 Featured News
The Power of Christian Marriage

July 2015 Our challenge is not only to say words about marriage, but to live them out in ways that draw others to Christ and His Church. Orthodox Christianity affirms the unique glory of the life-giving union of husband and wife as an icon of the Holy Trinity and of the salvation of the world. […]

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Miracles work through faith and patience

June 5, 2015 Featured News
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Bishop Narkissos Gammoh of Nubia – June 2015 By the Grace of God and the blessings of the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Theodore II, I set out on Easter Tuesday on a journey to the capital of South Sudan that was meant to hold a lot of pleasant surprises mixed with plenty of difficulties. […]

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Steps to “becoming” an Orthodox Christian

May 18, 2015 Featured News
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May 2015 – OCA For the past year or so I have been considering conversion to Orthodox Christianity.  I have read many things on the internet, as well as a number of books about the Church’s faith, worship and history.  What steps would I take to become an Orthodox Christian? While reading about the Orthodox […]

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