His Eminence

Syriac Orthodox Delegation Attends the Great & Holy Synod – Crete

June 25, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 25/6/15 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II delegated His Eminence Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery in Iraq, to represent the Syriac Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches which is being held in Crete, Greece. His Eminence conveyed […]

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Bishop Alexander to be enthroned in Dallas June 11

May 15, 2016 Featured News

DALLAS, TX [OCA] – May 2016 The Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander as the second Bishop of Dallas and the South will be celebrated at Saint Seraphim Cathedral, 4112 Throckmorton, Dallas, TX on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  [See related story.] Canonically elected by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America […]

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Archbishop Irénée on the Ft. McMurray wildfires

May 12, 2016 Featured News

OTTAWA, ON, CANADA [OCA] – May 2016 As wildfires continue to spread across North Alberta, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada called upon the faithful to pray and reach out to those affected by the unprecedented tragedy. By the second week of May, wildfires had already forced […]

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Metropolitan Joseph Meets with CAMECT (Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together)

April 10, 2016 Featured News

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America-April 2016 On Monday, April 4, 2016, His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph attended a meeting of CAMECT (Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together) at the Armenian Orthodox Prelacy in New York. His Eminence was accompanied by the Archdiocese Vicar General, Archpriest Thomas Zain. Nearly all of the various […]

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April 7, 2016 Featured News
His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and Metropolitan Andrew (Gvazava) of Samtavisi and Ghori

Facebook – April 2016 Below is the reply of the Georgian Orthodox Church representative, His Eminence Metropolitan Andrew of Ghori and Ateni, to an article written by the Archpriest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (George Tsetsi) entitled “A True Event or Provocation, the decision of the Church of Georgia?” (source for both letters: amen.gr) His Eminence’s reply […]

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Holy Synod elects Bishop Alexander of Toledo to vacant Dallas See

April 1, 2016 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- March-April 2016 The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South during their Spring Session here on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bishop Alexander succeeds His Eminence, […]

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February 26, 2016 Featured News

Patriarchia.ru – February 2016 February 23, 2016, the 87th anniversary of the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Alexei II, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, the first Moscow vicar to the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, administrator of the Central and Southern vicariates of the capital, served a Divine Liturgy and Pannikhida in Theophany Cathedral, where is […]

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January 4, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – January 2015 Zaporizhia (a city on the Dnieper river, southeastern Ukraine), January 2, 2016 At a press conference with the journalists of Zaporizhia, Archbishop Luka (Luke) of Zaporizhia and Melitopol expressed his opinion on the proposal by Secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Alexander Turchinov to move the celebration of the […]

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100th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Raphael commemorated at Antiochian Cathedral

November 14, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey represented the Orthodox Church in America at celebration of the Divine Liturgy marking the 100th Anniversary of the repose of Saint Raphael of Brooklyn at Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral here on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the first parish […]

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November 1, 2015 News

On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations. The forum was attended by representatives of the traditional religions in Russia, experts, governmental […]

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OCA Holy Synod releases Position Paper on Canonical Regional Planning

October 30, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox Church in America- 30/10/15 The Holy Synod of Bishops has released the text of a Position Paper delivered in response to the plan presented by the Committee for Canonical Regional Planning during the sixth annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the USA in Chicago on September 15, 2015.  The text […]

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October 24, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia. Thus the initiative group composed of both Orthodox Khmers and Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries who reside in Cambodia, has completed its year-long work. Among […]

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A Synaxis of the Antiochian World: A Report on the 52nd Convention

August 16, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 A Synaxis of the Antiochian World: A Report on the 52nd Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Boston, Massachusetts, July 20-26, 2015 By Subdeacon Peter Samore “O Antioch: lift up your eyes and look around, for your sons came like the pearls shining with the light of God from […]

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August 12, 2015 Featured News

On August 9, 2015, the commemoration day of the Protomartyr and Healer Panteleimon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka, in Moscow. Among the clergy who assisted him were Hegumen Mitrofan (Shkurin), […]

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Atlanta Pan-Orthodox Vespers

July 20, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 At the invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, participants in the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America’s 89th national convention and many who arrived early for the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America joined faithful from the greater Atlanta area at a pan-Orthodox […]

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Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney

June 28, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 Statement on S.C. shootings: NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended today, Jun. 26, 2015, the funeral service for South Carolina State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was slain last Wednesday with eight others inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Archbishop […]

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Divine Liturgy Served by Bishop Georgios of Guinea in Freetown – Sierra Leone

June 19, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox Missionary Fraternity – June 2015 On the Sunday of Pentecost, Bishop Georgios of Guinea conducted the Divine Liturgy in Ss. Constantine and Helen church in Freetown, Sierra Leone. During the Liturgy, he ordained a new presbyter and a deacon. Dn. Kyriakos Komora is the first Sierra Leonean graduate of the Patriarchal School of Alexandria and is […]

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Thirty-one students graduate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary

June 2, 2015 Featured News

USA- June 2015 Thirty-one seminarians, including nine ordained to Holy Orders, were granted degrees during Commencement exercises at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here on May 30, 2015. Twelve graduates received Master of Divinity degrees, while 13 received Master of Arts degrees and six were awarded Master of Theology degrees.  Eight women were included among the graduates. […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Will Travel to the German Diocese

May 2, 2015 Featured News

ROCOR – 2/5/15 On May 2-3, 2015 , divine services to mark the fourth Sunday of the Pascha of Christ will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York, in the presence of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” the Protectress (Hodigitria) of the […]

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Joint Statement by Orthodox Patriarchates of Antioch on the Second Anniversary of the Kidnapping of Archbishops Paul and John

April 25, 2015 Featured News

24/4/15 A Joint Statement Issued by the two Patriarchates of Antioch and of All the East: The Greek (Roum) Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Churches of Antioch and All East On the occasion of the second anniversary of kidnapping the two Metropolitans of Aleppo: His Eminence Paul (Yazigi) and His Eminence John (Abraham) on […]

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Metropolitan Joseph Issues Letter in Support of March for Marriage

March 30, 2015 Featured News

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America On April 25, 2015, on the National Mall in Washington D.C., people will be gathering from around the U.S. for the March for Marriage. This year’s March will include an Orthodox Gathering, sponsored by the group Crown Them With Glory. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has released a letter encouraging […]

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