Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron

Church of Serbia - 1/4/19 On March 17th, 2019 the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, responding to the invitation of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander of Dallas and Southern States (OCA) visited the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Akron, Ohio, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great ...

Holy Qurobo on New Sunday – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 16/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on New Sunday, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patrirarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. His Eminence the Right Reverend Bishop Michael Langrish, Former Anglican Bishop of ...

Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Mor Jacob Baradaeus Church in Jaramana

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo in St. Jacob Baradaeus in Jaramana – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarhal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo, which was attended by Very Rev. Fr. Patrick who comes from Barnabas Fund ...

Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided the Holy Qurobo for Christmas Eve in St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. During the Qurobo, His Eminence read the Christmas Message of ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/9/17 On September 22, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was brought to the Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Mother of God, where it was first discovered in 1295. This icon ...

4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It?

Orthodox Africa - 15/8/17 Father Constantinos and Presbytera Triza are working towards St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center being self-reliant and self-sustaining; all with the purpose of following Jesus’ command in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where He said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ...

10-Year Anniversary since the Ordination of Bishop David of Stobi

Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric (Autonomous Archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Church) - June-July - August 2017 His Eminence, Bishop David of Stobi and Administrator of Strumitsa (who was ordained into the rank of a bishop on June 17 2007), on June 18 2017 celebrated the 10-year anniversary since the ordination. On this occasion, Holy Liturgy was celebrated in ...

OCA, Finnish Orthodox youth directors discuss cooperative efforts

Archbishop Leo with [from left] David Lucs and Deacon Jaso Pössi.

JOENSUU, FINLAND [OCA Youth] - June 2017 Representatives of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry and the Orthodox Youth Association of Finland [ONL] met at the Finnish Orthodox Seminary here on June 7, 2017 to discuss plans for future shared projects and events.  The meeting was made possible in ...

MET. HILARION SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT SHOPPING ON SUNDAYS

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated on Russia-24’s television program “The Church and the World” that he supports the Federation Council’s initiative to restrict shopping on Sundays, reports RIA-Novosti. Earlier it became known that the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH NOT INVOLVED IN BANNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 The Russian Orthodox Church played no part in, and was not consulted on the decision of the Russian Supreme Court to recognize the Administrate Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia as an extremist organization and to ban its activity within the Russian Federation, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated in a television interview, TASS ...

MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family of the newly-baptized, in the Church of St. ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. As Interfax-Religion ...

FOUNDATION OF ROYAL MARTYRS CHURCH LAID AT SITE OF TSAR’S ABDICATION

Pravoslavie.ru - 16/3/17 On March 14, Metropolitan Eusebius of Pskov and Porkhov celebrated the rite of the founding of a temple in honor of the Holy Royal Martyrs at the station in the city of Dno, where on March 15, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II signed his abdication in favor of his brother Michael, reports the site ...

ARCHBISHOP OF CRETE DOING WELL AFTER HOSPITALIZATION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 9/2/17 The Self-governing Orthodox Church of Crete -(Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) Archbishop Irineos of Crete was transferred to the hospital yesterday after a fainting spell. Thankfully, as Romfea reports, the archbishop is feeling well and in good health. His Eminence felt unwell during a funeral and was taken to the hospital. This is the second such incident ...

Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - 21/1/17 White House Chief of Staff Priebus Praises Greek Orthodox Community (video) WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America invited by the Presidential Inauguration Committee and representing the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended early this morning the special Inauguration Day Prayer Service at St John’s Episcopal Church in ...

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PATRIARCHAL VICAR OF ALEXANDRIA AT THE SECOND-THRONE PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Alexandria - September 2016 On Wednesday 14th September 2016. His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated during Orthros and conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as well as the ceremony of the Elevation of the Precious and Life creating Cross, in the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas ...

Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - September 2016 The Antiochian Women are excited to announce the theme of our 2017 Project: “Strengthening the Ministries of our Church." This theme is a distillation of the sweeping vision which Metropolitan Joseph readily shared with us at the summer meetings in July, 2016. His Eminence spoke with farsighted boldness ...

Syriac Orthodox Delegation Attends the Great & Holy Synod – Crete

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 the prayers ...

Bishop Alexander to be enthroned in Dallas June 11

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 during their ...

Archbishop Irénée on the Ft. McMurray wildfires

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 the evacuation ...

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

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 churches ...