His Eminence

4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It?

August 15, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

August 5, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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OCA, Finnish Orthodox youth directors discuss cooperative efforts

June 19, 2017 News
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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 […]

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MET. HILARION SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT SHOPPING ON SUNDAYS

May 11, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

May 3, 2017 Featured
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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, […]

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MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

April 5, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

March 28, 2017 Featured
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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. […]

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

March 16, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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ARCHBISHOP OF CRETE DOING WELL AFTER HOSPITALIZATION

February 9, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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

September 24, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme

September 20, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Syriac Orthodox Delegation Attends the Great & Holy Synod – Crete

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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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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GEORGIAN CHURCH RESPONDS TO ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE CLERIC’S ACCUSATIONS

April 7, 2016 Featured News
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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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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH ALEXEI II PRAYERFULLY HONORED IN MOSCOW

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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THE PROPOSAL TO MOVE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS TO DECEMBER 25 IS AN ATTEMPT TO SPLIT UKRAINIAN SOCIETY- ARCHBISHOP LUKA SAYS

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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