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Welcoming His Grace Bishop Irinej to New York City Madison Square Park – October 2, 2016

October 1, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 On behalf of our Saint Sava Cathedral, we invite you to join us at The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy this coming Sunday, October 2, 2016 inMadison Square Park.  The Divine Liturgy will commence at 10:00 a.m., with His Grace our new Bishop Irinej presiding. The best location to enter the […]

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Mar Yulios: Observe Soonoyo fast by meditating and honouring the ‘Holy Theotokos’

August 7, 2016 Featured News

Catholicate News – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – August 2016 AHMEDABAD: Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad Metropolitan HG Pulikottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has called upon the faithful to invoke Soonoyo fast with all seriousness. In an elaborative message to the faithful of the Diocese, the Metropolitan says that by partaking in the Feast of Dormition of […]

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Jackson – NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

August 4, 2016 Featured News

Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) – August 2015 On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial […]

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Interactions with an Oriental Orthodox Bishop: An Eastern Orthodox Experience

June 13, 2016 Featured News

Presvytera Seraphima Shagoury (Delegate & Chief Coordinator of OCP Foundation in North America) – OCP News Service – 13/6/16 Reflections on Metropolitan Mar Yulios’s Words During His Tour I first met – with much excitement – His Grace Mar Geevarghse Yulios Pulikottil (Metropolitan of the Ahmadabad Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) at the […]

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The Vozdovac church celebrates its Patron Saint-day

June 7, 2016 News

Church of Serbia – June 2016 This year the church in Belgrade’s municipality of Vozdovac celebrated its Patrons Saint-day (slava), the feast of Holy Emperor Contantine and Empress Helen the Equal-to-the-Apostles. On the feast-day, June 3rd 2016, with the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace newly-elected Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of East America, officiated the […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Grants Diplomas to 29 Graduates in 2016

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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SVOTS – May 2016 View the photo gallery At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 21, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 29 graduates: 13 Master of Divinity, 12 Master of Arts, and 4 Master of Theology degrees were conferred. Among the graduates were ten ordinands, who will join the ranks of alumni […]

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Metropolitan Mar Seraphim says ‘Procession’ is not part of the Indian Orthodox liturgical tradition

November 8, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Correspondent – 8/11/15 – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  BENGALURU – India: His Grace Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan, Bengaluru Diocese, has said that ‘Rasa’ (procession or pradakshina) is not really a part of the Indian Malankara Orthodox liturgical tradition. The Metropolitan was addressing the faithful of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Hebbal Kempapura, Bengaluru. The […]

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Serbian Orthodox Bishop Nikanor of Banat Rejects Pope’s Easter Offer

June 21, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 Read Original Serbian Version here:  Serbia: Not long ago, pope Francis said that all Christians should celebrate Easter on the same day. His Grace Nikanor  – Bishop of Banat  ( Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate) said that “When he (Pope) repents for everything what his predecessors have done and for producing schism in the Church, then […]

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Suspect in Kodiak cathedral attack in custody; donations being accepted

June 18, 2015 Featured News
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KODIAK, AK [OCA] – June 2015 A 21-year-old man apprehended leaving Holy Resurrection Cathedral here on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, has been charged with felony charges of Burglary II and three counts of Criminal Mischief III. The suspect allegedly broke a dozen windows and desecrated the altar and numerous interior appointments—including the […]

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Assyrian Bishop Mar Emmanuel Yosip of Canada Earns Doctorate from the University of Toronto

June 15, 2015 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East – June 2015 Congratulations to His Grace Mar Emmanuel Yosip, Bishop of Canada of the Assyrian Church of the East who this week received a PhD in Syriac Studies from the University of Toronto. His dissertation is entitled ‘The Book of Resh Melle By Yohannan Bar Penkaye: An Introduction to […]

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Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral vandalized

June 12, 2015 Featured News

OCA- June 2015 At 8:19 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Archpriest Innocent Dresdow was startled to receive a call from Kodiak Police Dispatch.  Asked to meet police officers at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, he was told not to go into or near the church, as it was “an active crime scene.” “I […]

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G.R.O.W. Women’s Ministry Conference Meets at St. Vladimir’s

May 4, 2015 Featured News
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April- May 2015 On April 18, the annual One Day Conference for G.R.O.W. (God Renewing Orthodox Women) Ministry convened on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY. This was the fourth diocesan conference hosted by G.R.O.W., the young women’s ministry of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Women from […]

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Palm Sunday Pilgrimage in Bucharest – 2015

April 9, 2015 Featured News

On 4 April 2015, thousands of faithful and 750 priests participated in the traditional Palm Sunday pilgrimage unfolded in Bucharest. Blessing of the willow branches and beginning of the pilgrimage The pilgrimage began at Radu Voda Monastery, after the Vesper service celebrated at 14.30 hours in the church monastery of Bucharest founded by prince Radu. […]

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Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

March 22, 2015 Featured News
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March 2015The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here March 17-20, 2015.The session was chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who in his opening remarks thanked the members of the Holy Synod, the Chancery staff, and those who facilitate the Church’s boards, committees, commissions […]

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury offer their support for the ‘When Left Behind’ appeal launched by His Grace Bishop Angaelos for the families of Coptic Christians brutally murdered in Libya in February 2015

March 6, 2015 Featured News

Coptic Orthodox Church UK Media and Communications Office Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office 6/3/15 London: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales wrote personal letters of condolence to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, and His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of […]

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Courses of the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute continue in Phoenix

February 20, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 20/2/15 His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona are host to this year’s St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Ecclesial Orthodox Institute which is being held in cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It officially began on Monday with […]

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Sunday of Last Judgement at the Patriarchal Cathedral

February 18, 2015 Featured News

On 15 February 2015, the Orthodox Church is on the Sunday Awful Judgement. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral. Besides His Beatitude, His Grace Ieronim Sinaitul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch and His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest con-celebrated […]

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Ordination of Priests at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest

February 14, 2015 Featured News

On February 10, the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia, the sacrament of ordination and consecration of priests was offered in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin during the celebration of Divine Liturgy. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Bagrat […]

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Bishop Nicholas Delivers Schmemann Lecture on the Ministry of St. Raphael

February 11, 2015 News
Bishop Nicholas offers the Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir

On January 30, 2015, His Grace Bishop Nicholas engaged his audience in a fascinating historical look at “The Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn” during the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), […]

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The Holy Synod Elected The Titular Hierarch For The Vacancy Of Bishop Of The Diocese Of Covasna And Harghita

February 10, 2015 News
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On 5 and 6 February 2015, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church is taking place at the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. On the first day, after opening the session, the meeting of the Holy Synod for the election of the new Bishop of […]

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Saint Sava Academy in Vukovar

January 31, 2015 Featured News

Januray 2015 In the full hall of the Croatian House in Vukovar, the central Diocesan Saint Sava Academy was held on 25 January 2015. Beside the competent Bishop, His Grace Lukijan, monks and priests, the Academy was attended by many high guests from the social and cultural life of the Serbs of the Diocese of […]

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