Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2018-2019

Church of Serbia - 5/1/19 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2018. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, ...

Third Anniversary of the Repose of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East - 29/3/18 +Memory Eternal+ His Holiness the late Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East reposed and fell asleep in the Lord on 26 March 2015. As we commemorate the 3rd anniversary of this date, we give thanks for a lifetime of selfless service to ...

THE FEAST OF ST. THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 29/1/18 On Wednesday, January 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate commemorated our Father among the Saints Theodosius at the Holy Monastery founded by him in the 5thcentury A.D. in the desert of Judea, between Beit Sahour and the Holy Monastery of St. Savvas the Sanctified. Having come from his hometown Cappadocia to the Holy ...

THE FEAST OF SAINTS GEORGE AND JOHN THE CHOZEVITES

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 29/1/18 On Sunday January 8/21, 2018, after the Feast of Theophany, the Patriarchate  commemorated Saints George and John the Chozevites, at the Holy Monastery bearing their names, at the Brook Chorath on the way to Jericho. On this Feast, the Church honours St. John who left his Archdiocese in Caesarea of Palestine in ...

Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland in New Zealand. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence ...

REFURBISHMENT OF THE HOLY SHRINE OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 8/11/17 In September 2017, the refurbishment of the Holy Monastery of Saints Joachim and Anna took place. The monastery is near St. Stephen’s gate. The Hegoumen of the Holy Monastery Archimandrite Meletios from Jerusalem undertook and funded this project with an additional help from noble pilgrims’ donations. The restoration included the Holy ...

Message of His Holiness Karekin II on the Feast of the Annunciation

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY.  (April 7, 2017) -Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On this joyful occasion of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary, We bring our Pontifical blessings to our people and congratulate all women on the ...

ST. ANTONY’S FEAST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 5/2/17 On Monday 17th/30th January 2017, the memory of our Father among the Saints Antony the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his chapel, which is in the Holy Church of the H. Monastery of St. Nikolaos, north-west of the Patriarchate. Matins and the D. Liturgy on the day of the ...

Enthronement of Bishop Irinej of Eastern America

Church of Serbia - October 2016 Enthronement homily of Bishop Irinej of Eastern America 01 October 2016, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh In the name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit! Your Eminences, Your Graces - most esteemed brother Hierarchs and Archpastors, representatives of our Holy and exceedingly beloved sister Orthodox Churches and of ...

Address for the Opening Session of the Holy and Great Council by His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland

Great and Holy Council - 22/6/16 Your All-Holiness, Your Holinesses, Eminences, Excellences, Reverend Brothers Priests, Brothers and Sisters participants of the Holy and Great Council, God the Almighty, One in the Holy Trinity, has blessed us to gather today, after long hours of work and many preparations, at this beautiful island of sunny Greece – Crete in order to ...

METROPOLITAN GABRIEL OF LOVECH AND ALL CLERGY OF HIS DIOCESE OPPOSE DOCUMENT OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2016 The official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria reports: on April 1, 2016, at the Church of St. Petka in Troyan (Bulgaria) Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech celebrated a Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. After the service he held a conference of priests with all the clergy of the Troyan deanery participating. Various matters ...

Saint John of Kronstadt : Sermon on the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

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August 2015 “Magnify O my soul, the honourable Translation of the Mother of God from earth to heaven.” (Refrain for the 9th Ode of the Canon) Let us be happy, beloved brothers and sisters that we belong to the Holy Orthodox Church, worthily and rightly glorifying the Most Holy Sovereign Theotokos on this eminent day out of ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT

On 17th May 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa had an official meeting in Cairo with His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Mehleb, Prime Minister of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. During the meeting the Patriarch expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the interest shown by the Prime Minister in the ...

Canonization Vigil Service in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

In the evening of April 22, in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Vigil Service was held, which began the Rite of Canonization for the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. The Vigil service was attended by Diocesan Primates and clergy ...

The Great Lent: Message From Patriarch John X

14/3/15 By God's mercy John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East Brethren, Pastors of the Holy Church of Antioch; Beloved children in all dioceses in this apostolic see Brethren and dearest spiritual children, whose strength and anticipation in God, strengthen ours; Entering this redemptive period which leads us to the Cross (of Christ) and the dawn of His and thus our ...

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

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 Galstanyan; ...

Nativity Message from Patriarch Jon X of Antioch and All East

By the mercy of God Patriarch John X The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East To My brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church And my children throughout the Holy See “Heaven and Earth are made one today, for Christ is born. Today God is come upon the earth, and man is gone up into the Heavens. Today ...

Why are Christians Shooting at One Other? And What is Being Asked at the Checkpoints: Archbishop Mitrophan of Horlivka

Why are Christians Shooting at One Other? And What is Being Asked at the Checkpoints: Archbishop Mitrophan of Horlivka

SVETLANA OKHRIMENKO- December 2014 War and War…  Vladyka, your dioceses have been under fire for months; there is a war going on. What seems to be most important right now in your ministry, in the ministry of a bishop? I would like to speak not only of the ministry of the bishop, as the question was placed, because ...

Episcopal Ordination and Consecration in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On November 16, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during the celebration of Divine Liturgy, Episcopal ordinations and consecrations were held. Rev. Fr. Narek Berberyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Brazil; Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada; and Rev. Fr. Vardan Navasardyan, Director of the Christian Education Center ...

Statement of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church Bishops’ Synod

16/11/14 We extend gratification to the Holy Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Spirit that from November 11 to 13, granted us the grace on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, to convene the Bishops’ Synod in the Mother See, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of ...