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Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland

November 8, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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REFURBISHMENT OF THE HOLY SHRINE OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNA

November 8, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

April 9, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Extraordinary Session of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod Begins– Lebanon 2017

March 16, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the sessions of the extraordinary Holy Synod held in Lebanon. The Fathers, Members of the Holy Synod, attended the sessions and studied the matters of importance for the good of the Holy Church. Source:

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ST. ANTONY’S FEAST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 5, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Enthronement of Bishop Irinej of Eastern America

October 5, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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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 – […]

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

April 9, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

August 17, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT

May 24, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Canonization Vigil Service in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 23, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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The Great Lent: Message From Patriarch John X

March 14, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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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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Nativity Message from Patriarch Jon X of Antioch and All East

December 26, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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

December 12, 2014 Featured News
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 […]

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Episcopal Ordination and Consecration in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 20, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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Statement of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church Bishops’ Synod

November 16, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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Members of the Bishop’s Synod Visit Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex

November 11, 2014 News

On November 10, the participants of the Bishop’s Synod of the Armenian Aporstolic Holy Church visited the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex. The Synod is being convened from November 11 to 13 in the Mother See, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, […]

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Prayer of supplication for the cessation of the rain served

May 17, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Church – 17/5/14 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of bishops of our Holy Church gathered at the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, officiated  the prayer of supplication for the cessation of the rain at the Belgrade’s Cathedral church yesterday. Source:  

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Catholicos of All Armenians Offered Requiem Service for Architect Jim Torosyan

January 13, 2014 Featured News

On January 8, a Requiem Service was offered in the memory of the renowned architect Mr. Jim Torosyan in the St. John the Baptist Church of Yerevan by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following the service, His Holiness addressed the grieving family and those present. “With profound sorrow we […]

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The Eucharist is the greatest blessing and consolation in this life

January 1, 2014 Featured News

o1/01/2014 On the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-on-Bolshaya-Ordynka, Moscow. In his archpastoral homily after the service, Metropolitan Hilarion said: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! We […]

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