Holy Council

“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

December 14, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 14/12/17 Archpastors of the Holy Council of Bishops Youth ministry was deemed a priority in Church life by the recent Council of Bishosp. The adopted “Regulations on Monasteries and Monastics” aims to standardize monastic life and attract novices. […]

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Epistle of the Holy Council of Bishops to the Clergy, Monks and Nuns and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

December 6, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 6/12/17 Beloved in the Lord All-Venerable Fathers, God-Loving Monks and Nuns,  Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Holy Council of Bishops, which took place in Moscow from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2017 in the city […]

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“I Was Three When I Met Vladyka Anastassy…”

April 30, 2017 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 30/4/17 Transcript of an interview with Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia with Alexander Mramornov of the program Veliky Sobor, in Jerusalem. AM: How do […]

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FIFTY ATHONITE CELLS CEASE COMMEMORATION OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/4/17 According to the Greek site vimaorthodoxias.gr, more than fifty Athonite monastic kalyves and cells have ceased commemoration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, as reported by a monk of one of these cells. These small monastic dwellings have taken this step in response to the “ecumenical course” of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, […]

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Bishop Jeronim of Jegar reposed in the Lord

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 26/11/16 +Memory Eternal+ With faith and hope in Resurrection, the Diocese of Backa informs the public that on 24 November 2016, a little after 10 p.m. Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, Vicar of the Bishop of Backa reposed in the Lord. About time of the service of the funeral and requiem service […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CALLS UPON PRIMATE OF GREEK CHURCH TO PREVENT RECONSIDERATION OF CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/11/16 Today the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will make the final decision on its position as to the Crete Council. Yesterday Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople called on the Archbishop of Athens to prevent reconsideration of the results of “the Holy and Great” Council and to defend the documents approved at […]

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Romfea: Antioch never agreed for the Holy Council to Meet!

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy- June 2016 WHY ANTIOCH DID NOT SIGN THE DECISION TO CONVOKE THE COUNCIL Greek original here. To see an image of the document go to the original posting on Romfea.gr. The scanned document reads, in the place left for Antioch’s signature: “The Church of Antioch has a contrary opinion and therefore […]

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PARTICIPANTS IN CRETE FORUM PROPOSE TO MAKE THE COUNCIL A PERMANENT ORTHODOX BODY

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – 22/6/16 Participants in the inter-Orthodox forum on Crete which opened on Monday have expressed the desire to make the Council a permanent structure, reports Interfax. “The primates of the Orthodox Church, having gathered here at the Holy and Great Council, express their hope that the Holy and Great Council will become […]

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ANTIOCH NEVER AGREED FOR THE HOLY COUNCIL TO MEET!

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 20/6/16 Much noise has been made about the Patriarchate of Antioch’s absence from the Great and Holy Council. This absence has also provoked the absence of the Moscow Patriarchate which insisted that “if even one is absent, then the Great and Holy Council should be postponed.” At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, they […]

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