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New Publication – Praise of the Word

February 8, 2018 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/2/18 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published “Praise of the Word” by Grigor Marashetsi. It has been prepared for publication by Dr. Arshak Madoyan. The lyrical work “Praise […]

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His Holiness Aram I’s visit gives hope to the Armenian Community in Aleppo

January 14, 2017 Featured News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 14/1/17 5 January 1017. On Thursday, Christmas Eve, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Aleppo to celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ with the Armenian community who have stayed in Aleppo despite the conflict. He entered the city accompanied by Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Peria (Syria) and an accompanying delegation consisting of […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Visit Gyumri

June 26, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 26/6/16 On June 25, after visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; flew to Gyumri. At the Shirak Airport, the Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope Francis were welcomed […]

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Feast of the Annunciation at the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

April 9, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- April 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun on 7 April 2016, on the feast of the Annunciation. He was the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. Source:  

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A church stoned in Orahovac!

October 16, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – October 2015 – Novosti Several unidentified young men threw stones at the gate of the courtyard of the Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Orahovac. The case was reported to the Kosovo police. Orahovac, 14.9.2015 – According to Radio Kontakt Plus from Kosovska Mitrovica, the incident took […]

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Annunciation and Choosing Life

April 7, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Recent statistics indicate that about half of all pregnancies in America are “unintended,” and of those, four out of ten end in abortion. Perhaps most disturbingly, over 70% of women involved in an abortion report some sort of religious affiliation. In the Orthodox Church, we commemorate the Great Feast of Annunciation on March […]

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Feast of Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun

January 11, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 11/1/14 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch irinej served yesterday, on the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God on Zvezdara, in Belgrade. Source:  

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Christmas Eve in Serbia

January 7, 2015 Featured News

7/1/14 In the evening of Christmas Eve a log cut from a tree, the Yule log (badnjak), is placed on the fire. This young tree, usually oak, symbolizes Christ and his entry into the world. Burning of the Yule log presents the warmth of Christ’s love. Then, Christmas Eve is a reminder of the tree […]

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Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

December 7, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 When the Most-holy Virgin Mary reached the age of three, her holy parents Joachim and Anna took her from Nazareth to Jerusalem to dedicate her to the service of God according to their earlier promise. It was a three-day journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem but, traveling to do a God-pleasing work, this journey […]

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Biography of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe – Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic)

September 6, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2014 The solemn rite of the enthronement into the throne of bishops of Central Europe will be performed at the Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelsthür on September 7th, 2014. At this Cathedral Church His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn […]

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The “Hodigitria Icon” of the Mother of God is Celebrated in Gethsemane Convent

August 19, 2014 Featured News

  August 2014 On Sunday, August 10, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia officiated at divine services celebrating the “Hodigitria Icon” of the Mother of God of Gethsemane Convent. He was joined by Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, […]

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Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Verapokhum)

August 14, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Orthodox Church – Mother See – 14/8/14 On August 17, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Services will start at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of […]

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Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

August 12, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 12/8/14 Photo gallery of the enthronement of Bishop Ilarion of Timok His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the rite of consecration during the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, and introduced Bishop Ilarion, the former head of the Monastery of Bukovo to the throne of Bishops of Timok at the Cathedral Church of the […]

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Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

August 12, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 12/8/14 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the rite of the proclamation of the elected Bishop of Timok, Archimandrite Ilarion, former head of the monastery of Bukovo at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar. His Holiness was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: […]

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Port Arthur Icon “TRIUMPH OF THE MOTHER OF GOD” has visited Harbin

July 26, 2014 Featured News

Sergey Eremin, Harbin English translation by Katherine Ilachinski The Chinese Orthodox Church – July 2014 In Harbin, the unexpected happened, but very happy and providential event – for the first time the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God “The Triumph of the Holy Virgin” visited the first Russian-Chinese EXPO – 2014. This occurrence is the most […]

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Biography of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe – Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic)

July 23, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 23/7/14 The rite of consecration of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe Sergije will take place at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 26 July 2014. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will celebrate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in this Cathedral church. The solemn rite of the enthronement […]

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St. Olga’s Convent in Lugansk damaged from shelling, sisters evacuated

July 16, 2014 Featured News

        July 2014 The holy convent reports: “Today, July 11, 2014, has been the most difficult day for our convent and for the city of Lugansk. “According to city residents, many civilian people have been killed or injured as a result of the bombing. Since 11:00, active shelling of the Lugansk regional […]

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Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür

June 26, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – June 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür. His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests. The Patriarch awarded two protopresbyters with the right of bearing the pectoral cross: protopresbyter Nedja Janjic from Cologne and […]

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Serbian Patriarch visited Diocese of Timok

April 25, 2014 Featured News

25/4/14 On the radiant Feast of Resurrection of Christ, April 20th, 2014, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the Diocese of Timok (Eastern Serbia). In front of the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar a solemn welcome was organized: Patriarch Irinej was welcomed by Bishop Justin of Timok […]

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Religious precession against abortions took place in Serbia

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 On April 7, the first religious procession against abortions in Serbia and also in all other Orthodox countries took place in Belgrade. Holy Patriarch of Serbia Irineus blessed the procession. 250 Orthodox Christians took part in the procession in the center of Belgrade going around the building of Serbian Parliament (Skupshtina), carrying the […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers

April 9, 2014 Featured News

On April 7, 2014, the Day of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady and the  anniversary of the demise of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia,  Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s  department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St.  John Chrysostom at the church of […]

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