St. Athanasius the Great the Patriarch of Alexandria

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria, was a great Father of the Church and a pillar of Orthodoxy. He was born around the year 297 in the city of Alexandria into a family of pious Christians. He received a fine secular education, but he acquired more knowledge by diligent study ...

Putin Compares Communism to Christianity

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Sputniknews - 15/1/18 "Faith has always accompanied us, it strengthened when our country, our people faced particularly difficult times," Putin said in an interview for the documentary film "Valaam," a clip from which was broadcast by the Russia 1 TV channel. "There were such severe years of militant atheism [during the Soviet period] when priests were killed, churches were ...

Saint Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople – Sermon on the Annunciation

OCA - March 2017 EDITOR’S NOTE:  Saint Proclus of Constantinople was a disciple of Saint John Chrysostom, from whom he received a profound understanding of Holy Scripture and learned to elucidate his thoughts in a polished form.  Serving as Patriarch of Constantinople from AD 434 through 447, he was esteemed for his ascetic life, his concern ...

‘Orthodox and Western Theology’ – Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios

Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios - 17/10/16 In the Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch – America, July 2016, First Paper, Orthodox and Western Theology- His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios (Lectures given by Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, Hierotheos (Vlachos) at the July 18–22 Archdiocesan Clergy Symposium, convened by Metropolitan Joseph and hosted ...

Establishment of the Association of Orthodox Jurists

Aurelian Iftimiu - www.basilica.ro - May- June 2016 The founding meeting of the Association of Orthodox Jurists was held Thursday, 26 May 2016, in the Conventus Hall of the Palace of the Romanian Patriarchate. During the meeting, the bylaws of the Association was drafted and the president was elected. At the end of the event, the members of the Association ...

ADDRESS OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

Pravoslavie.ru - May 2016 "Most Reverend archpastors, honorable presbyters and deacons, dear brothers and sisters in Christ! June 1 will mark the International Day for the Protection of Children, which is annually held by the initiative of the United Nations. This commemorative day is meant to remind us of the huge responsibility to the coming generation, entrusted to ...

The Official Orthodox Christian Position on Marriage Equality

26/6/15 - Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America The following statement was released by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) on August 13, 2003. For the sake of anyone unaware of the official, Orthodox stance on same-sex “marriage,” this news release describes the clear and unchanging position. SCOBA ...

Role of Holy Scriptures in Orthodox Christian Life

Carmel Apologetics  - March 2015 The Holy Scriptures play a pivotal role in an Orthodox Christian life. The Bible is the book of the Church. The Bible lives in the Church. Without the Church, there would be no Bible. We, therefore read Holy Scripture, not as isolated individuals, but as members of the Church. In order to ...

The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of heaven

November 2014 The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did not consider them gods, ...

Archbishop Chrysostomos II: Cypriots are victims of the Turkish invasion

September 2014 “Cyprus, by its geographical position in the east of the Mediterranean, is the crossing-point of Europe, Asia and Africa. And its residents, peaceful and quiet people by nature, have over last forty years constantly fallen victim to the disorder brought here by the barbaric Turkish invasion. The situation is also aggravated by the occupation ...

Biblical Park to be set up in Moscow

Moscow, June 16, Interfax - The country's first park of plants mentioned in the Bible will be set up near the Holy Trinity Park in the Lefortovo Moscow District. The project will cost about 20 million rubles. The park will occupy 0,5 hectares. About 40 of 120 plants mentioned in the Holy Scripture will be presented ...

Orthodox Church of Cyprus Lashes Out Against Gay Pride

May 2014 The Holy Synod, the highest decision-making body of the Christian-Orthodox Church in Cyprus, made a statement lashing out against homosexuality, after activists announced the country’s first gay pride festival set to take place May 31. The Holy Synod said it looks at people trying to give homosexuality social and legal acceptance with “concern and ...

Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis

Serbian Church 4/8/2011 Bishop Jovan Puric was born on May 24/June 6 1965 in Mijace, near Valjevo, by father Radosav and mother Zora, at the baptism got the name Mladen. Since his childhood his pious parents thought him about piety and the church life, and while he was growing up within the monastery of Pustinje and Celije ...

The exoneration of prostitution and incest degrade the dignity of the person and of the Family

Based on the Holy Scripture and on the teaching of the Holy Fathers and in accordance with the decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Romanian Patriarchy rejects the proposals of exoneration of prostitution and incest in the bill of the new penal code being debated in the Parliament at present.The ...