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The Council of Constantinople and the Nicene Creed – Metropolitan Paulos Gregorios

May 25, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 25/5/17 By the late lamented Metropolitan Pauolse Gregorious (Gregory of the East) The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed is the only recognized official Creed of the Christian Church (the Athanasian Creed or the Apostle’s Creed does not enjoy the same status in the Church, nor do the later “confessions” of the Reformed Churches). It was finally […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

May 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Sunday, 1st/14th May 2017, the Samaritan  woman Sunday, according to the book of Pentecostarion, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord, at the town of Sychar in the Samaria district, at the place of that meeting, Jacob’s well, […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMEMIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 6TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (Yerevan , 18 May 2017) Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honorable Members of Parliament, Dear attendees, We extend […]

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The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Begins

May 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/5/17 The Bishops’ Assembly was opened at the Patriarchate of Pec by the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the 14th of May 2017. – The Rite of the Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served after the Liturgy. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Liturgy in the royal stauropegial […]

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The depiction of the Holy Trinity

May 15, 2017 Featured
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OODGER- Fr. Panayiotis Vardouniotis – Euxh.gr – May 2017 Hagiography is not any ordinary drawing; it is a portrayal that contains theology. The hagiographer expresses theology from within the image. So, let’s see what the hagiography of “Abraham’s Hospitality” teaches us: According to the narration of chapter 18 of the Book of Genesis, Abraham – who was […]

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HIERARCHICAL LITURGY SERVED IN ST. PETERBURG’S HERMITAGE MUSEUM FOR FIRST TIME SINCE REVOLUTION

May 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/5/17 Pic – Photo: spbda.ru A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 11 in the chapel at the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum for the first time in 100 years, reports the site of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The first episcopal Liturgy since the bloody 1917 Russian revolution in the Hermitage, which […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met with Mothers and Widows of Killed Soldiers

April 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with mothers and widows of soldiers killed during the conflict in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain of the Republic of Armenia […]

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What do the Orthodox Believe

April 20, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) – April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: “in whom do we put our trust?” “Believe” is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many […]

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Souls that love God

April 10, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos – April 2017 Souls that love God and the truth don’t suffer even the slightest reduction in their passionate love for the Lord. Nailed entirely to His Cross, they feel spiritual well-being within themselves. Wounded by desire for Him, then, even if they are found […]

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The Church exists to save souls – To make saints

April 10, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos – April 2017 The Church exists to save souls. To make saints. If you take saints out of its life, its theology and its worship, it ceases to be the Church. You could call it what you like, but it wouldn’t be the Church. And […]

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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kiril I

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On April 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; has sent letters of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to His Holiness Kiril I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; over the explosion that occurred on the subway in St. Petersburg. On […]

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St. Gregory Palamas and the Tradition of the Fathers

March 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – March  “Following the Holy Fathers” … It was usual in the Ancient Church to introduce doctrinal statements by phrases like this. The Decree of Chalcedon opens precisely with these very words. The Seventh Ecumenical Council introduces its decision concerning the Holy Icons in a more elaborate way: “Following the Divinely inspired teaching […]

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The Synodikon of the Holy, Great, Ecumenical Council, the Second of Nicaea: 787

March 5, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – March 2017 From the Proceedings of the Seventh Ecumenical Council The holy, great, and Ecumenical Council, which, by the grace of God and the will of the pious and Christ-loving Emperors, Constantine and Irene, his mother, was gathered together for the second time at Nice, the illustrious metropolis of Bithynia, in […]

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What Is Necessary for a Saving Confession?

March 5, 2017 News

Pravoslavie.ru – Church of Serbia – March 2017 What is Confession? Confession is the oral avowal of one’s sins that lie heavy upon the conscience. Repentance cleanses the soul and makes it ready to receive the Holy Spirit, but confession, so to speak, only empties the soul of sins. Let us present a simple analogy […]

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PRIEST GIVEN $51,000 FOR CHURCH DEBT AFTER PRAYING BEFORE ICON

March 4, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/17 In an interview with the “Cross Bridge” newspaper, Igumen Sergius (Ribko), rector of the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in the Lazarus Cemetery in Moscow, told about how he came into a rather large sum of money after spending time in prayer before an icon of the Mother of […]

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Resolutions of the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America

February 26, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – USA – February 2017 The clergy and church-school congregation representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, gathered at the annual Diocesan Assembly hosted by the St. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 10-11, 2017 under the omophorion of their Archpastor His Grace Bishop Irinej, adopted the […]

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Distinguished Theologian Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou: “Inspired & Encouraged” by Patriarchate of Alexandria

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Submitted by Presvytera Dr.Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald – SCV – 25/2/17 Also Read: Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria Performs first Consecration of Deaconesses During a telephone interview on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, the distinguished theologian, Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of Athens School of Theology, respected authority of liturgical theology and the historiography of the […]

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Patriarch Daniel: The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord is a light of Christian life

February 6, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 6/2/17 The feast of the Meeting of the Lord does not refer only to the encounter of Righteous Simeon with Jesus the Saviour of the world, but it represents for us a light of Christian life, the Patriarch of Romania said Feb. 2. In his homily delivered Thursday at […]

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Sacred Heritage: Orthodox Shrines in Russia’s Karelia

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 28/1/17 Photos-© SPUTNIK/ ILYA TIMIN The Republic of Karelia is a popular destination not only for traditional tourism and recreation, but also for pilgrimages, too. One can find many monasteries and holy places here in this peaceful land of swamps and forests. Among the pilgrims, Karelia is considered a place you should definitely […]

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Life of Our Holy Father Sava I

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 26/1/17 Enlightener and First Archbishop of the Serbs (+1235) Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 He Serbian Grand Zhupan (Patriarchal leader) Stephen Nemanja had two sons, Stephen and Vukan; yet, he and his wife Anna desired, […]

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The Feast of Theophany in Zemun

January 24, 2017 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 24/1/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Zemun on the Lord’s feast-day of Theophany, 19 January 2017. (photo gallery). – A great number of swimmers were competing for the Holy Cross in the icy waters of the Danube. Following the […]

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