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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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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR AT THE PATRIARCHATE

January 12, 2017 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 12/1/17 On Monday 27th December 2016 / 9th January 2017, the memory of St. Stephen the First Martyr was celebrated at the Patriarchate. St. Stephen was one of the seven deacons elected by the Apostles to help them with their social work of common meals (Acts 6:2-7). Out of these […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Nativity Message

December 20, 2016 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 20/12/16 The Nativity Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available.  The complete text appears below. The Nativity of Our Lord 2016 Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children […]

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Distinguished Theologian Responds to Patriarchate of Alexandria’s Decision to Restore the Ministry of Deaconesses for the Orthodox Church in Africa

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Saintcatherinesvision -Presvytera Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald -26/11/16 Earlier this month the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria decided to proceed with the restoration of the ministry of deaconesses as an aid in the Orthodox mission field. In a November 23, 2016 telephone interview, theologian and Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of […]

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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELICS OF HOSIOS SAVVA THE SANCTIFIED (2016)

October 31, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 31/10/16 On Wednesday, the 13th/26th of October 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the return of the relics of hosios Savva the Sanctified to his Monastery. On this particular feast-day, the Mother of Churches celebrated the translation, in 1965, of the relic of hosios Savva from Venice to Jerusalem, and then to his […]

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Anglican – Oriental Orthodox International Commission Communiqué 2016

October 31, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 31/10/16 Anglican – Oriental Orthodox International Commission Communiqué 2016 The Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its fifth meeting from the 24th to 29th October 2016 at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon. The Commission greatly appreciated the welcome to the Armenian Catholicosate by His Holiness Aram I of the Holy […]

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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Families of Bus Crash Victims

October 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On 14 October His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent condolence letters to the families of the victims who died in the Moscow-Yerevan bus crash. The bus was travelling on the Beslan-Vladikavkaz route when the crash occurred in the early morning hours. […]

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Enthronement homily of Bishop Irinej of Eastern America

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 11/10/16 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 Churches and of our own Holy Serbian Orthodox Church, Your Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and […]

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