Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 17/6/19 Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) – the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit In the Old Testament, Pentecost was the feast that occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God's gift of the ten commandments to Moses ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2019

Church of Serbia - 25/4/2019 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and Memorial Service for Victims of the NATO Aggression

Church of Serbia - 27/3/19 On the second Sunday of Lent, 24 March 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in Nis with the concelebration of the Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Arsenije of Nis. After the Divine Liturgy, the memorial service (panichida) ...

Remembering Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (+2015)

SVOTS - 19/3/19 March 18th, 2019 marked the fourth anniversary of the earthly departure ofProtopresbyter Thomas Hopko (March 28, 1939-March 18, 2015), Dean of SVOTS from 1992-2002. As we remember this powerful preacher and teacher, I leave you with some of his ever-insightful words for our current season, taken from his book, The Lenten Spring (SVS Press, 1983). “The lenten spring ...

Icon of St. Nektarios streams myrrh on his feast day, Archbishop of Nairobi reports

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission - 17/11/18 A miracle occurred at the seminary in Nairobi recently, reports His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (Tillyrides) of Nairobi and All Kenya. On November 9, the feast of the great St. Nektarios of Aegina, an icon of the saint at the Patriarchal Seminary of Archbishop Makarios III in Nairobi, where they faithfully celebrate ...

A Prayer for the Unity of Orthodox Churches

OCP News Service - 10/9/18 'THEE/THOU' VERSION Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! O Lord Jesus Christ our God, head of the Church that is thy Body, who prayed for thy disciples to the Father, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in ...

The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT ONUPHRIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate  - 27/6/18 On Monday, June 12/25, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Father among the Saints Onuphrios of Egypt, at the his Holy Monastery which is located at a short distance from the Biblical Siloam pool in East Jerusalem. This district is also named “The potter’s field”, because it on the field that ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Expresses her Grief concerning a Bomb Blast at a Rally of Support and Appreciation in Addis Ababa on Saturday

  Haratewahido - 25/6/18  Translated by Deacon Tesfa Mikael News Editor - Ethiopian Affairs -(OCP News Service) - 25/6/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen. We were greatly grieved to hear about the terrible bomb attack that was launched against our people by individuals who did not submit ...

NINE BUILDINGS OF CONCEPTION CONVENT IN MOSCOW RETURNED TO THE CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 25/6/18 Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued an order, ...

BULGARIAN CHURCH CLARIFIES ITS STANCE TOWARDS MACEDONIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 17/6/18 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.” The Macedonian Church, which formed as a schism form the Serbian Orthodox ...

‘SYNODALITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA’ – FR. DR. K. M. GEORGE (KONDOTHRA)

Pan Orthodox Cemes - 5/6/18 Your Eminences, Fathers, Professors, Sisters and Brothers, I bring cordial greetings to you with full awareness of more than two millennia of intellectual spiritual and commercial exchanges between Greece and my country. As I put the words, “Synod” and “Democracy” in the title of my brief presentation, I know that these words ...

The Stigmata Orthodox Nun Susan of India Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 29/5/18 +Memory Eternal+ Kerala-India: Stigmata Orthodox Nun Susan Kuruvilla of India entered eternal rest. Mother Susan received global attention for having Stigmata wounds on her body. She was the Mother Superior of the Mar Gregorious Malankara Orthodox Monastery and a member of Carmel Orthodox Monastic community of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. Bio of ...

Holy Qurobo for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - May 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven, at Mor Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese ...

‘Making a Memorable Feast of Pentecost’ – Fr.B.M.Thomas

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Fr.B.M.Thomas  (Mumbai Diocese  - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) - OCP News Service - 19/5/18 The church is proceeding towards its next season ‘The Pentecost Season’. Although not as well known as the feasts of Yeldo (Christmas) or Pascha (Easter), this feast of Pentecost is also one of the major feasts of the Holy Church. It is ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE DIVINE LITURGY AT REINEH OF NAZARETH

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 7/5/18 On Sunday of the Paralytic, April 16/29, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos led the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of St. George of the Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the town Reineh, a suburb of Nazareth in Galilee. After a very warm welcome by the Scouts and the ...

The Synaxarion

Church of Serbia - 7/5/18 On the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the Samaritan Woman, the Holy Great Martyr George, the Holy New Martyr Lazarus Verses Coming to obtain corruptible water, O woman,Thou drawest living water, wherewith thy soul’s stains thou washest.The Samaritan woman—the holy and glorious Great-martyr Photeini—met Jesus at midday at Jacob’s Well, whichwas located ...

‘The Orthodox position on inter-communion in the ecumenical context’ – Fr. T. George, Ireland

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Marthoman TV - 29/4/18 Inter-communion is a pertinent question often asked by many a people. This author too was fumbling for an answer once whena rector atthe Church of Ireland, asked this author why we, the Orthodox, keep ourselves away from the Communion with the non-orthodox. He says that the Holy Communion is the best medicine for ...

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to be convened in Pec

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Church of Serbia - 20/4/18 The Holy |Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence its regular convocation by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit in the church of the Holy Apostles in Patriarchate of Pec on April 29, 2018. The working part of the Assembly will begin in the ...

Easter Message of His Holiness Karekin II

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/4/18 THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II- SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, April 1, 2018). In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2018

Church of Serbia - 31/3/18 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2018 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: ...