THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of the ...

Romanian-Bulgarian Concelebration – Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Sofi

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 Sunday His Beatitude Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Sofia. According to mitropolia-sofia.org, concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, His Grace Gerasimos of Melnik, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His ...

JERUSALEM PATRIARCH CALLS ALL TO UNITY, CONDEMNS SCHISM IN UKRAINE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 8/6/17 Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem spoke on Pentecost Sunday at the patronal feast of the main church of the Moscow Patriarch in the Holy Land, the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Jerusalem, reports the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Moscow Patriarchate) in Jerusalem. Condemning the continual attempts by the schismatic and non-canonical “Kiev Patriarchate” ...

Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy at the Belgrade Russian church

Church of Serbia - 7/6/17 On Whit Monday, June 5, 2017, on the occasion of the church patron feast-day - the Desecent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Divine Liturgy in the Russian church of the Holy Trinity in Belgrade. The dean of this church, Protopresbyter Vitaly ...

Patriarch Daniel: True faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 On the seventh Sunday after Easter, the Gospel points out that true faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church. Our Lord Jesus Christ prays for the unity of the Church because He knows how hard it is to maintain it in the face of selfish passions ...

Feast of the Pentecost – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 5/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus on the occasion of the Feast of the Pentecost. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness ...

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

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 adopted, more ...

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

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, and ...

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

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 to you Our pontifical blessings and greetings, ...

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Begins

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 Monstary of ...

The depiction of the Holy Trinity

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 very hospitable ...

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

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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 once served as ...

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

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 Armed Forces; ...

What do the Orthodox Believe

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 possible ...

Souls that love God

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 worthy of ...

The Church exists to save souls – To make saints

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 Christ ...

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

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 behalf of ...

St. Gregory Palamas and the Tradition of the Fathers

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 of the ...

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

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 the holy ...

What Is Necessary for a Saving Confession?

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 and comparison ...

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

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 God, ...