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BULGARIAN CHURCH REASSERTS REJECTION OF CRETE COUNCIL

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – November 2016 Meeting last week, the Holy Synod of the Church of Bulgaria came to a conclusion on the Council of Crete and its decisions, maintaining their earlier rejection of it. The patriarch of Bulgaria has informed Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens by letter of the synod’s decision, with an official announcement expected soon. […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CALLS UPON PRIMATE OF GREEK CHURCH TO PREVENT RECONSIDERATION OF CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/11/16 Today the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will make the final decision on its position as to the Crete Council. Yesterday Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople called on the Archbishop of Athens to prevent reconsideration of the results of “the Holy and Great” Council and to defend the documents approved at […]

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Alexandrian Patriarchate to Revive the Institution of Deaconesses

November 19, 2016 Featured News
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The Alexandrian Patriarchate – 18/11/16 #Regarding the issue of the institution of Deaconesses, it was decided to revive this and a tripartite committee of Hierarchs was appointed for a detailed consideration of the subject. The Holy Synod of the Alexandrian Throne has convened at the Holy Patriarchal Centre of Alexandria. The convening of the Hierarchs […]

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Assyrian Metropolitan Mar Meelis Zaia Meets President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun

November 18, 2016 News

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – November 2016 His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon was recently received by His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic at the Baabda Palace. The Metropolitan offered the cordial best wishes and felicitations of the Holy Synod […]

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SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CONDEMNS CATHOLIC PRELATE’S OFFENSIVE REMARKS ON ST. NIKOLAI (VELIMIROVICH)

November 9, 2016 Featured News
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Sedmitza.ru – 9/11/16 The episcopate of the Serbian Orthodox Church has published on the official site of the Serbian Patriarchate a communique concerning statements of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hočevar containing offensive comments on one of the most notable and revered Serbian saints of the twentieth century—St. Nikolai (Velimirovich): “Communique of the Holy […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Holy Synod declared Abune Michael of Gore Martyr

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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By Kassa Nigus – Eotcmk.org – November 2016 In the course of the first regular meeting of this year, the Holy Synod of the Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahido Church bestowed sainthood upon Abune Michael of Gore. His Grace Abune Michael was one of the first five Ethiopian Bishops, and was executed by fascist Italian invaders in […]

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Conclusions of the Holy Synod regarding the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 16-26 June 2016)

November 3, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 3/11/16 After the discussions carried during the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, chaired Saturday, 29 October 2016, by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Synodal Fathers formulated and expressed the following conclusions related to the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great […]

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Official Statement of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on the Current Affairs of the Country

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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Kassa Nigus – Mahibere Kidusan – 12/10/16 “And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” Jer 29፡7 In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, […]

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GREECE’S ARCHBISHOP: PEOPLE WILL DECIDE CHURCH-STATE RELATION

October 6, 2016 Featured News
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GreekReporter.com – October 2016 “The Church was, is and will always be the mother of our people, with whatever that entails,” said Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and all Greece, continuing the confrontation with Education Minister Nikos Filis and his decision to change religious courses in schools. “The State, if it so wishes, and has the […]

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Holy Qurobo at the Conclusion of the Holy Synod

October 4, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – October 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the conclusion of the Holy Synod, in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicari n Switzerland and Austria, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, Mor Yacoub […]

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Anniversary of the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church: Prayers for nine years of Patriarchal Ministry

October 4, 2016 Featured News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 His Beatitude Daniel celebrated Friday, 30 September 2016, nine years since his enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On this anniversary, after the Divine Liturgy, a Te Deum service was officiated as thanksgiving brought to God for the bounties poured out upon the Romanian Orthodox […]

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Opening of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod 2016

September 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Metropolitans, members of the Holy Synod, gathered at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon to participate in the Meetings and Sessions of the Holy Synod 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Mor […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: DRUNKENNESS BRINGS GREAT SUFFERING TO OUR PEOPLE

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 September 11, 2016, in the Twelfth week after Pentecost, on the feast of the Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the main cathedral of the stavropegial Donskoy Monastery in Moscow. Special petitions for […]

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GREEK CHURCH COMES OUT AGAINST CANCELLATION OF MORNING PRAYERS IN SCHOOL

September 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 According to the new circular of the nations’ Ministry of Education, teachers’ and students’ joint morning prayers, beginning this year, have ceased to be mandatory in all educational institutions of Greece, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the Greek news agency Newsone. Orthodoxy is the state religion in Greece; ninety-eight percent of its […]

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The meeting of the orthodox youth from all over the world -conclusions

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Also Read: Lights Procession in Bucharest The joy of communion and the dynamics of christian mission Evening prayer on the Joy Hill. The Young Participants at #ITO2016 Prayed Together with the Patriarch of Romania Document presented by Rev. dr. Florin Marica, patriarchal counsellor, during the opening session […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Serbian Patriarch

September 1, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in audience His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 30 August 2016. The audience was attended by members of the Holy Synod of […]

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Message of Condolences at the Passing Away of Her Majesty Queen Ana of Romania

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency  – August 2016 To His Majesty, King Mihai I of Romania, Her Royal Highness, Princess Heiress Margareta, The Royal Family of Romania, We learned with sadness about the passing away from this life of Her Majesty Queen Ana of Romania, at the venerable age of 92 years, in Morges hospital (Switzerland). […]

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Ethiopian delegation visits Pope Tawadros

August 2, 2016 Featured News
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Copts-United – August 2016 Also Read: Pope Tawadros met with Ethiopian ecclesiastical delegation Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, received on Monday, Bishop Lucas, secretary of Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Church, accompanied by two Ethiopian priests. The meeting was attended by Anba Beeman, Bishop of Nakada and coordinator […]

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The Holy Synod Confirms the Election of Archimandrite Irinei (Steenberg) to the Cathedra of Sacramento

July 19, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2106 A meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on June 18/July 1, 2016, held in San Francisco, on the eve of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH EXPRESSES ITS POSITION ON THE COUNCIL HELD IN CRETE

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – July 2016 The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June […]

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Patriarch Kirill calls tragedy in Nice “insane terror attack”

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 15/7/16 Patriarch Kirill said that “all of us have to ponder over what is happening to the human civilization, the human race” MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has described the tragedy in Nice which killed more than 80 people, including a […]

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