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Health of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea deteriorates: Prayers Requested

May 19, 2017 Featured
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Robel Sereke – OCP News Service – 19/5/18 Global: His Holiness Abune Antonius – the 3rd Patriarch of Eritrean Orthodox Church (detained in Asmara since 2007), has suddenly fallen ill. It is reported that the sudden illness is a result of drug poison. Patriarch’s health has considerably deteriorated and the Prelate is suffering from severe […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Prepares Holy Chrism

April 4, 2017 Featured
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John Anton -OCP News Service (Special Correspondent in Cairo) – 4/4/17 Cairo-Egypt: Holy Chrism has been prepared by the members of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist, presided over the ceremony at St. Bishoy Monastery. Photos – […]

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The Ethiopian Patriarch Visits the Landslide Victims

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Eotcmk.org – March-April 2017 His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot, comforted victims of the landslide at Koshe landfill site, in Kolfe Keranyo sub city, on March 19, 2017. While visiting the victims, His Holiness expressed his sadness over the tragic loss of lives […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH VISITS DEPOSED PATRIARCH IRENAIOS OF JERUSALEM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the deposed Patriarch Irenaios of Jerusalem for the first time during his visit to Jerusalem yesterday, March 22. His All-Holiness arrived in Jerusalem to attend the consecration of the newly-renovated Edicule over the Tomb of the Lord in the Church of the Resurrection. According to Romfea, the patriarch […]

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GREEK ABBOT CALLS UPON HOLY SYNOD TO CONDEMN HERESIES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 21/3/17 The controversy over Ecumenism in the Orthodox Church, broiling throughout the twentieth century, has escalated since last year’s council on the island of Crete, which gathered ten of the fifteen Local Orthodox Churches and produced a series of documents that many throughout the Orthodox world have criticized to one degree or another. Amid […]

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Extraordinary Session of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod Begins– Lebanon 2017

March 16, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the sessions of the extraordinary Holy Synod held in Lebanon. The Fathers, Members of the Holy Synod, attended the sessions and studied the matters of importance for the good of the Holy Church. Source:

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ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND AND OTHER WESTERN SAINTS OFFICIALLY ADDED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CALENDAR

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, will be officially celebrated in the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time this year on March 17/30. At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, officially adopted St. Patrick and more […]

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OCP Secretariat Condemns Anti-Serbian & Anti-Orthodox Sentiments in Kosovo & Metohija

February 26, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – The OCP Secretariat- 26/02/2017 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate Download the original letter here The Secretariate of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) issued the following statement on the rising Anti-Serbian and Anti-Orthodox Sentiments Kosovo & Metohija. His Holiness Irnej Patriarch of Serbia Belgrade Serbia. His Grace […]

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OCA Metropolitan Council concludes Spring Session

February 25, 2017 News
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SYOSSET – NY [OCA] – 25/2/17 The Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America closed on Thursday, February 23, 2017. As reported earlier, the semi-annual gathering opened on Tuesday, February 21, as His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of […]

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Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 17, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/2/17 Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Lebanon February 16, 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, invited their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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Milovan Vitezovic awarded with the Order of Saint Sava

February 5, 2017 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 5/2/17 On February 2nd, 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, presented an Order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree to Mr. MilovanVitezovic at the Serbian Patriarchate. The solemn award ceremony was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica, Fotije of […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

February 1, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, […]

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200 NEW MONASTICS, 3 NEW MONASTERIES IN UOC IN 2016

January 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/1/17 During the final 2016 meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on December 29, chancellor Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary presented on the life of the Church over the last year, writes the Information Department of the Ukrainain Orthodox Church. According to the hierarch, three new monasteries were […]

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FINAL DECISION OF CHURCH OF GEORGIA ON THE COUNCIL OF CRETE (SUMMARY)

January 2, 2017 Featured News
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Orthodox Ethos – Pravoslavie.ru – 2/1/17 The Holy Synod of the Church of Georgia has met and discussed the “Council of Crete.” We are now in possession of a summary* of the Decision which the Holy Synod of the Church of Georgia issued at its recent meeting regarding the Cretan gathering. It was initially reported that the […]

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Communique: Any clarification regarding faith must be made in ecclesial communion, not in disunion

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 22/12/2016 Please find below the position of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church about recent evolutions in Romania regarding reception of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 2016): Decisions of the Holy Synod regarding Church life During the working session of the Holy […]

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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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