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Epistle of Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

July 28, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 28/7/18 Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the archpastors, clergy, monastics, and laity on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ This document was adopted at the July 14, 2018 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox […]

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Formally Declares an End to the 27-Year-Old Schism (Updated)

July 27, 2018 Featured

The celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral after the announcement of reunification. Song- ‘Ethiopia Stretches Her Hands to the Lord, from the Psalms of David, and the Imperial era Moto of the Ethiopian Empire.’ Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 27/7/18 Special Courtesy – Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams (News Editor – Ethiopian […]

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An End to the Ethiopian Schism in Sight?

July 12, 2018 Featured
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Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 12/7/18 Global: Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has hit the ground running since being selected two months ago with a whole program of reforms intended to solve the political and social crisis that has shaken the country in recent years. The public […]

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ADDRESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO THE FAITHFUL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING A TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

May 30, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 30/5/18 At its session on May 25 at the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an address to the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity regarding the initiative for “providing a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of […]

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ARCHBISHOP EVGENY OF VEREY ELECTED HEAD OF ESTONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

May 30, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 30/5/18 Meeting in an extraordinary session today in Tallinn’s St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate elected His Eminence Archbishop Evgeny of Verey to the primatial see, reports the site of the Estonian Church. Abp. Evgeny has served as a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, […]

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Serbian Church canonizes three martyrs

May 16, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 16/5/18 At its latest session, from April 28 to May 10, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church resolved to canonize three holy martyrs among the saints, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The official canonization of Sts. Gregory of Peć, Vasilije of Peć, and Bosiljka Rajičić and those who suffered with them […]

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Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church April – May 2018

May 14, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 14/5/18 The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade April 29 – May 10, 2018.  The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on April 29, […]

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Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn & All Estonia Enters Eternal Rest

April 22, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 22/4/18 +Memory Eternal+ Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia  of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. MET. CORNELIUS OF ESTONIA’S ENTIRE LIFE “WAS DEVOTED TO SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE,” PATRIARCH SAYS Biographical note Cornelius, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, (secular name Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs) […]

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Lazarus Saturday at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

April 4, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 4/4/18 His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on Lazarus Saturday, 31 March 2018. In prayerful presence of His grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, His Holiness was concelebrated by head of Novo Hopovo monastery Archimandrite Pavle Jovic, chief […]

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PAT. IRINEJ SUPPORTS SERBIAN CHURCH’S PROPOSED NAME CHANGE

March 14, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 14/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has voiced his approval of the proposal to amend the name of the Serbian Orthodox Church to emphasize its inextricable ties to much-suffering Kosovo, reports B92. The Serbian Church is set to vote on a new Church constitution in May, which includes the addition of “the Patriarchate of Peć” to […]

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For whose benefit might a Metochion of Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine be established?

February 6, 2018 Featured

Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople could, in the near future, open a metochion in Kyiv and perhaps in Lviv as well. The Ukrainian agency Union of Orthodox Journalists has learned of the alleged plans from unofficial sources, and reports that the decision could be made at one of […]

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The Serbian Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral

December 2, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 2/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar on 27 November 2017. He was accompanied by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Justin of Zica, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Milutin of Valjevo as well as […]

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PAT. ILIA ANNOUNCES LOCUM TENENS OF GEORGIAN CHURCH

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 25/11/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II chose today, when the Georgian Church is celebrating its greatly-beloved feast of the martyrdom of St. George, to make an historic announcement. Shortly before celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. George-Kashveti in the center of the capital, the primate announced a locum tenens for the […]

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Professor Theodorou’s Original Research on Deaconesses Now Available

October 26, 2017 Featured

SCV – 25/10/17 SCV is pleased to announce that Professor Evangelos Theodorou has given us permission for his original research on the ordained female deacon (deaconess) to be posted on our website so as to be available to the general public. Inspired by the progress of the rejuvenation of the ministry of deaconesses enacted by […]

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Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

September 25, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 25/9/17 The second day of the irenic visit of His Beatitude  Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II to the Serbian Orthodox Church began with an official reception which was hosted by His Holiness Serbia Patriarch  Irinej in the Palace of the Patriarchate of Serbia in Belgrade, September […]

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The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch

September 22, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On behalf of the clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Diocese of Zica, His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica handed over to His Holiness Irinej the Order of Venerable Simon the Monk at the Serbian Patriarchate on 19 September 2017. His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica indicated in his […]

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GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

September 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. […]

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Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica – Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

August 13, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – August 2017 The new-elected Bishop of ToplicaArsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as MilomirGlavcic. He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary […]

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High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

August 10, 2017 Featured

Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service – 10/8/17 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Situation of detained Abune Antonios, the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea has worsened, reports Human Right Watch Eritrea. Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again Recently, Patriarch made his appearance in a so-called ‘reconciliation meeting’ with the Holy Synod at the […]

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Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus

August 4, 2017 Featured

OCP News Service – Maria Sidiropoulou (Delegate of Thessoloniki & All Greece) – 4/8/17 Global: The Orthodox Church of Cyprus commemorated the Fortieth Anniversary of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III (13th of August 11913 to 3rd of August 1977) on the 3rd of August 2017. Archbishop Makarios III was the first President of Cyprus. […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIAN CHURCH APPROVES NEW LITURGICAL TEXTS

August 1, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017 Meeting in St. Petersburg on Saturday under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) approved several new liturgical texts, reports patriarchia.ru. The Holy Synod heard the report of the chairman of the Publishing Council of the ROC Metropolitan Kliment of Kaluga […]

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