Holy Synod

Enthronement of His Eminence Andon as the Metropolitan of Elbasan, Shpati and Librazhdi

May 11, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – May 2016 The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, in its meeting dated on April 7, 2016, held under the headship of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, decided the establishment of two new Metropolis: 1. The Holy Metropolis of Apolonia and Fieri, which […]

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Enthronement of His Eminence Nikolla as the Metropolitan of Apolonia and Fieri

May 11, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – May 2016 The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, in its meeting dated on April 7, 2016, held under the headship of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, decided the establishment of two new Metropolis: 1. The Holy Metropolis of Apolonia and Fieri, which […]

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Works on rendering mosaic in Saint Sava Cathedral begin

April 20, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 20/4/16 By placing a steel structure of the working platform, which consists of three lattice girders, preparatory works towards development of mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral began on 16 April 2016. According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church […]

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ROC HOLY SYNOD REGARDS UNIA AS RUNNING SORE IN ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC RELATIONS

April 19, 2016 Featured News
Заседание Синода

Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2). Assessing the results of His Holiness’s meeting with Pope Francis […]

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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL OF LOVECH AND ALL CLERGY OF HIS DIOCESE OPPOSE DOCUMENT OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 9, 2016 Featured News
Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech

Pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria reports: on April 1, 2016, at the Church of St. Petka in Troyan (Bulgaria) Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech celebrated a Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. After the service he held a conference of priests with all the clergy of the Troyan deanery participating. Various […]

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GEORGIAN CHURCH RESPONDS TO ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE CLERIC’S ACCUSATIONS

April 7, 2016 Featured News
His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and Metropolitan Andrew (Gvazava) of Samtavisi and Ghori

Facebook – April 2016 Below is the reply of the Georgian Orthodox Church representative, His Eminence Metropolitan Andrew of Ghori and Ateni, to an article written by the Archpriest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (George Tsetsi) entitled “A True Event or Provocation, the decision of the Church of Georgia?” (source for both letters: amen.gr) His Eminence’s reply […]

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

April 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the meetings of the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod, which were held at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon, on April 4 and 5, 2016. After the meetings, the general secretariat issued […]

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Holy Synod elects Bishop Alexander of Toledo to vacant Dallas See

April 1, 2016 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- March-April 2016 The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South during their Spring Session here on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bishop Alexander succeeds His Eminence, […]

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Serbia Hosts an Exhibition “The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Russian Emigration”

March 28, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – March 2016 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, an exhibition titled “The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Russian Emigration (1920-1940)” will be held in Serbia. The opening of the show, prepared by the archives of the SOC, will be held on […]

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The Orthodox Autocephalous Church Of Albania To the Director of “Gazeta Shqiptare” (Albanian Newspaper) An Answer to a Shameless Slander

March 4, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – February- March 2016 Each new press release of Mr. Nikolla Marku and of the group of people which motivates him, is as much delirious in kind as the previous statements made by him. In his last statement, which was published in your newspaper (“Gazeta Shqiptare”, 2.23.2016) and broadcasted by several […]

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RELATIONS BETWEEN PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND CHURCH OF GREECE BECOMING MORE STRAINED

February 28, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 27/2/16 Relations between the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Church of Greece are in a new phase of tension on the threshold of the Pan-Orthodox Council, reports Romfea. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the numerous publications addressing the reason for the absence of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece at the […]

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GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH REJECTS DOCUMENT ON ECUMENISM DRAFTED FOR THE GREAT COUNCIL – 2016

February 24, 2016 News
His Holiness Ilia II  - Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, the Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi and Metropolitan Bishop of Bichvinta and Tskhum-Abkhazia (www.pravmir.com)

Orthodox Church – 24/2/16 Following the session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church held on February 16, 2016, His Holiness Ilia II, Patriarch and Catholicos of Tbilisi and All Georgia announced that the Synod has rejected the document “The relation of the Orthodox Church towards the rest of the Christian world” which […]

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Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios

February 23, 2016 Featured News
Detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

23/2/16 Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=34405 The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church of Eritrea http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=3269 The Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Enters 8th Year http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=43080 Restore Patriarch Antonios http://www.abuneantonios.com/ www.change.org – Father Mussie Shishay Rotkreuz, Switzerland “We condemn the ordination of […]

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CHURCH OF CRETE IS READY TO HOST THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

February 11, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/16 The Romfea news agency has published the resolutions of the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete: “On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Diocesan Synod of the Church of Crete was held in the city of Heraklion. At the meeting the Synod members were informed through letters of […]

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THE SACRED BISHOPS’ COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OPENS IN MOSCOW

February 3, 2016 Featured News

On 2 February 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Attending the Council are archpastors from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, and also from far abroad countries […]

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Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

December 31, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. Belgrade,  28 December 2015. – The high guest and His Holiness discussed the problems facing the Serbian Orthodox Church and the suffering of the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija, with a […]

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Christmas Celebrated with Grandeur in Tirana

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Albania- December 2015 Christmas is always distinguished for the festive atmosphere that creates and the sense of joy it brings for everyone and everywhere. Its spirit can be felt long before the feast, in the particular church services of this period, such as the Hours, the Holy Unction etc, but also in the […]

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SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CRITICIZES EDUCATION MINISTER

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 29/12/15 The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sharply criticized the Serbian education minister Srdan Verbic for his recent proposal to abolish religious education lessons in eight forms of primary and secondary schools. “Mr. Verbic obviously disregards the fact that the main meaning of the word “minister” is “one who serves the […]

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TENSION BETWEEN THE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF GREECE AND CONSTANTINOPLE IS GROWING – EXPERT

December 14, 2015 Featured News

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/ – 14/12/ 15 A strain in relations between the Church of Greece and the Patriarchate of Constantinople is growing under the impact of political and other factors, reported an expert in Church circles to RIA-Novosti, commenting on the refusal of Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece to take part in an upcoming meeting […]

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Representatives of United Nations visits Serbian Patriarch

November 10, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia- November 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Kosovo and the chief of UNMIK Mr. Zahir Tanin at the Serbian Patriarchate on 4 November 2015. The meeting was attended by representative of UN Secretary General to Belgrade Mrs. Simona-Mirela Miculescu and […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church to intensify Evangelism & Social Support

November 3, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Abune Mathias I -Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia - Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot.

OCP News Service- 3/11/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa: The annual meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has come to an end on 2nd November 2015. The sessions lasted 12 days of intense discussion on various topics. The apex body of the Ethiopian church has made the following decision: […]

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