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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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Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch – Balamand

July 1, 2016 Featured News
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Anthiochian Orthodox Patriarchate – June-July 2016 At the end of the seventh extraordinary session which begun on May 25th 2016, the Holy Synod of Antioch convened on June 27, 2016 in Balamand. The Synod was presided by His Beatitude Patriarch John X, with the participation of the Bishops of the Holy See of Antioch, The […]

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TWO RESPONSES FROM ANTIOCHIAN PATRIARCHATE TO STATEMENTS MADE CONCERNING IT AT COUNCIL PRESS BRIEFINGS

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – 24/6/16 The official and reverend representative of the secretariat of the conference on Crete (from June 17 to 26, 2016) set forth on June 21, 2016, as part of the official press conference of the second day of the work of the conference, that the Patriarchate of Antioch “during the discussions that took place […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops issues “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage” document

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- June 2016 On June 16, 2016, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved a statement entitled “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage.” The purpose of that statement was to articulate the basic and fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Church in America regarding marriage and to do so […]

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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL: “WE DECIDED NOT TO GO TO CRETE INDEPENDENTLY AND ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE”

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/16 June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could […]

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Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy and Great Synod is very important for the whole Orthodoxy and beyond

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Romanian Orthodox Press Center – June 2016 Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste – Patriarchate of Romania, spoke toNikos Papachristou (amen.gr) about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. N.P.: Your Eminence, how important event is the Holy and Great Synod for the life of the Orthodox Church? Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy […]

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Meeting in Crete May Help Tackle Disputes Between Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 17/6/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill noted the importance of a meeting of the heads of churches at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete and expressed hope the meeting would promote preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Greek island of Crete on June 16-26 was set to host […]

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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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    www.rt.com – 15/6/16 The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. After decades of preparation, the historic Pan-Orthodox Council was scheduled for June […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Waits Constantinople’s Response to Synod’s Decision

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 14/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church on Monday is expecting the response of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church not to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church within the specified time, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, […]

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GEORGIAN PATRIARCH EXPLAINS WHY IT WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 13, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru -13/6/16 The Georgian Orthodox Church has decided not to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council, because there are certain issues which it finds unacceptable, announced the Georgian Patriarch Ilia II, reports RIA-Novosti. Earlier the Georgian Orthodox Church made public the eleven point agenda of the meeting of the Holy Synod, clarifying the reasons why it is […]

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Church of Albania: The Convocation of the Holy and Great Synod of Orthodoxy is Imperative

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Romanian Orthodox Basilica Press Center  Read below the statement by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Albania regarding the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church: Considering the debates that have recently arisen about the planned Holy Synod of Orthodoxy, we feel obliged to briefly emphasize the following: 1. The […]

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EMERGENCY MEETING OF HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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www.patriarchia.ru – June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, an emergency meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will take place in Moscow. The chairman of the Department for the Interrelations of the Church with Society and Mass Media, V. R. Legoyda clarified that a meeting of the Holy Synod will take place […]

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Bishop Alexander to be enthroned in Dallas Friday- Saturday

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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OCA- 10/6/16 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will gather at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here for the Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander as the second ruling Bishop of Dallas and the South on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2016.  [See related […]

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GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL NOT TAKE PART IN PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 10/6/16 The Georgian Orthodox Church will not take part in the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete on June 17-27. The relevant decision was taken at a meeting of the Church’s Holy Synod held in Tbilisi on Friday presided by Ilya II, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia. The Georgian Orthodox Church has confirmed […]

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THE “GREAT AND HOLY” COUNCIL: AN ANALYSIS, QUESTIONS, AND IMPRESSIONS A Letter to His Beatitude, Our Father Patriarch John X and the Members of the Holy Synod of Antioch regarding the Great Council

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – June 2016 His Beatitude, Our FatherJohn X (Yazigi) and Their Emminences, the Members of the Holy Synod of Antioch the Patriarchal Center, Balamand Our Father, Your Beatitude the Patriarch, After asking for your blessing and prayers, I present you, as a child of the Orthodox Church in the Holy See of […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING OF ITS HOLY SYNOD

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting of its Holy Synod to determine how to proceed in the situation where a number of Local Orthodox Churches have refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, and to decide about its own participation in it, the Chairman of the Department […]

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Meeting of the Temporary General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the meeting of the Temporary General Secretariat of the Holy Synod in Erbil. Their Eminences, members of the Temporary General Secretariat. Mor Justinus Boulos Safar , Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, […]

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