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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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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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