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RUSSIAN CHURCH RELEASES DRAFT CATECHISM INCLUDING SECTION THAT “CONDEMNS” OPPONENTS OF ECUMENISM

July 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/7/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission has published a draft version of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church for Church-wide discussion, reports patriarchia.ru. The final section on the Russian Church’s attitude towards the non-Orthodox has caused some consternation. The idea of creating a modern catechism was first […]

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Eritrean Synod organises a Sham ‘Reconciliation’

July 22, 2017 Featured
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The British Orthodox Church – 22/7/17 On 11 July 2017 the ‘Holy Synod’ of the Eritrean Orthodox Church issued a statement declaring that the issue of Patriarch Abune Antonios had been resolved and that there was “a full reconciliation, peace and love with Abuna Antonios in the presence of Union of the Monasteries and Church […]

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Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again

July 19, 2017 Featured
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Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service – 19/7/17 Additional information on the Situation of Abune Antonios from members of Arbi Harnet in Asmara Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: New reports state that His Holiness Abune Antonios – the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea is again under house arrest in the capital city of Asmara. […]

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DEPOSED OCA BISHOP IGNORES SYNOD’S DECISION, RETURNS ANTIMENSION, ASKS TO BE RELEASED FROM JURISDICTION

July 4, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/7/17 Representatives of the Holy Ascension Monastery in Detroit, where former auxiliary bishop of the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America Monk Irineu (Duvlea) served as abbot, has returned its antimension to the diocesan offices and asked to be released from the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. As previously […]

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GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/17 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has called for an extraordinary session to address the serious situation surrounding the nation’s educational system. The current Greek Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the atheist Alexis Tsipras, previously promised to coordinate with the Greek Orthodox Church on the matter of reforming education in the […]

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Memory Eternal! + Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Central America and Venezuela

June 19, 2017 Featured
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The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – 19/6/17 +Memory Eternal+ “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25 His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Holy Synod of Antioch, and the Archdiocese of North America announce with great regret […]

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Ten Years of Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

June 13, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 13/6/17 Global: May 2017 marked the tenth year of illegal detention of the Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea. His Holiness Abune Antonios is the 3rd Patriarch of the ancient Eritrean Orthodox Church. Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios The OCP Secretariat news briefing stated that “Anything can […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch speaks about the refugee crisis at the Concordia Europe Summit – ‘The world expects the common witness of people of faith’

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 His Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in the Concordia Europe Summit which took place in Athens (Greece) on 6-7 June 2017. Concordia is a registered nonprofit organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, […]

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Bishop Nicholas Baalbaki is the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies

June 13, 2017 News
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Anthiochian Patriarchate – June 2017 June 7-2017 Balamand The Holy Orthodox Antiochian Synod has elected in its eighth extraordinary session held at Balamand, and presided by His Beatitude John X, his grace bishop Nicholas Baalbaki as Metropolitan to the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies to succeed the late Metropolitan Elia Saliba. It is worth mentioning […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church to Consecrate 16 Bishops

June 11, 2017 Featured
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Kassa Nigus – OCP News Service – 10/6/17 Addis Ababa: During the annual council of the Holy Synod which was held on May 18th, 2017, the members selected 16 new bishops to be appointed over vacant dioceses. Consecration ceremony of a bishop is the process by which a candidate for the episcopate receives the grace […]

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Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2017 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 May 14-24, 2017 The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began at the Patriarchate of Pec […]

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Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church

June 5, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 5/6/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presented the Ambassador of Belarus in Belgrade Vladimir Chushev Order of St. Sava second degree at a reception held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 31 May 2017. The ceremony was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije […]

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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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