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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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The meeting of the orthodox youth from all over the world -conclusions

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Also Read: Lights Procession in Bucharest The joy of communion and the dynamics of christian mission Evening prayer on the Joy Hill. The Young Participants at #ITO2016 Prayed Together with the Patriarch of Romania Document presented by Rev. dr. Florin Marica, patriarchal counsellor, during the opening session […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Serbian Patriarch

September 1, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in audience His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 30 August 2016. The audience was attended by members of the Holy Synod of […]

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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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