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Lazarus Saturday at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 4/4/18 His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on Lazarus Saturday, 31 March 2018. In prayerful presence of His grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, His Holiness was concelebrated by head of Novo Hopovo monastery Archimandrite Pavle Jovic, chief […]

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PAT. IRINEJ SUPPORTS SERBIAN CHURCH’S PROPOSED NAME CHANGE

March 14, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 14/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has voiced his approval of the proposal to amend the name of the Serbian Orthodox Church to emphasize its inextricable ties to much-suffering Kosovo, reports B92. The Serbian Church is set to vote on a new Church constitution in May, which includes the addition of “the Patriarchate of Peć” to […]

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For whose benefit might a Metochion of Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine be established?

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople could, in the near future, open a metochion in Kyiv and perhaps in Lviv as well. The Ukrainian agency Union of Orthodox Journalists has learned of the alleged plans from unofficial sources, and reports that the decision could be made at one of […]

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The Serbian Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral

December 2, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 2/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar on 27 November 2017. He was accompanied by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Justin of Zica, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Milutin of Valjevo as well as […]

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PAT. ILIA ANNOUNCES LOCUM TENENS OF GEORGIAN CHURCH

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 25/11/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II chose today, when the Georgian Church is celebrating its greatly-beloved feast of the martyrdom of St. George, to make an historic announcement. Shortly before celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. George-Kashveti in the center of the capital, the primate announced a locum tenens for the […]

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Professor Theodorou’s Original Research on Deaconesses Now Available

October 26, 2017 Featured
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SCV – 25/10/17 SCV is pleased to announce that Professor Evangelos Theodorou has given us permission for his original research on the ordained female deacon (deaconess) to be posted on our website so as to be available to the general public. Inspired by the progress of the rejuvenation of the ministry of deaconesses enacted by […]

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Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

September 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/9/17 The second day of the irenic visit of His Beatitude  Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II to the Serbian Orthodox Church began with an official reception which was hosted by His Holiness Serbia Patriarch  Irinej in the Palace of the Patriarchate of Serbia in Belgrade, September […]

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The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch

September 22, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 22/9/17 On behalf of the clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Diocese of Zica, His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica handed over to His Holiness Irinej the Order of Venerable Simon the Monk at the Serbian Patriarchate on 19 September 2017. His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica indicated in his […]

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GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

September 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. […]

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Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica – Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

August 13, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – August 2017 The new-elected Bishop of ToplicaArsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as MilomirGlavcic. He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary […]

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High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

August 10, 2017 Featured
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Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service – 10/8/17 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Situation of detained Abune Antonios, the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea has worsened, reports Human Right Watch Eritrea. Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again Recently, Patriarch made his appearance in a so-called ‘reconciliation meeting’ with the Holy Synod at the […]

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Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus

August 4, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – Maria Sidiropoulou (Delegate of Thessoloniki & All Greece) – 4/8/17 Global: The Orthodox Church of Cyprus commemorated the Fortieth Anniversary of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III (13th of August 11913 to 3rd of August 1977) on the 3rd of August 2017. Archbishop Makarios III was the first President of Cyprus. […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIAN CHURCH APPROVES NEW LITURGICAL TEXTS

August 1, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017 Meeting in St. Petersburg on Saturday under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) approved several new liturgical texts, reports patriarchia.ru. The Holy Synod heard the report of the chairman of the Publishing Council of the ROC Metropolitan Kliment of Kaluga […]

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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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