PATRIARCH ABUNE MATHIAS OF ETHIOPIA ADDRESSED THE LAITY ON OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

MENETASNOT DESTA MELESE (Correspondent in Addis Ababa & the Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service – 9/8/16 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and Archbishop Of Axum addressed the Ethiopian Orthodox faithful on the occasion of the feast of the Dormition of the Holy ...

Mar Yulios: Observe Soonoyo fast by meditating and honouring the ‘Holy Theotokos’

Catholicate News - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - August 2016 AHMEDABAD: Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad Metropolitan HG Pulikottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has called upon the faithful to invoke Soonoyo fast with all seriousness. In an elaborative message to the faithful of the Diocese, the Metropolitan says that by partaking in the Feast of Dormition of Holy Theotokos, ...

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN UKRAINE’S GORLOVKA DAMAGED IN SHELLINGS

TASS- July 2016 The Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron under construction has come under shellings in Gorlovka, the Russian Orthodox Church said on Tuesday. "Three shells were fired at the territory of the Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron located in the center of the Nikotovka residential area that came under shellings. One of the shells ...

COPY OF THE IVERON ICON IS BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA FROM MT. ATHOS

Pravoslavie.ru - May 2015 With the blessing of Archbishop Stylianos of Australia a copy of the wonder-working Iveron (“the Portaitissa”) Icon of Holy Theotokos has been brought to the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Melbourne, Australia, reports AgionOros.ru. The gift of the Athonite Iveron Monastery was solemnly met by hundreds of believers arriving ...

AN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD IS STREAMING MYRRH IN A TURKISH FAMILY IN PARIS

7/3/15 Many years ago a couple from Turkey (namely Antakya, Hatai) came to live in Paris. There they found jobs and settled in a suburb of Paris. Their names are Esat and Sevin Altindagoglu.   In their Paris home one can always see many guests not only from France but from abroad as well. All of them come ...

Feast Day of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On 17 August, the Armenian Apostolic Church solemnly celebrated the joyful Feast of the Dormitionof the Holy Virgin Mary. A Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin, with the participation of the members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, and the presence of faithful pilgrims. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, ...

The Belt of Holy Theotokos restored back to the historical Um az-Zinnar Church in Homs

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  Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service - 16/8/14 Damascus: Celebrations of the Feast of the Dormition of The Holy Theotokos, was lead by His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at the Saint Mary Syriac Orthodox Church of the Holy Belt "Um az-Zinnar" in Homs, Syria on 15th ...

Ukrainian artillery shells convent in Lugansk

July 2014 On July 4, 2014, a little past 3 AM the Ukrainian army, coming very close to Lugansk, fired artillery against the regional clinical oncological dispensary of Lugansk, where the St. Olga’s Convent is located, reports the convent’s website. “It was obviously a response to the prayer resistance to the Fratricidal war, organized by the clergy ...

The Most-Holy Robe of the Theotokos

July 2014 The Robe of the Theotokos - presently kept in a museum in Zugdidi, Georgia. The picture was given out as a blessing by the Monastery of the Paraklitos [the Comforter], Oropos, Attica. Deposition of the Precious Robe of the Theotokos in Vlachernae - July 2 "During the reign of Leo the Great (457-474) two patricians and ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II: “I will ask the Lord to give the people strength”

May 2014 On the day following Georgia’s celebration the Day of Family Strength and Honor for Parents by prayer processions and sprinkling of streets and houses by holy water, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II addressed the people, as usual, at the Divine Liturgy. A week before this the Patriarch declared May 17 the Day of family strength and honor ...

Miracle of Holy Theotokos in the Christian town of Saidnaya – Exclusive

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate – UAE, Gulf & Levant Region) OCP News Service – Exclusive January 26/01/2014 More about  Saidnaya: Syria/Saidnaya: A miracle by the Holy Theotokos was reported at one of the  monasteries of Saidnaya.  This town is one of  the most famous Christian inhabited and pilgrimage places in the war torn Syria. The incident was told by one ...

Serbian Patriarch at Patriarchate of Pec

15/10/13 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate of Pec, the ancient seat of the Serbian Patriarchs, on the day of the feast day of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren concelebrated to His Holiness. In his address to the people His Holiness especially ...

Enthronement of Bishop Hrizostom at Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in Tuzla

Serbian Church - 17/7/13 Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, Longin of Midwestern America, Pahomije of Vranje, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and retired Konstantin of  Middle Europe celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. The seat of the Orthodox Serbian bishops for areas of Northern or Northeastern Bosnia has been located in the town of Tuzla (former Soli) since 1852, ...

Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar

5/3/13 At Hilandar the feast day of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher was solemnly celebrated at Hilandar coincides with marking the nine centuries of his birth. Along with the feast of The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, Saint Sava and icon of the Three-Handed Theotokos, the feast of Saint Simeon is the part ...

Russian Church protests vandalisms in Kosovo

Moscow, February 6, Interfax - A recent wave of vandalism of Orthodox holy sites in Kosovo is "a means of intimidation of the Orthodox population of Kosovo and Metohia," the Russian Orthodox Church said. "The mass vandalizing of holy sites is a means of intimidation of the Orthodox population of Kosovo and Metohia and an attempt ...

Slava of the Patriarchate of Pec celebrated

16/10/2012 Serbian Orthodox Church The slava of the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos was celebrated on October 14, 2012 at the church of St. Saviour  with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy served by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej was concelebrated by Their Graces Kyr Vasilije Bishop ...

Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Caracas

2/10/2012 The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross began with feast day vigil service in the Russian church of Saint Nicholas in Caracas which was served by archpriest Pavle Volkov and presbyter Aleksandar Djurdjevic. The feast day's Liturgy was served by His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro kyr kyr Amfilohije, who ...

Fire extinguished – rain fell after the procession and the moleben

LATEST NEWS: Sunday, August 12, 2012 (8 a.m.) - THE FIRE ON MOUNT ATHOS PUT OUT. THE HILANDAR MONASTERY SAVED. Last night at 10.48 p.m. of local time on Mount Athos a heavy rain began. According to reports of eyewitnesses, a real downpour happened. The Most Holy Theotokos, the Comforter of sadness, not burned ...