Romfilatelia: Postage stamp issue dedicated to Saint Nectarios of Aegina

Basilica News Agency - 18/2/2020 Romfilatelia introduced into circulation on Friday, February 14, a new postage stamp issue entitled 100 years since the repose of Saint Nectarios of Aegina. Saint Nectarios was born in 1846, in the Thracian Silivria (locality near Constantinople), from a poor but god-fearing parents, Dimos and Maria Kefalas receiving the name of Anastasios at baptism. At the age of ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECLARES 2020 THE YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Greater House of Cilicia - 22/1/2020 From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, the ecclesiastical class, the community leaders and our beloved people. With deep ...

Family Day celebrated in Russian Church in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 11/7/19 His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2019. The Day of family, love, and fidelity began to be marked five centuries ago in an ancient Russian town of Murom; officially as the Russian holiday was established ...

A Prayer for the Unity of Orthodox Churches

OCP News Service - 10/9/18 'THEE/THOU' VERSION Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! O Lord Jesus Christ our God, head of the Church that is thy Body, who prayed for thy disciples to the Father, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in ...

The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 10/7/18 His Holiness Irinej officiated the Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2018. On the day when the Church celebrates Sts. Peter and Fevronia, wonder-workers of Murom and protectors of the family, it was in the Russian church at Tasmajdan that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated ...

Serbian Patriarch serves in the church of Holy Trinity

Church of Serbia - 30/5/18 On Bright Tuesday, 29 May 2018 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade. The Primate of the Serbian Church was concelebrated presbyters parish priest of the church of Holy Trinity Borjan Antic, Vukasin Teofilovic from Lestani and Branislav Borota from Arandjelovac, ...

Sunday of Holy Pentecost

Church of Serbia - 28/5/18 Introduction The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the ...

NEW VIOLATION OF THE HOLY ZION CHAPEL

 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 7/5/18 On Mid-Pentecost Wednesday, April 19/May 2, 2018, radical fanatics from the Yesiva Synagogue by David’s Tomb violated the railing and wire mesh of the chapel-catacomb at the outdoor area of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Priest School of Zion of the Patriarchate, and entered illegally, refusing ...

Pakrac: Vigil Service in honor of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

Church of Serbia - 26/4/18 On the eve of the feast-day of the New Martyrs of the Jasenovac and on the occasion of the 73th anniversary of the breakthrough of the last Jasenovac prisoners, clergy and faithful people of Pakrac, Slavonia,  gathered in Pakrac on April 21, 2018 to celebrate a vigil service. On that occasion, in ...

Feast of the Three Holy Fathers, Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

Church of Serbia - 12/2/18 During the reign of the Emperor Alexius Comnenus (1081-1118), a controversy arose in Constantinople among men learned in Faith and zealous for virtue about the three holy Hierarchs and Fathers of the Church, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. Some argued for Saint Basil above the other two ...

New Monastery for Serbian Orthodox Church in Guatemala

Church of Serbia - 12/12/17 His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Administrator of South-Central America, paying a canonical visitation to this Diocese,arrived to the monastery of Holy Trinity in Guatemala on 5 November 2017. His Eminence was welcomed by abbess of the monastery mother Ines with the sisterhood, protopresbiter-staurophor Alexios Pena Alfaro, ...

Protopriest Wsewolod Drobot Reposes in the Lord

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 9/11/17 +Memory Eternal+ On Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017, the feast day of Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessaloniki, Protopriest Wsewolod Drobot died following a long illness. Fr Wsewolod has been a priest since 1964. Over the course of many years, he ...

Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Herzegovina

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 In the period from 15 to 17 June 2017, the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina and Coastlands was visited by the Archbishop of the  Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden, His Eminence Benjamin (Atas) and His Grace Dositej, Serbian  Bishop of Britain-Scandinavia. During this time the guests visited the monastery of Gracanica in Trebinje, the Cathedral ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH NOT INVOLVED IN BANNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 The Russian Orthodox Church played no part in, and was not consulted on the decision of the Russian Supreme Court to recognize the Administrate Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia as an extremist organization and to ban its activity within the Russian Federation, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated in a television interview, TASS ...

Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar

Church of Serbia- March 2017 With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on Sunday, March 26, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on Racoon Rd hosted a Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers, bringing together clergy from the Serbian Eastern Diocese Cleveland Deanery and members of the Youngstown Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.  In front of a completely full congregation, the clergy ...

Patriarch Daniel on the Feast of Annunciation: The Mother of God is a loving and prayerful Protectress of the entire world

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 28/3/17  The beginning of the incarnation of the Son of God is the beginning of the deification of man, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said during his homily delivered on the Feast of the Annunciation. On 25 March 2017, the Patriarch of Romania attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St Gregory the Enlightener ...

MIRACLE OF “SHE WHO IS QUICK TO HEAR” ICON WITH NEWBORN GIRL

Pravoslavie.ru - 28/2/17 A thirty-seven-year-old mother of two, Catherine, living in the northern part of Greece has reported a miracle attributed to a copy of Dochariou Monastery’s miraculous “She Who is Quick to Hear” Icon. A copy of the icon had been brought to the northwestern Greek village of Arta, where Catherine lives, and she often ...

Patriarch of Romania consecrated the Church of the “Birth of the Mother of God” of Otopeni

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Saturday, 10 September 2016, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated the church of the Birth of the Mother of God of Otopeni. His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest concelebrated together with the Patriarch of Romania. After the consecration service, His Beatitude gave ...

Russian Cultural, Spiritual Orthodox Center in Paris to Open in October

Sputniknews - August 2016 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Cultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center in Paris will open its doors to visitors in October and there will be a modern platform for concerts, film screenings and exhibitions. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Cultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center in Paris will be opened ...

NEW MONUMENTS TO RUSSIAN EMPERORS

Royal Russia - Paul Gilbert - August 2016 In recent weeks, new monuments to the Russian emperors Alexander II and Nicholas II were unveiled in Russia. While more and more monuments to Lenin and other prominent Bolsheviks and Soviets disappear from the Russian landscape, cities and towns across Russia are planning to restore busts and statues lost or damaged during ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...