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US AMBASSADOR JOHN TEFFT VISITS ST SERGIUS’S LAURA OF THE TRINITY

April 29, 2015 Featured News

April 24, 2015 – The United States’ Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and his wife visited St Sergius’s Laura of the Holy Trinity. At the Holy Gates the high guests were welcomed by the dean of the monastery, Archimandrite Pavel (Krivinogov). During his tour of the monastery, the ambassador visited the Cathedral of the Trinity […]

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PATRIARCH JOHN X OF ANTIOCH THANKS THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR HOSPITALITY

March 18, 2015 News
Patriarch John X of Antioch thanks the Russian Orthodox Church for hospitality

18/3/15 His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church. Among the highlights of Patriarch John’ visit was the prize […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (2015)

January 27, 2015 Featured News

On Tuesday, the 7th/21st of January 2015, the day after the feast of Theophany, the Patriarchate celebrated the Synaxis of St John the Holy Glorious Baptist and Forerunner, at the Monastery dedicated to his name on the Southwest of the Church of the Resurrection. Through this particular feast, the Church calls the faithful to a […]

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The Romanian Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Antioch Promote Dialogue and Cooperation

December 3, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 In response to the invitation of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude John X; Patriarch of Antioch and al the East, paid a fraternal visit to the Church of Romania between the 28th of November and the 2na of December 2014. This was the occasion for the Patriarch John and the […]

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MEETING OF THE I.A.O. SECRETARY GENERAL WITH THE PATRIARCH JOHN X OF ANTIOCH

November 30, 2014 Featured News
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October- November 2014 The Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis accompanied by the I.A.O. Advisor Mr. Kostas Mygdalis had a meeting with His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, who is currently visiting in Athens for a few days. Mr. Nerantzis conveyed to His Beatitude […]

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COMMEMORATING THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

September 13, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 On Thursday, the 29th of August/11th of September 2014, the Patriarchate commemorated the beheading of John the Baptist at the Monastery dedicated to him, in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem, to the south of the Church of the Resurrection and the chapel of the Dependency of Gethsemane. The event, passed down to the church by […]

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FATHER JOHN MEYENDORFF MEMORIAL LECTURE with Bishop Alexander (Golitzin): “Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart”

September 4, 2014 Featured News

SVOTS – September 2014 The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), will present the second annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, 7 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the seminary. His Grace has chosen the topic: “Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart”: Some […]

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Cardinal’s resignation raises Vatican conspiracy theories

February 26, 2013 Featured News

JOHN ALLEMANG The Globe and Mail 26/2/13 Questions are being raised about backroom tactics at the Vatican after Britain’s highest-ranking cleric, in the wake of abuse allegations, decided not to attend the conclave to elect the next pope. Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned his post as Archbishop of Edinburgh, it was announced on Monday, a day […]

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Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

December 30, 2012 Featured News

BY CATHERINE YESAYAN -30/12/12 Asbarez contributor Catherine Yesayan, who is the one of two authors of the “Community Links” column spent the summer in Armenia. Throughout her trip, she reported on the interesting places she visited and people she met along her journey. Yesayan had the opportunity to experience two traditional Armenian holidays—Vardavar, the feast […]

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Ingleside landowners’ plan opposed

February 23, 2012 News

BY JOHN MORCOMBE 23/2/12 PITTWATER Council may have dashed the hopes of 18 landowners at Ingleside who want to build 721 seniors dwellings, an aged care facility, a medical centre, shops and child care centre on 27ha they own. Only Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava would remain in the area if the plan went […]

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NUNS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF SAINT JOHN THE THEOLOGIST OF THE METROPOLIS OF KALABRYTA AT THE PATRIARCHATE

October 27, 2011 News

17/10/2011 On Monday, October 4th / 17th 2011, a twenty-member group of nuns from the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologist under their Mother Superior nun Episteme, being on a pilgrimage visit to the Holy Land visited the Patriarchate. The nuns paid their respects to His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos […]

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Parish Priest escapes bombing of Iraqi Church

August 17, 2011 Featured News

BY JOHN PONTIFEX 16/8/2011 Another church in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has been bombed bringing the tally to three within less than two weeks. No one was hurt in the explosion yesterday at St Ephrem’s Syrian Orthodox Church at 1.30am local time. Parish priest Fr Gewargis Elias was lucky to escape with his life […]

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Egypt’s Christians fear ‘uncaged’ Salafists

June 13, 2011 Featured News

By JOHN PONTIFEX 13/6/2011 Months after the revolution led by the ‘Facebook Generation’ John Pontifex meets frightened Coptic Christians worshipping in secret. Clambering up to the top floor of the narrow house, the feeling of anti-climax was overwhelming. “Look there,” said the young priest, enthusiastically. What he was pointing at was a small opening in […]

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Serbian factions United

July 20, 2010 News

By: JOHN CONROY The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand has declared the dispute between factions at Wodonga’s Serbian Orthodox Church over during a visit to the city. Bishop Irinej conducted services at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in High Street on Saturday. The dispute […]

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