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Constantinople to Trench on Russian Orthodox Church’s Canonical Territory

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 A brief glance on the religious conflict in Ukraine – the Patriarchate of Constantinople seems to be up to make things even more complicated. Recently, Ukrainian media have learned from unofficial sources that at the next meeting of its Holy Synod, which is scheduled […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN

December 21, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 21/12/17 The meeting of the Heads of the Local Churches in the Holy Land took place on Sunday afternoon, December 4/17, 2017, at the Baptism Site of the Lord in the East Bank of the River Jordan, the Pilgrimage Centre of Jordan, at the presence of His Majesty the King […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS FINISH ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON MONASTERY LIFE IN CITIES

August 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017  On August 9, 2017, a round-table monastic forum finished its second and final day with four presentations on the theme: “The inner life of a city monastery”, reports Patriarchia.ru. The forum was held in the Novodevichy Convent, St. Petersburg. Participating in the forum where 5 bishops, 42 archimandrites and igumens, 45 abbesses, hieromonks, […]

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UAOC PROPOSES TO CELEBRATE ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF REBIRTH AT STATE LEVEL

March 4, 2017 News
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RISU – March 2017 Chairman of Spiritual Education Commission of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Victor (Bed) appealed to the state leadership with a proposal to mark the 100th anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Keuapc.org reports. 2017 marks 100 years since the beginning of the rise of the church-national […]

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METROPOLITAN JEREMIAH OF GORTYS: “WHEN AND WHERE DID THE HOLY FATHERS CALL HERESIES AND SCHISMS ‘CHURCHES?’”

July 6, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru – 5/7/16 “How could it happen that the Holy and Great Council on Crete called heterodox heretical communities ‘Churches?’” His Grace asked. “They said, wrote, and signed the term ‘heterodox Christian Churches.’ So now heretics have become a ‘Church?’ Then what oneChurch do we talk about in the Symbol of Faith?” Met. Jeremiah noted that […]

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SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and […]

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TO WHOM SHOULD THE ORTHODOX DIASPORA ANSWER?—DISCUSSION AT CRETE COUNCIL

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – 22/6/16 June 21, the second day of the Orthodox Church Council’s work on Crete, saw discussion of the problem of the Orthodox Church diaspora, reports Romfea. The problem of the Church diaspora will be discussed with great difficulty at the Crete Synaxis due to the absence of the delegations of the […]

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THERE WAS NO INTENTION OF BOYCOTTING THE COUNCIL ON CRETE

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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РИА Новости – 22/6/16 Press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Fr. Alexander Volkov spoke in an interview with RIA-Novosti about the circumstances surrounding the preparations for the Council of the Orthodox Churches on Crete, and offered his evaluation of the situation that has grown up around the summit of Orthodox representatives. —Fr. […]

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COUNCIL MESSAGE COULD CODIFY FOUR NEW ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – 20/6/16 In addition to discussing the six documents prepared beforehand at previous conferences, participants at the ongoing council, begun yesterday on the Great Feast of Pentecost on the island of Crete, are also to deliberate over and publish the official “Message” of the council. A draft of the document covers an array of topics […]

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The Holy & Great Council: Will It Split the Orthodox World or Unite ?

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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Tamar Lomidze- OCP News Service- 10/6/16 The ‘Pan-Orthodox Council’ is scheduled to start on the 19th of June on Crete. From the very beginning, this initiative provoked stormy discussion among Orthodox clerics and laics on the necessity of this event. Today these contradictions threaten to disrupt the holding of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Antiochian, Bulgarian, Georgian, […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING OF ITS HOLY SYNOD

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting of its Holy Synod to determine how to proceed in the situation where a number of Local Orthodox Churches have refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, and to decide about its own participation in it, the Chairman of the Department […]

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TO BE RECOGNIZED IN THE ORTHODOX GLOBAL COMMUNITY UOC-KP IS READY TO RENOUNCE TEMPORARILY ITS PATRIARCHATE STATUS

May 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – May 2016 Also Read Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/our-ignorance-will-disintegrate-orthodoxy-in-ukraine/ In order to obtain recognition of Universal Orthodoxy, the Kyiv Patriarchate is ready to renounce its patriarchal dignity while keeping the name in its own territory for domestic use. This decision was taken by members of the Council of Bishops of the […]

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OCA & Phanar : A Relationship in Crisis

April 7, 2016 Featured News
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 Pravoslavinforum- Translated by Tamar Lomidze- April 2016 Primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Metropolitan Tikhon visited Phanar on March 19-20 this year, where he concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Bartholomew on the day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Liturgy. A few days later, on March 23, His Beatitude’s statement on the results […]

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PAN-ORTHODOX SECRETARIAT OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH BEGINS ITS WORK IN CHAMBÉSY

March 30, 2016 Featured News

Moscow Patriarchate- March 2016 On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople). The Pan-Orthodox Secretariat was established […]

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RELATIONS BETWEEN PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND CHURCH OF GREECE BECOMING MORE STRAINED

February 28, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 27/2/16 Relations between the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Church of Greece are in a new phase of tension on the threshold of the Pan-Orthodox Council, reports Romfea. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the numerous publications addressing the reason for the absence of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece at the […]

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THE CURIOUS COUNCIL

December 14, 2015 Featured News

Archpriest Andrew Phillips – 14/12/15- Orthodox England The Inter-Orthodox Council, with a token number of bishops from each of the fourteen Local Churches and supposed to take place in May 2016 to discuss administrative issues, is looking increasingly troubled. First, there is the schism between the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Antioch. Then there were rumours after contacts […]

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Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Dr. Porfirije of Jegar to the throne of Metropolitans of Zagreb-Ljubljana

July 9, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 9/7/14 The enthronement of new Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb on Sunday, 13 July 2014.   His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch will serve the Solemn Hierarchal Liturgy at 9 a.m. with the concelebration of a great number of […]

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Holy Trinity Monastery Response to Recent Actions of Ecumenical Patriarch

June 13, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Many conscientious members of our Church and Orthodox Christians everywhere have expressed confusion and scandal over the recent events at Jerusalem involving the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope. Holy Trinity Monastery offers the following article to assist the faithful in a clearer understanding of those events: On the Recent Events in Jerusalem and their Ecclesiological Underpinnings  By […]

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