Local Orthodox Churches

DISPUTED ATHONITE STATEMENT ON CRETE COUNCIL SPARKS CONTROVERSY

August 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/8/17 A group of representatives from each of the 20 Athonite monasteries met recently to respond to the unrest that has arisen in the Church following last June’s council on the island of Crete that produced a number of documents, several of which have proved controversial. Their statement was eagerly awaited by many […]

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HIERARCHS OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CANONICAL UKRAINIAN CHURCH

July 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2017 A press briefing was held on July 23 before the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra with several representatives of various Local Orthodox Churches, who had arrived to honor the memory of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Rus’, in which the bishops spoke out […]

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Serbian Church glorifies St. Mardarije of Libertyville

July 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/7/17 More Pics: The festive celebration of the liturgical glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville was held this past weekend July 14-16 at various Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries, culminating in the glorification Liturgy at St. Sava’s Monastery in Libertyville, where St. Mardarije’s incorrupt relics lie. The celebrations were headed by […]

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HEADS OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES SPEAK OUT AGAINST UKRAINIAN ANTI-ORTHODOX DRAFT LAWS

May 25, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2017 A number of hierarchs throughout the world have expressed their opposition to the two bills recently proposed in Ukraine, that would significantly hinder, if not forbid, the activity of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Among the vocal hierarchs have been several primates of Local Churches, as well […]

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EXPERT: CONSTANTINOPLE WILL NEVER GRANT UKRAINIAN AUTOCPHALY

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 2/4/17 The Ukrainians will never get what they are seeking from Constantinople, says Valery Alekseev, President of the international Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples (FUOP). Neither the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, nor any other, will receive autocephaly from the Ecumenical Patriarchate he believes, based on his contacts with the spiritual leaders of […]

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GREEK ABBOT CALLS UPON HOLY SYNOD TO CONDEMN HERESIES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 21/3/17 The controversy over Ecumenism in the Orthodox Church, broiling throughout the twentieth century, has escalated since last year’s council on the island of Crete, which gathered ten of the fifteen Local Orthodox Churches and produced a series of documents that many throughout the Orthodox world have criticized to one degree or another. Amid […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon interviewed by Interfax news agency

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA [OCA] – December 2016 In the midst of an unusually intense agenda during his recent visit to Moscow for the celebration of the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill II, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon still found time to offer an interview to Interfax news agency. Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation representing the […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL ASKS PRIESTS NOT TO GIVE FLOWERS FOR JUBILEE, BUT TO HELP HOSPITAL

November 20, 2016 News

Pravoslavie.ru – 20/11/16 “Important equipment for the St. Alexei Hospital will be bought with this money,” said the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Services, Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo-Zuevsk, at a Moscow press conference. Patriarch Kirill will celebrate his jubilee on November 20. The central event will be the Liturgy in Christ […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION: UNIA REMAINS THE MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCK TO ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE

September 21, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – September 2016 On 16 September 2016, the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church began its work in Chieti, Italy. In compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the delegation of the […]

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1070TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLY REPOSE OF ST. JOHN OF RILA

August 22, 2016 Featured News
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Read News from DECR Communication Service Edited by OrthoChristian.com Pics -bg-patriarshia.bg HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TAKES PART IN CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 1070TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLY REPOSE OF ST. JOHN OF RILA On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St. John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of his […]

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ROC WILL NOT REACT TO THE CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS PUBLISHED ONLINE

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 24/7/16 The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will not react to the Crete Council documents that have been published online, and will wait until the official documents are received for examination, said Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to RIA-Novosti. On July 15 the […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH EXPRESSES ITS POSITION ON THE COUNCIL HELD IN CRETE

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – July 2016 The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June […]

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KYIV PATRIARCHATE ISSUED A STATEMENT REGARDING THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – July 2016 Message of the press center of Kyiv Patriarchate From June 16 to 26, 2016, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church convened on the Greek island of Crete, chaired by His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch. This Council was held subsequent to decisions of the Synaxis (assembly) of the heads of […]

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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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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL: “WE DECIDED NOT TO GO TO CRETE INDEPENDENTLY AND ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE”

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/16 June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could […]

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PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA CALLS UPON ALL LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/6/16 Theodoros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, appealed to all Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, reports Sedmitsa.ru, with reference to Romfea. In an interview given to radio station 98.4, Patriarch Theodoros regarded as an historical Church Council that which is to take place in June […]

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ON THE SITUATION CAUSED BY THE REFUSAL OF SEVERAL LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

June 13, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – 13/6/16 Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church For many decades the Russian Orthodox Church took and continues to take an active part in the preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Since the 1st Pan-Orthodox Conference in 1961 on Rhodes, the outstanding hierarchs and […]

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EMERGENCY MEETING OF HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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www.patriarchia.ru – June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, an emergency meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will take place in Moscow. The chairman of the Department for the Interrelations of the Church with Society and Mass Media, V. R. Legoyda clarified that a meeting of the Holy Synod will take place […]

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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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Georgian Orthodox Church: Communique on the Holy and Great Council

June 4, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro – Aurelian Iftimiu – May- June 2016 On 25 May 2016, the regular plenary session of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Georgia was held at the Patriarchate of Georgia. The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II acted as the Chairman of the session. Metropolitan Shio (Mujiri) of Senaki and Chkhopotsku was appointed […]

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The Holy Synod of Bishops Deliberates on Problems Arising in Preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council

June 4, 2016 Featured News
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – June 2016 During a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on June 3, 2016, it was noted that as the Pan-Orthodox Council approaches, serious problems have arisen demanding immediate action throughout the Orthodox […]

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