Local Orthodox Churches

Constantinople Patriarchate to Seek Help from Local Orthodox Churches?

September 3, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service – 3/9/18 The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world meet for the Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul from September (1-3). It marked the beginning of the new 7527th Year of the Byzantine Church calendar. “We Believe in the Power of […]

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High Representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate received by the Serbian Patriarch

June 10, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 10/6/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate led by His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of Gaul at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2018. His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel thanked His Holiness for the cordial audience during which a conversation about the current relations of […]

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ADDRESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO THE FAITHFUL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING A TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

May 30, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 30/5/18 At its session on May 25 at the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an address to the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity regarding the initiative for “providing a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of […]

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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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For whose benefit might a Metochion of Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine be established?

February 6, 2018 Featured

Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople could, in the near future, open a metochion in Kyiv and perhaps in Lviv as well. The Ukrainian agency Union of Orthodox Journalists has learned of the alleged plans from unofficial sources, and reports that the decision could be made at one of […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – mospat.ru – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES GATHER FOR LITURGY IN MOSCOW ON CENTENARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF ST. TIKHON

December 6, 2017 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 6/12/17 The feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, on the day of the centenary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon of Moscow as the first occupant of the renewed patriarchal throne of the Russian Orthodox Church, was solemnly celebrated yesterday in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, gathering primates and bishops […]

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Orthodox Patriarchs gather at Moscow Patriarchate’s Grand Assembly

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 Orthodox Patriarchs have gathered in Moscow, at the Grand Assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate in Moscow, Russia, to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church. FINAL SESSION OF THE BISHOPS’ COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH HELD WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES […]

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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