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Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

May 21, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 21/5/18 The Apostle and Evangelist St. John, called the Theologian, was the son of Salome and Zebedee, a fisherman of Galilee. Zebedee possessed rather vast holdings, workers and was a member of some importance in the Jewish community, having access to the high priest. John’s mother Salome is mentioned in the […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

May 21, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven, at Mor Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the […]

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Overcoming Anxiety with the Help of the Orthodox Church

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 16/5/18 The total estimated number of people living with anxiety in the world is 264 million. The mental condition comprises different disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. For those battling anxiety, it can feel like their world is caving in on them. During this time, […]

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‘The Orthodox position on inter-communion in the ecumenical context’ – Fr. T. George, Ireland

April 29, 2018 Featured
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Marthoman TV – 29/4/18 Inter-communion is a pertinent question often asked by many a people. This author too was fumbling for an answer once whena rector atthe Church of Ireland, asked this author why we, the Orthodox, keep ourselves away from the Communion with the non-orthodox. He says that the Holy Communion is the best medicine […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF LAZARUS’ RESURRECTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 2, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 2/4/18 On Saturday March 18/31, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the rising from the dead of Holy and Righteous Lazarus by the Lord. Lazarus was the Lord’s friend according to the narrative of St. John the Evangelist (John 11:1-46), by which the Lord resurrected Lazarus, whom He loved dearly, and […]

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Nahire Service at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the special service of the Nahire (Lights) on the eve of the Passion Week at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) church in Homs. All the lights of the church were turned off and the faithful, deacons and clergy held candles in a procession […]

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Palm Sunday from the Lady of Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/18 On the occasion of Palm Sunday, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Metropolitan of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs. Priests, monks, deacons and the choir […]

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“MOVING IN THE SPIRIT” FROM ΑΝ ORTHODOX PERSPECTIVE – 2018 WORLD MISSION CONFERENCE AND INTER-ORTHODOX RELATIONS

March 17, 2018 Featured
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Prof .Petros Vassiliadis (President – CEMES)- OCP News Service – 17/3/18 The World Council of Churches Conference on Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania (8-13 of March, 2018) was the first Global Christian event after the Holy and Great Council of the (Eastern) Orthodox Church in Crete, Greece (19-26 of June, 2016). And it is […]

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Homily on the Third Sunday of Great Lent – On Carrying Your Cross

March 13, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 13/3/18 Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me(Mk. 8:34), said the Lord to his disciples, calling them unto Him, as we heard today in the Gospels. Dear brothers and sisters! We too are disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we […]

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FIVE WOMEN SHOT DEAD OUTSIDE CHURCH IN DAGESTAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER RITE OF FORGIVENESS

February 20, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 20/2/18 An armed criminal opened fire on parishioners leaving the Cathedral of St. George the Victorious in the city of Kizlyar in the Russian republic of Dagestan yesterday evening. The faithful had just finished the Rite of Forgiveness when they were fired upon, resulting in the deaths of five innocent women. Two other parishioners […]

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The Mystery of the Virgin Womb as the Tabernacle of God in the Flesh

February 3, 2018 Featured
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Pemptousia – 2/2/18 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The great prophet of God Isaiah prophesied this proclamation of the salvation of God’s creation some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ. At first glance, […]

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Holy Qurobo of the Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the second Sunday after Epiphany, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damscus. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Petros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II on Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ

January 7, 2018 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 7/1/18 THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NATIVITY AND THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, 06 January 2018) In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Christ […]

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Sermon on the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

December 5, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 5/12/17 If a tree is known by its fruit, and a good tree bears good fruit (Mt. 7:17; Lk. 6:44), then is not the Mother of Goodness Itself, She who bore the Eternal Beauty, incomparably more excellent than every good, whether in this world or the world above? Therefore, the coeternal […]

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SVS Press launches Treasures of Spirituality series with writings of St. Dimitri of Rostov

November 24, 2017 News
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SVOTS- 24/11/17 Our alumnus Father John Mikitish—now a doctoral student in theDepartment of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University and a priest in the Orthodox Church in America—recently gave me some soul-stirring news. He’s now the editor of a fresh SVS Press series titled, Treasures of Spirituality. The series unearths Orthodox spiritual literature from a […]

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Sermons Delivered by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Germany

October 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/10/17 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening assembly of the “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” Conference on October 20, 2017, in Berlin Your Holinesses, Eminences, Graces, Very […]

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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2017

October 2, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/10/17 On Wednesday, 14th/27th September 2017, the Feast of the universal Exaltation of the Sacred Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the fact that in the year 336 A.D., during the service of the Consecration of the […]

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Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon

September 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – August- September 2017 The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon was born in the city of Nicomedia into the family of the illustrious pagan Eustorgius, and he was named Pantoleon. His mother Saint Euboula (March 30) was a Christian. She wanted to raise her son in the Christian Faith, but she died when […]

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Orthodox Christian Chant – In the Dark Night

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – September 2017 Orthodox Christian Chant “In the Dark Night” about the Birth of Lord Jesus Christ, by the Monks of Sviatohirsk Lavra in Ukraine. Source:

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY SINCE THE INAUGURATION OF JACOB’S WELL CHURCH

September 4, 2017 Featured
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2017 On Wednesday 17th/30th August 2017, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of Jacob’s Well in the City of Nablus. The Liturgy was led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa, with co-celebrants Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, along with two Priests from local Churches of Nablus and Zababdeh, and […]

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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

August 24, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 24/7/17 On Saturday, 6th/19th August 2017, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated at the Patriarchate. During this Feast, the Church commemorates the event that a little while before His Passion on the Cross, the Lord went up on Mount Tabor with the distinguished disciples, Peter, James […]

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