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Taming the Beasts Within to be Fully Human – Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip

August 23, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 23/8/17 Lynching innocent people in the name of cows, fall of great leaders due to corruption or moral degradation, the discussion of a ten year old girl’s abortion even in the Supreme court, uploading heinous crimes in social media by the criminals themselves etc. are very painful and horrible news. These are just […]

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Apostle Matthias; Ten Holy Martyrs who suffered for the icon of Christ

August 9, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2017 The Holy Apostle Matthias was born at Bethlehem of the Tribe of Judah. From his early childhood he studied the Law of God under the guidance of Saint Simeon the God-Receiver (February 3). When the Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself to the world, Saint Matthias believed in […]

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Seven Holy Youths (Sleepers) of Ephesus; Martyr Tathuil

August 4, 2017 Featured
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Iulian Dumitrascu  – Basilica News Agency – August 2017 The Seven Youths of Ephesus: Maximilian, Iamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodianus (Constantine) and Antoninus, lived in the third century. Saint Maximilian was the son of the Ephesus city administrator, and the other six youths were sons of illustrious citizens of Ephesus. The youths were friends from […]

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MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukrainian Journalists

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – July 2017 MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukrainian Journalists (Venerable Patriarchal Church of Saint George, July 2, 2017) It is our joy today to address the Ukrainian people through the Ukrainian media. The journalistic profession has a significant function today, in a world of instant communication. The role […]

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Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Baradeus Church – Atchaneh

June 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Mathew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs and in […]

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GETTING TO KNOW THE OLD BELIEVERS: HOW WE PRAY

June 12, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – Vladimir Basenkov – 12/6/17 From the time of Patriarch Nikon and Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich’s liturgical “reforms,” daily life and even the worldview of the Orthodox person has changed considerably. We routinely hear from our pastors, and then from the laity echoing them: “What’s the difference, if at least there is love, and your conscience doesn’t […]

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Feast of the Pentecost – Damascus

June 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus on the occasion of the Feast of the Pentecost. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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Reflection by Bishop Angaelos on terrorist attacks in Egypt and Elsewhere

May 30, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church – UK – 30/5/17 Reflection by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere You are Loved Once again, we find ourselves experiencing pain before which words seem insufficient. I have previously addressed victims of terrorist acts; […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

May 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Sunday, 1st/14th May 2017, the Samaritan  woman Sunday, according to the book of Pentecostarion, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord, at the town of Sychar in the Samaria district, at the place of that meeting, Jacob’s well, […]

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International Icon painting competition of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

May 18, 2017 Featured
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The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 18/5/17 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ contest website The technical terms of participation in the contest are available here: The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is a culminating fact in Christian theology. The mother of all celebrations, the hope and light for millions of our planet’s inhabitants, […]

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Patriarch Daniel about Orthodox confessors during communism: ‘The light of their sacrificial faith has overcome the darkness of the atheist regime’

May 15, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 15/5/17  Message by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Hope in Faith Conference, organised by Ploiești Penitentiary in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate at the Holy Cross social, pastoral Centre in Caraiman, Bușteni, Prahova County, Wednesday, 10 May 2017: The Hope in faith Conference, organised […]

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Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus

May 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of St. Georges at St. Georges Shrine in the old city of Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. In […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the […]

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PILGRIMS’ BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN (2017)

April 15, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 15/4/17 On Holy and Great Tuesday morning, 29th March/11th April 2017, the pilgrims’ baptism took place as a seal of their pilgrimage theory, at the bank of the river Jordan, at the place where our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Pilgrims were from Greece and other […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION (ALFEYEV) CELEBRATES RITE OF RETURN TO CHURCH FOR APOSTATES

April 12, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/4/17 On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the rite of apostates returning to the holy Orthodox Church. On this day, sixty-three people renounced paganism, sectarian errors, and false schismatic beliefs, in Moscow’s Church of the “Joy of All […]

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Palms Sunday in Damascus

April 11, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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Patriarch Daniel: Humble love towards others and helping our neighbours represent the path to salvation

April 7, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – April 2017 This Sunday’s Gospel presents us the humility, which should be desired by the Lord’s disciples in order to acquire salvation. The main teaching of the gospel is the following: through humility one can accede from deadly sin to life giving holiness, said His Beatitude, Patriarch Daniel on […]

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Speech of Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the Restoration Ceremony of the Holy Aedicule

March 23, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/3/17 The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 9, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On Sunday, 20th February/5th March 2017, the Feast of Orthodoxy was celebrated by the Patriarchate. The Feast is about the setting up of the holy icons in the Churches of the Byzantine Empire after the more than a century harsh persecution by the iconoclasts, who had denied the […]

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What Is Necessary for a Saving Confession?

March 5, 2017 News

Pravoslavie.ru – Church of Serbia – March 2017 What is Confession? Confession is the oral avowal of one’s sins that lie heavy upon the conscience. Repentance cleanses the soul and makes it ready to receive the Holy Spirit, but confession, so to speak, only empties the soul of sins. Let us present a simple analogy […]

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Divine Liturgy Celebrated on the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On 23 February 2017, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions. In observance of the feast, under the presidency of the Pontiff of All Armenians, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. In attendance were […]

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