Patriarch Daniel At ITO 2019: Young People Are A Blessing And Joy To The Society

Basilica News Orthodox Agency - 10/9/19 Young people are a blessing and joy to the society With great spiritual joy, we address a word of blessing to you, young participants in Craiova, at the International Meeting of Young Orthodox (ITO), organised this year by the Archdiocese of Craiova. Because youth is, in this transient world, a symbol of the beauty of ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2019

Church of Serbia - 25/4/2019 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

 The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2018 On Tuesday August 15/28, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos at her Tomb in Gethsemane. For this Feast the Church teaches that the Theotokos slept in the Lord in a natural death, but she was taken up in heaven both in soul and body, and was placed ...

Epistle of Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

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Orthochristian.com - 28/7/18 Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the archpastors, clergy, monastics, and laity on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ This document was adopted at the July 14, 2018 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. Blessed be ...

Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

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 ranks ...

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

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 Patriarchal Archdiocese ...

Overcoming Anxiety with the Help of the Orthodox Church

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, support ...

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

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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 for ...

THE CELEBRATION OF LAZARUS’ RESURRECTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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 He ...

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

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 followed by ...

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

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 of Lady ...

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

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 a ...

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

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 are Christians. ...

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

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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 and ...

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

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, in the ...

Holy Qurobo of the Second Sunday after Epiphany

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 Archdiocese of ...

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

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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 is born and revealed Good Tidings ...

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

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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 and ...

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

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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 variety ...

Sermons Delivered by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Germany

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 Reverend Fathers, Ladies and ...

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

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 Church of ...