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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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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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