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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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Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Wedding of Cana, which is the beginning of the Great Lent, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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“Be like Living Stones” – Syriac Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent 2017

February 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/2/17 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENCE SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY – IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST – SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE WORLD APHREM II We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE DIVINE LITURGY AT THE VILLAGE OF THE 10 LEPERS

February 14, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/2/17 On Friday 28th January / 10th February 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos led the Festal Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of St. George, located in the village of the 10 Lepers, north of Neapolis at the Samaria region. This Holy Church is built […]

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HIS BEATITUDE INAUGURATES HALL OF THE H. MONASTERY OF ST. GEORGE IN AL KHADER

February 5, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 5/2/17 On Sunday, 16th/29th January 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos led the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Monastery of St. George, named Beitjala, in the village Al Khader between Bethlehem and Hebron. This Holy Monastery has been in the centre of the village with the […]

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Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian leads Armenian Orthodox Epiphany Celebrations at Jordan River

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/1/17 Sunday the 22nd of January we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho. The Ceremony was led by Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem. A large number of Armenians, both local and non-locals joined the annual pilgrimage on […]

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PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III & THE HAGIOTAPHITE BROTHERHOOD VISITS THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS

January 23, 2017 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/1/17 Before noon on Friday 7th/20th January 2017, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood led by its Hegoumen, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos returned the Armenian Church their visit on the occasion of Christmas which they celebrate together with the feast of Theophany as it was the custom of […]

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THE THEOPHANY FEAST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

January 23, 2017 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/1/17 On Thursday 6th/19th January 2017, the Feast of Theophany or Epiphany was celebrated by the Patriarchate, meaning the memory of the event of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist at the River Jordan, when the mankind witnessed the Trinitarian Epiphany, Jesus Christ being […]

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Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 8, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKALAMSK CELEBRATES RITE OF UNITING TO ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR THOSE TEMPORARILY FALLEN AWAY

December 28, 2016 Featured News
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Patriarchia.ru – Pravoslavie.ru – 28/12/16 On December 25, 2016, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Pentecost, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and day of commemoration of St. Spyridon of Tremithus, the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk celebrated in the Moscow church of the Joy of All […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS III – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM – FOR CHRISTMAS 2016

December 22, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – December 2016- January 2017 HIS BEATITUDE SPEECH AT THE CHRISTMAS RECEPTION HOSTED BY H. M. KING ABDULLAH II IN AMMAN The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ celebrates today a “strange and paradoxical” mystery and this it proclaims “in great joy” across the world. The Church celebrates the extraordinary […]

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Martyr Anastasia the Roman

November 12, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – November 2016 The Martyr Anastasia the Roman lost her parents in infancy, and was then taken to be reared by the abbess of a women’s monastery, named Sophia. She raised Anastasia in fervent faith, in the fear of God and obedience. The persecution against Christians by the emperor Decius (249-251) began […]

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Ordination of Priests in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 30/10/16 On October 23, the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over the celebration of Divine Liturgy during which the sacrament of ordination and anointment of deacons into the Holy Order of Priesthood was offered. […]

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