Living faith confessed by women is a source of light and joy

Basilica News Agency - April - May 2017 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, has addressed a message of blessing and gratitude to all Christian women on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women – 30 April 2017. Please find the text bellow: Christ is risen! On the third Sunday after Pascha, the Orthodox Church commemorates ...

Photo-Report on the Celebration of the Martyrs of Alapaevsk in Russian Gethsemane

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - July 2016 On July 17-18, 2016, the feast day of Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the Alapaevsk Martyrs, Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles Church in Russian Gethsemane, preceded the evening before by all-night vigil. The ...

Russian Orthodox Christian TV channel Soyuz awarded the Polish order of St. Mary Magdalene

30/1/15 Report by Nadezhda Filipchik  OCP News Service The staff of the Orthodox Christian TV channel Soyuz has been given a high award of the Polish Orthodox Church – the order of the St. Mary Magdalene of the second class. The order was given “on the occasion of the decade of work and for the global propagation ...

Israel Seizes Land from Russian Orthodox Monastery

October 2014 French original in La Croix here (paywall) or here. Orthodox Monastery at the Sea of Tiberias Partially Appropriated The Russian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene, located in Tiberias (Northern Israel)  on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, has lost part of its land because the Israeli authorities have decided to develop a recreation area ...

The pilgrimage of the relics of St. Mary Magdalene

The Polish Orthodox Church - Kamila Siemieńczuk - September 2014 On 23rd August the pilgrimage of the relics of St. Mary Magdalene  and the particles of the Tree of the Cross of Christ ended.  The organizer of this historic event was the Association of Orthodox Brotherhood of St. St. Cyril and Methodius, headed by the Chairman ...

The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka

The Polish Orthodox Church - Paweł Karczewski Translation by Kamila Siemieńczuk - August 2014 The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka has ended. Services in the monastery lasted all night. Thousands of the faithful worshiped the relics of the Venerable Cross and St. Mary Magdalene. Celebrations were crowned by Liturgy celebrated at the altar of the ...

Women in the Orthodox Church

St Mary Magdalene

August 2014 The commemoration day of St. Mary Magdalene brings to mind in general the role of women in the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy has a long history of women as equal-to-the-apostles, serving alongside men as missionaries, priest’s wives, and nuns. St. Mary Magdalene was one of the first to know of Christ’s Resurrection, and the Lord ...

Prayerful remembrance of the suffered in Operation Storm

    7/8/13 Serbian Orthodox Church His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac served yesterday, on 4 August 2013,  on the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene  the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade’s church of Saint Mark with the concelebration of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and newly ordained military priests. In the church full of the faithful people, following ...

Gethsemane Convent Commemorates St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles

5/8/2011 THE RUSSIAN CHURCH MISSION IN THE HOLY LAND As reported by the official website of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, on August 4, 2011, Gethsemane Convent held its feast-day celebrations of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles. All-night vigil and Divine Liturgy and the monastery were led by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great ...

Ecumenical all night vigil in Warsaw

Karina Michaluk 24.01.2011 "Only with mutual understanding and respect, by mutual enrichment, without forcing the partner to no longer represent their views (...) only the way of understanding and tolerance leads to a community and being together." - So about the conditions of ecumenism said head of Orthodox Church in Poland , Metropolitan Sawa during ...