THE FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS OF PALESTINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 17/6/18 On Sunday May 28/June 10, 2018, after the Sunday of All the Saints, the Patriarchate celebrated the established feast of all the Saints of Palestine, according to its Status Quo. They are all the righteous saints of the Old Testament, the Apostles of the New Testament, the martyrs and the saints of ...

Hakeldama or Field of Blood

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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 14/5/18 We read about Hakeldama in the New Testament; the Aramaic words Hakeldama mean Field of Blood. Judas Iscariot, one of Christ’s original students, is mostly known for betraying our Lord. In the Gospel of St. Matthew we read that Judas went to the clergy in the Temple and ...

“Ed Day” Celebrates Grace of Martyrdom

SVOTS - 15/10/17 Hundreds of friends and alumni attended our annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, which this year had the timely theme, “Modern Martyrs: Christians of the Middle East and North Africa.” Explicating the theme in an informative keynote address was the Reverend Dr. George Parsenios, associate professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary, and ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day

SVOTS - 4/10/17 St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day, October 7th.  [SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will hold its annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017. The day will open with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. This ...

The depiction of the Holy Trinity

OODGER- Fr. Panayiotis Vardouniotis - Euxh.gr - May 2017 Hagiography is not any ordinary drawing; it is a portrayal that contains theology. The hagiographer expresses theology from within the image. So, let’s see what the hagiography of “Abraham’s Hospitality” teaches us: According to the narration of chapter 18 of the Book of Genesis, Abraham – who was very hospitable ...

Russia Reconstructing Star Street in Bethlehem, Leading to Jesus’ Birth Place

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Sputniknews - 14/5/17 Russia is funding the reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born according to the New Testament. BETHLEHEM (Sputnik) – The Russian government has allocated $4 million to Palestine for reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born according to ...

‘Orthodox and Western Theology’ – Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios

Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios - 17/10/16 In the Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch – America, July 2016, First Paper, Orthodox and Western Theology- His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios (Lectures given by Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, Hierotheos (Vlachos) at the July 18–22 Archdiocesan Clergy Symposium, convened by Metropolitan Joseph and hosted ...

THE FEAST OF PALESTINE SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On Sunday, the 20th of June/3rd of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the saints who had lived and died in Palestine, namely saints of the Old and New Testament, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Preachers, Evangelists, both eponymous and anonymous. The feast has been set for the ...

Archbishop Demetrios to speak at STOTS Commencement May 28

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] - May 2016 With great joy, the Board of Trustees of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminaryhere announced during the second week of May that the speaker for the school’s 74th annual Commencement will be His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. Commencement exercises will be held at the ...

Mary: The Example to All Christians

Theotokos and Christ Child

John G. Panagiotou - August 2015 Purchase book 'The Life of the Virgin' here: Mary of Nazareth has been given many titles over the last two millennia. She is called the Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Greek: “Birthgiver of God”), Panagia (Greek: “All Holy One”), the Blessed Mother and Our Lady to name a few. No other woman has achieved ...

Famous Saudi Arabian Personality Dr Khalid Al Shamry Discovers Jesus Christ 

August 2015 Visit FB PAGE: A Saudi Muslim discovers Jesus. Dr Khalid Al Shamry, a microbiologist, is now reaching out to Muslims with the gospel. His testimony in English "God bless you brothers and sisters., as you see... this is the work of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ., He attracted me with his love so I run after ...

Interview with Dr. Valerie Karras of St Phoebe Center

June- July 2015 My interview with Dr Valerie Karras- Ryan P Hunter On Saturday, June 27, 2015, I attended a fascinating Orthodox Women’s Conference held at the historic ROCOR Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin & St Sergius in Glen Cove, New York…. Dr Valerie Karras, Adjunct Lecturer in New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary and board member at ...

Love doesn’t seek its own way

May 2015 By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the greetings of the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II and the alert attention of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrios of Irinoupolis, we are continuing our efforts for the evangelism of our brothers there and their relief from the difficult reality they are ...

St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai Needs Your Help

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April 2015 Please DONATE HERE: St. Catherine’s monastic community is the oldest in the world. The current Monastery walls were built in the sixth century. Situated on the holy ground where Moses encountered God at the Burning Bush, Saint Catherine’s Monastery has, through the years, represented Orthodox Christianity’s tradition of sanctity to broader society (see below for ...

What Is a “Selfie?”

April 2015 As we approach the final days of Great Lent, I would like to turn my attention to a theme that surfaces often in my teaching and preaching in addition to my reflection and reading—the contemporary preoccupation and obsession with the “self.”  From therapists to talk-show hosts and even “spiritual teachers,” we are enjoined to ...

The Meeting of the Lord

February 2015 According to the Law of Moses, all Hebrew parents must bring their first born son on the fortieth day after birth to the Temple to be consecrated to God. It was the custom to bring a sacrifice in thanksgiving to God. The law was established in remembrance of the exodus of the Hebrews from ...

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New Testament. Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel by Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | January 18, 2015 A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a ...

Primacy : An Oriental Orthodox Perspective by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

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October 2014 Introduction It is hardly a matter of dispute that some form of primacy is essential to the sacramental and organizational life of the Church, from presiding over a local Eucharistic celebration to the convening of a synod -universal, regional or local. The first Synod was held in Jerusalem and it was presided over by James, apostle ...

The Orthodox Mission in the Midst of the Ebola Outbreak

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+ Archmandrite Themistocles Adamopoulos Freetown - 20/8/14 I find myself situated in a quasi - apocalyptic End Time scenario of which I would never have imagined could be possible. I am in the midst of the deadliest outbreak of Ebola so far in human medical history. Freetown, the bustling capital of Sierra Leone and the location of three ...

American Getty Museum to return 12th century Byzantine New Testament manuscript to Athos

Los Angeles - April 2014 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will return the 12th century New Testament manuscript with invaluable miniatures depicting scenes from the Gospel stories to the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, reports Romfea. The museum acquired this manuscript—a masterpiece of the Byzantine arts—in 1983 as a part of a ...

Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Seminary responds to the needs of the Diaspora

3/8/13 In order to remain a major pillar in safeguarding the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage, the seminary regularly adapts its curricula to respond to the needs of the Diaspora. In 2013, several seminarians became acolytes, sub-deacons, deacons, priests and a married priest. Because of the situation in Syria and the region, many seminarians could not join ...