International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

  IOCC - 26/1/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need  Baltimore, MD (January 24, 2018) – As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that.  In ...

His Beatitude John X presides the Divine Liturgy in the presence of the new Orthodox ministers of the Lebanese government

Antiochpatriarchate - January 2017 His Beatitude John X the patriarch of Antioch and all the East, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Balamand for the first time after Christmas and the New Year, and was helped by the rev. priests and deacons. The following orthodox ministers in the Lebanese government were present: - His Excellency Mr. Gassan Hasbany: Health ...

VISIT OF THE MAYOR OF JERUSALEM AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 16/1/17 On Wednesday morning, 29th December 2016/11th January 2017, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat with a team of approximately twenty of his associates visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of the Feast of Christmas and the New Year. The Mayor and his entourage were received by H.H.B our Father ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESS TO THE ARMENIAN BROTHERHOOD OF SAINT JAMES

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 12/1/17 His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 9 January 2017 Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Patriarchate on this joyous Feast, and we greet you with words of celebration from the Service of Matins for the Feast of ...

New Year Holy Qurobo – Mor Aphrem Cathedral – Sulaymaniyyah

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 3/1/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the New Year at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Sulaymaniyyah in Aleppo. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE ISRAELI PRESIDENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE NEW YEAR 2017

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 31/12/16 At noon of Tuesday, the 14th/27th of December 2016, the Church Leaders of the Holy Land met with the President of the state of Israel, Mr Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential Palace on the occasion of the New Year 2017. The meeting, established decades ago, takes place on the beginning of every ...

Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 31/12/16 Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a Prayer of Thanks Pomegranate-blessing service will be offered for the New Year. The service will be offered at midnight on the Eve of the New Year in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin ...

Patriarch Daniel, in Christmas sermon: Birth of Christ – God’s programme for life of the world

Gheorghe Anghel - Basilica News Agency - 28/12/16 The birth of Christ represents God’s programme for the life of the world, for salvation or its release from sin and death and its leading to the eternal life of the Kingdom of Heaven, said the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, in his Christmas sermon. “From ...

Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. Let us pray for and ...

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Nativity Message

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 20/12/16 The Nativity Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available.  The complete text appears below. The Nativity of Our Lord 2016 Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, Christ is born! ...

Bishop Angaelos comments a day after the brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church – Cairo

Coptic Orthodox Church-UK - 12/12/16 HG Bishop Angaelos comments a day after brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo. Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst of humanity, ...

GRAND DUCHESS OLGA NIKOLAEVNA’S PERSONAL PHOTO ALBUM DIGITALIZED

Royal Russia - March 2016 The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in St. Pethttp://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/91692.htmersburg has enriched its electronic holdings with unique photographs of Emperor Nicholas’ II family. The library makes available an electronic edition of the personal photo album of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II. The leather-bound album depicts the monogram of the ...

Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing on the Eve of the New Year

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church - December 2015 Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, at midnight on the Eve of the New Year in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and all the churches of the Armenian Church, a Prayer of Thanks Pomegranate-blessing service will be offered ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL ATTENDS NEW YEAR RECEPTION AT THE KREMLIN

On December 25, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the New Year reception at the Kremlin. Among representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church who took part in the reception were also Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Metropolitan ...

Nativity and New Year Greetings from the Chairman of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE

OCP Executive Council – December 2015- January 2016 Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. This is the season of joy, peace and hope. Let us pray for and support all our brothers and sisters who are ...

Irenical letter on the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord – 2015

Bucharest, Nativity of the Lord 2015 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among mankind!" (Luke 2:14) God eternally alive becomes a mortal Man in order to give eternal life to mortal men. The Son of God becomes Son of Man so that man might become a son of God by grace (cf. John 1:12). The descent ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN NAZARETH

On the evening of Sunday, the 30th of November/13th of December 2015, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of former Zambia, arrived in Nazareth, Galilee. There, in the town square, Patriarch Theophilos lit up the Christmas tree, extending wishes for a happy New Year. Attending the ceremony were Metropolitan ...

ISIS Kills 21 Christian Copts in Libya

http://www.ansamed.info - 14/2/15 Twenty-one Egyptian Christians kidnapped by Isis in Libya around New Year's are feared dead, after Twitter accounts linked to the Libyan branch of the so-called "Islamic State" announced they had been slaughtered. There is no official confirmation yet but Egyptian media believe the news to be reliable and two pictures released by the same ...

CUTTING ST BASIL’S PIE AT THE PATRIARCHATE – 2015

At 5:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, namely Tuesday the 31st of December 2014/13th of January 2015, the pie-cutting ceremony took place at the Patriarchate’s Hall of Events. At the beginning of the ceremony, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem addressed guests in celebration of the New Year. The Fathers then sang the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of the ...

Celebrating the New Year in a War Zone

10367588_4829276026392_3828983980355710798_n

  January 2015 Except for going to church services all the population of Sierra Leone was instructed to stay home during the Christmas and New Year holidays. We are currently under a semi – lockdown mode for the Festive Season. No restaurants, no sporting events, no public celebrations, no wedding receptions, no street celebrations, all shops must ...

Orthodox Nativity, New Year and Epiphany Celebrations Worldwide

Ecumenical Patriarchate : Epiphany Service

December 2014- January 2015 Eastern Orthodox & Oriental  Christian Nativity, New Year and Epiphany  Celebrations Worldwide. Source1: Source2: Source3: Source4: Source5: Source6: Source7: Source8:  Source9: Source10: Source11: Source12: Source13: Source14: Source15: Source16: Source17: Source18: Source19: Source20: Source21: Source22: Source23: Source24: Source25: Source26: Source27: Source28: Source29: Source30: Source31:  Source32: