Greetings From New Antiochian Women President – Dianne O’Regan

Met. Joseph installs new officers (R to L): His Grace Bishop John (Spiritual Advisor), Dianne O’Regan, Kh. Suzanne Murphy, Fadia Juzdan, and Melinda Bentz. (Missing:  Sheryl VanderWagen)

August 2015 - The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America I send you greetings on behalf of the new officers and coordinators of the North American Board (“NAB”) of the Antiochian Women.  We were blessed to have been sworn in by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 during the Archdiocese Convention in Boston, ...

THE NEW FACE OF MAYAN CHRISTIANITY

Fireworks and shouts of joy greet the Archbishop

The Mayan Orthodox Church - Father John Chakos - 25/4/15 Christianity among the Mayan Indians is undergoing a dramatic change in places like Guatemala and Southern Mexico. This shifting of religious identity is part of a larger trend that is enveloping much of Latin America. According to the Pew Research Center report, published in November of 2014, “historical ...

HONORING OF THE VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II TAKES PLACE IN ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH IN NEW YORK

On 28 March 2015, the Youth Department of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA arranged a festive concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Invited were the veterans of war and home front workers residing in the city, their relatives and members of the patriarchal parishes in the ...

VISIT BY THE NEW GOVERNOR OF ALEXANDRIA TO THE ALEXANDRIAN PATRIARCHATE

On 12th March 2015,  His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received at the Patriarchal See a courtesy visit from the new Governor of Alexandria Dr. Hani El Mesiri, in the presence of His Grace Meletios Bishop of Naukratis and of the Honourable Consul General of Greece in Alexandria Mr. ...

NEW MAGAZINE LAUNCHED BY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ARTIST ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ART

The Art Newspaper - March 2015 A group of Russian Orthodox artists and intellectuals has launched an arts journal in an effort to promote the role of religious art in today’s increasingly secular society. The launch of Dary, or “Gifts”, which is published in a glossy magazine format, came just before Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox ...

Archbishop Demetrios to travel to Alabama for the 50th Commemoration of the “March on Selma”

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5/3/15 NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America will take part in the events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Selma, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America also participated, along with other civil rights ...

PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESS AT THE ANNUAL NEW YEAR RECEPTION FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF JERUSALEM HOSTED BY THE MAYOR OF JERUSALEM

Mr Mayor, Distinguished Members of the Municipal Government, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Respected Leaders of our Civic organizations, Ladies and Gentlemen, We greet you, Mr. Mayor, and the leaders of our Municipality, in this joyous season of light at the beginning of the New Year, and in this season of light we recall that light was the first element of creation: In ...

NEW YEAR AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

On 31 December His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to his private office, according to custom, His Eminence Gabriel, Metropolitan of Leontopolis, Patriarchl Vicar of Alexandria, His Grace Meletios Bishop of Naukratis, Hegumen of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, and the Clergy ...

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE OPENS NEW MODEL NURSERY SCHOOL IN FHES – JORDAN

November 2014 A model Nursery School, belonging to the Orthodox Schools Complex of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, now operates in the Christian town of Fhes near Amman, Jordan. The school project, which takes up an area of 1.300 m2, began with the wishes and blessings of His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, on April 2014, and ...

BIBLE SOCIETY PUBLISHES THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM’S NEW TESTAMENT IN ARABIC

October 2014 On Friday, the 4th/ 17th of October 2014, the Palestinian Bible Society hosted an event at the “Convention Center” of the Palestinian Autonomy, between Bethlehem and Hebron. His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, attended the event, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archdeacon Evlogios, priests from the occupied areas, i.e. the Hagiotaphite ...

A NEW EUCHARISTIC COMMUNITY FORMED IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL

On September 27, 2014, the first Orthodox Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the small town of Caldas da Raigha in central Portugal. The service became possible thanks to numerous requests from the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church residing in the region, the website of the Diocese of Chersonese reports. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the ...

THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF GEORGIA TO ISRAEL VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

September 2014 On Friday, the 30th of August/12th of September 2014, the new Ambassador of Georgia to Israel, His Excellency Mr Paata Kalandare, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Kalandare was received by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. An interesting discussion took place during the meeting, on problems facing the Middle East, where the Patriarchate has been called ...

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC Set for Oct. 18

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16/9/14 NEW YORK – A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for SaturdayOctober 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (aghiasmos), a doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September ...

September 7 designated Assembly of Bishops Sunday

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] - September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7, 2014, as Assembly of Bishops Sunday. “In just one week, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will convene [in Dallas, TX] for its fifth annual ...

GLORIOUS CONCELEBRATION AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF NEW VALAMO

Alexandrian Patriarchate - Finnish Orthodox Church - June -July 2014 On Sunday 29th June 2014, a glorious Festal Con-Celebration was conducted at the Church of the Holy Monastery of the Trqansfiguration of the Saviour New Valamo, conducted by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, con-celebrated by His Eminence Leon, Archbishop ...

NEW VANDALISMS AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHAPEL OF ST SION

June 2014 On the morning of Friday the 31st of May/13th of June 2014, the Dragoman’s Office of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, notified by the Israeli Police, arrived at the chapel/catacomb of the Holy Spirit on St Sion and witnessed the vandalisms caused again by extreme fanatic activists from the area around David’s Tomb. The aforementioned activists ...

FESTIVE RECEPTION AT RUSSIA’S GENERAL CONSULATE IN NEW YORK ON THE OCCASION OF 700TH BIRTHDAY OF ST. SERGIUS OF RADONEZH

May 2014 On May 22, 2014, Russia’s general consul in New York Mr. Igor Golubovsky and Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, gave an official reception on the occasion of the 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It was the first event in the chain of festive activities to be ...

THE METROPOLITAN OF NAZARETH AND THE NEW HEAD OF NAZARETH ORTHODOX COMMUNITY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - March 2014 On Saturday the 9th/22nd of February 2014, Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth and the new President of the Greek Orthodox (Rum Orthodox) Community of Nazareth, Ms Afaf Touma, accompanied by Council Members, visited the Patriarchate. This was the first visit of Ms Touma to the Patriarchate in her capacity as President. In the ...

THE NEW CONSUL GENERAL OF GREAT BRITAIN TO JERUSALEM VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

February 2014 On Wednesday, the 23rd of January/5th of February 2014, the new Consul General of the United Kingdom to Jerusalem, Mr Alastair McPhail, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of his appointment. Mr McPhail was received by His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. To Mr McPhail’s statement that ...

“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IS IN SEARCH OF NEW IDENTITY AND SELF-ARTICULATION” H.H. ARAM I

On Monday 27th January, His Holiness Aram I gave a lecture on "The challenges facing the ecumenical movement" at the Near East School of Theology. Hereunder the outline of the lecture.- PART I A) What are the challenges of the Ecumenical movement?... Ecumenism is essential for "being church": 1) it reminds the interrelatedness of churches; 2) it emphasizes ...