New Publication on the Old Testament

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 22/7/18 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published the Armenian translation of “The Old Testament: Contents and Theology”, by Metropolitan Jeremiah Fundas of the Greek Orthodox Church. The book was ...

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is Risen! Today’s Sunday is called the Sunday of the Blind Man. The event described in the Evangel of Saint John is confirmation of the words said by the Saviour, “I am the light of the world”. But ...

The Synaxarion

Church of Serbia - 7/5/18 On the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the Samaritan Woman, the Holy Great Martyr George, the Holy New Martyr Lazarus Verses Coming to obtain corruptible water, O woman,Thou drawest living water, wherewith thy soul’s stains thou washest.The Samaritan woman—the holy and glorious Great-martyr Photeini—met Jesus at midday at Jacob’s Well, whichwas located ...

Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Church of Serbia - 2/4/18 The week following the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt is called Palm or Branch Week. At the Tuesday services of this week the Church recalls that Jesus’ friend Lazarus has died and that the Lord is going to raise him from the dead (Jn 11). As the days continue toward ...

Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 3/3/18 The celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary was held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on 26/2/18. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth and the ...

The Upper Room Media Ministry for Christians

Upper Room Media - 9/2/18 Visit Webpage https://www.upperroommedia.org/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UpperRoomMedia/ Instagram https://www.upperroommedia.org/instagram/ Upper room is an initiative in bringing the Word of God from a timeless faith into your hearts and minds anytime, anywhere. Upper Room Media is a ministry of the Coptic Orthodox Church that brings to you rich & fresh spiritual resources including Sermons, Music, Videos, Blogs and ...

The Mystery of the Virgin Womb as the Tabernacle of God in the Flesh

Pemptousia - 2/2/18 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The great prophet of God Isaiah prophesied this proclamation of the salvation of God’s creation some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ. At first glance, in the ...

SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE OPENING RECEPTION OF THE ORTHODOX-JEWISH DIALOGUE

Jerusalem Patriarchate  - 7/12/17 Some thoughts on the religious and spiritual character of Jerusalem Your All-Holiness, Respected Members of this Dialogue, Dear Friends, We greet you in the pace of Jerusalem. We thank you for this opportunity to address this gathering, and we are deeply encouraged by this initiative. We must explore every avenue to mutual trust and understanding, and ...

ST.GEORGE’S MONASTERY IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA

Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - Heba Hrimat - 4/9/17 The extra ordinary Monastery of St George, which can be seen hanging on a cliff and tightly embraced within the ancient rocks of the deep valley of “Wadi Qelt” [Wadi: Arabic for valley] in the Judean desert, happens to be not only one of the world’s oldest Monasteries, but also ...

The significance of the Lord’s Transfiguration

Church of Serbia - August 2017 Forty days before He was delivered to an ignominious death for our sins, our Lord revealed to three of His disciples the glory of His Divinity. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart; and was transfigured before ...

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 ...

Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2017

Church of Serbia - 15/4/17 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2017 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

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

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, His Beatitude Mor ...

Patriarch Daniel: The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors who combine faith with culture, piety with the missionary work of the Church, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily focusing on the main virtues of the Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated Jan. 30 by the Church: Basil ...

Annual Feast of Archangel Saint Michael

Eotcmk.org - Kassa Nigus - November 2016 Saint Michael is one of the seven primary Arch angels, who is always standing besides God's throne and is honored for defeating Devil at God’s command (Rev.12:7-9). His powerful and fastest aid has always been invoked by the Church in time of emergency and unusual danger. He is the ...

Hasho Service at Mor Jacoub Church in Jaramana

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/4/16 On the occasion of the Passion (Hasho) Week, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the prayer service of Tuesday Evening at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Jaramana. The prayer was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, the monks ...

Role of Holy Scriptures in Orthodox Christian Life

Carmel Apologetics  - March 2015 The Holy Scriptures play a pivotal role in an Orthodox Christian life. The Bible is the book of the Church. The Bible lives in the Church. Without the Church, there would be no Bible. We, therefore read Holy Scripture, not as isolated individuals, but as members of the Church. In order 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 ...

From Baptist to Orthodox: My Journey of Faith

Gabe Martini - October 2014 This interview was conducted between two friends—one formerly a Southern Baptist, the other—the interviewer—currently a member of that denomination. Brian Davidson and Gabe Martini both studied at the same Baptist seminary, where the interviewer now works as a Ph.D. candidate. Martini is now an Orthodox Christian, with his own blog on the ...

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Romanian Patriarchate

On 6 August 2014, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest, together with His Grace Varlaam Ploiesteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch and Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Jesus Christ is the fulfilment ...