Orthodox Christians

The Athos of Munich

November 22, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 22/11/17 – Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart Last week,the Monastery of St Job of Pochaev in Munich, Germany (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) celebrated its feast day. His Grace Bishop Agapit (Gorachek) of Stuttgart told us why it is […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Families of the Martyred and Kidnapped Orthodox Christians of Kosovo

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Orthodox Metropolitan of Belgrade, Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus visited Families of the Kidnapped and Murdered Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo and Metohija province of Serbia. Thousands of Orthodox Christians in Kosovo were killed or kidnapped (For organ trafficking) by the Albanian Radical Islamist’s who were supported by the United States […]

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TOTAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS INCREASING, GLOBAL SHARE DECREASING ACCORDING TO PEW RESEARCH STUDY

November 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 10/11/17 While the total Orthodox Christian population throughout the world has more than doubled over the past century, now standing at 260 million, with more than 100 million in Russia alone, it has decreased as a share of the overall Christian and global populations, due to far faster growth among Protestants and Catholics, and […]

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“ECUMENISM IS AN INSIDIOUS SATANIC MOVEMENT”—MET. JEREMIAH OF GORTYN

September 6, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/9/17 Metropolitan Jeremiah of Gortyn, of the Greek Orthodox Church, has addressed his congregation with a special message. The hierarch paid special attention to the issues of ecumenism and the preservation of an Orthodox identity, reports AgionOros. “My brethren,” he writes, “you are Orthodox Christians, received in the font of holy Baptism from an Orthodox […]

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“ST. SERAPHIM CAMP – A GENUINE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY!”

August 14, 2017 Featured
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Eastern American Diocese – August 2017 The Eastern American Diocese has a longstanding tradition of hosting various children’s camps throughout the summer months. When we talk about summer camps, we usually think of scout camps, particularly the camps of St. George Pathfinders of America (ORUR) and the Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR). […]

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“EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD”. THE LONG JOURNEY OF A SWISS CATHOLIC TO ORTHODOXY

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/7/17 Pierre Haab, a Swiss ex-Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. —Can you tell us a few words about your […]

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Plans for 2018’s 19th All-American Council take “another step forward”

June 12, 2017 News
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ST. LOUIS, MO [OCA] – June 2017 Planning for the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held in Saint Louis, July 23-27, 2018, took another step forward as the AAC Executive Committee met with local committee chairs May 31-June 1, 2017. Members of the Executive Committee include Archpriest Eric […]

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Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

May 30, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 30/5/17-  George Alexander – Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under […]

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Orthodox Christians in the United States Commemorate 25 Years of Life-Giving Aid

May 4, 2017 Featured
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  IOCC – May 2017 May 3, 2017 (Baltimore) – This year, Orthodox Christians in the United States will commemorate twenty-five years of global philanthropic outreach by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC was formed by the Standing […]

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97% OF MOLODVANS IDENTIFY AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

April 3, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/4/17 According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova. The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected. The next largest religious group […]

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Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

March 22, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH IS MOST TRUSTED INSTITUTION IN BULGARIA

March 4, 2017 News

Pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/17 According to a recent survey on Bulgarians’ attitudes towards various institutions, they trust the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the most, with political bodies and parties coming in last. The survey is summarized by The Sofia Globe. Sofia’s Open Society Institute’s February 28 report on the national public opinion survey shows that 55% of […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch urges faithful to be vigilant and renew their lives in catechetical homily on the beginning of Great Lent

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus […]

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CANONICAL BELIEVERS IN TERNOPIL SPEND NIGHT IN CHURCH TO PREVENT SEIZURE BY SCHISMATICS

March 2, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/3/17 On the eve of Lent, when faithful Orthodox Christians were preparing to embark upon their journey of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving by beseeching and offering one another forgiveness, Ukrainian schismatics and their supporting right-wing radicals were busy trying to seize yet another parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, […]

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The Rule of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 27/2/17 In answer to numerous requests from readers, the rule of fasting is given for each day of the year. Where no indication of fast is given, and during “fast-free weeks,” all foods may be eaten (except during Cheese-fare Week, when meat alone is forbidden every day). Where “fast day” is […]

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PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

January 21, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia’s Ministry […]

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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Believers With Christmas Day

January 7, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 7/1/17 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Orthodox Christians with Christmas. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. “With all my heart I congratulate you with the great life-saving holiday of Christmas. On this day, especially […]

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Belarussian Orthodox Christian Youth Prepares for the ‘Big Ball’ Event

January 7, 2017 Featured News
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Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service – 6/01/17 On the 15th of January, young Orthodox Christians in Belarusians will gather in the capital city of Minsk to take part in one of the greatest cultural events of the year – the 9th Minsk ball of Orthodox Christian youth, also known as “The pearls […]

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Annual DC March for Life to be held Friday – January 27

January 4, 2017 News
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCA – 4/1/17 January 22, 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and Orthodox Christians from across the US will be among those gathering in the US Capital on Friday, January 27 to participate in the annual March for Life.  [Due to […]

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DOCUMENTARIAN SEEKS “HISTORICAL JUSTICE AND THE TRUTH” FOR RUSSIA’S LAST EMPEROR

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – 15/12/16 Ural documentarian Sergei Aliyev has announced plans to release a documentary on the life and reign of Russia’s last emperor and tsar. The 10-part series is scheduled for release in March 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the abdication of Nicholas II from the throne and the February Revolution. The main objective […]

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One Million Holy Orthodox Martyrs of Jasenovac : Vatican-Croat genocide in Yugoslavia 1941-1945

December 10, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Church – December 2016 In April 1941 Hitler occupied the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and established NAZI(Ustashe) puppet Croatia. Immediately Croat NAZI regime and the Roman-Catholic Church have organized dozens of death camps, the biggest one was Jasenovac death camp in which over 700 000 Orthodox Christians were murdered, Jasenovac death camp was directed by Roman-Catholic […]

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