Orthodox Christians

“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
Metropolitan Tikhon with Archbishops Benjamin and Michael lead Orthodox Christians at the 2015 March for Life.

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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Moderna and Orthodoxy

December 9, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 9/12/16 The modern world functions as a single planetary market on which everything is sold and bought: from physical territories, possessions and objects, to virtual “electronic money” and stock market shares, to identity and sovereignty, memory, soul, even past and future! The principle of a market economy emerged as universally valid, […]

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TRUMP NAMES ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/11/16 President-elect Donald Trump has named Reince Priebus, an Orthodox Christian, as his White House chief of staff come January 2017. The forty-four year old Priebus has a long history in politics, and is a personal friend of House speaker Paul Ryan, which is expected to help in garnering legislative victories for the Trump […]

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The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” One of the Greatest Orthodox Icons, is Brought to Mordovia

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 10/11/6 Tens of thousands of believers came to venerate one of the greatest of the ancient Orthodox icons, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” which visited Mordovia on October 4-10, 2016. The […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios to attend Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders at Addis Ababa

October 10, 2016 News
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MOTV – 101/10/16 ADDIS ABABA: HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, will represent the Indian (Malankara) Syrian Orthodox Church at the regional Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from October 11 to 14, 2016. On October 13, Metropolitan Mar Yulios will deliver a talk on ‘The role of religious […]

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SCHISM IS THE WORK OF SATAN, PRIMATE OF POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH SAYS

October 4, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Warsaw and All Poland, primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, believes that a true Orthodox Christian will never yield to the dark forces of evil which are responsible for Church schisms. “This is the work of satan and schism is a pain for all of […]

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