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Syrian Aleppo’s Christians Open Aid Center for Muslims Fleeing War Zone

August 15, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 Samir Samaan, deputy director of the public assistance department at Aleppo’s Orthodox Sunday schools, said that the Saint Elias Cathedral in the Syrian city of Aleppo tarted receiving aid for Muslim families from the 1070 district who fled severe fighting. ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The Saint Elias Cathedral in the Syrian city of Aleppo has […]

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The 24th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

August 9, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2016 On Tuesday, August 2, on the day of the 24th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Anastasios as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, a festive Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Church of the Analipsi (Ascension) in Librazhdi. It was a very special celebration, because it […]

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The First Liturgy in the Orthodox Church of Stallbaum – Germany

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – July 2016 The construction of an Orthodox monastic settlement began in Stallbaum, Germany (about 50 km east of Nürnberg), with the blessing of His Eminence Serafim, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Germany, Central and Northern Europe. On 24 July 2016, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, the first Divine Liturgy was […]

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Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to the Orthodox People and to all People of Good will

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – July 2016 To God, “the Father of mercies and all comfort,” we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of […]

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Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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JourneytoOrthodoxy – July 2016 Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain. Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies […]

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METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS OF NAFPAKTOS: “THE COUNCIL IN CRETE CANNOT IMPOSE ITS DECISIONS ON OTHERS”

July 19, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/7/16 One of the participants of the Orthodox Church council held in June in Crete, the famous theologian and Church writer Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos, has issued a twenty-page report in which he comments on the circumstances surrounding “the Holy and Great Council.” Specifically, the metropolitan has explained why he refused to sign […]

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ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox ethos- 14/7/16- The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos An “Open Letter” from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy Mountain of Athos is calling for an immediate convocation of the governing body of Mt. Athos in order to condemn the “false council” of Crete and cease the comemoration of the Patriarch of […]

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CATHEDRALS OF THE POOR IN GUATEMALA

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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The Mayan Orthodox Church – June-July 2016 The experience of worshipping with the indigenous people in their small churches made of baked mud and clay or wooden planks defies description. These are the cathedrals of the poor, every bit as magnificent as the hallowed shrines of Orthodoxy in the great centers of the world. What […]

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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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METROPOLITAN ATHANASIUS OF LIMASSOL: MY CONSCIENCE WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO SIGN

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol has officially confirmed that during the time of the meeting on Crete he did not sign the document adopted by it: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” It was precisely this document that caused the most acute controversy both before and during […]

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Bulgarian Diocese concludes 53rd annual Conference

July 2, 2016 Featured News
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OCA-BURTON, MI [Bulgarian Diocese Communications] – July 2016 His Grace, Bishop Alexander chaired the 53rd annual Diocesan Conference of the Orthodox Church in America’s Bulgarian Diocese at Saint Nicholas Church here June 25-26, 2016. Two days earlier, on June 23, a Diocesan Clergy Convocation opened with the celebration of Vespers for the Feast of the […]

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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH TO H.M. KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2016 At the Orthodox Academy of Crete, on the 22th of June 2016 His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan In Amman Your Majesty, The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church would like to express its deepest sympathies and convey […]

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Holy and Great Council focuses on relations with other Christians in fifth day of discussions

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Holy and Great Council – Kolymvari, Crete, Greece – 24/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release On the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop George of Siemiatycze of the Church of Poland at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops issues “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage” document

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- June 2016 On June 16, 2016, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved a statement entitled “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage.” The purpose of that statement was to articulate the basic and fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Church in America regarding marriage and to do so […]

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Day One of the Holy and Great Council – Briefing

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 21/6/16 Also Read- GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL: SUMMARY OF DAY ONE PRESS BRIEFING: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/94486.htm Just as in the first Pentecost, the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church are beginning their hard and necessary work today of walking together in common purpose. The Holy and Great Council gathers in Crete June 19-26, 2016. […]

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Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy and Great Synod is very important for the whole Orthodoxy and beyond

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Romanian Orthodox Press Center – June 2016 Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste – Patriarchate of Romania, spoke toNikos Papachristou (amen.gr) about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. N.P.: Your Eminence, how important event is the Holy and Great Synod for the life of the Orthodox Church? Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

June 16, 2016 Featured News
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The Great & Holy Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches – 16/6/16 Kolymvari, Crete, Greece Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter – Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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  OCA- June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon issued anArchpastoral Letter to the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America and a Public Statement in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12. The complete texts of the Archpastoral […]

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Bishop Alexander to be enthroned in Dallas Friday- Saturday

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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OCA- 10/6/16 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will gather at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here for the Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander as the second ruling Bishop of Dallas and the South on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2016.  [See related […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS HAS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru- June 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: – The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once […]

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Provides Resources for Holy and Great Council

June 1, 2016 Featured News
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www.goarch.org – May – June 2016 NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts. A website, www.orthodoxcouncil.org, provides background information on the Holy and Great Council, which will meet in Crete […]

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