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500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges

November 15, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 15/11/17 The student government of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of Belgrade, in partnership with the Evangelical Union of Students, organized a debate titled, “500thAnniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges.” Students had the opportunity to hear from Church historian Dr. George Hancock and from Dr. Roland Werner, a well-known Protestant theologian, […]

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Seminarians begin St. Moses the Black Society at St. Vladimir’s

October 26, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – 25/10/17 In September, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal reported that 7-in-10 Americans viewed race relations in the United States as “poor.” The poll—taken in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August—revealed that 28% of the public, including 24% of white and 40% of black Americans, stated […]

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Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus – The Church will not apologize to homosexuals

September 21, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 21/9/19 His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Orthodox Archbishop of Nova Justinia and All Cyprus, in his interview with the Alpha TV said that Orthodox Church will not apologize to homosexuals. By Cyprus Mail Online. Source:

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Anniversary of the Vatican-Ustashe genocide against the Orthodox Church marked in Jasenovac

September 15, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – September 2017 Orthodox Church has again commemorated persecution by Vatican-Croat-NAZI persecution of Serbian Orthodox Christians in Hitler-occupied Yugoslavia. In April 1941 Hitler occupied Kingdom of Yugoslavia and established NAZI(Ustashe) Croatia. Immediately Croat NAZI regime and the Roman-Catholic Church have organized dozens of death camps, the biggest one was Jasenovac death camp in […]

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Church of Cyprus Delegation Visits Serbian Patriarch

August 25, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 25/8/17 On Tuesday, 23 August 2017, at Patriarchate’s Residence, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, welcomed a delegation of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which conveyed a brotherly greeting form His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus. Source:  

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Open Invitation Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful

August 15, 2017 Featured
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Saint Catherine’s Vision – 15/8/17 Kindly complete the Survey Here Saint Catherine’s Vision is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, has been invited to serve as a representative of the Orthodox Church at an international conference hosted by the World Council of Churches: “Consultation on the Role of Women in the […]

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SVOTS Seminary President Paves Way for African Students

August 10, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – July – August 2017 There’s an Ugandan proverb: “The path to your heart’s desire is never overgrown.” Over the summer, seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield has been proving that maxim. Through recruitment efforts in both Nigeria and Uganda, he’s been clearing the path for more African students to attend St. Vladimir’s Seminary—fulfilling a […]

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ORTHODOX SEMINARY OF ST. ANDREW BEGINS WORK IN GUATEMALA

August 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 10/8/17 A new seminary program has begun training eager candidates in Guatemala, where the Orthodox Church is rapidly growing, missionary to Guatemala and Mexico Jesse Brandow writes on his Facebook page. The program aims to educate leaders of all types in the Church, whether clerical or lay, and features instruction on-site and via Skype. “Today […]

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HEAD OF OLD BELIEVERS DOESN’T BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITY OF HEALING SCHISM WITH PATRIARCHATE

August 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/8/17 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church Metropolitan Cornelius believes it is impossible for the Old Believers and the Moscow Patriarchate to reunite, although he noted that relations between the two Churches are currently peaceful, reports Interfax-Religion. “The wounds of schism are too deep. We are very different in essence, in […]

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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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THE TOWN OF NISF JUBEIL

July 13, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – July 2017 By Heba Hrimat Within the chain of villages that surround the Governorate and city of Nablus, lies the village of Nisf Jubeil in the north-west part of Nablus City, just a few kilometers from the historic village of Sebastya. According to the testimonies of the villagers, as narrated […]

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DEPOSED OCA BISHOP IGNORES SYNOD’S DECISION, RETURNS ANTIMENSION, ASKS TO BE RELEASED FROM JURISDICTION

July 4, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/7/17 Representatives of the Holy Ascension Monastery in Detroit, where former auxiliary bishop of the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America Monk Irineu (Duvlea) served as abbot, has returned its antimension to the diocesan offices and asked to be released from the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. As previously […]

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The Holy Synod renders decision concerning Bishop Irineu (Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America)

June 29, 2017 News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 29/6/17 During their annual retreat held in Michigan on June 19-23, 2017, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held a special session convening the Synodal Court which canonically deposed the Bishop Irineu [Duvlea], Auxiliary Bishop of the ROEA, from the status and all sacred […]

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DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX HOLY SITES CONTINUES IN ALBANIA

June 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/6/17 The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of […]

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ORTHODOXY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR MOLDOVA—PRESIDENT DODON

May 11, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/5/17 President Igor Dodon of Moldova says there are four things that are absolutely non-negotiable for his country. “I always tell all our partners that there are three or four things which I can never allow to be up for negotiation,” including the nation’s Orthodox faith, Dodon stated, reports Interfax-Religion. Continuing, Dodon said […]

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The Liturgy of Death – Book

April 22, 2017 News
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SVS Press – April 2017 BUY  A COPY HERE: In these previously unpublished talks, Fr Alexander Schmemann critiques contemporary culture’s distorted understanding of death. He then examines the Church’s rites for burial and her prayers for the dead. Though they are often misunderstood, at the heart of the services Fr Alexander finds the paschal proclamation: […]

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“Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff Joins the Orthodox Church

April 12, 2017 Featured
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Journey to Orthodoxy – 12/4/17 Known to millions as the “Bible Answer Man,” 77-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife were received into the Orthodox Church this year on the great feast of Palm Sunday, at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Hanegraaff can be seen kneeling with a lit candle under a […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION (ALFEYEV) CELEBRATES RITE OF RETURN TO CHURCH FOR APOSTATES

April 12, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/4/17 On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the rite of apostates returning to the holy Orthodox Church. On this day, sixty-three people renounced paganism, sectarian errors, and false schismatic beliefs, in Moscow’s Church of the “Joy of All […]

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The Church exists to save souls – To make saints

April 10, 2017 Featured

The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos – April 2017 The Church exists to save souls. To make saints. If you take saints out of its life, its theology and its worship, it ceases to be the Church. You could call it what you like, but it wouldn’t be the Church. And […]

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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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Distinguished Theologian Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou: “Inspired & Encouraged” by Patriarchate of Alexandria

February 25, 2017 Featured
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Submitted by Presvytera Dr.Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald – SCV – 25/2/17 Also Read: Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria Performs first Consecration of Deaconesses During a telephone interview on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, the distinguished theologian, Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of Athens School of Theology, respected authority of liturgical theology and the historiography of the […]

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