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Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families

June 20, 2018 Featured
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OCA – June 2018 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I write to you asking compassion for the children and their parents now being separated and confined in detention centers as a result of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. On behalf of these children—some of them […]

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On the Sunday of All Saints, the Primates of the Orthodox Church in America and of the Russian Church Abroad concelebrate Divine Liturgy

June 7, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 6/7/18 On June 3, 2018, the Sunday of All Saints, at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to bestow three honorary doctorates at 2018 commencement

March 29, 2018 Featured

SVOTS – 29/3/18 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] At its commencementSaturday, May 19, 2018, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will confer honorary doctorates to three people for their contributions to the Orthodox Church: composer Mitered Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Seminary Trustee Emeritus Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, and University of Kentucky Professor David Bradshaw, Ph.D. “Their contributions align so fittingly […]

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ELDER DOBRI DOBREV BURIED IN CHURCH YARD IN HOME VILLAGE (+ PHOTOS)

February 18, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 18/2/18 +Memory Eternal+  His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria, dozens of priests, and hundreds of laymen gathered in the village of Bailovo yesterday to bid farewell to Elder Dobri Dobrev, affectionately known as “Grandpa Dobri” and “the Saint of Bailovo,” at his funeral and burial at the Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, reports nova.bg. […]

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Week Of The Last Judgement

February 12, 2018 Featured
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Orthodox Africa – 12/2/18 DONATE TO ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION HERE Today’s Gospel reading from Saint Matthew 25 verses 31-46 serves as an “un-official” anniversary for Orthodox Africa. It was because of today’s Gospel that our Founder, was challenged to determine how he could one day answer Christ when he finally stands in front of him […]

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TOUCHING HEAVEN IN GUAXACANA

February 12, 2018 Featured
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The Mayan Orthodox Church – 12/2/18 One of the joys in visiting a parish in Guatemala is the warm welcome given to the visiting clergy. Such was the case upon our arrival at the village of Guaxacana (wa-sha-ca-na) on January 28th. Not only was the Orthodox community celebrating the 14th anniversary of its founding, but also […]

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How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns

January 20, 2018 Featured
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Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 20/1/18 How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns The Orthodox Church recognizes the role of spirituality in strong mental health. It is an important job of Christians to help the vulnerable in their hour of need and to turn them towards the love […]

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Patriarchal Liturgy at the church of Nativity of Mother of God in Zemun

January 11, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/1/18 On the second day of the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 8 January 2018, when our Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity […]

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Indian Orthodox Malankara Community in Dubai Celebrates 50th Anniversary

December 3, 2017 Featured
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Prakash Varghese – (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) – OCP News Service – 3/12/17 Dubai- UAE: The St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral based in Dubai is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Parish Church was established in the year 1968. The anniversary celebrations were inaugurated by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos on the […]

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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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