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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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OCA Metropolitan Council concludes Spring Session

February 25, 2017 News
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SYOSSET – NY [OCA] – 25/2/17 The Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America closed on Thursday, February 23, 2017. As reported earlier, the semi-annual gathering opened on Tuesday, February 21, as His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of […]

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Poland: Metropolitan Sawa consecrates renovated church of Supraśl Monastery

February 23, 2017 Featured
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  Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency  – 23/2/17 His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, consecrated Sunday the renovated church of St John the Theologian in Supraśl Lavra, orthodox.pl reports. In accordance with Church Tradition, a particle of the relics of the local Saint Gabriel of Białystok, martyred at the age of six in […]

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HIERARCH CONDEMNS ANTI-SERBIAN GRAFFITI IN KOSOVO

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 20/2/17 Bishop Theodosius of Raska-Prizren recently spoke out, condemning hateful anti-Serbian graffiti that appeared in several places near an Orthodox Church in Kosovo. The offensive graffiti appeared several days ago on a fast food kiosk in Gnjilane, reading “Kill the Serb,” and “UCK”—the Albanian acronym for “Kosovo Liberation Army,” along with a swastika, […]

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Modern Slavery – A Joint Declaration by the Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury

February 13, 2017 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – February 2017 Read: COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar We, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, co-sponsored a special international Forum on Modern Slavery titled “Sins Before Our Eyes” at the Phanar from February 6-7, 2017. […]

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Archbishop Michael of OCA Meets Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

February 8, 2017 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip – OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent -OCP News Service – 8/2/17 Kerala-India: The Most Reverend Michael – Archbishop of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America met His Holiness Baselios Paulose II- Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Metropolitan of […]

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Does Vladimir Putin know the true fate of the Russian Imperial Family?

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Worldturth. Tv – 17/1/17 History is re-discovered and re-written from time to time as it should be when historians and investigators make discoveries that question accepted facts. Could the true fate of the last Romanov Tsar and his family be one of them? A few days ago an article was published mentioning the profound interest […]

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St John the Russian Parish in Ipswich, MA, Hosts a Missionary Event Drawing 300 People (Photo-Report)

December 31, 2016 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 31/12/16 With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Orthodox Church of St John the Russian in Ipswich, MA, hosted its […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKALAMSK CELEBRATES RITE OF UNITING TO ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR THOSE TEMPORARILY FALLEN AWAY

December 28, 2016 Featured News
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Patriarchia.ru – Pravoslavie.ru – 28/12/16 On December 25, 2016, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Pentecost, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and day of commemoration of St. Spyridon of Tremithus, the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk celebrated in the Moscow church of the Joy of All […]

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VALAAM MONASTERY CELEBRATES TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF REVIVAL OF MONASTIC LIFE

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/12/16 On December 13, 2016, the feast-day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, the Stavropegic Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration celebrated the twenty-seventh anniversary of the rebirth of monastic life on Valaam. In 1989, the first six monks arrived to restore Valaam Monastery. These were Hieromonks Barsanuphius (Kapralov), Gerontius (Fedorenko), Photius (Begal), […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AWARDED FOR COMMITMENT TO ECUMENISM

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/7/16 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been granted the Ecumenical Award of St. Nicholas of Myra by the theological faculty of Alupia, in southern Italy. The ceremony will take place today, December 6, on the New Calendar feast of St. Nicholas, reports Vatican Radio. In his letter for the occasion, Pope Francis […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL: WE DO NOT CONDEMN PEOPLE WITH NON-TRADITIONAL ORIENTATION

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has noted that while the Orthodox Church has strict, traditional stances on marriage and family matters, it does not condemn people, who are always called in love to repentance. In Paris to consecrate the new Trinity Cathedral and spiritual center, His Holiness also met with […]

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A BOOK ON DEACONESSES DEDICATED TO PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA IS PUBLISHED BY CEMES

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Pan-Orthodox Synod Cemes- 12/2/16 DEACONESSES, ORDINATION OF WOMEN AND ORTHODOX THEOLOGY: PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE CENTER OF ECUMENICAL, MISSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES “METROPOLITAN PANTELEIMON PAPAGEORGIOU”, Edited by Petros Vassiliadis Moschos Goutzioudis Eleni Kasselouri – Xatzivassiliadi, CEMES PUBLICATIONS Thessaloniki 2016. This book is about the admission of women into the sacramental diaconal priesthood of the […]

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Orthodox Christianity: Strong Pillar in Modern Russia

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravdareport – 1/12/16 Karl Marx, in his famous seminal treatise, Das Kapital, laid down a basic tenet for revolutionizing and thus usurping control of the world’s economic order when he wrote, “Religion is the opiate of the masses”. He, as well as others of the same persuasion really believed that too. Karl Marx, in his […]

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Distinguished Theologian Responds to Patriarchate of Alexandria’s Decision to Restore the Ministry of Deaconesses for the Orthodox Church in Africa

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Saintcatherinesvision -Presvytera Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald -26/11/16 Earlier this month the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria decided to proceed with the restoration of the ministry of deaconesses as an aid in the Orthodox mission field. In a November 23, 2016 telephone interview, theologian and Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of […]

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Support an Orthodox Christian to buy a Piano to Earn his Livelihood

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 11/1/2016 (The below request has been verified by the local Orthodox Church in Pakistan ). A humble request from one of our Orthodox Christian Faithful in Pakistan. Your support will help him earn his livelihood. Please contact Alexander in person via email – awaisshahbaz0@gmail.com.  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ  I am Alexander, an […]

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Orthodoxy Reaches the Island Kingdom of Tonga

October 23, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Pavlos Patitsas – Orthodox Christian Network – 23/10/16 Under the spiritual leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios the Orthodox Church has now been planted in the Island Kingdom of Tonga. This past Sunday, October 16, 9 persons were baptized in the newly constructed font situated directly behind the altar of the small chapel. The chapel […]

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WCC Inter-Orthodox Consultation on Faith and Order Paper “Church Towards a Common Vision”

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 Also Read: WCC fields inter-Orthodox response to convergence text From October 3 to 13, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Inter-Orthodox Consultation was held to discuss the WCC Faith and Order Commission Text: “The Church Towards a Common Vision”. The conference was convened in Paralimi, Cyprus; at the invitation […]

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UK media & elite greet Russian Patriarch with suspicion and indignation

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 18/10/16 The Patriarch of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Kirill, is visiting Britain at a time when tensions between London and Moscow could hardly be any worse. Predictably, the UK media and sections of the political establishment are highly critical of the trip. Those of us who follow these things know exactly how dreadful British-Russian […]

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‘Orthodox Psychotherapy and Western Psychology’ – Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios

October 17, 2016 Featured News
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Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios – 17/10/16 In the Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch – America, 2016, Second PaperOrthodox Psychotherapy and Western Psychology by His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios. (Lectures given by Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, Hierotheos (Vlachos) at the July 18–22 Archdiocesan Clergy Symposium, convened by Metropolitan Joseph […]

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