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Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

June 27, 2014 Featured News
Primates of Oriental Orthodox Churches - His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria & All Africa, His Holiness Patriarch Ingnatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East, His Holiness Catholicos-Patrairch Karekin II of All Armenia, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Greater House of Cilicia, Hioliness Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of East, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of all Ethiopia, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios all Eritrea.

Prepared by – George Alexander, Secretary and Spokesperson Edited by – Ahira Sanchez (OCP Associate) Department of Church Research and Studies – OCP Society Visit the Addis Ababa Conference Portal: http://www.theorthodoxchurch.info/aacp/ The six ancient Oriental Orthodox (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syrian, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean […]

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The Orthodox in China commemorated the Synaxis of the Chinese Martyrs

June 27, 2014 Featured News

The Chinese Orthodox Church – June 2014 English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas A Divine Liturgy, dedicated to the Synaxis of the Chinese Martyrs, was served in the Church of the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos on the territory of the Russian Embassy in the Chinese capital. The Festal liturgy was served by the Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyayev, priest-in-charge […]

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The Patriarch Of Romania Celebrated The Divine Liturgy at the Summer Altar Of The Patriarchal Residence

June 26, 2014 Featured News

On 24 June 2014, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Birth of Saint John the Baptist, a feast known in the Romanian folk tradition as “Sanzienele” or “Dragaica”. At this great feast of the Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the summer altar in the precincts […]

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Biography of His Grace Hilarion, Bishop Electus of the Timok Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 26, 2014 Featured News

26/6/14 The newly-elected Bishop of Timok Hilarion (Golubovic) was born in Zajecar in 1974. He finished primary school and the Electrical Engineering High School in Zajecar, whereupon he joined the monastery of Crna Reka where he spent some time getting acquainted with monastic life until he was conscribed to the army in September 1993. After […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church asks Poroshenko to stop war in southeastern Ukraine

June 23, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, June 20, Interfax – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has called on Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko to stop the military actions in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. “The clergy and believers from these regions are asking for all possible measures to be taken to stop the bloodshed, which is hurting civilians. […]

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Basilica.Ro – Six Years Of Life

June 22, 2014 Featured News

  Church of Rumania – 22/6/14 On 16 June 2014, Basilica.ro news website of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates 6 years of life. Basilica news agency of the Romanian Patriarchate was set up with the blessing and care of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on 27 October 2007, at the feast of Saint Dimitrios the New, Protector […]

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Metropolitan Cornelius’ 90th birthday is celebrated in Tallinn

June 21, 2014 Featured News

Estonian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate – June 2014 The 90th birthday of Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia was celebrated in Tallinn on June 18-19, 2014. Taking part in the celebration with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow […]

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Regular session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synod takes place in Kiev

June 21, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 On 19 June 2014, a session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place in the Synodal Hall of the Kievan Laura of the Caves under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Onufriy of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan See. Before the session members of the Synod visited […]

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Biography of newly-elected Serbian Orthodox Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland

June 21, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Bishop Andrej (Cilebdzic) was born on 21.08.1961 in Osnabrück (Germany), as a second son of protopresbyter-staurophor Dobrivoje Cilerdzic and mother Marijana. The primary school and a grammar school he finished in Dusseldorf (Germany), and after the final examination he spent a year on Mount Athos (1980-1981). He enrolled to the Faculty of Orthodox […]

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Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

June 19, 2014 Featured News

19/6/14 Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for us today than the continuing fratricide which rages on the territory of the Ukraine, taking away ever more lives. What is happening today, primarily in the Donetsk and […]

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Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy

June 17, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 This is not the first time a Catholic priest has decided to convert to the Orthodox Faith. PRAVMIR. Archbishop Ambrose of Peterhof carried out the rite of joining the Orthodox Church of the Catholic priest Constatine Simon. Deacon Paul Yermylov shared news of this conversion of a Catholic priest into the Russian Orthodox […]

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Feast of the Holy Trinity at the Romanian Patriarchate

June 16, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 This year, on 9 June, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Trinity. On this day the Press Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates its dedication day. The employees of the Press Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate prayed at the Divine Liturgy and at the Te Deum service celebrated in the […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church awards Lukashenko St Sava medal

June 13, 2014 Featured News

In Serbia News – 13/6/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Holy Synod of Bishops presented on Thursday Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the medal of St Sava, while Patriarch Irinej said Serbia would never forget the support Belarus had provided regarding Kosovo. Irinej presented Lukashenko with the medal, the SPC stated. “We have […]

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‘Hi Tech Archbishop’ Mor Titus Yeldho of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church tests the new Google Glass

June 12, 2014 Featured News
Archbishop Titus with his new Google Glass

  Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America OCP News Service – 12/6/14 Read More about the Archbishop here: USA: The Hi Tech Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church has tried his new Google Glass. Mor Titus Yeldho is the Archbishop […]

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‘High tech’ Metropolitan Pulikkottil Yulios Geevarghese of the Indian Orthodox Church

June 11, 2014 Featured News

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church – 11/6/14 INDIA/AHMEDABAD — ‘High tech’ Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese has switched over to a sleek new powerful Apple iPad Air from his earlier model. The all-new design which has a ton of advanced technological features and other great apps with iOS 7, was presented to Dr Mar Yulios during […]

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Working group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation holds its 19th meeting

June 11, 2014 Featured News

On 6 June 2014, the 19th meeting of the Working Group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) under the chairmanship of its head, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, and Mr. Grigory Karasin, deputy […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church’s website attacked by hackers

June 11, 2014 Featured News

InSerbia News – 11/6/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) said on Tuesday that its official website has been under constant hacker attack since Saturday, June 7. “The maximum speed of the attack has reached 46 Gbps, or around ten million requests per second,” the SOC press office said in a statement, adding that […]

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Our aim to sustain the Catholicity (Universality) of the Syriac Orthodox Church: Patriarch of Antioch and all the East

June 7, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 His Holiness The Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Ephrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East said his main aim is to sustain and improve the Catholicity (Universality) of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch . His Holiness said that the enthronement service of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch, The ‘Order of Mor Cleemis’ […]

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Orthodox Primates with the President of the Albanian Parliament

June 6, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 On 2 June 2014, the Primates of the Orthodox Churches present at Tirana on the occasion of the consecration of the new Archiepiscopal Cathedral of the Resurrection of the Lord met His Excellency Mt Ilir Meta, President of the Albanian Parliament. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, was also present. From 31 May […]

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Protocol of collaboration signed between Romanian Patriarchate, Ministry of National Education and the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs

June 3, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 On 29 May 201, the Romanian Patriarchate, Ministry of National Education and the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs concluded the Protocol on the teaching of Religion – Orthodox cult – in the pre-academic education and organisation of the pre-academic and academic Orthodox theological education. The document was signed by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch […]

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The complex of new Cathedral of Tirana “Resurrection of Christ”, the Synodical and the Cultural Centre

June 3, 2014 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – June 2014 The complex of the new Cathedral of Tirana “Resurrection of Christ” is made up of the following buildings: the church cathedral, the chapel, the bell tower, the see of the Holy Synod, and the cultural center. The architectural concept of the Church Cathedral relies on the rotunda, which […]

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