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Nine Years in Detention for Christ: Patriarch Antonios & Persecuted Christians of Eritrea

May 23, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 23/5/16 Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=34405 Eritrean Orthodox Faithful Call to Restore Patriarch Abune Antonios http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/eritrean-orthodox-faithful-call-to-restore-patriarch-abune-antonios/ The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church of Eritrea http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/the-detained-patriarch-persecuted-christians-and-a-dying-church/ An Initiative To Form An Eritrean Muslim Council http://awate.com/an-initiative-to-form-an-eritrean-muslim-council/ Restore Patriarch Antonios http://www.abuneantonios.com/ Excommunication Notice […]

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Enthronement of Bishops in Kenya- May 2016

May 17, 2016 Featured News

Patriarchate of Alexandria -Kenya- May 2016 13-05-2016 was an important day for the Orthodox Church of Africa and more so in Kenya.-His Beautitude THEODORE, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, during his Pastoral Visit to Kenya, came to the newly established Diocese of Nyeri to perform the Enthronement of His Grace NEOPHITOS as […]

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ORTHODOXY IN IXCAN: A STORY OF RESILIENT FAITH

May 11, 2016 Featured News
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The Mayan Orthodox Church – April- May 2016-  Father John Chakos Up until the late fifties, the sparsely populated jungle area of Ixcan in western Guatemala was thought to be worthless by the government. In an effort to populate the region for the benefit of the indigenous tribes, a program of land reform was initiated. […]

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Eritrean church leaders still in jail 12 years later

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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www.worldwatchmonitor.org – April- May 2016 Although the tiny East African nation of Eritrea has a population of just 6 million, Eritrea is one of the leading sources of refugees in Europe. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is a lack of religious freedom. The Eritrean government outlawed worship outside of Islam and […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch: The Power of Memory – Chornobyl Thirty Years Later

April 28, 2016 Featured News

THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH  OF THE USA – APRIL 2016 The Power of Memory – Chornobyl Thirty Years Later Thirty years ago, in the early morning of April 26, 1986, even as the Orthodox Church was about to embark on its holiest of weeks leading to the joy of Easter, the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in […]

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The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2016

April 27, 2016 Featured News
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OCA- 27/4/16 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! I greet you, my beloved brothers and sisters, with the great joy of the bright Feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Today we arise at the rising of the […]

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NEW ORTHODOX CHURCH OPENED IN CHECHNYA

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru Grozny, capital of the autonomous Chechen Republic of SW Russia, April 23, 2016 On Sunday the solemn opening of the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ was held in Naurskaya village of the Chechen Republic, reports СКФО.ru. Bishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny, heads of the republic’s executive bodies, leaders of the Naursky […]

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OCA & Phanar : A Relationship in Crisis

April 7, 2016 Featured News
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 Pravoslavinforum- Translated by Tamar Lomidze- April 2016 Primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Metropolitan Tikhon visited Phanar on March 19-20 this year, where he concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Bartholomew on the day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Liturgy. A few days later, on March 23, His Beatitude’s statement on the results […]

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INTERVIEW WITH MARINA MADEJ – A FORMER CATHOLIC FROM POLAND WHO CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY THROUGH BAPTISM

April 1, 2016 Featured News

Mystagogy – April 2016 In this interview with Marina Madej, a former Catholic from Poland who converted to Orthodoxy through Holy Baptism, we find one of many unfortunate examples of not allowing a convert who desires Holy Baptism to be baptized, forcing upon them oikonomia unnecessarily to the point that it drives them to a distant […]

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A NEW APP FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS BY THE ORTHODOX METROPOLITANATE OF HONG KONG AND SOUTH EAST ASIA

April 1, 2016 Featured News

April 2016- Orthodox Metropolinate of Hong Kong and South East Asia The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia proudly presents a new app for smartphones and tablets. The new app was made by Rev.Archimandrite Jonah Mourtos and contains a short introduction of the Orthodox Church, oriented for the Asian people and culture. A […]

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Russian man may face jail for insulting Orthodox faith online, case ‘creates dangerous precedent‘

March 6, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – March 2016 Public opinion in Russia is divided over the case of a man who could spend a year behind bars for insulting the feelings of religious believers when in an online debate he said the Bible is “complete bulls**t” and “there is no God.” Viktor Krasnov, from Stavropol in southern Russia, opened up […]

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A COMPARISON: FRANCIS OF ASSISI AND ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV

February 26, 2016 Featured News
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26/2/16 Mitrophan Lodyzhensky During my prayer two great lights appeared before me (deux grandes lumibres m’ont ete montrees)—one in which I recognized the Creator, and another in which I recognized myself. —Francis’ own words about his prayer He (Fr Serge) thought about the fact that he was a burning lamp, and the more he felt […]

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LETTER TO THE HOLY SYNOD OF GREECE CONCERNING PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL

February 20, 2016 Featured News

Thriskeftika – Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – 20/2/16 – www.pravoslavie.ru Translated by Fr. Kristian Akselberg Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktou has written the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece concerning the process by which the texts for consideration at the Great and Holy Synod (planned for June of 2016) are to be approved. […]

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STATEMENT FROM METROPOLITAN HILARION REGARDING THE CONVERSION OF THE “CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE EAST” TO ORTHODOXY

February 16, 2016 Featured News

Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) – 16/2/16 Over the past several months, the leader of an independent church movement called the “Catholic Church of the East,” the former Archbishop Ramzi Mussalam, has begun a remarkable transition: to bring his entire movement, of over 60 parishes, into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). The former archbishop […]

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METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: “WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS”

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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Romfea – 12/2/16 There are serious gaps in the theological and canonical discussions at the upcoming meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod, notes Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. In a letter, of which the Agency of Religious News Romfea.gr has published extracts, the eminent hierarch does not consider there to be any problem of restoring the unity of […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH IS GRANTED OFFICIAL STATUS IN GABON

February 11, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/16 His Eminence Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon (the Orthodox Church of Alexandria), during his pastoral trip to Libreville – the capital of Gabon – met with the Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophony and Regional Integration. In the course of their meeting the Orthodox Church was solemnly granted official recognition in the […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: THEOLOGICAL-ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

February 10, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 -ακτινες- www.pravoslavie.ru Sponsored by the Dioceses of Glyfadas, Gortinos, Kithyron, Peireaus and the Synaxis of Clergy and Monastics, a conference addressing the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council on the island of Crete in June will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd, 9 am – 9 pm in the “Melina Merkouri” Hall of the “Peace and Friendship” […]

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Catholic World Looks at Orthodox Church With Hope – Vatican Ambassador

December 29, 2015 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com- December 2015 Ambassador of the Vatican to Russia Archbishop Ivan Yurkovich said that the Catholic world treats the Orthodox Church with great kindness and looks at it with hope. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Catholic world has good relations with the Orthodox Church and looks at it with great hope, Ambassador of the Vatican to […]

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Is Religion the Cause of Wars?

December 7, 2015 Featured News
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Original Article Published in 2014 – Miron Çako, Head of the Office of Catechism – The Albanian Orthodox Church- December 2015 These days have been tense, watching and hearing about 129 victims being slain and many others wounded in the streets of Paris due to the pathological violence of some fundamentalist extremists. They think that by killing […]

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Diocese of Alaska Assembly emphasizes centrality of stewardship

November 28, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Church in America- November 2015 Clergy and lay delegates from as far as Atka Island in the Aleutian Chain, Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle, and elsewhere across the state of Alaska gathered at Saint Innocent Cathedral here November 6-8, 2015 for the annual Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska. During the opening services, which […]

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“This is a desert place”

November 14, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Mission Fraternity – South Sudan • Diocese of Nubia – November 2015 The word of God on the eighth Sunday of Matthew is very remarkable. There are two sentences that literally describe the mission work in the countries in Africa and a miracle, that of the multiplication of the loaves, which proves beyond the slightest doubt […]

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