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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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AN AMERICAN GENERAL WAS BAPTIZED ORTHODOX AFTER STAYING IN MOLDAVIA FOR SEVERAL YEARS

October 11, 2016 Featured News
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Athonite Testimony – 10/10/16 An American general was baptized Orthodox after staying several years in Moldavia. The chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO says that the Mother of God spoke to him. An American general on mission in Basarabia fell in love with the Moldavian style of life and was baptized Orthodox. Norvel […]

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Relics of St. Nicholas of Japan placed in St. Tikhon’s Monastery, St. Sergius Chapel

October 1, 2016 Featured News
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OCA – October 2016 With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and Hierodeacon Maximus visited the Orthodox Church in Japan in July 2016. During their visit, Archimandrite Sergius was given relics of Saint Nicholas of Japan, which have been placed in the Monastery Church […]

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ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL CHURCH IS A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY, SPEAKER OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT TELLS MONKS FROM MOUNT ATHOS

September 20, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Ukraine’s Parliament and the secular government do not intend to interfere with or regulate religious life, but are the proponents of the unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This was announced on September 17, by Speaker Andreiy Parubiy during a meeting with a delegation of monks from a monastery of Mount Athos, […]

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Syrian Aleppo’s Christians Open Aid Center for Muslims Fleeing War Zone

August 15, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 Samir Samaan, deputy director of the public assistance department at Aleppo’s Orthodox Sunday schools, said that the Saint Elias Cathedral in the Syrian city of Aleppo tarted receiving aid for Muslim families from the 1070 district who fled severe fighting. ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The Saint Elias Cathedral in the Syrian city of Aleppo has […]

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The 24th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

August 9, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2016 On Tuesday, August 2, on the day of the 24th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Anastasios as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, a festive Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Church of the Analipsi (Ascension) in Librazhdi. It was a very special celebration, because it […]

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The First Liturgy in the Orthodox Church of Stallbaum – Germany

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – July 2016 The construction of an Orthodox monastic settlement began in Stallbaum, Germany (about 50 km east of Nürnberg), with the blessing of His Eminence Serafim, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Germany, Central and Northern Europe. On 24 July 2016, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, the first Divine Liturgy was […]

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Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to the Orthodox People and to all People of Good will

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – July 2016 To God, “the Father of mercies and all comfort,” we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of […]

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Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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JourneytoOrthodoxy – July 2016 Converting to Orthodoxy in Spain. Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies […]

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METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS OF NAFPAKTOS: “THE COUNCIL IN CRETE CANNOT IMPOSE ITS DECISIONS ON OTHERS”

July 19, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/7/16 One of the participants of the Orthodox Church council held in June in Crete, the famous theologian and Church writer Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos, has issued a twenty-page report in which he comments on the circumstances surrounding “the Holy and Great Council.” Specifically, the metropolitan has explained why he refused to sign […]

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ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox ethos- 14/7/16- The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos An “Open Letter” from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy Mountain of Athos is calling for an immediate convocation of the governing body of Mt. Athos in order to condemn the “false council” of Crete and cease the comemoration of the Patriarch of […]

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CATHEDRALS OF THE POOR IN GUATEMALA

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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The Mayan Orthodox Church – June-July 2016 The experience of worshipping with the indigenous people in their small churches made of baked mud and clay or wooden planks defies description. These are the cathedrals of the poor, every bit as magnificent as the hallowed shrines of Orthodoxy in the great centers of the world. What […]

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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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METROPOLITAN ATHANASIUS OF LIMASSOL: MY CONSCIENCE WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO SIGN

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol has officially confirmed that during the time of the meeting on Crete he did not sign the document adopted by it: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” It was precisely this document that caused the most acute controversy both before and during […]

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