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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH TO H.M. KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2016 At the Orthodox Academy of Crete, on the 22th of June 2016 His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan In Amman Your Majesty, The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church would like to express its deepest sympathies and convey […]

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Holy and Great Council focuses on relations with other Christians in fifth day of discussions

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Holy and Great Council – Kolymvari, Crete, Greece – 24/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release On the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop George of Siemiatycze of the Church of Poland at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Gonia. Afterward, […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops issues “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage” document

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- June 2016 On June 16, 2016, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved a statement entitled “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage.” The purpose of that statement was to articulate the basic and fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Church in America regarding marriage and to do so […]

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Day One of the Holy and Great Council – Briefing

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 21/6/16 Also Read- GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL: SUMMARY OF DAY ONE PRESS BRIEFING: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/94486.htm Just as in the first Pentecost, the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church are beginning their hard and necessary work today of walking together in common purpose. The Holy and Great Council gathers in Crete June 19-26, 2016. […]

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Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy and Great Synod is very important for the whole Orthodoxy and beyond

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Romanian Orthodox Press Center – June 2016 Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste – Patriarchate of Romania, spoke toNikos Papachristou (amen.gr) about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. N.P.: Your Eminence, how important event is the Holy and Great Synod for the life of the Orthodox Church? Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

June 16, 2016 Featured News
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The Great & Holy Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches – 16/6/16 Kolymvari, Crete, Greece Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter – Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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  OCA- June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon issued anArchpastoral Letter to the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America and a Public Statement in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12. The complete texts of the Archpastoral […]

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Bishop Alexander to be enthroned in Dallas Friday- Saturday

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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OCA- 10/6/16 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will gather at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here for the Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander as the second ruling Bishop of Dallas and the South on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2016.  [See related […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS HAS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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agionoros.ru- June 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: – The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once […]

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Provides Resources for Holy and Great Council

June 1, 2016 Featured News
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www.goarch.org – May – June 2016 NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts. A website, www.orthodoxcouncil.org, provides background information on the Holy and Great Council, which will meet in Crete […]

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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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