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Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija: “It is our time and we must bear our cross till the end”

April 19, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija

April 2014 Report prepared for OCP News Service Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Orthodox Church  interviewd by Artyom Mahakeev Artyom Mahakeev: Your Excellency, the year 1999 witnessed the terrible and tragic events the consequences of which we can still observe nowadays. The operation of the NATO forces laid the foundation […]

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The Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2014

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 The Resurrection of Christ 2014 – Orthodox Church in America To the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America Dearly Beloved in the Lord: Christ is Risen! Together with those who came before the dawn with Mary, we have come to that first day of the week and have found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.  With astonishment, […]

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Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on the election as Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The text of the message is given below. Also read the Message from Metropolitan Hilarion here: Your Holiness, I cordially congratulate […]

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Spanish version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ is presented in Madrid

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 On April 14, the Spanish version of the book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was presented in Madrid by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is paying a working visit to Spain with the […]

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‘Rights of believers are violated’: Orthodox priest flees Ukraine in fear

April 17, 2014 Featured News
Alexey Novikov (Image from pravmir.ru)

RT – April 2014 The rights of believers are violated in Ukraine as the coup-imposed authorities don’t want the Russian Orthodox Church in the country, archpriest Andrey Novikov, who left Ukraine to escape persecution by Kiev, told RT. Novikov, who occupies the position of secretary of the eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the […]

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Great and Holy Friday

April 17, 2014 Featured News

17/4/14 Introduction On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers […]

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Belarusian Orthodox church to welcome guests of Major pro-life forum

April 16, 2014 Featured News
Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk

Belarusian Exarchate - Moscow Patriarchate Report Prepared for OCP New Service 16/4/14 Belarusian Orthodox church to welcome  guests of  big pro-life forum in May 2014. On the 17th of May in Bobruisk (Belarus) the international forum “Family as the sphere of responsibility of the church and state” will take place. The event will be carried out […]

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Introducing Mayan Orthodoxy

April 16, 2014 Featured News

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico – April 2014 Visit website here: Who are the Mayan Orthodox? The Mayan Orthodox are a group of several thousand Guatemalans and Mexicans who came into the Orthodox Church in 2010 under the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico. They are called “Mayan” Orthodox because the majority of the converts are […]

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Reading Time and Book Signing Event with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

April 15, 2014 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch and All East – April 2014 On April 12, 2014 Author Cyril Aphrem Karim, now known as Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, read a few stories from his newest publication Animals from the Bible during The Annual Archdiocese Easter Egg Hunt at Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey. […]

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DECR chairman receives new representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

April 14, 2014 News

On April 10, 2014, a meeting took place between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, and the newly appointed rector of the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Archimandrite Seraphim Shemyatovsky, who has come to serve in Moscow from Czechia. On […]

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British Orthodox Church Opens Stroke Mission with Liturgical Celebrations

April 13, 2014 Featured News

The British Orthodox Church – April 2014 First Liturgy for Stoke Mission on Lazarus Saturday On 12 April the new BOC Stoke Mission at Stoke-on-Trent hosted its first celebration of the Divine Liturgy.  This memorable event took place at St Paul’s Church, Church Square, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4BY and was celebrated by Abba […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion administers the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church

April 12, 2014 Featured News

On April 9, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, administered the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church by diverting into various false teachings and sects, at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya Ordynka. The rite […]

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Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations

April 12, 2014 News

April 2014 The meeting was held at the DECR premises on April 8, 2014, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, […]

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Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, Elected Bishop of Manhattan, is Tonsured in Holy Trinity Monastery

April 9, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarchate On April 4, 2014, the eve of the 5th  Saturday of Great Lent, the feast day of the Praise to the Mother of God, after matins, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, tonsured Priest Nicholas Olhovsky to monasticism, who was elected Bishop […]

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Clarification concerning the status of Archbishop Seraphim

April 8, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 8/4/14 In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order. The Holy Synod of Bishops, at its spring session held at […]

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Is the Holy Bible the Logos in written form?

April 7, 2014 Featured News

OODGER – 7/4/14 A phrase customarily coming from the mouths of Protestants is the outrageous phrase: “The Holy Bible is God the Logos in written form.”!!!   Exactly what are they trying to tell us with this phrase?  That the God of the Universe is identified as a divinely-inspired book, or that the Holy Bible is […]

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Archbishop of Athens: “Detention of Thousands of People in Israeli Prisons is a Disgrace”

April 7, 2014 Featured News

ATHENS, April 5, 2014 – (WAFA) – Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece and  Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos II declared Saturday his support for the Robben  Island Declaration for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouhti and all Palestinian  Prisoners. “The detention of thousands of people in  prisons is a disgrace to human civilization and a […]

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The Patriarchate of Constantinople Does Not Recognize the Election of the New Head of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

April 7, 2014 Featured News

The main reason is canonical violations during elections. April 2, 2014. PRAVMIR. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has issued an  official statement on the election of the new head of the Orthodox Church of the  Czech Lands and Slovakia The communiqué, in part, states: 1. The Patriarchate of Constantinople does not recognize the election of the  […]

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Metropolitan Jovan laid to final rest in Zagreb

April 7, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Church – April 2014 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Liturgy for the departed and the funeral service for Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana at the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb. According to his last wish, Metropolitan Jovan was buried in the crypt of the Cathedral church.  In […]

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Metropolitan Jovan (Pavlovic) of Zagreb-Ljubljana reposed in the Lord

April 4, 2014 Featured News

4/4/14 – Serbian Orthodox Church  Holy Service for the dead and funeral service for Metropolitan Jovan Regarding the repose of Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana the Holy service for the dead will be served at the Cathedral church of Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 5 April 2014. The funeral service will be served […]

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ATTACKS OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES ON CRETE CONTINUING

April 4, 2014 Featured News

Profitis Ilias – 4/4/14 Pravoslavie.ru After the interval of just one month, unidentified blasphemers have desecrated one more Orthodox Church on Crete, reports AgionOros.ru with the reference to the Romfea.gr agency. This time, the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God Kardiotissa (“Of the heart”) in the village of Profitis Ilias became the target of […]

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