Orthodox Churches


October 8, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 08/10/18 Meeting in a regular session yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided to create a special Synodal commission to study the crisis situation in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia recently wrote to all the primates of the world’s 15 Local Orthodox Churches to inform them about […]

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Patriarch Athenagoras Clearly States How Autocephaly Must Be Granted

September 27, 2018 Featured

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 27/9/18 Editor’s note: On Friday, Orthodox History published a 1970 letter by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in response to the Moscow Patriarchate’s decision to grant autocephaly to the “Orthodox Church in America.” After posting the letter, we received the following article by “Petrus Antiochenus.” 1970 Letter […]

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A Prayer for the Unity of Orthodox Churches

September 10, 2018 Featured News

OCP News Service – 10/9/18 ‘THEE/THOU’ VERSION Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! O Lord Jesus Christ our God, head of the Church that is thy Body, who prayed for thy disciples to the Father, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, […]

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Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine

April 24, 2018 Featured

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – 24/4/18 Communique of the Holy and Sacred Synod The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items on the agenda were reviewed and discussed and the […]

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918.

February 25, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 25/2/18 The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the Sorrow of Orthodox Christians. Today, brethren, we celebrate the beloved feast day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Every year, cathedral churches are over-filled with pious throngs of worshipers, […]

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OCP Media Network ranked 12th among the best Orthodox Blogs & Web Portals

November 22, 2017 Featured

OCP News Service – 22/11/17 Global: OCP Media Network is ranked 12th among the best Orthodox Christian Blogs and web portal. OCP Media Network acquired 12th position out of the 60 best Orthodox portals worldwide. The survey was published by Feedspot (www.feedspot.com). The survey is based on Google reputation and Google search ranking, influence and popularity on […]

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His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

November 7, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – Basilica.ro – 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the […]

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October 25, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/10/17 On Friday 7th /20th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received the Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate, consisting of Metropolitans, Hieromonks, monks and laity, on the occasion of the 170th foundation anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (MISSIA) in Jerusalem. The Holy Nunneries of Oreini, […]

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Patriarch Daniel urges to pray for Church discipline and unity

July 30, 2017 Featured

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 30/7/17 The Statute and Regulations Committee of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on 27-28 July 2017 at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. The Patriarch of Romania chaired the meeting, during which were studied the statutory and regulatory provisions regarding the discipline of clergymen of all degrees: […]

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Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania

July 16, 2017 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – July 2017 Panegyric Divine Liturgy Celebrated at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana.  Today, on June 24, 2017, a Panegyric Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. […]

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Twenty-Five Years Since June 24, 1992 – The Day of the Canonical Revival of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

July 16, 2017 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – June – July 2017 Election of Archbishop Anastasios: A Remarkable Day of the Resurrection of Faith after the Atheistic Darkness Although formal freedom was already restored to the country, the beginning of the 1990s was a dramatic time period for the Community of the Orthodox faithful in Albania. There was […]

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June 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2017 The Orthodox Church has been taking an active and increasing interest in the person and works of Martin Luther lately, according to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Constantinopolitan primate expressed this opinion during a speech at Germany’s Tübingen University on May 30, the day after receiving an honorary doctorate for […]

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Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

May 30, 2017 Featured
(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine

OCP News Service – 30/5/17-  George Alexander – Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under […]

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May 3, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 3/5/17 On the morning of April 28, the Church of Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Olšany Cemtery in Prague, Czech Republic was vandalized, reports The Prague Express. Witnesses stated that the day before, a strange man entered the church after the Divine Liturgy and began praying to Allah. Then he […]

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April 27, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 In Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy and the 25th anniversary of his enthronement to the Ecumenical throne, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered an address to the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva’s Ecumenical Center yesterday. The patriarch focused on […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon presides at opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism

April 17, 2017 Featured

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] – April 2017 On Great and Holy Monday—April 10, 2017—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the opening Rite of Preparation of Holy Chrism at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery.  His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, also was in attendance, as was His Beatitude, retired Metropolitan Herman. Opening prayers and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

March 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/3/17 HELSINKI, FINLAND: On March 20, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, Archbishop of Finland and Turku and Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The meeting was held in the Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral Hall of Helsinki, as […]

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Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

January 19, 2017 News
Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. […]

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Intervention and Text in the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (November 2016)

December 20, 2016 Featured News

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS – 20/12/2016 Article by His Eminence Hierotheos – Metropolitan of of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios Original text in Greek:  Παρέμβαση κατά τήν ἔκτακτη Σύνοδο τῆς Ἱεραρχίας 23-24 Νοεμβρίου 2016. In the last meeting of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (23-24 November 2016), Metropolitan Theologos of Serres, […]

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November 23, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 23/11/16 The Russian Orthodox Church made a last-minute decision to stay away from the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which took place on Crete, Greece, in July 2016 in a bid to avert a split, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill told journalists ahead of his 70th birthday. “Divisions followed […]

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Alexandrian Patriarchate to Revive the Institution of Deaconesses

November 19, 2016 Featured News

The Alexandrian Patriarchate – 18/11/16 #Regarding the issue of the institution of Deaconesses, it was decided to revive this and a tripartite committee of Hierarchs was appointed for a detailed consideration of the subject. The Holy Synod of the Alexandrian Throne has convened at the Holy Patriarchal Centre of Alexandria. The convening of the Hierarchs […]

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