Orthodox Churches

Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

January 19, 2017 News
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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
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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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PATRIARCH: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SHUNNED CRETE’S PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL TO AVOID SCHISM

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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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
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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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Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ Election to the Ecumenical Throne

October 31, 2016 Featured News
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GOARCH – 31/10/16 MESSAGE OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW To the Plenitude of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Worldwide On the 25th Anniversary of His Election to the Ecumenical Throne We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of […]

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THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 On the afternoon of Friday, the 17th/30th of September 2016, the Ukrainian President, Mr Petro Poroshenko, accompanied by his country’s delegation to the funeral of former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, visited the Patriarchate. His Excellency the Ukrainian President and his 25-member escort, including the Ukrainian Ambassador to Tel Aviv, […]

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The Role of the Bishop of Rome in the Communion of the Churches in the First Millenium

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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www.impantokratoros.gr – 6/9/16 Protopresbyter   Fr. Anastasios Gotsopoulos Rector of the Parish  of St. Nicholas of  the Diocese of Patra mob: +30-6945-377621, agotsopo@gmail.com The Role of the Bishop of Rome in the communion of the Churches in the First Millenium * [In view of the 14th Meeting of the   Joint International Committee for the Orthodox-Roman […]

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ITO2016: Official Website of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World Launched

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Visit webiste here: The official internet page of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World (ito2016) has been recently launched. The Meeting will take place in Bucharest, from 1-4 September 2016. The website gives details on this event, whereabouts the accommodation places, programme, as well […]

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Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

August 16, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – Augsut 2015 ENCYCLICAL OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the […]

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ECCLESIASTICAL DELEGATION FROM GREECE MEETS PATRIARCH AND HIERARCHS OF THE CHURCH OF GEORGIA

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Ethos – August 2016 FROM July 25th through July 28th an ecclesiastical delegation of clergy from the Church of Greece were visitors to and the guests of the Patriarchate of the Georgia and His Beatitude the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II. The delegation consisted of Archpriest and Professor Emeritus of Patrology of the Theological […]

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Inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station – A Contribution to the Ongoing Work of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

August 9, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2016 On August 2, 2016, the inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station was held in the area of Elbasan. This hydropower project conducted by the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is a major beneficial investment in the energy sector of the country. The project was […]

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METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS REFLECTS ON ORTHODOX COUNCIL

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Christian Laity – 1/8/16 Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), Michael Heinlein Gathering Orthodox hierarchs from around the world, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church wrapped-up on the Greek island of Crete on June 26. In the works for over a century, the event was historic to say the least. But what did it accomplish? […]

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The International Meeting of Orthodox Youth (Bucharest, 1 – 4 September)

July 27, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Romanian Basilica News Agency – July 2016 The event is intended to be a large-scale one, with national and international attendance, aiming to assemble in Bucharest 2,500 young people between the ages of 16 and 35. In this context, an Orthodox Youth Reunion was organised in Baia-Mare in 2014, and the European Orthodox […]

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METROPOLITAN PAUL OF ALEPPO TO ALL THE ORTHODOX HIERARCHS: “MY CHAINS, THE BOND OF OUR UNITY”

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo – pravoslavie.ru Buenos Aires, June 24, 2016 An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO addressed to all the Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church on the Feast of the Holy Spirit My chains, the bond of our unity Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you… may become what I am, except for […]

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Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 27/6/16 ENCYCLICAL  OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL  OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the […]

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Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete Rounding up its Procedures

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 25/6/16 The Council has endorsed five of the documents specially drafted for it and put up for signing MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Pan-Orthodox Council that brought together on the Isle of Crete the representatives of ten out of the existing fourteen local (national) Orthodox Churches is about to round up its procedures. The […]

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PARTICIPANTS IN THE COUNCIL ON CRETE CANNOT COME TO CONSENSUS ON ONE DOCUMENT

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – June 2016 During the proceedings of the Council on Crete there arose disagreements concerning the document “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian World,” reportsRomfea. “We have much to do. It’s possible that this text won’t pass. In any case, we’ll бе examining it throughout the whole […]

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ARCHBISHOP CHRYSOSTOMOS OF CYPRUS ACCUSED BISHOPS, THEOLOGIANS, AND LAITY CRITICAL OF HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF FUNDAMENTALISM IN SPEECH AT OPENING OF CRETE SYNAXIS

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Apologist – 24/6/16 At the opening of the so-called “Holy and Great Council” on the island of Crete speeches were given by several primates of the Orthodox Churches, but among them stands out the speech of His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus. Speaking of the Council as “undoubtedly a great event which we are experiencing,” […]

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PARTICIPANTS IN CRETE FORUM PROPOSE TO MAKE THE COUNCIL A PERMANENT ORTHODOX BODY

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – 22/6/16 Participants in the inter-Orthodox forum on Crete which opened on Monday have expressed the desire to make the Council a permanent structure, reports Interfax. “The primates of the Orthodox Church, having gathered here at the Holy and Great Council, express their hope that the Holy and Great Council will become […]

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Synaxis: Primates acknowledge pain in absence of missing Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release- Holy and Great Council  – 18/6/16 Pan-Orthodox Council still a go – spokesman for Ecumenical Patriarch Following a doxology and morning prayer service, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened the Synaxis (gathering) of the Primates of the local autocephalous Orthodox Churches. This meeting was scheduled in January 2016 to provide the Primates the […]

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His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convenes Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches Kolymvari, Crete, Greece 17 /6/2016 Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis this morning of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, to consider a “draft message” of the Holy and […]

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