Assembly of Bishops issues message for Orthodoxy Sunday

3/1/15 On Sunday evening, March 1, 2015 — the first Sunday of Great Lent — Orthodox Christians will gather in churches around the world to commemorate the restoration of icons to their proper use in the Church on March 11, 843 AD, thereby ending the 100-plus year iconoclast controversy. The spiritual theme of the day is first ...

The Orthodox Icon, the Light of Orthodoxy

Romanian Church – 24/3/13 Saturday and Sunday the religious – cultural manifestation entitled “The Icon – Window to God” which marks the celebration of the Orthodoxy Sunday was held at the Icon church of Bucharest. This year the faithful who attended the feast had the opportunity to venerate the icon of the Mother of God with ...

Icons tied to salvation history

16/3/13 March 24 is the first Sunday of Great Lent for Orthodox Christians and is known as Orthodoxy Sunday. The theme of Orthodoxy Sunday is the “Triumph of Holy Icons.” Great Lent starts Monday. During the eighth century, the church was struggling with whether or not to keep or eliminate Holy Icons, the “pictures” of Christ, Virgin Mary and ...

Orthodox patriarch hits at “unacceptable” attacks on ecumenism

Jonathan Luxmoore 4/4/2012 (ENInews). The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians has written to Greece's Orthodox state church, deploring anti-ecumenical statements by its leaders. "Critical voices about ecumenism, long heard in the bosom of the church of Greece, have hitherto been limited in scope - but what has occurred recently has reached unacceptable levels," said Ecumenical Patriarch ...

On Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday His Beatitude Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Refectory Church of the Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Monastery

On March 13 the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Refectory Church of the Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra. Concelebrating to His Beatitude were deputy abbot of the monastery, His Eminence Pavel, Archbishop of Vyshgorod, rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy His Eminence Anthony, Archbishopof Boryspil, Secretary for the Primate ...

Sunday, A Holyday And The First Day Of The Week – Explanations Concerning The Christian Orthodox Calendar On 2011

30/12/2010 The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: In the Romanian Christian Orthodox calendar on 2011, Sunday is no longer barred by two red lines, but there is continuity between Sunday and Monday, in order to underline the truth of the Holy Gospel that our Lord, Jesus Christ, was risen on the first day of ...