The History of the Polish Orthodox Church to Repeat in Ukraine?

Jelena Rakocevic  (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service -15/6/18 The autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church seems to be closer and closer, and for some this will be a victory; recognition of independence and a great advantage on the eve of the upcoming presidential elections. However, almost a century ago, in ...

“I Ran Out of the Catholic Church, Vowing Never to Return”

Journey to Orthodoxy - April 2017 An Interview with Fr. Sergius Labunsky, a former Roman Catholic We continue to publish the materials of Spas TV program My Path To God where Priest George Maximov interviews people who converted to Orthodoxy after searching for the truth for a long time. Today the guest of Father George’s program is Priest ...

POLISH NATIONALISTS STAGE PROVOCATIVE MARCH ON FORGIVENESS SUNDAY IN HAJNÓWKA

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Pravoslavie.ru - 5/3/17 Unfortunately, this year’s Forgiveness Sunday in the Polish town of Hajnówka in the Podlasie Province was a restless one. For the first time in the history of the famous Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Rite of Forgiveness had to be served immediately after the morning Liturgy rather than in the evening due to a scheduled ...

Poland: Metropolitan Sawa consecrates renovated church of Supraśl Monastery

  Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency  - 23/2/17 His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, consecrated Sunday the renovated church of St John the Theologian in Supraśl Lavra, orthodox.pl reports. In accordance with Church Tradition, a particle of the relics of the local Saint Gabriel of Białystok, martyred at the age of six in 1690 in ...

THE HEADS OF THE HOLY LAND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES VISIT AUSCHWITZ

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 07/1/16 Between Sunday, the 17th/30th of October to Wednesday, the 20th of October/2ndof November 2016, the Heads of the Religious Communities in the state of Israel – Christian Churches, the Rabbinate of Israel, the Druze Religious Autonomy, Ahmadiyya Muslims and Baha’i – visited the Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau, Poland, in ...

WHY THE POLISH CHURCH RETURNED TO THE JULIAN CALENDAR

Fr. Mark Lavreschuk

Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 On this second day of the Church New Year according to the Julian Calendar we are talking with Polish priest-theologian and dean of the Department of Orthodox Theology of the Bialystok University Fr. Mark Lavreschuk about why the Polish Church made theunprecedented decision to return to the Julian Calendar, whether there were any ...

Patriarch of Antioch paying an irenic visit to the Polish Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - Information Services - 20/8/16 Pics: Orthodox.pl At the invitation of the Primate of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church Sawa, His Beatitude Patriarch of Antioch and All Orient John X has started his irenic visit to this country. His Beatitude arrived to Warsaw on the 16th of August and is going to stay with this sister ...

Patriarch John X to Poland on an Official Church Visit

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency- August 2016  Upon the invitation of His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, is paying an official visit to the Church of Poland during the period of August 16 – 22, 2016. He will be accompanied ...

Serbian Cultural Festival ‘Vidovdan’ Held in Poland

Nadezhda Filipchik – For OCP News Service – July 2016 In the end of June, Polish audience welcomed for the fifth time the guests from Serbia – artists and scientists participating in the Vidovdan festival of Serbian culture. The festival was organized by the Orthodox Christian parish of St. John the Evangelist and took place in ...

Summer camp for Polish youth community abroad: “Spiritual window on the country – homeland learnt from images and writing”

Aleksander Wasyluk- OCP Media Network- 24/6/16- The Polish Orthodox Church  On 1-14 August 2016 30 people from all over the world will have the chance to develop their journalistic skills and to explore the Podlaskie province for free. Such possibilities will be given to the participants of summer camp for Polish youth community abroad under the ...

UKRAINIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS STAND FOR INDEPENDENT AND JUST JUDICIAL SYSTEM

www.risu.org.ua - May 2016 The Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations expressed readiness for dialogue and cooperation with the leaders and all the panel of judges of Ukraine for  justice in the state based on the rule of law. Religious leaders issued a joint appeal on establishment of justice in Ukraine at the meeting of the All-Ukraine ...

1050TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHRISTIANITY IN POLAND

Basilica News Agency - April 2016 During 14-16 April 2016, Polish people celebrated the 1050th anniversary of Poland’s Baptism by duke Mieszko I, the first ruler of the Polish state, by organizing several religious and political ceremonies. His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, participated in the events, orthodox.pl reports. For the first time in Poland’s ...

INTERVIEW WITH MARINA MADEJ – A FORMER CATHOLIC FROM POLAND WHO CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY THROUGH BAPTISM

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 land ...

SVOTS Chancellor’s Keynote Address at SYNDESMOS Youth Conference

September 2015 View the photo gallery on Oca.org Seminary Chancellor/CEO the Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield recently delivered the keynote address at the international Orthodox youth festival  titled "Attaining Conciliarity," hosted at the Monastery of the Annunciation's Academy in Suprasl, Poland. Sponsored by SYNDESMOS—the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, and hosted by the Orthodox Church of Poland, ...

OCA young adults participate in Syndesmos festival in Poland

Syndesmos

SUPRASL, POLAND [OCA-Youth] - August 2015 Five young adults representing the Orthodox Church in America are among the forty-plus participants from around the world attending the international Orthodox youth festival, “Attaining Conciliarity,” at the Monastery of the Annunciation’s Academy here during the last week of August 2015. Sponsored by Syndesmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth and ...

His Holiness Karekin II Receives Newly Appointed Ambassador of Poland to Armenia

On March 13, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Jerzy Novakovsky, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Armenia. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the ...

The first Orthodox church in 100 years to be built in Warsaw—will Resemble Hagia Sophia

10/2/15 Construction of a new Orthodox church in the Polish capital of Warsaw will start in April 2015, reports PoloNews. In the last hundred years, no new churches have been built in the capital of Poland. The Orthodox church will be constructed on a piece of land of 1.5 hectares. The architectural design of the church will ...

Churches’ Appeal for Respect for Sunday

Kamila Siemieńczuk - January 2015 The heads of all the Christian Churches in Poland (Churches which are members of Polish Ecumenical Council) met together on 20th January 2015 to sign "An Appeal of Christian Churches in Poland for Respect and Celebration of Sunday". The fruitful meeting took place in the Lutheran Centre in Warsaw. The reasons why ...

Ambassador Of Poland In Bucharest On A Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

On 16 January 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received at the Patriarchal Residence His Excellency Mr Marek Szczygiel, Ambassador of the Polish Republic in Romania. Mr Ambassador remembered the good relations between the two peoples throughout the history, which represent the premises of their development in the future. In this sense, the Polish Ambassador mentioned that ...

PRESIDENT JOINS ORTHODOX AT HOLY MOUNT OF GRABARKA

24/8/14 President Komorowski joined around 5,000 Orthodox Christians from Poland and abroad at the Holy Mount of Grabarka near Siemiatycze, eastern Poland, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The morning liturgy, Tuesday, officiated by Metropolitan Sawa, leader of the Orthodox Church in Poland, was followed by the traditional blessing of fruit brought by the ...