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 ...

FIRST LITURGY SERVED IN WARSAW’S NEW AGIA SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

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Orthochristian.com - 23/5/18 The first ever Divine Liturgy within the walls of Warsaw’s new Agia Sophia Cathedral was celebrated on Saturday, reports the site of the Polish Orthodox Church. The momentous event came after less than three years from the day of the blessing and laying of the church’s foundation stone by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Metropolitan ...

POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH HOLDS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 5/2/17 A charity concert of Christmas carols was held January 27 in the Royal Castle in Warsaw to benefit children in Syria. The event, initiated by the “True to the Tradition of Generations” association in cooperation with the St. John of Climacus parish in Wola, was the latest in an ongoing string of charity ...

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES HAVE BROUGHT INTEREST IN CHRISTIANITY TO EUROPE, SAYS PRIMATE OF POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH

Pravoslavie.ru - 29/11/16 Christian refugees from the Middle East contribute to the spread of interest in Orthodoxy across the globe and its adoption in the countries receiving them, Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland, the primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, has said in an interview with RIA-Novosti. “Migration from the Middle East is contributing to the ...

Orthodox Unity Unaffected by Absence of Several Churches From Crete Council

Sputniknews - 26/11/16 Metropolitan Sawa, the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, said that the celebrations of Patriarch Kirill's anniversary prove that pan-Orthodox unity is still intact. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held in June in Crete, has not affected the pan-Orthodox unity, despite the fact that a number of ...

SCHISM IS THE WORK OF SATAN, PRIMATE OF POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH SAYS

Union of Orthodox Journalists His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Warsaw and All Poland, primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, believes that a true Orthodox Christian will never yield to the dark forces of evil which are responsible for Church schisms. “This is the work of satan and schism is a pain for all of us,” the ...

The 90th anniversary of the Schism of Tylawa : Reunion of Eastern Catholics with the Orthodox Church

Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service - 29/9/16 In the middle of September  2016, Polish Orthodox believers celebrated the 90th anniversary of the returning of the people of Lemkos to the Orthodox Church from the Uniate Church. A small village of Tylawa located on the border between Poland and Slovakia became the center of ...

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 ...

Address for the Opening Session of the Holy and Great Council by His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland

Great and Holy Council - 22/6/16 Your All-Holiness, Your Holinesses, Eminences, Excellences, Reverend Brothers Priests, Brothers and Sisters participants of the Holy and Great Council, God the Almighty, One in the Holy Trinity, has blessed us to gather today, after long hours of work and many preparations, at this beautiful island of sunny Greece – Crete in order to ...

SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is represented at ...

THE 5TH PAN-ORTHODOX PRE-COUNCIL CONFERENCE HELD

On October 12, 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference began its sessions at the Orthodox Center of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy near Geneva. It is chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external ...

PRIMATE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CELEBRATES AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE RESURRECTION IN BREST ON THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE BYELORUSSIAN SAINTS

In the morning of 21 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, currently on his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Exarchate, arrived in Brest by plane and proceeded to the Cathedral of the Resurrection, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, the feast day of the ...

A new website kuchnia.cerkiew.pl

Polish Orthodox Church - October 2014 How are prosphoras made? What to prepare for Christmas Eve’s dinner? Why do we fast every Wednesday and Friday? What do fruit symbolize during the day of the Transfiguration of Jesus? The answers to these (and other) questions can be found on our new website www.kuchnia.cerkiew.pl. We were planning to create ...

Virtual trip with Cerkiew.pl

The Polish Orthodox Church - October 2014 Katarzyna Jaworowska Grass is always greener, get to know yours! A new project Cerkiew.pl: „Puszcza Knyszyńska – Szlakiem Prawosławia” („Puszcza Knyszyńska- route of Orthodox”) starts! This is a virtual trip on a websitewww.puszczaknyszynska.cerkiew.pl, on which you can see 28 churches from LGD* Puszcza Knyszyńska area.   Orthodox churches were always a special ...

The pilgrimage of the relics of St. Mary Magdalene

The Polish Orthodox Church - Kamila Siemieńczuk - September 2014 On 23rd August the pilgrimage of the relics of St. Mary Magdalene  and the particles of the Tree of the Cross of Christ ended.  The organizer of this historic event was the Association of Orthodox Brotherhood of St. St. Cyril and Methodius, headed by the Chairman ...

The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka

The Polish Orthodox Church - Paweł Karczewski Translation by Kamila Siemieńczuk - August 2014 The ceremony on the Holy Mount of Grabarka has ended. Services in the monastery lasted all night. Thousands of the faithful worshiped the relics of the Venerable Cross and St. Mary Magdalene. Celebrations were crowned by Liturgy celebrated at the altar of the ...

The Polish Orthodox Church Will Return to the Old Calendar in June

March 28, 2014. PRAVMIR. The Polish  Orthodox Church will return to the Julian calendar. This decision was taken  during the spring session of the Council of Bishops, which took place on March  18 at the residence of Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland. The decision was taken due to the fact that most of parishes ...

Cerkiew.pl youtube channel

  Polish Orthodox Church - July 2013 On the occasion of Easter and the 11thanniversary of establishing cerkiew.pl website, we prepared a gift for our readers, a youtube channel with video materials. The subject of changes in the multimedia section has been an ongoing issue for some time now, both in surveys on the website as well as within the ...

Sixty Seventh anniversary of tragic events in Zaleszany

Polish Orthodox Church Maria Nalewajko February 2013 January 29 marks 67 years since setting fire to the village Zaleszany and brutal murder of the 16 residents who died for the fact that they were Orthodox and belonged to the Belarusian national minority. Thus, they have become part of a bunch of martyrs Chelm and Podlasie, who in the ...

Lenten donation 2013

Maria Nalewajko - February 2013 Polish Orthodox Church Orthodox charity organization ELEOS of Bialystok and Gdansk Diocese is inviting all faithful to participate in all-Poland charity action “Lenten Donation 2013”. The aim of the action is to collect money saved during The Great Lent on shopping or other entertainments. You can put your donation to special money boxes carried ...

Annual Awards of “The Orthodox Church Review”

Pawel Cecha 24/1/13 The Polish Orthodox Church Count Konstanty Bazyli Ostrogski, who was a sixteenth-century aristocrat, one of the greatest minds of his time, and at the same time a benefactor and protector of the Orthodox Church in the Republic of Poland, is the patron of the Annual Awards of "The Orthodox Church Review," granted by the editorial ...