Good Friday – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the monks of the Patriarchate. St. ...

HIERARCHICAL LITURGY SERVED IN ST. PETERBURG’S HERMITAGE MUSEUM FOR FIRST TIME SINCE REVOLUTION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 13/5/17 Pic - Photo: spbda.ru A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 11 in the chapel at the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum for the first time in 100 years, reports the site of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The first episcopal Liturgy since the bloody 1917 Russian revolution in the Hermitage, which once served as ...

Paschal letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel

Robert Nicolae - www.basilica.ro- April-May 2016 Bucharest, Holy Easter 2016 “Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles” (Acts 26:23). Your Holiness/Beatitude, Christ is Risen! Jesus Christ our Saviour urges us to announce both to the faithful and to those outside the Church ...

The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2016

OCA- 27/4/16 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! I greet you, my beloved brothers and sisters, with the great joy of the bright Feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Today we arise at the rising of the sun to “bring ...

The Next “Battle of the Calendars

OCA- Fr. Steven Kostoff- October 2015 At 6:00 p.m. next Saturday evening, October 31, 2015, I will intone the opening doxology of Great Vespers—“Blessed is our God, always now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.”  During this service, we inaugurate the liturgical cycle of the Lord’s Day—the Day of Resurrection.  In Great Vespers we ...

Metropolitan Joseph’s Call to the Convention

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - May 2015 Letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph regarding the 2015 Archdiocesan Conventionto be published in the church bulletin and distributed to all parishioners: To: Our Beloved Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Archdiocesan Trustees, Department Heads, Organization Presidents, Parish Councils and Faithful of this God-protected Archdiocese: Christ is Risen! Truly He ...

The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2015

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard)

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - April 2015 To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: It is the day of Resurrection!  Let us be illumined, O ye people!  Pascha!  The Pascha of the Lord from death to life and from earth to heaven has Christ our God led us, as ...