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Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Church Relations Enter New Phase

August 24, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 24/8/17 Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said that relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are entering a new stage in the wake of last year’s meeting. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are entering a new stage in the wake of last year’s meeting between the leaders of the […]

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Searching for Mystery in the Mission of God

July 30, 2017 News
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LOI – July 2017 A review of The Mission of the Church: Five views in conversation edited by Craig Ott (Published by Baker Academic 2016). In the style and tradition of “Three views of Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism” edited by Brad Nasif et al., Craig Ott has now brought together five significant missiologists from major […]

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Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free

July 10, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 10/7/17 Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free. In a letter circulated to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was instructed by the Pope to tell church […]

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Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

April 29, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17 Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria. Pope […]

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SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CONDEMNS CATHOLIC PRELATE’S OFFENSIVE REMARKS ON ST. NIKOLAI (VELIMIROVICH)

November 9, 2016 Featured News
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Sedmitza.ru – 9/11/16 The episcopate of the Serbian Orthodox Church has published on the official site of the Serbian Patriarchate a communique concerning statements of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hočevar containing offensive comments on one of the most notable and revered Serbian saints of the twentieth century—St. Nikolai (Velimirovich): “Communique of the Holy […]

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Support an Orthodox Christian to buy a Piano to Earn his Livelihood

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 11/1/2016 (The below request has been verified by the local Orthodox Church in Pakistan ). A humble request from one of our Orthodox Christian Faithful in Pakistan. Your support will help him earn his livelihood. Please contact Alexander in person via email – awaisshahbaz0@gmail.com.  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ  I am Alexander, an […]

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SUPPORT CLEARING LANDMINES AT THE BAPTISM SITE

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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THE HALO TRUST – July 2016 CLICK HERE TO DONATE KEY FACTS The minefield covers over 55 hectares (136 acres) There are an estimated 3,800 mines to be cleared The clearance will take up to two years It will cost about $4 million Over 300,000 tourists visit the site each year As a result of […]

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Spanish bishop tells monks & priests to get ‘anti-pedophile certificate’

May 30, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – May 2016 A Spanish bishop in the city of Lleida has told all parish staff, including priests and monks, to get a special “anti-pedophile certificate” to prove they have never committed a sexual crime. Bishop Juan Piris Frígola said staff working within the parish of Lleida in Catalonia must present the special certificate, […]

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An Orthodox Theological School in the Indonesian Archipelago

January 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.journeytoorthodoxy.com- January 2016 The Saint Paul Orthodox Theological School in Medan, North Sumatra, was founded in 2005. Our aim was, through this School, to spread the light of Orthodoxy, because without the necessary means, it is difficult for us to preach faith in Indonesia. This is why the School of Theology was the basis for […]

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Russian Church denies reports of time and place of Patriarch-Pope meeting being set

July 3, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, June 29, Interfax – Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion, contrary to media claims, did not say that the question of the specific time and place of a meeting of Patriarch Kirill and the Pope has been decided, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov) told Interfax-Religion. […]

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Why do Orthodox Christian clergy wear vestments?

June 18, 2015 Featured News
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OCA- June 2015 Question Why are Orthodox Christian clergy “adorned” in fancy vestments at worship services?  Doesn’t this stand in conflict with Christ’s teachings on humility? Answer The idea of those who preside at public worship services is not unknown in Scripture—read Exodus 28 and 29, for example.  As such, in virtually every Christian tradition—Orthodox […]

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Vatican ex-advisor converts to Orthodoxy and becomes a monk in Moscow monastery

April 1, 2015 Featured News

March-April 2015 Also Read: Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy Moscow, March 31, Interfax – Rector of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev) headed the ceremony of taking monastic vows of priest Constantine Simon. He adopted Orthodoxy in 2014, after 34 years of priestly ministry in the Roman […]

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Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy

March 7, 2015 Featured News
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Pravmir.ru – 7/3/15 This is not the first time a Catholic priest has decided to convert to the Orthodox Faith. PRAVMIR. Archbishop Ambrose of Peterhof carried out the rite of joining the Orthodox Church of the Catholic priest Constatine Simon. Deacon Paul Yermylov shared news of this conversion of a Catholic priest into the Russian Orthodox […]

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Greeting By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew At the Concert of the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir (November 30, 2014)

December 10, 2014 Featured News
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November – December 2014 There can be no more fitting manner for us to conclude the celebrations of St. Andrew the First-called of the Apostles and Founder of our magnificent Church of Constantinople, whose commemoration marks the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, than a concert of Church music in this splendid ancient Church of […]

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Dialogue over Pope-Patriarch meeting thwarted by Greek Catholics’ actions in Ukraine – Patriarch’s spokesperson

December 4, 2014 Featured News
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Interfax-religion.com Moscow, December 3, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate is still not ruling out a possibility of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meeting with Pope Francis, but pointed to the factors that impeded dialogue on this matter. “The subject of a meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope is on the […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Historic Visit to Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul

November 29, 2014 Featured News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, November 29, 2014 CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Press Officer Phone: +905314388990 E-mail: JChryssavg@aol.com Rev. Nephon Tsimalis, English Office E-mail: patriarchate.english@gmail.com ISTANBUL – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the Papal Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul today. Patriarch Bartholomew will be received by Pope Francis […]

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An Orthodox Christian Understanding of the Immaculate Conception

September 16, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 – Hellenic News of America The following excerpt, from The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God by our modern day Saint John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, is an Orthodox Christian response to the Roman Catholic belief of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The Immaculate Conception, the belief that […]

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Conciliarity and Communion : The Witness of Paulos Mar Gregorios by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

August 12, 2014 Featured News
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August – 2014 Orthodox ecclesiological self-understanding reached a particularly articulate phase in the context of the 20th century ecumenical movement. Conversations with the churches of Reformation tradition especially within the framework of the World Council of Churches on the one hand, and with the Roman Catholic Church since Vatican II on the other hand, have […]

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Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy

June 17, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 This is not the first time a Catholic priest has decided to convert to the Orthodox Faith. PRAVMIR. Archbishop Ambrose of Peterhof carried out the rite of joining the Orthodox Church of the Catholic priest Constatine Simon. Deacon Paul Yermylov shared news of this conversion of a Catholic priest into the Russian Orthodox […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion Slams UNIATES for causing damage in Ukraine and to the Orthodox-Roman Catholic dialogue

June 5, 2014 Featured News

6/5/14 Metropolitan Hilarion: Actions of the Uniates have caused great damage not only to the Ukraine and her citizens, but also to the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue Greetings by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Participants of the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum (Minsk, 2 – 6 June 2014) Your Eminences and Graces, Esteemed Fathers and Brothers, Dear […]

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Neulerchendfeld Roman Catholic church in 16th Vienna’s district handedover to the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 1, 2014 Featured News

1/6/14 His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Administrator of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland, received on 27 May keys of the Neulerchenfeld church in 16th Vienna’s district, from Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn With this solemn act the forementioned church became also the formal property of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Lots of guests from both […]

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