Iraqi Christians Warn Sweden of ‘Islamist Rule’

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Sputniknews - 6/12/2019 While Swedish researchers have brushed aside the idea of an Islamic takeover despite a dramatic demographic change, they admitted the rise of Islamist indoctrination and increasing tensions. Among Iraqi Christians, there is a widespread belief that many European countries, such as Sweden and France, have “naively” received too many Muslims from the Middle East ...

Local Security Says Church Attack Leaves At Least 14 Dead in Burkina Faso

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 According to local sources, the attack happened in the village of Foutouri in the east of the country, which is notorious for crime and the activities of suspected jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda* and Daesh*. At least 14 people were shot to death in a mass shooting in a Protestant church in ...

“Who will be saved?”

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Fr.Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles -  29/10/2019 Who will be saved? (On Salvation) “Grant me my Lord, impersonal happiness”, Misag Medzarents, Armenian poet Whoever says that they know a complete answer to this question is not saying the truth. We really don’t know. We know only one example when Jesus said to somebody that he was saved and that one ...

Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on the Visit to the BlessedLands of Kazakhstan of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 4/10/19 Your Eminence Vladyko, Merciful Father and Chief Pastor of the Orthodox Christians of Kazakhstan, Reverend Brother Hierarch, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Please accept my words of congratulations, filled with Christian love, on the great event of the ...

Who is Man? (On Christian Anthropology)

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By Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 7/9/19 Anthropology is the study of human beings, of who we are. There are many theories and approaches to clarify who is man, what are his components. My article is about my idea on this subject from the Bible point of view, focusing on what Christianity emphasizes regarding ...

Boat-Church Sets Off for Annual Siberian Missionary Trip

Orthodoxchristian - August 2019 Priests, doctors, and social workers have teamed up again for a unique mission trip along the Ob River in central Russia. The missionaries plan to visit 45 remote settlements in this 23rd annual voyage of the Apostle Andrew the First- Called missionary ship, reports Vesti Novosibirsk. The clergy meet with Orthodox faithful in the ...

Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

Unification interviews Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/5/19 On the day of Pascha, I was able to interview His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at the Russian Charitable Organization of St Sergius ...

Sermon by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Upon Entrusting the Episcopal Staff to Newly-Consecrated Bishop Luke of Syracuse

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 14/2/19 Your Grace Bishop Luke, Beloved in the Lord Brother of Mine,  Both of This Monastery and Now In Archpastoral Service: I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your receiving the great grace of episcopacy. Grand and joyous is this feast day not ...

Poroshenko: Ukrainian Orthodox Believers Must Choose Either Ukraine, or Russia

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  Sputniknews - 19/12/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that the Orthodox believers in Ukraine are choosing not between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), but between Ukraine and Russia. "We have no doubt that every Ukrainian will come. Because ...

EPISTLE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS to the Clergy and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 14/12/18 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you”(John 14:27). Having gathered in an expanded session of the Synod of Bishops as we approach the feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” ...

The Spiritual Mission of the Traveling Miracle-Working Icon

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 Bishop Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, caretaker of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign.” -Your Grace, you were appointed caretaker ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated ...

A monument to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker is installed on the grounds of the headquarters of the Western American Diocese

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 15/9/18 “A monument to St John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker was donated by the ‘Dialogue of Cultures—One World’ Foundation and installed on the courtyard of the old orphanage and Church of St Tikhon of Zadonsk, ...

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Execution of the Holy Romanov Family takes place in Russia

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MAKSACHUK EKATERINA PAVLOVNA (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) - OCP News Service - 17/7/18 Moscow-Russia: July 17th of 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary (July 1918- July 2018) of the execution of St. Tsar Nicholas II and his family (the Romanovs).  St. Tsar Nicholas II was the last ruler of Russia. He and his family were ...

EPISTLE of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on the 100th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Righteous Royal Passion-Bearers

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 17/7/18 To My Eminent Brother Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters: The 20th century was a difficult time for Orthodox Christians on the territory of the Russian Empire, which became the USSR after the Great War, the October Revolution ...

THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN 400TH-ANNIVERSARY KURSK ROOT ICON PROCESSION

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Orthochristian.com - 10/6/18 This year marked the 400th anniversary of the holy procession with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in Kursk, Russia, as orthochristian.com previously reported. The procession is traditionally held on the Friday of the 9th week after Pascha, which fell on June 8 this year. Several thousands of faithful from Kursk, neighboring regions, ...

PROCESSION WITH WONDERWORKING KURSK ROOT ICON TO MARK 400TH ANNIVERSARY IN JUNE

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Orthochristian.com - 2/6/18 This year will mark a major milestone for the miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God. The icon regularly resides in New York, but it returns to Kursk, Russia every year for the consolation of the faithful, who participate in a procession with the icon by the thousands. This year marks the 400th ...

Orthodox Christian youth of Belarus and the Russian diaspora meet at a round table

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/6/18 On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Minsk Theological Academy in Belarus hosted a round table called “Preserving Orthodoxy in the Modern World.” The event brought together young Orthodox Christians of Minsk and their counterparts from the Russian diaspora in the US, ...

16,000 people venerate the relics of the Alapaevsk Martyrs

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/5/18 On May 19, 2018, a great holy reliquary containing the hand of Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth and a portion of the relics of Nun Barbara was brought to Minsk from New York. It remained in Minsk until May 22, ...