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‘In the Footsteps of St. Andrew in Crimea’ – Orthodox Christian Pilgrimage Program

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Natalia Ostozhieva – Pilgrimage Dept. of the Simferopol & Crimea Diocese (Russian Orthodox Church) – OCP News Service- 12/2/16 Dear beloved Faithful, We are ready with the schedule of one-day pilgrimages to the Crimea for 2017. You can see them on the website: http://pilgrimage.su/russian-version/raspisanie-odnodnevnyh-palomnicheskih-poezdok.html   (the information is in Russian) We have almost completed multi-day summer programs […]

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Syrian Army Prevents Major Terrorist Attack in Christian District of Aleppo

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Sputinknews – 30/11/16 The Syrian army forces on Tuesday managed to prevent a major terrorist attack in the residential areas of Aleppo, plotted by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants, media reported. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news channel, the military forces discovered a mine-studded underground tunnel, leading to one of the churches located in […]

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‘Eastern Orthodox & Oriental Orthodox Dialogue’ New Book from the Volos Academy

November 18, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 18/11/16 Order From Amazon ($27.00) www.amazon.com/Dialogue-between-Orthodox-Oriental-Churches/dp/6188126452/ Order from http://ekdotikidimitriados.org/ For ordering the book, also contact Helene Moursa Email: ekdotiki.dimitriados@acadamia.org Volos Academy Publications +30 2421 093553 Visit Volos Academy Fb Page here: Volos Academy Publication Fb Page here: Global: The Volos Theological Academy in Greece has launched a new book titled ‘The Dialogue between […]

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KURDISH SOLDIERS RESTORE CHURCH CROSS AND BELL DESTROYED BY TERRORISTS IN BASHIQA

November 16, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/11/16 Church bells are ringing again in the town of Bashiqa in Northern Iraq for the first time since it was seized by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) two years ago, reports PUKmedia. The Liturgy was celebrated in church for the first time in a long time. A large cross was […]

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Bishop Nicholas summons Pastoral Conference Participants to approach Protectress of the Russian Diaspora with Love and Trepidation

October 23, 2016 Featured News
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Official Website of thee Eastern American Diocese ROCOR- eadiocese.org – 23/10/16 Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, almost immediately after his return from a pilgrimage trip to Russia with the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, traveled to the diocesan clergy conference at St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA. […]

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ORTHODOX PEOPLE WORLDWIDE WHO ARE DOING IT

October 17, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Ethos – 17/10/16 Would it surprise you to know that in Orthodox countries around the world, people are growing their own food, and doing so like crazy. They are producing massive amounts of food in small areas, which benefit themselves, their neighbors, and their economies on a broad scale. Russians growing their own food. Did […]

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SUPPORTS GRANTING SPECIAL STATUS TO UOC-MP

October 10, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – 10/10/16 The Committee on Culture and Spirituality recommended the Parliament to adopt in the first reading Bill 4511 on the special status of religious organizations having their governing centers in Russia as the aggressor State. The draft law was presented at the Committee meeting on October 5 by its collaborators: MPs of Ukraine […]

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Divine Liturgy Before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Celebrated at St Theodore Cathedral in Saransk

October 9, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – October 2016 On October 5, 2016, the first Divine Liturgy before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was celebrated at St Theodore Cathedral in the city of Saransk, Russia. Officiating was His […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH RAISES 38 MILLION RUBLES TO COMBAT ABORTION

October 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – October 2016 The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Charity has finished receiving applications for the “creation of new Church humanitarian aid centers to help women on the verge of abortion” contest. Funds for the establishment of new centers of humanitarian aid were raised with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in all churches of […]

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VANDALS POUR PAINT OVER MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR IN KIEV

October 1, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 Vandals have desecrated the monument to the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir in Kiev. The sculpture and relief images were damaged by red paint and the area near the pedestal is saturated with it, reports the Pravlife.org portal with reference to 112 Ukraina TV channel. Notice of the offense was recorded in […]

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Radical Nationalist Groups, Georgian Orthodox Priests Protest Papal Visit

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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By Nicholas Waller – Georgia Today – September 2016 TBILISI – A group of Georgian Orthodox ultranationalists and priests held a rally Wednesday afternoon outside the Vatican Embassy in Tbilisi to protest the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The group claimed the papal visit is an affront to the purity of the Georgian Orthodox and […]

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PARTICIPATION OF I.A.O. IN THE 81ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FAIR (TIF)

September 18, 2016 Featured News
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I.A.O. – September 2016 Thessaloniki, 10-18 September 2016. Participation of I.A.O. in the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) In the context of the year of Greece in Russia and the year of Russia in Greece, the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) took part for the first time in TIF with a Kiosk, where it presented […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL PRAYS FOR PEACE NEAR THE U.S. BORDER

September 9, 2016 Featured News
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Russia Beyond the Headlines – September 2016 Patriarch Kirill I (Gundyayev) conducted a prayer service for peace and nature conservation on the Russian border island of Ratmanov, located in the middle of the Bering Strait, theRIA Novosti news agency reports. The Patriarch flew to the island, part of the Autonomous Chukotka Area, in a Mi-8 helicopter […]

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CHURCH WILL INVITE SERPENTOLOGISTS TO STUDY “MIRACLE OF WARM-BLOODED SNAKES” IN GREECE

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 At the invitation of the Church, snake specialists will travel to the Greek island of Kefalonia to measure the temperature of the snakes living there, which, according to eyewitness testimony, gather at the place of a former monastery on the feast of the Dormition, and are warm-blooded, stated the head of the […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s historical visit to Croatia

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – September 2016 A symposium on New Martyrs to be held in Zagreb. – The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Jasenovac. – Consecration of Bishop’s Palace in Pakrac. His All-Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is going to pay a visit to  Zagreb on September 9th, 2016, where he is going to open the Scientific […]

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Russian blogger arrested for 2 months for playing Pokémon Go in church

September 5, 2016 Featured News
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RT – September 2016 A 21-year-old blogger from the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals has been arrested for two months, after he posted a video on YouTube showing him playing the popular augmented reality game in an Orthodox church. Although hunting for the fictional creatures has been quite “successful” in regard to the number of […]

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COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: RUSSIA PROTECTS AND WILL PROTECT CHRISTIANS AND COMBAT CHRISTIANOPHOBIA

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia in all international arenas, including the UN. Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Constantine Dolgov gave this assurance today, reports Tsargrad.tv. According to him, Russia is counting on support from dozens of countries, and not only those with a predominantly […]

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE SAVIOUR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On Friday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Transfiguration of the Saviour in commemoration of the event recounted by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John and led them up Mount Tabor where He was transfigured, His face […]

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“FOR LIFE” FESTIVAL IN DEFENSE OF FAMILY VALUES OPENS IN MOSCOW

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The seventh international “For Life” festival of social technologies in defense of family values started in Moscow on August 15. Over 500 representatives of Church, public and state organizations from seventy-four regions of Russia, from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Serbia were registered for participation in the festival. The forum’s participants are discussing […]

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS TO HOLD “A FESTIVAL OF VIRGINITY” AT THE FOOT OF MT. ELBRUS

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 “A festival of virginity” will be held on September 23 this year at the foot of Mt. Elbrus, reports Interfax. “Mt. Elbrus is crowned by two summits, one of which slightly dominates the other one, and it reminds us that a husband is the head of a wife. The indissolubility and stability […]

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Jackson – NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) – August 2015 On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial […]

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