Saint John

A Group of Albanians tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije to officiate Liturgy at Svach near Ulcinj

July 10, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 10/7/18 A group of twenty Albanians yesterday tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral to serve the Holy Liturgy with priests and the faithful on the foundations of the church of Saint John the Baptist at Svach near Ulcinj. The group of twenty Albanians led by Haxhi Sulejmani, councilor […]

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

July 7, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 7/7/18 Among the Church’s feasts, there are three in honor of God’s saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts […]

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Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

May 21, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 21/5/18 The Apostle and Evangelist St. John, called the Theologian, was the son of Salome and Zebedee, a fisherman of Galilee. Zebedee possessed rather vast holdings, workers and was a member of some importance in the Jewish community, having access to the high priest. John’s mother Salome is mentioned in the […]

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The fourth Sunday of Great Lent

March 18, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 18/3/18 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How much it must grieve a father or a mother to see his or her child suffering without reason. To undergo pain and confusion — for what? Where is God in our plight — we may often ask ourselves. Where is God in all […]

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Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

January 22, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/1/18 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated […]

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Martyr John of Damascus

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. […]

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Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade

December 5, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 5/12/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Teodosije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple on Senjak in Belgrade on 4 December 2017. The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophors […]

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The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John

September 11, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – September 2017 The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist: The Evangelists Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29) provide accounts about the martyric end of John the Baptist in the year 32 after the Birth of Christ. Following the Baptism of the Lord, Saint John the Baptist […]

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The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

July 13, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – July 2017 On the feast day of the Nativity of the Saint John the Prophet and Forerunner John. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Vienna. During the service the members of the First Belgrade Choral Society […]

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Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

January 22, 2017 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 22/1/17 On Friday, January 20th, 2017, when our Church prayerfully celebrates the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana served its Patron Saint-day. Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, at the Cathedral church of Holy Transfiguration in Zagreb, with the concelebration […]

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Bishop Angaelos comments a day after the brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church – Cairo

December 12, 2016 Featured News

Coptic Orthodox Church-UK – 12/12/16 HG Bishop Angaelos comments a day after brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo. Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst […]

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Patriarch of Romania at Samurcasesti Monastery: “Mother of God Is the Living Icon of the Church”

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Andrei Pau – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The body which gave body to the Son of God through the work of the Holy Spirit could not be decayed, the same as the Body of Christ did not stay in the tomb, but rose the third day after death, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox […]

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DE- MINING THE BAPTISM SITE WITH THE HALO TRUST

July 25, 2016 Featured News

HALO TRUST -Anna Koulouris – July 2016 DONATE NOW Every day of the year, pilgrims from around the world can be seen filling shrines of the Holy Land, stepping in, touching and venerating the sites where Jesus Christ once was physically present. However, at the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, also known as Qaser […]

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

July 9, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- July 2016 Among the Church’s feasts, there are three in honor of God’s saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts […]

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Prince Charles visited Monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj

March 22, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – March 2016 His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa, His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Vicar Bishop Jeronim of Jegar and Venerable Archimandrite Isihije, prior of the Kovilj Monastery, with brotherhood, welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at the monastery gate. The sound of the monastery bells was […]

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OCA Holy Synod holds Spiritual Court in case of former Archbishop Seraphim of Canada

October 20, 2015 News
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On Monday, October 19, 2015, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America convened a Spiritual Court at Saint John the Divine Church, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to hear the case of Archbishop Seraphim, retired Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada. The Holy Synod of Bishops will render a decision in due course. Source: […]

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Four Centuries of Light

August 23, 2015 Featured News

In late afternoon hours on 18 August 2015, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, was solemnly welcomed at the Krka Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael. After the solemn feast day’s Vesper service in the monastery church in prayerful presence of bishops, priests, monks and faithful people of Dalmatia, His Holiness Irinej delivered san opening  address at […]

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Saint John of Kronstadt : Sermon on the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

August 17, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 “Magnify O my soul, the honourable Translation of the Mother of God from earth to heaven.” (Refrain for the 9th Ode of the Canon) Let us be happy, beloved brothers and sisters that we belong to the Holy Orthodox Church, worthily and rightly glorifying the Most Holy Sovereign Theotokos on this eminent day […]

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

July 6, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 Among the Church’s feasts, there are three in honor of God’s saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts are the Nativity […]

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“Do you want to be healed?”

July 6, 2015 News

Fr. Steven Kostoff – July 2015 In the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Saint John we find the account of the healing of the paralytic by the Pool of Bethesda near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem and the profound discourse that follows.  Archeologists have fairly recently discovered this pool, demonstrating the accuracy of Saint John’s […]

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Gone is the Glory of Constantinople… But Christ Remains

May 19, 2015 Featured News

Fr Georges Massouh: Gone is the Glory of Constantinople… But Christ Remains Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – May 2015 Jesus announced that the worship of God is not tied to a specific place as God is not contained by space and He cannot be bound in an exclusive place toward which those who want to be […]

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