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ST. THEKLA MONASTERY IN MAALOULA, SYRIA REOPENS AFTER BEING LOOTED BY MILITANTS

August 8, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 8/8/18 The Orthodox Monastery of St. Thekla in Maaloula, Syria has reopened its doors after the liberation of the city in the Damascus Province, reports Interfax-Religion. The nuns, who had been forced to leave the monastery due to the war, have been able to return. “Everyone was very worried about the nuns; everyone really […]

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ST. NICHOLAS ONCE SAVED MET. HILARION FROM DEATH, THE HIERARCH BELIEVES

May 23, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/5/17 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has related a story of miraculous help from St. Nicholas in his life, reports Interfax-Religion. “It was in Lithuania,” he said, speaking on the “Church and the World” program on TV station Russia-24. “I was a young priest, with […]

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ST. PETERSBURG DIOCESE WILL PRAY FOR METRO VICTIMS FOR FORTY DAYS

April 5, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 5/4/17 With the blessing of Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, all churches and monasteries of the diocese will offer up prayers for the repose of the souls of those who perished in yesterday’s explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, and for the speedy recovery of the wounded, reports the diocesan site. […]

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ST. PETERSBURG METRO ROCKED BY TWO EXPLOSIONS IN POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK

April 3, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 3/4/17 The St. Petersburg metro station was attacked by exploding shrapnel-filled devices this afternoon, leaving at least ten dead, The Telegraph reports. Pictures posted on social media show the door of at least one subway car blown out. Other images shows passengers lying on the platform of a St. Petersburg station. Media reports […]

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ST. ANTONY’S FEAST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 5, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 5/2/17 On Monday 17th/30th January 2017, the memory of our Father among the Saints Antony the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his chapel, which is in the Holy Church of the H. Monastery of St. Nikolaos, north-west of the Patriarchate. Matins and the D. Liturgy on the day […]

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US AMBASSADOR JOHN TEFFT VISITS ST SERGIUS’S LAURA OF THE TRINITY

April 29, 2015 Featured News

April 24, 2015 – The United States’ Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and his wife visited St Sergius’s Laura of the Holy Trinity. At the Holy Gates the high guests were welcomed by the dean of the monastery, Archimandrite Pavel (Krivinogov). During his tour of the monastery, the ambassador visited the Cathedral of the Trinity […]

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ST. TAMAR’S CHURCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN ADYGEA CELEBRATES ITS PATRONAL FEAST

April 29, 2015 Featured News

29/4/15 Construction of the Church in honor of the Holy Right-Believing Queen Tamara of Georgia (+ 1207, feast: May 14 and the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women) has begun in Maikop. Maikop is the capital of Adygea—an autonomous republic in the Northwest Caucasus in Southwestern Russia, with a largely Muslim population. While the church walls […]

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ANOTHER CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS OF MT. ATHOS TO BE BUILT IN GREECE

March 29, 2015 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru Chania (Khania: Crete, Greece) March 2015 On March 22, 2015, after the Sunday evening service at the Church of St. Christopher (Agios Christoforos) in the town of Chania (Crete) His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronon addressed himself to its rector, Archpriest Basilios, and the congregation. The hierarch announced that the diocese had made […]

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THE FEAST OF THE MIRACLE OF THE ‘KOLLYVA’ OF ST THEODORE OF TYRE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 4, 2015 Featured News

On Saturday, the 15th/28th of February 2015, the miracle of the kollyva performed by St Theodore of Tyre, the Great Martyr, was observed at the Monastery dedicated to his name, to the west of the Patriarchate. The miracle was performed by St Theodore by divine power, in the middle of the 4th c. AD, when he […]

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ST. HERMAN’S CONFERENCE IN THE MID-AMERICA DIOCESE

February 28, 2015 Featured News

ROCOR- February 2015 Our youth are the future of the Church and it is our common responsibility to encourage, nurture, and care for them. With this goal in mind, the Youth Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America recently held its annual St. Herman Youth conference in Cincinnati in cooperation with the local St. […]

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ST SIMEON COMMEMORATED IN HOLY MONASTERY OF KATAMONAS

February 23, 2015 Featured News

On Monday, the 3rd/16th of February 2015, the feast of St Simeon the Receiver of the Lord was observed at the Monastery dedicated to him in Katamonas, West Jerusalem. The tomb and partial relics of St Simeon are kept in this historical Monastery of the Patriarchate, granted to it by the Metropolis of Zatar, Croatia, […]

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THE FEAST OF ST THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH

January 31, 2015 Featured News

On Saturday, the 11th/24th of January 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of St Theodosius the Cenobiarch in the Monastery dedicated to his name and which lies in the desert of Judea. The Monastery was founded by St Theodosius himself, having arrived in the Holy Land from his homeland of Cappadocia after the middle of […]

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THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (2015)

January 27, 2015 Featured News

On Tuesday, the 7th/21st of January 2015, the day after the feast of Theophany, the Patriarchate celebrated the Synaxis of St John the Holy Glorious Baptist and Forerunner, at the Monastery dedicated to his name on the Southwest of the Church of the Resurrection. Through this particular feast, the Church calls the faithful to a […]

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THE FEASTS OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE LORD AND OF ST BASIL AT THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

January 18, 2015 Featured News

From the midnight of Tuesday the 31st of December 2014/13th of January 2015, to 3:00 am of the 1st/14th of January 2015, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were held for the despotic feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the memory of St Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea, at the katholikon of the Church of […]

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CUTTING ST BASIL’S PIE AT THE PATRIARCHATE – 2015

January 18, 2015 News

At 5:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, namely Tuesday the 31st of December 2014/13th of January 2015, the pie-cutting ceremony took place at the Patriarchate’s Hall of Events. At the beginning of the ceremony, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem addressed guests in celebration of the New Year. The Fathers then sang the Apolytikion of the Circumcision […]

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PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM OFFERS GIFTS TO STUDENTS AT ST DEMETRIUS SCHOOL

January 7, 2015 News

On Friday, the 20th of December 2014/2nd of January 2015, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the Arab-speaking School of St Demetrius, which is adjacent to the building of the Patriarchate’s Central Monastery. There, in the framework of a well-organized ceremony which included a performance of the Christmas Carols, Christmas songs and other festive events, […]

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THE FEAST OF ST MODESTUS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

January 7, 2015 Featured News

On Wednesday, the 18th/31st of December 2014, the Patriarchate observed the memory of Our Father Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the chapel dedicated to his name on the hill of Abu Tor, opposite St Sion in Southern Jerusalem. St Modestus was the hegoumen of the Monastery of Abba Theodosius the Cenobiarch, who morally and tangibly […]

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THE FEAST OF ST CATHERINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 12, 2014 Featured News

On Monday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2014, the feast of the glorious great martyr St Catherine was celebrated at the Monastery dedicated to her name. The Monastery stands opposite the Patriarchate, in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. As has been handed down to us by the Synaxarion of the Church, St Catherine lived […]

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THE FEAST OF ST PHILOUMEN THE HAGIOTAPHITE

December 6, 2014 Featured News

On Saturday, the 16th/29th of November 2014, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of holy-martyr St Philoumen the Hagiotaphite at Jacob’s Well in Nablus, Samaria, where he served as abbot until his martyric death in 1979. Jacob’s Well was where Our Lord Jesus Christ conversed with the Samaritan woman and revealed Himself as Christ, guiding […]

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ST GEORGE CHURCH CONSECRATED IN NISF IJBIL

November 27, 2014 Featured News

On Tuesday, the 5th/18th of November 2014, the Church of St George in the Community of Nisf Ijbil, lying at some distance from Nablus, Samaria, was consecrated. The town used to be inhabited by Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community members who, however, over the last thirty years have gradually abandoned their town in search of better […]

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THE FEAST OF ST GEORGE OBSERVED IN JERUSALEM AND BEIT JALA

November 27, 2014 Featured News

Jerusalem On Sunday, the 3rd/16th of November 2014, the translation of the relics of St George the Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer was celebrated mostly in Lydda, and also in the Monasteries dedicated to his name in Jerusalem and in the village of Beit-Jala. Α. In Jerusalem. At St George Monastery, known as St George […]

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