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A Review of John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece by John G. Panagiotou

April 8, 2018 Featured
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John G. Panagiotou – (OCP News Service) – 8/4/18 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: Visit – www.thetrailmaster.com Sometimes a book defies categorization or description for that matter. John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece does those things and more. At first glance, one would think […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Annunciation

March 27, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Atchaneh – Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, […]

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28th Anniversary of the Establishment of Mor Jacob Baradeus Order

March 27, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended an event organized by the nuns of Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of their sisterhood. The event took place at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bekfaya – Lebanon, and was attended by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus […]

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Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

March 3, 2018 Featured
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Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 3/3/18 The celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary was held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on 26/2/18. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth […]

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THE 1ST STASIS OF THE AKATHIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 25, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 25/2/18 The  Canon of the Theotokos and the 1st Stasis of the Salutations of the All-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary were officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, on Friday afternoon of the 1st Week of Great Lent, February 10/23, 2018, at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

February 18, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the […]

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The Mystery of the Virgin Womb as the Tabernacle of God in the Flesh

February 3, 2018 Featured
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Pemptousia – 2/2/18 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The great prophet of God Isaiah prophesied this proclamation of the salvation of God’s creation some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ. At first glance, […]

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Orthodox Church – For all those who need help

October 12, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 12/10/17 For all who are confused, sick, afraid, depressed, in debts, or in any other trouble, all who are in dire need of help from God. God will answer the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos (Mother of God), always Virgin Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Source:

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Ghigiu Romania Orthodox Monastery

September 29, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Ghigiu Monastery in Romania. He was received by the abbess of the monastery. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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African Orthodox Pilgrims Chant Agni Parthene

September 2, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 2/9/17 African (Uganda) Orthodox Pilgrims from the most Holy Patriarchate of Alexandria, while visiting Romania, chanted Agni Parthene in Greek, praising Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. Source:  

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Dormition of the Holy Theotokos Celebrated at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

August 30, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 30/8/17 This weekend we celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the pilgrimage walking from the Armenian Convent to the Church. There Divine […]

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Patriarch Daniel on the Feast of Annunciation: The Mother of God is a loving and prayerful Protectress of the entire world

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 28/3/17  The beginning of the incarnation of the Son of God is the beginning of the deification of man, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said during his homily delivered on the Feast of the Annunciation. On 25 March 2017, the Patriarch of Romania attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St Gregory […]

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Nun shocks Church by suggesting Jesus’s mother wasn’t a virgin

February 2, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 2/2/17 A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger Sister Lucia Caram was speaking on a talk show over the weekend […]

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French Court Orders Virgin Mary Statue Removed from Public Park

December 6, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 6/12/16 A French court has ruled that a statue of the Virgin Mary violates the country’s ban of public displays of religious symbols. The statue, located in the small town of Publier, must now be removed from public property. In 2011, Publier, a small town by Lake Geneva with about 6,000 residents, commissioned […]

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Consecration of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) Church in Ricao Fondo

November 2, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the Church of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) in Ricao Fondo – Brazil. Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar […]

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Saudis Arrest and Deport 27 Christians for ‘Conducting Christian Prayers’

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – September 2016 Saudi Arabian officials recently arrested 27 Christians—among them several women and children—for the crime of “conducting Christian prayers” and being “in possession of Bibles,” reports Arab media. The group of Christians, most if not all of whom were Lebanese nationals, were celebrating a Virgin Mary feast day when authorities […]

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The Feast of the Dormition of Virgin Mary – Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

August 31, 2016 Featured News

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2016 This weekend the celebrations for the feast of the Dormition of Virgin Mary took place at at the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the ‘pilgrimage walk’ from the Armenian Convent to the Church at the foot of Mt. of […]

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Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

August 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the virtues of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, especially her tenderness […]

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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 14, 2016 Featured News
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OCN –  Presvytera Vassi Haros – August 2016 The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people […]

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Mar Yulios: Observe Soonoyo fast by meditating and honouring the ‘Holy Theotokos’

August 7, 2016 Featured News
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Catholicate News – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – August 2016 AHMEDABAD: Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad Metropolitan HG Pulikottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has called upon the faithful to invoke Soonoyo fast with all seriousness. In an elaborative message to the faithful of the Diocese, the Metropolitan says that by partaking in the Feast of Dormition of […]

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WHY IS A 13TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS ICON TRAVELING AROUND THE ST. LOUIS AREA?

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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St. Louis Public Radio – May 2016 Several Orthodox Christian churches in the St. Louis area are hosting a centuries old icon over the next few days. The Kursk Root Icon is a painting of the Virgin Mary, known as the Theotokos, that is said to date to the 13th century in its namesake town in […]

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