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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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“The Light and the Peace of Bethlehem” – Patriarch Daniel of Romania

December 25, 2015 Featured News

25/12/15 Christmas carols represent the liveliest expression of the tradition of the Romanian people through which the mystery of God’s love towards humankind shown in Jesus Christ is poetically presented. In the Romanian tradition, carols are characterized by their theological depth and by the simplicity of their form, as a lively manifestation of the popular […]

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2015 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

December 22, 2015 Featured News

22/12/15 By the mercy of God Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East (Read the Arabic version) To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy See “I behold a strange, most glorious mystery: heaven—the cave, the cherubic throne—the Virgin, the manger—the place where […]

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Tbilisi: Cathedral construction on Makhata hill completed

April 28, 2015 Featured News
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Agenda.ge – April 2015 Georgian high officials, representatives of the Georgian Orthodox Church and hundreds of worshipers have gathered to celebrate the completion of the Iveria Holy Virgin Mary Church construction on the Makhata hill in Tbilisi. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili attended the ceremony and said the cathedral would become a symbol of the country’s unification. […]

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Feast of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary at the Mother See

April 11, 2015 Featured News

On April 7, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary. Rev. Fr. Mkrtich Karapetyan offered a Divine Liturgy in the Mother Cathedral. In his sermon, Father Mkrtich reflected on the nature of the Holy Virgin Mary, the humble and unique faith which became the crown and […]

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Annunciation and Choosing Life

April 7, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Recent statistics indicate that about half of all pregnancies in America are “unintended,” and of those, four out of ten end in abortion. Perhaps most disturbingly, over 70% of women involved in an abortion report some sort of religious affiliation. In the Orthodox Church, we commemorate the Great Feast of Annunciation on March […]

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The Patriarch Of Romania At The Dedication Day Of The Princely Church – The Old Court

March 28, 2015 Featured News

On 25 March 2015, the church of Saint Anton of the Old Court – patriarchal chapel – celebrates its historical dedication day. This day was established by the founders of this church, Prince Mircea and Lady Chiajna, when they built it in 1559. One day before the dedication day, on 24 March 2015, His Beatitude […]

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Rev Dr. Themistocles Adamopoulo to lead Archon Lenten Retreat – March 27 to 28

March 23, 2015 Featured News

23/3/15 With the blessings of Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, it is with great joy that we invite you and your families to attend the Twelfth Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat on March 27 and 28 under the superb chairmanship of ArchonHieromnimon Peter J. Skeadas and co-chairman Archon Ostiarios Michael G. […]

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Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

December 7, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 When the Most-holy Virgin Mary reached the age of three, her holy parents Joachim and Anna took her from Nazareth to Jerusalem to dedicate her to the service of God according to their earlier promise. It was a three-day journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem but, traveling to do a God-pleasing work, this journey […]

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Assyrian School Welcomes Students in Istanbul : Marking a New Beginning

September 11, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 ISTANBUL (AA) — Thousands of Istanbul children return to school next but for one very special group the new term promises something special. The Mor Efrem nursery in Ye?ilköy will ring to the sound of the ancient Assyrian language as this Christian minority opens their first school in Turkey for almost 90 years. […]

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