The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple – Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 6/12/18 The feast-day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary was solemnly celebrated in the monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in Belgrade, where His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. Protosyncell Mardarije from the monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Poganovo near Pirot, protopresbyters-staurophors Milovan Glogovac, ...

The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

Church of Serbia - 4/12/18 According to Holy Tradition, the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple took place in the following manner. The parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service ...

The Feast of the Dormition of Virgin Mary

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - August 2018 Virgin Mary (the Mother of God- Holy Theotokos) has a distinctive role in Christianity, chosen by God for her purity and faith to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Holy Gospel of St. John chapter 19, we read that our Lord apparently charges ...

Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem celebrates his 70th Birthday

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/6/18 +Many years+ On Sunday June 24, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrated his 70th birthday at the Patriarchate. Members of the St. James Brotherhood, as well as members of the Armenian community congratulated His Beatitude on this occasion. The Grand Sacristan, His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, offered His Beatitude ...

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

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 that this yet ...

Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Annunciation

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, in the ...

28th Anniversary of the Establishment of Mor Jacob Baradeus Order

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 Matta Chamoun, ...

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

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 and the ...

THE 1ST STASIS OF THE AKATHIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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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 ...

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

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 Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very ...

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

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, in the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Ghigiu Romania Orthodox Monastery

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 Al-Nehmeh, ...

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

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 Liturgy was ...

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

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 the Enlightener ...

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

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 when she ...

French Court Orders Virgin Mary Statue Removed from Public Park

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 a marble ...

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

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 in Argentina, ...

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

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 stormed their ...

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

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 Olives. ...