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7/2/16 - www.sputniknews.com The first ever meeting between the heads of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church is of vital importance considering the fact that all Christians live under the constant threat of total persecution in many parts of the world, according to Archpriest Alexander Lebedeff. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian ...

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Archpriest Oleg Mitrov, member of the Synodal Commission for the Canonization of Saints

Paul Gilbert - February 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church believes that it is necessary to continue the search for the remains of Nicholas II's children. Presumably, only a small part of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been found, therefore, the search must be continued, said a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church. ...

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February 2016 The Holy Council of the Russian Orthodox Church which convened on June 24-29, 2008, the first Council which included the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, instructed the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate to “adopt a decision on matters pertaining to the glorification of saints by the Russian Orthodox Church ...

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Saturday, 30 January 2016, the Orthodox Church celebrated the Three Saints Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Gregory the Enlightener, in which he spoke about the life and teaching of the Three Saints ...

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Church of Romania On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and John Hrisostom, on 30 January 2016, the Metropolitan Cathedral from Timişoara celebrated its historical patron feast. On this occasion, the Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Banat, together with His Grace Vasilije, ...

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The Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated by theologians in Bucharest

February 7, 2016 Featured News

On the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian and St John Chrysostom, on 30 January 2016, the Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theologyin Bucharest celebrated its spiritual patrons, in the presence of His Beatitude Romanian Patriarch Daniel. The Three Holy Hierarchs are the spiritual patrons of the […]

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Christian Exodus From the Middle East a ‘Tragedy of Global Dimension’

February 7, 2016 Featured News
Villages in north-eastern Syria liberated from ISIL

7/2/16 – www.sputniknews.com The upcoming meeting between Russia’s Orthodox Christian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis was prompted, among other things, by the rising threat of religious extremism in the Middle East and the persecution of local Christians by Islamic radicals, a senior Orthodox cleric said in Moscow on Friday. “There are things Orthodox and Catholic Christians […]

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Catholic Church of the East Joins Orthodox Christianity

February 6, 2016 Featured News
Former Archbishop Ramzi Musallam

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia- Moscow Patriarchate – 6/2/16  Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion regarding the Conversion of the “Catholic Church of the East” to Orthodoxy Over the past several months, the leader of an independent church movement called the “Catholic Church of the East,” the former Archbishop Ramzi Mussalam, has begun a remarkable transition: to […]

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Celebration of the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

February 6, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 On February 4, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. On this day, the Armenian Church also celebrated the feast of the Naming Day of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. In observance […]

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Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Hold Historic Meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016 Featured News
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE HOLY SEE AND OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF MOSCOW 5/2/16 The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12. Their meeting will take […]

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Call for Proposals – Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking Deadline Extended to February 18- 2016

February 5, 2016 Featured News

5/2/16 – Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) In December 2015, Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) launched an open “Call for Proposals” requesting help from qualified persons seeking their expertise and practical support in our first public service ministry or “diakonima” engaging “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking”. We are announcing the extension of the deadline for submissions to Thursday, February […]

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DELEGATION FROM THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

February 5, 2016 Featured News

On Saturday, the 17th/30th of January 2016, a 50-member delegation of the Patriarchate of Romania, consisting of priests, monks and nuns, led by the former representative of the Patriarchate of Romania to Jerusalem, the Very Reverend Bishop Timotheos, visited the Patriarchate. The purpose of their visit was to participate in the ceremony of sanctification of […]

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RE-INTERMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DMITRI

February 5, 2016 Featured News

Diocese of the South (OCA) – February 2016 On February 3, 2016, Archimandrite Gerasim (Eliel), the administrator of the OCA Diocese of the South, posted the following notice to the diocesan website: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faithful of the Diocese of the South, Christ is in our midst! On March 4 and 5, 2016, with the […]

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The Message of the Sacred Bishops’ Council to the clergy, monastics and all the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church

February 5, 2016 Featured News
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February 2016 – DECR The Bishops’ Council which took place in Moscow on February 2-3, 2016, addressed the clergy, monastics and all the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church. The text of the message is given below. The Bishops’ Council which took place in Moscow on February 2-3, 2016, addressed the clergy, monastics and all […]

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IN COURSE OF PREPARATIONS FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL, MOST OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S PROPOSALS APPROVED

February 5, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 In the course of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council, including those made at the Synaxis of the Primates in January in Chambesy, most of the proposals made by the Russian Orthodox Church were approved, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stated. For instance, the Council will take place not in […]

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ARCHBISHOP IERONYMOS OF ATHENS ABSTAINED FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DUE TO ACTIONS THAT UNDERMINE THE CHURCH OF GREECE

February 5, 2016 Featured News

5/2/16 – www.pravoslavie.ru The Ecumenical Patriarchate’s communique of January 18 stated that His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens would not be attending the Pan-Orthodox Council held in Chambesy, January 21-28, “for personal reasons,” but it is now known, as reported byromfea.gr, that His Beatitude abstained rather on ecclesial grounds, sending four representatives on behalf of […]

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MS MOROPOULOU PRESENTS REPORT ON WORKS ON THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER

February 5, 2016 Featured News

On Wednesday, the 14th/27th of January, Professor Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens presented the “Comprehensive Programme of Diagnostic Research and Strategic Planning of Materials and Interventions for the Conservation and Restoration of the Holy Aedicula of the All-holy Sepulcher in the Church of the Resurrection”. The presentation took place at the Greek […]

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Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) is Canonized

February 5, 2016 Featured News

On February 3, 2016, the fifth plenary session of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, held at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, the proposal to canonize Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) was deliberated upon. Participating in the session was a delegation from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, including His Eminence Metropolitan Ioann of […]

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CANONIZATION OF ST JOHN THE NEW CHOSEBITE

February 5, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – February 2016 On Sunday, the 18th/31st of January 2016, St John the Chosebite was placed in the Canon of Saints  during a panegyric divine Liturgy at the Monastery of Sts John and George the Chosebites. Hosios John, the new Chosebite, hailing from Romania, came to the Holy Land in the mid-20th […]

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THE FEAST OF ST ANTHONY THE GREAT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 5, 2016 Featured News

On Saturday, the 17th/30th of January 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St Anthony the Great at the chapel dedicated to his name within St Nicholas Monastery, to the northwest of the Patriarchate. As is well-known, St Anthony the Great is one of the great ascetic Fathers of the Church. He had lived for […]

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Pan-Orthodox Council to take decisions only upon consent of all Patriarchs

February 5, 2016 Featured News
Pan-Orthodox Council to take decisions only upon consent of all Patriarchs

February 2016 TASS: Russian News Agency The Russian Orthodox Church with an estimated congregation of about 50 million believers is the largest of them. MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. The forthcoming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that is due to convene on the Isle of Crete this summer will endorse decisions only upon […]

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