On the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Anthony (Bartoshevich) of Geneva and Western Europe

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/10/18 Twenty-five years ago, on October 2, 1993, Vladyka Anthony of Geneva and Western Europe reposed in the Lord. A quarter century has passed since the “hining sun” set on the Geneva parish and his diocese. A quarter century ...

ABBESS MARIA OF ASTEN, THE NETHERLANDS, REPOSES IN THE LORD

www.pravoslavie.ru - July 2016 On June 24, 2016, the highly respected abbess and founder of the Nativity of the Mother of God Convent in Asten, The Netherlands (near Eindhoven) reposed peacefully in the Lord after a long bout with cancer. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 28. Mother Maria was born in The Hague, Netherlands on ...

Islam should be taught in all German schools – Bavarian bishop

www.rt.com - May 2016 Islam must be taught in all German schools to help “immunize” pupils from radical leanings, Bavarian bishop of the Lutheran Church argues, calling on Muslim organizations to take responsibility for religious education. Introduction of “extensive Islam classes” in all German schools would best safeguard young Muslims from “fundamentalists’ temptation” towards them, Head of the ...

Catholic World Looks at Orthodox Church With Hope – Vatican Ambassador

Roman Catholic Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic (center) conducts Easter Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

www.sputniknews.com- December 2015 Ambassador of the Vatican to Russia Archbishop Ivan Yurkovich said that the Catholic world treats the Orthodox Church with great kindness and looks at it with hope. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Catholic world has good relations with the Orthodox Church and looks at it with great hope, Ambassador of the Vatican to Russia Archbishop ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church to Launch 24 hour TV Channel to Educate Faithful

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OCP News Service - 31/10/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Also Read: Ethiopian Orthodox Church to Address Declining Number of Faithful: Addis Ababa: Holy  Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Chuchurch has approved 12million Birr budget to launch a 24hr TV channel. The satellite TV will cover North East Africa , Western Europe and North America. This move is aimed ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Visits the Cote d’Azur

On July 28, 2015, the feast day of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" visited Archangel Michael Community in Cannes, France. It was brought by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe, who performed a first moleben to the Mother of God and St ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Once Again Visits Luxembourg

ROCOR- July 2015 The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" Once Again Visits SS Peter and Paul Church Every year, the Orthodox community of Luxembourg grows bigger and bigger, last year marking its 85th anniversary. More young people, young families and little children come to church, bringing joy to the older generations, who ...

SLIDING INTO ECUMENISM IS BECOMING MORE DANGEROUS – METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM OF PIRAEUS WARNS

Pravoslavie.ru - July 2015 Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has once again harshly criticized the ecumenical initiatives of primate of the Roman Catholic Church. His statement on this subject was published by the Greek Romfea portal: “Sliding into ecumenism is becoming more dangerous. Now there are attempts to abrogate the Holy Canons. Heretics are suggesting the variants of our ...

PRIMATE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PREPARATION FOR THE 1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MOUNT ATHOS

On 17 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos. Taking part in the meeting that was held at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery were Metropolitan ...

The Truth about the Crusades

Raymond Ibrahim - February 2015 Were the Crusades a reflection of the “terrible deeds [done] in the name of Christ” as U.S. President Obama recently warned, or were they a reflection of something else, namely, centuries of Islamic jihad?  In the following essay, one of the top historians of the Crusades definitively answers the question. Thomas Madden ...

Christmas Message of Archbishop Job of Telmessos

His Eminence Archbishop Job of Telmessos

Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes in Western Europe - Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople December 2014 Dear Fathers, beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Year after year, the approach of the Feast of Christ’s Nativity fills with joy Christians who are preparing to celebrate this solemn Mystery. And it is right to so rejoice, for the prophecy of Isaiah has ...

Archbishop Job of Telmessos

Archbishop Job of Telmessos

April 2014 Archbishop Job is the primate of the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe which is under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archimandrite Job (secular name: Igor Vladimirovich Getcha) was born on January 31 in Montreal (province of Quebec, Canada) to a family of Ukrainian émigrés. He belonged to the Ukrainian ...

Looted icons seized by Dutch Government return to Cyprus

Bloomberg - 19/9/13 The  Dutch government seized four icons looted from a monastery in northern Cyprus and will hand them to Cypriot authorities, according to Walk of Truth, an organisation that campaigns to preserve cultural heritage. "The  Netherlands should be congratulated for this," said Tasoula Hadjitofi, founder of Walk of Truth. The 16th-century icons portraying the four apostles, ...

‘Russia’s spiritual revival might inspire’ Western Europe

7/5/13 The spiritual revival of Russia might inspire Christians in Western European countries that have adopted anti-religious laws'. This was stated by head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill after a service at the Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow to celebrate the anniversary of the return to the Church of the Iberian Mother of God icon. The Patriarch ...

Keys to St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nice handed over to the Russian Church

Paris, December 20, Interfax - Deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Bolkhovitin handed the keys of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nice to its new rector Archpriest Nikolay Ozolin. This ended the long and dramatic process of returning the church to the Moscow Patriarchate. As was reported to an Interfax-Religion correspondent by bloggers of the ...

Community of the Constantinople Patriarchate doesn’t intend to hand over Nice cathedral to the Russian Church

Paris, October 19, Interfax - The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe (the Constantinople Patriarchate) continues to consider itself a legal owner of St.Nicholas Cathedral in Nice. "The religious association (of the parish - IF) has appealed against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence which attributed ownership of ...

Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch Announces Election of 12 New Auxiliary Bishops

23/6/2011 A statement released by the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch at the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand on June 23, 2011, announced that the Holy Synod of Antioch has elected 12 new Auxiliary Bishops. Its regular session convened on June 21, 2011, and subsequent statements were released announcing the elections. The ...

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church appoint a new administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s dioceses in Western Europe

On 24 December 2010, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held in Moscow under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, considered the matter of the Korsun diocese that unites parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in France, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal. Archbishop Innokentiy of Korsun, who has headed the diocese ...

Archbishop Mark believes it real to set up Russian church metropolitan district in Western Europe

Moscow, January 12, Interfax – Establishing of the Russian church metropolitan district in Western Europe is “quite real,” Archbishop Mark of Berlin,Germany and Great Britain (the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) said.  “His Holiness late Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia spoke about it. We were not even in canonical communication then, ...