TURKEY PLANNING TO OPEN ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER ON ISLAND WHERE ORTHODOX SEMINARY REMAINS CLOSED FOR 45 YEARS

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Orthochristian.com - 8/10/18 The Turkish government made an announcement on August 2 that is likely to increase tensions between the state and its Orthodox Christians. While the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s seminary on the island of Halki has remained closed since 1971, Turkey has announced that it intends to open an Islamic studies center on the same island. Moreover, ...

CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

Metropolis of Chicago - 4/10/17 CHICAGO'S GREEK, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, UKRAINIAN, ROMANIAN, ALBANIAN, ARABIC AND AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS GATHER FOR PANORTHODOX SERVICE CHICAGO, IL: Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians gathered at Lane Tech Auditorium on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years of the ...

CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

 Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 22/9/17 On September 30, 2017, Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians, will gather at 10:00 AM at Lane Tech Auditorium, 2501 West Addison Street for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years of the Orthodox Christian presence in greater Chicagoland. A procession ...

ORTHODOX SERVICES CELEBRATED IN SYRIAN TOWN OF AL-ZABADANI FOR FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS

Pravoslavie.ru - 25/5/17 Peace has begun to reign to the west of Damascus following the military operation that forced terrorists to leave the Wadi Barada valley. The restoration of a peaceful way of life continues there in the cities of Al-Zabadani and Madaya, including the renewal of Orthodox life, reports Russian Spring. This area of Syria is ...

PRAYER IN THE CHURCH OF ANTIOCH MOSCOW REPRESENTATION FOR CHRISTIAN HIERARCHS KIDNAPPED TWO YEARS AGO

April 19, 2015 – Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo (Patriarchate ...

AN ORTHODOX PRESENCE IN WAU – SOUTH SUDAN AFTER 32 YEARS

Alexandrian Patriarchate On Wednesday 14 January 2015, His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Nubia, arrived in the town of WAU in the western part of South Sudan which is called “Western Tropical” and is the capital of the BAR AL GAZAL District. There he met the remaining descendants of the Greeks. Note that the first Greeks ...

RESURRECTION OF ORTHODOXY IN SOUTH SUDAN – FIRST DIVINE LITURGY IN 38 YEARS

January 2015 With the grace of God, the prayer and blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Saturday 10 January 2015, saw the laying of the foundation stone By His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Nubia, of the first Missionary Centre in South Sudan, the most newly established state of ...

HOLY FRIDAY EPITAPHION SERVICE TO BE CELEBRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 57 YEARS IN TURKISH OCCUPIED CYPRUS

4/4/14 After a haitus of 57 years, in the part of Cyprus that was occupied by Turks in 1971, the service of the Epitaphion (Burial Shroud) will be performed on Holy Friday at St. George's Church in the city of Famagusta. Moreover, with the permission of the Turkish authorities, now once a month Divine Liturgy will ...

Synodikon of Orthodoxy

30/3/13 A yearly thanksgiving is due to God on account of that day when we recovered the Church of God, with the demonstration of the dogmas of true religion and the overthrowing of the blasphemies of wickedness. Following prophetic sayings, yielding to apostolic exhortations, and standing on the foundation of the accounts in the Gospels, we ...