Vatican ex-advisor converts to Orthodoxy and becomes a monk in Moscow monastery

Vatican ex-advisor converts to Orthodoxy and becomes a monk in Mo…

April 1, 2015
http://www.pravmir.com/March-April 2015Also Read: Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to OrthodoxyMoscow, March 31, Interfax – Rector of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev) headed the ceremony of taking monastic vows of priest Constantine Simon.He adopted Orthodoxy in 2014, after 34 years of priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. With Pat…
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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION FOR PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS 3D SESSION

SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMISSION FOR PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR PAN…

April 1, 2015
March 30, 2015 – The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents for a Pan-Orthodox Council began its 3d session at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy.With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is represented at the session by a delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of t…
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National Meeting of the “Parents for Religion Class” Association in Romania

National Meeting of the “Parents for Religion Class” Association…

April 1, 2015
March-April 2015On Saturday, 28 March 2015, the national meeting of the “Parents for Religion Class” Association (A.P.O.R in Romanian) was held in Bucharest. The representatives of the 40 branches of the A.P.O.R. from all over the country present at the event were blessed by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, during the second part of the meeting.The former part of the event was held in t…
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Documentary on Assyrian Villages in Syria Overrun By ISIS

Documentary on Assyrian Villages in Syria Overrun By ISIS

April 1, 2015
1/4/15See the Documentary Here:(AINA) — On February 23 ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur River in the Hassaka province in northeast Syria. Nine Assyrian fighters died defending their villages in the initial attacks and there are reports that ISIS has executed at least 12 Assyrian fighters who were captured, two of them women.Between 262 and 373 Assyrians were captured by I…
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JUDAH, TODAH AND CHRISTIAN EUCHARIST

JUDAH, TODAH AND CHRISTIAN EUCHARIST

March 31, 2015
March 2015Most Reverend Nektarios Tsilis, Metropolitan of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and SoutheastThe word Judah comes from the verb LeHodot, which simply means “to thank.” In the context of the Hebrew Bible, such thanks are synonymous not just with gratitude, but with praise. In fact, there was a particular sacrifice called “The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving.” In the Temple in Jerusal…
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Palm Sunday at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Palm Sunday at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 31, 2015
On March 29, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also annually declared to be the Blessing of Children Day.Following morning services, after the festive songs and psalms of the Mornin…
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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK IN KAZAN

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK IN KAZAN

March 31, 2015
METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK VISITS KAZAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARYOn 28 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, who had arrived in Kazan to take part in the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince…
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CELEBRATIONS MARKING MILLENNIUM OF PRINCE VLADIMIR’S DEMISE BEGIN IN KAZAN

CELEBRATIONS MARKING MILLENNIUM OF PRINCE VLADIMIR’S DEMISE BEGIN…

March 31, 2015
On 27 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Kazan with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to take part in the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.Meeting the high guests at the airport were Metrop…
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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEATH OF CATHOLICOS-PATRIARCH OF THE ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST, MAR DINKHA IV

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEATH OF CATHOLIC…

March 31, 2015
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of theCatholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV.The Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the EastYour Eminences and Excellencies,We are grieved by the news about the demise of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV. A whole epoch in the history of the Assyrian Church of the East, which the deceased First Hierarch has headed for almost forty years, is slipping away.The primatial ministry of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV fell upon the grave times when a co…
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OCA Holy Synod responds to Assembly of Bishops’ “Common Starting Point”

OCA Holy Synod responds to Assembly of Bishops’ “Common Starting…

March 31, 2015
SYOSSET, NY [OCA]In a document dated March 15, 2015, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America offered a response to the Chairman and Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America with regard to the “Common Starting Point” for Canonical and Regional Planning.The text of the six-page documentis available here.As noted in the…
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