IOTA conference called ‘largest international gathering of Orthodox scholars in modern history’ – SVOTS Report

SVOTS - 21/1/19 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) had a strong presence at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA). IOTA assembled in Iaşi, Romania on January 9-12, 2019. Founded by the University of St. Thomas Professor Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk and a group of leading scholars, IOTA’s mission is to promote the international exchange of knowledge within the ...

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

Church of Serbia - 21/1/19 In the Orthodox Church, it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly ...

President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 21/1/19 During his official visit to Belgrade on January 17, President Putin visited St. Sava Cathedral with Serbian President Vučić. He was welcomed at the cathedral by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Bishop-vicar Stefan of Remezja, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod. The Russian president first visited the crypt, now ready. The two ...

Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan

OCP News Service - 21/01/2019 Islamabad-Pakistan: Fr. Paul Sushil  (Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan- Moscow Patriarchate) led the celebrations of the feast of the Holy Theophany of Jesus Christ - Our Lord, God, and Saviour at Lahore and Islamabad. Source: OCP News Service

Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem – 2019

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/01/2019 The Armenian Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem celebrated Nativity and Epiphany of Christ on 19th of January 2019. Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian presided over the celebrations. Several hundred faithful attended the events. Source:

Malankara Church Delegation at the Ethiopian Timkat – Epiphany & Message from Catholicos of the East

OCP News Service - 20/1/2019 Timkat-Epiphany Message of the Catholics of the East to the Ethiopian Church Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: A delegation from the ancient Malankara Church delegation took part in the Timkat – Epiphany (2019) celebrations held in Ethiopia. Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodimos of Niliackkal was co-celebrant (with the two Patriarchs) His Holiness Abune Mathias of Ethiopia ...

Malankara Church Delegation Visits Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia 

OCP News Service - 18/01/2019 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: A delegation from the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church visited His Holiness Abune Mathias - Patriarch of Ethiopia. The Indian Church delegation consisted of Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodimos of Niliackkal, Very. Rev Fr. Nathaniel Ramban (Monk-Priest) and Fr. Youhanon John. Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob (Faculty of the Holy Trinity University ...

Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged – Hungary

Church of Serbia - 18/01/19 Orthodox faithful in Szeged, Hungary, thanked the Lord for His philanthropy. On 14 January 2019, when our holy Church prayerfully remembers Saint Basil the Great, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Szeged was served by Bishop Lukijan of Buda and Administrator of Timisoara, and Bishop Silouan of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese for Hungary ...

Oxford University Conference – ‘Unfading Light. Creativity & Prayer in 20th Century Russian Orthodoxy’

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The University of Oxford - 17/01/2019 More Info here: Oxford University is organizing a conference titled 'Unfading Light. Creativity & Prayer in 20th Century Russian Orthodoxy' on 7th March 2019 and 8th March 201. The theme of the Conference  The conference aims to explore the divergent progressions of thought form late 19th century Russian 'traditionalism' towards a (re)discovery of ...

THE FEASTS OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE LORD AND OF ST. BASIL AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 17/01/2019 On Monday, January 1/14, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, and the commemoration of St. Basil the Great at the all-night Vigil at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and at the All-holy and Life-giving Tomb. For this Feast, H.H.B. our ...

Syria to Rebuild the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

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OCP News Service - 17/1/19 Damascus-Syria: President Bashar Al Assad of Syria has promised to rebuild the destroyed Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor. The decision was taken in a meeting between then Syrian Present and Syrian-Armenians and Armenian businessmen. Dedicated to the Martyrs and victims of the Armenian genocide, Der Zor Church and its complex ...

Patriarch Daniel: Repentance is a change, not a simple regret

Romanian Orthodox Basilica News Agency - 15/1/19 ‘Repentance is an effort for inner change, not a simple regret,’ His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in his Sunday homily at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of his Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude noted that repentance does not simply imply saying ‘I’m sorry’ and moving on, ‘it is an effort to ...

The Patron Saint of the Republic of Srpska – St. Archdeacon Stephen

Church of Serbia - 15/1/19 On the occasion of the feast of the First-martyr Archdeacon Stephen and the Day of the Republic of Srpska, celebrated on January 9, 2019, His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy patriarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Banja Luka. The Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by Hrisostom ...

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble

Church of Serbia - 15/1/19 On the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great, 14 December 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local clergy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel, during which the Primate of the Church blessed the festal loaf of the First Belgrade Choral ...

‘Christ’ Banished as ‘Offensive’ From Swedish Number Plates

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Sputniknews - 15/1/18 A Christian man who wanted to hail Jesus Christ with his number plate has been denied this opportunity by the Swedish Transport Agency, which admittedly bans all customised number plates that have to do with religion. Cesar Kisangani Makombe from Frölunda wanted "Christ" on his number plate but was turned down by the Transport Agency. "The sign combination ...

Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association

Church of Serbia - 15/1/19 The Executive Committee of the Religious Liberty Association brought a decision that this year’s laureate will be Metropolitan Dr. Porfiry of Zagreb-Ljubljana. In the solemn hall of the Rectorate of the University of Zagreb, on the occasion of the Day of the religious freedoms, 12 January 2019, a solemn jubilee session of ...

Papal Primacy and the Innovations of the Roman Catholic Church – New Book

Eastern Light Publishing - Amazon - 15/1/19 Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/194994011X Kindle This book was originally published in 1896 and was translated into English in 1948.  Re-released in January 2019.  This work by Apostolos Makrakis is a look at the replay of Constantinople to the Encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII in the year 1994 concerning the union of the churches. The ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 12/01/2019 On January 10, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence, the Most Reverend Silouan, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Clemis ...

Gratitude Song to Jun28 NGO by Serbian Children in Kistanje Municipality – Nativity Gift 2019

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Jun28 NGO - 11/01/2019 In the video above, roughly all the Serbian Children left in the Kistanje municipality in Croatia, which was once almost entirely Serbian, gathered in our 500-year old Church to receive Christmas gifts. Their singing brought tears to all our members. After our latest deliveries to children in Kursumlija, Krajina and Republika Srpska, our resources ...