Joint statement by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Church of Canada and the Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of Canada on the Restoration of the Holy Sepulchre

Joint Statement from Cannada - 25/10/16 It is with great joy that we, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Metropolitan Sotirios Athanassoulas, of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), and His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of ...

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton

Church of Serbia- September 2016 Also Read Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada: On 14 September 2016, on the day when the Church celebrates a beginning of a New church year, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in monastery chapel of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Milton, Canada The Patriarch was concelebrated by priest Jovan ...

Establishing of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada Voted

Gheorghe Anghel - Basilica News Agency  - July 2016 The 80th Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas voted the elevation of the Eparchy to the rank of Metropolitanate and establishment of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Canada. The Congress was held from 30 June – 2 July, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Saturday, 2 July 2016, the ...

First Russian Orthodox Monastery Could Be Opened in US Capital

SputnikNews - July 2016 The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, ...

Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter – Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

  OCA- June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon issued anArchpastoral Letter to the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America and a Public Statement in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12. The complete texts of the Archpastoral Letter and Statement ...

The Gospel of LoL: New Emoji Bible Spreads God’s Word to Millennials

SputnikNews - June 2016 An anonymous author has created a new version of the King James Bible for the 21st century, which replaces some of the most-used words with emojis. An emoji version of the Bible has updated the scripture for the 21st century, giving readers a chance to read the gospels in illustrated form. The new book, called "Scripture for Millennials," uses ...

Raymond Ibrahim Video Interview: “Christians Are the MOST Persecuted People on Earth”

Raymond Ibrahim - May 2016 I was recently interviewed on The Rebel Media (starting around the 24:12 mark). The following introduction is from The Rebel Media’s “Cultural Wars with Tiffany Gabbay”: Christians are the MOST persecuted people on earth: These stories will SHOCK you You won’t you won’t see much mainstream media coverage or liberal celebrities raising awareness of this tragedy like ...

In Memoriam: Priest Walter Smith

Priest Walter Smith

WATERBURY, CT [OCA] - May 2016 Priest Walter Smith, Rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church here, unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Ordained to the priesthood in 2003, Father Walter was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA the following year.  Prior to ...

Archbishop Irénée on the Ft. McMurray wildfires

OTTAWA, ON, CANADA [OCA] - May 2016 As wildfires continue to spread across North Alberta, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada called upon the faithful to pray and reach out to those affected by the unprecedented tragedy. By the second week of May, wildfires had already forced the evacuation ...

The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2016

OCA- 27/4/16 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! I greet you, my beloved brothers and sisters, with the great joy of the bright Feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Today we arise at the rising of the sun to “bring ...

His Holiness Irinej greets Queen Eliyabeth II on Her Birthday

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Her Majesty ELIZABETH II The Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA You have placed crowns of precious stones upon their heads. They asked life of you and you gave it to them—long life forever and evermore! (Ps. 21:3-4) Your Majesty, In this day in which we commemorate the 90th year of ...

Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - 22/1/16 Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto's Holy Trinity Cathedral With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, a special reliquary with a large piece of relic of St ...

Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Toronto on the feast of the Meeting of the Lord

Church of Serbia - February 2016 Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Sava in Toronto on the feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, on 15 February 2016. On the feast-day of Meeting of the Lord, believers of the Saint Sava parish in Toronto had a great blessing and ...

Resolutions of the Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of Canada

Church of Serbia- February 2016 RESOLUTIONS From the 34th Diocesan Assembly of the Canadian Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church held at Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Milton on February 5-6, 2016. We, the clergy, monastics and laity - representatives and delegates of all diocesan parishes and church-school congregations, gathered at the Annual Assembly at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in ...

Justin Trudeau to ask Pope Francis to Apologize for Vatican Crimes on Aboriginal Children

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Ann Maria Husser - OCP Delegate of North & South America 18/12/15- OCP News Service Also Read An Open Letter to Pope Francis: https://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=33999 Fading memory of the Serbian genocide https://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=42659 READ MORE HERE: Canada: His Excellency Justin Trudeau - the Prime Minister will ask Pope Francis of Rome to apologize for the crimes committed on native Children of Cannda ...

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Nativity Message Released

17/12/15 Christ is born! Glorify Him! To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, It is my joy and privilege to greet all of you on the radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.  In some 700 ...

Annual Meeting of the Central Council held at Chicago

Church of Serbia - December 2015 The Central Church Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America held its annual meeting on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago and continued the following day with the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, on the ...

Refugees: It’s Time to Be Discriminating

Assyrian refugees in Arbel, Iraq, 2014.

Peter Ahern - 3/12/15 (AINA) -- Words can change their meanings radically in line with evolving social and cultural developments. One need only think of the term "gay" to see this phenomenon. That particular example of language change happened almost overnight; in contrast some other terms take centuries to radically change in meaning, such as "nice", ...

Faith and Healing for the Mayan People of Aguacate – Guatemala

OCMC- November 2015 We had been forewarned that, in the highlands of Huehuetenango (one of manydepartamentos—like states—in the northwest region of Guatemala), it was often rainy. Yet, as we continued to drive further north up to these high mountains, the sky began to clear, temperatures moderated to the 70's, and remained this way for almost the ...

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Canada call on the new Government to focus on palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/ - 29/10/15 OTTAWA – At a news conference today on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) released a joint statement on euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide has been endorsed by over 30 Christian denominations together with over 20 Jewish and Muslim ...