Patriarch Porfirije: How can world understand us if we are not a community initiated by the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 22/6/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity at Tasmajdan Parkm the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade on 21 June 2021, on Whit Monday.  During the Holy Liturgy, the Patriarch awarded a brother of the Holy Archangels Monastery in Kovilj ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The essence of the Church as a Assembly is the Holy Liturgy in which we have shown unbreakable unity with Christ, but also unity among ourselves

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Christ is Risen! Your Eminences and Graces brothers hierarchs, brothers and sisters, the grace of the Holy Spirit gathered us today at the regular Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Councils and assemblies are a right but at the same time an obligation of us bishops. Of course, councils and councils are ...

The Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2021

Church of Serbia - 1/5/21 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2021 PORFIRIJE By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije celebrates the Holy Liturgy in Nis on Lazarus’ Saturday

Church of Serbia - 26/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Ilarion of Timok and Arsenije of Nis, in the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in Nis, on April 24, 2021, on Lazarus' Saturday.  Among concelebrants also were: protopresbyter-staurophor ...

“The Path to Oikonomia” Receives Rave Reviews

OCP News Service - 13/1/2021 Global:  The book "The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse" written by Dr John G. Panagiotou and published by OCP Publications has received rave critical reviews. Released in July 2020, it is still in the list of top 100 books) in Orthodox Christian section and Christian stewardship ...

THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NATIVITY AND THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/10/21 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. "The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world." (John 1: 9). Beloved Sons and Daughters in the homeland and diaspora, On the feast of the Nativity and Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, with a prayerful spirit, united ...

The Nativity Encyclical of the Serbian Orthodox Church 2020

Church of Serbia - 6/1/2020 The Holy Hierarchical Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church With all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, with the ...

The Beheading of the Holy Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist

Church of Serbia - 14/9/2020 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Why does the Church give such veneration to St. John the Baptist, even fixing a strict fast day in his honour? Here are ten reasons: 1. Our Lord Himself said that St. John was the greatest prophet “among ...

THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM HONOURED FOR HIS ENDEAVOURS PROMOTING CHURCH UNITY – ANNOUNCES DECISION TO HOST PRIMATES IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/11/2019 21st November 2019, Moscow: His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem has been honoured for his dedication and ceaseless efforts in protection and support of unity of the Orthodox faith. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented His Beatitude with the Patriarch Alexy II Prize at a ceremony in Moscow. ...

The Beheading of the Holy Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist

Church of Serbia - 13/9/19 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Why does the Church give such veneration to St. John the Baptist, even fixing a strict fast day in his honour? Here are ten reasons: 1. Our Lord Himself said that St. John was the greatest prophet “among ...

Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 17/6/19 Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) – the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit In the Old Testament, Pentecost was the feast that occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God's gift of the ten commandments to Moses ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2019

Church of Serbia - 25/4/2019 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and Memorial Service for Victims of the NATO Aggression

Church of Serbia - 27/3/19 On the second Sunday of Lent, 24 March 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in Nis with the concelebration of the Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Arsenije of Nis. After the Divine Liturgy, the memorial service (panichida) ...

Remembering Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (+2015)

SVOTS - 19/3/19 March 18th, 2019 marked the fourth anniversary of the earthly departure ofProtopresbyter Thomas Hopko (March 28, 1939-March 18, 2015), Dean of SVOTS from 1992-2002. As we remember this powerful preacher and teacher, I leave you with some of his ever-insightful words for our current season, taken from his book, The Lenten Spring (SVS Press, 1983). “The lenten spring ...

Icon of St. Nektarios streams myrrh on his feast day, Archbishop of Nairobi reports

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission - 17/11/18 A miracle occurred at the seminary in Nairobi recently, reports His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (Tillyrides) of Nairobi and All Kenya. On November 9, the feast of the great St. Nektarios of Aegina, an icon of the saint at the Patriarchal Seminary of Archbishop Makarios III in Nairobi, where they faithfully celebrate ...

A Prayer for the Unity of Orthodox Churches

OCP News Service - 10/9/18 'THEE/THOU' VERSION Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! O Lord Jesus Christ our God, head of the Church that is thy Body, who prayed for thy disciples to the Father, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in ...

The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT ONUPHRIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate  - 27/6/18 On Monday, June 12/25, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Father among the Saints Onuphrios of Egypt, at the his Holy Monastery which is located at a short distance from the Biblical Siloam pool in East Jerusalem. This district is also named “The potter’s field”, because it on the field that ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Expresses her Grief concerning a Bomb Blast at a Rally of Support and Appreciation in Addis Ababa on Saturday

  Haratewahido - 25/6/18  Translated by Deacon Tesfa Mikael News Editor - Ethiopian Affairs -(OCP News Service) - 25/6/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen. We were greatly grieved to hear about the terrible bomb attack that was launched against our people by individuals who did not submit ...

NINE BUILDINGS OF CONCEPTION CONVENT IN MOSCOW RETURNED TO THE CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 25/6/18 Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued an order, ...