Pan-Orthodox Conference – “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church”

SVOTS - St. Phoebe Center - June 2017 October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 This Pan-Orthodox Conference—dedicated to examining diaconal ministry in the Orthodox Church—will include among its presenters one trustee, two professors, and two alumni from St Vladimir’s Seminary. In four sessions, participants will hear a variety ...

Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine

OCP News Service - 30/5/17-  George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under Vatican) Recently Patriarch Kirill appealed ...

Canada’s Trudeau asks Pope to apologize for Catholic Church’s abuse of indigenous children

Pope Francis meets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau during a private audience at the Vatican, May 29, 2017. © Ettore Ferrari / Reuters

RT.com - 30/5/17 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children in schools run by the Catholic Church. Canada’s “residential schools” system was set up in the late 19th century to assimilate native peoples into Canadian society. Children were separated from their families ...

The True Message of Fatima?

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Orthodox England - May 2017 Introduction In six visions over a period of six months in 1917 three peasant children from a Portuguese village were told by the Mother of God of the destiny of a country called Russia. These shepherd children, who had never been to Lisbon, let alone heard of Russia, came to hear of this ...

Three Popes & a Patriarch & the Impossible task of Orthodox Christian Unity

George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research and Studies - Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE - OCP News Service  Buy the Second Edition of 'Orthodox Dilemma' - a unique book on Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity Some thoughts Great gesture of ecumenism in Egypt between Pope Tawadros II and Pope Francis. Both Prelates signed documents to mutually recognize baptism i.e., ...

The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

Archbishopcranmer - 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets within ...

Venerable Alexis the Man of God

Church of Serbia - March-April 2017 Saint Alexis was born at Rome into the family of the pious and poverty-loving Euphemianus and Aglais. The couple was childless for a long time and constantly prayed the Lord to grant them a child. And the Lord consoled the couple with the birth of their son Alexis. At six years ...

Roman Catholic – Oriental Orthodox Dialogue – 2017

MOTV - 31/1/17 The 14th meeting of the International Joint Commission For Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and Oriental Orthodox Churches took place in Rome from January 22-27 2017, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Representatives of the following Oriental Orthodox Churches took part in the conference.  The Coptic Orthodox Church, the Syriac ...

Pope, Patriarch to Make Progress on Practical Agenda of Helping Christians

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Sputniknews - 19/1/17 Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill are likely to make progress when they meet in Havana, Cuba on boosting cooperation to help Christian communities in distress around the world, prominent ecumenical experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — "The planned meeting between Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill is of enormous significance," Jerusalem’s Tantur Ecumenical Institute ...

A new Virginmartyr has been enlisted in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church: Saint Agnes

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - November 2016 The Holy Synod approved the enlistment of the Holy Virginmartyr Agnes (feast day on January 21st) in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The decision was taken during the working session of the Holy Synod, carried out on 29 October 2016, at the Synodal Hall of the ...

‘The Fathers on the Holy Eucharist’ – Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos

MOTV- 29/10/16 - Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos In recent years there has been a growing interest to learn what the early Fathers of the Church have said and taught not only on the fundamentals of Christian faith but also on the discipline and the morals of the Church. I have reproduced below the teachings of certain important ...

PAST TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS SHOW GREATEST GROWTH OF FAITH IN RUSSIA—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - October 2016 Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a meeting with a group of professors and 250 students ...

A Response to Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s Article on ‘Orthodox Schism’ in Ukraine

George Alexander - OCP News Service - 7/10/16 On 12 September 2016, Catholic Herald published an article by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith titled ‘An Orthodox schism could be looming. But there might just be a Catholic solution’. Vatican & Uniate Reunion: Indian, Syriac Orthodox & Thozhiyoor Faithful Join Malankara Eastern Catholic Rite He speaks on the ongoing schisms and ...

Pope Francis Arrives in Armenia – Photos

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 24/6/16 Yerevan: His Holiness Pope Francis (The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome) arrived in Armenia on 24/6/16. Pope Francis was received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenia, President Serzh Sargsyan and other dignitaries.  Additional Notes: The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox Church until the great ...

ADDRESS OF METROPOLITAN BENJAMIN OF VLADIVOSTOK AND PRIMORSK ON ORTHODOX PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra - June 2016 April 19, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, hosted the conference: “The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations.” Taking part in the work of the conference were prominent bishops, clergy, and laity. Among those called to take part in the conference was ...

Russian Cathedral Named One of Top 10 Landmarks in the World by TripAdvisor

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

www.sputniknews.com - May 2016 The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a majestic Orthodox cathedral and one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, has been recognized as one of the world's top landmarks by the world’s largest travel site. One of Russia's most iconic cathedrals ranked seventh in the Landmarks category of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards, thus ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD REGARDS UNIA AS RUNNING SORE IN ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC RELATIONS

Moscow Patriarchate - April 2016 At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2). Assessing the results of His Holiness’s meeting with Pope Francis of Rome, ...

OCP Chancellor Slams Vatican Ecumenism & Uniate Movement

Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago - Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate

OCP News Service- 8/4/16 Statement by Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago - Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on the recent conversion of a group Oriental Orthodox faithful to Roman Catholicism through Uniate Movement in India.  Vatican & Uniate Reunion: Indian, Syriac Orthodox & Thozhiyoor Faithful Join Malankara Eastern Catholic Rite: https://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=46720 (If anyone wants to join the Roman ...

Patriarch Kirill Criticizes Union with Rome

Orthodox Church - 22/3/16 Moscow Orthodox Patriarch Criticizes Union with Rome Moscow- Russia: His Holiness, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril I, at the Feast of Victory of Orthodoxy (20th March 2016) held a speech in which he strongly criticized union with Latins, that the former Orthodox Christians, now known as "Eastern Catholics" signed with Rome, during ...

METROPOLITAN PAUL OF SIATISTA: “THE FALL OF GREECE WAS PLANNED”

www.pravoslavie.ru - 4/3/16 AgionOros.ru has published the main points from an article by Metropolitan Paul of Sisanion and Siatista which has provoked a wide response in Greece. According to the hierarch, “the Greek rulers for many years have been committing crimes against the motherland and the nation. Not only did they ruin the Greek economy, but they also ...