Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine

George Alexander Secretary & Spokesperson For Dept. of Church Research and Studies - Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE “By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat and wept When we remembered Zion” (Psalm 136) The Orthodox Study Bible. Types of Orthodox Churches in Ukraine: Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate - UOC-MP Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kievyan Patriarchate-UOC-KP ...

The Glorious Feast of Nativity: 7 January? 29 Kiahk? 25 December?

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January 2015-  Fr. John Ramzy The first Church did not celebrate the birth of Christ. And the actual date of his birth was and still is unknown. The earliest known indication to such a celebration comes in a passing statement by St. Clement of Alexandria who mentions that the Egyptians of his time celebrated the Lord's ...

The Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer

January 2016- Church of Serbia  This holy man is called ``the God-bearer'' because he constantly bore the name of the Living God in his heart and on his lips. According to tradition, he was thus named because he was held in the arms of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ. On a day when the Lord was teaching ...

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 ...

Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution

18/12/15 - Coptic Orthodox Chuch of United Kingdom His Grace Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution. After a short introduction by Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox ...

ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE IN ROME CELEBRATES ITS PATRONAL FEAST

On 6 December 2015, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine in Rome. The celebrations on the occasion of the patronal feast of St Catherine Church were brought ...

FROM HEROD TO ISIS THROUGH CHRIST

In Communion- Pieter Dykhorst- 2015 Having beheld the strange and ineffable humility of the Incarnate God the Word, O Divinely-blessed Baptist, when He bowed His Divine Head to thee and received a servile baptism, thou thyself wast wholly filled with great humility. Entreat therefore this Divinely-loved virtue for us also, who are possessed by pride, that we ...

The Meaning of Grace for the Christian

John G. Panagiotou - August 2015 As Christians, we are called to go into the world a little more sensitive, a little more different than when we arrive on this planet at conception. We are called to eternal life in the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ and to lead others to that same destination. If ...

The Holy Martyrs Cosmas and Damian

July 2015 Cosmas and Damian were unmercenary physicians and miracle-workers. These two saints were brothers, were born in Rome and as children were baptized and brought up in the Christian spirit. They possessed abundant grace from God to heal men and livestock from every disease and suffering, usually by the laying on of hands. They sought ...

“I only ask the West one thing: Stop arming our assassins” – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

July 2015- http://en.abouna.org/ Interview with the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Aphrem II: martyrdom is not a human sacrifice offered to God in order to obtain his favour. This is why it is blasphemous to call suicide bombers “martyrs”. “When we look at martyrs we see that the Church is not just one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Throughout its ...

Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas

June 2015 Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle.Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. In all probability, it appears that Bartholomew and Nathaniel are one and the same person. He was a companion of the Apostle Philip and Philip's sister, the virgin Mariamna and, for some time, a companion of St. John the Theologian. Bartholomew preached the ...

Ecumenism Awareness: The Calendar Controversy ( Julian & Gregorian)

https://saintseraphimorthodox.wordpress.com - May - June 2015 The Orthodox Church is internally divided over the issue of the Church calendar. A minority of Orthodox churches worldwide, beginning in 1923, decided to follow the so-called “New” (Gregorian) Calendar. This is the same calendar used by the Roman Catholics and Protestants, except for the period of Great Lent and Pascha ...

Pope Francis revives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Catholicos Abune Baselios Thomas I

19/6/15 Read Speech by Pope Francis here: Vatican: His Holiness Pope Francis - Primate of the Roman Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome (sometimes called the Previous Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome)  received  His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem  II - Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Anthioch and All East and Catholicos Abune Baselios Thomas ...

Archbishop Ieronymos: ‘Migrants Leave Their Homelands Due to Western World’s Actions

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Katerina Papathanasiou - Greek Reporter- June 2015 “The future of migrants arriving in the country must concern not only Greece but all the European countries,” said Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos during a meeting with a delegation of German members from local Parliaments, the General Secretary of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and other officials, ...

THANKSGIVING SAID IN ROME – AT THE RELICS OF ST CYRIL, EQUAL-TO-THE-APOSTLES ON THE NAME DAY OF THE PRIMATE OF RUSSIAN CHURCH

On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome. To continue the established tradition, the flock of the Patriarchal parishes in Rome, numerous pilgrims, and ...

Infallibility and Pope Sixtus V

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The Infallibility of the Bishop of Rome and the Comical Case of Pope Sixtus V Presbyter Basil A. Georgopoulos - April 2015 On July 18, 1870 at the 4th conference/1/ of the 1st Vatican Council – considered as the 20th Ecumenical Council by Roman-Catholics – after a long historical gestation,/2/ and amidst opposition,/3/ Pope Pius VIII read ...

How Saint Mark of Ephesus behaved in the Dialogue with the Latin’s

February 2015 “‘But if,’ they say, ‘we had devised some middle ground between the dogmas (of the Papists and the Orthodox), then thanks to this we would have united with them and accomplished our business superbly, without at all having been forced to say anything except what corresponds to custom and has been handed down (by ...

Nativity Message from Ecumenical Patriarch

Prot. No. 1377 + BARTHOLOMEW By God's Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, "Christ is descending from the heavens; let us meet Him!" God has appeared on earth and, at the same time, ...

Primacy : An Oriental Orthodox Perspective by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

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October 2014 Introduction It is hardly a matter of dispute that some form of primacy is essential to the sacramental and organizational life of the Church, from presiding over a local Eucharistic celebration to the convening of a synod -universal, regional or local. The first Synod was held in Jerusalem and it was presided over by James, apostle ...

Patriarch Kirill consecrates the church of Holy Martyr Clement – the Orthodox Pope of Rome

September 2014 On September 27, 2014, the Day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Grand Consecration of the church of Holy Martyr Clement, the Pope of Rome, at Zamoskvorechye, and the Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church. His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly ...