METROPOLITAN HILARION ISSUES STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH TURMOIL IN BELARUS

The Eastern American Dioscese - ROCOR - 2/9/2020 Having observed with grief and great concern the political upheavals in the Republic of Belarus, we ask that the faithful of the Russian Church Abroad strengthen their prayers for peace and the restoration of lawfulness among our brothers and sisters in that country. Rectors of the parishes and monasteries ...

A Request to Support St Demetrios Monastery from Metropolitan Jonah

OCP News Service - 14/8/2020 A request letter from Metropolitan Jonah to Support the St Demetrios Monastery.   Donations can be processed through http://www.holyaof.org/contribute-st-demetrios-skete.html Please leave your contact information with the donation Donation via PayPal on the Holy Archangels Orthodox Foundation Website. http://www.holyaof.org/contribute-st-demetrios-skete.html Monastery Down-payment donation letter in PDF format Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia St Demetrios Orthodox Monastery August 11, 2020 Dear Friend, Over the past ...

Syria to Construct ‘New Hagia Sophia’ Church with Support from Russia

OCP News Service - 29/7/2020 Damascus Syria: A new 'mini' Hagia Sophia Church will be Constructed in the Syrian Province of Hamma with support and help from the Russian Federation. The idea has been pitched by Mr Nabeul Al-Abdullah, who is the head of a pro-regime loyalist militia in Hamma who will equally contribute a piece of ...

By Decision of the Synod of Bishops, Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff is Granted a Lofty Award

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/5/2020 From the Editors: The Synod of Bishops, hearing the intercession of Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America on the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff, decreed to grant him a lofty award. ...

Swedish Journo Сlaims Muslim Brotherhood Gaining Foothold Within Country’s Defense

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Sputniknews - 10/5/2020 The pan-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood is estimated to have over a million members in 70 countries and has been classified as a terrorist organisation in many countries, including Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The Muslim Brotherhood's network has in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis forged collaborations with the Swedish Armed ...

APPEAL OF THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA TO THE GOD-LOVING FLOCK – IN CONNECTION WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/4/2020 Dear In the Lord fathers, brothers, and sisters! I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the ...

Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York to Parish Rectors, Directors and Teachers of Parish Schools

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 1/3/2020 Beloved in the Lord, Parish Rectors, Directors, and Teachers of Parish and Sunday schools With our blessing and in the framework of the initiated program “School Piggy Bank”, The Prince Vladimir Youth Association, together with the Synodal Youth Department, ...

Iraqi Christians Warn Sweden of ‘Islamist Rule’

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Sputniknews - 6/12/2019 While Swedish researchers have brushed aside the idea of an Islamic takeover despite a dramatic demographic change, they admitted the rise of Islamist indoctrination and increasing tensions. Among Iraqi Christians, there is a widespread belief that many European countries, such as Sweden and France, have “naively” received too many Muslims from the Middle East ...

Local Security Says Church Attack Leaves At Least 14 Dead in Burkina Faso

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Sputniknews - 2/12/2019 According to local sources, the attack happened in the village of Foutouri in the east of the country, which is notorious for crime and the activities of suspected jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda* and Daesh*. At least 14 people were shot to death in a mass shooting in a Protestant church in ...

“Who will be saved?”

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Fr.Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles -  29/10/2019 Who will be saved? (On Salvation) “Grant me my Lord, impersonal happiness”, Misag Medzarents, Armenian poet Whoever says that they know a complete answer to this question is not saying the truth. We really don’t know. We know only one example when Jesus said to somebody that he was saved and that one ...

Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on the Visit to the BlessedLands of Kazakhstan of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 4/10/19 Your Eminence Vladyko, Merciful Father and Chief Pastor of the Orthodox Christians of Kazakhstan, Reverend Brother Hierarch, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Please accept my words of congratulations, filled with Christian love, on the great event of the ...

Who is Man? (On Christian Anthropology)

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By Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 7/9/19 Anthropology is the study of human beings, of who we are. There are many theories and approaches to clarify who is man, what are his components. My article is about my idea on this subject from the Bible point of view, focusing on what Christianity emphasizes regarding ...

Boat-Church Sets Off for Annual Siberian Missionary Trip

Orthodoxchristian - August 2019 Priests, doctors, and social workers have teamed up again for a unique mission trip along the Ob River in central Russia. The missionaries plan to visit 45 remote settlements in this 23rd annual voyage of the Apostle Andrew the First- Called missionary ship, reports Vesti Novosibirsk. The clergy meet with Orthodox faithful in the ...

Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

Unification interviews Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/5/19 On the day of Pascha, I was able to interview His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at the Russian Charitable Organization of St Sergius ...

Sermon by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Upon Entrusting the Episcopal Staff to Newly-Consecrated Bishop Luke of Syracuse

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 14/2/19 Your Grace Bishop Luke, Beloved in the Lord Brother of Mine,  Both of This Monastery and Now In Archpastoral Service: I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your receiving the great grace of episcopacy. Grand and joyous is this feast day not ...

Poroshenko: Ukrainian Orthodox Believers Must Choose Either Ukraine, or Russia

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  Sputniknews - 19/12/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that the Orthodox believers in Ukraine are choosing not between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), but between Ukraine and Russia. "We have no doubt that every Ukrainian will come. Because ...

EPISTLE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS to the Clergy and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 14/12/18 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you”(John 14:27). Having gathered in an expanded session of the Synod of Bishops as we approach the feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” ...

The Spiritual Mission of the Traveling Miracle-Working Icon

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 Bishop Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, caretaker of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign.” -Your Grace, you were appointed caretaker ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated ...