Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist Upgraded to a Shrine

OCP News Service - 25/5/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Jerusalem Patriarchate held on 24th May 20201, has decided to upgrade the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist to a shrine by the name 'Pilgrimage Holy Monastery of Theophany'. This monastery is located on the East Bank of the Jordan River Source: OCP News ...

Patriarch Porfirije: Let everything we do be imbued with faith in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 13/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the side chapel of Saint John the Theologian at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade on 11 April 2021, on the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent. (phоto gallery ). His Holiness Patriarch expressed great satisfaction and joy that ...

Suceava’s priests officiate memorial service to mark one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Romania

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 7/3/21 The victims of the coronavirus pandemic were remembered Wednesday at a Chapel of Saint John the New Monastery in Suceava. The Divine Liturgy and a memorial service were officiated by several clerics from the Archdiocese. “We prayed for all those who were killed by this virus, but especially for those ...

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

Church of Serbia - 22/01/21 Bishop Irinej of Backa: Everything that the apostles of Christ testified - that is what St. John testified. In his person all the spiritual deeds, all the spiritual virtues of the greatest pleasures of God are united. On Tuesday, 20 January 2021, His Grace Irinej Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa  celebrated ...

Banat Metropolitan celebrates name day by sending gifts to Timișoara prison, neuropsychiatric hospitals

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 14/1/21 On the feast of Saint John the Baptist, Metropolitan Ioan of Banat turned his attention to the inmates of Timișoara’s prison. Ten prisoners selected with the help of the penitentiary management received financial aid from the Metropolitan. Five of the detainees are called John, the Metropolis of Banat noted. The money ...

Church of Saint John the Baptist Consecrated in the Zagradje Monastery

Church of Serbia - 2/10/2019 Restoration of the Zagradje Monastery, the endowment of Stefan Vukcic Kosaca, Herzog of Saint Sava, lasted for more than twenty years. His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, and Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Mileseva, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Sergije of ...

Hierarchal Liturgy At The Birthplace of Patriarch Pavle

Church of Serbia - 18/9/19 The Feast day of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, the day when Serbian Patriarch Pavle was born in 1914, was prayerfully celebrated in the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Kucanci on 11 September 2019. Their Graces Bishops Metodije of Deoclea and Jovan of Slavonia celebrated the Holy ...

A Group of Albanians tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije to officiate Liturgy at Svach near Ulcinj

Church of Serbia - 10/7/18 A group of twenty Albanians yesterday tried to stop Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral to serve the Holy Liturgy with priests and the faithful on the foundations of the church of Saint John the Baptist at Svach near Ulcinj. The group of twenty Albanians led by Haxhi Sulejmani, councilor of the ...

Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

Church of Serbia - 21/5/18 The Apostle and Evangelist St. John, called the Theologian, was the son of Salome and Zebedee, a fisherman of Galilee. Zebedee possessed rather vast holdings, workers and was a member of some importance in the Jewish community, having access to the high priest. John's mother Salome is mentioned in the ranks ...

The fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Church of Serbia - 18/3/18 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How much it must grieve a father or a mother to see his or her child suffering without reason. To undergo pain and confusion — for what? Where is God in our plight — we may often ask ourselves. Where is God in all this pain ...

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

Church of Serbia - 22/1/18 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly ...

Martyr John of Damascus

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Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. When ...

Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 5/12/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Teodosije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple on Senjak in Belgrade on 4 December 2017. The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophors Milosav Glogovac, ...

The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John

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Church of Serbia - September 2017 The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist: The Evangelists Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29) provide accounts about the martyric end of John the Baptist in the year 32 after the Birth of Christ. Following the Baptism of the Lord, Saint John the Baptist was locked ...

The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

Church of Serbia - July 2017 On the feast day of the Nativity of the Saint John the Prophet and Forerunner John. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Vienna. During the service the members of the First Belgrade Choral Society sang responses ...

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 22/1/17 On Friday, January 20th, 2017, when our Church prayerfully celebrates the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana served its Patron Saint-day. Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, at the Cathedral church of Holy Transfiguration in Zagreb, with the concelebration of Bishop ...

Bishop Angaelos comments a day after the brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church – Cairo

Coptic Orthodox Church-UK - 12/12/16 HG Bishop Angaelos comments a day after brutal bombing and murder of 25 people in St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Cairo. Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst of humanity, ...

Patriarch of Romania at Samurcasesti Monastery: “Mother of God Is the Living Icon of the Church”

Andrei Pau - Basilica News Agency - August 2016 The body which gave body to the Son of God through the work of the Holy Spirit could not be decayed, the same as the Body of Christ did not stay in the tomb, but rose the third day after death, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church ...

DE- MINING THE BAPTISM SITE WITH THE HALO TRUST

HALO TRUST -Anna Koulouris - July 2016 DONATE NOW Every day of the year, pilgrims from around the world can be seen filling shrines of the Holy Land, stepping in, touching and venerating the sites where Jesus Christ once was physically present. However, at the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, also known as Qaser al Yahud, eight ...

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Serbia- July 2016 Among the Church's feasts, there are three in honor of God's saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts are the ...