This Week in Orthodoxy, July 24, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, July 24, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, July 24th, 2015 Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: “No one should be killed for drinking a glass of...

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Symposium on Patriarch Tikhon at Holy Trinity Monastery,  9-10 Oct

Symposium on Patriarch Tikhon at Holy Trinity Monastery, 9-10 Oct

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary announces that an academic symposium “Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times” will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2015, at Holy Trinity Monastery (ROCOR) in Jordanville, N.Y. The symposium celebrates the 150th anniversary since the birth, and the 90th anniversary since...

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HCHC to Welcome Patriarch of Antioch and Teen SOYO Leadership to Campus During Historic Convention

HCHC to Welcome Patriarch of Antioch and Teen SOYO Leadership to Campus During Historic Convention

Brookline MA – His Beatitude John X, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, will visit the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross on July 20, 2015 as he opens the 52nd Antiochian Archdiocesan Convention to be held next week in Boston. The historic convention will be the first presided over by...

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Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Istanbul—On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America at the Phanar in Constantinople. During the meeting, which took place in a spirit of open exchange in the personal office of...

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‘Baptism By Troll’ As Patriarch Kirill Opens VK Social Networking Page

‘Baptism By Troll’ As Patriarch Kirill Opens VK Social Networking Page

RADIO FREE EUROPE RUSSIA   MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill launched a personal page over the weekend on a popular social-networking site to better engage with Orthodox Christians. But the online foray was overshadowed by a flurry of sarcastic comments posted on the page by atheist and...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 30, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 30, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: • The Christian population in the Middle East continues to dwindle under ISIS attacks • South Florida...

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Patriarch of Romania: 25 Years After the Revolution, What Have We Done with our Freedom?

Patriarch of Romania: 25 Years After the Revolution, What Have We Done with our Freedom?

December 17 marked the 25th anniversary of the Romanian revolt against Communist oppression. During church services commemorating the event, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel remarked: Today we remember from a national point of view the young people who sacrificed themselves on 17 December 1989, at Timisoara, where from the revolution for...

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Ownership of Landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Settled

Ownership of Landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Settled

After years of uncertainty and disputes about the ownership of Sofia landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral, Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet settled the matter by handing a title deed to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod. The decision, taken by the cabinet at a scheduled meeting on October 1, establishes...

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Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Ecumenical Center in Chambesy near Geneva. The aim of the meeting is to edit the earlier adopted draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church....

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Patriarch of Antioch: Balance Tradition with Openness

Patriarch of Antioch: Balance Tradition with Openness

Homily of H.B. Patriarch John X In the Holy Liturgy celebrated at Balamand On June 29th 2014 On the Feast of the Antiochian See “O Antioch lift up your eyes and look around for your sons came like the pearls shining with the light of God from the West and...

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