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02.06.2020 | 10:10
Petition and Prayer from the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care

  “Again we pray for all those that have fallen sick and are in extremity, and for the doctors and nurses and all those in the areas of health, who serve and minister to the sick, offering care and comfort; that the Lord our God will furthermore strengthen them, work through them and guide them…

02.06.2020 | 10:05
Homily on the Lord’s Ascension

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios With the Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven, we may think that His Disciples were sad to be separated from Him. Up until that moment, the Lord was with them. He spoke to them, and they heard His voice. Now He’s gone, and they won’t see Him again! That is how…

02.06.2020 | 9:54
Four Free Resources to Help Young People Stay Healthy and Connected

The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for people of all ages. Social distancing has led to feelings of loneliness. The virus itself has led to feelings of anxiety and fear. And these negative emotions will only be compounded in the weeks ahead as more cities and states reopen. Opportunities to return to school…

01.06.2020 | 18:03
Archbishop of Australia’s homily on commemoration of the Holy Fathers of First Ecumenical Council

  The Archbishop of Australia, His Eminence Makarios, issued a message of unity on the occasion of the celebration of the memory of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Sunday, May 31, is dedicated to the memory of the 318 Holy Fathers who took part in the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea and who…

01.06.2020 | 18:00
Moscow-area clerics who recovered from Covid-19 donating plasma to fight coronavirus

  Many Orthodox clergymen in the greater Moscow who recovered from the Covid-19 virus are now beginning to donate blood plasma for the treatment of other coronavirus-infected patients, according to an announcement by the Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodical Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry.

01.06.2020 | 17:58
Patriarch of Bulgaria issues message on Int’l Children’s Day

The Patriarch of Bulgaria, His Holiness Neophyte, issued a message on International Children’s Day, which in Bulgaria is commemorated on June 1. His Holiness noted that children for the individual, a family and a nation are a blessing and all valuable.

01.06.2020 | 17:57
Bishop of Niksic recounts three days of incarceration by Montenegro police; bemoans continued persecution by state

  The Bishop of Niksic, His Grace Joanikije, spoke this week about the three days he remained jailed by authorities in Montenegro last month, while touching on the provocations and violence now faced by the Orthodox Church and its faithful in the small Adriatic country. Among others, His Grace said he prayed, rested, read a…

01.06.2020 | 17:56
Mount Athos reopens for pilgrims; ceiling set on number per monastery

  The semi-autonomous Orthodox monastic community of Mount Athos has again opened its borders to pilgrims, with the ceiling set at 15 male pilgrims per monastery; less for sketes and hermitages, in an announcement issued by the Holy Community. Additionally, a ban on the movement of pilgrims and visitors from one monastery to the other…

01.06.2020 | 17:55
Ecumenical Patriarch, Patriarch of All Romania reportedly propose common course in deflecting attacks on Church, Holy Communion

  The permanent Holy Synod will again convene on Tuesday, the first session since churches and cathedrals in the country were reopened for services in the presence of worshippers, after two months of a restrictive Covid-19 lockdown. According to information gleaned by the Orthodoxia news agency, members of the Church of Greece’s Holy Synod have…

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