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16.02.2019 | 14:43
Iron Church in Istanbul shining once more: Bulgarian PM

Bulgaria’s prime minister met on Feb. 12 with a Turkish architect who restored the Bulgarian St. Stephen Orthodox Church in Istanbul, saying that the structure shines once more, according to the country’s cabinet press service. Boyko Borissov thanked the church’s restoration team led by Fikriye Bulunmaz as well as Turkish authorities who had contributed to…

16.02.2019 | 14:37
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit Stockholm

It is with great joy that we inform our faithful Christian flock in Scandinavia, as well as the friends and supporters of the Holy Metropolis of Sweden and All Scandinavia, that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will conduct an official visit to the see of our Holy Metropolis in Stockholm from September 28 – October…

16.02.2019 | 13:40
Orthodox Youth to meet in Craiova for ‘faith, hope, and love’ this autumn

The Archdiocese of Craiova is preparing for the International Meeting of Orthodox Youth (ITO2019) that will take place this autumn and will gather young people from all across the world urging for ‘faith, hope, and love.’ The organizing committee said that Craiova will become ‘the capital city of Orthodox Youth’ on September 5-8, 2019. The…

16.02.2019 | 13:30
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord celebrated in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade on 15 February 2019. His Holiness was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Nenad Popovic from Birmingham’s Lazarica; presbyters Arsenije Arsenijevic, dean of the church, Novo Gojic and Dusan Mihajlovic from the parish of Saint Nicholas…

16.02.2019 | 10:25
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple at the Jerusalem Patriarchate (VIDEO)

On Friday, February 2/15, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya, which is located near the Patriarchate at the Christian Quarter. On this Feast the Church celebrates the entrance of the Lord in the Temple of Solomon when He…

15.02.2019 | 21:44

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15.02.2019 | 20:26
News in Brief

Today, February 15, is the feast day of St. Onesimus the Apostle, for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Concerns were rampant within the Church hierarchy and among the faithful on Friday, a day after a razor-slim vote in Greece’s parliament conditionally approved revisions for the Greek constitution’s article 3, which delineates Church-state relations in the predominately…

15.02.2019 | 16:10
More reports of arrests, persecution of Christians in Iran

Almost daily arrests of Christians in Iran, along with the jailing of priests, are the latest reports out of the Middle East country. Members of the shrinking Christian communities that remain in the country are reportedly observing sacraments in private, under the fear of arrest and attacks by Islamists. According to reports, such instances of…

15.02.2019 | 16:06
‘Thorns’ remain in ongoing Church-state dialogue

  A new meeting, probably on Tuesday, is expected to take place between members of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece’s standing Holy Synod and the Greek education and religious affairs minister. Indications from the dialogue between the two sides so far shows that the Church is not willing to back down from its positions…

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