THE TIME FOR ORTHODOX UNITY IS NOW!

Browsing: Orthodox News Top Stories

Orthodox News Top Stories

Source: Mystagogy The Nativity Fast in the Orthodox Church begins on November 15th. From that time until December 17th (or some observe December 12th) we fast from meat, milk products, and eggs, though fish is allowed. After the 17th (or 12th) we fast also from fish. But fasting from food, according to the command of our Lord, must go hand in hand with spiritual fasting in order for it to be beneficial and have a deeper meaning. For this reason it must be coupled with prayer and almsgiving. Hence, with these fasting periods the Church calls us also to a…

Source: The National Herald | Theodore Kalmoukas BOSTON – Unknown intruder or intruders attempted to rob the St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church in Astoria on Sunday, Nov. 13 around 9PM. It seems that they entered from a basement door, but they left with no plunders because the alarm went off. The intruders went directly to the icon of St. Irene – which is filled with valuable gold and silver items reflecting expressions of faith. They did not manage to break the casing because it is bulletproof and speciallymade. They attempted to break the icon of the Mother of God on the…

Source: Orthodox Church in America Just two months after “Project Buffalo” — a ministry initiated by the Diocese of New York and New Jersey aimed at revitalizing Saints Peter and Paul parish here — thieves stripped $6,000.00 worth of copper from the parish church and made off with an antique, silver-plated Gospel book during the night of Friday, November 11, 2011. After stripping both copper and lead from the church, the thieves broke into the church, apparently through a basement window. Priest Volodymyr Zablotskyy, the parish’s recently appointed acting rector, later determined that the Gospel book also had been taken.…

Source: Interfax Beirut, November 15, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Lebanese President Michel Suleyman discussed at a meeting in Beirut the current complicated situation in the Middle East and they agreed that peaceful changes must be carried out and new manifestations of Christianophobia prevented. “We are extremely concerned about the position of Christian communities in Egypt, Iraq and Libya. We have been witnessing radical growth in Christianophobia in other countries, as well,” the Patriarch said. The Russian Orthodox Church cannot remain indifferent to the fate of the Antiochian Church, whose jurisdiction extends to Syria and…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and South America Wednesday, November 09, 2011 The texts promulgated by this Dialogue are not to be understood as official positions of the Orthodox Church or of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, but rather they reflect the considered theological understanding of the participants in the Dialogue, who are appointed and empowered by the Assembly of Bishops to explore these issues. NEW YORK —The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 81st meeting at St Paul’s College in Washington October 27-28. The meeting was chaired by Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New…

Source: Orthodox Church in America BELLEVUE, WA [OCA] Following an opening Service of Prayer and call to order, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, opened the first plenary session of the 16th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America on Monday evening, October 31, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. After Metropolitan Jonah delivered his opening address, several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops offered reflections on the life of the Church in general and the issues they and the entire Church face in particular. Metropolitan Jonah and the hierarchs then fielded numerous questions from the floor in a…

Source: adeiladenow RUSSIANS have queued to see one of the most treasured Greek Orthodox relics, believed to have miraculous powers to boost fertility, as the country struggles to reverse a population decline. The relic on loan from Greece and the Greek Orthodox Church, that believers venerate as the belt of the Virgin Mary, arrived overnight in Russia’s northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, where hundreds, mostly women, stood in line to pay their respects. Arriving in Russia for the first time in its history, the relic will remain in the Russian imperial capital until Tuesday, after being flown from its home…

Orthodox Christian Events are listed in the Google Calendar provided by Mary Photini. Please click on the State link of your choice for list of Orthodox lectures and events in your area. States (& Canada) are listed in alphabetical order. Pilgrimage/Tours are listed at the end. The Google Calendar is best viewed with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Only States with a corresponding event(s) are listed. *DISCLAIMER:Please click on information link provided for each event to ensure accuracy of content for the lecture/event of particular interest to you. Alaska: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=maryphotini%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Anchorage Arizona: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=r8vphui180rvicu32maokebkg4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Anchorage California: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=0ngojnj87e38tn2jckhkm4b0h0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Anchorage Canada: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=k0o7urg55uv0lb0v64030bhab0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Anchorage Colorado: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=fh61i5h3em8esidq5mq1ilj4d8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Anchorage Connecticut: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=h9vq6skss365f01j9mscbf8q54%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Anchorage…

Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America [SYOSSET, NY] On October 6, 2011, during their Fall 2011 Session, the members of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America adopted and approved “Guidelines for Clergy Use of Online Social Networking.” Available in PDF format, the Guidelines recognize “the popularity of social networking and digital communications” and their exponential growth.  Acknowledging that “the Church should not shy away from these new forms of media, but should be actively present in them,” the hierarchs of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America emphasize the importance of maintaining “healthy…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invited Archbishop Demetrios and the Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, together with leadership of the St. Nicholas Parish and the Archdiocesan Council to his New York City office for the official signing of the agreement by Archdiocesan Council Vice-Chairman Michael…

1 137 138 139 140
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: