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Reception of Ecumenical Patriarch and of the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches, at the Saint Titus Cathedral

Reception of Ecumenical Patriarch and of the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches, at the Saint Titus Cathedral CRETE: His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches were warmly welcomed, this afternoon, by a large crowd of faithful, the representatives of the Greek government and the local authorities, as they arrived at the square of Saint Titus Cathedral in Heraklion. His All-Holiness,

Orthodox Church in Crete; Holy and Great Council moving forward

Orthodox Church in Crete; Holy and Great Council moving forward His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived on the Greek island at 1 p.m. on 15 June, where he convenes the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the first gathering of its kind in some 1,000 years. More representatives from self-governing Orthodox Churches arrived on 16 June.

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission” His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy and Great Council, he said, is “our sacred mission.”

Despite New Pullout by Russia, Orthodox Synod to Take Place as Scheduled

Despite New Pullout by Russia, Orthodox Synod to Take Place as Scheduled The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Wednesday said a historic meeting of church leaders — the first in more than a millennium — will take place on the Greek island of Crete despite a pullout by Russia.

Russia to skip first Orthodox convention in 1,229 years

Russia to skip first Orthodox convention in 1,229 years The rift between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Istanbul-based Greek Patriarchate over influence in the Orthodox Christian world surfaced once again on Monday. The Russian Orthodox Church said it would not attend a historic meeting with all of the world’s Orthodox churches, because other churches have walked out.

Entries open for logo design contest of Ahmedabad OCYM International conference

Entries open for logo design contest of Ahmedabad OCYM International conference Organizers of the International Conference of Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) have called up on professional designers to design a logo for its upcoming mega international youth conference. Some of the official rules for the contest state the logos must not have any copyrighted material.

Criteria for deciding a common date for Pascha (Easter)

Criteria for deciding a common date for Pascha (Easter) Christos Aneste! Alithos Aneste!! Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!! We Wish You a Very Blessed and Joyful Pascha! As we enter this Paschal Season of 2016, we intend to take the attention of our readers not to the most mystifying historical and theological truth of the Resurrection of

Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES) formed

Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES) formed A common platform for all Christian Educational Institutions in the state by the Churches which manages Educational Institutions have formed the Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES). This association will bring all Christian Educational Institutions under one umbrella

New Office bearers for NCCI; Bishop Dr. P. C. Singh as new president installed

New Office bearers for NCCI; Bishop Dr. P. C. Singh as new president installed Rt. Rev. Dr. P. C. Singh, Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese, Church of North India since 2004; Deputy Moderator of Church of North India since 2014 will be the new President for NCCI for the next 5 years.Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad will be the new General secretary for the next five

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr

Some Thoughts On the Icon of St. George, the Martyr When we recall St. George, the most popular saint in Christianity, the first image that comes to mind is that of a brave young soldier riding a horse over a dragon (snake) and trying to thwart (kill) the dragon with a spear. The icon of St. George (picture) commonly seen
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