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Official luncheon hosted by the President of Hellenic Republic for Orthodox Church Primates

Official luncheon hosted by the President of Hellenic Republic for Orthodox Church Primates CRETE: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offered a toast on behalf of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, at a luncheon hosted in their honor by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos. His All-Holiness thanked the beloved Greek people for their prayerful presence and support

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.

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

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’

Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Besides the Orthodox Church ‘there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms’ The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, the church’s governing body, has adopted hard-line policy positions ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete in June 2016 – stating, among other things, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church there are no other churches, but only heresies and schisms, and

Serve, care for each other, pope tells families at closing Mass in Philadelphia

Serve, care for each other, pope tells families at closing Mass in Philadelphia By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Pope Francis urged the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families to serve and care for each other as freely as God loves the human family. The pope called upon the faithful

Visiting prison, pope says all people need forgiveness, cleansing

Visiting prison, pope says all people need forgiveness, cleansing PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — While pilgrims in Philadelphia put up with a long weekend of lines and security checks at the papal venues, the pope reached out to a group of people whose lives are lines and security checks for years at a time. Pope Francis spent about an hour at
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