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This morning after a short illness passed away the Bishop of Glavinitsa John

This morning after a brief illness pass away the bishop of Glavinitsa John. In the last time he served his ministry in the Rila Monastery. Bishop John was born as Stoyan Kostadinov Stoykov on 29.11.1949 in Sofia. Primary and lower secondary education ends in his hometown. Secondary education ends at the Sofia ...

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Western Rite Parish in Pa Home to Two Myrrh-Streaming Icons

Christ the King Orthodox Church, a western rite parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in Tullytown, Pennsylvania, half an hour northeast of Philadelphia, is home to two myrrh-streaming icons. One is a print copy of the wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, and the ...

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Spectacular Saint Sava Celebration in Washington

This two-day celebration was one for the history books in this parish, as it was dually the largest event the St. Luke parish has hosted in many years and the first time that all Serbian organizations in the greater Washington area came together to celebrate St. Sava in at least nine ...

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Dechani Monastery in Kosovo launches English-language website

The long-awaited site contains regularly updated news about the life of the monastery in Serbia’s turbulent breakaway region of Kosovo, along with many scans of materials from the monastery’s library, audio recordings from Divine services, professional photographs of items from the monastery treasury, and an online store from which monastery products can ...

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2,000 people being baptized into holy Orthodoxy in India

A mission team recently arrived in India to begin the process of baptizing 2,000 people into the holy Orthodox Church, including 50-100 former Protestant pastors. This step marks the beginning of the process of receiving over 100,000 people in India into the Church, reports the Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian ...

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Sisanion and Siatista metropolitan dies at 71

Metropolitan Pavlos of Sisanion and Siatista has died. The Greek bishop was found dead in his home in Chalkida by a relative and was transported to the city hospital where doctors were able to confirm his death. Metropolitan Pavlos was born in Chalkida in 1947. He was ordained a deacon ...

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Strong Orthodox Christian presence anticipated at January 18 DC March for Life

January 22, 2019 marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and Orthodox Christians from across the US will be marking the occasion by participating in the annual March for Life in the US Capital on Friday, January 18. His Beatitude, ...

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Patriarch Neofit: We prаy for the victims in Magnitogorsk

Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit sent condolences to Patriarch Kirill of Russia on the incident in Magnitogorsk, in which dozens died. TO HIS HOLINESS KIRIL, PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA YOUR HOLINESS, Beloved in the Lord brother and concelebrant! In the first days of the New Year, when our eyes, filled ...

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Vandals scribbled the church „St. Sedmochislenici“

The Church of the St. Sedmochislenici in Sofia is scratched with graffiti from all sides, according to BGNES. Vandals have painted inverted crosses, pentagrams, faces and inscriptions throughout the building. The perpetrator is still not clear. The space around the church is being renovated along with the renovation of Graf ...

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PATRIARCHAL AND SYNODICAL EPISTLE FOR THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

“Today is coming about an unheard of mystery – God becomes man and the nature is renewed.” (Stichera, Tone 8) Beloved in the Lord children of our Holy Church, The church service is abundant in praise songs that reveal the eternal, intransient and salvific truth. A truth that for more ...

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