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Feast of 200 Ancient Saints of Spain and Portugal Celebrated for the First Time

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:49

Photo: www.obispadoortodoxo.es The glorification of the ancient saints of the Iberian Peninsula was celebrated by Orthodox hierarchs in Spain on Sunday. Photo: www.obispadoortodoxo.es The feast was celebrated in the Romanian Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Zaragoza, the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region. The Liturgy was headed by His […]

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Orthodoxy has Become the Second Largest Religion in Austria

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:01

Orthodoxy has become the second biggest religion in majority-Catholic Austria, reports Der Standard. While intense debate is underway in Austria on the growing Muslim population, Orthodoxy has quietly and discreetly grown into the second largest religious community in the country. Islam has held the first place in terms of migrants to Austria in recent years. According […]

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Russian Military to Build 3rd Tallest Orthodox Church in the World near Moscow

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:51

Russia’s Ministry of Defense plans to build the military’s main church in the Moscow Region, and it’s going to be big. According to blueprints, the church will be 95 meters tall, making it the third tallest Orthodox church on the planet. As it stands, the first and the second tallest are also Russian: Cathedral of Christ […]

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Twelve Philippine women baptized in Cyprus

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:46

Twelve women from Philippine received Friday, August 31, 2018, the Mystery of Holy Baptism at the St Andrew and All Russian Saints in Episkopeio, Nicosia. The service was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamassos and Oreini. According to the official website of the metropolis, the event is very significant, since it is the […]

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Standford University Doctor of Physics Becomes Orthodox Monk in Crete

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:12

Hieromonk Athenagoras, 34, is a Doctor of Physics from Stanford University in California. Born in Heraklion, Crete, he studied at his hometown and came to the United States for postgraduate studies, where he worked as a researcher. In 2016 he returned home and finally resigned at the Monastery of Saint George in Epanosifi, and a […]

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“As a Result of (Watchman) Nee… I Learned About Theosis”

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:55

Hank “The Bible Answer Man” Hannegraff explains his conversion to Orthodox Christianity, and how Watchman Nee, a Chinese evangelist, led him to understand theosis. ???

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How To “Orthodox”: 10 Simple Tips for New Believers in Orthodoxy

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:58

Quite often, it seems to us that our questions and doubts have no answer; that they destroy the image of the world that the religion paints; and that… they are absolutely unique. We stop looking for the truth when in fact, the reason for our unwillingness to continue looking for truth is our laziness. Every […]

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Does Orthodoxy Need Monastic Orders?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 13:36

Schema-Archimandrite Gabriel (Bunge) speaks about Catholic reforms, Orthodox tradition and the most important objective of monasticism Schema-Archimandrite Gabriel (Bunge) is the abbot of the Monastery of the Exaltation of the Cross located near Lugano, Switzerland. He is a well-known patrologist, theologian and an author of a number of books, which have been translated into numerous European languages. Fr. Gabriel answers […]

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Escaping with Our Lives

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 01:23

This is a tough read, but glory to God who preserved her through it all. by Kat Brigid Smith I was born into a very abusive home in 1973.  My mother was a violent alcoholic; my father was just plain violent and abusive in “other” ways I need not specify.  Though I sought help from […]

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Orthodox Clergy, Faithful Took a Stand for Life Leading Up to Argentina’s Defeat of Pro-Abortion Bill

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:56

On August 9, the senate of Argentina defeated a bill that would have legalized the murder of children in the womb up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Consideration of the bill was accompanied by a wide public discussion, in which Orthodox hierarchs, clergy, and laity took an active part, reports pravoslavie.ru. The South American bishops of the […]

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Mass Baptisms Happen in Rivers All Over Russia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:36

Priests and bishops roll up their sleeves and walk into rivers in their vestments. Hundreds of people of all ages–babies, youth, adults and the elderly–follow them into the water by Michael Tare In recent years, mass baptisms have returned to Russia, necessitated by the mass return to Christianity of the nation after the fall of […]

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Archbishop of Yakutsk Baptizes 100+ in River in a Single Day

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:30

  Photo: pravyakutia.ru      A mass Baptism was recently celebrated in the waters of the Chulman River in the far eastern Yakutia Republic in Russia. His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Yakutsk celebrated the holy Sacrament for more than 100 people on Sunday July 15 in the village of Chulman, which sits along the Chulman River, […]

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Orthodoxy has become the Second Largest Religion in Monaco

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:25

 The Western European city-state of Monaco is overwhelmingly Christian, with 83.2% of the population confessing some form of Christianity according to 2012 statistics. Of this group, the vast majority identifies with Catholicism, the official religion of Monaco. While the city-state remains strongly Catholic, Hello Monaco reports that Orthodoxy has become the second biggest religion there, overtaking Protestantism, […]

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20 Children Baptized in Guatemalan village

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 15:43

Tajumulco, Guatemala, July 6, 2018 Photo: facebook.com Hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans have been embracing the Orthodox faith over the past decade. 500,000 were received into the Ecumenical Patriarchate in January 2010, and more individuals and entire communities have been entering the holy Orthodox Church since then. Most recently, as Jesse Brandow, a missionary to Guatemala […]

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On A Holy Saturday

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:22

by Robert Mims On Holy Saturday, 2018, my life-long search for the ancient Christian faith ended. My hair still damp from baptism, I donned my white robe, clutched a candle and queued up for my first Holy Communion. I was one of more than 20 catechumens to receive the Eucharist, along with several newborn infants. […]

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Plans Underway to Build 4th Orthodox Church in Chechnya

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:15

Plans are underway to build a new Orthodox church in Grozny, the capital city of the Chechen Republic, republic head Ramzan Kadyrov said in a recent interview with Izvestia. Upon completion, there will be just four Orthodox parishes in the entire republic, and two active parishes in Grozny. “There is now a proposal to build a […]

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Church Launches Free Mobile Dining Hall for Homeless

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:34

Bugulma, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, July 2, 2018 Photo: tatmitropolia.ru A new project addressing the needs of the poor and homeless in the territory of the Almetyevsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church was launched recently in the town of Bugulma in the Russian Tatarstan Republic.    On June 14, the head of the diocese’s Social […]

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