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The Voice of Orthodoxy Donates For the Victims of Hurricanes and Earthquake in Mexico

Contributions generously donated by our readers enabled The Voice of Orthodoxy to send a modest amount to the International Orthodox Christian Charities for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Southeastern Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida and of the Earthquake in Mexico. This ministry received a total of $900 and the entire amount was handed…

Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow appeal for Middle East Christians

Archbishop Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill at Lambeth Palace in October 2016. Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have spoken out in support of Christians in the Middle East. Archbishop Justin was in Moscow for a three-day visit, during which he formally presented and…

Christians beat FEMA, and in so doing, tame Big Government

By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Faith-based groups — Christian nonprofits, specifically — have been busy bees of late, providing more aid to hurricane victims than even FEMA, the federal agency that’s supposed to swoop to the scenes of natural disasters, assess the situation and speed the recovery…

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/9/17 A few days ago, His Excellency Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, visited the temporary site of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Saydnaya. He was accompanied by the members of his family. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency at the entrance…

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine has the right to an autocephalous Local Orthodox Church, and that he will push for its establishment. However, he also stressed that the presence of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine will not mean the banning of any other Orthodox confession within the country, reports Interfax-Religion. “The recognition…

Pan-Orthodox Conference – “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church”

SVOTS – St. Phoebe Center – June 2017 October 6, 2017 – October 7, 2017 St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 This Pan-Orthodox Conference—dedicated to examining diaconal ministry in the Orthodox Church—will include among its presenters one trustee, two professors, and two alumni from St Vladimir’s Seminary. In four sessions,…

Metropolitan Eusebius Resigned from His Office as the Hierarch of South-West America

It has been reported that Catholicos-Patriarch of the East His Holiness Mar Thoma Basilios Paulos II demanded the resignation of Metropolitan Eusebius due to allegations against him which are detrimental to his public witnessing as a bishop. The charges against the bishop have not been sustained in a civil court or ecclesiastical court. With the…

Holy Qurobo at the Basilica of Brussels

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Basilica in Brussels. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates as well as the priests of the Archdiocese. The…

EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO

EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO: “IT SEEMED LIKE OUR TIME HAD COME…” Fund for assistance – 14/9/17 Schema Archimandrite Nektariy and brethren of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City are alive and well after the 8.4 earthquake in Mexico. Fr Nektariy wrote to FFA: “You could only hear the cracking of walls and furniture and things…

Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Receives Orthodox Unity Award from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Tawadros II – Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria received the prestigious ‘Award of the Unity of Orthodox People’ from His Holiness Kirill – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The ceremony was held on 23rd of…

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