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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…

ARCHBISHOP THEOPHAN RULING HIERACH OF BERLIN AND GERMANY PASSES AWAY

Pravoslavie.ru – 12/91/7 Pic – Photo: foma.ru +Memory Eternal+ The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today Sept 12, 2017), in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page….

Anniversary of the Vatican-Ustashe genocide against the Orthodox Church marked in Jasenovac

by ORTHODOXY COGNATE PAGE on SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Orthodox Church – September 2017 Orthodox Church has again commemorated persecution by Vatican-Croat-NAZI persecution of Serbian Orthodox Christians in Hitler-occupied Yugoslavia. In April 1941 Hitler occupied Kingdom of Yugoslavia and established NAZI(Ustashe) Croatia. Immediately Croat NAZI regime and the Roman-Catholic Church have organized dozens of death camps,…

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The Voice of Orthodoxy, Inc. seeks funds for immediate relief efforts of Hurricane victims in Texas and Florida

The Voice of Orthodoxy, Inc., a not-for-profit religious and charitable corporation is raising funds for the relief of victims of HURRICANE HARVEY in Southeastern Texas and HURRICANE IRMA in Florida, who lost homes and their valuables and need immediate assistance for rehabilitation. Most of the Christian Churches have already appealed their members to raise funds for relief efforts of philanthropic and governmental agencies. These regions require billions of dollars for relief efforts and for rehabilitating the suffering victims who have no other assistance available.

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