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Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

The heavy flood caused damages to the Orthodox church of Theotokos in Wazirabad and to the Orthodox church of Saint Alexander in Lahore.

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What Elder Porphyrios, a Famous Monk-Priest, Says About How Parents and Teachers Need to Treat the Young

What Elder Porphyrios, a Famous Monk-Priest, Says About How Parents and Teachers Need to Treat the Young

ABOUT PARENTAL EDUCATION AND UPBRINGING

The education, says elder Porphyrios, lasts throughout life (lifelong education) and starts from fetal life, and constantly evolving. The most important educations and upbringing is the one held by the family.

According to elder Porphyrios, the family is the first physical means of upbringing [...]

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Announcement of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia about the non canonical actions of Patriarch of Serbia in Indonesia

Announcement of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia about the non canonical actions of Patriarch of Serbia in Indonesia

Much to their surprise, the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia were informed via the official website of the Orthodox Church of Serbia about the visit of His Beatitude Patriarch of Serbia Irinej to Indonesia and his participation in an Interfaith Conference, organized by the Government of the aforementioned Asian country.

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Overseas News

Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope

Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has greeted crowds in Rome’s St Peter’s Square after his election as the Catholic Church’s new Pope.

Appearing on a balcony over the square, he asked the faithful to pray for him. Cheers erupted as he gave a blessing.

The first Latin American [...]

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2012 was in top 10 warmest on record

2012 was in top 10 warmest on record

US scientists say that 2012 was among the 10 warmest years the world has experienced since 1880.

Nasa researchers said it was the ninth warmest year while experts from another American agency said it was the tenth.

Both teams said that temperatures would have been higher if it [...]

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British Airways Check-In Clerk finally wins her court battle over right to wear a cross

British Airways Check-In Clerk finally wins her court battle over right to wear a cross

Daily Mail, January 16

by Stephen Doughty and Davis Wilkes

British Airways check-in clerk Nadia Eweida triumphed over the airline yesterday after a six-year battle to wear her cross at work.

Her right to profess her religious belief should have trumped the airline’s powers to mould its [...]

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Ecumenical Patriarchate

2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together and jointly glorify “Christ, Who is risen from the dead.”

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

On December 19, 2013, His All-Holiness received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University (formerly Robert College) for his extraordinary vision and initiatives for the protection of the natural environment. The award comes on the occasion of Boğaziçi University’s 150th anniversary.

Not only is this Turkish institution of higher learning the [...]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Adlon Hotel, Berlin

(December 4, 2013)

Your Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America,

Your Eminence Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany,

Your Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France,

Beloved Co-celebrants in the Lord;

Your Excellencies and Honorable Representatives of Governments;

Beloved and Esteemed [...]

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Faith

To What Purpose this Waste?

To What Purpose this Waste?

Holy Wednesday faces us with the contrast between two figures, two states of the soul. It is devoted to the remembrance of two actions: the action of the woman who, at Bethany, came to pour a jar of precious ointment on Jesus’s head, and the actions of the disciple who betrayed his Master.

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P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

By P.B. Paschou

 

Let us now come to the famous poetic masterpiece of Kassiani, which is chanted on Great Tuesday evening and is part of Matins for Great Wednesday, that begins “Lord, 
she
 who 
had
 fallen 
in 
many 
sins”. This troparion is chanted in plagal of the fourth tone, and is a poetic lyrically [...]

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The Bridegroom of our Church

The Bridegroom of our Church

His Eminence Metropolitan Eustathios of Sparta

 

The icon of the Bridegroom of the Church, which shows our Lord with a crown of thorns, is the most loving and sympathetic icon for every Christian, even those who are hurting. Those who hurt find rest near the one who hurts.The wounded find comfort in one who [...]

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As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

We already find ourselves to be before Great Week and the cosmo-salvific feast of Pascha. Today is Palm Sunday, in which we celebrate the palm-bearing entrance of our Lord into the Holy City.

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How to Interpret Holy Scriptures as an Orthodox Theologian

How to Interpret Holy Scriptures as an Orthodox Theologian

Augustine, however, set aside the experience of the glorified and replaced the experience of the glorified with two things: the Church and Holy Scripture, that is to say, books, written texts. He shifted the authority in the Church.

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Human Rights and the Orthodox Church

Human Rights and the Orthodox Church

What is the meaning of the term «human rights»?

The adjective «human» attributes something to all humans in general. «Rights» belong to each human individually, unconditionally and without exceptions. Each individual existence, being human, is a bearer of rights.

The word «right» refers to the claim-demand of an individual, [...]

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South Asia News

Pakistan rain and storms kill dozens

Pakistan rain and storms kill dozens

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens more injured after three days of heavy rain and storms in Pakistan, officials say.

Most of the deaths were in the north of the country, where roofs caved in and houses collapsed, killing several children.

Six members of one [...]

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Deaths of pygmy elephants sparks concern in Malaysia

Deaths of pygmy elephants sparks concern in Malaysia

A forlorn and frightened pygmy elephant calf, reaching out its trunk to touch its dead mother.

That’s the heartbreaking scene local authorities came across recently as they patrolled the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in northeastern Borneo.

The mother was one of 14 elephants, the latest one discovered Thursday, found dead over the past few weeks [...]

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Cemetery as battleground for ‘soul of Singapore’

Cemetery as battleground for ‘soul of Singapore’

Millie Phuah arrived at Singapore’s Bukit Brown cemetery on a humid morning, armed with a rake and gloves to clear fallen branches and decaying leaves from her ancestors’ graves.

“I’ve got my great-grandparents on this side … and my grand-uncle will be on this side,” she said, pointing in opposite directions. [...]

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

| 08/09/2014

The heavy flood caused damages to the Orthodox church of Theotokos in Wazirabad and to the Orthodox church of Saint Alexander in Lahore.

Continue Reading

2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

| 25/04/2014

Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together and jointly glorify “Christ, Who is risen from the dead.”

Continue Reading

As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

| 23/04/2014

We already find ourselves to be before Great Week and the cosmo-salvific feast of Pascha. Today is Palm Sunday, in which we celebrate the palm-bearing entrance of our Lord into the Holy City.

Continue Reading

To What Purpose this Waste?

To What Purpose this Waste?

| 23/04/2014

Holy Wednesday faces us with the contrast between two figures, two states of the soul. It is devoted to the remembrance of two actions: the action of the woman who, at Bethany, came to pour a jar of precious ointment on Jesus’s head, and the actions of the disciple who betrayed his Master.

Continue Reading

P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

| 23/04/2014

By P.B. Paschou

 

Let us now come to the famous poetic masterpiece of Kassiani, which is chanted on Great Tuesday evening and is part of Matins for Great Wednesday, that begins “Lord, 
she
 who 
had
 fallen 
in 
many 
sins”. This troparion is chanted in plagal of the fourth tone, and is a poetic lyrically [...]

Continue Reading

How to Interpret Holy Scriptures as an Orthodox Theologian

How to Interpret Holy Scriptures as an Orthodox Theologian

| 23/04/2014

Augustine, however, set aside the experience of the glorified and replaced the experience of the glorified with two things: the Church and Holy Scripture, that is to say, books, written texts. He shifted the authority in the Church.

Continue Reading