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Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Pan-Orthodox Chorostasia at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Washington, D.C.

Your Eminence Elder-Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon, venerable representative of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: I would like to reverently express to You — on behalf of all the fellow brother concelebrants of our Holy Eparchial Synod, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, our entire clergy body and all of…

Ecumenical Patriarch: Holy Physicians constitute special anchor for all those serving in medical field

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued an encyclical regarding the Feast of the Holy Physicians. On October 17, 2021, the Church will honor for the first time the contribution of medical science to humankind following the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Synaxis of the Holy Physicians. The Holy Synod decided to establish the Sunday closest to…

Relics of Elder Joseph of Vatopedi exhumed on Mt. Athos

The holy remains of one of the great Athonite elders of the 20th and 21st centuries were exhumed today at Vatopedi Monastery on the Holy Mountain. Elder Joseph of Vatopedi spent 13 years as a disciple of the great St. Joseph the Hesychast. He remained at New Skete after the repose of his elder in 1959,…

Keeping the faith – Interview with Archbishop Elpidofor

Interview with Archbishop Elpidofor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America In this digital age, do we need more forgiveness and sacrifice in our lives? And where can we look for direction? Monocle Films sat down with Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to find out how the church strives to address…

Thousands travel miles on foot to venerate miraculous Theotokos icon

Every year on the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, thousands of faithful Orthodox Christians go on pilgrimage to Panagia Antifonitria Church on the slopes of Mt. Kryoneritis in the village of Myriokefala in Crete. Many of the pilgrims walk many miles on foot to venerate the wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos…

SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: Christian marriage is the foundation of European civilization

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church submitted objections and opinions on the draft law on same-sex unions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in a timely manner and within the period prescribed by law. The mentioned bill for the Serbian Orthodox Church is unacceptable, because the vast majority of…