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  • Ordination of Priest and Deacon in Melbourne, Australia

    Two ordinations of clergy, a Deacon and a Priest, were conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, on Sunday, January 16, at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen in Melbourne’s South Yarra. Also during the ordinations, His Eminence was accompanied by their Graces, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis and Bishop Evmenios of Kerasounta ,…

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  • Saint Theodosius the Great, Emperor of the Romans (17 January)

    Theodosius the Great was Roman Emperor from 379 to 395. Theodosius was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire. On 27 February 380, he declared “Catholic Christianity” the only legitimate imperial religion, ending state support for the traditional Roman religion. On 27 February 380 he,…

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  • Ecumenical Patriarch met former President of Iran, Ahmadinejad (PHOTOS)

    Yesterday, January 14, 2022, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who served as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for eight years, visited the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on his own initiative. The president had a cordial conversation with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who, among other things, referred to his previous visits to Islamic countries in the context…

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  • Epiphaniy of Kyiv to Patriarch of Alexandria: Kirill has no Christian motive, he only wants revenge

    Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphaniy, declares in a message his support to the Patriarchate of Alexandria and Patriarch Theodore. Metropolitan Epiphaniy in his letter to Patriarch Theodore said that “with deep sadness and pain in our being, we learned about the lawless, wicked, and impious decisions that the Church of Russia adopted to…

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  • Patriarch of Jerusalem presided over funeral for Hagiotaphite Archimandrite Eusevios Dagalas

    On Saturday morning, January 15, 2022, the Hagiotaphite Archimandrite Eusevios Dagalas reposed in the Lord. The blessed brother was found dead in his cell by the Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos. Prior to this morning, the departed had gone to the monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen and led the Byzantine chanting for the feast…

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  • Ordination of Mr Nicholas Kakulas by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea

    He is Worthy! AXIOS! With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Mr Nicholas (Neal) Kakulas was ordained into the Diaconate by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Constantine and Helene on Saturday the 15th of January.  Clergy, chanters  and the faithful from all parishes came…

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  • Holy Father Hilary of Poitiers ( 13 January )

    The holy Hierarch Hilary was born of pagan parents in Gaul, and was trained in philosophy and rhetoric. At a time when paganism was still strong in Gaul, Saint Hilary understood the falsehood of polytheism, and became a Christian, and a great defender of his new Faith. About the year 350 he was ordained Bishop…

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  • Adelaide holds extended, doubly-historic Theophany Celebrations

    2022 was a historic year for the annual Theophany celebrations in the “City of Churches” Adelaide. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of January, 2022, marked the 42nd consecutive annual Glenelg Greek Festival. Hosted by the Inter-Communities Council of the Archdiocesan District of Adelaide at the city’s premier foreshore location, the Glenelg Greek Festival features the…

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  • Metropolitan Evgenios ceremoniously accepts election as new Archbishop of Crete before Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

    The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, on Wednesday morning received the Lesser Minima– Greek for “message” or “announcement” – by the Church of Crete’s Metropolitan of Rethymno & Avlopotamos, His Eminence Evgenios. The latter was elected this week as the new Archbishop of Crete by hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Sacred…

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  • Patriarchate of Alexandria: We face an immoral blow from the Orthodox Russians

    The Patriarchate of Alexandria, after the completion of its working sessions, issued an announcement. During its sessions, the immoral invasion and intrusion of the Russian Church was the main subject of discussion. As the Patriarchate of Alexandria characteristically pointed out, “for the last two years, due to the recognition by Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, of…

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