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St-John Chrysostom
Society of St John Chrysostom UK
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The Road from Rome to Moscow: Kirill and Francis meet in Cuba - Dr Brandon Gallaher
In around 1515, the Monk Filofei of Pskov wrote to Grand Duke Vasily III of Moscow calling him to the high office o Emperor (Tsar) of the Third and Final Rome. The first two Romes, Filofei told him, had fallen due to corruption and heresy but “the thi...

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Homily: Sunday after the Nativity, Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, London
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself, whether in person or on line, in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna for the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord - the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, as it is also known in England - you will witness a love...

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Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God - Monastery of the Holy Cross, Chevetogne
The monks of Chevetogne now have their own Mixlr channel , broadcasting their celebrations of the Vigils and Divine Liturgies. Here is the recording of the Liturgy for the Dormition-Assumption, with the friendly visit of the magnificent choir of the Russian...

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Patriarch Gregorios: LIght a Candle of Peace for Syria
The Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III has launched an initiative entitled, Light a Candle for Hope and Peace in Syria. He has appealed to all the faithful of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate and all believers throughout the world, includ...

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Nativity Encyclical Letter from Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch
Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III Patriarch Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem For the Feast of the Nativity 25 December 2014 From Gregorios III, servant of Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, o...

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Patriarch Gregorios: Reflections on the anti-takfiri coalition
Certain thoughts spring to mind in view of the joint readiness of many, particularly European, countries to fight Islamic State and variously named takfiri groups: -         Why are some countries, especially those of the region where there has been bloodsh...

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Melkite Patriarch Gregorios' Prayer for Peace and Relief in Syria Initiative
On the initiative of Patriarch Gregorios III (Laham) and after consultation with other patriarchs and bishops in Damascus, daily prayer services for peace in Syria and the Middle East will be held in turn in the city’s churches of all denominations. The fir...

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Patriarch Gregorios: After the visit to Christian Valley and while flying to the Witness Summit in Washington
Today, the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin brings glad tidings to the universe. My prayer is for joy to fill the hearts of millions of people in our Arab countries, which are so filled with worries, fears, suffering and tragedy that impact lives both in...

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Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to His Holiness Pope Francis during the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Andrew in the Venerable Patriarchal Church
Your Holiness Pope Francis, beloved brother in Christ, bishop of Senior Rome, We offer glory and praise to our God in Trinity for deeming us worthy of the ineffable joy and special honour of the personal presence here of Your Holiness on the occasion of thi...

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Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to His Holiness Pope Francis during the Doxology in the Patriarchal Church on His Official Visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate (November 29, 2014)
Your Holiness, In offering glory to the all-good God in Trinity, we welcome You and Your honorable entourage to this sacred place, the hierarchal See of the historical and martyric Church charged by divine providence with a profoundly responsible ministry a...
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