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  • Great Drone Footage - Huge, Stunning New Military Christian Cathedral in Moscow, Set to Russian Music of Psalm 91

    05/17/2020 4:49:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 5/12/20 | Staff
    AMAZING drone footage of new Orthodox Christian cathedral for Russian Armed Forces looks impressive. The musical background Is Psalm 91More about this church here: Russia's Massive Military Church Will Open in May -- and It is Magnificent
  • CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture

    04/19/2020 9:19:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Click for lovely music! Happy Orthodox Easter! Christ is Risen. He is Risen Indeed!
  • Serbian [Orthodox] Church Asks State to Lift Curfew so Faithful Can Attend Paschal Services

    04/17/2020 6:41:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 4/15/20
    On Tuesday, April 13, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church petitioned the state to lift the recently-instituted curfew this coming weekend so the Orthodox faithful can celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection. In addition to a curfew from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM, President Vucic also banned all movement from 5:00 PM Saturday to 5:00 AM Monday two weeks ago, thus wholly depriving the people of the ability to attend the Sunday Divine Liturgy. After the new measures, the services began to be celebrated without parishioners, although they were celebrated with respect to all the relevant sanitary and safety measures...
  • Metropolitan of Peristeri: Blasphemy to believe that virus can be transmitted by receiving Holy Communion

    03/07/2020 1:54:54 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 53 replies
    Orthodox Times ^ | March 7, 2020 | Church of Greece
    Metropolitan Klimis of Peristeri sent a clear message in every direction at the Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Peristeri and called on the faithful to “receive Holy Communion without fear.” The Metropolitan of Peristeri, who presided over the Service of the Rejoicings to the Theotokos (Chairetismoi ) on the first Friday of Great Lent, stressed that the Holy Communion was the body and blood of Christ and, therefore, it could not contract any disease.
  • Patriarch Daniel of Romania Speaks About Holy Communion and Epidemics

    03/06/2020 12:53:18 PM PST · by lightman · 27 replies
    The National Herald ^ | 6 March A.D. 2020 | NH Staff
    BUCHAREST – The Press office of the Romanian Patriarchate published a communiqué, in the context of extensive media coverage of the coronavirus (Covid – 19) and following requests from some state institutions that the Church should take measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to reduce the population’s fear of this phenomenon. “Believers who are afraid of virus transmission may temporarily refrain from kissing the holy icons in the churches. They can exceptionally ask the priest to use their own spoon for the Holy Communion,” says the announcement by the Church while adding that “these are exceptional measures...
  • The Shocking Difference Between Pentecostal Pastors and ‘Mainline’ Pastors

    02/24/2020 6:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 340 replies ^ | February 24, 2020 | Michael Brown
    According to a new Lifeway Research survey, while 47 percent of “mainline” pastors now support same-sex “marriage,” only 8 percent of evangelical pastors do. More specifically, “Presbyterian or Reformed (49%), Methodist (47%), Lutheran (35%) and Christian/Church of Christ pastors (20%) are more likely to see nothing wrong with same-sex marriage than Baptist (3%) or Pentecostal pastors (1%).” None of this is surprising in the least.First, as noted by Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, “The movement we see among pastors’ views of same-sex marriage has less to do with their denominational tradition than their view of the Bible.”Accordingly, those...
  • Contrary to popular belief, Many U.S. Jews support Trump

    02/23/2020 8:42:39 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 12, 2020 | Yossie Hollander
    In the 2016 US presidential elections, most polls declared that 70% of American Jews voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In my opinion, American Jewish support for Trump is far higher than commonly thought. Before you recommend sending me to a mental health clinic, please read my reasoning in the article below. The first question is, of course, who is a Jew? In the United States, voter registration does not indicate voter religion. Polls are conducted by companies that specialize in the Jewish population. The problem is that these companies are actually surveying a partial and unrepresentative group of the...
  • ‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

    02/05/2020 4:06:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/20 | Ben Sales & Laura Adkins
    Like most of his Orthodox friends, Richard Goldberg was raised a Democrat. But by 2000, Goldberg had affixed a Republican congressional campaign bumper sticker to the maroon Lincoln Town Car he drove to his Orthodox Jewish high school in Chicago. Spurred by concerns about President Bill Clinton’s Israeli-Arab peace process, disgust with the Monica Lewinsky scandal and a desire to emulate his older brother, Goldberg had decided to become a Republican. Though he was not yet old enough to vote, Goldberg knew he was unusual. He remembers walking into Chicago’s largest Judaica store, Rosenblum’s, to see stacks of yarmulkes adorned...
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church Marks One Year Of Independence From Moscow

    01/30/2020 5:17:12 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | Jan 2020 | Tony Wesolowsky
    “Despite the many challenges and opposition from ill-wishers, the past year witnessed the birth of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” Epifaniy said on December 14, 2019, at Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral. “As such, a centuries-long struggle for autocephaly, establishing historical justice by freeing Ukraine from the unsanctioned control of the Russian Church over Ukraine, was accomplished.” The move to establish the OCU heralded a historic break with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), ending more than three centuries of Russian spiritual and temporal control of the dominant faith in Ukraine. It also sparked one of the biggest rifts...
  • Is Reunification of Catholic and Orthodox Churches Imminent?

    01/08/2020 2:01:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | Jan 7, 2020 | Andrew Miller
    The Eastern Orthodox Church is breaking apart. The Russian Orthodox Church cut ties with the patriarch of Alexandria on December 26, following his decision to recognize an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This schism follows the Russian church’s decision to cut ties with the archbishop of Athens and the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople. Both leaders also recognized the new Ukrainian church. There are 14 universally recognized Orthodox churches, plus the Orthodox Church of America and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (which are not universally recognized). The Russian Orthodox Church holds jurisdiction in Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet nations. Therefore, Patriarch...
  • Unorthodox Appeal: How Russian Priests Made History

    01/01/2020 7:14:09 AM PST · by tlozo · 2 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 24, 2019 | Ksenia Luchenko
    The point of the open letter, which has now been signed by nearly 200 priests from across Russia, is brief and specific: the priests call on “those with judicial power who serve in the law enforcement agencies of our country” to review the court rulings in cases of people sentenced to jail time for taking part in Moscow protests, and to make sure that future sentences are fair. “Many of you were baptized in the Orthodox Church and consider yourselves believers. Judicial proceedings should not be repressive, courts should not be used as a means of suppressing dissent, and the...
  • Democrat: All the hate in New York is coming from the Left (52 secs)

    12/29/2019 5:49:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Whatfinger News Video ^ | 29 Dec 2019 | Fox News
  • Black man, 37, pleads not guilty to 'stabbing five people at a Hanukkah party with a machete while completely silent before dousing himself in bleach' in an 'act of domestic terrorism'

    12/29/2019 12:58:16 PM PST · by 867V309 · 65 replies
    dailymail ^ | 29 December 2019 | Megan Sheets
    A man accused of stabbing five people in a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in a predominantly Jewish town in upstate New York on Saturday night has pleaded not guilty. Grafton E Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, was arraigned on five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary in Ramapo Town Court late Sunday morning. His bail was set at $5million.
  • Suspect in Hanukkah stabbing at NY rabbi's home pleads not guilty on attempted murder charges

    12/29/2019 11:14:46 AM PST · by yoe · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2019 | Dom Calicchio, Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The man accused of entering the home of a New York rabbi and stabbing five people with a machete in a horrifying anti-Semitic attack on Saturday night pleaded not guilty to multiple murder charges hours after the attack. Wearing a white jumpsuit, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., appeared at the Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. last Sunday morning, faces five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Bail was set at $5 million.
  • CHANUKAH ATTACK IN MONSEY: Black Man Arrested In Harlem After Stabbing 5 With Machete At Shul

    12/28/2019 10:44:41 PM PST · by Texan4Life · 18 replies
    The Yeshiva World ^ | 12/29/2019 | The Yeshiva World
    Five victims were stabbed by a black man armed with a machete who walked into Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in the Forshay neighborhood of Money and began stabbing people at random. Eyewitnesses tell YWN that the suspect fled in a vehicle and did not say anything before going on his rampage. Hatzolah transported the victims to the hospital – one of them is in critical condition with a stab wound to the chest. At around midnight, the vehicle was located in Harlem, NY, and a suspect was taken into custody.
  • [Vatican Doctrine] CDF official: Anthropology and Scripture document is not ‘open’ to same-sex unions

    12/21/2019 5:09:25 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 20, 2019 | Catholic News Agency
    The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, said Friday that a new document by the Pontifical Biblical Commission does not give an “opening” to the validity of so-called same-sex unions. Morandi referred to the book-length document “Che Cosa E’ L’Uomo? Un itinerio di antropologia biblica” (“What is Man? An Itinerary of Biblical Anthropology”) published by the Vatican as an Italian-language book Dec. 16. The report was written over several years by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which is a part of the CDF, and aims to provide a study of the whole of...
  • Crimea occupying authorities to demolish Ukrainian Church's temple in Yevpatoria – Epifaniy

    11/19/2019 7:12:14 PM PST · by · 49 replies
    UNIAN ^ | 19, November 2019 | Epifaniy
    He says this is the violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion. Photo: Epifaniy/Facebook Photo: Epifaniy/Facebook Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) Epifaniy (Epiphanius) says de-facto authorities in Russia-occupied Crimea are planning to demolish the building of the OCU's temple in the town of Yevpatoria. Read alsoPatriarchate of Alexandria recognizes autocephaly of Orthodox Church of Ukraine According to him, the right to freedom of conscience and religion is being violated at the Cathedral of St. Vladimir and St. Olga in Simferopol and the temple of the Orthodox Church of...
  • A Russian Duchess and Her Extraordinary Martyrdom

    11/10/2019 4:55:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 10, 2019 | Larry Provost
    As the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall is upon us, it is important to remember one of the first martyrs murdered by atheistic communism. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine lived an extraordinary life by any stretch as a Princess in Germany, as Russian nobility, a nun, and finally, as a martyr. Princess Elisabeth was born in Germany in 1864, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was regarded as the most beautiful of her siblings and even rejected a marriage proposal from the future Kaiser Wilhelm II. She married Sergei Alexandrovich in 1884, becoming Grand Duchess...
  • Majority of public want unity government with no ultra-Orthodox Parties

    09/19/2019 4:02:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/19/19 | Jeremy Sharon
    With political machinations and intrigues in full swing following Tuesday’s election, both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz have said they want a national unity government. Netanyahu,however, said that he wants such a government to include his ultra-Orthodox and religious-Zionist allies, which Gantz and his party oppose. Support for a national unity government without the ultra-Orthodox parties is actually widespread, with some two-thirds of the Jewish Israeli public backing such a coalition, including half of all Likud voters.
  • Teen muggers slug three NYC Orthodox Jewish men in the face, sparking hate crime probe

    08/12/2019 1:43:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/12/2019 | Graham Rayman
    A roving band of teen robbers slugged three Orthodox Jewish men in the face in Brooklyn early Monday and tried to rob them, sparking an NYPD hate crime probe, authorities said. The three robbers first walked up to a 71-year-old man on Ross St. near Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg and punched him in the fact about 5 a.m. They checked his pockets, but found nothing to steal and took off. The man was treated at Bellevue Hospital.