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How many Orthodox bishops are in the world?

As best I can tell, there are 941 active, canonical Orthodox bishops in the world right now. Give or take. Compared to the 19th century, that’s a big increase — in

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“We pray that the Lord may help us together heal the wounds caused to the Church”

In an interview with the Romfea agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk talked about his recent trip to Greece and his meetings with the Greek bishops, about the relationship between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Constantinople Patriarchate, as well as about the situation in Ukraine.

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A hidden gem in Paris: Saint Sergius Hill

Are we really in Paris? This is the first question that comes to mind when you arrive on Saint Sergius hill, on Buttes-Chaumont. Here, you will find the best hidden church of Paris and one of the most picturesque areas of the capital.

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A hidden gem in Paris: Saint Sergius Hill

Are we really in Paris? This is the first question that comes to mind when you arrive on Saint Sergius hill, on Buttes-Chaumont. Here, you will find the best hidden church of Paris and one of the most picturesque areas of the capital.

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The autocephalous Church of Ukraine

Early March 2019, the French monthly Esprit published an article by researcher Céline Marangé working at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris). It is entitled “The autocephalous Church of Ukraine” and gives

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Russian Orthodox churches in Tunisia

Two online articles have been recently published on Orthodox churches in Tunisia: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church is located on Mohammed V Avenue in Tunis (see picture above). It was consecrated

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“Chill about the Church-State Dialogue in Greece”

In an article published on February 22 in the French daily La Croix, we read “On February 20, the negotiations to loosen the links between the Orthodox Church and the

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Erdogan proposed reopening a seminar in exchange for a mosque in Athens

On February 15, 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (on the picture with Patriarch Bartholomew) proposed that Athens reopen a mosque that had been closed for nearly two centuries and add a minaret to it, in exchange for the reopening of the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary off the coast of Istanbul.

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Patriarche John X, Calling to form a rescue government that would to pull the country and the people out of the crisis

His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Greek Orthodox Church, called to hurry in forming a Lebanese government. His Beatitude’s words came as part of the Sunday homily during the Divine Liturgy that was held in the Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand.

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Two archpriests of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe are appointed to the commissions of the Inter-conciliar Conference of the Moscow Patriarchate

During its session of December 26, 2019, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to complete the composition of the Inter-Council Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: restoration of unity is a testimony not to human wisdom, but to the power of God

On 3rd November 2019, an official reception on the occasion of the reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe with the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Refectory Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia shared with all those present his thoughts about the reasons behind the historic reunification of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe with the Mother Church.

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International Orthodox academic theologians appeal to Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church to protect academic thought

This appeal of international Orthodox theologians, 86 scholars from 40 academic institutions and 13 countries, is made following the deeply concerning pronouncements and edicts coming from the beloved Patriarchate of Serbia. We have come together with this appeal as we are concerned about impingements on the freedom of speech and academic thought, independence of universities, and ecclesiastical morality. Support for this appeal is great, and the number of signatories to this appeal would have been far greater had we not limited the period to join to three days.

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Days of hospitality, Autumn 2019

By Archpriest Alexander Winogradsky Frenkel (Patrairchate of Jerusalem)
Are we going to dwell in huts, booths, tents, tabernacles? or sukkot\סוכות? From Tishri 14, 5780/October 13, 2019 till Tishri 23, 5780/October 22, 2019, the Jewish Community celebrates the harvesting feast of the Booths

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The Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala

The Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala

The annual Thoma Mar Dionysus Lecture was held at St. Stephen’s College, Mount Tabor (Pathanapuram, India) on November 27, 2018. On this occasion, Dr. Shashi Tharor, a Member of the

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Recently released: “Orthodox Christianity facing the challenges of Western society” (Cerf)

“Heaven is not just the sky over our heads”

In our brief presentation of Father Levalois’ book, we mentioned an interview. Here is the full English translation: Father Christophe Levalois, a teacher and Orthodox priest,  as well as editor

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Recently released: “Orthodox Christianity facing the challenges of Western society” (Cerf)

Orthodox Christianity and the challenges of Western society

Father Christophe Levalois’ book, Le christianisme orthodoxe face aux défis de la société occidentale [Orthodox Christianity and the Challenges of Western Society] (Cerf, 2018) was the topic of an interview

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Un nouveau monastère masculin pour les Îles Britanniques et l’Irlande

A new monastery for monks in England

The Antiochian Patriarchate has recently founded a new monastery for monks in Pontesbury (Shropshire, England): the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert. The Brotherhood’s patron saints are the Glorious Apostles Peter

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« Banjska, le monastère martyr » (Kosovo)

Banjska (Kosovo): the martyred monastery

The site of the Association Solidarité Kosovo, dedicated since 2004 to the help of Serbs in Kosovo, published this presentation: On the outskirts of Kosovska Mitrovica, the mountain range of

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Palestine : le corps de saint Sabbas le Sanctifié placé dans un nouveau reliquaire

A new reliquary for Saint Savvas

On September 30/ October 13, 2018, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Holy Lavra of Saint Savvas the Sanctified by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and many co-celebrants. The Lavra

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To better understand the Ukrainian situation

To better understand the Ukrainian situation

Orthodoxie.com/en has been striving to provide translations from a variety of sources to inform its English speaking readers about the complex situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox landscape. The Archons of St. Andrew

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Japon : « L’église orthodoxe de Hakodate »

The Orthodox Church of Hakodate

Thanks to its location, the island of Hokkaido is the ideal bridge between Russia and Japan. As a sign of this proximity, the oldest Orthodox church of the archipelago has

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Un nouveau site sur les persécutions anti-chrétiennes

A new website dedicated to Christian Persecution

On July 1, 2018, the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle launched a new website dedicated to the persecution of Christians throughout the world, with a special emphasis on the persecution

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En huit ans, dans le cadre du « Programme 200 », on a construit 75 églises à Moscou

In eight years, 75 churches were built in Moscow

Vladimir Resin, Member of the State Duma and curator of “Program 2000”, said that since this program was launched, 75 new churches have been built in Moscow. “In eight years,

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Cours gratuit de musique byzantine à Rhodes (Grèce)

Free Byzantine Chant Lessons in Greece

Registration has begun for the academic year 2018-2019 at the Institute of Ecclesiastical Hymnody of the Holy Metropolis of Rhodes The Institute of Ecclesiastical Hymnody of the Holy Metropolis of Rhode

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An outlook on the Russian Orthodox Church in Tunisia

The Russian Orthodox community has two churches in Tunisia. One was first built in Bizerte, then another one in Tunis. The Russian Orthodox Church in Bizerte was consecrated on September

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« Pourquoi les Russes transforment des bateaux et des trains en églises »

Russians turn boats and trains into churches

The website Russia Beyond posted an article illustrated with pictures (including this one here), explaining why Russians turn boats and trains into churches. Please come this way to read this fascinating

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New map of American Bishops and parishes

New map of American Bishops and parishes

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has just published an updated map of bishops and parishes. It includes names and jurisdictions, as well as

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« Frère Jean : le paradis est dans sa cuisine »

Father Jean, monk, poet, and cook

There was the “kitchen of the devil”, with the sorcerer’s apprentices in molecular gastronomy. Now we have the “kitchen of God”, that of the Orthodox priest Father Jean, in his

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Orthodoxy in Monaco

Orthodoxy in Monaco

For years, the few thousand Orthodox living in or around the Principality of Monaco had to go to Nice or Menton for religious celebrations. Therefore, time had come for Alexandre

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Is it superstitious to pray to the saints?

Is it superstitious to pray to the saints?

Friends How much does the Lord help us through the prayer of his saints! Christians have always invoked their assistance. This is not superstition. It’s rather quite simple. Between friends,

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26 mars (ancien calendrier)/8 avril (nouveau)

The Resurrection and its consequences

The transformation of History We sing “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing Life!” Until the Ascension, we greet each

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