Slowakei: Neuregelung der Priesterbesoldung

Die Slowakei plant eine Neuregelung bei der Entlohnung von Priestern und Geistlichen. Ein entsprechendes Gesetz, das derzeit in Begutachtung ist, sieht vor, dass Geistliche zwar auch künftig vom Staat bezahlt werden, die Verteilung der Subventionen soll aber nicht mehr nach der Anzahl der Geistlichen, sondern nach jener der Gläubigen erfolgen. Geplant ist, dass das Gesetz zum 1. Januar 2020 in...

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Ukraine: Head of OCU greets Ukrainians on entry into force of the law on language

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine greeted Ukrainians on the entry into force of the law on the state language in Ukraine. The greeting is posted on the Facebook page of the head of OCU. "Today, the long-awaited law on language came into force in Ukraine. This year was marked by really great events for us: the rise of the independent Orthodox...

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USA: Historic recordings now available from SVOTS

“So many brilliant and renowned theologians and teachers have graced the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] over its 80-year history,” said Subdeacon Alexander Hatcher, SVOTS Director of Institutional and Advancement. “We are so pleased that now you can literally hear their voices in lectures and talks that had been in danger of being lost or forgotten.” Hundreds of...

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Ukraine: Anniversary Colloquium of European Parishes Launched in Lviv

The 30th Colloquium of European Parishes (CEP) started in Lviv on July 27. 110 European citizens, priests and laymen came to Ukraine to find the answer to the question "How to be active Christians in modern Europe" in discussions. The organizer of the forum in Ukraine is the Foundation of St Volodymyr supported by the charity Foundation "Renovabis."The most numerous groups came from Germany...

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Rumänien: New draft law raises awareness about violence against Christians

MP Daniel Gheorghe has submitted a draft law to parliament that declares August 16 an official Remembrance Day of the Holy Brancoveanu Martyrs and a National Day of Awareness of Violence against Christians. If the draft law will be approved by the Parliament, the following buildings will be illuminated in red on August 16, between 20:00 and 24:00: the Romanian Parliament, the Government of...

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Griechenland: Rare footage of Mount Athos 100 years ago published online

As Pravoslavie.ru reports, extremely rare footage from Mount Athos, shot in 1917 and 1918, has recently come to light online. The video is hosted on the YouTube channel “Mount Athos Film Archive / Αγιορειτική Ταινιοθήκη”, which was created not long ago. The first part of the video actually contains footage of the famous Greek monastery of the Great Meteoron, part of the larger Meteora complex...

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Ungarn: Meeting of Reformed young people of the Carpathian Basin

At this year's Starpoint, we want to show you how we are all surrounded by God’s love, even if we don't feel it or we haven't recognized it yet. In 2019, Debrecen will, again, host the meeting of the Reformed young people of the Carpathian Basin. This time, the theme will be unity and community. Every two years, thousands of Reformed young people between the ages of 14 and 35 from the Carpathian...

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Großbritannien: Neuer griechisch-orthodoxer Erzbischof im Amt

Der neue griechisch-orthodoxe Erzbischof von Thyateira und Großbritannien, Nikitas (Loulias), ist in der Londoner Hagia Sophia-Kathedrale feierlich in sein Amt eingeführt worden. Mit Erzbischof Nikitas sind jetzt die neuen geistlichen Oberhäupter aller drei englischsprachigen Erzeparchien des Ökumenischen Patriarchats von Konstantinopel – außer Großbritannien auch Australien und Nordamerika –...

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USA: Communiqué: Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the USA

COMMUNIQUÉ oft he 22nd Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America, July 13-16, 2019: 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Endowed by God, Treasured by the People: The hierarchs, clergy and delegates representing parishes and diocesan bodies from the three Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States of America met...

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