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    Interesting happenings in Canada (UOCC and Patriarch Filaret)

    Patriarch Filaret of the UOC-Kyivan Patriarchate began his visit to Canada last week. He was supposed to attend (or concelebrate? it is not clear) Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada's Cathedral in Toronto. At the last minute this was scrapped after an order from Patriarch...
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    Church of Greece says it feeds 250,000 people daily

    http://www.oodegr.com/english/koinwnia/koinwnika/church_soup_kitchen.htm Quote:
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    Latest attempt to unite UOC-KP and UAOC collapses

    Here's the English article on RISU: http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/confessional/orthodox_relations/45938/ And the longer Ukrainian original: http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/confessional/orthodox_relations/45938/
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    Transcarpathia

    Pictures of church life in Transcarpathia / Zakarpattia (apparently of UOC-MP churches). http://www.taday.ru/text/1245036.html
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    Patriarch Kirill in Moldova

    Patriarch Kirill's trip to Moldova has started. http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1642659.html Via Google Translate: Just a question about the pictures in this gallery: http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1642643.html (Sorry but I don't know how to insert images) It shows the Patriarch...
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    Catholic theologian turns Russian Orthodox

    Fr. Gabriel Bunge OSB, a renowned Benedictine hermit and master of Patristic thought, was received into the Russian Orthodox Church a few days ago. Here are two reports that mention this: http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1261695.html (in Russian)...
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    Greek Orthodox Christians of Chicago for Truth and Reform

    What can you say about this group? http://gotruthreform.org In their website, they claim that they are defending the traditions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese against the Ephraimites, and they make distinctions between "faith-abiding priests" and "Ephraimites". Exactly what "traditions"...
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    Orthodox Church of Czech and Slovak Lands

    What calendar does the Orthodox Church of Czech and Slovak Lands employ?
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    Russian Monks

    Just a question: How many monks are there currently in the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville? Also, what is currently the largest Orthodox monastery for men today?
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    St. Peter in Rome

    I've always thought that the Orthodox also consider St. Peter to have lived in Rome and to have founded the Church in Rome. However, the following essay from a Greek Orthodox website rejects this and even denies that the Apostle Peter ever went to Rome. What is the true Orthodox position...
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    Sunday Liturgy

    Hi, all What is the average length of the Sunday Divine Liturgy in your parish, with or without Proskimedia, Hours, Orthros, etc? For those who have "All Night Vigils" what is the typical length of these in your parishes?
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    Typical Psalms and Troparia of the Beatitudes

    Dear All: For the past several months, I have been asking a series of questions on some liturgical topics in several Internet fora (Ustav, Typikon, ByzCath, Monachos, etc.). I hope that this forum will allow me to ask the same questions. I really appreciate the various responses I get in each...
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    Parishes with weekday Matins or Vespers

    Dear all: In past posts, I had asked about parishes with frequent or even daily Divine Liturgy in the USA, Canada, Australia, etc. Now, I'd like to know more about parishes and cathedrals that have kept the tradition of frequent Matins / Orthros or Vespers. Please help me compile a little...
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    Chrism

    In addition to the Patriarch of Constantinople (who gives chrism to all the Greek Orthodox and Arab churches) and the Patriarchs of Moscow, Serbia and Romania as well as the Metropolitan of the OCA, who are the other heads of autocephalous and autonomous churches who make and bless Chrism? (I...
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    Liturgy in Monasteries

    After a long absence from this forum... hello to all! I'm sure that many of the posters here have experienced the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, of Vespers, Orthros, All Night Vigil, etc. in an Orthodox monastery. Can somebody describe the way these are served or offered in monasteries...
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    Daily Divine Liturgies for 40 Days before Christmas

    Dear forum members; The website of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou (www.stirene.org) in New York (under the Ecumenical Patriarchate) is currently advertising the "Sarantaliturgo of Christmas." The Sarantaliturgo is the practice of celebrating Divine...
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    Old Calendar Parishes in New Calendar Jurisdictions and Vice Versa

    I've noticed that in some jurisdictions officially listed as "New Calendar", some parishes continue to be on the Old Calendar. Thus, in addition to the Alaska Diocese, the OCA has the Russian Mission in San Francisco and some other parishes and monasteries in Oregon, California and Canada. I've...
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    All-Night Vigils

    Dear all, I'd also like to know if any real "All-Night Vigils" (that is, vigils that really last through the night, with nary an abbreviation) are still done at present. Aside from Mount Athos, the only place that I've read about as doing it, is the Cathedral at Rue Daru (Paris Exarchate of...
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    Church Slavonic

    Dear All, In the Americas, to what extent do the Churches of the Slavic tradition (Russian, Serb, Ukrainian, ACROD, OCA, Bulgarian) use Church Slavonic in their liturgical services? My own impression is that Slavonic is most extensively used in ROCOR and least used in OCA, but I might be...
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    Model Parishes for Liturgy

    Hello to all, I'm new to this list. I am a 24-year old Catholic in Metro Manila, the Philippines. Although I'm firmly Catholic (don't worry, I won't engage in polemics here) I try to attend a liturgy at least once a month in the nearest Orthodox parish (it's under the Ecumenical Patriarchate)...
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