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Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar, BBC reports. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of …

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Baptism ceremony held in Tbilisi

The 60th baptism ceremony was held at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi yesterday. A total of 800 infants have become godchildren of Georgian Patriarch Ilia II at 20:00 local time. The …

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Kazakh president extends Christmas greetings

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his Christmas greetings to the Orthodox Christians of the country, according to the press service of Akorda. "Dear compatriots! Congratulations on the bright holiday …

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Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …

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Georgia's Patriarch Ilia II turns 86

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II turned 86 today. Georgian top officials have congratulated the patriarch on the day, wished him health and long live. Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze wrote that …

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Georgia celebrating St. George's Day - Giorgoba

Today Georgia is celebrating one of the most important religious holidays in the country - the St. George's Day or Giorgoba. Festive services, dedicated to this day, are held in all the acting churches of Georgia. Especially this …

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Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that further Eucharistic ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople are impossible, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations …

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Batumi citizens celebrate Epiphany

Hundreds of people in Batumi took part in the ceremony commonly known as the Epiphany dip last night. The Black Sea was traditionally blessed by the Archbishop of Batumi and Lazeti, Dimitry, Agenda.ge reported. It is …

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Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany

Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating the main Christian holidays on January 19th, the day of the Epiphany. It is the oldest Christian holiday dedicated to the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It …

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