Culture

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New Testament.

A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 — is set to be published.

At present, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century (the years 101 to 200).

Exhibition on Wehrmacht crimes in Serbian opens

Exhibition on Wehrmacht crimes in Serbian opens
Exhibition on Wehrmacht crimes in Serbian opens
Exhibition on Wehrmacht crimes in Serbian opens
Exhibition on Wehrmacht crimes in Serbian opens

An exhibition on crimes committed by the Wehrmacht in Serbia during World War II has opened at Dom Vojske Srbije in Belgrade.

The author of the exhibition, which includes photos and documents related to the crimes committed by Wehrmacht troops against Jews, Serbs and Roma in Serbia, is Miroljub Filipovic.

Starting 2015 with numerous results

Starting 2015 with numerous results
Starting 2015 with numerous results
Starting 2015 with numerous results
Starting 2015 with numerous results

Dear friends,

In the year behind us, we faced a flood and many of our compatriots have lost everything they had been acquiring all their lives. In addition, many other people needed support to improve their situation.

Bearing all this in mind, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, with the support of numerous partners, companies, individual donors, organizations and volunteers was striving to help wherever it was needed by implementing a number of projects that have brought delight and joy to people they were intended for.

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in the opening of 5th Christmas Festival of Religious Music in Moscow

On 9 January 2015, the 5th Christmas Festival of Religious Music opened at the International House of Music in Moscow. Mr. Vladimir Spivakov, President of the Moscow International House of Music, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, act as artistic directors of the Festival.

Keynote Addresses & Core Courses of The Right Rev. Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić) of Herzegovina

STS. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE ORTHODOX INSTITUTE

February 16 –20, 2015 • St Sava Church • Phoenix, AZ

In Cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of SOC

Keynote Addresses & Core Courses
The Right Rev. Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić) of Herzegovina

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Core Courses
Gospel, Revelation & the Living Tradition • Freedom, Spiritual Warfare & Cross • Love, Church & Prayer • Christ – The Alpha and Omega • Emmanuel & Theosis • Conversing with a Bishop • New Pascha – Divine Liturgy in the Land of the Living • Holy Fathers, the Bible and Us • The Return to Wonder: on Holiness and Responsibility • Eschatology and Theosis according to St. Maximus the Confessor • The Kosovo Covenant • Synodality and Canonical Tradition • Democracy and Human Rights in the Light of the Church • On Orthodox Ecumenism • The Eschata in Our Daily Life

The name of St. Parphyrios the Kapsokalivite has been added to the Russian Orthodox Church calendar for commemoration

This decision was made at the meeting of the Holy Synod on December 25, 2014. The Holy Synod decreed that Venerable Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite should be commemorated on December 2.

This year’s final meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Synodal Hall of the official Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.