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Orthodox - Notable Historical Events

Peter the GreatJan 25, 1721

John Paul IIMay 7, 1999

Boris YeltsinApr 25, 2007

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Orthodox - Historical Events
Date Event
1579-07-08

Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

1652-07-25

Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1721-01-25

Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

1897-03-20

1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY

1902-07-29

Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms

1927-08-19

Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.

1929-08-24

Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem

1944-06-11

1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC

1948-07-08

500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow

1960-04-21

Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.

1965-12-07

Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054

1988-06-05

Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

1990-10-13

1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 yrs held in St Basil's Cathedral

1991-12-28

Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

1992-02-20

Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands

1999-05-07

Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

2000-11-05

Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church

2004-03-17

Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.

2004-09-11

All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).

2004-11-27

Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

2007-04-25

Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

2012-11-04

Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church

2016-02-12

Pope Francis to have historic meeting with head of Russian Orthodox Church

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Orthodox - Birthdays
Date Event
1596-12-21

Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)

1605-05-24

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1759-07-19

Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)

1865-12-19

Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint

1877-11-09

Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1880-09-14

Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)

1885-03-22

Aryeh Levin, Orthodox Jewish rabbi

1894-11-27

Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)

1900-07-10

Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker (d. 1979)

1910-07-23

Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal

1914-06-19

Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)

1914-09-08

Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)

1917-05-01

Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi

1923-02-12

Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi

1927-10-09

Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russion Orthodox Priest

1929-01-23

Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate

1933-05-24

Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi

1959-03-22

Avraham Fried, Orthodox Jewish Musician

1988-12-28

Joshua Youngerman, Orthodox

Orthodox - Notable Weddings

Tina FeyJun 3, 2001

Orthodox - Weddings
Date Event
2001-06-03

Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001-11-20

ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan

2003-07-05

TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

Orthodox - Deaths
Date Event
1589-02-19

Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)

1621-12-30

Saint Job of Maniava, Ukrainian Orthodox Saint (b. 1550)

1646-12-22

Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)

1652-04-15

Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church

1681-08-17

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76

1779-08-24

Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)

1833-01-14

Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)

1837-12-13

Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)

1906-04-11

Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies

1912-02-16

St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)

1961-10-04

Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)

1962-11-29

Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ

1969-03-28

Aryeh Levin, Orthodox Jewish rabbi

1970-04-17

Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92

1971-01-01

Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)

1979-08-24

Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)

1983-12-13

Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)

1989-04-07

Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)

1990-05-03

Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79

1991-10-02

Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies

1995-02-19

Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84

1995-11-02

Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, russion Orthodox Priest, dies at 68

2001-10-04

Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi

2002-08-24

Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)

2005-01-10

Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)

2006-06-08

Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)

2007-07-30

Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

2008-10-07

Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi (b. 1913)

2008-12-05

Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)

2009-11-15

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)

2012-03-17

Pope Shenouda III, Egyptian Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, dies from prostate cancer at 88

2017-12-12

Ultra-Orthodox leader Rabbi Shteinman dies aged 104


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