20/4/14 Click here to watch video message: The Patriarchal Epistle of the Great Feast of the Resurrection (Eeda Qadisha D’Qyamta) by His Holiness MarDinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East-April 20, 2014. Source:    

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By April Thompson http://www.commdiginews.com - 20/4/14 DALLAS -- This year the liturgical calendars of the Eastern and Western churches coincide, and all of Christendom will celebrate Easter this Sunday, April 20. Christians often mark this most important holiday in Christianity with pageantry and by inviting non-Christians in their communities to join their celebrations. However, for believers who live in ...

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April 2014 DAMASCUS - The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual. At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church – just a few minutes walk from a school where a mortar attack killed several children and ...

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20/4/14 Russia will continue humanitarian aid to Syria and assistance to the Russian citizens who have decided to leave the country for security reasons, the Foreign Ministry said. On Tuesday, April 15, an Ilyushin-76 plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations delivered 15 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria’s main seaport of Latakia on the ...

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20/4/14 On the eve of Easter, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for  Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners of the Cathedral of Christ the  Savior. “Politically, Ukraine is a foreign country, but spiritually and historically, this has never been so. We are the same nation before God, we practice the same Orthodox religion, however ...

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Two Orthodox Chapels Have Burned to the Ground in the Simbirsk Diocese

April 20, 2014 Featured News

Russia – April 2014 April 16, 2014. PRAVMIR. In the village of Kaldais, Inzensky district, two  Orthodox chapels and a baptistery have burned to the ground. The chapels were  dedicated to St. Seraphim of Sarov and St. Sergius of Radonezh. The villagers who found the burned down buildings reported the incident to representatives of the […]

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Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and the Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem led Orthodox Holy Fire Ceremony 2014

April 19, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service- 19/4/14 Click here to watch video: Jerusalem: The great and holy miracle of Orthodox Christianity has the holy fire has appeared at the  Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy fire procession was lead by His Beatitude Theophilos III the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine […]

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International Broadcast of Easter Divine Liturgy from Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 19, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Orthodox Church – 19/4/14 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Shoghakat TV Company, working in conjunction with Armenian Public Television (Channel 1), are pleased to once again announce the live global telecast of the Pontifical Divine Liturgy on Easter Sunday in Holy Etchmiadzin. The celebrant will be His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme […]

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Pope Tawadros II receives Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

April 19, 2014 Featured News

John Anton ( OCP Special Delegate in Cairo) – 19/4/14 Cairo: On Saturday , April 19, 2014 Pope Twadros II of Alexandria and All Africa received Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ( Egyptian military commander who was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian armed forces and Minister of Defense  from 12 August 2012 until 26 March […]

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Turkish Byzantinist Believes True Cross “Hidden” in Hagia Sophia

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 As reported in the Turkish newspaper Sabah, Radi Dikici, one of Turkey’s most eminent Byzantinists [among his books are Bizans İmparatorluğu Tarihi (History of the Byzantine Empire), Şu Bizim Bizans (This Our Byzantium) and a novel titled Empress Theodora] believes that a portion of the True Cross discovered by Empress Helen in the fourth century and brought to Constantinople still resides […]

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Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija: “It is our time and we must bear our cross till the end”

April 19, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija

April 2014 Report prepared for OCP News Service Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Orthodox Church  interviewd by Artyom Mahakeev Artyom Mahakeev: Your Excellency, the year 1999 witnessed the terrible and tragic events the consequences of which we can still observe nowadays. The operation of the NATO forces laid the foundation […]

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Matins of the Holy Great Friday at the Romanian Patriarchate

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 The Matins service of the Holy Great Friday, also called service of the 12 Gospels, was celebrated in the Orthodox Churches. The Church ordered 12 Evangelical Pericopes of the Holy Gospels to be read as a symbol of the 12 Apostles, and to illustrate the view of the Evangelist Saints on the Redeeming Sacrifice […]

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The Homily of Patriarch John X on the Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 “Mourn not for me, O mother, in the day of my passions. For this day I have came down from heaven like manna Not upon mount Sinai, but in thy womb,  As King David prophesied. For I am the “Overshadowed Mountain”, The Word Who wast made flesh from thee. In this flesh I must suffer, through it I shall save. So, […]

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Prayers for the safe release of the Metropolita’s Paul Yazigi and John Abraham

April 19, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 Dear All Kindly keep both of our beloved Prelates Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of Aleppo and Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo  in your daily prayers.  Metropolitan’s, Archbishops and Clergy are here by requested to observe their names in Divine Liturgy.  May Almighty God keep them safe and return them at the earliest. OCP Secretariat  Source:  

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Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2014 from the Ecumenical Patriarch

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 † BARTHOLOMEW By the mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to the plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ risen in glory Christ is Risen! Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the […]

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The Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2014

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 The Resurrection of Christ 2014 – Orthodox Church in America To the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America Dearly Beloved in the Lord: Christ is Risen! Together with those who came before the dawn with Mary, we have come to that first day of the week and have found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.  With astonishment, […]

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Paschal Encyclical From Serbian Patriarch Irinej

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HER SPIRITUAL CHILDREN AT PASCHA, 2014 I R I N E J BY THE GRACE OF GOD ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF PEC, METROPOLITAN OF BELGRADE-KARLOVCI AND SERBIAN PATRIARCH, WITH ALL THE HIERARCHS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH – TO ALL THE CLERGY, MONASTICSS, AND ALL THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF […]

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Paschal Greetings from OCP Chairman

April 19, 2014 Featured News

19/4/14 – OCP News Service – Global  Dear beloved brothers, sisters, and well-wishers Cristos vaskres! Vaistinu vaskres! Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen!!! I take this blessed opportunity to wish you all a blessed Pascha. May this great feast of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour bring abundance of blessings and hope to each […]

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PASCHAL MESSAGE 2014 FROM POPE THEODOROS II

April 17, 2014 Featured News

Prot. No.40/2014 THEODOROS II BY THE GRACE OF GOD POPE AND PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALL AFRICA TO THE FULNESS OF OUR APOSTOLIC AND PATRIARCHAL THRONE GRACE AND MERCY AND PEACE FROM OUR RISEN LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST My dear brothers and sisters, Through sheer goodness, God called mankind into being and […]

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A Letter to Pope Francis Concerning His Past, the Abysmal State of Papism, and a Plea to Return to Holy Orthodoxy

April 17, 2014 Featured News
Pope Francis - The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome

17/4/14 Read: A Letter to Pope Francis Concerning His Past, the Abysmal State of Papism, and a Plea to Return to Holy Orthodoxy By His Eminence, the Metropolitan of Piraeus, Seraphim, and His Eminence, the Metropolitan of Dryinoupolis, Andrew, both of the Church of Greece. The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox […]

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Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on the election as Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The text of the message is given below. Also read the Message from Metropolitan Hilarion here: Your Holiness, I cordially congratulate […]

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