Covid-19 – Romanian Orthodox Church Initiates Dozens of Support Measures for Hospitals and People (March 16-31)

Basilica News Agency - 7/4/2020 During the state of emergency, the Romanian Orthodox Church has intensified its presence both online and in society respecting all the required sanitary precautions. Even before the state of emergency being declared in Romania, just as the authorities raised the level of alert regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the Church had started preparations ...

Use Deserted City and Isolation for Spiritual Profit, Patriarch Daniel Urges

Basilica News Agency - 7/4/2020 ‘We are called to prayer, humility, and repentance to transform ourselves, to change the way we think, speak and are, the way we act, live and work,’ Patriarch Daniel said during his homily on the fifth Sunday of Lent. Speaking from the St George chapel of his patriarchal residence, the Patriarch of ...

Free Webinar: Suffering in the Time of Pandemic

SVOTS - 7/4/2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis unlike anything seen in recent history. The virus is leaving in its wake profound suffering, loss, fear, anxiety, and depression. How do we endure such times? Join us Wednesday, April 8, for the free webinar, "Suffering in the Time of Pandemic." The online event will be led by ...

Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Backa Donated Two Million In Aid to Fight Against Corona Virus

Church of Serbia - 7/4/2020 President of the Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Igor Mirovic said on April 3, 2020, that 30 million dinars had been received so far into an account that was opened a few days before with the aim of financially assisting health workers in Vojvodina. The largest amount was paid ...

Catholicos-Moopan Lauds Fight Against COVID-19: Urge Faithful to Obey Govt Orders

OCP News Service - 5/4/2020 Kottayam-Kerala-India: During the sermon delivered on Palm Sunday Liturgy at the Parumala Church, Holiness Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St.Thomas, Malankara Moopan, Metropolitan) lauded all those who are heroically fighting the deadly COVID-19. The Primate of the ancient Malankara Church urged the faithful to promptly obey and carefully ...

28. Jun NGO’s Humanitarian Work During COVID-19

28. Jun NGO - 3/4/2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, helping the less fortunate remains our top priority. We've been hard at work easing the suffering of those most impacted during these uncertain times. Our volunteers have worked around the clock on several projects: - Within 24 hours of its release, we translated and distributed ...

Saint Nikephoros the Leper Appears in Bulgaria and Gives the Cure for Corona-virus

The Ascetic Experience - Vatopedi Monastery - The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mout Athos - 2/4/2020 Saint Nikephoros the Leper appears in Bulgaria and gives the cure for Coronavirus “…… I learned from the internet that the journalist Angel Bonchev was preparing a book about the unknown for us Saint Nikephoros the Leper, at a critical moment ...

US Assembly of Bishops launches Covid-19 Resource Centre for Orthodox Christians

Basilica News Agency - 2/4/2020 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA announces a resource center for clergy and faithful during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Resource Center includes updated news from the various jurisdictions as well as practical guidelines and resources for families, ministry leaders, parish leadership, and everyone. The Center can be accessed here and will be updated ...

Romanian Patriarch Donates 2000+ Euro for Acquisition of Corona-virus Protective Equipment

Basilica News Agency - 2/4/2020 Patriarch Daniel on Monday gave over 2,000 Euro from his salary to buy protection equipment for the volunteers involved in the Patriarchate’s social campaign ‘Help with joy’ geared to helping isolated patients all over Romania. The money will provide volunteers with the necessary equipment to support vulnerable people in their area. An online platform was ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Approves Texts of Prayerful Supplications in View of the Spreading Corona-virus Infection

Patriarachia.ru - 2/4/2020 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia approved texts of prayerful supplications in view of the threat of the spreading coronavirus infection. With the blessing of His Holiness, the prayers will be lifted up during the Divine Liturgy at all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tomorrow, on March 22, Third Sunday of ...

APPEAL OF THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA TO THE GOD-LOVING FLOCK – IN CONNECTION WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/4/2020 Dear In the Lord fathers, brothers, and sisters! I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the ...

A Great Humanitarian Activity of the Serbian Orthodox Charities

Church of Serbia - 2/4/2020 In accordance with the mission of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at this very difficult time for all the inhabitants of Serbia and the world in general, owing to the malignant coronavirus, the Serbian Orthodox Charities has launched a series of actions to assist the most vulnerable families and individuals in the Archdiocese ...

IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC: PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III EXEMPTS TENANTS OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM FROM RENT FOR THE YEAR 2020

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 2/4/2020 Following the noble initiative of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, Hashemite Custodian of the Islamic and Christian Holy Sites in the Holy Land, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, today exempted all tenants of properties of the Orthodox Church within the walls of the Old ...

‘How Serious is this Pandemic’ – by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 2/4/2020 How serious is this Pandemic? If anyone who thinks this is “no big deal,” is very wrong. “Be Vigilant” - 1 Peter 5:8. We are about 2 years from normalcy! Our ONLY hope remains in the Lord! God, please SAVE YOUR people. 1. Very Sad! I have personally ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Publish Guidance to Combat COVID -19

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Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 2/4/2020 Addis- Ababa -Ethiopia: The standing Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has announced that due to the spread of the Coronavirus, all the faithful and most clergy shall limit their worship to their homes and that a bare minimum of the ...

Ethiopian Archbishop Abuna Gregorious (Gregory) of Britain Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - 31/3/2020 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams +Memory Eternal+ London-UK: His Grace Abuna Gregorious - the Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop of Britan and All Ireland entered eternity on 30th March 2020. The Archbishop was undergoing treatment for health-related issues in London. Abune Gregory was one ...

COVID- 19 : Serbian Orthodox Bishop Milutin of Valjevo Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 30/3/2020 +Memory Eternal+ Belgrade-Serbia: COVID -19 has taken the life of Bishop Milutin of Valjevo of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Prelate entered eternal rest on 30th March due to health complexities that arose as a result of Conorna infection. The Bishop passed away at the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Center in Belgrade, where ...

Orthodox Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos Test Positive for Covid-19

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OCP News Service - 29/3/2020 FB Page of the Metropolitan - https://www.facebook.com/Nicholovos/ New York-USA: His Grace Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos - the Primate of the North East American Diocese of the ancient Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Church) has tested positive for COVOD -19. His Grace is stationed in New York. As per the advice of the doctors, the Metropolitan has ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Believers to Look After Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Outbreak : Mother of God is of Great Help

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Wednesday celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St George chapel of his patriarchal residence in Bucharest to mark the feast of the Annunciation. During his sermon, the Patriarch referred to the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos and the special prayer placed at the end of the ...