OCP Secretariat Condemns Terrorist Attack in St.Petersburg : Stand in Solidarity with the Russian People

OCP News Service - 4/4/17 The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) issued the below statement in solidarity with the victims of the recent terrorist at the Saint Petersburg subway, Russia. "The Secretariat members of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, that claimed the lives of many innocent civilians. ...

Coptic Orthodox Church Prepares Holy Chrism

John Anton -OCP News Service (Special Correspondent in Cairo) - 4/4/17 Cairo-Egypt: Holy Chrism has been prepared by the members of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II - Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist, presided over the ceremony at St. Bishoy Monastery. Photos - His Grace ...

A New Biography on Martyr Alexander Schmorell is Published

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - April 2017 Holy Trinity Publications is overjoyed to announce the publication of the first biography in the English language of Saint Alexander of Munich. Written by Matushka Elena Perekrestov, Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance offers both a ...

Hierarchal Liturgy in Monastery Ostrog- Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 4/4/17 On the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, on the 2nd of April 2017, Divine Liturgy was concelebated by  Bishop Emeritus Atanasije of Zaholm and Herzegovina and Bishop Jovan of Pakrac, Slavonia, in the Upper  Ostrog Monastery. The Fifth Sunday dedicated to Venerable Mary of Egypt was prayerfully marked in the Church of ...

Bishop Ilarion of Timok celebrated Liturgy in the Army Barracks

Church of Serbia - 4/4/17 In the days of Great Lent, the Bishop of Timok Ilarion visited attendants of the Serbian Army barracks in Zajecar, where he served the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the chapel of the Holy Despot Stefan Lazarevic on March 29, 2017. Military chaplains Captain Djordje Dinic and Lieutenant Ivan Ganic ...

Danish church opens more night-time services to combat exodus of faithful

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RT.com - 4/4/17 Churches in Denmark have opened more night-time services to boost attendances, according to a Diocese of Copenhagen survey. The move follows reports that parishioners are leaving the Church in big numbers, with more Danes becoming atheists. Some 33 churches in 25 towns and cities have opened their doors at night, the diocese says. Three ...

Russian Orthodox Church urges change to Chechen ruling allowing hijab in schools

RT.com - 4/4/17 The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s legal service has said a recent decision to allow Muslim headwear in Chechen schools should be reversed as it violates federal principles on the secular nature of state-run schools. “Giving to schoolchildren such a right in the Chechen Republic is a violation of the secular principle of education ...