Exclusive Photos from the Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist in Nicosia – Cyprus

OCP News Service - Metropolis of Pittsburgh-12/2/18 Special gratitude to His Eminence Savas Zembillas - Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh Exclusive Photos of the Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist in Nicosia - Cyprus "Has never seen anything quite like the icons of the Iconostasis of the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Nicosia. They were ...

COMMEMORATING METROPOLITAN GEEVARGHESE MAR OSTHATHEOS – REV DR VALSON THAMPU

Rev Dr Valson Thampu

  Rev Dr Valson Thampu- (Editor - Ecumenical Spirituality) OCP News Service - 2/12/18 Sermon preached at his memorial meeting at St. Paul’s, Mavelikara, on the 11th of February 2018. Text. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” -The Gospel According to St. Matthew 3:2. More on Metropolitan Ostathios Geevarghese here: PART -I It is a century since ...

Week Of The Last Judgement

Orthodox Africa - 12/2/18 DONATE TO ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION HERE Today’s Gospel reading from Saint Matthew 25 verses 31-46 serves as an “un-official” anniversary for Orthodox Africa. It was because of today’s Gospel that our Founder, was challenged to determine how he could one day answer Christ when he finally stands in front of him at the ...

Holy Qurobo of the Sunday of All Faithful Departed

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 12/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the Sunday of all faithful departed, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Dionysios Jean Kawak helped His Holiness in the Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the importance of praying for the dead, ...

Feast of the Three Holy Fathers, Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

Church of Serbia - 12/2/18 During the reign of the Emperor Alexius Comnenus (1081-1118), a controversy arose in Constantinople among men learned in Faith and zealous for virtue about the three holy Hierarchs and Fathers of the Church, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. Some argued for Saint Basil above the other two ...

TOUCHING HEAVEN IN GUAXACANA

The Mayan Orthodox Church - 12/2/18 One of the joys in visiting a parish in Guatemala is the warm welcome given to the visiting clergy. Such was the case upon our arrival at the village of Guaxacana (wa-sha-ca-na) on January 28th. Not only was the Orthodox community celebrating the 14th anniversary of its founding, but also the installation ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF HOLY NEW MARTYRS & CONFESSORS OF RUSSIA CHURCH

Eastern American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - February 2018 On Sunday, February 4, the feast of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn to lead the patronal feast day. At ...

Egypt’s Christians Suffer from “Very High Persecution”

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrahim - January- February 2018 For another consecutive year in a row, Egypt has proven to be an inhospitable place for Christians, namely its most indigenous inhabitants, the Copts.  According to Open Doors, a human rights organization that closely follows the treatment of Christians around the world, Egypt is the 17th worst nation (out of nearly ...

THE FEAST OF ST. EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/2/18 The commemoration of our Holy Father among the Saints Euthymios the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday January 20/February 2, 2018, at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his name next to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya at the Christian Quarter, at a short distance from the Patriarchate. St. Euthymios came ...

Knife-Wielding Man Injures Four Church-Goers in Indonesia (VIDEO)

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Sputniknews - 12/2/18 Muslim-majority Indonesia has seen a surge in religious tensions during recent years, with hardline Muslims calling for a nationwide implementation of Sharia law. A knife-wielding man has attacked church-goers at a Catholic church service in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, injuring 4 people, before being shot by the police, a Yogyakarta police spokesman said. "We cannot confirm yet if this was ...