March 2018

Being ‘Avataras’ of Christ – Paschal Message by Lecturer Cincy Mariyamma Thomas of STOTS- Nagpur

March 31, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – Cincy Mariyamma Thomas – Lecturer at STOTS Nagpur (Faculty of Religions) – 31/1/18 Chris is Risen! He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Christ himself had spoken that, “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11:25, and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from […]

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Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2018

March 31, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 31/3/18 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2018 +IRINEJ 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, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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Divine Liturgy and Feet washing Ceremony by Catholicos Baselious Marthoma Paulose II in Dubai -UAE

March 31, 2018 Featured

Shaju V. Cherian – Indian Orthodox Malnkara Church – 31/3/18 Dubai-UAE: His Holiness Baselious Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) lead Divine Liturgy and Feet washing at St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral , Dubai UAE. Source: Independent 

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Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2018

March 31, 2018 Featured

The Executive Council – March-April 2018 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Krisdos haryav i merelotz! Orhnyal e Haroutyunen Krisdosi! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. ‘Let all Pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; […]

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Joint Letter of the Serbian Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 March 27, 2018 Dear Deputy Secretary Sullivan: We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States, are writing to express our grave concern over yesterday’s assault by the Kosovo Police on […]

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Russian Center in Paris Holds Memorial Ceremony for Kemerovo Victims (VIDEO)

March 29, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 29/3/18 US Envoy to Russia Went to Church in Moscow to Mourn Kemerovo Mall Fire Victims The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center, located at Branly Embankment in Paris, held a Panikhida memorial service for the victims of the recent Kemerovo fire that took the lives of more than 64 people, including many children. […]

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Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 On the occasion of the National holiday of the Liberation Day from the Turkish captivity and memory of liberation uprisings from 1821, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch,officieted the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with Doxology at the Patriarchal church of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade оn 25th March 2018. On this […]

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Schedules for Holy Week and Easter – 2018 at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

March 29, 2018 Featured

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/3/18 Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 […]

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Third Anniversary of the Repose of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

March 29, 2018 Featured

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 29/3/18 +Memory Eternal+ His Holiness the late Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East reposed and fell asleep in the Lord on 26 March 2015. As we commemorate the 3rd anniversary of this date, we give thanks for a lifetime of selfless […]

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Assyrian Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday Worldwide

March 29, 2018 Featured
Assyrian Church of the East Thrissur, India

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 29/3/18 The Sunday of the Hosannas (Palm Sunday) has been celebrated by parishes and faithful of the Assyrian Church of the East around the world. Here we publish a selection of photographs from the processions and services held from as far afield as Baghdad to Bangalore […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to bestow three honorary doctorates at 2018 commencement

March 29, 2018 Featured

SVOTS – 29/3/18 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] At its commencementSaturday, May 19, 2018, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will confer honorary doctorates to three people for their contributions to the Orthodox Church: composer Mitered Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Seminary Trustee Emeritus Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, and University of Kentucky Professor David Bradshaw, Ph.D. “Their contributions align so fittingly […]

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DOXOLOGY FOR MARCH 25TH 1821 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 29, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/3/18  At noon of the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 12/25, 2018, there was a Doxology at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as thanksgiving to God for our nation’s liberation from the Turkish occupation in 1821, and as an intercession for the repose of the souls of our […]

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Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers at St. Demetrius

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, St. Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church in Fairlawn, Ohio, hosted Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent.  Newly-installed priest Fr. Dragan Goronjic, Dean of the Cleveland Deanery, invited not only brethren from within the Cleveland Deanery to concelebrate, but also […]

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Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral Church in Karlovac

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 On the fifth Sunday of the Great Lent, on 25th March 2018, His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy father Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac. The Bishop was concelebrated by protonamesnik Predrag Susic, presbyter Darko Dugonjic and deacon Budimir […]

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Patriarch Irinej serves in Bezanijska Kosa

March 29, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 29/3/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Bezanijska Kosa on 23 March 2018. The Patriarch was concelebrated by the local priests. Source:

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WASHINGTON, DC: BLESSED DAYS IN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHEDRAL

March 29, 2018 Featured

Eastern American Diocese – ROCOR – 29/3/18 From March 12-14, three clerics of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC – rector Archpriest Victor Potapov, Priests John Johnson and Alexander Resnikoff, participated in the annual Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese, held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. At […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Annunciation

March 27, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Atchaneh – Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, […]

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28th Anniversary of the Establishment of Mor Jacob Baradeus Order

March 27, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended an event organized by the nuns of Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of their sisterhood. The event took place at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bekfaya – Lebanon, and was attended by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus […]

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METROPOLITAN NATHANAEL INSTALLED AS GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLITAN OF CHICAGO

March 27, 2018 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 27/3/18 +Axios Axios Axios+ CHICAGO – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is honored today to hold an Enthronement Ceremony to install the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides. This historic ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1017 North LaSalle Drive in […]

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Palm Sunday celebrations mark revival of life in Qaraqosh

March 27, 2018 Featured
The Palm Sunday celebrations saw thousands of Christians take to the streets of Qaraqosh (World Watch Monitor)

Wordlwatchmonitor  – 27/3/18 For many Christian families in Qaraqosh, this Easter is particularly special, as they will be celebrating it at home for the first time since fleeing the city in 2014. The city, located in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, was occupied by the Islamic State group for over three years before its liberation in […]

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Venerable Mary of Egypt

March 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/3/18 This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, some hundred years after the repose of the holy Mary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 522. It is one of the most beautiful and edifying […]

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