OCP Society Honors Serbian Orthodox Author Dragana Atanaskovic with the Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala

Dragana Atanaskovic (L) receiving the Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala from Vukica Pavicevic (R).

OCP News Service – 23/4/18 OCP Secretary – “Kosovo and Metohija belongs to Serbia” Belgrade- Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE honored Serbian Orthodox Author Dragana Nedeljkovc Atanaskovi with the OCP Pan-Orthodox Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala (the first canonized Indian Saint). OCP Icon of St Gregorious of Parumala Presented to Serbian Orthodox Academy of Fine Arts & Conservation The icon ...

OCP Secretary – “Kosovo and Metohija belongs to Serbia”

OCP Secretary with Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

OCP News Service – 23/4/18 Belgrade- Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, George Alexander commented that Kosovo and Metohija truly belong to Serbia. Comments were made during a brief meeting with the Executive Council of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. He was on a ten-day visit to Serbia, where he met Patriarch Irinej- head of Serbian Church. Secretary also ...

Patriarch Irinej at Mlaka: Serbs must not forget their victims, but they must forgive

Church of Serbia - 23/4/18 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej said at village of Mlaka, near Jasenovac, on April 22, 2018, that the Serbian people should not forget their victims, among whom more than 20.000 killed children at Mlaka and within the Ustasha system of the Jasenovac camp, but that the Christian people must forgive. - The ...

KIEV REPRESENTATIVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN TURKEY TO HAND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH APPEAL FOR AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH

Orthochristian.com - 22/4/18 POROSHENKO TO FORMALLY PETITION CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH, WITH UNITED SUPPORT OF TWO SCHISMATIC BODIES The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Rostislav Pavlenko has arrived in Turkey to personally hand President Petro Poroshenko’s appeal for a single, autocephalous Church in Ukraine to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, just one day ...

Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn & All Estonia Enters Eternal Rest

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OCP News Service - 22/4/18 +Memory Eternal+ Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia  of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. MET. CORNELIUS OF ESTONIA’S ENTIRE LIFE “WAS DEVOTED TO SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE,” PATRIARCH SAYS Biographical note Cornelius, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, (secular name Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs) was born on 19 June ...

EU Commission’s Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well

St. Gabriel Assyrian Monastry in Midyat, Turkey, founded in 397 A.D.

Bar Daisan - AINA - 22/4/18 Brussels (AINA) -- In its new report on accession, the European Commission in Brussels has given Turkey the worst testimonial yet, attesting that the country is facing serious regressions in the rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary. Related: The Case of the St. Gabriel Assyrian Monastery in Midyat, Turkey "Turkey ...

OCP Secretary George Alexander Received by Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

OCP News Service - 20/4/18 OCP Secretary Visits Information Services Department of the Serbian Patriarchate Belgrade- His Holiness Irinej – (Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch) received George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) on 13th April 2018 at the Patriarchal residence in Belgrade. OCP Secretary Visits Orthodox Theological Faculty ...

OCP Secretary Visits Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade

OCP News Service – 20/4/18 Belgrade- George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) visited the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the Belgrade University on 12th, April 2018. He was received by Prof. Predrag Puzovic (Dean) and Rastko Jovic (Assistant Professor – Dept. of Cannon law). They made several discussions on inter-orthodox dialogue and ecumenism. OCP ...

OCP Icon of St Gregorious of Parumala Presented to Serbian Orthodox Academy of Fine Arts & Conservation

OCP News Service – 20/4/18 Belgrade- George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) presented the pan-Orthodox icon of St. Gregory of Parumala to the Academy of Fine Arts and Conservation of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate during his visit to the institution on 12th, April 2018. George was received by Natasa Milosevic- (Art Historian- Students ...

Copy of Orthodox Dilemma Presented to Libraries of the Serbian Patriarchate & Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade

OCP News Service – 20/4/18 Belgrade - During his official visit to Serbia, George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) presented copies of the book ‘The Orthodox Dilemma’ (Personal reflections on global pan-Orthodox conciliar unity) to the library of the Serbian Patriarchate and to the library of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at ...

OCP Secretary Visits Information Services Department of the Serbian Patriarchate

OCP News Service - 20/4/18 Belgrade: George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) visited the Information Services department of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 12th April 2018. Archdeacon Radomir Rarric, the chief of Dept. received OCP Secretary. The visit was part of strengthening the existing fraternal relations between the Department of Information Services of ...

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to be convened in Pec

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Church of Serbia - 20/4/18 The Holy |Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence its regular convocation by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit in the church of the Holy Apostles in Patriarchate of Pec on April 29, 2018. The working part of the Assembly will begin in the ...

Peacemaking Initiative of Christian Leaders in Response to the Situation in the Middle East

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 20/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II signed the below published statement of Peacemaking Initiative of Christian Leaders in response to the situation in the Middle East. The statement was also signed by His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, as ...

John McKinney, The Trailmaster, Calls On Us To Take a Spiritual Approach to the Care of Nature in his New Video: “Letter from John to the Hikers”

The Trail Master - 18/4/18 On Earth Day April 22 and every day, “Begin the restoration of nature by restoring yourself,” urges author John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, in his new video Letter from John to the Hikers. “Give up blame. Set aside anger. Give thanks for God’s many blessings, for friends and family, and for the natural world around ...

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Launch New Master of Divinity Program

HTS - 18/4/18 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.” (Psalms 117:24, LXX) On this glorious day, I am delighted to announce that Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, will, by the grace of God the Holy Trinity and the approval of the New York State Board ...

‘Jesus Was a Refugee’: Church of Norway Calls for Open Borders

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Sputniknews - 18/4/18 The Church of Norway, which is experiencing an unprecedented decline in membership figures, has called for open borders in a world with a record high number of refugees. At this year's Norwegian church meeting, a unanimous resolution has been adopted calling for hospitality toward people fleeing from Syria and other war-torn countries, amid what is described as mounting xenophobia in Europe. The ...

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

Church of Serbia - 18/4/18 Some icons depicting this event are inscribed “The Doubting Thomas.” This is incorrect. In Greek, the inscription reads, “The Touching of Thomas.” The Slavonic inscription is, “The Belief of Thomas.” When Saint Thomas touched the Life-giving side of the Lord, he no longer had any doubts. This day is also known as ...

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

Church of Serbia - 18/4/18 As part of the Easter Festival, with the blessing of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, two Church choirs arranged concerts in the crypt of the St. Sava Cathedral in the Belgrade District of Vracar on April 14, 2018. The Children's Choir of the Serbian Chanting Society “Jedinstvo” from Kotor, Montenegro, performed ...

Cologne Orders Armenian Genocide Memorial Removed

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AINA - Bar Daisan - 18/4/18 Cologne, Germany (AINA) -- A memorial dedicated to the 1915 genocide of the Armenians stands in a prominent place in the city of Cologne. According to Armenian portal Haypress, it is nationwide the first memorial in a public space to acknowledge the genocide, which was carried out with German participation. Related: The Assyrian Genocide The ...

THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS IN GUATEMALA

The Mayan Orthodox Church - April 2017 From the Saturday of Lazarus to the celebration of Pascha, we walked in Jesus’ footsteps in and through the humble village of Aguacate. Through our Orthodox Holy Week rituals the Mayan faithful felt the power of Christ’s passion, transforming the familiar ground upon which they walked into their own ...

Communiqué of the department of Real Estate of the Armenian Patriarchate

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 16/4/18 Communiqué 1. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem wants to communicate the following statement. 2. The Armenian Patriarchate has won its case against Mr. Serop Sahagian. 3. Mr. Serop Sahagian illegally rented out the apartment house to others in the Gulbengian Building in the old city of Jerusalem without the permission of the Real Estate ...