Overcoming Anxiety with the Help of the Orthodox Church

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service - 16/5/18 The total estimated number of people living with anxiety in the world is 264 million. The mental condition comprises different disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. For those battling anxiety, it can feel like their world is caving in on them. During this time, support ...

Comment from Archbishop Angaelos: Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated

Coptic Orthodox Church UK- 16/5/18 Comment by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London : Bodies of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya Martyrs were finally repatriated to their homeland of Egypt yesterday. They were received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See ...

Swedish City Allows 110 DB Muslim Prayer Calls, Rejects Church Clock Ringing

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Sputniknews - May 2018 The Swedish town of Växjö has sparked a lot of controversy by granting the local Muslim Foundation permission to run prayer calls at a maximum volume of 110 decibels. By contrast, a local church had to confine itself to a small and "quiet" clock inside the building to be used for a similar ...

Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Arrives in Moscow

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Yonas Geredew - (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service - 16/5/18 Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias - (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) has arrived in Russia for a 6-day official visit by the invitation of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox ...

The highest Serbian church medal for the President of Cyprus

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded Mr. Nikos Anastasiades with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church, order of Saint Sava of the First Degree, at the ceremony in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 10 May 2018. Source:

St. Athanasius the Great the Patriarch of Alexandria

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria, was a great Father of the Church and a pillar of Orthodoxy. He was born around the year 297 in the city of Alexandria into a family of pious Christians. He received a fine secular education, but he acquired more knowledge by diligent study ...

Prophet Jeremiah

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors. He was called to prophetic service ...

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man

Church of Serbia - 16/5/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is Risen! Today’s Sunday is called the Sunday of the Blind Man. The event described in the Evangel of Saint John is confirmation of the words said by the Saviour, “I am the light of the world”. But ...

Serbian Church canonizes three martyrs

Orthochristian.com - 16/5/18 At its latest session, from April 28 to May 10, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church resolved to canonize three holy martyrs among the saints, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The official canonization of Sts. Gregory of Peć, Vasilije of Peć, and Bosiljka Rajičić and those who suffered with them will soon ...