FIRST LITURGY SERVED IN WARSAW’S NEW AGIA SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

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Orthochristian.com - 23/5/18 The first ever Divine Liturgy within the walls of Warsaw’s new Agia Sophia Cathedral was celebrated on Saturday, reports the site of the Polish Orthodox Church. The momentous event came after less than three years from the day of the blessing and laying of the church’s foundation stone by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Metropolitan ...

3 killed in Muslim terrorist attack on Chechen church

Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny. Photo: pravolsavie.ru

Orthochristian.com - 23/51/18 “He departed to the Lord with the name of Christ on his lips,” Fr. Sergei said of the murdered parishioner. Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during the Saturday ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Calls for Peace & Reconciliation in Malankara

His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East & Metropolitan of Malankara on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I – Catholicos & Maphriyano -Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.

OCP News Service - 23/5/18 “I will do all I can to achieve peace based on respect, dignity and mutual acceptance” – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II. Kerala- India: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II has called for peace and reconciliation between the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church and the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of India. Patriarch urged peace and understanding ...

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in Moscow

Church of Serbia - 23/6/18 The International Fund of Unity of the Orthodox Peoples, with the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, President of the Board of Trustees of this Fund, decided unanimously that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, be awarded with a prestigious award “for a special contribution to the strengthening ...

Autocephaly & Ukrainian Orthodoxy – Risks and Success Factors

Nadia Bazuk - OCP News Service - 23/5/18 The guaranty of Ukraine's autocephaly is not in the legal agreements between Kyiv and Constantinople, but in human psychology: the status of the attacker affects the fight's outcome. Nevertheless, for a judge violence remains violence, and even the winner can be convicted. On April 28, Razumkov Center published the ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Minister of Kerala

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, at the Cliff House in Kerala, India. His Excellency welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation to India. His Holiness thanked His Excellency for his positive role in the current situation in India. His Holiness ...